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Flash Flood Watch lifted for eastern and central parishes

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 13:49
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Meteorological (Met) Service has discontinued the Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St Mary, Portland, St Thomas, Kingston and St Andrew, St Catherine and Clarendon.

Police clash with protesters trying to storm Pakistan PM's house

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:41
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AFP) - Police in Pakistan's capital Islamabad fired tear gas and rubber bullets on anti-government protesters attempting to storm Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's official residence late Saturday, injuring six people, according to officials.

Ecuador nuns go public for first time in 150 years

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:32
QUITO, Ecuador(AFP) - A group of Ecuadoran nuns opened the doors of their convent to the outside world Saturday -- a first since the order arrived in the South American country 150 years ago.

Lesotho PM claims coup, flees to South Africa

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:29
MASERU, Lesotho (AFP) - Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane claimed Saturday he fled in fear of his life after soldiers seized power in a coup, despite the military denying it overthrew the tiny mountain kingdom's government.

Guinea Ebola riots wound dozens: local government

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:21
CONAKRY, Guinea (AFP) - Clashes between protesters and security forces in a Guinean city at the epicentre of the west African Ebola outbreak have left at least 55 wounded, the local government said on Saturday.

Ferguson slowly making comeback after police shooting

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:50
FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) -- The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St Louis-area suburb that was the centre of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they've got a long way to go.

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE - Chelsea beat Everton in goalfest, City crash, Man United yet to win

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:47
LONDON, August 30, 2014 (AFP) - Chelsea overpowered Everton 6-3 in a remarkable game on Saturday to preserve their 100 percent record in the Premier League, after Manchester City were stunned by Stoke City.

Only 6,000 of 60,000 companies have paid minimum business tax

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:01
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is reminding owners and operators of businesses that they are required by law to pay the Minimum Business Tax (MBT) of $60,000 per annum, on their operations.

Police conduct operation in Spanish Town market district

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:53
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica -- The St Catherine North Police supported by the members of Mobile Reserve and Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) on Friday, August 29, carried out an operation in the Spanish Town market district and its environs, in a continuation of Operation Resilience III, which was launched in June 2014

97 per cent of grade seven cohort placed in high schools

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:41
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister of Education, Rev  Ronald Thwaites, has informed that 97 per cent of the island’s grade seven cohort have been placed in high schools this year.

PHOTOS: New built retaining wall in Hagley Gap crumbles

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 08:34
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A recently constructed retaining wall in the community of Hagley Gap in St Thomas came crashing down yesterday, Friday, August 29 as heavy showers pelted the parish.

Trinidad’s ILP files constitutional motion: ‘Citizens’ rights breached’

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:37
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Trinidad Express) -- The Independent Liberal Party (ILP) is now the first group to take the Government to court over the controversial Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2014. The bill was passed in the Senate on Thursday night after three days of debate.

Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:25
CHICAGO, (AP) -- A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade -- a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 per cent.

Education Ministry to remove shift system from 16 schools

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 06:13
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Principals of 16 schools across the island are welcoming plans to eliminate the dual shift system from their institutions during the course of the new school year.

Give it a Chance! Senior counsel, religious leaders weigh in on T&T Constitution Bill

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:43
The bill was passed on Thursday in the Senate, at Tower D, International Waterfront Centre, Port of Spain, after amendments were made to the controversial run-off provision.

Haitian/American legislator saddened by death of five Haitians in NY car crash

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:24
NEW YORK (CMC) – Dr Mathieu Eugene a Haitian/American legislator in New York has expressed sadness over the death of five of Haitians in car crash in Long Island last weekend.

Jamaican sentenced in UK plot to import cocaine

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:38
LONDON (CMC) -- A Jamaican man has been sentenced along with nine others in connection with a plot to import massive amounts of cocaine into the UK.

Flash Flood Watch in effect for eastern and central parishes

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:21
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Meteorological (Met) Service has issued Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St Mary, Portland, St Thomas, Kingston and St Andrew, St Catherine and Clarendon.

Swiss baby dies after being left forgotten in parked car

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:06
GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) - A 16-month-old baby died after being forgotten by one of its parents who left the child behind in a company car park, a Swiss prosecutor said Friday.

Feared Colombia militia leader arrested

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:04
BOGOTA, Colombia (AFP) - A former head of a feared Colombian militia that was linked to more than 5,000 murders and a spate of disappearances has been arrested in Panama, Colombian police said Friday.