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MLK Day marked by Trump criticism, pledges to fight racism

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

ATLANTA, USA (AP) — Martin Luther King Jr's children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where he preached decried disparaging remarks President Donald Trump is said to have made about African countries, while protests between Haitian immigrants and Trump supporters broke out near... Read More

US president: No, no. I'm not a racist

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

FLORIDA, USA (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending himself anew against accusations that he is racist, this time after recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations. Read More

Call it off!

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories (AFP) — Palestinian leaders voted yesterday to call for the suspension of recognition of Israel in a move with potentially deep implications as they met in response to US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's... Read More

Caribbean pan-African leaders say Trump not welcome in region

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — About 90 pan-African organisations and leaders inthe Caribbean have declared United States President Donald J Trump persona non grata for reported racist remarks he made last week about Haiti and African nations. Read More

Antigua wants Canada to resume visa-free travel for its citizens

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua CMC — Prime Minister Gaston Browne has written to Canadian counterpart, Justin Trudeau, concerning a response Trudeau gave during a recent town hall meeting on Canada ending visa-free access for holders of Antigua and Barbuda passports. Read More

Gayle headlines Windies stars in auction

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

NEW DELHI, India (CMC) — Superstar Chris Gayle headlines several top-tier West Indies players who will join over 1 000 players in the highly anticipated Indian Premier League auction scheduled for month end.The veteran left-hander was released by Royal Challengers Bangalore... Read More

J'cans urged to make healthier food choices

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — With Jamaica's obesity rates increasing by one per cent each year, the Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton, is urging more Jamaicans to make healthier food choices. Speaking at an obesity-prevention programme stakeholder meeting at the Spanish... Read More

Forex: J$124.96 to one US dollar

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, January 16, ended trading at J$124.96 up by nine cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$99.94 up from J$98.52 while the British pound... Read More

Janice Budd funeral set for January 27

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The thanksgiving service for former journalist Janice Budd will be held on Saturday, January 27 at the Swallowfield Chapel in Kingston, beginning at 10:00 am. Budd's family in expressing gratitude for the overwhelming support has encouraged those who will be... Read More

UPDATE: NPTAJ calls for safety audit on all children's home

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) is calling on the Government to immediately, if not already done, undertake a safety audit on all children's homes and other places of safety whether private or public.The call follows last night's... Read More

We want immigrants 'from everywhere' to come to US — Trump

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants immigrants to come to the United States "from everywhere," according to participants at a White House meeting – a remark in stark contrast with his alleged denunciation of immigration from "s...hole... Read More

Gov't, Opposition to discuss partnership on crime

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of National Security Robert Montague says the Opposition People's National Party and its local government personnel have agreed to meet in an effort to forge partnerships and a consensus to tackle the island's crime problem. Montague indicated that... Read More

East Kingston commanding officer transferred after Palisadoes pile-up

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) a short while ago confirmed that Superintendent Robert Walker, who was the Commanding Officer for the East Kingston Division, has been transferred to the Police Area 4 HQ with immediate... Read More

Haiti continues ban on DomRep products

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) — Chaos reigned at the Dominican Republic-Haiti border on Monday as over 20 Dominican products were barred from entering the French speaking Caribbean nation.Products prevented from entering Haiti included cement, rice, flour, vegetables,... Read More

Young female higgler shot and injured in Spanish Town

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The police have confirmed that a higgler was shot and injured along Morrison Street/Burke Road in Spanish Town about 11:00am this morning. Read More



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