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Firefighters rushed to hospital after truck overturns

ST ANDREW, Jamaica - Three firefighters were rushed to hospital after the truck in which they were travelling ran off the roadway and overturned near to Kingston Industries Ltd on Spanish Town Road in St Andrew. Reports are that about 1:10 pm, the firefighters were returning from the scene of a fir ... Read More

(Photo:  Rural St Andrew health centres get J$12-m renovation
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) is currently spending app ... Read More

Upsurge in porn shared on social media, St Lucia police concerned
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) - Police Monday said they are concerned at the upsurge in pornographic vide ... Read More

Ja's adaptation programme to help with effects of climate change
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica is among the first set of countries to access a US$10-million grant from ... Read More

More than 2,000 rounds of ammo seized, 4 arrested

Monday, March 02, 2015 11:57 AM    


MANCHESTER, Jamaica - Four people are now in police custody following the seizure of 2,050 rounds of ammunition on the Grove Place main road in Manchester this morning. Reports are that about 12:45 am, a team of officers was on an operation in the area when a motor vehicle and its occupants were searched, and 600 .45 rounds of ammunition and 1,450 9mm rounds of ammunition seized. The police are withholding the identities of the people in custody pending further investigations. Read More

Husband of murdered T&T journalist sent for psychiatric testing

Monday, March 02, 2015 11:46 AM    

Marcia Henville (Photo: Trinidad Express)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – A Magistrate has sent the husband of slain television journalist Marcia Henville for psychiatric testing after he appeared in court Monday charged with her murder. Sheldon Henville, 40, appeared in the Tunapuna Court, east of here, less than 48 hours after the Director of Public prosecution Roger Gaspard gave the police the go-ahead to charge him with her murder as well as arson. Marcia, 51, the host of TV6’s Point Blank, was killed on January 23 at ... Read More

St Lucia PM to address CARICOM issues at University lecture

Monday, March 02, 2015 10:20 AM    

St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony will discuss the costs and benefits of the regional integration movement, when he delivers a lecture at the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) on Tuesday. UWI said that Anthony, will be the third Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leader to deliver an address under its “Distinguished Open Lecture” as part of its CARICOM Leaders Lecture Series, following the current CARICOM Chairman ... Read More

Haiti says Ebola measures still in effect

Monday, March 02, 2015 9:40 AM    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – Health authorities here say that the international guidelines regarding the prevention of the Ebola virus remain in effect and that people who would have travelled to countries with the deadly virus “should not try to get into Haiti before a minimum period of 21 days after the departure from the affected country”. The Ministry of Public Health and Population said it was reiterating the need to protect the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARI ... Read More

Holness working to bring stability to JLP

Monday, March 02, 2015 9:19 AM    

Leader of the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness  addressing delegates and supporters in Portland on Sunday

PORTLAND, Jamaica – Leader of the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness declared Sunday evening that the JLP is strong in the midst of the present controversy facing the party. He was addressing East Portland delegates and supporters at the Fair Prospect High School at the East Portland constituency conference. “I am doing everything within my powers to bring stability and to carry out the functions and duties of the party” he told the audience. “I don't ... Read More

Ganja worth J$8.5m seized at KCT

Monday, March 02, 2015 8:45 AM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A team of officers assigned to the Narcotics Division seized more than 1,000 pounds of ganja at the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT) on Gordon Cay on Sunday. Reports from the Newport West Police are that about 7:30 am, a routine check of the facility was conducted and the illicit drug found in a container destined for Costa Rica. The drug, weighing a total of 1,301 pounds (593.35 kilograms), was seized and has an estimated street value of J$8,456,500. No one was arr ... Read More

Pakistan police arrest 471 parents for refusing polio vaccine

Monday, March 02, 2015 8:29 AM    

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) – Police in northwest Pakistan have arrested more than 450 parents for refusing to vaccinate their children against polio, officials said on Monday. Riaz Khan Mehsud, deputy commissioner of Peshawar, the main town of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, told AFP that 471 parents were detained and sent to jail for refusing the vaccine. Pakistan is one of only three countries in the world where polio remains endemic but years of efforts to stamp it out have be ... Read More

St James police deny killing shopkeeper 

Monday, March 02, 2015 8:08 AM    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The St James Police are refuting claims that they shot and killed a businessman whose bullet-riddled body was discovered in a section of the Salt Spring community in the parish yesterday. Residents of Salt Spring staged a demonstration in their community yesterday, over the fatal shooting of 28-year-old shopkeeper Sandrea Johnson of Simmonds Crescent, Montego Heights, Salt Spring, St James. The irate residents who mounted roadblocks in the Salt Spring community, accused ... Read More

No consensus on Caribbean candidate for top Commonwealth post

Monday, March 02, 2015 8:02 AM    

Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have failed to agree on a single candidate for the post of Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne has said. The leaders, who met in the Bahamas last week for their 26th inter-sessional summit, said no agreement had also been taken regarding the position of Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS). “The answer to that question is no b ... Read More

Jamaica's debt to reach just over J$2 trillion

Sunday, March 01, 2015 6:13 PM    

Minister of Finance and Planning Dr Peter Phillips

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s public debt stock is projected to reach $2.072 trillion by the start of financial year 2015/16 on April 1. This is an increase of approximately $125 billion, or 6.5 per cent over the 2013/14 figure. This has been stated in the Medium Term Debt Strategy (MTDS) for financial years 2015/16-2017/18, which was tabled by Minister of Finance and Planning Dr Peter Phillips in the House of Representatives on February 19. The MTDS noted that additional debt tri ... Read More



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