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PHOTO: No longer stranded!

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 13:01
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Lloyd Bogle on Friday, displayed his multiple entry British visa, which grants him leave to enter outside of the rules.

CHEC using 'victimisation tactics' on employees - unions

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:52
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) and the National Workers' Union has accused China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) contractors of employing victimisation tactics when dealing with employees.

US and Cuba begin reconciliation with smiles

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:23
HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Hours into historic US-Cuba talks in Havana, a Cuban official came out to boast about the "relaxed" atmosphere at the meeting between the old Cold War adversaries.

Stranded Jamaican, Lloyd Bogle, gets British visa

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:56
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Lloyd Bogle has received a visa to return to England.

South Africa rest big guns for final 2 ODIs against Windies

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:48
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CMC) – South Africa will rest strike bowler Dale Steyn for the remainder of the last two One-Day Internationals against West Indies.

New primary health care renewal policy gets nod

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:07
ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Cabinet has approved a new primary health care renewal policy that will pave the way for significant changes in the current system.

Festival of Religious Freedom tomorrow

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 09:54
KINGSTON, Jamaica - In celebration of religious liberty in Jamaica, the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in collaboration with the Jamaica Umbrella Group of Churches and other religious groups will tomorrow host the Festival of Religious Freedom at the National Arena.

Defence closes case in Bain trial

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 09:43
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The University of the West Indies (UWI) on Friday closed its case in the matter brought by fired Professor Brendan Bain against it.

No need for UN or AU-backed force against Boko Haram: Nigeria

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 09:32
LAGOS, Nigeria (AFP) — Nigeria's top security official on Friday ruled out the need for a United Nations or African Union-backed force to fight Boko Haram, saying the country and its partners could handle the threat.

21-y-o J'can-born girl dies in US from inhaling chewing gum

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 08:21
KINGSTON, Jamaica - A 21-year-old basketball player who was last weekend discovered unresponsive in her dormitory at the California University of Pennsylvania in the United States, is believed to have died after inhaling her chewing gum, the Toronto Sun reported Monday.

JMA welcomes 50% CAF discount

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 07:25
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) says it welcomes the move by the Government to apply a 50 per cent discount to the Customs Administration Fee (CAF) on both raw materials and intermediate goods.

JPS distributes free energy efficient bulbs to customers

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 07:24
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is now in the process of giving some of its customers a jump start in energy efficiency practices for 2015, with the distribution of free energy efficient (fluorescent) light bulbs in selected parishes. The parishes chosen were St Thomas, Hanover and St Mary.

Defence witness criticises Bain's evidence in Belize case

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 07:05
KINGSTON, Jamaica - A defence witness on Friday criticised the expert evidence given by Professor Brendan Bain in Belize, saying that it had shortcomings.

Record number of guns intercepted at US airports

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 07:02
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - Inspectors at US airports found a record 2,212 guns, most of them loaded, in travellers' carry-on baggage in 2014, the Transportation Security Administration said Friday.

Federer dumped from Open as Nadal, Sharapova survive

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 06:58
MELBOURNE, Australia (AFP) - A stunned Roger Federer was dumped from the Australian Open Friday in his worst showing since 2001 as Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova bounced back to stay in the title hunt.

23-y-o shot dead during argument on Luke Lane

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 06:54
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man was on Thursday shot dead at Luke Lane in West Kingston by another, during a dispute.

University lecturers, staff plan industrial action in Guyana

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 06:51
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – Lecturers of the University of Guyana (UG) will embark on industrial action from Monday in support of increased wages. The lecturers will be joined by administrative staff.

KD Knight says DPP wrong to chastise Parliamentarians on legislation

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 06:20
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Government Senator K D Knight is chastising the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for her recent criticism of certain legislation, claiming that is not her duty to do so.

Int'l security leaders resume dialogue on C'bean counter-drug efforts

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 06:03
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) - The United States Military Southern Command says strengthening capabilities, interoperability and information sharing to effectively counter transnational organised crime in the Caribbean will be the focus again for military and civilian leaders from 21 countries.

3 guns seized, 2 arrested in St James, Clarendon

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 05:46
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting the arrest of two men and seizure of three illegal firearms and several rounds of ammunition in St James and Clarendon on Thursday.