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Thu, 05/21/2015 - 22:00
A man shields his head from the sun as he treks through Denham Town, Kingston on Monday. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

Pepperpot - Referendum! Referendum! Referendum!

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 22:00
My call last week for there to be a referendum on the Caribbean of Court of Justice (CCJ) as our appeal court of last resort has received the support of my very large readership. Actually I was a little surprised that my sentiment was so widely shared. Everyone thinks that the problem with the CCJ is meddling politicians. Let me share a few of the more pointed comments with you:

Rain more than passport

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 22:00
Time is much cooler now! Thanks for all that fresh water (24). And I am hoping there is much more to come.

Colombian family recounts 'miracle' baby's landslide survival

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 22:00
SALGAR, Colombia (AFP) — Jhoset was asleep in his crib when the wall of mud washed over La Margarita, sweeping away everything in its path, killing his mother and leaving the 11- month-old an orphan.


Thu, 05/21/2015 - 22:00
MAYHEM erupted yesterday at the office of the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) in St Andrew as a crowd attempting to have passport applications processed before a fee increase deadline swelled to an uncontrollable level.

Munroe: Confidence in police at its highest

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 22:00
THE public's trust in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has grown in the last nine years and is now at its highest level, according to Executive Director of the National Integrity Action Professor Trevor Munroe.

Bee industry projected to earn $1b this year

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 22:00
THE Ministry of Agriculture is projecting that Jamaica's beekeeping industry will generate an estimated $1 billion in earnings from honey production in 2015.

UPDATE - Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:32
WASHINGTON (AP) - An ex-convict accused in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper was arrested Thursday, a week after authorities said the family was killed and their mansion was set on fire.

Government to makes changes to CHEC agreement

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:00
THE Government has signalled its intention to make changes to its concession agreement with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) for the construction of the north-south link of Highway 2000 to facilitate the speed at which the company is moving ahead with its own private development plans.

PHOTO: Female 'fan'

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:00
A woman is seen carrying a standing fan and a pair of pillows in the vicinity the Kingston Public Hospital, downtown Kingston, on Monday. (PHOTO GARFIELD ROBINSON)

Where is Cockpit Country?

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:00
DEPENDING on who you talk to, Cockpit Country — the expanse of tropical rainforest situated on sculpted limestone hills and valleys in west central Jamaica — is spread over 1,099 square km, or just about 10 per cent of the island's total area. That would have it featuring in six parishes: St James, Trelawny, St Ann, St Elizabeth, Manchester, and the northern tip of Clarendon.

Morant Bay's Rudolph Elder Park is National Labour Day project

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:00
THE Rudolph Elder Park, a recreational site located in Morant Bay, St Thomas, is the National Labour Day Project for 2015.

Guyana Opposition planning countrywide protests

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:00
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The main Opposition People's Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C), maintaining that the May 11 regional and general elections had been flawed, says it will be embarking on countrywide protests.

Member of T&T's integrity commission resigns

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:00
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Dr Shelly-Anne Lalchan has resigned as a member of the five-member Integrity Commission less than 24 hours after it announced that it would discontinue probing allegations that Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and senior ministers of her government were involved in an attempt to undermine several state institutions, including the judiciary.

US, Cuba continue 'diplomatic' talks

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:00
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States and Cuba launched a fourth round of talks yesterday, seeking to overcome hurdles blocking the restoration of diplomatic ties, as Cuban exiles warned of a fresh crackdown on dissidents in Havana.

Bahamas media welcome release of draft freedom Bill

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:00
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas Press Club (BPC) 2014 says it remains optimistic that the newly released Freedom of Information bill could be brought into force, notwithstanding that a similar bill was passed in 2012 but never enacted.

2 killed as Burundi anti-govt protests persist

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:00
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AFP) — Protesters in Burundi fought intense battles with police yesterday in violent

Team Jamaica might not compete at Taste of the Caribbean

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 17:18
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Jamaica National Culinary Team might not be able to make it to Hyatt Regency in Miami, Florida, to compete in this year's Taste of the Caribbean.

Vendors to pay more for misusing measures, weights

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 15:40
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Fines for the misuse of weights and measures by vendors are to be increased under the Weights and Measures (Amendment) Act, which is to be tabled in Parliament soon.

Woman fined J$10,000 for stealing milk powder

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 15:23
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A woman was fined J$10,000 after she pleaded guilty to stealing two packs of milk powder from a supermarket.