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Two business people charged in 'illegal' cigarette bust

Friday, April, 20 2018 3:00 pm    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — Police have charged two business owners in relation to yesterday's seizure of a quantity of assorted illegal cigarettes in the York Town area of Clarendon. Read More

Commonwealth takes strong stance against cybercrime with landmark declaration

Friday, April, 20 2018 2:48 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Commonwealth countries have unanimously committed to take action on cybersecurity between now and 2020 with a landmark declaration at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London earlier today. Read More

PSOJ calls on PIOJ to explain growth measures

Friday, April, 20 2018 2:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is calling on the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) to explain to the nation how the institution measures growth for the country. Read More

NY to ban cars from Manhattan's Central Park

Friday, April, 20 2018 2:00 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — New York will soon ban cars from its beloved Central Park, the city's mayor announced Friday, citing a commitment to reducing pollution and "prioritising people over cars."Automobile traffic was already prohibited in the north of Manhattan's... Read More

Two justice centres open in western Jamaica today

Friday, April, 20 2018 1:54 pm    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The Ministry of Justice is expected to open two justice centres in Western Jamaica today.Justice centres are being established to coordinate the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) activities in the respective parish and are expected to facilitate... Read More

Democrats sue Trump campaign, Russia for alleged conspiracy

Friday, April, 20 2018 12:16 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The Democratic Party filed a lawsuit Friday alleging that Russia, WikiLeaks and top officials from Donald Trump's campaign conspired to tilt the 2016 US presidential election in the Republican's favor. The civil complaint filed in federal... Read More

US urges new Cuba leader to end 'repression'

Friday, April, 20 2018 11:25 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States grudgingly acknowledged Cuba's "undemocratic" transition to a new leader on Thursday and urged him to allow the island's people greater political freedom.Earlier, Cuba's National Assembly formalised the election of top... Read More

NWA secures tow truck for Mandela Highway

Friday, April, 20 2018 11:05 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says it has engaged the services of a tow truck company, as well as the police, along the Mandela Highway, in a bid to improve the travelling experience along the thoroughfare. In a release today, NWA said this service has... Read More

Gayle says 'nothing to prove' after IPL ton

Friday, April, 20 2018 10:47 am    

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — Veteran West Indies batsman Chris Gayle, who struggled to find an Indian Premier League team, smashed the first century of this season on Thursday to prove his worth to Kings XI Punjab.His spectacular unbeaten 104 -- with 11 sixes and one four sprayed... Read More

Wide waist with 'normal weight' bigger risk than obesity — study

Friday, April, 20 2018 10:27 am    

PARIS, France (AFP)  — People of "normal" weight who sport a wide waist are more at risk of heart problems than obese people, said researchers Friday, urging a rethink of healthy weight guidelines.How fat is distributed on a person's frame determined disease risk as much as how... Read More

Sir Viv backs CARICOM intervention in Windies cricket

Friday, April, 20 2018 10:10 am    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Legendary former Test captain, Sir Vivian Richards, has thrown his weight behind CARICOM's efforts at governance reform in West Indies cricket.The Antiguan, who never lost a Test series as skipper, said he believed the regional nation grouping's... Read More

US cops prepare for crackdown on 'weed day'

Friday, April, 20 2018 9:48 am    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Marijuana may be legal in eight US states and the capital, but tokers getting behind the wheel on a national weed appreciation day could be in for a downer as police forces crack down on intoxicated drivers.In places like California, where... Read More

US Coast Guard nabs suspected smugglers, millions of dollars in drugs seized

Friday, April, 20 2018 9:39 am    

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CMC) — The United States Coast Guard says it has detained  two suspected smugglers and seized more than US$13 million worth of illegal drugs in the Caribbean Sea.The Coast Guard said that 491.5 kilograms of cocaine and 9.2 kilograms of suspected heroin... Read More

Taxi driver killed at St Andrew home

Friday, April, 20 2018 8:41 am    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — A taxi operator was last night shot dead at his home in Abberville Avenue, Patrick City in St Andrew.Dead is 39-year-old Kerron Morner otherwise called 'Short Boss', who is known to ply the Duhaney Park to Half-Way-Tree route.Reports from the... Read More

Man arrested in St Ann gun find

Friday, April, 20 2018 8:23 am    

ST ANN, Jamaica — A man was taken into custody following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition during a police operation in Belair Housing Scheme, St Ann yesterday.The Runaway Bay police said that about 10:00 a.m, lawmen were conducting operations in the... Read More



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