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Weekly Round-up: UK deportation row… 3-day extension of school year … Cop chopped 9:46 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday apologised for the anxiety caused to Caribbean leaders after her Government threatened to deport some of the hundreds of thousands of people who emigrated to Britain from the region in the 1950s and 1960s. Read More

'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49 4:47 pm
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" movies, has died, according to a post on his official Instagram account Saturday. He was 49."It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne...... Read More

Spreading E coli outbreak prompts US lettuce warning 4:24 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Romaine lettuce is off the menu of US households and restaurants, health authorities ordered on Friday after a spreading E.coli outbreak infected 53 people in 16 states.The warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention covers all...... Read More

25 delinquent NWC customers prosecuted 4:05 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) says 25 delinquent customers with outstanding balances amounting to more than $3 million, were prosecuted during the first quarter of this year.The utility company explained that the individuals were prosecuted after...... Read More

Gov't encourages BPO stakeholders to plan the way forward

Saturday, April, 21 2018 3:39 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Fayval Williams is encouraging stakeholders in the Business Process Outsourcing sector (BPO) to come together and plan the way forward for the rapidly growing industry. Read More

Windies star Hope lands another prestigious award

Saturday, April, 21 2018 3:11 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Fresh from being named one of Wisden's five Cricketers-of-the-Year at Lord's earlier this month, Shai Hope earned another prestigious award on home soil when he received the President's Award at Barbados Cricket Association  annual dinner at Kensington Oval... Read More

Empty promises? NKorea watchers greet Kim move with skepticism

Saturday, April, 21 2018 2:53 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Pyongyang's announcement it will halt nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches has left experts puzzling over Kim Jong Un's true intentions -- and the extent to which US President Donald Trump deserves credit.The North... Read More

UPDATE: Man shot dead in car identified as Clarendon resident

Saturday, April, 21 2018 2:33 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The victim of a murder in Kingston yesterday afternoon has been identified as 37-year-old Craig Edwards of Main Street in Spalding, Clarendon.Edwards was shot dead while sitting in a parked motor vehicle on Brenton Drive in Charlton, Kingston.It... Read More

Surprise and concern as king changes Swaziland's name

Saturday, April, 21 2018 2:18 pm    

MBABANE, Swaziland (AFP) — Residents of the tiny African kingdom of Swaziland on Friday weighed up their country's new official name after the king unexpectedly announced it would now be known as "eSwatini".King Mswati III, one of the world's few absolute monarchs, declared the... Read More

60 healthcare workers trained to identify cases of gender-based violence

Saturday, April, 21 2018 1:35 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Some 60 healthcare workers across the island have benefited from training to identify and handle cases of gender based violence.The training was conducted recently by the National Family Planning Board (NFPB), in collaboration with Health Policy Plus... Read More

Past presidents, family and friends bid farewell to Barbara Bush

Saturday, April, 21 2018 1:01 pm    

HOUSTON, United States (AFP) — Past presidents, family and friends came together Saturday to bid a tearful farewell to Barbara Bush, the matriarch of one of America's most prominent political dynasties, at a funeral service in Texas.Bush, who died Tuesday aged 92, was wife to... Read More

US criticises Jamaica on corruption, extrajudicial killings and stance on same-sex acts

Saturday, April, 21 2018 12:45 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US State Department's annual human rights report, released yesterday, has criticised Jamaica on government corruption, extrajudicial killings and its stance on same-sex activities, among other issues.“The most significant human rights issues... Read More

Cuba reiterates support for CARICOM

Saturday, April, 21 2018 12:33 pm    

BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) — The Cuban Ambassador to Belize, Lissette Perez, says Havana will continue its cooperation programmes with Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries as it embarks upon a new era in the election of 57-year-old Miguel Díaz-Canel as the new head of state. Read More

IRP to include hydropower as source of renewable energy, says energy minister

Saturday, April, 21 2018 12:14 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr Andrew Wheatley, says a special component of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which will be completed in a few weeks, will include hydropower as an alternate source of renewable energyWheatley acknowledged... Read More

OAS, US LGBTI Chamber of Commerce collaborate on data on sexual orientation in the C'bean

Saturday, April, 21 2018 11:29 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Organization of American States (OAS) says it has signed a cooperation agreement with the United Sates LGBTI Chamber of Commerce to develop a data research project on sexual orientation and gender identity in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read More



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