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Mugabe's ruling party to meet Sunday to discuss his exit

Saturday, November, 18 2017 12:53 pm    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party will meet on Sunday to discuss removing him as president, a government MP and a party official told AFP. Read More

Logistics Hub initiative completed

Saturday, November, 18 2017 12:41 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Seven key strategic enablers, deemed pivotal to realising Jamaica's Logistics Hub Initiative, have been identified for implementation by the Government. Read More

Court orders retrial of imprisoned ex-cop

Saturday, November, 18 2017 12:22 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Appeal Court yesterday ordered a re-trial for Detective Constable Sherwood Simpson, who was serving a 15-year prison sentence for the 2013 attempted murder of a man in St Mary. Simpson's conviction in 2015 was the first victory for the Independent... Read More

Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stance

Saturday, November, 18 2017 11:57 am    

BONN, Germany (AP) — As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year's global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a comprehensive rule book for fighting... Read More

Green wants to reach more rural youth

Saturday, November, 18 2017 11:35 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, says the increase in the number of around the table activities during youth month this year is geared at ensuring that more rural youth are reached.Speaking at an... Read More

BVI national emergency operations to be deactivated

Saturday, November, 18 2017 11:19 am    

TORTOLA, British Virgin Island (CMC) — Governor of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Augustus Jaspert says that the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) is being deactivated. Read More

Curfew imposed in Denham Town ZOSO

Saturday, November, 18 2017 10:53 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A curfew has been imposed in sections of the Denham Town community since 7:00 pm last night and will remain in effect until 6:00 am Monday, the Zones of Special Operation Communication Centre announced today. Read More

PAHO sounds alarm about increasing obesity in the Caribbean

Saturday, November, 18 2017 10:16 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has sounded alarm on increasing obesity in the Caribbean, saying that it is one of the main risk factors for diabetes. Read More

Jamaica's Solange Sinclair makes Miss World Top 10

Saturday, November, 18 2017 9:44 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Solange Sinclair, Jamaica's representative to the 2017 Miss World pageant, has finished in seventh place at the grand coronation which took place earlier today in Sanya, China. Read More

Spaulding's influence felt throughout the C'bean — PAJ

Saturday, November, 18 2017 9:39 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ)  has joined many others in extending its condolences to the family and friends of the late Lester Spaulding, chairman of the RJR/Gleaner Communications Group. Read More

Zimbabwe army stops crowd marching on Mugabe's official home

Saturday, November, 18 2017 9:18 am    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwe soldiers blocked thousands of protesters as they tried to march on embattled President Robert Mugabe's official residence in Harare on Saturday, an AFP correspondent on the scene said. Read More

China envoy visits N Korea, Trump hails 'big move'

Friday, November, 17 2017 9:35 pm    

BEIJING, China (AFP) — A top Chinese envoy landed in North Korea on Friday in a trip hailed as a "big move" by US President Donald Trump, who has urged Beijing to pile pressure on its nuclear-armed ally. Read More

Pentagon releases sexual assault data

Friday, November, 17 2017 9:08 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US troops have reported more than 20,000 allegations of sexual assault at military installations over the past four years, the Pentagon said in a report Friday. Read More

Deaths of adolescents from HIV continues to rise

Friday, November, 17 2017 8:43 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is calling for Jamaicans to practise responsible sexual behaviour in order to prevent new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections. Read More

Gov't looking to speed up wage talks — Holness

Friday, November, 17 2017 8:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is working to quickly resolve issues relating to the 2017/19 public sector wage negotiations. Read More



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