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19-y-o held with illegal gun to face court

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:11
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Nineteen-year-old Jhaval Clarke, otherwise called “Boy Boy”, of Upper Oxford Street in Kingston, was arrested and charged after he was found in possession of an illegal firearm at William Street on Tuesday.

Human rights group says same-sex laws already exist in Bahamas

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:58
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – The President of the Grand Bahama Human Rights Association (GBHRA), Fred Smith, has dismissed claims by a small group of pastors that the June 7 referendum on gender equality opens the way for same-sex marriages in the Bahamas.

Jamaican woman is world's third oldest person

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:48
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's oldest citizen, supercentenarian Violet Moss Brown, is approximately eight months younger than the world's oldest person, Susannah Mushatt Jones of the United States, according to information available from the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) website.

Jamaica's participation in Caricom to be reviewed – PM

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:41
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced today that he will appoint a commission to review Jamaica’s participation in the Caribbean Community (Caricom) and Single Market.

Gov’t accords official funeral to Derrick Rochester

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 08:34
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government of Jamaica says it will accord an official funeral to former Member of Parliament for South East St Elizabeth Derrick Austin Rochester.

Protests as Venezuela embraces 2-day workweek to save power 

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 07:18
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan cities cleaned up from a night of looting and fiery protests Wednesday as government offices closed their doors for the rest of the week in the face of a worsening energy crisis that is causing daily blackouts.

South Korea reveals Zika-proof clothing for Rio 

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 06:53
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's Olympic committee on Wednesday unveiled Zika-proof long-sleeved shirts and pants it says will help protect the country's Olympic athletes from the mosquito-borne virus at this year's games in Rio de Janeiro.

Rio shrugs off Olympic doubts for 100 day countdown

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 06:06
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday launched the 100 day countdown to hosting South America's first Olympic Games with government and global sports leaders insisting they can overcome Brazil's political meltdown and troubled preparations.

UPDATE: INDECOM probing death of 13-y-o student

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 05:33
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of 13-year-old J’Quan Forbes, the son of a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

St Lucia wants changes to CARICOM CET

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 05:00
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — The St Lucia government says Caribbean Community (CARICOM) should review the Common External Tariff (CET), saying that the “world has changed dramatically” since the signing of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas that governs the 15-member regional integration grouping.

Jerome Taylor replaces Malinga in IPL

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:28
NEW DELHI, India (AFP) – West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor on Wednesday signed for the Mumbai Indians, replacing Lasith Malinga who was ruled out of this season's Indian Premier League (IPL) with a knee injury.

Two-time Olympic champion Felix Sanchez announces retirement 

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:08
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Two-time Olympic 400-meter hurdles gold medalist Felix Sanchez has announced his retirement at the age of 38 and will not compete in the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro.

Seven Caribbean inmates sent home early from Bermuda

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 03:56
HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — The Bermuda government says seven incarcerated Caribbean nationals have been deported to their home countries after their jail time was cut short and a deal struck with the Royal Bermuda Regiment.

Two men arrested in Manchester gun seizure

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 03:42
MANCHESTER, Jamaica – The Mandeville Police seized a firearm and several rounds of ammunition during a vehicular search in Berry Hill district, Knockpatrick in Manchester on Monday. Two men were arrested and charge in connection with the seizure.

Rainy days, puss & dog

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 23:28
FRIENDS, mi sure you all love April. What a rainy (24) month! Portland couldn’t tek nuh more, so there came the dirty water (30).

‘A tempting sell’

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 22:00
CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) — The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as an alternative to painkillers.

‘Nothing to worry about’

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 22:00
MINISTER of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson is assuring pensioners that the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) will continue to remain viable.

Resilience of vulnerable communities to be enhanced

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 22:00
THE capacity of the island’s vulnerable communities to improve their resilience to climate change and other risk factors has been further boosted with an allocation of $19.6 million.

St Lucia PM warns opposition against release of IMPACS report

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 22:00
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony has called on the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) not to release the report of an investigation into alleged police killings if it should form the next government following general elections later this year.