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Former Barbados PM Owen Arthur resigns from BLP

7 hours 55 min ago
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) --Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur Friday announced his resignation as a member of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) which he has led as Prime Minister for 14 years.

OH SO BEAUTIFUL!

8 hours 4 min ago
Atkinson clocked a time of 30.67 seconds.

High-rank police officer questioned in MOCA anti corruption raid

8 hours 18 min ago
Police say the number of people held in the operation has moved to five including the policeman.

UPDATE: Lawyer exits business place as anti-corruption raid continues

10 hours 35 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Attorney at Law Abe Dabdoub was Friday morning seen leaving a business place in the Corporate Area where members of the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA) police team are carrying out a search, part of an operation that spans several parishes.

St Lucia petrol company sends home 60 workers

10 hours 54 min ago
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) -- Approximately 60 employees of Buckeye St Lucia Terminal Limited, the company which bought Hess Oil operations here, had their services terminated Thursday.

Former KC cricket coach Roy Mclean dies

11 hours 12 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica --Roy McLean former cricket coach at Kingston College has died.

Air Canada plane told to circle Tel Aviv airport

11 hours 36 min ago
MONTREAL (AFP) - An Air Canada flight from Toronto was forced to circle the Tel Aviv airport before landing Friday after rockets were fired over the Israeli capital, an airline spokeswoman said.

Prominent official being questioned in MOCA anti-corruption raid

11 hours 53 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A prominent corporate official is among several people being questioned this morning after they were held by members of the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force, (MOCA) the Financial Investigation Division (FID) and the police Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) in a series of operations in the Corporate Area and Portland.

Nigerian Internet fraudster fleeces people seeking jobs online

12 hours 35 min ago
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian security forces say they have arrested a suspected internet fraudster accused of stealing nearly $6 million from people who thought were paying fees to apply for government jobs.

Manchester businessman shot dead

13 hours 23 min ago
MANCHESTER, Jamaica -- A Manchester businessman was Thursday night (July 24) shot dead.

MOCA, FID, ACB in early morning anti-corruption raid in Corporate Area, Portland

13 hours 33 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA), the Financial Investigation Division (FID) and the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) are currently carrying out simultaneous operations in sections of the Corporate Area and Portland.

Jamaican woman convicted for marriage fraud

14 hours 33 min ago
TAMPA, Florida (CMC) – The United States Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agency says a Jamaican woman has been found guilty of marriage fraud by a US federal jury.

Patient fatally shot caseworker in US

14 hours 53 min ago
DARBY, Philadelphia (AP) — Authorities are attempting to determine why a man identified as a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex in a Philadelphia suburb and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the patient had concerns about him.

Taiwan plane-crash survivor crawls out, phones dad

15 hours 4 min ago
XIXI, Taiwan (AP) — The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.

President Obama commends retired Jamaican-born air force colonel

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:00
WASHINGTON, DC, USA — United States President Barack Obama has commended Jamaican-born Jacqueline Motherselle Payne-Borden for her 28 years of sterling service to the US Air Force Reserve Nurses Corps.

New bill to cover disaster management funding tabled

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:00
FINANCING of the National Disaster Fund (NDF) is to be expanded to improve the availability of funding for disaster mitigation.

One accused ‘death squad’ cop remains in custody

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:00
DETECTIVE Corporal Kevin Adams, who is facing four counts of murder in the ongoing 'death squad' probe, was Wednesday remanded in custody, while seven of his colleagues' bails were extended when they appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.

Gov't agrees to deal with infrastructure issues at ISA

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:00
MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and head of the Jamaican delegation to the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Senator A J Nicholson has assured the organisation that some long-standing infrastructure issues it has will be addressed.

Minister Clarke leaves this weekend for back surgery in US

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:00
AGRICULTURE Minister Roger Clarke will leave the island on the weekend for the United States of America where he will undergo surgery and medical treatment for a back condition.

PHOTO: SWEET MUSIC

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:00
State minister for entertainment and tourism Damion Crawford tries his hand at the harp during a workshop at Church on the Rock in St Andrew on Tuesday. The workshop was organised by the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (NYOJ), in conjunction with the visiting Orchestra of the Americas. Sharing the moment are Dr Nigel Clarke (left) of the NYOJ and Emmanuel Padilla Holguin of Mexico. The orchestras were scheduled to stage three concerts in Montego Bay and Kingston this week. This harp was airfreighted specifically for the concerts.

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