Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Sunday | February 24, 2013
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Keith Clarke trial delayed: defence wants more tests
The trial of the three members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers charged with the murder of Kingston businessman Keith Clarke is to start on July 1 in the Home Circuit Court.

BOJ cuts rates to new low
Effective tomorrow, the interest rate payable on the Bank of Jamaica's (BOJ) 30-day certificates of deposit will be reduced by 50 basis points to recent years' low of 5.75 per cent per annum.

'I don't want to watch my brother's execution' - Family of Jamaican slated for death penalty in Florida next Tuesday keeps hope
The brother of a Jamaican man scheduled to be executed in the American state of Florida on Tuesday has said he is devastated and will not be watching the execution.

Flirting with danger - Fishers not serious about safety 40 years after Jason's miracle at sea
More than 40 years after the survival drama of a Jamaican teenager lost at sea shocked a nation and stunned the world, Jamaican fishers still seem not to appreciate the importance of observing basic safety measures.

Happy birthday, Sir Alex
National Hero and former Prime Minister Sir Alexander Bustamante will be remembered today when the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission stages a floral tribute and a church service to commemorate the 129th anniversary of his birth.

'Rating downgrade humiliating' says British Opposition
The British Government is coming under increasing pressure after credit ratings agency Moody's Investors Service downgraded its bond rating one notch from the top AAA to AA1 last Friday.

Tensions mount on Korean Peninsula
North Korea warned the top American commander in South Korea yesterday of "miserable destruction" if the United States (US) military presses ahead with routine joint drills with South Korea set to begin next month.

Secret executions raise concerns
For 11 years the family of a convicted terrorist waited and wondered about his fate as he sat on death row. Two weeks ago they found out - from television - that Mohammad Afzal Guru had been hanged in secrecy in a faraway jail in New Delhi.

Hundreds pray for Chávez
Venezuelans held a candlelight vigil last Friday for President Hugo Chávez, praying for their leader while he remained in a hospital undergoing cancer treatment.

Father of Pistorius' girlfriend speaks out
The father of Oscar Pis-torius' slain girlfriend has told a South African newspaper that the athlete will have to "live with his conscience" if he is lying about how he killed her.


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