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We shall miss Ray Chang – Holness

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:48
KINGSTON Jamaica— The Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) says the nation will miss Raymond Chang for his “selflessness, love and kindness of his homeland”.

ECJ meets with PM, Opposition leader

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:55
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chair of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) Dorothy Pine-McLarty says the Commission has had “useful and insightful meetings” with both Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and Opposition Leader Andrew Holness, as part of ensuring that the Commission’s agenda for the current year is fulfilled.

St Ann man dies at pool party

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:44
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man died at a pool party in Runaway Bay, St Ann Sunday morning reportedly resulting from head injuries he received after falling into the pool.

PHOTOS: Portia meets Japan PM in Trinidad

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:33
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller visited Trinidad on Sunday for bilateral talks with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe ahead of the first Japan/CARICOM Summit to be held today Monday, July 28. Simpson Miller and her delegation returned to the island Sunday night.

Medical marijuana support high ahead of Florida vote

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:14
MIAMI, USA (AFP) - Support for legalising medical marijuana in Florida gathered steam ahead of a November referendum, with a poll out Monday showing 88 per cent in favour of the measure.

Family of 5 shot dead in Maine

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:59
SACO, Maine (AP) — A family of five, including three children ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old, were found shot to death Sunday inside a southern Maine apartment, authorities said.

Chinese police remove church cross amid crackdown

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:58
BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of police took down a church's cross Monday in a city known as "China's Jerusalem" for its many houses of worship amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity.

Commonwealth Games lifter faces sexual assault charge

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:30
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — A weightlifter from Papua New Guinea who competed at the Commonwealth Games faces trial over an alleged sexual assault at a Glasgow supermarket.

Haiti to vaccinate 200,000 against cholera

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:37
PORT-OF-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – Haiti is set to vaccinate 200,000 people against cholera starting in August, with support from the Pan American Health Organization(PAHO)/World Health Organization.

St Andrew hillside fire under control -- Fire Brigade

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:31
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Fire fighters battling the blaze in the St Andrew hills overlooking Kingston have reported that major sections of the fire are now under control.

52-y-o man fatally stabbed in St Ann

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:21
KINGSTON, Jamaica—A 52-year-old man was stabbed to death early Monday morning in St Ann.

Five held in MOCA raids Friday formally charged

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:11
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Formal charges have now been brought against the five men who were detained by the Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA)  during simultaneous operations covering four parishes on Friday.

Pakistani teenage activist arrives in Trinidad and Tobago

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 03:48
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani education activist, has praised Trinidad for the stance taken on free education.

US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 03:28
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the US has released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighbouring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border.

Two J'cans into men's 400m semis, one disqualified in heats

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 03:25
GLASGOW, Scotland - Jamaica’s Rusheen MacDonald and Akheem Guantlet progessed to the semi-finals of the men’s 400m, but their teammate Hugh Graham Jnr was disqualified after jumping the gun in the heats at Hampden Park here earlier Monday.

NBA: LeBron will return to 23 jersey with Cavaliers

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:30
CLEVELAND, USA (AFP) - NBA superstar LeBron James confirmed Sunday he will return to the number 23 jersey he wore in his first stint with Cleveland when he returns to the Cavaliers next season.

UK deputy PM says Russia should not host World Cup

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:27
LONDON, England (AFP) - British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg joined calls on Sunday for Russia to be stripped of the World Cup in 2018 following the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Five Jamaicans awarded scholarships to Europe

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:03
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Five Jamaicans have been awarded scholarships under the European Union's Erasmus Mundus programme for 2014. The recipients were yesterday honoured at a farewell reception held at the Jamaica Pegasus. The list includes four graduates who will pursue advanced degrees, including one doctoral student who was previously awarded a scholarship under the same programme to pursue her master's study. The fifth recipient is an administrative staff member from the University of the West Indies who will participate in a staff exchange programme which helps to facilitate the development of services offered at the participating institution.

Dozens arrested in T&T

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:48
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - HUNDREDS of people are expected to appear before the courts today after police exercises in ten areas in southern Trinidad. Officers arrested 131 people for robberies and narcotics and one man was held for possession of a gun with five rounds of ammunition.

Japan PM Abe arrives in Trinidad

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:37
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie Abe, arrived yesterday for an official two-day visit to Trinidad and Tobago.