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            [post_content] => As authorities shut down a luxury resort in the popular tourist destination of Montego Bay, investigations are being conducted to determine the cause of an explosion that claimed the life of an employee and left four others injured. Just before 3:30 pm on Thursday last week, there was an explosion in the boiler room of Hotel RIU Reggae. At the time of the blast, five members of the maintenance team were in the room. Four of the team members were injured, but Maintenance Manager Seduro McIntosh was killed.

Following the explosion, the hundreds of guests who were staying at the adults-only in which officially opened just November last year, were evacuated. Initially, the public relations officer for the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Emilio Ebanks, indicated that closure was not necessary as further danger had been nipped, but he announced the following day that operations should be suspended. Ebanks and his team, further assess the situation and made the recommendation so that they could conduct their investigation.

As for the guests that were staying at five-star Hotel RIU Reggae, they were relocated to other RIU properties across the island.
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Explosion At Hotel in Montego Bay, Jamaica Kills Staff Member

April 26, 2017
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As authorities shut down a luxury resort in the popular tourist destination of Montego Bay, investigations are being conducted to determine the cause of an explosion that claimed t...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => After taking part in a Jamaica-based lottery scam that mainly targeted elders in the US, a 38-year-old woman was sent to prison. She was given three years in prison and a three-year term of supervised release. Kimberly Powell, who resided in New York, pleaded guilty and admitted to working with her husband, Jeragh Powell, and others in Jamaica to mail fake lottery prize notifications when she faced the court in August last year.

In the deceitful prize notification letters, the victims were congratulated on winning a drawing. They were also instructed to pay out tens of thousands of dollars in "fees and taxes," and "shipping and handling," so that they could receive the prize money and cars that they won. The victims were also contacted by members of the Jamaica-based conspiracy via telephone and they were directed to make payments to specific individuals in the United States.

Since the start of their scheme, the Powells have received over US$67,000 from victims. A large portion of the proceeds went to the husband's associates in Jamaica. On August 1 last year, Jeragh Powell pleaded guilty to mail fraud charges. Just this past January, he was sentenced to three years and five months in prison.
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Woman Jailed In Another Jamaica-Based Lottery Scam Operation Targeting Elders

April 13, 2017
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After taking part in a Jamaica-based lottery scam that mainly targeted elders in the US, a 38-year-old woman was sent to prison. She was given three years in prison and a three-yea...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => While meteorologists including those with the Colorado State University (CSU) have said that this year's hurricane season predictions will be less active, the Caribbean could expect to see at least three major storms. An announcement by the weather forecasting service, AccuWeather, shares a forecast of a below average season.

Based on the weather phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean that seems to impact global weather patterns -El Nino, the meteorologists have came up with this prediction of an expected reduced activity on it's reappearance. El Nino, which warms the waters of the Pacific Ocean, prevents the development of hurricanes in the Atlantic basin.

Phil Klotzbach of CSU's hurricane research team is predicting 11 named storms, four hurricanes and two major hurricanes of Category 3 strength or higher.

“April predictions are never super confident, but this year I’m a little less confident given the El Niño issue,” Klotzbach, who released the report at the National Tropical Weather Conference in South Padre Island, Texas, said. “If El Niño does ramp up, that will make for a more quiet hurricane season.”

AccuWeather had said the June 1 to November season “will likely produce about ten storms large enough to be given names by meteorologists”, and half of those could development into hurricanes – three of them large enough to be considered major hurricanes.

Since 2012 that had 15 named storms and seven hurricanes, the 2016 hurricane seasons has been the most active with the disastrous Category 4 Hurricane Matthew.
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This Year's Hurricane Season Prediction in the Caribbean Shares Activity Below Average

April 12, 2017
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While meteorologists including those with the Colorado State University (CSU) have said that this year's hurricane season predictions will be less active, the Caribbean could expec...Continue reading