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US says Cuba's political prisoners are "affront" to democracy

Tuesday, October, 16 2018 7:35 am    

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States says Cuba is jailing 130 political prisoners in a "blatant affront" to fundamental democratic freedoms, but the Cuban ambassador to the United Nations said Monday that the US lacks the moral authority to teach other countries such lessons given what... Read More

West Indies coach Law banned for two ODIs

Tuesday, October, 16 2018 7:24 am    

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — West Indies coach Stuart Law will miss his team's two upcoming one-day internationals against India after a breach of the ICC code of conduct saw him banned by world cricket's ruling body on Tuesday. Read More

Weather forecast: Afternoon showers, thunderstorms across central, western parishes

Tuesday, October, 16 2018 7:11 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says a trough is expected to linger across the island through to tomorrow.This morning should be partly cloudy across eastern parishes, while it will be mainly fair elsewhere. Read More

Prayer for the day

Tuesday, October, 16 2018 6:21 am    

God of mercy, you know the secrets of all human hearts, for you know who is just and you forgive the repentant sinner. Read More

SRHA chairman highlights mental health challenges

Monday, October, 15 2018 4:39 pm    

 MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Chairman of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA), Wayne Chen, says there are several challenges in dealing with mental health issues. Read More

Twelve killed as floods hit southwest France

Monday, October, 15 2018 3:26 pm    

VILLEGAILHENC, France (AFP) — At least 12 people died when violent rainstorms turned rivers into raging torrents in southwest France on Monday, prompting some of the deadliest flooding in years, officials said. Read More

Fraser Pryce deserves place in annals of track and field, says Holness

Monday, October, 15 2018 1:40 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says based on the stellar performance of Olympian, Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce, she “reserves and deserves a place in the annals of track and field”. Read More

More collaboration to address waste management issues in region – UN official

Monday, October, 15 2018 12:45 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Head of the United Nations (UN) Environment Caribbean Sub-Regional Office, Vincent Sweeney, says that a more collaborative approach will be taken to address waste management issues in the region.  Read More

ONLINE READER'S COMMENT: Young women, don't let cell phones put your lives in danger

Monday, October, 15 2018 12:20 pm    

Dear Editor,How many of us are abiding by these principles, or putting them in practice: "Prevention is better than cure." And: "Be as wise as a serpent and as harmless as a dove." Read More

WHO considering global health emergency over DRC Ebola outbreak

Monday, October, 15 2018 11:31 am    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization said Monday its experts will meet this week to determine whether an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo constitutes a global health emergency. Read More

Technical training programme for government attorneys

Monday, October, 15 2018 11:18 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Attorney General's Department has launched a technical training programme for attorneys in central government, which is focused on the centralisation of legal services. Read More

Prince Harry and Meghan expecting first baby

Monday, October, 15 2018 10:41 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Forget Brexit. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan announced Monday they were expecting their first baby, setting off a media frenzy, debates over the royal name, and expressions of delight from the queen. Read More

JAMPRO working with company to process local foods for UK market

Monday, October, 15 2018 10:37 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is working with a company that intends to process local foods for the United Kingdom (UK) market.  Read More

Support for marijuana decriminalisation across the region

Monday, October, 15 2018 9:56 am    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The chairperson of the CARICOM Regional Commission on Marijuana, Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, says there's much support across the region for the decriminalisation of marijuana. Read More

Tourism minister orders security audit of hotels

Monday, October, 15 2018 9:28 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has ordered an intensive security audit of the tourism sector including hotels and attractions as part of efforts to strengthen destination... Read More


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