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Three sentenced on lotto scam-related charges

Friday, May, 25 2018    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Three men who pleaded guilty for possession of identity information were sentenced in the Westmoreland Circuit Court yesterday, according to the police. They are Randy Richards, Lincoln Chaikim, and Odane Warren.Richards and Chaikim were... Read More

Ja ready for global ganja partnerships — Shaw

Friday, May, 25 2018    

TORONTO, Canada — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw says Jamaica is ready for global partnerships in developing the new wave of medical cannabis industry which is focused on value-added, not smoking.Shaw, who yesterday paved the way for... Read More

Regional leaders congratulate new Barbados PM

Friday, May, 25 2018    

ST GEORGE 'S, Grenada (CMC) — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders were Friday extending congratulations to Mia Amor Mottley, the first woman to be elected prime minister of Barbados. Read More

Meghan's coat of arms pays tribute to California roots

Friday, May, 25 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Prince Harry's wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, received a new tailor-made official coat of arms on Friday that pays homage to her Californian roots. Read More

Cuba air crash toll rises to 112

Friday, May, 25 2018    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — A woman died in a Cuban hospital Friday after suffering severe burns, bringing to 112 the number of victims from last week's crash of a Cuban airliner. Read More

Suriname investigates 'ISIS terror threat' posted on social media

Friday, May, 25 2018    

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (CMC) — Suriname has launched an investigation into a possible security situation after several threats were made to carry out mass killings at schools and other institutions on the Dutch-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. Read More

Putin hints at becoming prime minister again in 2024

Friday, May, 25 2018    

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday hinted that he might return to power as prime minister — as he did in 2008 — after his time as president ends in 2024. Read More

JDF announces promotion of several senior officers

Friday, May, 25 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Defence force (JDF) has announced the promotion of several senior officers effective today. Read More

Mottley sworn in as Barbados PM

Friday, May, 25 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Less than 24 hours after she led her Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to victory in the May 24 general election, Mia Amor Mottley, 52, was sworn in as Barbados' eighth prime minister on Friday, joining a handful of Caribbean women who have lead governments in their... Read More

WHO gets kudos for fast Ebola action in DRC, but prevention lagging

Friday, May, 25 2018    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organisation has received widespread praise for its quick response to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, although observers warn prevention and information to affected communities remain insufficient. Read More

ILO calls for 'urgent effort' to improve HIV/AIDS treatment worldwide

Friday, May, 25 2018    

UNITED NATIONS, United States (CMC) — The International Labour Organisation (ILO), has called for an “urgent effort” to improve treatment, step up testing and ensure healthier and more productive workplaces as HIV /AIDS continues to take an economic and social toll on workers... Read More

US websites blacked out in Europe on 'Happy GDPR Day'

Friday, May, 25 2018    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — The EU's flagship new data protection laws came into effect on Friday but hit an early hitch as several major US news websites were blocked to European users. Read More

Alberto is 2018's first named tropical system

Friday, May, 25 2018    

MIAMI, United States (AP) — The first named tropical weather system of the 2018 hurricane season has formed. The National Hurricane Centre says a disturbance moving toward the Gulf of Mexico is now subtropical storm Alberto. Read More

UPDATE: Two injured in Indiana school shooting — police

Friday, May, 25 2018    

CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — Two people were injured in a shooting at a school in the US state of Indiana on Friday, with a suspect taken into custody, police said. Read More

Two men wanted in St Catherine

Friday, May, 25 2018    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Police in the St Catherine North Division, where a state of emergency is in effect, have listed two men as wanted and are asking to turn themselves in immediately. Read More



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