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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

  • 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

  • Homestead division by-election on May 18

    April 21, 2018 5:00 AM

    Voters will be going to the polls on May 18 to elect a new councillor for the Homestead municipal division in South Central St Catherine. The candidates are Mark McLean of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and Janet Grayson for the People's National Party (PNP). They will be vying for the seat, which became vacant in March 2018 following the death of Councillor

  • Expo Jamaica 2018 goes nuts for for Crazy Jim

    April 21, 2018 5:00 AM

    For longstanding ice cream purveyors Crazy Jim, Expo Jamaica 2018 is proving to be the ideal springboard into the retail market, which it will now supply with 11 premium gold flavours. One of the more popular exhibitors at the four-day show-and-tell event currently under way at the National Indoor Sports Centre and the National Arena, the company has been pushing

  • NY to ban cars from Manhattan's Central Park

    April 20, 2018 7:47 PM

    NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — New York will soon ban cars from its beloved Central Park, the city's mayor announced Friday, citing a commitment to reducing pollution and "prioritising people over cars." Automobile traffic was already prohibited in the north of Manhattan's iconic green space, which will celebrate its 160th birthday next year. Vehicles