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US authorities capture Tennessee shooting suspect

Monday, April, 23 2018    

CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — Police in the US state of Tennessee on Monday captured the man suspected of gunning down four people at a restaurant in Nashville, America's country music capital. Read More

UK promises to formalise status of Windrush migrants

Monday, April, 23 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — The British government says Commonwealth nationals, including those from the Caribbean, who came to Britain between 1948 and 1973 would have their status formalised following the controversy that erupted over the so-called undocumented United Kingdom (UK)... Read More

PNP says ZOSO, SOE not arresting crime wave

Monday, April, 23 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Fitz Jackson, the Opposition spokesman on national security, has criticised the effectiveness of the Government's latest crime initiatives and is urging the authorities to take serious and urgent action in light of increasing murder rates across the country. Read More

World's first penis, scrotum transplant done in US

Monday, April, 23 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) —  Doctors at Johns Hopkins University said Monday they have performed the world's first total penis and scrotum transplant on a US military serviceman who was wounded in Afghanistan. Read More

UPDATE: T&T gov't says no Venezuelans were forced to leave

Monday, April, 23 2018    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad and Tobago government, in responding to claims that Venezuelan asylum seekers were forcibly repatriated to their homeland, says no Venezuelans were compelled or coerced into leaving the country last Saturday. Read More

Road fatalities down but pedestrians continue to lead tally

Monday, April, 23 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Statistics from the Ministry of Transportation's Road Safety Unit have revealed that 96 persons have been killed in 85 fatal crashes since January, in comparison to 106 persons killed in a similar period last year. Read More

Public, private pharmacy partnership an 'overwhelming success' — Tufton

Monday, April, 23 2018    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) —  Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, says the Public-Private Sector Pharmacy Programme has significantly improved the ease with which persons issued with prescriptions at Government health facilities are able to access medication. Read More

Cosby defense blocked from using deposition; trial nears end

Monday, April, 23 2018    

PENNSYLVANIA, United States  (AP) — Jurors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial won't hear old deposition testimony from a confidante of his chief accuser, a judge ruled Monday, dealing a blow to his lawyers' effort to undermine her credibility. Read More

Grenada prepares for another CCJ referendum

Monday, April, 23 2018    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — The Ministry of Legal Affairs is preparing to conduct another referendum on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) — two years after the electorate voted to reject the Trinidad-based court as its final appellate court.On Monday, Attorney General... Read More

Ruel Reid to represent JLP in NW St Ann

Monday, April, 23 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Education, Senator Ruel Reid has been endorsed as the new Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) caretaker in North West St Ann. The decision was made at a special Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) delegates' meeting at the Cardiff Hotel in Runaway Bay, St Ann late... Read More

Threat of nuclear weapons use growing, UN warns

Monday, April, 23 2018    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — A top UN official on Monday denounced growing rhetoric claiming that nuclear arms are necessary and warned that the risk of such weapons being used was on the rise."The threat of the use, intentional or otherwise, of nuclear weapons is growing," the... Read More

Afghan star Rashid Khan picked for World XI T20 match vs West Indies

Monday, April, 23 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Afghanistan's mesmerising leg spinner Rashid Khan will play for a World XI in the one-off Twenty20 clash with West Indies at Lord's to raise funds for stadiums damaged by last year's hurricanes in the Caribbean.The 19-year-old — who is... Read More

JCF urges citizens not to interfere in arrests

Monday, April, 23 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The High Command of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is raising concern about what it says is the frequency with which members of the public continue to interfere in police operations, especially when an arrest is being made in a public space.According... Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Stop playing lewd music on public transportation

Monday, April, 23 2018    

Dear Editor,I am kindly asking Prime Minister Andrew Holness or Opposition Leader, Peter Phillips, to give a direct address to the nation, for the first time, pertaining to the playing of lewd music on public passenger transport — buses and taxis — also in public spaces... Read More

Prince William's wife Kate gives birth to son

Monday, April, 23 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Kate, the wife of Britain's Prince William, has given birth to a baby son, Kensington Palace announced Monday."Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 11:01 (1001 GMT)," the palace said in a statement. The baby... Read More



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