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Van runs over Toronto pedestrians, several feared dead

Monday, April, 23 2018 4:01 pm    

TORONTO, Canada (AFP) — A man plowed a white rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in the center of Canada's biggest city Toronto on Monday, police said, with several people feared dead.Police said up to 10 people were struck, adding they could not confirm any deaths, but... Read More

Gov't earmarks $9m to strengthen national air quality programme

Monday, April, 23 2018 3:38 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government will be spending $9 million this year to strengthen the National Air Quality Management Programme. The money will be used to, among other things, expand Jamaica's monitoring regime and build technical capacity to further bolster and... Read More

Obama to deliver Mandela lecture in S Africa in July

Monday, April, 23 2018 3:18 pm    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — Former US president Barack Obama will deliver the annual Nelson Mandela memorial lecture at a 4,000-capacity arena in Johannesburg in July, South African organisers announced on Monday.Obama, who met with Mandela in 2005 and who made an... Read More

HOPE for areas under enhanced security measures

Monday, April, 23 2018 3:01 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Efforts are being made to forge tangible partnerships between the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme and security forces on duty in communities declared zones of special operations (ZOSOs) and areas where states of public emergency... Read More

Man killed, three injured in separate Westmoreland shootings

Monday, April, 23 2018 2:55 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — One man was killed and three others wounded in separate shooting incidents in Red Ground, Westmoreland on Sunday. Read More

US authorities capture Tennessee shooting suspect

Monday, April, 23 2018 2:49 pm    

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 2:38 pm    

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 1:17 pm    

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 1:06 pm    

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 12:27 pm    

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 12:06 pm    

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 11:38 am    

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 11:26 am    

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 10:41 am    

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 10:10 am    

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



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