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Learning to read in adulthoood transforms brain — study

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — A study of women in India who learned to read in their 30s shows the human brain's incredible capacity to reorganize and transform itself, researchers said Wednesday.Researchers recruited women in India, a country with an... Read More

Bahamas police arrest Guyanese woman found with cocaine in hair weave

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – The police have arrested a Guyanese woman who attempted to smuggle cocaine that was concealed in her hair weave into the Bahamas.The police report that shortly after 3:00 pm (local time) on Tuesday, the female passenger, who had... Read More

Stop spreading fake news! Police say 'Bigga' Ford not dead

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are asking people to desist from circulating false information, which claims that retired Senior Superintendent of Police Cornwall 'Bigga' Ford is dead.The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) a short while ago said the... Read More

MPs question US$800 increase for constructing Food For the Poor houses

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Members of Parliament (MPs) are questioning a proposed US$800 increase by charity organisation Food For the Poor, in the cost per unit to build houses under the Government's Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) programme. Read More

Ariana Grande returns to US after Manchester attack

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Pop star Ariana Grande has flown back to her home in Florida after a suicide attack at her concert in Manchester killed 22 people, reports said Wednesday.Britain's Daily Mail newspaper published photos of a sullen Grande,... Read More

Cash Plus boss Carlos Hill freed

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Former Cash Plus boss, Carlos Hill, walked out of the Home Circuit Court this morning a free man after only one of 16 witnesses were available. The judge subsequently ordered the jury to return a not guilty verdict.Hill was accused of... Read More

Estimates of flood damage to be completed today

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Estimates of the damage to the island's infrastructure and farmlands by recent heavy rains should be completed by this afternoon.State Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Everald Warmington, made the disclosure during a... Read More

UPDATE: St Catherine Parish Court reopens tomorrow after fire forces early closure

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The St Catherine Parish Court in Spanish Town is to reopen tomorrow after a fire at the building forced an early closure today.According to a release from the Court Management Services, matters set for today are being adjourned and... Read More

Two killed, 15 injured in bus crash on Old Harbour Road

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A minibus driver and a woman were killed and 15 other people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Old Harbour Road in St Catherine last night.The deceased have been identified as 41-year-old Lloyd McDean and 26-year-old Kimone... Read More

Trump promises peace push after 'fantastic' pope talks

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) – Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to use his US presidency to promote peace around the world after what he depicted as an inspirational meeting with an initially grim-faced Pope Francis.Meeting face-to-face for the first time, the two... Read More

Fire at St Catherine Court House

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has confirmed that there was a fire this morning at the St Catherine Municipal Court Office in Spanish Town.CCU however declined to divulge any further... Read More

JUTC shortens route 54 due to erosion in Lawrence Tavern

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The State-run Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) this morning disclosed that it has been forced to shorten its service on route number 54, which plies Half Way Tree to Border in St Andrew, due to significant damage to the Lawrence Tavern... Read More

LIAT pilots threaten industrial action

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Pilots with regional carrier LIAT, have threatened to start protest action if they are not paid by midnight.According to the president of the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) Captain Carl Burke, the planned... Read More

Man arrested after cops find gun, ganja in Westmoreland

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — A man was yesterday arrested in connection with the seizure of a firearm and a quantity of ganja in his Berkshire community located in Westmoreland.The accused — 25-year-old Conive Hamilton otherwise called, 'Connie' —... Read More

Caribbean exports increase for the first time in four years

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says that after four consecutive years of contraction, Latin American and Caribbean exports returned to “a path of growth”.In the first quarter of 2017, the IDB said... Read More



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