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Wanted man sets house with family on fire in attempt to escape arrest

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A family of six was this morning rescued from a burning house which was set ablaze by a wanted man, who was one of the occupants.  He was said to be attempting to avoid his arrest. Reports from the Kingston East police ...more

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Accommodation identified for wards at Clifton Boys’ Home

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, has announced that a more suitable temporary location for wards of the State from the Clifton Boys’ Home in Darliston, Westmore ...more

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Obama commutes sentence of WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who is serving 35 years behind bars for giving classified US documents to WikiLeaks. In one of his final acts as president, O ...more

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Former Moravian head defends integrity

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Dr Paul Gardner, who recently resigned as head of the Moravian church in Jamaica following a sex scandal surrounding the organisation, says he stepped aside from his leadership positions to allow a full investigation into a ...more

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Brathwaite committed to Windies duty despite T20 lure

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) — West Indies star Carlos Brathwaite has reiterated his commitment to playing international cricket, despite the demand for his services in Twenty20 leagues across the globe. The 28-year-old has been an instant hit with ...more

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'My uncle is a Obeah man', Montague warns criminals

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of National Security Robert Montague today challenged criminals to keep their lawyers on speed dial as the security forces will be pursuing them relentlessly and without fear. “Oonu goin run weh because we go ...more

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House to debate $12.8B budget increase this afternoon

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The House of Representatives will this afternoon debate the first supplementary estimates for 2016/17. The estimates were tabled in the House last week Tuesday, by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw. T ...more

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Overnight fire did not affect production — Cement Company

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Caribbean Cement Company Limited says that a fire which occurred in the administrative office of the company yesterday, did not affect production.  “The incident did not affect production and will not affect ou ...more

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Over 400 cases of lynching in Haiti

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — A new report on lynching in Haiti has claimed that there has been only one conviction even though more than 400 cases had been reported to law enforcement officials in the French-speaking Caribbean country durin ...more

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US Ambassador says FATCA being held up by ‘some people with cocoa in the sun’

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The outgoing United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, John Estrada, on Tuesday accused “some folks” of deliberately peddling misinformation about the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ( ...more

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Wife of Orlando nightclub shooter to face two charges

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The widow of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen will face two charges, one related to terrorism and one for obstruction of justice, according to a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday. The two-count indic ...more

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JMA promises successful trade show

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) is promising that the inaugural Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE) will be a success, offering local business people an opportunity to interact with some of the ...more

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Electricity grid codes now ready

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — There is now regulation governing the guiding principles, operational standards and established procedures for handling the generation, transmission, distribution, supply and dispatch of electricity across the nation. The ...more

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Signs he sees you as his future

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Men are known to be logical which means they are straightforward with what they desire and treasure. Below are three clear signs that will show if he is really into you. 1. He makes you known to friends and family. Men, at least most of them, valu ...more

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3 truths you need to know about relationships

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The movies paint in the minds of many that relationships should go in this particular order: •Man bumps into woman •Man asks woman out •Relationship blossoms •Marriage •Have two perfect children •Man and woman live ha ...more

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Legal aid mobile unit begins visits today

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The recently launched Legal Aid Council Mobile Justice Unit will begin visiting locations across the island this month. The first location to be serviced by the unit will be Caanan Heights in Clarendon, today (Janua ...more

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Florida airport shooting suspect blames mind control, IS ties

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

FLORIDA, United States (AP) — The man suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding six others at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida airport told investigators initially he was under government mind control and then claimed to be inspired b ...more

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Japanese exhibition opens at Institute of Jamaica Saturday

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — ‘The Spirit of Budo’ an exhibition on the history of Japanese martial arts, opens to the public on Saturday (January 21) at the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), 10-16 East Street, downtown Kingston. The exhib ...more

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Grenada records first case of microcephaly

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

ST GEORGE ‘S, Grenada (CMC) — Grenada has recorded its first case of microcephaly after the unidentified mother of the baby became infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus during her pregnancy. Health Minister Nicholas Steele said th ...more

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Attorney challenges public questioning of PNP officials in Trafigura matter

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Attorney KD Knight, who is representing Opposition leader Portia Simpson Miller in the Trafigura matter, this morning told the Court of Appeal that efforts made by Dutch authorities to question  People’s Nation ...more

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May Pen Hospital apologizes to mother of dead 3-y-o

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Southern Regional Health Authority (SERHA) and the May Pen Hospital have apologized to the mother of the three-year-old child who died while undergoing treatment on January 6, 2017. SERHA in a news release this morni ...more

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5.2 magnitude earthquake felt in Portland and Portmore

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Sections of the island were rattled by an earthquake with a magnitude 5.2 this morning. The Earthquake Unit at the University of The West Indies, Mona Campus said the quake, which occurred at 4:09 am, was located off the ...more

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Double murder in St Catherine    

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Two businessmen were reportedly shot dead last night in Whitewater Meadows, St Catherine, while they were in the process of locking up their establishment for the night. A third man has been hospitalised in serious c ...more

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Nigeria jet mistakenly bombs refugees, aid workers

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian Air Force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed refugees and aid workers Tuesday, killing and wounding an unknown number of people, the commander for counterinsurgency o ...more

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Growing list of Democrats boycotting Trump inauguration

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — More than 30 House Democrats plan to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, casting the Republican businessman as a threat to democracy. Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Jerrold Nadler of New ...more

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