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US Senate leader urges shutdown brinksmanship end by Monday

Sunday, January, 21 2018 3:50 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump's top Senate Republican urged lawmakers Sunday to "step back from the brink" and fund the government, before a two-day shutdown extends into Monday and becomes far worse. Read More

ECLAC committed to working for development in C'bean

Sunday, January, 21 2018 3:27 pm    

SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) — The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has reaffirmed its commitment to continue working for development with equality, environmental sustainability, dignity and well-being for all of the region's inhabitants. Read More

Cannabis Commercial Council holds second meeting today

Sunday, January, 21 2018 3:09 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Cannabis Commercial Council, established by the lobby group Ganja Growers and Producers Association, holds its second meeting today. Read More

Women's rights protestors slam harassment, violence

Sunday, January, 21 2018 2:55 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Women's rights protesters took to the streets in European cities on Sunday to voice their frustration at sexual harassment, violence and discrimination against women. Read More

Jamaican murdered in Cayman Islands

Sunday, January, 21 2018 2:26 pm    

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — The police are investigating an incident in which a Jamaican national was murdered in George Town late Saturday. Read More

Bahamas police probe death of US national on cruise ship

Sunday, January, 21 2018 2:19 pm    

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The police have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of an American visitor on board a cruise ship on Friday. Read More

Barbadian man arrested with ganja at NMIA

Sunday, January, 21 2018 2:05 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Barbadian man is now in police custody after he was discovered with a little more than 60 pounds of marijuana in his suitcases at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston. Read More

US Christian tourists see deep meaning in Trump's Jerusalem move

Sunday, January, 21 2018 1:55 pm    

Jerusalem, Undefined (AFP) — Near the olive grove where Christians believe Jesus agonised before his crucifixion, an American visitor spoke of a decision by US President Donald Trump some believe also holds spiritual importance. Read More

Antigua wants China to partner on State-funded projects

Sunday, January, 21 2018 1:31 pm    

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne has invited the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation to invest more with the Government. Read More

Partnerships key in human trafficking fight, says justice ministry

Sunday, January, 21 2018 1:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Permanent Secretary in the Justice Ministry, Carol Palmer, is emphasising the importance of partnerships with local and international stakeholders in the fight against human trafficking. Read More

Haitians march in NY protesting Trump's reported racist comments

Sunday, January, 21 2018 12:44 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — Hundreds of Haitians marched from the Brooklyn Bridge to Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan Friday, protesting Trump’s reported disparaging remarks about the French-speaking Caribbean country. Read More

Trump lashes out ahead of vote to end shutdown

Sunday, January, 21 2018 12:16 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack on his opponents ahead of a new effort in the bitterly divided US Congress to end a budget impasse before hundreds of thousands of federal workers are forced to start the workweek at home without... Read More

Two J'cans accused of submitting forged documents to Spanish Embassy

Sunday, January, 21 2018 12:03 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two Jamaican men were on Friday arrested at the Spanish Embassy in Kingston on reasonable suspicion of uttering forged documents and forgery. Read More

UPDATE: Manchester shooting victims identified

Sunday, January, 21 2018 11:46 am    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Police have identified the two people who died in a shooting at a bar in Porus last night as 49-year-old St Clair Jordine, also known as 'Patcha' and 52-year-old Marcia McKenzie, also called 'Chrissie'. Read More

PNP to focus on crime solutions on final day of 3-day retreat

Sunday, January, 21 2018 11:24 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The final day of a three-day shadow Cabinet retreat, which began on Friday, will see People's National Party (PNP) spokespersons focus on building on the solutions to crime and violence, which the party says it has put forward over the past few months. Read More


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