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JAMAICA NEWSWEEKLY For the Week ending Febraury 27, 2004

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THIS WEEK’S NEWS SUMMARY
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CALLS FOR UN TO SEND IN TROOPS – 27/02/04
Jamaica has called for the UN to send troops into Haiti in the wake of a rebellion. CARICOM has called on the UN Security Council to instantly sanction allied troops to force Haiti to end the violence and restore peace. However, France and USA has decided that they would prefer a political settlement before considering deploying troops…

MORE HAITIANS ARRIVE IN JAMAICA
Haitians are coming in droves to Jamaica in boats hoping to get refugee status in the country because of the violence in their own country. Forty-one more Haitians arrived in boats seeking refuge and saying that they have no allegiance to government or opposition regarding the overthrowing of President Jean Bertrand Aristide. The refugees say they fled simply because they found it increasing hard to continue to live in the violence in their country, for fear of their lives…

CAR SCAM IN JAMAICA – 26/02/04
A car scam has been cracked wide open to show a car-stealing ring between Jamaica and the United States. The finance ministry’s Financial Intelligence Division has cracked a thriving multi-million dollar car stealing ring operating between Jamaica and Miami in the United States, and said to involve big Kingston businessmen. The agency has seized 20 of the late model motor vehicles stolen in the United States, cut and exported to Jamaica where they were re-assembled in Kingston garages and sold way below the market prices, depriving the Government of millions of dollars in taxes…

GUYANA BRINGS LAW SUIT AGAINST SURINAME
Guyana has referred to an old dispute with Suriname regarding the disputed Corentyne region. This dispute had erupted in violence in June 2000 when Surinamese gunboats forced the halting of offshore drilling operations by the Canadian company, CGX. Guyana had granted CGX a licence. But, as President Bharrat Jagdeo made clear in a live nation-wide broadcast yesterday, Guyana’s actions were not adversarial but were conducted “with the highest standards of international amity”….

GASTROENTERITIS HITS A RECORD HIGH – 25/02/04
St. James is experiencing an unabated outbreak of gastroenteritis despite efforts by health authorities to contain it. Up to last week the authorities had reported over 1,300 cases of the virus, which they had treated at the Cornwall Regional Hospital. It has also been reported that there is no problem with the tap water in the parish, but warning were issued to person who got water from rivers and streams….

MISS LOU GET MORE COMMENDATION FROM CANADIANS
Miss Lou, Jamaica’ most lauded Ambassador of Culture has been commended by the Canadians where she now resides. Miss Lou is the Queen of Patois, and has cultivated in Jamaicans the pride of using their own language. Miss Lou who has lived in Canada since 1987 was a special guest at the event organised by the largest Jamaican organisation in Canada and held under the patronage of the Consul General…
EMERGENCY CALLED IGNORED BY COPS? – 24/02/04
The police have denied ignoring 119 calls for emergency assistance. This accusation has come in the wake of the attack on Senior Superintendent Lloyd McDonald last Friday night. Press reports indicate that calls to 119 were either not answered or took very long to be answered, following the shooting of the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP)…

WARNING FOR CHRISTIANS TO STOP PLAYING LOTTERY
Rev. Karl Henlin, vice-president of the Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) has warned Christians in Jamaica to stop giving to the Lord in order to receive. Instead he challenged them to practise sacrificial and consistent giving of their resources, in the service of others. He warned against television ministries which calls for Christians to sow seed so they will receive a blessing from God…

LADY BUSTAMANTE FALLS ILL – 23/02/04
Lady Bustamante has been hospitalised after showing signs of instability. Seragh Lakasingh, long-time family friend and honorary chairman of the Bustamante Institute of Public Affairs, told The Gleaner that on Friday, Lady Bustamante began showing symptoms which were cause for concern and her nurses called her doctors, who went to see her. The Honourable Lady Bustamante is 91-year old and the first lady of Jamaica, who survived her husband who was the first Prime Minister of Jamaica…

