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British MPs vote overwhelmingly to reject Brexit deal

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 2:41 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to reject the EU divorce deal struck between London and Brussels, in a historic vote that leaves Brexit hanging in the balance. Read More

Embattled President Maduro raises Venezuelan minimum wage to US$6.70

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 2:40 pm    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is boosting the minimum wage again amid the country's relentless battle against hyperinflation. Read More

LAMP merged with NLA

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 2:18 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP) has been merged with the National Land Agency (NLA).Effective yesterday, LAMP matters were being processed from 8 Ardenne Road in Kingston 10. Read More

Youth crime, violence demands a regional solution, says CARICOM Secretary General

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 1:57 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — A two-day conference aimed at examining and redefining violence prevention solutions as it relates to youth violence and prevention in the Caribbean began here on Tuesday with the Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Irwin LaRocque, saying it... Read More

12 killed in road crashes since start of year

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 1:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of Transport and Mining has revealed that 12 people have died on the nation's roads since the start of the year. Read More

'Hostage politics': Death sentence heightens China, Canada tensions

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 1:02 pm    

BEIJING, China (AFP) — China on Tuesday vociferously defended a court's decision to impose the death penalty on a convicted Canadian drug smuggler, escalating a diplomatic row that experts say has descended into a high-stakes game of "hostage politics". Read More

Darren Bravo back to face England

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 12:28 pm    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Exiled left-hander Darren Bravo has been included in a West Indies 13-man squad announced on Tuesday to face England in the first Test starting at Kensington Oval in Barbados later this month. Read More

President Moise wants 'credible honest and transparent elections' in Haiti

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 12:20 pm    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — President Jovenel Moise says 2019 must result in Haiti achieving “credible, honest, democratic and transparent elections” and that his administration will provide the necessary resources to accomplish that feat. Read More

JDF soldier shot dead in Manchester

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 11:26 am    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The police have confirmed that a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier succumbed on Saturday after he was found in bushes near the Winston Jones Highway in Manchester the night before suffering from gunshot wounds. Read More

Trelawny police seize three firearms, arrest two people

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 10:07 am    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica – The Trelawny police have reported that a man and a woman were taken into custody following the seizure of three firearms and 59 rounds of ammunition during operations in the parish yesterday, Monday, January 14. Read More

Law-enforcement officers get training in financial investigation — finance ministry

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 9:03 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government is working to improve investigation and prosecution in relation to money laundering and terrorist financing, by providing training for law-enforcement officers. Read More

British PM faces defeat in historic Brexit deal vote

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 8:37 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faces crushing defeat in a historic vote in Parliament on Tuesday over the Brexit deal she has struck with the European Union, leaving the world's fifth biggest economy in limbo. Read More

Accused St James baby thief to face court tomorrow

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 8:04 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The St James woman who is accused of stealing a baby in the parking lot at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay on January 4 is set to appear in the St James Parish Court tomorrow. Read More

Five charged with murder of Kingston businessman

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 7:31 am    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Five people have been charged with the murder of Kingston businessman Howard Ares whose body was found in a shallow grave on Terminal Lane in Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine last month. Read More

Holness to make statement to House on Petrojam buy-back today

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 7:01 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness is scheduled to make a statement in the House of Representatives Tuesday afternoon on the government's decision to acquire Venezuela's 49 per cent share in the Petrojam oil refinery. Read More


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