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Former Consul General to Atlanta Vin Martin dies

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:15
WASHINGTON DC (JIS) -- Jamaica’s former Honorary Consul to Atlanta and prominent attorney Vin Martin, OD died Wednesday (July 23) in Atlanta, Georgia, after a long illness.

61-y-o bus driver killed in St Ann crash

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 07:43
ST ANN, Jamaica -- Sixty-one-year-old George McGhie died as a result of injuries he received in a motor vehicle collision along the Phoenix Park main road in Moneague, St Ann on Wednesday, July 23.

Lunch with The Queen was a priceless experience Jamaicans say

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 07:07
GLASGOW, Scotland --- It is indeed a rarity for the proverbial common man to come within touching distance of a reigning monarch, much more to shake hands and have tea.

Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:48
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed."

FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on US flights in and out of Israel.

Female cop collapses, dies

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:14
TRELAWNY, Jamaica -- Members of The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) were plunged into mourning following the sudden death of a female colleague early this morning.

Two for Queen's Counsel title today

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:45
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Two senior attorneys are to be conferred with the title of Queen's Counsel in a ceremony at the Supreme Court today, July 24.

Barbados: Older persons contracting HIV/AIDS

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 03:22
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – There has been an increase in the number of elderly persons contracting HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases as they venture outside the home seeking romantic encounters, says Cephus Sealey, Chairman of the National Assistance Board.

France: Air Algerie flight vanished over Mali

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 03:08
PARIS (AP) — France's transport minister says the Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people vanished over northern Mali.

Jamaat leader Yasin Abu Bakr warns Trini security bosses following raid on mosque

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 23:44
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - Four days before the 24th anniversary of the attempted coup, Jamaat-al-Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr has warned “injustice” against the Muslim community by law enforcement in this country will not be tolerated.

Surgeons remove 232 teeth from Indian teenager

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 23:27
MUMBAI, India (AFP) - Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation, the hospital said Thursday.

Condemned man's US execution takes nearly two hours

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:44
WASHINGTON, USA (AFP) - America's death penalty debate raged Thursday after it took nearly two hours for Arizona to execute a prisoner who lost a Supreme Court battle challenging the experimental lethal drug cocktail.

Condolence books open for Sir Howard in Kingston, MoBay

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:00
MEMBERS of the public will be able to pay their respects to late former Governor General Sir Howard Cooke by signing condolence books that are were opened yesterday.

Heat on tax dodgers

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:00
FINANCE Minister Peter Phillips yesterday blamed tax avoidance and evasion as major contributors to Jamaica's debt problems.

PHOTO: Games open

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:00
Jamaica's flag bearer Warren Weir leads the country's delegation during the opening ceremony of

UDC unveils design for new home of Forum Fishing Village

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:00
THE Urban Development Corporation (UDC) recently unveiled layout designs for a new fishing village at Port Henderson Road (Back Road) in St Catherine to replace the informal Forum Fishing Village located on the Forum Beach.

J'can lottery scammers turn to Pittsburg

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:00
PITTSBURGH, USA (CMC) — Residents of suburbs in Pittsburgh have been warned to beware of a telephone scam believed to be based in Jamaica.

No cash for concession fares on JUTC come September

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:00
The state-run Jamaica Urban Transit Company JUTC) said as of September 1 it will only accept payment of concession fares on its buses via its SmarterCard system.

Barbados dollar in danger, says Moody's

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:00
BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS (CMC) — International credit rating agency Moody's has warned that with Barbados' foreign reserves standing below the 2013 level, strain could be put on the dollar.

Ellington, Bent could testify in Al Miller case

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:00
OUTGOING Com-missioner of Police Owen Ellington and retired Deputy Commissioner Jevene Bent have been summoned to appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court today, where they are likely to be asked to give evidence in the case against clergyman Rev Al Miller, who is charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.