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THE BRITISH HAVE ARRIVED– 26/02/04
The British have arrived to begin their tour of the West Indies. The England team will play two warm-up matches in Jamaica before the Test series starts at Sabina Park on March 11. During a brief press conference in the Norman Manley International Airport’s VIP Room soon after his squad’s arrival in the island, Vaughan pretty much said the four-Test series was too close to call…

WATERHOUSE HEAD COACH FIRED- 25/02/04
After a series of disappointing performances in the second and third round of the National Premier League, Waterhouse has dismissed their technical director and head coach. Waterhouse were the top team in the first round of the NPL where it won seven games including the end-of-first-round final against Harbour View but since then has lost a number of games including an embarrassing loss to Star Cosmos…

JAMAICA SHOCK URUGUAY 2-0
Feb 19.
In a thrilling display, Jamaica defeated two-time World Cup champions Uruguay 2-0 in their international friendly at the National Stadium on Wednesday. With goals from striker, Onandi Lowe and the speedy Jermaine Johnson, Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz turned in an exciting performance in front of over 25,000 spectators at the game. The first goal came from a free kick after the tricky Ricardo Fuller was brought down on one of his dribbles only 10 minutes into the game. Lowe, the Rushden and Diamond striker, hit a thunderous 25-yard freekick to beat Gustavo Munua in goal for Uruguay. The second goal came late in the second half when Tyrone Marshall, having an outstanding game, dismissed two defenders and then dribbled to the edge of the penalty area before passing the ball Jermaine Johnson, who slotted home to the delight of the Reggae Boyz fans. Uruguay had their share of chances, the best being a penalty in the 34th minute when Fabian Davis was called for handball. Jamaica’s goalkeeper captain, Donovan Ricketts, blocked the resulting kick from Erenesto Chevanton’s. Teams: Jamaica: Donovan Ricketts, Fabian Davis (Michael Johnson), Damion Stewart, Claude Davis, Garfield Reid, Tyrone Marshall (Jermaine Johnson), Richard Langley (Cornel Chin-Sue), Micah Hyde (Jonathan Williams), Andy Williams (Craig Ziadie), Ricardo Fuller (Damani Ralph), Onandi Lowe. Uruguay: Manua Gustavo, Diego Forlan (Fernando Correa), Ernesto Chevanton, Jorge Curbelo, Pablo Lima, Pablo Mello, Richard Nunez, Martin Liguera, Ruben Olivera, Jorge Martinez, Marcelo Zalayeta. Referee: Ted Gordon (Trinidad & Tobago).

URUGUAY TO FIELD STRONG TEAM AGAINST BOYZ
Feb 9
Two-time World Cup champions Uruguay will play an international friendly against the Reggae Boyz at the National Stadium on Wednesday, February 18. The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has announced that Uruguay is expected to field strong team for the engagement. In a media release, the JFF disclosed the Uruguayan team, who are ranked 21 by FIFA, have confirmed that they will be in Jamaica. Among the players listed to make the trip are Gustavo Munua (Deportivo LA Coruna), German Hornos (Sevilla), Martin Liguera (Mallorca), Fernando Correa (Mallorca), Ruben Oliviero (Atletico Madrid), Diego Lopez (Cagliari), Giani Guigou (Siena), Alvaro Recoba (Inter Milan), Marcelo Zalayeta (Perugia) and Enesto Chevaton (Lecce) along with England-based Manchester United star forward, Diego Forlan. The Reggae Boyz are expected to include players such as Ricardo Fuller and Claude Davis (Preston North End), Onandi Lowe and Paul Hall (Rushden and Diamonds), Omar Daley (Reading), Donovan Ricketts (Bolton Wanderers), Jermaine Johnson (Oldham), Richard Langley (Cardiff City), Frank Sinclair (Liecester City), Kevin Lisbie (Charlton Athletic) and Ian Goodison…

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