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  • Deadly attack in Kenya

    January 16, 2019 5:27 AM 811

    Terrorist group al-Shabab claims responsibility for bombing of Nairobi hotel NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital yesterday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. Witnesses reported seeing several bodies. “It is terrible

  • Grenada names new ambassador to Caricom

    January 16, 2019 5:27 AM 691

    ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — Grenada has named a former magistrate and government minister as its new ambassador to the Caribbean Community (Caricom). Economic Development, Trade, Planning & Cooperative Minister Oliver Joseph told reporters at the end of the weekly Cabinet meeting on Tuesday that Arley Gill, who served as a minister in the Tillman Thomas

  • Scotia banks on tourism

    January 16, 2019 5:27 AM 695

    Scotiabank President and CEO David Noel (left), and Director of Tourism Donovan White (right) affix their signatures to the $7.2-million agreement that places Scotiabank as gold sponsor of the upcoming Caribbean Travel Marketplace slated to be held in Montego Bay from January 29 to 31. The event will bring more than 1,000 delegates and industry executives

  • Canada's legal cannabis drives prices up 17%

    January 16, 2019 5:23 AM 685

    OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — The average price of cannabis in Canada went up 17.4 percent after its legalisation, according to data released by the government statistical agency. Since legalisation of recreational use last October, prices have jumped to Can$8.02 (US$6.06) per gram from Can$6.83, Statistics Canada said in a news release late Wednesday

  • China's global trade surplus fell 16.2% in 2018 — Customs

    January 16, 2019 5:23 AM 657

    BEIJING, China (AFP) — China's global trade volume rose last year but its surplus fell again, as its imports outpaced its exports, official data released Monday showed. Total trade reached US$4.62 trillion, a 12.6 per cent rise from 2017, according to Customs data. But the trade surplus in the world's second largest economy fell 16.2 per cent to US$351.76 billion

  • British pound rallies on May's Brexit setback, stocks gain

    January 16, 2019 5:23 AM 679

    NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The British pound rallied yesterday after the lower house of parliament overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan, while global stocks climbed. The pound's surge after the lopsided vote suggested traders still viewed a so-called “hard Brexit” — one with no agreement between the EU and Britain — as a remote

  • February 9 funeral for Walt Crooks

    January 16, 2019 5:22 AM 651

    MONTEGO BAY, St James-The body of prominent Montego Bay entertainment figure Walt Crooks, will be laid to rest on Saturday, February 9. The thanksgiving service will be held the Montego Bay Convention Centre and followed by interment at the Mount Zion Church cemetery in St James. Crooks, a prominent figure in the entertainment scene of the second city died on Saturday

  • Pinnock off to strong start ... Coach targets 8 metre mark this season

    January 16, 2019 5:00 AM 641

    KINGSTON College's(KC) Wayne Pinnock continued from where he left off last season with a brilliant show last Saturday at the Charlie Fuller Field Event Meet at Manchester High School. Pinnock produced two big winning marks in the Boys' Class One long and triple jump events on a day when the North Street team showed their strength in the field events

  • The Met: Live in HD presents Adriana Lecouvreur at Palace Cineplex

    January 16, 2019 5:00 AM 626

    The Met: Live in HD presents an encore of Cilea's 'Adriana Lecouvreur', at Palace Cineplex on Sunday, January 20, 2019. For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea's tragedy, directed

  • "Bunny" Shaw wins more accolades

    January 16, 2019 2:58 AM 570

    With just days to go before the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation Awards Gala, national forward Kadijah “Bunny” Shaw continues to rack up accolades. After scoring an amazing 19 goals in Jamaica's successful World Cup campaign, Shaw has copped several awards including the prestigious Guardian Award and the Prime Minister's Youth Award for sports. Shaw who has been nominated