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  • Cop accused of soliciting $7,000 from motorist charged

    June 20, 2018 9:47 PM 2

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — A policeman assigned to the Motorized Patrol Division (MPD) has been arrested and charged with breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act, 2000, after he was accused of soliciting $7,000 from a motorist. The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) in a report said Constable Chantel Stephenson and another policeman were reportedly

  • EU counter-tariffs against US come into effect on Friday — commission

    June 20, 2018 7:33 PM 2

    BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — A raft of retaliatory tariffs from the European Union against stiff metals duties imposed by US President Donald Trump will come into effect on Friday, a top EU official said. From blue jeans to motorbikes and whiskey, the EU's hit-list of products targeted for tariffs with the US reads like a long list of emblematic American

  • Busts of National Heroes installed in Emancipation Park

    June 20, 2018 6:48 PM 2

    Busts of Jamaica’s seven National Heroes were unveiled in Emancipation Park by the Rotary Club of Kingston on June 18. Michael Buckle, President of the Rotary Club of Kingston, Michael Buckle, said the initiative was part of the Rotary Club’s special Jamaica 55 Legacy Project for the 2017/18 Rotary Year, being observed under the theme ‘Nation Builders

  • Exxon Mobil makes 8th oil discovery offshore Guyana

    June 20, 2018 5:17 PM

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — US-based oil giant, ExxonMobil has struck oil again this time at the Longtail-1 exploration well, making this the 8th successful discovery. In a press release ExxonMobil's partner Hess Corp said this discovery creates the potential for additional resource development in the southeast area of the Stabroek Block. “The Longtail

  • More deaths and injuries in Nicaragua protests

    June 20, 2018 4:52 PM

    At least three people were killed and many others injured as government forces in Nicaragua launched an operation to regain control of the city of Masaya. Residents say security forces and militias used disproportionate force to clear barricades on Tuesday. The operation was launched a day after the collapse of talks between President Daniel Ortega's

  • PAHO Executive Committee planning strategies to improve health in the Americas

    June 20, 2018 4:52 PM

    The Executive Committee of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has begun its 162nd session at the World Health Organization's (WHO) regional office for the Americas. This is aimed at discussing strategies and plans of action to improve the health of the Americas, including the Caribbean. Chaired by Panama, PAHO says the committee will meet until

  • No immediate change to business hours in St. James

    June 20, 2018 4:20 PM

    The police high command has signaled that there is no immediate plan to revise the closing hours for businesses during the State of Emergency in St James. Earlier this week the parliamentary opposition raised concern about inconsistencies in the closing hours for small and large businesses in the parish. Assistant Commissioner Ealan Powell, head of Strategic

  • IDB launches call for proposals from startups in the Caribbean

    June 20, 2018 1:44 PM

    WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched a call for proposals that will reward the most disruptive ventures in Latin America and the Caribbean that are using innovation to improve lives. The Washington-based financial institution said the selected startups will participate in Demand Solutions Chile, which

  • Heat, big gut and 33

    June 20, 2018 5:46 AM 2

    Friends , where is the rain (24)? June almost done and di heat a batter wi. Fall, rain, please! But nuh flood out di poor people dem. Mi just cyaan understand why so many people believe big gut (8) is in style. I saw one man (23) yesterday, without shirt and the big belly hanging down like it a beg bread. It was painful as I watched the elderly woman

  • Two accused of trying to smuggle ganja into lock-up to be sentenced

    June 20, 2018 5:15 AM 1

    TWO people who tried to smuggle ganja into the Constant Spring police lock-up in false compartments of styrofoam lunch boxes were on Monday remanded for sentencing on June 29 in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Both offenders were held at the Constant Spring Police Station on June 10, in separate incidents. The first offender, 35-year-old Liecial