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US prosecutors want suspected J'can scammer held without bond

Lavrick Willocks

BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — US prosecutors want a Jamaican man who's accused of masterminding a multimillion-dollar lottery scam to be held without bond pending trial in North Dakota. Lavrick Willocks, 27, on Friday made his first appearance in US District Court since being arrested in Jama ... Read More

US President Donald Trump salutes the crowd during the swearing-in ceremony on in front of the Capitol in Washington on January 20, 2017. (Photo: AFP) Trump, spokesman slam US media over inaugural crowd coverage
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Donald Trump and his chief spokesman launched an unprecedent ... Read More

Unplanned pregnancies causing social problems in St Lucia — official
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — A senior official of the St Lucia Planned Parenthood Association (S ... Read More

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left) accepts a copy of the Caribbean Journal of Strategic and Security Studies from Chief of Defence Staff, Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), Major General Rocky Meade, at the launch of the journal at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge, University of the West Indies (UWI) on Saturday. (Photo: JIS)
  JDF launches Caribbean security journal
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) —The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has launched a Caribbean Journal of S ... Read More

Trump to CIA: "I am with you 1,000 percent"

Saturday, January 21, 2017 5:00 PM    

US President Donald Trump on the West Front of the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo: AFP)

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump told the CIA Saturday it had his full support as he paid a visit to mend fences after publicly rejecting its assessment that Russia tried to help him win the US election. "I am with you 1,000 percent," Trump said in a short address to CIA staff after his visit to the agency headquarters in Virginia. In his first full day in office, Trump moved swiftly to confront simmering tensions left by US intelligence findings that Russia inter ... Read More

Somerset consider ditching Gayle for T20 Blast

Saturday, January 21, 2017 4:40 PM    

Chris Gayle (File photo)

LONDON, England (CMC) — Somerset are mulling over passing on West Indies superstar Chris Gayle for this summer’s T20 Blast, because of his unavailability for the entire campaign. In the past two seasons, the left-handed Gayle has turned out for Somerset but only in a handful of games and Somerset’s Director of Cricket, Matthew Maynard, said the county were considering signing a player who could be play the whole tournament. Gayle slammed 19 from 11 balls to help Chittagong Vi ... Read More

Caribbean finance ministers to attend IDB annual meeting in Paraguay

Saturday, January 21, 2017 4:15 PM    

The Inter-American Development Bank headquarters (IDB) in Washington.

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Key development, trade and investment challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean on issues ranging from private sector investments to global trade and political trends will be among the agenda items to be discussed when the Inter-American Development Bank Group holds its annual meeting in Paraguay in March. Several Caribbean countries, including Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Jamaica, are among the 48 member countries of the Washington-base ... Read More

Women lead huge rights protests across US

Saturday, January 21, 2017 3:40 PM    

Protesters gather during the Women's March in New York City on January 21, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of people flooded US cities Saturday in a day of women's rights protests to mark President Donald Trump's first full day in office. (Photo: AFP)

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Led by women in pink "pussyhats," hundreds of thousands of people packed the streets of Washington and other cities Saturday in a massive outpouring of defiant opposition to America's hardline new president, Donald Trump. Roused by fiery speeches, the women sent out a resounding message of resistance and activism the day after Trump took office with a vow to roll back the policies of former president Barack Obama. "I know that we can do better, we have t ... Read More

27-y-o mason fatally stabbed in Mavis Bank

Saturday, January 21, 2017 3:15 PM    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Twenty-seven-year-old Elkoy Thomas, a mason of Content Gap, Mavis Bank in St Andrew died as a result of a stab wound he received in his community on Friday, January 20. Reports from the Gordon Town Police are that about 10:30pm, Thomas had an argument with a man during which the man allegedly used a knife to stab him. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The man has since turned himself in to the police. Investigations continue. Read More

Tax relief working as predicted — Aubyn Hill

Saturday, January 21, 2017 2:40 PM    

Aubyn Hill

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Deputy President of the Senate, Aubyn Hill, says the Government’s move to increase the personal income tax threshold to $1.5 million is working as predicted, resulting in greater revenue collection. “This is exactly what has happened. In effect, lower the tax rate, give people more money to spend and collect more taxes. This is sound economics,” Hill said, while opening the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate, yesterday. He noted that desp ... Read More

Brazil's tragic Chapecoense play first match since plane crash

Saturday, January 21, 2017 2:05 PM    

Brazilian Chapecoense footballers Alan Ruschel (R) and Jackson Follmann (C), survivors of the LaMia airplane crash in Colombia, receive the Copa Sudamericana trophy at the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Santa Catarina state, in southern Brazil on January 21, 2017, before a friendly match against Palmeiras - Brazilian Champion 2016. (Photo: AFP)

CHAPECO, Brazil (AFP) — Chapecoense, the Brazilian football club cruelly decimated by a plane crash, stride back on the field Saturday in a new line-up for their first match since the tragedy. Intense public and media attention was greeting the friendly match against Palmeiras, to be played in the 20,000-place Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco decked out in the home side's green color. Supporters have snapped up all the club jerseys online, and 241 journalists from around the world are accr ... Read More

SDC secures $5.1m for community groups 

Saturday, January 21, 2017 1:40 PM    

Dr Dwayne Vernon

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Social Development Commission (SDC) has secured $5.1 million under the Government of Jamaica Administrative Grant Fund for approximately 170 community development committees (CDCs) across Jamaica. Executive Director of the SDC Dr Dwayne Vernon made the disclosure as he addressed a recent JIS Think Tank. The grant is a dedicated source of funding available to all CDCs to be used for administrative support, once they meet the established criteria.  Vernon said ... Read More

Police seize firearms, ammunition

Saturday, January 21, 2017 1:08 PM    

The Constant Spring Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB) is reporting that at about 3:30 am, they were on operation in the Mannings Hill area when a premises was searched and the firearms and ammunition seized. No one was arrested in connection with the incident. Investigations continue. Read More

Wayne Rooney breaks Man U record, Liverpool rocked by Swansea

Saturday, January 21, 2017 12:50 PM    

Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney (C) celebrates scoring the equalising goal for 1-1 and his 250th goal for Manchester United.

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) - Wayne Rooney became Manchester United's all-time leading scorer in dramatic fashion as his last-ditch wonder goal rescued a 1-1 draw at Stoke, while Liverpool's title challenge suffered a major setback in a shock 3-2 defeat against Swansea on Saturday. Rooney surpassed Bobby Charlton's tally of 249 goals for United when he struck with a superb effort deep into stoppage-time at the Britannia Stadium. The 250th goal of Rooney's glittering United career was just the ... Read More



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