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  • Spreading E coli outbreak prompts US lettuce warning

    April 21, 2018 11:27 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 types of romaine lettuce from in and around Yuma, Arizona. "Do not buy or eat romaine

  • Cuba reiterates support for CARICOM

    April 21, 2018 6:55 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. Díaz-Canel was sworn in as the new president of the communist country earlier

  • Past presidents, family and friends bid farewell to Barbara Bush

    April 21, 2018 6:55 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 the 41st US president and mother to the 43rd. She was remembered for her friendship

  • Profit Revelation does ode to rum and women

    April 21, 2018 2:44 PM

    Singjay Profit Revelation says two of Jamaica's strongest attributes are its women and its rum. “Jamaica is the one of the prettiest places in the world, not to mention di woman dem... we produced two beauty queens — Cindy Breakspeare and Lisa Hanna. Our rum is best in the world; everybody know that... Ah attractive woman in a bar a sell rum,” Profit

  • Magnum Xplosion heads to Barbados

    April 21, 2018 2:00 PM

    The Magnum Xplosion concert series heads to Barbados this Sunday. The event, which takes the form of a reggae beach party, will feature Ding Dong, Shenseea, Aidonia and DJ Puffy, along with a slew of other Bajan acts. The party is part of the Barbados Reggae Festival, a weeklong celebration of music and culture that will run from April 22 to 29. It will see a number

  • US brands China and Russia 'forces of instability'

    April 21, 2018 10:33 AM

    WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — The United States branded strategic rivals China and Russia “forces of instability” yesterday, grouping them with Iran and North Korea as countries whose rights abuses amount to a global threat. The charge was made by acting secretary of state John Sullivan as he launched Washington's annual global human rights report

  • Sealy Monteith accredited as EU, Belgium ambassador

    April 21, 2018 10:33 AM

    Ambassador Sheila Sealy Monteith's accreditation as Jamaica's head of mission to the European Union was formalised on April 11 when she was received by the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk. This follows her presentation, on January 31, 2018, of letters of credence to the King of the Belgians at the Royal Palace, formally accrediting her as ambassador

  • The Commonwealth: International body born out of colonial past

    April 21, 2018 10:33 AM

    LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The Commonwealth staged its two-day biennial summit in London, which closed yesterday. Here is a factbox on the group, which comprises around a third of the world's population and a fifth of its land mass and is made up mainly of former British colonies. 1926: Balfour Declaration. Declares the UK and the dominions as equal

  • Mother and son arrest after police report gun, ammo find

    April 21, 2018 10:33 AM

    A St Ann woman and her son have been charged in connection with the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in Mansfield Heights, St Ann, on Wednesday. Police identified them as 56-year-old sales clerk Angella Edwards, and 30-year-old Texroy Walker, both of Mansfield Heights in the parish. The police reported that about 6:15 am they carried

  • Spice to 'build' a foundation

    April 21, 2018 10:32 AM

    The Grace Hamilton Women Empowerment Foundation is the newest venture for dancehall artiste Spice. The Indicator boss took to Instagram this week to tell fans what inspired the institution. “Ok, so I've been wanting to start a foundation for a while now, however it was not until last week when I made a post on my page about being sad on that particular