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  • Deadly attack in Kenya

    January 16, 2019 5:27 AM 422

    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 369

    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 366

    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

  • Extreme poverty rises again in LatAm, C'bean

    January 16, 2019 1:16 AM 254

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AFP) — Extreme poverty in Latin America hit its highest level for nine years in 2017, according to a report by the UN's Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean(ECLAC) published on Tuesday. Poverty remained stable at 30.2 per cent of the population — 184 million people — but extreme poverty increased from 9.9 per cent in 2016 to 10.2 per cent, or 62 million

  • Gov't to help improve coffee industry

    January 16, 2019 12:35 AM 253

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Audley Shaw, says the Government will be taking a multipronged approach to improve the coffee industry. This includes market diversification and the increased productivity and production of Blue Mountain, High Mountain and Lowland coffee. Addressing the launch of the second annual

  • British MPs vote overwhelmingly to reject Brexit deal

    January 15, 2019 8:49 PM 233

    LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to reject the EU divorce deal struck between London and Brussels, in a historic vote that leaves Brexit hanging in the balance. MPs in parliament's lower House of Commons voted by 432 to 202 to reject Prime Minister Theresa May's agreement with the EU. "The house has spoken

  • Embattled President Maduro raises Venezuelan minimum wage to US$6.70

    January 15, 2019 8:14 PM 235

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is boosting the minimum wage again amid the country's relentless battle against hyperinflation. Maduro presented his economic plans Monday at the start to his second disputed term, with increasing calls for him to give up power in the crisis-wracked country. Though rich in oil, Venezuela is enduring

  • JDF soldier shot dead in Manchester

    January 15, 2019 6:07 PM 238

    MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The police have confirmed that a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier succumbed on Saturday after he was found in bushes near the Winston Jones Highway in Manchester the night before suffering from gunshot wounds. The circumstances surrounding Reid's murder remain unclear at this time; however police say that relatives reported not being

  • Man charged for illegal firearm

    January 15, 2019 2:00 PM 217

    The Anchovy Police seized one Smith & Wesson .38 revolver and six rounds of ammunition during an operation in Roehampton, St James, on Sunday. He has been identified as 28-year-old Ricardo Clayton, a Farmer of Normandy district, St James, who has since been charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. Reports are that about 9:20 a.m., a team of officers

  • Fraud accused has bail conditions varied

    January 15, 2019 2:00 PM 220

    A British national who allegedly failed to deliver several backhoes that he had been paid PS53,000 (J$9,087,865.15) to supply in 2017 had his bail conditions varied when he appeared in the St James Parish Court last week. Andrew Taffe, of London, England, and Kingston 20 addresses, is charged with fraudulent conversion. The allegations are that between