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Reduction in number of Jamaicans denied access to Trinidad

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 6:07 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson... Read More

Forex: J$133 to one US dollar

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 5:46 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, June 19, ended trading at J$133.00 up from J$132.20 according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Permanent secretary cannot investigate PetroJam breaches — PNP

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 5:34 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) is objecting to the tasking of Permanent Secretary, Hillary Alexander, to investigate and report to the Cabinet on “developing corruption and... Read More

Over 100,000 students to sit final Grade 4 Literacy and Numeracy exams

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 5:21 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Over 100,000 students will sit the final Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy examinations in their current form over the next two days. Read More

Eastern Caribbean states to deepen collaboration with Barbados

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 4:37 pm    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC)  — Efforts to revive cooperation initiatives between the nine national Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Barbados will get underway here today.Barbados' Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is already on the island to participate in the... Read More

Cabinet approves new Petrojam board

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 4:11 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Prime Minister (OPM) today announced that Cabinet has approved the appointment of a new board at oil refinery Petrojam amidst a hailstorm of corruption allegations which have rocked the company over the past several weeks.The appointment also... Read More

Mexico condemns 'inhuman' US separation of migrant families

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 3:53 pm    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — Mexico strongly condemned US President Donald Trump's administration Tuesday for its policy of separating immigrant children and parents detained after crossing the US-Mexican border, calling it "inhuman." Read More

Two Bermudans held in UK on terror charges

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 3:20 pm    

LONDON (CMC)  – The police in Bermuda and the United Kingdom, are reporting that  two Bermudan men have been arrested on terrorism-related charges in Britain.The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) confirmed the pair, who have been living in Britain “for a significant period of... Read More

#WC2018: Russia sour Salah's return to close in on last 16

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 3:01 pm    

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (AFP) — The return of Mohamed Salah from injury couldn't prevent World Cup hosts Russia virtually sealing their place in the last 16 by beating Egypt 3-1 today.An own goal by Egypt captain Ahmed Fathy opened the floodgates on a sodden night in Saint... Read More

#WC2018: Saudi coach says players not rattled by plane incident

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 2:45 pm    

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's national team endured an engine malfunction on the flight to Rostov-on-Don. That's not exactly the best preparation for a World Cup match against Uruguay. Read More

#WC2018: 2 more quick scores make it Russia 3, Egypt 0

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 2:22 pm    

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Goals from Denis Cheryshev and Artyom Dzyuba have given Russia a 3-0 lead over Egypt in St. Petersburg and have the hosts cruising toward the knockout stages. Read More

Guyana to ask ICJ to rule in its favour in Venezuela border case

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 2:01 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The government says it intends to invoke the statute of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), that enables the court making a judgement when one party decides to opt out, as it relates to the long standing border controversy with Venezuela. Read More

To prosecute migrants, 'you have to take the children away' — Trump

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 1:22 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended the "zero tolerance" policy leading to thousands of migrant families being split on the US border as the only effective way to fight illegal immigration. Read More

#WC2018: Salah starts as Egypt take on Russia

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 1:10 pm    

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (AFP) — Mohamed Salah was named in Egypt's starting line-up on Tuesday as they try to salvage their World Cup against a Russian side who know a win could seal a place in the last 16. Read More

US to withdraw from UN rights council — UN officials

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 12:26 pm    

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — The United States will announce on Tuesday that it is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council, which it accuses of bias against Israel, UN officials said. Read More


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