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MP pleads with driver of hit-and-run vehicle to come forward

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:37
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Member of Parliament for North Eastern St Elizabeth Raymond Pryce, is pleading with members of the Burnside community to cooperate with investigators who are pursuing the driver/owner of a Honda Civic motor car involved in a fatal collision on Wednesday in the constituency.

Trini soldiers rescue junior minister following car accident

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:30
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad CMC – Two members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) dived into waters to rescue the minister in the Ministry of National Security, Embau Mohini, after his vehicle was involved in an accident on the Churchill Roosevelt Highway, east of here on Thursday morning.

Appleton Estate enters Guinness Records in 'World's Largest Rum Tasting'

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:30
KINGSTON, Jamaica — History was made recently when Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum and master blender, Joy Spence, joined forces with RumFest founder, Ian Burrell, and five other rums to achieve the Guinness World Record title of ‘World’s Largest Rum Tasting’.

Boyfriend runs amok, kills two family members in Trinidad

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:28
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Police were Thursday searching for a gunman who shot and killed two members of a family, including his 21-year-old former girlfriend, Deshun Sobers.

Police: Plane, helicopter collide mid-air in Maryland

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:16
FREDERICK, Maryland. (AP) — A fire department official said three people were killed and two others were injured Thursday when an airplane and a helicopter collided in the air near the Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland.

Man shot and injured, firearm seized in Bog Walk

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:44
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A 45-year-old man was shot and injured in Gibraltar district, Bog Walk, St Catherine on Wednesday, October 22, and a firearm seized by the police after the incident.

New York hospital tests doctor for Ebola

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:32
NEW YORK, (AFP) - A doctor who recently returned to New York from West Africa was rushed to hospital with a fever on Thursday to be tested for possible Ebola, the city's health department said.

JLP condemns attack on Canada Parliament

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:23
KINGSTON, Jamaica—The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) today conveyed its solidarity with the Government of Canada following “brazen acts of terrorism” in the country this week.

Bahamas denies ship with Ebola patients docked in port

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:49
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – The Bahamas Government has denied reports that a vessel docked at Freeport had arrived here from Africa with persons suffering from the deadly Ebola virus that has killed nearly 5,000 people in West Africa.

'Anti-Facebook' social network Ello gets fresh funding

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:07
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) -- Flush with a reported $5.5 million in fresh funding, upstart social network Ello on Thursday legally changed its corporate standing to back a promise to remain ad-free.

Jamaicans urged to become fluent in Spanish

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:05
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- Jamaicans are being encouraged  to become fluent in speaking, reading and writing Spanish, in order to take advantage of opportunities which are set to open up shortly.

‘Hungry’ man sentenced to community service for stealing food

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:29
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A man who confessed to stealing food items from a Corporate Area supermarket was on Wednesday sentenced to 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty to shoplifting

Cabbie uses spare key to retrieve impounded vehicle

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:08
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A taxi operator was drawn before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court Wednesday on larceny charges after removing a motor vehicle from the grounds of a St Andrew police station.

ALBA promises to assist the region in Ebola prevention

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:57
HAVANA, Cuba (CMC) – The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) says it will look after, as a priority, “the special needs of our sister countries in the Caribbean that would allow them to benefit from the cooperation for preventing and confronting Ebola that are agreed to by the ALBA-TCP countries.”

Cop charged for soliciting funds from teacher

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:15
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Formal charges were yesterday laid against a policeman arrested last Thursday for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.

Gov't performs miracle with economy says IMF

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:41
ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) – Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Min Zhu, says Jamaica’s achievements so far under the stand-by agreement with the Fund can only be described as miraculous.

PNP expresses solidarity with Canada in wake of deadly Parliament attack

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:11
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The People’s National Party (PNP) has expressed solidarity with Canada following Wednesday morning’s shooting attack at their Parliament in Ottawa, Ontario.

Threat to break Ebola isolation in Liberia over food

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:38
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of isolation because they have no food, the West African nation's state radio reported Thursday.

ICC says it can’t intervene in BCCI/WICB dispute

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:31
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) – The International Cricket Council (ICC) says it does not have the power to intervene in the current dispute between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) unless it is asked to do so.

Mom of Canada suspect -  I cry for victims, not son

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 04:47
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.