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OAS, US LGBTI Chamber of Commerce collaborate on data on sexual orientation in the C'bean

Saturday, April, 21 2018 11:29 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Organization of American States (OAS) says it has signed a cooperation agreement with the United Sates LGBTI Chamber of Commerce to develop a data research project on sexual orientation and gender identity in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read More

Sports stars, dignitaries arrive to Barbara Bush funeral

Saturday, April, 21 2018 11:04 am    

HOUSTON, United States (AP) — Former ambassadors along with sports and entertainment stars arrived on a gray, cloudy day to attend Saturday's private funeral for Barbara Bush at the nation's largest Episcopal church — a day after more than 6,000 people paid their respects to the... Read More

Venezuelan leader pays visit to new Cuban president

Saturday, April, 21 2018 10:50 am    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrived in Havana Friday to meet with Cuba's new president and ratify his struggling nation's ties with one of its few remaining allies.He acted quickly -- just a day after decades of Castro rule ended and long time party... Read More

CISOCA lists 10 persons of interest

Saturday, April, 21 2018 10:40 am    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Detectives assigned to the Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) are seeking the public's assistance in locating 10 men who have been listed as persons of interest. The men are known only by their aliases and are as... Read More

Former minister renews call for decriminalising of marijuana in T&T

Saturday, April, 21 2018 10:11 am    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Former Trinidad health minister Dr Fuad khan Friday renewed his call for the decriminalisation of marijuana for medical purposes.“Trinidad and Tobago needs to join the march towards decriminalisation of marijuana, particularly for medical... Read More

US TV actress charged with sex trafficking for cult-like group

Saturday, April, 21 2018 9:37 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — An actress from the US TV series "Smallville" has been arrested on charges of sex trafficking for recruiting women to a purported self-help group in which they were forced to have sex with its leader, US prosecutors say.Allison Mack, 35, who... Read More

Queen marks 92nd birthday with Commonwealth concert

Saturday, April, 21 2018 9:23 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Queen Elizabeth II marked her 92nd birthday on Saturday with traditional gun salutes and a Commonwealth-themed charity concert featuring Tom Jones, Kylie and Shaggy.Horse-drawn guns fired 41 times in Hyde Park and 62 times at the Tower of London,... Read More

Organic tampons, cups no safer against toxic shock — study

Friday, April, 20 2018 9:40 pm    

TAMPA, United States (AFP) — Organic cotton tampons are often advertised as safer alternatives, but a study Friday said they are not better than regular tampons at preventing toxic shock syndrome. Read More

Grange hails Racers Grand Prix

Friday, April, 20 2018 9:22 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, is lauding the staging of the annual Jamaica National (JN) Racers Grand Prix, noting that it is helping to establish Jamaica as a premier venue for international sports. Read More

Fire damages classrooms at St Mary High; MP appeals for help with repairs

Friday, April, 20 2018 8:44 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two classrooms and a multimedia centre were damaged at the St Mary High School this morning, disclosed People's National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for Central St Mary Dr Morais Guy, as he appealed for help with rebuilding efforts. Read More

Farah faces tough exam in London Marathon

Friday, April, 20 2018 8:34 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British track legend Mo Farah had few peers in distance championship running but he may find a few better than him on the road in Sunday's London Marathon. Read More

Commonwealth agrees on new guidelines for observing elections

Friday, April, 20 2018 8:09 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — Commonwealth leaders have agreed on new guidelines for observing elections within the 53-member grouping including taking into account the freedom of the campaign and the balance and tone of the media coverage. Read More

North Korea's Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests

Friday, April, 20 2018 7:45 pm    

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — North Korea will carry out no more nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile tests and will shut down its atomic test site, it said Saturday in a move immediately welcomed by US President Donald Trump. Read More

Gov't protecting consumers from substandard goods — Shaw

Friday, April, 20 2018 7:19 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, says Jamaica remains vigilant in protecting consumers from the influx of substandard goods in the marketplace. Read More

Unidentified man shot dead in car

Friday, April, 20 2018 6:49 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police are probing the shooting death of an unidentified man, who was found slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle on Brenton Drive in Charlton, Kingston this evening. Read More


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