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ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Not all Jamaicans are beggars

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:14
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Cocaine-laced drink imported from the Caribbean blamed for death of UK Navy veteran

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:02
LONDON (CMC) -- An inquest has been told that a Royal Navy veteran died after drinking a mouthful from a pear drink shipped from the Caribbean that contained cocaine in a concentration at least 20 times the lethal level.

‘This Government only talks’

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:13
THE Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has blasted the Government over the size of the cellphone bills of a number of its ministers, declaring that taxpayers can no longer “afford” the ruling People’s National Party.

Ato Boldon in sex scandal

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:00
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - Four-time Olympic medallist Ato Boldon has said reports of a sex scandal involving him and Nova Peris, Australia’s first indigenous Olympic gold medallist and senator, were a gross fabrication.

Fraud and deception cannot justify marriage annulment

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:00
Dear Mr Brown:

Come prepared for your interview

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:00
Q: I was notified that my immigrant visa case is eligible for interview and I'm expecting to be interviewed at the Embassy soon. I already turned in all the necessary documents during the process. What else does the embassy need at the interview?

This Day in History - October 29, 2014

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:00
Today is the 302nd day of 2014. There are 63 days left in the year.

Use creative industries to claw your way out of poverty, Crawford urges

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:00
STATE Minister for tourism and entertainment Damion Crawford says the cultural and creative industries are avenues out of poverty for many Jamaicans, and that people should be enabled to create careers, as well as to become entrepreneurs in the various areas.

Labour ministry opens condolence book for Syringa Marshall-Burnett

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:00
THE Ministry of Labour and Social Security will today open a condolence book for late former President of the Senate, Syringa Marshall-Burnett, CD, at its North Street office in downtown Kingston.

Optimists presents photocopier to North Street Primary

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:00
THE North Street Primary School in downtown Kingston recently received a gift of a Xerox multi-function photocopier from members of the Optimist Club of Manor Park in St Andrew. The machine was donated by Productive Business Solutions (PBS) in support of a project initiative by the club. Pictured at the presentation, which was held at the school, are (from left) club president Shakira Johnson; Paul Reid, sales manager at PBS; Cecele Smythe, Principal at North Street Primary; Troy Thompson, business development manager at PBS; Monica Robinson, youth activities chair of the Optimist Club of Manor Park; and the Rev Nigel Pusey, chairman of the board of North Street Primary.

Top UN Ebola official: new cases poorly tracked

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:00
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Authorities are having trouble figuring out how many more people are getting Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone and where the hot spots are in those countries, harming efforts to get control of the raging, deadly outbreak, the UN's top Ebola official in West Africa said yesterday.

Bombing suspect's friend convicted of lying to FBI

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:00
BOSTON, USA (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted yesterday of lying during the investigation into the 2013 attack.

South Jakarta slum

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:00
JAKARTA, Indonesia — A woman helps a friend with her hair outside her home in a South Jakarta slum yesterday. (PHOTO: AP)

Gov't looking at solutions to address country's housing needs

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:00
In an interview with JIS News, Chief Technical Director for Housing in the Ministry Doreen Prendergast, said that among the solutions that are being considered are "providing incentives to developers, and getting persons to consider renting [as] everyone will not be able to own a home".

'Downtown' Stroll

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:00
This elderly woman wears an expression of worry as she 'hustles' snacks and other treats in downtown Kingston on Monday. (PHOTO: KARL MCLARTY)

British frigate nets big cocaine haul after hurricane clean-up in Bermuda

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:00
HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — The British Royal Navy frigate, HMS Argyll, has seized cocaine with an estimated street value of US$15 million one day after leaving Bermuda, where it had been assisting with the clean-up following the passage of Hurricane Gonzalo.

Iraqi Kurdish fighters to head to Syria

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:00
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Dozens of Iraq's Kurdish peshmerga fighters will fly to Turkey yesterday and from there cross into the Syrian border town of Kobani to help fellow Kurds fight Muslim militants, a spokesman for the Kurdish force said.

Regretful robber returns cash

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:00
EUREKA, California (AP) — Police in Northern California say a man robbed a gas station only to return hours later to give the money back and apologise.

High-level Catholic delegation to visit Antigua

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:00
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — An 18-member delegation from the Roman Catholic and the charitable Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St George in Rome will arrive here later this week as part of a visit to the Caribbean.

Goat Islands not best choice

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:00
AN international study conducted by companies in the United Kingdom and the United States has concluded that there are cheaper and less environmentally damaging alternatives to Goat Islands for the location of the transshipment port that China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) is proposing to build as part of the Government's logistics hub.