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Weekly Round-up: Golden Crust CEO dead... Police car saga deepens …. Cop detained in gang bust 9:08 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The founder and CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, Lowell Hawthorne, committed suicide at his Bronx factory over the weekend, leaving many in shock, as police say a mounting tax debt and a lawsuit by a former employee may have led to the popular... Read More

Haiti president to address Haitian community in France and Belgium 2:26 pm
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haitian President Jovenel Mo´se is scheduled to meet with members of the Haitian community in France on Sunday.... Read More

Health ministry warns of dangers of antibiotic misuse 2:08 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Health is warning members of the public of the negative impact on health caused by the excessive or misuse of antibiotics.... Read More

Uncertainty clouds EU-Britain Brexit divorce plan 1:49 pm
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — The European Commission and the British government let out an audible sigh of relief on reaching a deal on Brexit divorce terms.... Read More

Liberal activists urge Democrats to protect C'bean DACA recipients or shut down government

Sunday, December, 10 2017 1:33 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Reports in Washington say that liberal activists, eager for Democrats to assert what power they have left in the US Congress, are pressing Democratic leaders to shut down the government this Christmas if Republicans do not agree to shield young... Read More

150 young persons certified in 3D production

Sunday, December, 10 2017 1:14 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Approximately 150 young people are now in a better position to tap into the global US$230-billion animation industry, having received certification under phase one of the Creative Industries Education and Employment Programme (CIEEP). Read More

New protests flare over Trump's Jerusalem declaration

Sunday, December, 10 2017 12:52 pm    

JERUSALEM, Undefined (AFP) — New protests flared in the Middle East and elsewhere Sunday over US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move that has drawn global condemnation and sparked days of unrest in the Palestinian territories. Read More

St Lucia records decline in unemployment

Sunday, December, 10 2017 12:22 pm    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Prime Minister of St Lucia Allen Chastanet, has hailed a drop in the country’s unemployment figures, declaring that his administration is very excited about the development. Read More

Body of suspected drowning victim found near Waterfront, Downtown

Sunday, December, 10 2017 12:05 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting that the body of an unidentified man was found floating in the sea in the vicinity of Waterfront in Downtown, Kingston this morning.The man is suspected to have drowned. Read More

Nobel Peace Prize winners warn nuclear war is 'a tantrum away'

Sunday, December, 10 2017 11:51 am    

OSLO, Norway (AFP) — Mankind's destruction caused by a nuclear war is just one "impulsive tantrum away", the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), warned on Sunday as the United States and North Korea exchange threats over the... Read More

BVI legislators say no to same sex marriage

Sunday, December, 10 2017 11:30 am    

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) — Legislators in the British Virgin Islands have made it clear that same sex marriage will not be accepted in the British overseas territory. Read More

Body of unidentified man found in Westmoreland

Sunday, December, 10 2017 11:10 am    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The Darliston police are investigating the murder of an unidentified man after his body was found along the roadway in Greenwich, Westmoreland yesterday. Read More

Polls open as Venezuelan president eyes wins in local votes

Sunday, December, 10 2017 10:48 am    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuelans headed to the polls Sunday for mayoral elections that the opposition is boycotting amid an economic crisis, giving President Nicolas Maduro's party a clear path to victory. Read More

Mourners flood vigil at Golden Krust restaurant in NY to honour J'can founder

Sunday, December, 10 2017 10:29 am    

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — Dozens of mourners braved the snowy weather Saturday to gather outside a Golden Krust restaurant in the Bronx, New York to pay homage to the company’s Jamaican-born founder and chief executive officer who reportedly committed suicide a week... Read More

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade commemorates International Human Rights Day

Sunday, December, 10 2017 10:13 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith is urging shared responsibility in standing up for and defending human rights in the workplace, at school, on the streets and in public places on this year's International Human Rights Day. Read More


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