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Pensioner hit by motor car in St Mary, dies

ST MARY, Jamaica – Seventy-six-year-old Granville Wallace, a pensioner of Richards Pen in St Mary, died today after he was hit by a motor vehicle on the Rio Nuevo main road in the parish. Reports from the Retreat police are that Wallace was hit by a Toyota Corolla motor car about 11:30 am whi ... Read More

US Governor declares state of emergency amid Baltimore riots
BALTIMORE, United States (AFP) – The governor of the US state of Maryland declared a state of ... Read More

Report cases of child abuse, Ffolkes Abrahams urges
ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) – State Minister for Industry, Investment and Commerce, Sharon Ffolkes ... Read More

Flawed airbags linked to 105 injuries, 6 deaths
WASHINGTON, United States(AFP) – Japan's Takata has expanded the number of alleged incidents r ... Read More

Digicel 5K nets J$6.9m for 12 special needs schools, institutions

Monday, April 27, 2015 5:52 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Twelve special-needs schools and institutions recently received support through proceeds from the third annual Digicel Foundation 5K Run/Walk. Proceeds of J$6.9 million received from the 5K Run/Walk were officially distributed to 12 partners when the Foundation and the event sponsors visited their offices last Thursday. In October 2014 the Digicel Foundation hosted the signature event, which saw the involvement of 8,052 participants, a 10 per cent increase from the pr ... Read More

Facebook collecting Nepal quake aid donations

Monday, April 27, 2015 5:17 PM    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP)- Facebook was rolling out a donation button Monday for contributions to victims of the massive earthquake in Nepal, and offered to match up to $2 million. "People are coming together to support those affected by the earthquake that struck Nepal and impacted the populations of Nepal, India and Bangladesh," Facebook said in a blog post. Facebook said that as of Monday, users will see a message at the top of their News Feed with an option to donate to International ... Read More

PNP to host islandwide town hall meetings

Monday, April 27, 2015 5:09 PM    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica – The People's National Party will on Thursday launch its 2015 'Face2Face' series at the Campion College Auditorium in St Andrew. The series, which will take the form of town hall consultations will see ministers and mayors providing updates things achieved at both the local and central government levels. Mayor of Kingston Angela Brown Burke, Minister of Finance and Planning Peter Phillips, Education Minister Ronald Thwaites, and Minister of National Security Peter Bu ... Read More

Cops say alleged ISIS-bound Jamaican teen had peculiar travel pattern

Monday, April 27, 2015 4:39 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Constabulary Force's Corporate Communications Unit a short while issued a statement from the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Branch (C-TOC) detailing its investigation of the alleged ISIS-bound 16-year-old boy from St Mary, that was stopped in Suriname. See the statement in full: Since April 11, 2015, the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Branch (C-TOC) has been investigating the circumstances surrounding Suriname’s denial of entry to a 16- ... Read More

Woman faces court for touching man's penis

Monday, April 27, 2015 3:34 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A young woman was this morning taken before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court for allegedly touching a man on his penis. The woman was recently arrested and charged with indecent assault following an alleged altercation between her and the complainant at a popular strip club in New Kingston. However, when the accused appeared in court this morning, she pleaded not guilty while laughing and was admonished for doing so by Senior Magistrate Judith Pusey. "I ... Read More

Facebook rolls out video calls on messenger

Monday, April 27, 2015 3:27 PM    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States(AFP)–Facebook on Monday began rolling out video calling on its Messenger mobile application, enabling face-to-face conversations among users of the app around the world. With the new feature, users can add video to calls to another person with the same application. "You can quickly start a video call from any conversation with just one tap," Facebook said in a statement. "If you're messaging with someone and realize that words just aren't enough, you can sim ... Read More

Third UN Global Road Safety Week to be launched

Monday, April 27, 2015 3:23 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chin and deejay Jeffrey ‘Agent Sasco’ Campbell will be special guests at the launch of the third UN Global Road Safety Week in Jamaica. Portia Simpson Miller is also expected to deliver an official address at the launch. The event, being staged at the ATL Showroom on Oxford Road in Kingston on April 30 at 10:00 am, is aimed at increasing the awareness of the importance of placing emphasis on the safety of children while travel ... Read More

T&T PM won't be influenced to call early election

Monday, April 27, 2015 2:31 PM    

Kamla Persad Bissessar

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – While addressing the 26th anniversary of the ruling United National Congress (UNC) in Couva, Central Trinidad, on Sunday night, Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar said she would not be rushed into naming a date for the general election that must be held no later than September 17 this year. “Today, speculation is all over that I am going to announce the election date today. But listen carefully, the last time a man tried that he lost the election when he ... Read More

T&T Gov't moving to have Opposition Leader suspended from Parliament

Monday, April 27, 2015 2:23 PM    

Keith Rowley

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The coalition People’s Partnership Government says it is moving towards having Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley suspended from the Parliament after accusing him of providing false information to legislators in the so-called “Emailgate” scandal. Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar, addressing the 26th anniversary of the ruling United National Congress (UNC) in Couva, Central Trinidad, on Sunday night, said that the so-called emails that ... Read More

Religious group against Alkaline performing in Dominica

Monday, April 27, 2015 2:11 PM    

Alkaline

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) – The Dominica Association of Evangelical Churches (DAEC) says it will continue to voice strong objection to Jamaican Dance Hall artiste Alkaline performing here on Saturday.  Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has already said that unless Alkaline, whose real name is Earlan Bartley poses a security risk, the government cannot prevent him from entering and performing on the island. Skerrit said his administration is more than willing to discuss with the DAEC thei ... Read More



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