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US appeals court maintains block on Trump travel ban

Thursday, May, 25 2017 1:37 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – A US federal appeals court on Thursday dealt a fresh blow to President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban, upholding a lower court's decision to block the measure, which targeted travellers from six Muslim majority countries. Read More

Phillips wants process to access FFP housing reviewed

Thursday, May, 25 2017 12:59 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chairman of the infrastructure and physical development committee of the nation's Parliament Mikael Phillips said he wants the process by which the nation's most vulnerable are selected for Food For the Poor (FFP) houses reviewed.He... Read More

UN chief decries attacks targeting medical facilities

Thursday, May, 25 2017 1:02 pm    

UNIITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday warned that attacks on medical facilities are on the rise in war zones, and urged belligerents to do more to limit harm to civilians.Guterres made the remarks at the... Read More

Autopsy reveals former Haiti president died from heart disease

Thursday, May, 25 2017 12:33 pm    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — An autopsy report has revealed that former Haitian President Rene Preval died from heart disease.This was revealed to journalists on Wednesday by Haiti's prosecutor Clame-Ocnam Dameus who said Preval's heart was swollen and... Read More

DomRep airline to start Jamaica flights this year

Thursday, May, 25 2017 11:55 am    

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) — The Dominican Republic based airline Pawa is scheduled to start flights to Jamaica later this year.The initiative was sparked by the recent visit from Prime Minister Andrew Holness.During... Read More

Expect above-average Atlantic hurricane season, US forecasters say

Thursday, May, 25 2017 11:32 am    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — The Atlantic ocean could see another above-average hurricane season this year, with 11-17 big storms and as many as nine hurricanes, US forecasters said today.The expected absence of El Nino, an ocean-warming trend that tends... Read More

Traffic signals in Bog Walk Gorge malfunctioning, NWA urges caution

Thursday, May, 25 2017 11:21 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising the motoring public that the traffic signals located at Flat Bridge in the Bog Walk Gorge, in St Catherine are now out of operation, due to technical issues.According to NWA's communication... Read More

Woman kills man during argument in St Ann

Thursday, May, 25 2017 11:07 am    

ST ANN, Jamaica — Police in St Ann are trying to identify the body of a man who was stabbed to death during an argument with a woman Tuesday morning.The woman is now in police custody but her identity is being withheld pending further investigations. Read More

Trump threatens prosecution over Manchester attack leaks

Thursday, May, 25 2017 10:38 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – President Donald Trump on Thursday described US intelligence leaks over the Manchester bombing as "deeply troubling" and threatened to prosecute those responsible, after a warning by British Prime Minister Theresa May to keep shared data "secure". Read More

Enterprising entrepreneur Nathaniel Peat to speak at International Safeguarding Children's Conference

Thursday, May, 25 2017 10:32 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Multi-award winning entrepreneur, youth advocate and trustee Nathaniel Peat is set to speak at the International Safeguarding Children's Conference being held in Ochio Rios today and tomorrow with Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid and State... Read More

Windies Women start World Cup preparation with team bonding camp

Thursday, May, 25 2017 10:03 am    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua — Members of the West Indies Women's team heading to the ICC Women's World Cup in the United Kingdom will assemble for a brief camp, starting on Friday in Barbados.Head coach Vasbert Drakes, in a release said the focus of the camp will... Read More

Jamaican loses drug smuggling appeal in Bermuda

Thursday, May, 25 2017 9:39 am    

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — A Kingston electrician has lost his appeal against a lengthy prison sentence for drug smuggling.Tyrone Brown, 31, was last year sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for trying to smuggle packages of cocaine through the airport in... Read More

PAHO warns of slow-down in eliminating mother-to-child HIV transmission in C'bean

Thursday, May, 25 2017 9:19 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — A new report by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) shows that progress towards the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis in Latin America and the Caribbean has slowed.According to the... Read More

Man fights off attacker who shot at him

Thursday, May, 25 2017 9:07 am    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — A man narrowly escaped death yesterday as he fought off his attacker on Elgin Road in St Andrew.According to police reports, two men travelling on a motorcycle went to the man's workplace, where the pillion rider attacked him. Read More

PNP seeks support for lawsuit against banks

Thursday, May, 25 2017 8:45 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Opposition Peoples' National Party (PNP) is seeking to rally support on social media for a class action lawsuit against banks for charging fees on dormant accounts.The PNP in a tweet a short while ago asked its followers, who may... Read More



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