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Drop-in centre for the homeless to be opened in Ocho Rios

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A drop-in centre for homeless people in the parish of St Ann is to be opened in Ocho Rios in May. Read More

Hanover man murdered at home
HANOVER, Jamaica — A man was shot dead by unknown assailants who entered his home last night in Kew district, Hanover.The deceased has been identified as 36-year-old technician Lincoln Muir otherwise called “fat head”.... Read More

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World Bank says remittances grew significantly in the C'bean in 2017
WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The World Bank says remittances flows into Latin America and the Caribbean grew 8.7 per cent in 2017, reaching another record high of nearly US$80 billion.... Read More

Microplastics in Arctic sea ice - 'nowhere is immune'

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Researchers warned Tuesday of a "troubling" accumulation of microplastics in sea ice floating in the Arctic ocean, a major potential source of water pollution as global warming melts the sheets of frozen water. Read More

Argentina's reggae star supports Jamaica's tourism push

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Popular Argentinean reggae star, Mariano Javier Castro, made a special visit to a reception for travel media, tour operators, airline executives and travel agents in Argentina's capital city, Buenos Aires last weekend. Read More

US Embassy supports Jamaica's fisheries project

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US Embassy has partnered with the University of the West Indies' (UWI) Port Royal Marine Lab (PRML) on a one-year sustainable fisheries education project. Read More

Death of child development officer a blow to CPSFA — Reid

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Education, Youth and Information Minister Senator Ruel Reid, says the loss of child development officer Kimberly Risden, who died in motor vehicle accident last Friday, will deal a blow to the Child Protection and Family Services Agency. Read More

J'can ex-con, other C'bean nationals arrested in US 'public safety operation'

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

NEWARK, United States (CMC) — A Jamaican is among several people detained by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during a five-day “public safety operation”. Read More

UPDATE: Canada van driver charged with murder, Trudeau reassures nation

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

TORONTO, Canada (AFP) — A van driver who ran over 10 people when he plowed onto a busy Toronto sidewalk was charged with murder Tuesday, as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged a rattled nation not to live in fear after the "senseless attack." Read More

IACHR welcomes court ruling on buggery law in T&T

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Tuesday welcomed the decision of the High Court in Trinidad and Tobago to declare unconstitutional the criminalisation of consensual sexual relations between same sex adults. Read More

Rusal shares surge in Hong Kong after US eases sanctions stance

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

HONG KONG, China (AFP) — Shares in Russian aluminium giant Rusal soared more than 40 per cent in Hong Kong on Tuesday after the US Treasury said it would consider lifting sanctions if tycoon Oleg Deripaska gives up control of the company. Read More

Guyana gov't to discuss ban on plastic

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Government of Guyana is to consider a proposal that could lead to a ban on the use of plastic items. Read More

Canadian police seek motive in van attack that killed 10

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

TORONTO, Canada (AFP) — Canadian police sought a motive Tuesday for a van attack on a bustling downtown Toronto street that left at least 10 pedestrians dead. Read More

Weather Update: Mainly sunny skies today

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica is reporting that this morning should be mainly sunny islandwide.Isolated showers and thunderstorms should be expected across sections of central parishes this afternoon, while tonight should be fair. Read More



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