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Summit off but Trump-Kim-Moon coin still available

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump may have called off his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un but you can still order the commemorative coin from the White House gift shop.And it's the "Deal of the Day" -- selling for $19.95, down from its regular... Read More

JTA urges Heart Trust to commence negotiations

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) has expressed disappointment over what it says is the failure of the Heart Trust/NTA to begin negotiations regarding lecturers and instructors represented by the association for the April 2017 to March 2019 contract... Read More

Forex: J$126.98 to one US dollar

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, May 24, ended trading at J$126.98 down by three cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$98.99 down from J$99.64 while the British pound... Read More

Polls closed in Barbados general election

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Barbadians are now awaiting the outcome of Thursday's general election after the estimated 542 polling stations closed after a 12 hour period.While, generally, the election was incident free, several people, mainly non-nationals, were forced to go... Read More

Carnival's newest & biggest cruise ship for Ocho Rios October

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has announced that the biggest and newest  branded ship for the world's largest cruise company, Carnival Corporation, The Carnival Horizon, will commence calls on Ocho Rios on October 2.Bartlett made the announcement onboard... Read More

DCS staff college to be upgraded

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Rudyard Spencer has indicated that the Carl Rattray Staff College facility is to receive upgrades before the end of this financial year. According to a release from the ministry today, the upgrades,... Read More

Increased rainfall expected across Jamaica this weekend

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica should expect increase rainfall over the weekend as a broad area of low pressure drifting slowly northward over the eastern Yucatan Peninsula continues to become better organised, according to the Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica.The Met... Read More

Windies announce squad for Sri Lanka series

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — West Indies selectors have named a 13-man squad for the three-Test series against Sri Lanka starting next month.The squad will be led by captain Jason Holder and includes uncapped wicketkeeper/batsman Jahmar Hamilton. Read More

Laws with outdated penalties to be revised — Chuck

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica  — Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says many of the laws of Jamaica with outdated penalties will be revised and modernised during this fiscal year.Speaking at his post-Sectoral Debate press conference at the ministry's Constant Spring Road offices today, Chuck... Read More

Man killed, girlfriend injured in Gregory Park shooting

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A man was shot dead and a woman injured after gunmen invaded their home in Gregory Park, St Catherine this morning. Dead is 29-year-old Orlando Marshall, a horse groomer at Caymanas Park in the parish. Reports are that shortly after 2:00 am,... Read More

CDB, CARICOM partner to implement Human Resource Development Strategy

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the CARICOM Secretariat have launched a three-day workshop designed to focus on the implementation, coordination and monitoring and evaluation of the CARICOM Human Resource Development (HRD) 2030 Strategy. Read More

Fewer hurricanes forecast for 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

FLORIDA, United States (AFP) — After the most expensive hurricane season on record last year, US officials said Thursday to expect a more normal Atlantic season in 2018 with five to nine hurricanes in total.Last year was particularly devastating, with hurricanes Harvey, Irma... Read More

Canadian gov't blocks sale of company to China over national security concerns

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — The Canadian government has blocked the US$1.5 billion sale of Aecon, the Canadian company building the new Bermuda airport terminal, on the grounds of national security.According to local media reports, the office of Canada's Innovation Minister... Read More

Global Facebook users to get 'good' EU-style safeguards — Zuckerberg

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday that he was rolling out the privacy controls demanded by European regulators to Facebook users worldwide because "everyone cares about privacy". Read More

Morgan Freeman apologises after sexual harassment claims

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Hollywood movie star Morgan Freeman apologised Thursday over reports that multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct. Read More



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