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Cop held, beaten during attempted break-in

7 hours 22 min ago
CLARENDON, Jamaica – Residents of Morgan’s district in Spaulding, Clarendon, this morning set upon robbers in their community, only to later discover that one of the men was a police constable.

Dozens of Venezuelans shot by police amid crime crackdown

8 hours 3 min ago
MARACAY, Venezuela (AP) — Workers in the industrial complex had been hiding in bathrooms and closets for hours when the shooting stopped. The last of the four suspected thieves, a slightly built man in yellow rain boots, surrendered on the roof, crying out “Jesus saves!"

Cop stabbed in neck while quelling dispute

8 hours 39 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A policeman is currently in hospital after he was stabbed in the neck while on duty in Admiral Town, Kingston this morning.

Woman, toddler hospitalised after gunmen murder man in Spanish Town

8 hours 47 min ago
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – A man was shot dead last night while three other people, including a woman and her one-year-old child, were left nursing gunshot wounds.

Trinidad and Tobago celebrating 53 years of independence

9 hours 14 min ago
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago is celebrating its 53rd anniversary of political independence from Britain with the thoughts of the political leaders of the country fixed on the September 7 general elections and the destruction that occurred in the neighbouring island of Dominica.

Hurricane Fred forms in the Atlantic

9 hours 44 min ago
MIAMI (AP) — Fred has strengthened to a hurricane as it approaches the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

Online prayer for the day

10 hours 48 min ago
Almighty, true and incomparable God,

Four hot!!

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 22:00
Friends, I know that you are still celebrating, like me. But, while you are at it, let us not forget the task at hand: that is to mek sure we get some of di mean man money (25, 19).

Bothered by a rash of suicides, Rev urges cops to be brother's keeper

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 22:00
THE recent spate of suicides among Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) members has led a member of the constabulary's Chaplaincy Unit to call on police personnel to look out for signs of stress among colleagues.

A house at last

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 22:00
EIGHTY- two-year-old Alva Brown sat with a smile on his face and watched as Food For The Poor (FFP) workers constructed his new home in Steer Town, St Ann. After years of living in a badly deteriorated house the elderly man and his daughter Kayon were happy to finally have a comfortable dwelling.

'I want to chop off your head and hang it on a stick'

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 22:00
A Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier accused of chopping his common-law wife and two of her friends, while threatening to hack off one of the victim's head and put it on a stick, has been offered bail.

Tripling of crime has office under great pressure but first woman DPP fights on

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 22:00
THE mission statement of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) is to provide the people of Jamaica with an independent and effective criminal prosecution service which is both fair and just. The ODPP is staffed with 44 attorneys, 43 of whom act on the DPP's behalf as her agents, and  34 administrative members of staff.

PM expresses deepest sympathy toward storm-ravaged Dominica

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 22:00
PRIME Minister Portia Simpson Miller has expressed "deepest sympathy" on behalf of Jamaica to the Government and people of Dominica on the tragic loss of lives and destruction caused by Tropical Storm Erika.

Inmates better public schools in CSEC math passes

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 22:00
INMATES residing at three of the island's penal institutions continue to produce exceptional results at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) level.

Region should explore billion-dollar ganja industry, Caricom heads told

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 22:00
THE Caribbean Community (Caricom) is considered to have some 'competitive' advantage in the cultivation of the marijuana plant for medicinal purposes and may wish to explore any commercial benefit from a potential multi-billion dollar industry, according to a report now before Caricom heads.

Letter from Hungary: Migrants seek EU's field of dreams

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 22:00
ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — On the edge of a Hungarian cornfield, the beam from a car's headlights reflects in their eyes: Europe's newest residents catching their breaths, fresh from evading border police.

Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 22:00
TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, holding up anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies to the beat of a drum.

Fire at Saudi oil company residence kills 11

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 22:00
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A large fire broke out yesterday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 200, officials in the kingdom said.

Superstardom! - Saint Model Tami Williams creates history

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 21:00
SAINT International and Jamaican model Tami Williams is the first Caribbean model to be selected by Calvin Klein (CK),the global fashion behemoth, as the face of the brand for its Collection Fall 2015 Campaign, catapulting the young woman into the realm of superstardom.

Mavis Coke, mother of SDA communication director, laid to rest

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 21:00
HUNDREDS of family, friends and associates gathered at the Meadowvale Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kingston yesterday at the service of thanksgiving for the life of Mavis Midory Coke who died on July 29, 2015. She was 84.