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Contractor killed at Clarendon home

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Lawmen assigned to the May Pen Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB) have commenced a probe into the circumstances surrounding the death of man at his home in Clarendon last night. Read More

IMF concludes visit to Haiti, points to positive growth outlook

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Haiti's growth outlook remains positive as GDP (gross domestic product) has accelerated slightly to reach about two per cent, supported by public investment. Read More

Pentagon asked to prepare 20,000 beds for migrant children

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has asked the Pentagon to prepare to house up to 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on military bases, a US official said today. Read More

Alcohol, ganja and tobacco main drugs abused by J'cans — NCDA

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) has reported that alcohol, ganja and tobacco are the main substances being abused by adults and youth in Jamaica. Read More

#WC2018: Messi's Argentina lose 0-3 to Croatia

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russia (AFP) — Lionel Messi's World Cup hopes hung by a thread today after Argentina were humbled 3-0 by Croatia on a dramatic day at the World Cup that saw the European side join France in the knockout rounds.Argentina knew they had to win in Nizhny Novgorod... Read More

O’Hara out of Mens’ 100m at Trials

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —  Former Calabar High School star Michael O’Hara now at Racers Track Club, continues to struggle as he failed to advance from the preliminary round of the Mens’ 100m at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative (JAAA) Supreme Ventures... Read More

C'bean institute hosts 'high-level diplomatic engagement'

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

WASHINGTON, Jamaica (CMC) — The Washington-based Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS), considered the leading Caribbean-American advocacy and development organization in the United States, says it is hosting a high-level diplomatic engagement today.Dr Claire Nelson, ICS'... Read More

'Lack of compassion' for the poor threatens US democracy — UN expert

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The UN's top expert on extreme poverty warned Thursday that contemptful and cruel US policies towards the poor were disenfranchising millions, posing a threat to democracy in the country.People living in poverty in the United States are seeing their... Read More

Couple to challenge gay marriage ban in Cayman Islands

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — A Caymanian attorney and her partner, a nurse from the United Kingdom, are challenging the government's decision to refuse their application to get married. Read More

Manhunt continues for two escapees in St Andrew

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The police are reporting that two of four men who escaped from the Cross Roads Police Station lock-up yesterday have been recaptured. Read More

Melania Trump makes surprise visit to US-Mexico border

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

MCALLEN, United States (AFP) — First Lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to the US-Mexican border on Thursday, as her husband's administration seeks to quell a firestorm over migrant family separations. Read More

Trump orders halt to family separations

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of migrant children from their parents on the US border Wednesday, reversing a tough policy under heavy pressure from his fellow Republicans, Democrats and the international community. Read More

Earthquake jolts sections of DomRep

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) — An earthquake with a magnitude quake of 5.2 sections of the Dominican Republic late Wednesday. Read More

PANCAP to increase migrants, mobile populations’ access to HIV prevention, care and support

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, will convene a forum in Port of Spain, Trinidad, for the Development of a Regional... Read More



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