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Holness tours the City

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:18
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Leader of the Opposition Andrew Holness Tuesday morning carried out a tour through the Corporate Area to get a first hand view of the capital city's transportation system.

Grenada wants IMF agreement by May

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 05:58
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) – Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell says the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is likely to meet and approve the island’s “Home Grown Structural Adjustment Programme” next month.

Jamaica names first Poet Laureate in 50 years

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 05:47
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A process which began late last year to choose Jamaica’s first poet laureate in 50 years, will culminate with the announcement at a function this morning at the National Library, East Street, Kingston, by Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Dr Wykeham McNeill.

In handcuffs, Rwanda musician admits to crimes

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 05:21
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- A day after his arrest, a prominent Rwandan singer said at a police news conference Tuesday that he has been in touch with outlawed rebel groups.

Pakistan brothers in cannibalism case face court

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 05:09
KHAWAR KALAN, Pakistan (AP) -- Two brothers arrested for the second time over accusations of cannibalism appeared in court Tuesday, police officials said, in a sensational case that has horrified Pakistanis.

LAC to discuss Flextime today

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:14
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The newly tabled Flexible Working Arrangements (FWAs) bill is expected to be one of the main topics for discussion when the Labour Advisory Committee (LAC) meets this morning at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS).

Massive fire besieges Chile for third day; 15 dead, 500 hurt

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:08
VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) — Helicopters and airplanes dumped water on wildfires and the smouldering wreckage of hilltop neighbourhoods around Valparaiso for a third straight day Monday as sailors in riot gear stood ready to evacuate 700 more families whose homes could be lost if the winds shifted.

St Vincent police probe second murder within 48 hours

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 03:40
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – Police are probing the second murder within a 48 hour period after the bullet riddled body of a 25-year-old man was found along the bank of a stream on Monday.

PA Benjamin assists St Jago track team for Penn relays

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:15
Christopher Powell (left), commercial manager of PA Benjamin Manufacturing Company Limited, hands over a cheque for $90,000 to Natalliah Whyte (second right) and Nathon Allen, members of the track and field team at St Jago High School. The donation is to assist the team to participate in the annual Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from April 24-26, 2014. Sharing in the moment is Sandra Swyer-Watson, principal of St Jago High

Limacol excited about renewing partnership with CPL

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00
NEW Guyana Pharmaceutical Company Incorporated, under its popular Limacol brand, has renewed its sponsorship of the hugely successful Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 tournament.

This Day in History — April 15th

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:50
Today is the 105th day of 2014. There are 260 days left in the year.

Dutch arrest girl whose tweet threatened airline

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:46
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Police in The Netherlands have arrested a 14-year-old girl on suspicion of threatening American Airlines in a tweet.

Canada suspends C’wealth funding over Sri Lanka

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:39
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada is suspending US$20 million in funding to the Commonwealth while the chair of the secretariat is occupied by Sri Lanka because of human rights concerns.

French demand DNA from 527 males in rape case

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:36
PARIS, France (AP) — French investigators began taking DNA samples yesterday from 527 male students and staff at a high school — including boys as young as 14 — as they searched for the assailant who raped a teenage girl on the closed campus.

PHOTOS: Child Month launch

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 23:29
Patron of the National Child Month Committee Douglas Orane displays the Child Month calendar

Byles says significant growth needed this year

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:00
CO-CHAIRMAN of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), Richard Byles, says that achieving significant growth in 2014/15 is the big challenge for the Government.

Game of Thrones fever hits Jamaica

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:00
THE Game of Thrones (GoT) fever which has been spreading across the globe has hit Jamaica with full force, as evidenced by the large turnout at a GOT fan party hosted by FLOW to mark the Jamaica premiere of the fourth season of the HBO hit series.

What a shame!

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:00
ANGER boiled at Clock Tower Plaza in Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew, yesterday as people doing business in the area were forced to watch in disgust as hundreds of gallons of water went to waste amidst the chronic shortage of supplies in the Corporate Area.

Kartel tell 'misguided individuals' to cease threatening journalists, others

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:00
IMPRISONED entertainer Vybz Kartel yesterday distanced himself from death threats made against journalists for their reporting on his case, calling the perpetrators "misguided individuals".

GG swears in five acting judges

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:00
FIVE judges were yesterday sworn to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court by Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen, at a ceremony held at King's House.