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German minister's 'negro' comment sparks social media storm

5 hours 55 min ago
BERLIN, Germany (AFP) – A German state minister sparked a social media storm Tuesday after calling a beloved German pop singer a "wonderful Negro" during a TV debate on Europe's migrant crisis.

Kenya's deputy president vows to criminalise doping

6 hours 24 min ago
NAIROBI, Kenya (AFP) – Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday announced plans to criminalise doping, after two of the east African nation's athletes were banned after positive tests during the Beijing world athletics championships.

Water leak in Cassia Park, residents without commodity

7 hours 4 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Residents in Cassia Park, St Andrew are livid as they have been without water for two weeks, yet an underground pipe has been leaking water onto the roadway in their community for the last four days.

Bahamas Gov't pleased with new Moody’s ratings

7 hours 12 min ago
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – The Bahamas Government says it welcomes the decision by the US-based Moody’s Investor Services to uphold the investment grade credit rating and the stable rating outlook given to the country.

Canadian PM denies recession despite 2 negative quarters

7 hours 45 min ago
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister and election candidate Stephen Harper is declining to say the country is in recession despite new data that shows that it is.

UPDATE: ‘Judge’ turns up at police station for questioning in murder of 14-y-o Canadian

7 hours 56 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Detectives from the Hunts Bay Police Station are confirming that Omar James otherwise called ‘Judge’ is now in custody.

Dominica Gov’t defends decision not to declare state of emergency

8 hours 23 min ago
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) – The Dominica Government has defended its decision not to impose a state of emergency in the country after Tropical Storm Erika killed more than 25 people and left millions of dollars in damages last week.

Pope tells priests to pardon women who have abortions

8 hours 56 min ago
VATICAN CITY, Holy See (AFP) – Pope Francis on Tuesday called on priests to pardon women who have abortions, and the doctors who perform them, during the upcoming Jubilee year – overruling hardline traditionalists within the Catholic Church.

JCF working to restore integrity after cops caught committing crimes

9 hours 2 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Police High Command yesterday said it has noted with great concern the recent incidents of criminal activities involving serving members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

Anti-corruption cop caught soliciting money 

9 hours 38 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The police’s anti-corruption agency on Monday arrested one of its members while allegedly in the process of requesting money from someone being questioned as part of an investigation.  

Kenya celebrates athletes but more doping probes underway 

10 hours 30 sec ago
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Some of Kenya's newly crowned track and field world champions returned home on Tuesday and were ferried to a celebratory breakfast in a convoy of limousines bearing the logo "Hotbed of Champions."

Online prayer for the day

11 hours 5 min ago
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Neglected St Thomas gets attention

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 21:13
GOVERNMENT is working on a $50-million sustainable development plan for St Thomas that is expected to provide a road map for boosting economic growth in the parish which now bears the burdensome title of being the most impoverished in the island.

Sandals Foundation launches fundraising campaign to help storm-hit Dominica

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 20:00
SANDALS Foundation, the non-profit arm of Sandals Resorts International, has launched a fundraising campaign to aid the recovery effort in Dominica after the Caribbean nation was last week devastated by Tropical Storm Erika.

Berger Paints hit by strike

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 20:00
PRODUCTION at leading paint manufacturer Berger Paints Jamaica has been halted since yesterday, when unionised workers walked off the job in protest against the removal of a chief union delegate Evadine Murray.

Accountant General’s Department undergoing modernisation

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 20:00
THE Accountant General's Department (AGD) — the central government body responsible for administering salaries and making most payments for ministries, departments and agencies -- has been modernising its system to provide more efficient services.

Going with the FLOW

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 20:00
These little ones — Kiana Garvin (left), Riana Garvin, and Nathan Gordon -- have a good time at the former LIME store, rebranded FLOW, on Half-Way-Tree Road in Kingston, yesterday. The rebranding follows the recent purchase of Flow's parent company, Columbus Communications, by Cable and Wireless, which operated in the Caribbean as LIME. The company has, however, retired the LIME brand, making all its telecommunications offering under the FLOW brand. See related photos on Page 5. (PHOTO: NAPHTALI JUNIOR)

ACP places emphasis on poverty eradication

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 20:00
MACAO (CMC) — Secretary General of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) grouping, Dr P I Gomes says the ACP Group has placed primary emphasis on strengthening sustainable development activities and poverty eradication on the basis of its intra-ACP development policy.

International co-ordinator appointed for relief efforts

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 20:00
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit on Sunday announced the appointment of Baroness Patricia Scotland as the international coordinator of the Dominica Relief Effort.

This Day in History— September 1

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 20:00
Today is the 244th day of 2015. There 121 days left in the year.

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