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Man with first name 'God' sues credit rating agency

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 12:16
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man claims that a credit reporting agency falsely reported he had no financial history because his first name is God.

Jamaicans still silent on child abuse

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 11:52
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Most Jamaicans are not reporting known or suspected cases of child abuse according to data released Saturday by the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR) and UNICEF.

Water disruption for Portmore, Corporate Area next week

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 10:59
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Sections of Portmore and the Corporate Area will be without water or have very low water pressure for two days next week.

Study finds Haitian children barred from school in Dominican Republic

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 10:35
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – A study undertaken by the Human Rights institute at Georgetown University Law Centre in the United States has found that children of Haitian nationals born in the Dominican Republic are increasingly being barred from attending school in the Spanish–speaking Caribbean country.

British businessman killed in The Bahamas

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 09:23
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Grand Bahama recorded its sixth murder after a British man was shot dead by three masked armed robbers Tuesday in front of family members, including his 13-year-old son.

Pakistan judge dismisses 9-month-old's murder case

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 07:26
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani judge dismissed an attempted murder case Saturday that police lodged against a 9-month-old boy, ending a bizarre case that drew new criticism to the country's troubled criminal justice system.

Obama reiterates call for equal pay for women

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 06:14
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is making his case for equal pay for women -- a leading election-year issue for Democrats.

‘Start Up Jamaica’ launch later this year

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 05:17
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Government’s initiative to provide mentorship and other business support for aspiring and new technology entrepreneurs -- ‘Start Up Jamaica’ -- is to get underway by September this year.

Remittances to the Caribbean remain robust despite increased deportations – World Bank

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 04:55
WASHINGTON (CMC) -- The World Bank says remittances to the Caribbean are expected to remain robust this year, despite increased deportations of migrant workers.

Bahamas police seize ganja worth US$7.5m

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 04:36
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – Bahamas police said they confiscated marijuana with a street value of US$7.5 million in an exercise involving members of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

Gov't moves to improve reading skills in primary schools

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:00
GOVERNMENT has allocated $205 million in the 2014/15 budget for programmes to improve the reading skills of primary school students.

Water shortage keeps two schools closed

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:00
TWO Corporate Area schools — Dunoon Technical High and Dunrobin Primary — remained closed for a second day due to the lack of water.

'Ole Farmer' John Searchwell being buried today

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:00
John Searchwell, the oldest member of the distinguished fraternity of 'Ole Farmers', will be laid to rest today after a thanksgiving service for his life at St Cyprian's Anglican Church, Highgate, St Mary commencing at 11:00 am.

PM commends UNAIDS for support

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:00
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller greets Prime Minister of St Kitts & Nevis Denzil Douglas, who, along with officials from UNAIDS, made a courtesy visit at the Office of the Prime Minister on Wednesday. Prime Minister Simpson Miller commended UNAIDS for maintaining the momentum in the fight against HIV/AIDS and its continued support to Jamaica's HIV programme. She says Jamaica has been making significant progress in reducing the rate of transmission from mother-to-child, which now stands at less than five per cent and that an HIV workplace policy is in place to prevent discrimination and stigma. Simpson Miller said that she endorsed the approach by the Caribbean Community in sharing the responsibility and response to the HIV epidemic. "We have to pay special attention to the region. The fight against HIV and AIDS must be a shared responsibility and Jamaica is more than willing to lend its assistance to the region," said the prime minister.

Jamaican women held for drugs in Bahamas

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:00
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — A Jamaican woman is facing charges of importing dangerous drugs into The Bahamas after she was arrested at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) soon after her arrival from Panama.

Australia PM confident sounds are from Flight 370

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:00
PERTH, Australia (AP) — With the Malaysian jetliner mystery now five weeks old, officials have narrowed the search zone for the missing plane and are "very confident" the underwater signals they have heard are from its black box, Australia's prime minister said yesterday.

Top household worker to get GraceKennedy/Heather Little-White Award

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 21:00
GRACEKENNEDY this week launched the GraceKennedy/Heather Little-White Household Worker Award at its downtown Kingston headquarters.

Marley grandson on gun charge

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 21:00
MATTHEW Prendergast, the grandson of reggae legend Bob and Rita Marley, has been slapped with a gun charge resulting from an altercation with a security guard at the Bob Marley Museum on Hope Road in St Andrew.

ISCF gets injunction to block merger with JCF

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 21:00
THE Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF) yesterday obtained an injunction in the Supreme Court blocking its merger with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

Two more JUTC buses stoned

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 21:00
TWO more Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses were yesterday morning damaged by stone throwers in separate incidents at Gordon Town and Heroes Circle in St Andrew.