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Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more — research

Monday, August, 13 2018 4:07 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — You know your cholesterol, your blood pressure ... your heart gene score? Researchers say a new way of analysing genetic test data may one day help identify people at high risk of a youthful heart attack in time to help. Read More

Caricom mourns passing of VS Naipaul

Monday, August, 13 2018 3:43 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Caribbean Community (Caricom) Monday mourned the death of the Trinidad-born novelist and Nobel Laureate, Sir VS Naipaul, who died Saturday at his home in Britain, six days shy of his 86th birthday. Read More

3 lottery scam suspects arrested in St James

Monday, August, 13 2018 2:40 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Three men, including one who was listed as wanted by the St James police were taken into custody following the seizure of lottery scamming paraphernalia at Bogue Hill in the parish on Saturday. Read More

Cedella donates Marley albums for time capsule

Monday, August, 13 2018 2:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Cedella Marley, the eldest daughter of Reggae icon Robert Nesta Marley, has donated a rare set of Marley albums from her personal collection to the Jamaica50 Time Capsule that will be sealed at the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), to be opened in 2062 to commemorate the 100th... Read More

Regional nurses agree to review of exams managed by CXC

Monday, August, 13 2018 2:04 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Regional Nursing Body (RNB) has agreed to a recommendation from Jamaica for a review to be conducted of the Regional Examination for Nurses Registration (RENR) as managed by the Barbados-based Caribbean Examination Council (CXC). Read More

White man charged with fatally shooting black man in Florida

Monday, August, 13 2018 1:39 pm    

FORT LAUDERDALE, United States (AP) — Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose videotaped shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law. Read More

Infrastructure upgrading continues in Mount Salem ZOSO

Monday, August, 13 2018 1:03 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Work continues in the Mount Salem Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) in St James to improve community infrastructure and the physical environment. Read More

Banned Smith retakes top spot in ICC rankings

Monday, August, 13 2018 12:31 pm    

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Banned Australian batsman Steve Smith reclaimed top spot in the ICC Test batting rankings from India's Virat Kohli on Monday, despite not having played since March. Read More

Several projects ongoing in Denham Town ZOSO

Monday, August, 13 2018 12:10 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Several projects are currently in progress or scheduled for action in the Denham Town Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO), in Kingston. Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: How you dress changes with the seasons… except here in Jamaica

Monday, August, 13 2018 12:02 pm    

The Editor,In a country whose temperatures fluctuate between hot and hotter it's surprising that it was only on Friday August 10, 2018 that Prime Minister Andrew Holness ordered the suspension of the No - Sleeveless Policy in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). Read More

St Vincent PM wants Japan to have strategic development plans for the C'bean

Monday, August, 13 2018 11:40 am    

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves today called on Japan to establish a strategic relationship with the 15-member Caribbean Community (Caricom) grouping. Read More

Man drowns after digging beach hole in France

Monday, August, 13 2018 11:01 am    

PARIS, France (AFP) — A 21-year-old man drowned in western France at the weekend after being swamped by the tide in a hole he had dug on the beach, local officials said. Read More

Rowley to contest leadership of ruling party

Monday, August, 13 2018 10:12 am    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The leader of the ruling People's National Movement (PNM), Dr Keith Rowley said he will head a slate contesting the leadership of the party when it holds internal elections on September 30. Read More

Bartlett preparing craft traders for changing market

Monday, August, 13 2018 10:03 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett has called on craft traders and producers in the resort city of Montego Bay to put themselves in order and prepare for increased sales opportunities. Read More

Cows help rehabilitate prisoners in Sweden

Monday, August, 13 2018 9:58 am    

MARIESTAD, Sweden (AFP) — It's barely 6:00 am and Alfred is already busy milking cows. But when his chores on the farm are done, he won't be going home — he'll be returning to his prison cell. Read More


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