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Clarke and Ponting flay India with double double

ADELAIDE, (Reuters) – Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke hit masterful double centuries to drive Australia to 604 for seven declared before their bowlers reduced India to 61 for two at the end of second day of the fourth test today.

Cricket streaker appears in Barbados court

(Barbados Nation) Yesterday, the fully-clothed 20-year-old Michael Arthur Francis Marshall was again the centre of attention, this time as he stood in the dock of the District “A” Magistrates’ Court.

Cops find ganja at Mabura, Bartica

Police say that at about 1630h yesterday, police ranks stopped and searched a mini-bus at the check-point at Mabura, during which a bag containing 924 grammes of marijuana was found.

Neal and Massy signs deal for US$600m steel project

(Trinidad Guardian) Gervase Warner, president and group chief executive officer of Neal and Massy, is confident his company can work with the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) and residents of La Brea to treat with any environmental concerns they may have with the construction of a US$600 million vertically integrated iron and steel complex on Union Estate.

Ponting and Clarke put India to the sword again

ADELAIDE, (Reuters) – Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke both hit centuries and combined for 251 runs to drive Australia to 335 for three as India wilted in the Adelaide sun on the opening day of the fourth test today.

Gulf Arabs quit Syria monitoring mission

BEIRUT, (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Gulf allies joined Riyadh today in pulling out of an Arab League monitoring team to Syria, risking the collapse of a mission whose presence has not halted more than 10 months of violence.

Police lose 1 kg cocaine

Police today said that last Friday, a total of ten police ranks from the Narcotics Branch and the Tactical Services Unit, headed by an Officer, uplifted 137 packets of cocaine from Police Headquarters to be escorted to Bartica.

Portia: JEEP to create 700 jobs in a few days

(Jamaica Gleaner) In a few days Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says the Government will create approximately 700 jobs when the much talked about Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP) begins rolling.

Oil don’t spoil

The word out there is that now that CGX has announced that the oil rig The Ocean Saratoga has been dispatched from the Gulf of Mexico to the Guyana/Suriname Basin to start drilling for oil, large numbers of ‘better off’ Guyanese are busy googling the various Japanese used car websites, sizing up those high-performance gas guzzlers that they have been denied for so long.