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Trump claims victory as deal reached to reopen US government

Monday, January, 22 2018 5:44 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump claimed victory Monday after Democrats agreed to a stopgap deal to reopen US government offices and end a political crisis in Washington. Read More

37 men wanted in St James, says DCP Haye

Monday, January, 22 2018 5:14 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in charge of the Crime and Security Portfolio, of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Selvin Haye today disclosed that a total of 37 wanted men were identified in St James prior to the announcement of the state of... Read More

'Sir Butch — I like how that sounds'

Monday, January, 22 2018 4:53 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — In the midst of his blistering attack on Sandals Resorts and its chairman Gordon 'Butch' Stewart, Antiguan Prime Minister Gaston Browne had offered the Jamaican hotel mogul a British knighthood last year. Read More

Tribunal to hear appeals related to state of emergency

Monday, January, 22 2018 4:31 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck, says an emergency review tribunal will be established shortly to hear and consider appeals by those who have been affected by the state of public emergency that has been declared for the parish of St James. Read More

JFF to host CONCACAF training course

Monday, January, 22 2018 3:38 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) will be hosting a CONCACAF ‘Train the Trainers’ course, during the period of January 24-26, at the UWI-Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence. Read More

Global unemployment down but working poverty rampant — UN

Monday, January, 22 2018 3:10 pm    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The global unemployment rate is expected to tick down in 2018, the United Nations said Monday, while warning that far too many workers still live in desperate poverty. Read More

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


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