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US manufacturing sinks into recession amid trade wars

Tuesday, July, 16 2019 4:25 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US manufacturing sunk into recession in June after two consecutive quarters of declines amid President Donald Trump's bitter trade wars and a slowdown in China and other trading partners. Read More

UPDATE: Bermuda man sentenced to 35 years for killing J'can

Tuesday, July, 16 2019 4:05 pm    

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — A Supreme Court judge Tuesday sentenced  a 22-year-old man to a minimum of 35 years in jail for the 2017 fatal shooting of a Jamaican national. Read More

Manchester police investigating stabbing death of woman

Tuesday, July, 16 2019 3:51 pm    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica —  The Manchester police are investigating the stabbing death of a 30-year-old woman who was killed in the parish on Monday. Read More

VIDEO: Warehouse fire along Lyndhurst Road

Tuesday, July, 16 2019 2:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Fire fighters are currently tackling a blaze at a warehouse along Lyndhurst Road in St Andrew. Read More

Singer Pat Kelly is dead

Tuesday, July, 16 2019 2:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Pat Kelly, whose Curtis Mayfield-inspired falsetto was one of the most identifiable voices in reggae, died here Tuesday from complications of kidney disease. He was believed to be in his early 70s. Read More

US senators press Facebook on 'trust' in hearing on digital currency

Tuesday, July, 16 2019 1:45 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US senators Tuesday questioned whether Facebook can be trusted with a massive financial responsibility at the first public hearing on its plan for a global digital currency called Libra. Read More

Commissioner urges cops to observe JCF rules and regulations

Tuesday, July, 16 2019 1:35 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson is imploring police personnel to observe the established rules and regulations of the force when executing their duties. Read More

Church council calls for non-partisan dialogue to address crime

Tuesday, July, 16 2019 1:11 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC) is calling on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to initiate a process to bring together the Government, Opposition, private sector, church and civil society “into meaningful, non-partisan dialogue and strategic action towards... Read More

Sixth accused in Uchence Wilson Gang trial freed

Tuesday, July, 16 2019 12:40 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Another accused who is being tried for allegedly being a part of the Uchence Wilson Gang was freed this morning  in the Home Circuit Court. Read More

Oilfield wastewater may trigger earthquakes for decades — research

Tuesday, July, 16 2019 12:20 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Wastewater from oil and gas production injected deep into wells could cause earthquakes strong enough to be felt on the surface for years to come, according to new research published Tuesday.   Read More

CTO mourns the death of Jamaican tourism official

Tuesday, July, 16 2019 12:05 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) is mourning the death of Jamaican-born tourism official, Marie Walker, who it said dedicated her life to the betterment of the Caribbean region. Read More

Parish justice centres will help clear court backlog — Chief Justice

Tuesday, July, 16 2019 11:30 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Chief Justice, Bryan Sykes, says the establishment of parish justice centres will help to further increase the court clearance rate, which averaged 103 per cent for the January to March quarter. Read More

No charges against NY police in 2014 choking death of black man

Tuesday, July, 16 2019 11:20 am    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The US Justice Department will not press charges against a New York policeman involved in the controversial 2014 death of a 43-year-old black man after he was put in a chokehold, his family and officials... Read More

Transport operators extend time for PM to assess fare increase

Tuesday, July, 16 2019 11:15 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Public transportation group, Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS), says they have decided to give Prime Minister Andrew Holness additional time to respond to the sector's request for a fare... Read More

'I don't have a racist bone in my body,' Trump says

Tuesday, July, 16 2019 10:59 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump strongly denied accusations of racism on Tuesday after launching a xenophobic attack on a group of ethnic minority Democratic congresswomen. Read More


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