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Florida governor protests 'dumping' of migrants

Saturday, May, 18 2019 12:00 pm    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Florida's governor decried Friday what he called a plan to send undocumented migrants to his southeastern US state to relieve overcrowding at the southern border with Mexico, a claim immigration authorities denied. Read More

Tufton says NCDs an economic burden

Saturday, May, 18 2019 11:25 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, says the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is placing an economic burden on the country. Read More

Trump lifts steel, aluminium tariffs on Canada, Mexico

Saturday, May, 18 2019 11:11 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump on Friday announced a deal to lift US tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Canada and Mexico that had created friction between the neighbours and blocked a new North American free trade agreement. Read More

Encouraging report regarding mother to child HIV transmission

Saturday, May, 18 2019 11:08 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — A new report by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says Caribbean countries are moving towards the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and Chagas. Read More

Gov't developing system to measure contribution of sport

Saturday, May, 18 2019 10:50 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government is working to develop a system to effectively measure the contribution of sport to national development. Read More

British-J'can designer wins BFC/ Vogue Fashion Fund

Saturday, May, 18 2019 10:37 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — British-Jamaican designer Grace Wales Bonner has been named the winner of the 2019 BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund worth £200,000. Read More

McLeod tearful after 4th straight victory at Shanghai

Saturday, May, 18 2019 9:45 am    

SHANGHAI (AP) — Olympic champion Omar McLeod made it four straight victories in the 110-metre hurdles at the Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday. Read More

J'can among 13 nabbed in US immigration sweep

Saturday, May, 18 2019 9:20 am    

NEWARK, United States (CMC) — The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says a Jamaican national is among 13 people detained during a four-day “surge effort” that targeted immigrants who have been issued a final order of removal in the past five... Read More

Prayer for the day

Saturday, May, 18 2019 6:57 am    

Almighty God, we stand before you in supplication, asking Your Divine mercy and protection, to envelop with Your invincible armor, our loved ones. Give them courage and strength against all enemies, both spiritual and physical,and hasten their safe journey back to their homes and... Read More

Weekly Round Up: $B water rescue… Missing teen murdered… Bolt jumps into Paris scooter market

Friday, May, 17 2019 7:02 pm    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Tuesday announced a number of initiatives aimed at reducing the impact of worsening drought conditions that have been affecting the Corporate Area and St Catherine in particular. Read More

Female refs Brown and Yee-Sing to officiate in Girlz send-off game Sunday

Friday, May, 17 2019 7:35 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's female referees Princess Brown and Stephanie Yee-Sing will officiate in the send-off game for the Reggae Girlz vs Panama on Sunday, May 19 at the National Stadium. The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) said the female referees will make history at... Read More

US university doctor sexually abused at least 177 students — investigation

Friday, May, 17 2019 7:04 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — An Ohio State University team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students over nearly two decades and was never disciplined at the US school despite reports of his actions, an investigation found Friday. Read More

Senate pays tribute to young mother who returned found money

Friday, May, 17 2019 6:45 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Members of the Senate today paid tribute to Ackaisha Green, the young mother who returned a large sum of cash she found in an automated teller machine (ATM) in downtown Kingston recently. Read More

Forex: J$135.77 to one US dollar

Friday, May, 17 2019 5:44 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, May 17 ended trading at J$135.77 down by 43 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Garth Road/Barbican Road junction closed tomorrow for sewer works

Friday, May, 17 2019 5:31 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Works to install sewer pipes across Barbican Road near the intersection with Garth Road will impede the free flow of vehicular traffic on Saturday night (May 18) into Sunday morning. Read More


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