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Mother, 7-y-o daughter missing

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The police are reporting that a 34-year-old mother and her 7-year-old daughter have been missing since yesterday.They are Kissie-Ann Pantry, and her daughter Kirowna Ramsey, both of Blue Mountain Drive, Nannyville Gardens, St Andrew. Read More

UK party suspends leader's girlfriend over racist Markle remarks

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has suspended the membership of the girlfriend of the party’s leader after she reportedly made racist remarks about Prince Harry’s fiancee, American actress Meghan Markle. Read More

US says Caribbean nationals can again apply for DACA

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Trump administration says it will resume accepting renewal requests for a programme that shields from deportation young Caribbean and other immigrants who were brought illegally to the US as children. Read More

Boyne never lost the common touch, reminisces Simpson Miller

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former prime minister Portia Simpson Miller says Ian Boyne was a remarkable Jamaican, who will go down as one of Jamaica's greatest ever journalists, "a journalist's journalist". Read More

Boyne was 'in a class by himself' — Holness

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Ian Boyne was in a class by himself. Read More

Greece set to allow medical cannabis use

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

ATHENS, Greece (AFP) — Greece's parliament is expected to approve the medical use of cannabis in the coming weeks, a deputy minister said Sunday, adding that the change would attract investment to the country. Read More

CCRIF disburses over US$100m during ten year period

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Director of Projects at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Daniel Best says between 2007 and September 2017, Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) disbursed approximately US$119 million to Caribbean countries. Read More

Two dead in Peru after 7.3 magnitude quake

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

LIMA, Peru (AFP) — A 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook southern Peru on Sunday, killing at least two people and injuring 65 others, the South American country's civil defense agency said. Read More

New crime strategies formulated at Cabinet retreat

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Security Council (NSC) is set to meet tomorrow to discuss and operationalise strategies formulated in the recently ended Cabinet retreat to address the country's grave crime problem, according to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM). Read More

Weekly Round-up: Tsunami scare … Level 2 US advisory for Ja ... Cops kill 5 in 2 days

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaicans were on edge Tuesday night after one of the strongest earthquakes to hit the Caribbean in modern times struck off the coast of Honduras, setting off tsunami warnings for several islands. Read More

Trump says immigration deal 'probably dead'

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump said Sunday a deal to resolve the status of hundreds of thousands of immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children is "probably dead," blaming it on Democrats. Read More

Travellers to Jamaica will soon be able to complete landing form online

Saturday, January, 13 2018    

THE Passport, Citizen and Immigration Agency (PICA), in conjunction with the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) will be launching an online version of the Immigration and Customs Declaration form (C5) to facilitate a speedier processing of passengers and their baggage at the island's... Read More

Police seeking driver of deadly hit-and-run crash

Saturday, January, 13 2018    

THE police are seeking the driver of a motor car that collided with a pedal cyclist, who died of injuries he sustained on Municipal Boulevard in Portmore, St Catherine on Thursday. Read More

Obesity can erode health and economic gains, says Tufton

Saturday, January, 13 2018    

MINISTER of Health Dr Christopher Tufton says obesity among adults in Jamaica is increasing by one per cent every year, contributing to illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension. Read More



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