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Too fat to fight: Pentagon grapples with obesity epidemic

Saturday, October, 13 2018 3:32 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Forget about the high-tech military challenges from China and Russia, the Pentagon is facing a fast-growing national security threat that could be even trickier to tackle: America's obesity crisis. Read More

Tourism revenue outpacing arrivals, says Bartlett, US$3.3b projected by year end

Saturday, October, 13 2018 2:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has highlighted that revenue from both cruise and stopover arrivals are outpacing total arrival figures. Read More

Haiti death toll from earthquake rises to 18

Saturday, October, 13 2018 2:29 pm    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haiti said 18 people have now been confirmed dead following the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that rocked the French-speaking Caribbean Community (Caricom) country on October 6. Read More

Census to be conducted in communities around Vernamfield project

Saturday, October, 13 2018 1:35 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A census is to be conducted shortly in the communities surrounding the US$2.5-billion Vernamfield development project site in Clarendon. Read More

Hurricane Michael death toll hits 17, officials say it could rise

Saturday, October, 13 2018 1:27 pm    

PANAMA CITY, United States (AFP) — Three days after the devastating passage of Hurricane Michael, search teams in Florida pressed their hunt for victims into hard-to-reach areas Saturday, as the death toll rose to 17 and officials scrambled to deliver aid to those who lost... Read More

Man, woman face court on ganja charges

Saturday, October, 13 2018 1:07 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A 19-year-old woman was nabbed with six and a half pounds of compressed ganja after she attempted to board a flight from the Norman Manley International Airport to the Eastern Caribbean on Thursday. Read More

17-y-o Trelawny girl reported missing

Saturday, October, 13 2018 12:26 pm    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — An Ananda Alert has been activated for 17-year-old Calefia Barnett, otherwise called 'Ashley', of Jackson Town in Trelawny, who has been missing since Tuesday, October 2. Read More

Saudi rejects 'baseless' murder claims over missing journalist

Saturday, October, 13 2018 12:01 pm    

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AFP) — Saudi Arabia dismissed on Saturday accusations that Jamal Khashoggi was ordered murdered by a hit squad inside its Istanbul consulate as "lies and baseless allegations", as Riyadh and Ankara spar over the missing journalist's fate. Read More

Tertiary institutions must invest more in robotics, says security minister

Saturday, October, 13 2018 11:42 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, says tertiary institutions must contribute to nation-building by investing more research funds in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence. Read More

Road works damage NWC pipeline along Hagley Park Road, again

Saturday, October, 13 2018 11:16 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising that ongoing road work in the Hagley Park Road area has again resulted in damage to several sections of the NWC pipeline network. Read More

Pant, Rahane give India control in second Windies Test

Saturday, October, 13 2018 10:12 am    

HYDERABAD, India (AFP) — Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant hit contrasting half-centuries to put India on course for a sizeable first innings lead against the West Indies in the second Test on Saturday. Read More

Countries affected by hurricanes last year face protracted recovery, says IMF

Saturday, October, 13 2018 10:04 am    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says some of the Caribbean islands that were hit hard by hurricanes during 2017 face a protracted recovery. Read More

Juvenile in custody as two firearms seized in Westmoreland

Saturday, October, 13 2018 9:33 am    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — A juvenile is now in police custody following the seizure of a firearm and over 30 rounds of ammunition in Westmoreland yesterday, the police are reporting. Read More

Weather forecast: Morning showers expected across eastern parishes

Saturday, October, 13 2018 9:00 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — There is a broad trough across the western Caribbean including Jamaica, that the Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says will linger over three days and produce unstable weather conditions. Read More

Prayer for the day

Saturday, October, 13 2018 6:35 am    

O sweet Jesus, I desire neither life, nor death, but your most holy will. You are the one, o Lord that I long for. If it be your holy will to have me die, receive my soul; and grant that in you and with you, I may receive everlasting rest. Read More



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