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CISOCA lists 'Munchie' as person of interest

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) has listed a robot taxi operator, 40-year-old Michael Swaby, otherwise called 'Munchie', of Kensington Road, Kingston 2 as a person of interest. Read More

Antigua PM hints at early general election

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Prime Minister of Antigua, Gaston Browne on Thursday gave his broadest hint to date, that a general election will be held early this year. Read More

DBJ to issue 64 bank guarantees to SMEs

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) will be issuing 64 bank guarantees to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the upcoming fiscal year. Read More

Idris Elba taps own roots for director debut 'Yardie'

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — British actor Idris Elba said he tapped into his own roots growing up among London's West Indian community -- and his DJ experience -- for his directorial debut, "Yardie", shown Thursday at the Berlin film festival.The gangster movie is set in Jamaica in... Read More

Youth urged to lead charge against climate change

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The nation's youth are being encouraged to initiate strategies that will assist in building the country's resilience against climate change.This call comes from Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz,... Read More

Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands face painful hurricane recovery

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The US territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands will need to take painful actions to restore their economies amid the hurricane devastation, New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley said Thursday.The island territories,... Read More

Cuban detainee in ICE custody dies at medical center in Miami

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

MIAMI, United States (CMC) — The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says a Cuban national in its custody died at the Kendall Regional Medical Center (KRMC) in Miami.On Wednesday, the ICE said the official cause of death has not yet been... Read More

Trump endorses raising minimum age to 21 for more weapons

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — President Donald Trump endorsed stricter gun-control measures Thursday, including raising the minimum age to 21 for possessing a broader range of weapons than at present. He tweeted his strongest stance as president one day after an emotional White House... Read More

Caribbean diplomats ask UK for more compassion for citizens

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — Caribbean diplomats here have asked the United Kingdom Government to be more compassionate in the treatment of Caribbean migrants.The diplomats on Wednesday urged the British Home Office to adopt this approach towards retirement-age Commonwealth... Read More

9mm pistol seized in Portmore

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The police are reporting that early this morning (Thursday) they were able to seize a 9mm Taurus pistol along with a magazine containing five 9mm rounds during an operation in Hardware Lane in Portmore, St Catherine.According to reports about 7:38 am,... Read More

Weather Update: Trough across Jamaica

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has reported that a trough is across the island and is expected to remain for the next two days.In the local forecast this morning, isolated showers are expected mainly across eastern parishes while everywhere else will... Read More

Guide launched to reduce public-sector energy use

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government's effort to reduce energy consumption across the public sector has been bolstered through the launch of an Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EEC) Standards Guide. Developed by the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) through its... Read More

'Racist' white powder letter sent to Meghan Markle

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — A letter with white powder was sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle, the Evening Standard newspaper reported on Thursday, saying it was also believed to contain a racist message.The paper said that officers from the Metropolitan... Read More

Indian surgeons remove 'heaviest recorded' brain tumour

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

MUMBAI, India (AFP) — Indian surgeons who removed a massive brain tumour in a marathon seven-hour procedure said Thursday it could be the heaviest ever recorded.Santlal Pal, a 31-year-old shopkeeper, had been carrying around a tumour weighing nearly two kilos before the surgery... Read More

Welder murdered by gunmen posing as police officers

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A 39-year-old welder was shot dead by two men posing as police officers early this morning at his Bog Walk home in St Catherine. Dead is Howard Campbell.Reports from the police are that about 1:20 am, Campbell was at home with his family when... Read More



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