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Texas teachers give 'most likely to become a terrorist' award to 13-y-o girl

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

TEXAS, United States (AP) — A Houston-area school district has disciplined several teachers after a student received a mock award naming her “most likely to become a terrorist”.Certificates given to the 13-year-old girl and... Read More

Firearm seized after gunmen attack cops

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The St Catherine police are reporting that a team of officers seized a firearm after being attacked by a group of armed men at Caymanas in the parish Friday evening.Reports are that about 7:30 pm the Caymanas Police... Read More

Singer songwriter Gregg Allman dead at 69

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Gregg Allman, the powerfully bluesy singer and songwriter who co-founded the Allman Brothers Band and emerged as a trailblazer of Southern rock, has died at the age of 69.Allman died peacefully at his home in... Read More

Cayman Opposition brokers agreement with Independents to form coalition gov't

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — In a dramatic turn of events that has struck out a deal brokered on Friday between the two major political parties – opposition leader McKeeva Bush is set to become premier of the Cayman Islands.According to Bush... Read More

Restorative justice facilitators will reduce conflicts – Chuck

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck, says that with new restorative justice facilitators being engaged, violent interpersonal conflicts should be reduced.The minister, who was addressing a graduation ceremony for a new... Read More

British Airways outage creates London travel chaos; power issue blamed

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

LONDON, England (AP) — British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend.The airline said it was... Read More

Phillips tours Alpart plant

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips yesterday toured the soon-to-be-reopened JISCO Alpart bauxite and alumina plant in St Elizabeth.According to a People's National Party (PNP) release, Phillips was accompanied by Opposition... Read More

California Bills target private business to help immigrants

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

SACRAMENTO, United States (AP) — California Democrats are expanding their efforts to resist President Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally with Bills aimed at limiting how much private businesses can cooperate with federal immigration... Read More

Guyana awards CARICOM Secretary General with country's second highest award

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has been awarded Guyana’s Cacique’s Crown of Honour, the second highest award in the Order of Service of Guyana.LaRocque was... Read More

Jamaica hosts first Caribbean symposium on climate change and world heritage

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Jamaica will host the Caribbean’s first symposium on Climate Change and World Heritage at the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston from May 29 to 31.The symposium, which is being held under the theme: Rallying for the... Read More

CaPRI hosts anti-corruption public forum

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) will be hosting what it is calling a public forum on anti-corruption innovations on Monday, May 29.The forum will see contributions from Director General of the Major Organised... Read More

White House shaken as Russia probe pierces Trump's inner circle

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The probe into Russia's role in the US election pierced the innermost circle of the White House Saturday, with reports that Donald Trump's son-in-law sought a secret communications line with Moscow -- the most damning allegation yet from the... Read More

Gov't to develop guidelines on coastal management and beach restoration

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government is to develop national guidelines on coastal management and beach restoration, along with a coastal risk atlas this year to support and inform decisions with respect to developments in coastal areas.A... Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: 'Licky licky' causes blindness Senator Golding

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

Dear editor, I have a lot of respect for Mr Mark Golding, and most times I make it my point of duty to listen when he speaks. However, he has lost many stripes based on his last presentation in the Senate.Senator Golding spoke on his... Read More

UN-backed projects aim to protect Caribbean underwater life

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

UNITED NATIONS, New York (CMC) — The United Nations says it is supporting several projects in the Caribbean to underscore the connection between life on land and life below water. As the vital role of the world’s oceans in human wellbeing and development is being... Read More



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