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Plastic bag full of ammo seized in Westmoreland

Monday, January, 14 2019 4:02 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Frome police yesterday found a plastic bag with 43 assorted rounds of ammunition along a roadway in George's Plain, Westmoreland.The team of officers was reportedly conducting operations in the community about 9:20 pm when they saw the bag on a section... Read More

Motorist held with illegal gun in St James

Monday, January, 14 2019 3:25 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The police yesterday arrested and charged a motorist who was reportedly held with a firearm during an operation in St James.The accused has been identified as 28-year-old Ricardo Clayton farmer of Normandy district in St James.According to the... Read More

Travellers fume in long lines at Miami International in gov't shutdown

Monday, January, 14 2019 3:17 pm    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Passengers departing Miami International Airport endured unusually long waits at security checkpoints Sunday, an indirect consequence of the partial US federal government shutdown.Since December 22, some 800,000 US federal employees have been on... Read More

Two arrested in $5.6m ganja bust

Monday, January, 14 2019 3:00 pm    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — A ganja bust on the Spring Gardens main road in Westmoreland yesterday resulted in the seizure of two motor vehicles and the arrest of two men.The police said the two motor cars were intercepted during an operation about 7:30 pm. They were searched and... Read More

EU intervenes on Brexit deal on eve of historic UK vote

Monday, January, 14 2019 1:20 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday published further assurances from the EU on the eve of a crucial parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal and warned MPs that rejecting it would lead to "paralysis" that could see Britain stay in the bloc.European... Read More

Trinidad rattled by late night quake

Monday, January, 14 2019 11:54 am    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 rattled parts of the capital late on Sunday night, but there were no reports of damage or injury.The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West... Read More

13-y-o boy dies in St Thomas after being hit by minibus

Monday, January, 14 2019 11:02 am    

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — Residents in Friendship Pen, St Thomas this morning staged a demonstration, protesting the death of 13-year-old Rhidgeaune Taylor who was hit by a motor vehicle in the community on Friday.The St Thomas Technical student succumbed to his injuries while... Read More

Security guard dies in St Ann crash

Monday, January, 14 2019 9:24 am    

ST ANN, Jamaica — A motorcyclist was hospitalised while his pillion rider, a security guard, died following a collision on the Wilberforce main road in Alexandria, St Ann on Saturday.Dead is 20-year-old Donovan Barrett of Sterling district in the parish. Read More

Curfew extended in Kingston Western

Monday, January, 14 2019 9:12 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The curfew imposed in the Kingston Western Division in accordance with the Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) Special Security and Community Development Measures Act has been extended. The curfew began at 6:00 pm on Sunday, January 13 and will remain in effect... Read More

Prayer for the day

Monday, January, 14 2019 7:02 am    

O my God, I place my trust and confidence in you, who will reward the good and punish the wicked.I believe in you and accept everything you have taught and revealed. Amen Read More

Weekly Round-up: Petrojam takeover… Baby abducted… VCB pregnant

Sunday, January, 13 2019 8:52 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government of Jamaica on Tuesday announced that it will take legislative action for ownership of the 49 per cent share in local oil refinery, Petrojam, held by Venezuela state-owned oil and natural gas company, PDV Caribe. Read More

Female bee farmer targeting major commercial engagements

Sunday, January, 13 2019 4:35 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Recipient of the Jamaica Diaspora Agriculture Taskforce's (JDAT) initial Investor Circle micro grants, Patricia Parchment, plans to venture into commercial bee farming. Read More

National Assembly president released in Venezuela after detention

Sunday, January, 13 2019 3:45 pm    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — The president of the opposition-controlled but side-lined National Assembly was released less than an hour after being arrested by Venezuelan intelligence agents on Sunday, his wife said. Read More

Sports admin, coaches welcome technical cooperation between Jamaica and china

Sunday, January, 13 2019 3:34 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Representatives of sports associations in Jamaica benefitting from 60 days of specialised training and competition in the People's Republic of China, have welcomed the initiative which is being facilitated under a technical cooperation agreement between the... Read More

Magnitude 3.4 earthquake felt in several C'bean islands

Sunday, January, 13 2019 3:04 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Several countries in the region were rocked by a magnitude 3.4 earthquake early Sunday. Read More


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