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T&T rolls out new initiative to deal with murders

Monday, July, 22 2019 11:12 am    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad and Tobago government says it will be providing funds for a new initiative aimed at curbing the criminal activities here with the number of murders here so far reaching almost 300. Read More

Construction worker shot dead in St Elizabeth

Monday, July, 22 2019 11:00 am    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — The Black River police are probing the shooting death of a construction worker on the Killmurray Luana main road in St, Elizabeth on Saturday July 20. Read More

PEP, tertiary students to benefit from $11m in scholarships from energy companies

Monday, July, 22 2019 10:40 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP) and West Kingston Power Partners (WKPP) will on Friday disburse scholarships totalling $11.05 million to 30 Primary Exit Profile (PEP) achievers and seven tertiary students. Read More

SOEs not intended to replace crime strategies, says Johnson Smith

Monday, July, 22 2019 10:13 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Leader of Government Business and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith says states of emergency (SOEs) are not intended to replace all strategies or plans geared at restoring citizen security. Read More

Over a third of households have sought help from PATH

Monday, July, 22 2019 9:15 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Over one-third of Jamaican households have applied for assistance under the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), since it started in 2002. Read More

No challenges for Basil Waite in North East St Elizabeth

Sunday, July, 21 2019 8:44 pm    

BRAES RIVER, Elizabeth- Basil Waite who was selected by delegates in North East St Elizabeth to run as the People's National Party (PNP) candidate in the next general elections will have no further challenges to his position. Read More

Men's 4x400m team sets new National Junior Record in Costa Rica

Sunday, July, 21 2019 6:41 pm    

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Jamaica ended the 20th Pan-American Under-20 Championships on a high setting a new National Junior Record 3 minutes 00.99 seconds in the men's 4x400m relays at the national stadium in San Jose, Costa Rica. Read More

End in sight for US heat wave that set temperature records

Sunday, July, 21 2019 4:49 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States sweltered in dangerously hot weather on Sunday, with major cities including New York, Philadelphia and Washington broiling in temperatures that rose into triple digits. Read More

Sprint queen Fraser-Pryce cruises to victory in London

Sunday, July, 21 2019 1:18 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce fired a warning to her sprint rivals ahead of the world championships as Hellen Obiri set the fastest time of the year in the 5000 metres at the London Anniversary Games on Sunday. Read More

Buses with audio-video technology to secure testimony from witnesses

Sunday, July, 21 2019 12:37 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Justice will be providing two buses, equipped with audio-video technology, to assist in securing testimony from witnesses in trial matters. Read More

US accuses Venezuela of aggression in skies over Caribbean

Sunday, July, 21 2019 12:09 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A Venezuelan fighter jet "aggressively shadowed" an American intelligence plane over the Caribbean Sea, US defense officials said Sunday, slamming the maneuver as "unprofessional." Read More

Lotavia Brown wins triple jump gold at PanAm Juniors

Sunday, July, 21 2019 11:55 am    

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Lotavia Brown created a massive upset on Saturday's third session of the 20th Pan-American Under-20 championships at the national stadium in Costa Rica, winning the women's triple jump gold medal with a wind-aided 13.22 (4.3m/s), beating Cuba's World... Read More

Jamaicans encouraged to guard gains and work harder

Sunday, July, 21 2019 11:18 am    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth & Job Creation, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, is encouraging Jamaicans to guard their gains, stay focused, work harder and smarter, and achieve their goals. Read More

US congresswoman tables legislation for Commission to investigate treatment of migrant families

Sunday, July, 21 2019 10:31 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – Caribbean American Democratic Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke has introduced new legislation in the US House of Representatives to create what she describes as a “9/11-style Commission” to investigate the treatment of migrants.  Read More

US braces for second day of scorching weekend temperatures

Sunday, July, 21 2019 9:25 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Americans braced for a second — and equally scorching — day of dangerously hot weather Sunday, with daytime temperatures forecast to approach 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) across a number of major US cities. Read More


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