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Jamaica to sign multi-destination MoU with Peru

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

LIMA, Peru — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett will in October sign a multi-destination marketing memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Peru to strengthen tourism in both countries. Bartlett said that the MoU, which aims to strengthen partnership and tourism products, will... Read More

Prosecutor says Cosby used good-guy rep to harm women

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

NORRISTOWN, United States (AP) — The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial was poised to begin deliberating Tuesday after prosecutors portrayed the 80-year-old former TV star as a serial predator who drugged and molested a woman 14 years ago. The defense called Cosby's accuser a... Read More

Hope convinced Windies can spring upset with right preparation

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — West Indies batsman Shai Hope believes the Caribbean side can defy the odds and win next year's ICC World Cup in England.The 24-year-old, a principal member of the Test and One-Day International sides, said while the Windies side was a quality one,... Read More

Grenada warns against importing Africanised bees from T&T

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

ST GEORGE 'S, Grenada (CMC) — Grenada agricultural and Custom officials have stepped up their surveillance amid reports that people were seeking to illegally import Africanise bees from Trinidad and Tobago. Read More

Quickly fading La Niņa delays onset of wet season in the C'bean

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says the onset of the wet season may be delayed by a few weeks in much of the Caribbean region. Read More

US senators introduce social media privacy bill

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Two US senators, one Democrat and one Republican, introduced legislation Tuesday aimed at better protecting online privacy in response to the Facebook data scandal. Read More

Drop-in centre for the homeless to be opened in Ocho Rios

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A drop-in centre for homeless people in the parish of St Ann is to be opened in Ocho Rios in May. Read More

Hanover man murdered at home

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

HANOVER, Jamaica — A man was shot dead by unknown assailants who entered his home last night in Kew district, Hanover.The deceased has been identified as 36-year-old technician Lincoln Muir otherwise called “fat head”. Read More

World Bank says remittances grew significantly in the C'bean in 2017

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The World Bank says remittances flows into Latin America and the Caribbean grew 8.7 per cent in 2017, reaching another record high of nearly US$80 billion. Read More

Microplastics in Arctic sea ice - 'nowhere is immune'

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Researchers warned Tuesday of a "troubling" accumulation of microplastics in sea ice floating in the Arctic ocean, a major potential source of water pollution as global warming melts the sheets of frozen water. Read More

Argentina's reggae star supports Jamaica's tourism push

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Popular Argentinean reggae star, Mariano Javier Castro, made a special visit to a reception for travel media, tour operators, airline executives and travel agents in Argentina's capital city, Buenos Aires last weekend. Read More

US Embassy supports Jamaica's fisheries project

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US Embassy has partnered with the University of the West Indies' (UWI) Port Royal Marine Lab (PRML) on a one-year sustainable fisheries education project. Read More

Death of child development officer a blow to CPSFA — Reid

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Education, Youth and Information Minister Senator Ruel Reid, says the loss of child development officer Kimberly Risden, who died in motor vehicle accident last Friday, will deal a blow to the Child Protection and Family Services Agency. Read More

J'can ex-con, other C'bean nationals arrested in US 'public safety operation'

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

NEWARK, United States (CMC) — A Jamaican is among several people detained by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during a five-day “public safety operation”. Read More



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