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Cuba strengthening support to CARICOM

Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, and Cuba’s Ambassador to Jamaica,
His Excellency  Bernardo Guanche Hernandez toast the 56th anniversary
of the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution (National Day), at a reception
held at the Ambassador’s residence in St Andrew on Thursday, January 22,
to mark occasion.(Photo: JIS)

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is slated to benefit from increased support from Cuba in the areas of health, education, disaster response, and support for the disabled. Cuba’s Ambassador to Jamaica, Bernardo Guanche Hernández, said his Government will ... Read More

Suspected burglar in Texas falls through ceiling, lands near police
HOUSTON, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a man's plans to break into a Houston store fell through ... Read More

Hackers target Malaysia Airlines, threaten data dump
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AFP) – The website of Malaysia Airlines was commandeered for several h ... Read More

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega smiles as the the crown is placed on her head as she becomes Miss Universe during the Miss Universe pageant in Miami, Sunday, January 25, 2015. (PHOTO: AP) Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe
MIAMI (AP) — Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runn ... Read More

Kaci Fennell finishes 5th in Miss Universe

Sunday, January 25, 2015 11:05 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Kaci Fennell on Sunday finished fifth in the 63rd annual Miss Universe Pageant in Doral, Miami. She made the top 15 cut then fiercely made her way across the stage in swimwear to be named first among the 10 most beautiful women in the world. Into top five, Fennell then had to prove herself in the question and answer section. Her question from the judges: "One in three women will experience violence in her lifetime, what can be done to get that number ... Read More

ONLINE PHOTO FROM MISS UNIVERSE - Kaci Fennell

Sunday, January 25, 2015 10:29 PM    

Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell onstage at Florida International University on January 25, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

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Kaci in top 5

Sunday, January 25, 2015 10:03 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Kaci Fennell on Sunday made the top-five cut in the 63rd annual Miss Universe Pageant now under way at the Florida International University Arena in Doral, Miami. She made the top 15 cut then fiercely made her way across the stage in swimwear to be named first among the 10 most beautiful women in the world. Now among the top five, will she be able to claim the top spot for Jamaica’s first Miss Universe title? Read More

Top 10 for Ja's Kaci Fennell

Sunday, January 25, 2015 9:21 PM    

Miss Universe Jamaica Kaci Fennel

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Kaci Fennell is into the top 10 at the 63rd annual Miss Universe Pageant that is now under way at the Florida International University Arena in Doral, Miami. She is inching closer to the top spot. Will she be able to bring home Jamaica’s first Miss Universe title? Ukraine, Colombia, Netherlands, Argentina, Philippines, Spain, Venezuela, Australia, and USA are the other contestants to have made the cut. Read More

Kaci Fennell into Miss Universe top 15

Sunday, January 25, 2015 8:41 PM    

(Photo: MissUniverseNews)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Kaci Fennell is into the top 15 at the 63rd annual Miss Universe Pageant now under way at the Florida International University Arena in Doral, Miami. The other contestants to have made the cut are India, Italy, Indonesia, USA, Venezuela, France, Spain, Philippines, Argentina, Ukraine, Netherlands, Brazil, and Australia. Will Fennell be able to claim the top spot for Jamaica’s first Miss Universe title? Read More

Honduras brings homicide rate down

Sunday, January 25, 2015 7:08 PM    

Forensic personnel and investigation agents in Honduras at work. (PHOTO: AFP)

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AFP) - Honduras has sharply reduced its homicide rate, one of the world's worst, from 86 to 66 per 100,000 people, President Juan Orlando Hernandez said Sunday. "We have started to defeat organised crime and drug traffickers who were trying to take control. "Yet there is still a great deal to be done" against the illegal drug trade and violent crime caused by gang members, he said. The president also defended the creation of the controversial Public Safety Military Poli ... Read More

Hoax call put through to British prime minister

Sunday, January 25, 2015 6:57 PM    

Prime Minister David Cameron

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – A hoax caller pretending to be a spy chief was put through to British Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday, prompting a review of security procedures, a government spokeswoman said. The caller pretended to be the director of Britain's electronic spy agency GCHQ Robert Hannigan, and was put through to Cameron on an official mobile phone, the spokeswoman said. The "brief" conversation ended once it was revealed to be a hoax and no sensitive information was ... Read More

Man kills co-worker, then himself at NYC Home Depot

Sunday, January 25, 2015 6:10 PM    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Police say an employee at a Home Depot store in Manhattan argued with a co-worker before fatally shooting him and then killing himself. It happened around 2:45 p.m. Sunday in the posh Chelsea neighborhood. NYPD Capt. Steven Wren said the employee came into the store and exchanged words with another man before pulling out a gun and shooting him multiple times. The shooter then shot himself in the head. It was unclear what the argument between the men was abo ... Read More



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