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Windies work ethic 'tremendous', says coach Estwick 12:44 pm

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Assistant coach Roddy Estwick has hailed the work ethic of the West Indies squad during the ongoing training camp. Read More

US expands probe of ZF-TRW airbags after another fatality 11:57 am
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — US car safety regulators have broadened a probe of ZF-TRW airbags used on some 12.3 million vehicles following as many as eight fatalities, documents showed Tuesday.... Read More

Eight killed in fatal crashes over Easter weekend 11:30 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Eight people were killed in eight fatal crashes over the four-day Easter weekend, pushing road fatalities to 139 since the start of the year, according to the latest statistics from the Road Safety Unit (RSU).... Read More

22-y-o man shot dead in Spanish Town 10:50 am
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Police are probing the shooting death of 22-year-old Tafari Beckham also known as “Bingy” of Homestead in Spanish Town, St Catherine on Sunday night.... Read More

Triple killing in Manchester

Tuesday, April, 23 2019 10:03 am    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The community of Top Bellefield here is now in mourning as residents woke up to news of the gruesome killing of three of their own. Read More

CARPHA urges regional population to get vaccinated

Tuesday, April, 23 2019 8:57 am    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging the region to ensure that its vaccination coverage remains at 95 per cent or more, noting that immunisation is one of the most successful and cost-effective public health... Read More

Cops seize firearm after confrontation with gunman in Bull Bay

Tuesday, April, 23 2019 8:30 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police seized a 9mm Browning pistol in Cane River, Bull Bay in Kingston after a reported confrontation with a gunman Sunday night. Read More

One million species risk extinction due to humans — draft UN report

Tuesday, April, 23 2019 8:15 am    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN report obtained by AFP that painstakingly catalogues how humanity has undermined the natural resources upon which its very survival depends. Read More

Jamaica's public debt to fall below 100% for the first time in 18 years — IMF

Tuesday, April, 23 2019 7:50 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Jamaica's public debt is projected to fall to 98.7 per cent this financial year, the first time since 2000-1 that the figure will be below 100 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP). Read More

Cops target guns, drugs in three parishes over Easter Weekend

Tuesday, April, 23 2019 7:18 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica  — The police are reporting success in Easter weekend operations that targeted illegal firearms and the illegal/unlicensed cultivation of marijuana in sections of Clarendon, Manchester and St Thomas. Read More

Prayer for the day

Tuesday, April, 23 2019 7:13 am    

My Jesus, by the sorrows thou didst suffer in thine agony in the garden, in thy scourging and crowning with thorns, on the way to Calvary, in thy crucifixion and death, have mercy on the souls in purgatory, and especially on those that are most forsaken; do Thou deliver them from the terrible... Read More

Haiti Gov't denies being in collusion with armed gangs

Monday, April, 22 2019 4:15 pm    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — The Haitian Government today denied allegations made by the National Network for the Defence of Human Rights (RNDDH) that it was in collusion with armed gangs across the country. Read More

PAJ continues education grants initiative

Monday, April, 22 2019 3:19 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) has continued its outreach to future media professionals, with this year's award of four education grants to college students of media and communications. Read More

Crude oil touted as health cure in Azerbaijan

Monday, April, 22 2019 3:02 pm    

NAFTALAN, Azerbaijan (AFP) — Immersed up to her neck in a dark viscous liquid, Sulfiya smiles in delight, confident that the fetid substance will cure her painful condition. Read More

Christopher Chaplin is Ja's new Honorary Consul in Philadelphia

Monday, April, 22 2019 2:42 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Banker Christopher Chaplin has been installed as Jamaica's new Honorary Consul to cover the country's consular affairs in the state of Pennsylvania, from his base in Philadelphia. Read More


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