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  • Suspect dead after shootout near Miami airport — police

    September 21, 2018 3:35 AM

    MIAMI, United States (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a wanted suspect is dead after he used an assault rifle to fire upon officers near Miami International Airport. News outlets report the suspect was fatally shot a few blocks away from the airport Thursday night. Officials did not immediately release the identity of the man. It is unclear why the suspect

  • Barbados names pop star Rihanna as Ambassador

    September 21, 2018 2:54 AM 1

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados government has appointed international pop icon, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, with specific responsibility for promoting education, tourism and investment for the island. Prime Minister Mia Mottley said the government was honoured to be able to confer the title on the outstanding

  • Young St Catherine pastor shot dead in church

    September 21, 2018 2:12 AM 1

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — James Johnson, a young minister of the popular Church of God of Prophecy at 41 Old Harbour Road in St Catherine was gunned down this evening while teaching a class at the church. According to the police’s Corporate Communication Unit, Johnson, a 29 year-old pastor from Union Estate in the parish, was reportedly in the middle of teaching

  • Road leading into Black River, St Elizabeth to be closed

    September 20, 2018 10:37 PM 1

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says that, effective tomorrow, a section of the road leading into Black River, St Elizabeth from the direction of Sandy Ground will be closed to facilitate its reconstruction and replace defective waterlines. Community Relations Officer at the NWA, Howard Hendriks, said the closure will impact the section

  • Gov't working for return of Jamaican fishermen in Colombia — Johnson Smith

    September 20, 2018 9:04 PM 2

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade says it has been actively engaged in assisting with the return of 28 Jamaican fishermen, who were rescued by the Colombian Coast Guard and brought to San Andreas following a fire on their vessel last Thursday. “The Charge d' Affaires in the Embassy in Bogota and our Honorary Consul

  • Putin says Russia perfected weapons based on Syria campaign

    September 20, 2018 6:25 AM 4

    MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the military's combat experience gained in Syria has helped develop new weapons systems. Russia has waged a campaign in Syria since September 2015, helping turn the tide of war in favour of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The Russian military has used the conflict to test its new jets, cruise

  • Global poverty rate drops to record low — World Bank

    September 20, 2018 5:44 AM 4

    WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — Global poverty has fallen to a record low. The World Bank said yesterday that 10 per cent of the world's population lived on less than US$1.90 a day in 2015 — the last year for which numbers were available — down from 11.2 per cent in 2013. That means 735.9 million people lived below the poverty threshold in 2015, down by 68.3 million

  • Jamaican fishermen stuck in Colombia

    September 20, 2018 4:42 AM 5

    Twenty-eight Jamaican fishermen who are currently in San AndrÈs, an island off the Colombian coast, are itching to return home after being rescued at sea last week. Their vessel caught fire and eventually sank while they were on a fishing trip last Thursday. They were rescued and later taken to the island by the Colombian navy. Captain of the fishing

  • Repeated Constant Spring pipeline breaks affecting Corporate Area residents

    September 19, 2018 6:43 PM 5

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising that it has been forced to shut down operations at the Constant Spring Water Treatment Plant resulting from a break on the 21-inch transmission pipeline. This is latest in a string of breaks over the past two weeks; however the NWC did not disclose today's cause. Areas affected include

  • Gov't favours access to

    September 19, 2018 6:01 AM 4

    THE Government is to table a green paper in Parliament on its policy regarding access to public beaches, as soon as a draft is approved by the Cabinet. According to a release issued by Office of the Prime Minister Monday, technical representatives from the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation presented a draft of the Beach Access and Management