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Guyana seeking int'l help in multi-million dollar drug bust case

Tuesday, May, 23 2017 3:23 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – The Guyana Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) says it is seeking international assistance as investigations continue into recent the G$550 million (US$22 million) drug bust in East Bank Essequibo.The police report that on May 14,... Read More

Two females, man charged in St James AK47 seizure

Tuesday, May, 23 2017 2:50 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica – The St James police arrested and charged a male and two females following the seizure of a firearm and rounds of ammunition in Perline Stream, St James yesterday.Charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition are 36-year-old... Read More

Ethiopia's Tedros elected new WHO chief

Tuesday, May, 23 2017 2:32 pm    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) – Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom was elected as the new head of the powerful World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, vowing to shake up an agency seen as needing major reform.The former Ethiopian health minister beat out Britain's... Read More

Caribbean countries urged to save for 'rainy days'

Tuesday, May, 23 2017 1:55 pm    

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands (CMC) – A senior official of the World Bank Tuesday called on Caribbean countries to save more funds “for rainy days” even as he acknowledged that regional countries were capable of getting their finances in order. Read More

Suspect named in deadly UK concert attack

Tuesday, May, 23 2017 1:48 pm    

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) – Police on Tuesday named a young man -- reportedly British-born of Libyan descent -- as the suspect behind a suicide bombing that ripped into young fans at a concert in Manchester, killing 22 including an eight-year-old girl. Read More

Caribbean nationals nabbed trying to enter US via Puerto Rico

Tuesday, May, 23 2017 1:16 pm    

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CMC) – United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says border patrol agents arrested seven Caribbean migrants found along with others inside a wooden “yola” type vessel, as they tried to enter the US via Puerto Rico. Read More

Positive response to EPOC community meetings

Tuesday, May, 23 2017 12:47 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) is reporting positive response to its “Pon di Corner” community sensitisation meetings.The sessions, which got underway more than two weeks ago, seek to raise awareness... Read More

PHOTOS: Labour Day across Kingston

Tuesday, May, 23 2017 12:15 pm    

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James Bond star Roger Moore dead at 89

Tuesday, May, 23 2017 12:09 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – British actor Roger Moore, who played James Bond over two decades with a suave wit, died Tuesday aged 89, drawing tributes for his portrayal of the womanising superspy as well as for his charity work."It is with a heavy heart... Read More

Gay couple tie knot in Canada after Bermuda court victory

Tuesday, May, 23 2017 11:37 am    

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) – A gay couple whose successful legal challenge opened the way for same-sex marriage in Bermuda have wed in Canada.Bermudian Winston Godwin and his Canadian partner Greg DeRoche said they decided to have the ceremony in DeRoche's... Read More

Health ministry on mission to reduce obesity

Tuesday, May, 23 2017 11:22 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Ministry of Health is leading a multi-sectoral approach to reduce the number of people suffering from obesity.Under the National Strategic and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in... Read More

PHOTOS: Jamaicans participate in Labour Day activities

Tuesday, May, 23 2017 11:12 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Many Jamaicans are currently participating in numerous Labour Day activities across the country where emphasis is being placed on the cleaning up of national monuments along with several tree-planting exercises. Read More

UK attack exposes vulnerability of public events

Tuesday, May, 23 2017 10:52 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – The suicide attack on a Manchester pop concert has sparked criticism about security, but experts said it highlighted the daunting task authorities face in neutralising those bent on destruction.Police confirmed Tuesday that... Read More

Jamaicans urged to plant trees

Tuesday, May, 23 2017 10:36 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Jamaicans are being encouraged to plant trees to support the 'Trees for Life' initiative, aimed at strengthening the island's diverse flora and improving its resilience to climate change.Trees for Life is a campaign undertaken as... Read More

PNP extends condolences in wake of UK attack

Tuesday, May, 23 2017 10:13 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Opposition Peoples' National Party has extended condolences to the Government and people of the United Kingdom on the loss of lives and the many reported injuries arising from the incident at the Manchester Arena.“We are... Read More



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