US owes blacks reparations over slavery: UN experts - 8:26 AM
GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The United States should give African Americans reparations for slavery, UN experts said Tuesday, warning that the country had not yet confronted its legacy of "racial terrorism". Amid a presidential election campaign in which racial rhetoric has played a central ...
T&T health authorities investigating latest case of microcephaly - 7:51 AM
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The Ministry of Health says it is seeking assistance from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to determine whether a baby born with microcephaly is as a result of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Microcephaly is a ...
Clinton boosted by debate as candidates rally support - 7:48 AM
WHITE PLAINS, United States (AFP) — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton jumped back onto the campaign trail Tuesday after a bitter first head-to-head debate in which Clinton frequently forced her prickly opponent on to the back foot. The White House hopefuls sparred over temperament, stamina, j ...
'Disturbed' father of bride kills 12 at Yemen wedding - 7:34 AM
ADEN, Yemen (AFP) — A wedding in Yemen ended in tragedy when the "mentally disturbed" father of the bride hurled two grenades, killing eight women, four children and himself, an official and relative said Tuesday. Eighteen others, including women and children, were wounded in the incident la ...
Health Ministry to gather data on cancers islandwide - 7:22 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Health is expanding the reach of the National Cancer Registry (NCR) to the entire island, to facilitate gathering data on every type of cancer in Jamaica. Director of Non-Communicable Diseases and Injuries Prevention in the Ministry of Health, Dr Tam ...
Clinton, Trump clash in fiery first debate - 12:15 AM
HEMPSTEAD, United States (AFP) – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded insults and sparred over temperament, stamina and judgement Monday, in a fiery US presidential debate that often saw the Republican on the back foot. With six weeks until election day and polls showing a virtual dead ...
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Etana needs a crash course - Read times
I do not want any trouble, and there may be more important things to occupy newspaper pages, but nevertheless I draw your attention to the verbal gaff by the great songstress Etana on a popular television programme last week. I did not appreciate the way the television interviewer, in his narra ...
Tacky High student nails 15 CSEC subjects - Read times
FINANCIAL struggles coupled with the ill-health of his father forced Devrow Boyd to make tough decisions, one of which should have affected him academically but the St Mary teen knew that he would have prevailed. “When my father got a stroke, due to financial reasons, I made the decision to ...
Lisa fires back - Read times
Lisa Hanna yesterday accused senior People’s National Party (PNP) official AJ Nicholson of making false accusations against her, and said his actions demonstrated why there was urgent need for renewal in the Opposition party. Hanna, the member of parliament for St Ann South Eastern, w ...
Two dead, 3 injured in St Elizabeth crash - Read times
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — A two-vehicle collision on the Gutters main road in St Elizabeth last night has left two people dead and three injured. The deceased have been identified as Devoni Gayle, 18, of Blue Mountain, Manchester and Natalie Lewis, 19, of Heartease district, also in Mancheste ...