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VP defends Trump over vulgar remarks on Haitian immigrants

Monday, January, 22 2018 2:48 pm    

JERUSALEM (AP) — US Vice President Mike Pence on Monday defended President Donald Trump over his recent comments disparaging immigration from Africa and Haiti, telling The Associated Press that the president's "heart" is aimed at a merit-based system that is blind to immigrants' "race or... Read More

Facebook acknowledges social media's risks to democracy

Monday, January, 22 2018 2:37 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Facebook acknowledged Monday that widespread use of social media can be harmful to democracy, while pledging to work to minimise these risks. Read More

Uganda's Museveni regrets halting death penalty

Monday, January, 22 2018 1:32 pm    

KAMPALA, Uganda (AFP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Monday he regretted stopping executions in his "pre-industrial" country, just days after his vow to resume death sentences alarmed rights groups.Museveni last signed a death warrant in 1999 to execute 28 convicts,... Read More

Shutdown end in sight as democrats vote to reopen US govt

Monday, January, 22 2018 12:44 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — Democrats lined up behind a plan to reopen the federal government Monday as the Senate began a key vote.Senators predicted a proposal to fund the government until February 8 would move forward, overcoming a Democratic filibuster and clearing the... Read More

#StJamesSOE: JDF says tip hotline is a success

Monday, January, 22 2018 12:27 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) says its new JDF Tip Hotline, 837-8888 is proving to be extremely valuable.According to the JDF, the hotline, which was created as part of an effort to make it easier for persons to share information with the security forces... Read More

#StJamesSOE: Detainees get legal aid representation

Monday, January, 22 2018 11:49 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Legal Aid Council says it is providing legal representation for people who have been detained under the public State of emergency declared last week for the parish of St James. The Legal Aid Council in collaboration with Cornwall Bar Association has made... Read More

NWC breaks new ground in water monitoring technology

Monday, January, 22 2018 11:35 am    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) says it is breaking new ground in water testing on the island with the implementation of a major three-year water resources assessment and sustainability project in Kingston & St Andrew (KSA) in collaboration with the United... Read More

Mother of three killed in Clarendon attack

Monday, January, 22 2018 11:16 am    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — A mother of three was yesterday killed execution style at her home in Lionel Town, Clarendon during a suspected arson attack. She has been identified as 35-year-old Joy Cammock.According to reports, Cammock and her children were awakened by... Read More

Regional hoteliers get ready for Caribbean travel marketplace

Monday, January, 22 2018 10:41 am    

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CMC) — The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) says it is encouraged by the “strong” demand for registration at this month's Caribbean Travel Marketplace less than six months after hurricanes Irma and Maria ploughed through the Lesser Antilles... Read More

32 people hurt in Brooklyn apartment fire

Monday, January, 22 2018 10:27 am    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — The Fire Department of New York says 32 people have been taken to hospitals — some with serious injuries — following a fire in a Brooklyn apartment building.The FDNY says two of the patients were transported with potentially... Read More

MOCA charges five 'hackers'

Monday, January, 22 2018 10:09 am    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Five people were last week charged with breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provisions) and the Larceny Acts by detectives from Major Organised and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA).  Charged with possession of identity information,... Read More

PM Holness to open Kingston Wharves Logistics Facility

Monday, January, 22 2018 9:52 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The official commissioning of the single largest warehouse operating within the boundaries of the Jamaican port system, KWL Total Logistics Facility, takes place on Thursday.The event, which is expected to begin at 3:00 pm at Newport West in Kingston, will... Read More

Attorney found dead in St Ann

Monday, January, 22 2018 9:40 am    

ST ANN, Jamaica — The police are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of attorney-at-law Lois Ferguson-McKoy in St Ann. McKoy, 54 who appeared to be bludgeoned to death was found on Saturday by a relative who became concerned after not hearing from her in a... Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Tell the police!

Monday, January, 22 2018 9:27 am    

Dear editor,I am calling upon every jack man, every woman, every lad and every lass who has information or knows anything, or the whereabouts of these hooligans who are going around Jamaica, snuffing out people's lives so easily, to tell the police. Tell the police what you know. Read More

US govt workers home without pay as shutdown impasse drags on

Monday, January, 22 2018 8:42 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Hundreds of thousands of US federal employees were staying home without pay Monday after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on ending a government shutdown before the start of the working week.Although leaders of President Donald Trump's... Read More



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