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'Master' blacksmith had to shoe an egg

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

Kreševo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (AFP) — To be worthy of the title of master, a blacksmith in Kresevo in central Bosnia had to perform a delicate task — shoe an egg without breaking it. Read More

Eye care mission could exceed surgery target

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

HEALTH Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the visiting Bright Journey Eye Care Mission is set to exceed its target of 500 cataract surgeries. Read More

Jamaica falls but outranks neighbours on press freedom index

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders or Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) Thursday named Jamaica as the Caribbean country that most respects freedom of information. Read More

Body of pilot recovered after plane crash

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) – The body of the pilot of a plane that crashed in a wooded area, 4.5 miles west of the Douglas-Charles Airport on Thursday, has been recovered, the chief executive officer of the Dominica Air and Seaport Authority Benoit Bardouille has... Read More

Cubans steeled to resist latest US sanctions

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — The United States may have announced a raft of measures that could hamper investment in Cuba in a bid to ramp up pressure on the communist government, but in Havana, life is trundling along with the usual serenity. Read More

Subpoena issued for Mueller report: 'It falls to Congress'

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena yesterday for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report as Congress escalates its investigation of President Donald Trump. Read More

13 killed in church collapse in South Africa

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — Thirteen people were killed and 16 injured when part of a church collapsed on worshippers following a violent storm near the eastern South African city of Durban, officials said yesterday. Read More

Extreme Easter Flogging, crucifixions in Philippines

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

SAN FERNANDO, Philippines (AFP) — A man was nailed to a cross with up to 10 more to follow while barefoot men beat themselves with flails on Good Friday, in a blood-soaked display of religious fervour in the Philippines. Read More

Eye'll bee damned - Woman finds insects in eye

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AFP) — Four “sweat bees” that had been living in a Taiwanese woman's eye were removed by a doctor who described his surprise at finding a “leg with hair, protruding from the eyelid”. Read More

Guaido calls for 'biggest demonstration in history'

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela's Opposition leader Juan Guaido called yesterday for the “biggest demonstration in history” to put pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to step down. Read More

CARICOM to observe Girls in ICT Day

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

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Police arrest 'yellow vest' demonstrators as clashes break out

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP) — French police said they arrested more than 200 "yellow vest" demonstrators in Paris on Saturday as clashes broke out with demonstrators turning out for a 23rd week of anti-government protests. Read More

Gov't pursuing additional partnerships to boost 'JamaicaEye' initiative

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The islandwide network of surveillance cameras under the Government's 'JamaicaEye' initiative is being further boosted through the forging of additional public-private partnerships (PPPs). Read More

UWI Vice-Chancellor to speak at fundraising tribute for ailing Caribbean journalist

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

NEW YORK (CMC) — The Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, (UWI), Sir Hilary Beckles, will be the guest speaker at a fundraising event being organised by the New York-based Institute for Black World 21st Century (IBW) for... Read More

FAA sets multi-nation review of Boeing's troubled Max planes

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US Federal Aviation Administration is planning what it calls a comprehensive multi-nation review of the control systems of the Boeing 737 Max airliner to include experts from nine civil aviation authorities. Read More



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