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US man rams car into his family at restaurant, killing two 11:01 am

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A 62-year-old man was under arrest for murder in North Carolina Monday after he allegedly excused himself from a restaurant lunch with his family, then rammed them with his car at high speed — killing his daughter and daughter-in-law. Read More

Russia prepares for World Cup drone attack 10:47 am
MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Russia will reportedly deploy jamming devices used in Syria and the war in Ukraine to defend World Cup stadiums against a drone attack.The threat of terror has been a prime concern for organisers of the June 14 to July 15 football showpiece.... Read More

Ebola death toll hits 26 in DR Congo as vaccinations start 10:01 am
MBANDAKA, DR Congo (AFP) — The death toll in an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rose to 26 on Monday after a person died in the northwest city of Mbandaka, the government said, as it began vaccinating first responders against the dreaded disease.... Read More

Corporate Area Traffic Court closes until further notice 9:51 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Members of the public are being advised that due to a fire at the Corporate Area Traffic Court, 2 Melbourne Road, on Friday May 18, that the Court will be closed to the public until further notice.... Read More

Zimbabwe applies to re-join Commonwealth

Monday, May, 21 2018 9:38 am    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwe has applied to re-join the Commonwealth, the group said Monday, marking a major step in the country's international re-engagement after Robert Mugabe was ousted last year. Read More

Maduro wins disputed vote as Venezuela mulls bleak future

Monday, May, 21 2018 9:14 am    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela was facing the threat of fresh international sanctions and intensified domestic unrest Monday following President Nicolas Maduro's re-election in a vote rejected by the opposition as a farce. Read More

LGBT community cheers pope's 'God made you like this' remark

Monday, May, 21 2018 8:47 am    

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' reported comments to a gay man that "God made you like this" have been embraced by the LGBT community as another sign of Francis' desire to make gays feel welcomed and loved in the Catholic Church. Read More

C'bean American legislator applauds bid to reduce unnecessary marijuana arrests

Monday, May, 21 2018 8:17 am    

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — A Caribbean American New York City councilman has applauded New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement that he will work to reduce unnecessary arrests and disparity in enforcement for marijuana possession in New York City. Read More

UPDATE: Hanover crash death toll at five

Monday, May, 21 2018 8:01 am    

HANOVER, Jamaica — The police have confirmed that five people succumbed to injuries they received in a motor vehicle crash along the Hopewell main road in Hanover last night. Read More

Remove 'errant' ECJ commissioner — Bunting

Monday, May, 21 2018 7:40 am    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Central Manchester Member of Parliament Peter Bunting has condemned the controversy now surrounding the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) and said the one "errant" commissioner that is at the root of the issue should be removed. Read More

Undetermined number of people killed in Hanover collision

Monday, May, 21 2018 7:07 am    

HANOVER, Jamaica — An undetermined number of people are feared dead in a motor vehicle collision which occurred on the Orchard main road in Hopewell, Hanover last night. Read More

Weather Update: Showers expected today

Monday, May, 21 2018 7:00 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica is reporting that a trough across western Caribbean will continue to influence weather conditions across the island through to Tuesday. Read More

Basil Waite to represent PNP in St Elizabeth NE

Sunday, May, 20 2018 4:55 pm    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — Deputy General Secretary of the People's National Party, Basil Waite is set to be the party's standard bearer in the St Elizabeth North Eastern constituency after he defeated Councillor for the Balaclava Division, Everton Fisher today. Read More

Texans turn to God as school rocked by latest shooting

Sunday, May, 20 2018 4:25 pm    

SANTA FE, United States (AFP) — Grief-stricken families in southwestern Texas gathered in churches throughout Santa Fe on Sunday seeking spiritual succor following a massacre at the town's high school, the nation's latest mass shooting. Read More

Farmers urged to maximise the use of technology

Sunday, May, 20 2018 4:07 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw is urging farmers to embrace the use technology to produce high quality crops and to protect the environment. Read More


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