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US newspapers to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

Friday, August, 17 2018    

NEW YORK, USA (AP) — Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump's attacks on “fake news” yesterday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press — and, not surprisingly, Trump didn't take it... Read More

Washington cardinal entangled in two sex-abuse scandals

Friday, August, 17 2018    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, is facing a storm of criticism and calls for his resignation after becoming entangled in two major sexual abuse scandals roiling the church that he has served with distinction since... Read More

Who are the victims of the Genoa bridge collapse?

Friday, August, 17 2018    

ROME, Italy (AFP) — A family setting off on holiday, young French nationals who came over for a music festival, a couple returning from their California honeymoon; two days after the horrific collapse of a bridge in Genoa, officials and the media have begun naming the victims whose... Read More

Cayman Islands exports iguana meat to US

Friday, August, 17 2018    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) – The Cayman Islands has shipped more than 200 pounds of iguana meat to the United States, a move that the private sector says could help in tackling the problems posed by the invasive species. Read More

Today's Horoscope - August 17

Friday, August, 17 2018    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, August 17, 2018: This year you tend to use tension as a motivator. However, you can get locked into a point of view and have difficulty gaining a broader perspective. Let others know about some of your dreams that you would like to bring to fruition. If you are... Read More

Pentagon: Chinese bombers likely training for US strikes

Friday, August, 17 2018    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AFP) — Chinese bombers are likely training for strikes against US and allied targets in the Pacific, according to a new Pentagon report that also details how Beijing is transforming its ground forces to “fight and win”. Read More

Bolt arrives in Australia on football quest

Friday, August, 17 2018    

SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — Usain Bolt says he's deadly serious about becoming a professional footballer and plans to show the world what he's capable of after arriving in Australia Saturday for a trial stint with an A-League club. Read More

Jamaica 2-0 over Grenada at half time

Friday, August, 17 2018    

ST GEORGE ‘S, Grenada —Jamaica's senior footballers led Grenada 2-0 at half time in their friendly international here inside the Kirani James Athletics Stadium. Read More

Commissioner attributes reduction in crime to smart policing

Friday, August, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson, says the reduction in murders and major crimes can be largely attributed to smart policing by the security forces. Read More

US agency says Facebook ads let landlords discriminate

Friday, August, 17 2018    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Friday accused Facebook of breaking the law by letting landlords and home sellers use its ad-targeting system to discriminate against potential buyers or tenants. Read More

Roll-out of National School Leaving Certificate next month — education ministry

Friday, August, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr Grace McLean, says the roll-out of the National School Leaving Certificate will commence in September. Read More

UWI-trained cops graduate from Police College

Friday, August, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two hundred and ninety three constables that trained at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Campus participated in the passing out parade and awards ceremony held today at the National Police College of Jamaica. Read More

Forex: J$137.22 to one US dollar

Friday, August, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, August 17 ended trading at J$137.22 down by 13 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

BVI prisoners housed in St Lucia returning home

Friday, August, 17 2018    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — The St Lucia government says nine of the 29 inmates, who arrived from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) last year, following the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, are to be returned to the British Overseas Territory by this weekend. Read More

Public sector workers not required to pay school auxiliary fees

Friday, August, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Public sector workers with children attending public educational institutions will not be required to pay auxiliary fees for their enrolment as of the 2018/19 academic year, which begins in September. Read More



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