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ECLAC calls for diversification of region’s productive structure

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 06:38
MEXICO CITY (CMC) – The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ELAC) has called for diversification of the region’s productive structure, saying that current rates of economic growth in the region are insufficient to beat poverty and guarantee equal rights.

J$247-m cocaine seizure at Kingston Container Terminal

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 06:24
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A shipment of three bags packed with more than 250 pounds of cocaine was seized by law enforcement officials at the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT) Tuesday.

Several local schools to get $76-m toilet upgrade

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 06:19
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), through funding from the Petro Caribe Fund, will spend $76.5 million on upgrading sanitary facilities of several schools across the island.

Young Canadians head to Syria to join IS

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 06:16
OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) – At least six young Canadian men and women from Montreal and its suburbs travelled overseas last month to join the Islamic State group, local media reported Thursday.

PAHO supports effort to eliminate malaria in Haiti

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 05:42
WASHINGTON (CMC) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has joined a collaborative effort led by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that seeks to eliminate indigenous cases of malaria on the island of Hispaniola, which comprises Haiti and the Dominican Republic, by 2020.

Husband of murdered T&T TV host released from hospital, declines to give police statement

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 05:32
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Trinidad Express) – Sheldon Henville, a person of interest in the murder of his wife Marcia Henville, declined last night to be interviewed by police investigators, according to his attorney.

Windies ponder replacing injured Bravo

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 05:00
SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) – West Indies are pondering the possibility of calling for a replacement player to take the place of Darren Bravo who is still unable to run, five days after sustaining a low-grade tear to his left hamstring.

Hiace and JUTC buses collide, several passengers in hospital

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 04:46
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – Several people were Thursday morning rushed to hospital following a two-way motor vehicle collision in Portmore, St Catherine.

German nurse admittedly overdosed 90 patients, killed 30

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 04:25
BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has sentenced a male nurse to life in prison for killing patients with overdoses of heart medication.

St Lucia Cannabis Movement commends Jamaica for passing 'Ganja Bill'

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 04:15
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) - Chairman of the Cannabis Movement of St Lucia, Andre De Caires, has welcomed Jamaica's decision to give the green light to the so-called Ganja Bill, but chided authorities here for dragging their feet on the issue.

South Korea decriminalises adultery

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 04:01
SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) - South Korea's Constitutional Court on Thursday struck down a controversial adultery law which for more than 60 years had criminalised extra-marital sex and jailed violators for up to two years.

Man extradited to US on sex charges had pleaded guilty

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 03:51
NEW JERSEY, United States (AP) — A man who fled to Jamaica after pleading guilty to child sex assault charges seven years ago has been extradited back to New Jersey.

Man to face court for TRN fraud

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 03:34
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – Forty-seven-year-old Paul Gerrow of a Portmore, St Catherine address was slapped with forgery charges on Wednesday.

Yallahs pipeline shutdown won't affect water supply — NWC

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 03:02
ST THOMAS, Jamaica - Director of Communications at the National Water Commission (NWC) Charles Buchanan says that the shutting down of the Yallahs pipeline in St Thomas will not have an impact on customers served by the Mona water treatment plant in Kingston and St Andrew.

Grange hails Gayle, chides Cameron

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 22:00
OPPOSITION spokeswoman on information, sports, entertainment and culture Olivia 'Babsy' Grange has congratulated West Indies opener Christopher Gayle, on achieving the highest score ever at a cricket World Cup match on Monday.

Bahamas minister blasts critics

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 22:00
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas government says it new immigration policy is designed to deal with "a sophisticated criminal enterprise" and warned human rights groups here of "unwittingly running interference for that enterprise".

Cabbie on ganja rap to apply for bail

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 22:00
A taxi operator implicated in the recent seizure of over 200 pounds of ganja at Newport West, Kingston, is scheduled to return to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on March 9 for a bail application.

Damage all around

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 21:04
Dear Editor, With Andrew Holness playing as would MacBeth in William Shakespeare's darkest play, a PNP victory is inevitable. Expelling Arthur Williams and Dr Christopher Tufton is a Pyrrhic victory that will ensure the JLP remains in Opposition for decades.

Lock up the managers and board members too!

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 21:00
Dear Editor, Every now and then we hear news about employees and