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Merkel wins fourth term, hard right gains foothold in parliament 11:45 am

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany's general election on Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the hard-right AfD party winning its first seats in parliament. Read More

New Zealand pledges aid to help Caribbean countries affected by hurricanes 11:07 am
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Government of New Zealand will be contributing NZ$250,000 (US$ 183,359) to the immediate relief efforts to help countries in the region that have been affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria.... Read More

2017 game bird shooting season over, NEPA reminds 10:46 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reminding all hunters and members of the public that the 2017 game bird shooting season came to a close at 9:00 am today.... Read More

Five days on, hopes fade in Mexico City quake rescue operations 10:18 am
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — Hopes of finding more survivors after Mexico City's devastating quake dwindled to virtually nothing on Sunday, five days after the 7.1 tremor rocked the heart of the mega-city, toppling dozens of buildings and killing more than 300 people.... Read More

Jamaica 'deeply moved' by onslaught of hurricanes in the C'bean, Johnson Smith tells UN

Sunday, September, 24 2017 9:51 am    

UNITED NATIONS, United States (CMC) — Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, says the country was “deeply moved” by the onslaught of two massive hurricanes that have forced thousands of people across the Caribbean into a life that... Read More

12-y-o girl missing since Wednesday

Sunday, September, 24 2017 9:33 am    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — A High Alert has been activated for 12-year-old Shanique Stewart, of McIntosh Drive, Kingston 3 who has been missing since Wednesday, September 20.She is of dark complexion, stout build and is about 168 centimetres (5 feet 6 inches) tall. Read More

Ali's rapid ton powers England to 369 against Windies

Sunday, September, 24 2017 9:17 am    

BRISTOL, United Kingdom (AFP) — Moeen Ali's blazing century powered England to an imposing total of 369 for nine in the third one-day international against West Indies at Bristol on Sunday. Read More

Solange Sinclair is Miss Jamaica World 2017

By Kevin Jackson | Sunday, September, 24 2017 12:13 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Solange Sinclair, a crowd favourite from the outset, was crowned Miss Jamaica World 2017 during the pageant's grand coronation on Saturday night at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston. Read More

Reid says 1,500 basic schools being assessed

Saturday, September, 23 2017 5:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid, says the Early Childhood Commission (ECC) is currently assessing 1,500 basic schools for conversion to infant schools in 2018/19. Read More

London acid attack injures at least five

Saturday, September, 23 2017 4:54 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — An acid attack in east London injured at least five people on Saturday, with police saying they had arrested one man, although they did not believe the incident was terror related. Read More

Former pacer Davis honoured by Windies side

Saturday, September, 23 2017 4:39 pm    

BRISTOL, England (CMC) — Former West Indies fast bowler Winston Davis was honoured by members of the current team during a special event staged on his behalf on Friday night. Read More

ONLINE READERS' COMMENT: Corruption under our radar, but over our limit

Saturday, September, 23 2017 4:33 pm    

The Editor, Sir:The government seems oblivious to the fact, that when there are too many complex processes to get everyday things done by the public, they will seek an easier way to have it done, and this eventually breeds corruption. Read More

PAHO says Caribbean eliminates maternal, neonatal tetanus

Saturday, September, 23 2017 3:07 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) says that the region of the Americas, including the Caribbean, has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), a disease that was responsible for the deaths of more than 10,000 new-borns every year in the... Read More

NEPA invites feedback on provisional development orders

Saturday, September, 23 2017 2:27 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reminding interested parties to submit feedback on recently drafted provisional development orders by the September 30 deadline. Read More

US bombers fly off east coast of North Korea — Pentagon

Saturday, September, 23 2017 2:21 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US bombers flew off the east coast of North Korea Saturday in a show of force designed to project American military power in the face of Pyongyang's weapons programs, escalating already sky-high tensions. Read More


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