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Sexual violence rampant among El Salvador gangs

6 hours 3 min ago
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- In a country terrorized by gangsters, it is left to the dead to break the silence on sexual violence.

Gospel singer Barbara Jones dies

6 hours 14 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Singer Barbara Jones, who died last Friday at age 62, was among the second generation of Jamaican female performers who emerged during the 1970s.

Island Grill donates $1m to Mustard Seed children's treat

6 hours 46 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Island Grill has donated $1 million along with hundreds of toys to Mustard Seed Communities towards its annual Christmas treat for 5000 children.

Victim of St Catherine mob-beating dies in hospital

7 hours 10 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man who was brutally beaten last Wednesday by an angry mob in St Catherine succumbed to his injuries at hospital early this morning (Monday, December 22).

Caribbean share of global tourism market declining -- Study

7 hours 42 min ago
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – A study examining what is driving the tourism flows in the Caribbean has found that the region’s share of the global tourism market is declining.

Veteran Grenadian journalist dies

7 hours 51 min ago
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) – Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell led the tribute to veteran journalist Leslie Pierre, who died at the General Hospital here on Sunday night. He was 86.

Gunmen shot in hold-up outside MoBay bank

8 hours 50 min ago
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- Two gunmen were reportedly shot and injured in a hold-up outside a bank in Montego Bay, St James a short while ago.

China indicts Jackie Chan's son on drug charge

9 hours 7 min ago
If convicted, singer-actor Jaycee Chan could be jailed for up to three years.

Six arrested in Sangster Airport J$12-m drug bust

9 hours 39 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The police have reported the arrest of six people including two women and the seizure of approximately 8.4 kilograms of cocaine at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay on Thursday, December 18.

Mugabe fires more cabinet members

11 hours 1 min ago
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe's festive season is marked by continued political infighting and financial austerity, as the president fired two more cabinet ministers and the country's civil servants learned they will not get annual holiday bonuses.

14-y-o shot dead in Westmoreland

11 hours 10 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A 14-year-old student of Belmont Academy in Westmoreland was last night fatally shot by unknown assailants in the parish.

60,000 customers to get JPS early-payment rebate in January

11 hours 41 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) says it is in the process of applying the Early Payment Incentive (EPI) of $250 to the accounts of 60,000 customers, as this was not applied during the normal processing of bill payments.

Trinidad police investigating incident that delayed CAL flight

12 hours 7 min ago
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams said he has ordered a probe into reports that a senior police officer was removed on a flight to Tobago after he failed to follow orders to switch off his mobile telephone.

UPDATE:Two victims of Temple Hall crash identified

13 hours 4 min ago
ST ANDREW, Jamaica -- Police have released the names of two of the three victims killed in a crash along Temple Hall main Road, St Andrew on Sunday.

Martelly appoints interim prime minister in Haiti

13 hours 11 min ago
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – President Michel Martelly has named his Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume, as interim prime minister one week after he accepted the resignation of Laurent Lamothe from the post.

Airy Castle Police Youth Club making a difference

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 22:00
SEVERAL Jamaican communities have been struggling to attract young people to become members of police youth clubs because of the fear of being labelled as informers.

Cuba: Jamaica on the right side of history

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 22:00
UNITED States President Barack Obama's announcement last week of a thaw in relations with Cuba offers some opportunities for Jamaica, former Cabinet minister Dr Christopher Tufton believes.

Homeless for Christmas

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 22:00
LIME HALL, ST ANN -- It won't be much of a merry Christmas for eight adults and children whose homes in Content Heights district were damaged last week during a land slippage that followed two days of heavy downpour.

Adventists donate equipment to St Ann's Bay Hospital

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 22:00
When St Ann's Bay Hospital received a nebuliser recently, it was immediately put into service given the urgent need for the life-saving equipment at the facility.

California questions over safety of driverless cars

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 22:00
It's a rare case of the law getting ahead of an emerging technology and reflects regulators' struggle to balance consumer protection with innovation.