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  • Waltham Park Road shooting leaves 2 dead

    September 25, 2017 5:11 PM

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — A 13-year-old boy was among two people shot dead in Mongoose Town off Waltham Park Road in Kingston on Sunday, the police have reported. The youngster has been identified as Jahime O'Connor of a Waltham Park Road addres, while the other deceased has been identified as 31-year-old Akino Grant, also of Waltham Park Road. The Hunts Bay police

  • Evacuation of Jamaican Nationals from the BVI

    September 25, 2017 4:18 PM

    The Office of Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management (ODPEM) coordinated flights from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) for Jamaican Nationals who have requested to return home due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma and Maria. The mission was made possible by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Ministry of Labour and Social

  • Caribbean diaspora to host 'Day of Giving' for hurricane victims

    September 25, 2017 2:00 PM

    Saturday, October 7 has been designated 'Caribbean Day of Giving'. On that day, the Caribbean diaspora and friends of the Caribbean will be taking action through a radiothon to support Caribbean countries affected by the recent hurricanes, Irma and Maria. 'Caribbean Day of Giving' is a full day of concentrated efforts to donate to relief efforts in the affected

  • St Kitts/Nevis signs visa waiver agreement with Russia

    September 25, 2017 1:13 PM

    NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — A visa waiver agreement has been signed between the Dr Timothy Harris led St Kitts/Nevis in the Caribbean and the Russian Federation. The agreement, signed on Friday by St Kitts/Nevis Foreign Minister Mark Brantley and his Russian counterpart H E Serguey Lavrov allows citizens of both countries to travel for up to 90 days to each other's

  • Better late than never — Anthony Hylton gets Obama medal

    September 25, 2017 6:58 AM

    It arrived belatedly, in fact nine months late, but Jamaica's Ambassador Anthony Hylton is not complaining. Last Wednesday, the former foreign minister and minister of industry, investment and commerce finally received his long-awaited medal for lifetime achievement from former United States President Barack Obama in the area of voluntary work. Obama

  • Let the spelling begin!

    September 25, 2017 5:00 AM

    The first week of The Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee competition kicks off today in St Thomas at the Morant Bay Parish Church at noon. The parish finals will be held in each parish starting today and culminating on Friday, October 6, in St Andrew at the St Andrew Parish Church Hall. This year, more than 600 students have registered so far to be part of the 59th staging

  • My win is for the PNP, Jamaica, says Jackson

    September 25, 2017 5:00 AM

    Fitz Jackson celebrated his massive win for the position as People's National Party (PNP) chairman over long-time deputy chairman Anthony Hylton, saying that it was the loss of the latter but a win for the party and Jamaica, following yesterday's voting at St Mary High School, St Mary. Jackson, the member of parliament (MP) for St Catherine South, defeated

  • Duppy Film killed by cops

    September 24, 2017 5:50 PM

    One of Jamaica's most wanted man, Marlon 'Duppy Film' Perry, has been killed. The police said that 'Duppy Film'was killed during a confrontation in Port Morant, St Thomas, this morning. The STAR understands that a police party was conducting a 'snap raid' when they were fired on by gunmen. The fire was returned and a man, who was later identified as Duppy

  • Study: Housecleaning, walking to work, stave off death

    September 24, 2017 10:11 AM

    PARIS, France (AFP) — One in 12 global deaths over a five-year period can be prevented through 30 minutes of physical activity — which can include house-cleaning or walking to work — five days a week, researchers said yesterday. “Being highly active (750 minutes a week) is associated with an even greater reduction,” according to a study published in The Lancet

  • Have more than five fingers or toes?

    September 24, 2017 7:05 AM

    POLYDACTYLY is the congenital presence of more than five toes on a foot or more than five fingers on a hand. It is one of the most common congenital anomalies of the foot. In about 40 to 50 per cent of cases, it will occur on both feet. Polydactyly has a higher incidence in people of African descent and a higher incidence in men. The extra digit may be fully