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  • $10m in counterfeit goods seized in St Andrew

    September 12, 2018 5:38 PM

    ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) reportedly seized $10 million worth of counterfeit goods at a store located at the Boulevard Shopping Centre in St Andrew yesterday. According to a tweet from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), an Indian national was taken into custody during the operation

  • 20-y-o killed in crash on Sir Florizel Glasspole Highway

    September 12, 2018 3:59 PM

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Twenty-year-old Shem Cole of a Kingston 5 address died yesterday afternoon as a result of injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle crash along the Sir Florizel Glasspole Highway in Kingston. Reports from the Harbour View police are that about 2:25 pm, Cole was a passenger in a Toyota Corolla motor vehicle, which was travelling westerly

  • T&T quakes on Sunday not aftershocks from last month — SRC

    September 12, 2018 3:59 PM

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) says the earthquakes experienced in Trinidad and Tobago over the last weekend were not related to the major 6.9 quake that rocked the country late last month, resulting in widespread panic, several buildings suffering structural damage and cars crushed

  • Jamaican-born pastor making a difference in Clarendon

    September 12, 2018 2:00 PM

    In late August, Pastor Emanuel Azan made his 12th outreach visit to Clarendon, the parish of his birth. His latest trip saw him giving out almost 400 schoolbags with school supplies to children in Clarendon and Christiana in neighbouring Manchester. He also fed street persons and patients at the May Pen Infirmary. Azan, who is the founder of Kingdom

  • The Lola Johnson story

    September 12, 2018 2:00 PM

    It appears Shaggy may have been reflecting on Lola Johnson's journey when he penned his hit, 'Strength of a Woman'. This small business operator have been working since she was 15 years old. "Over 40 years non-stop, apart from when mi guh have mi children them," said the mother of two. Johnson, who sells ground provisions in Mandeville, said she has been on the job every

  • Claudette had C-section as storm approached

    September 12, 2018 2:00 PM

    Claudette Williams scheduled her C-section for September 13, 1988, but later got the doctor to agree to change it to September 12 as it was her husband's birthday. She felt that giving birth to Nikolette on Norris Williams' birthday would be the "ultimate gift to him." But their world was rocked when forecasters predicted that Hurricane Gilbert would

  • Tuesday night chaos in Swallowfield as residents protest police killing of teenager

    September 12, 2018 1:09 PM 1

    There was pandemonium in sections of Swallowfield, St. Andrew on Tuesday night with clashes between protesting residents and the police. Tempers flared following Monday's fatal shooting of Casey Lake, a 16 year old student, allegedly during a confrontation with the police. The police used teargas to try to disperse the protesters who had set fire to debris

  • Cancer in Europe: more cases but fewer deaths

    September 12, 2018 2:19 AM 1

    LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The number of cancer cases has continued to rise across Europe, however mortality rates from the disease have fallen, according to the World Health Organisation's (WHO)"European Health Report", published Wednesday. Some 2.4 per cent of people living in the 53 countries constituting the WHO's "Europe region" had cancer in 2014, a 50 per cent increase

  • Demonstration forces closure of roads in Swallowfield area — police

    September 12, 2018 1:36 AM 6

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — A demonstration being staged by residents of the Swallowfield area of Old Hope Road in St Andrew following the shooting of a teenager last night has forced the police to issue an advisory to motorists to currently avoid the area. The roadways to avoid are Old Hope Road in the vicinity of Swallowfield, Windsor Avenue, and Arthur Wint Drive

  • Jamaican company to revise regional standards for packaging coconut water

    September 11, 2018 10:35 PM 5

    KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaican company Technological Solutions Limited (TSL), headed by Dr Andre Gordon, has been contracted by Caribbean Agricultural and Research Institute to revise the CARICOM standards and Code of Practice for the packaging of natural coconut water in the region. A statement from the company today said that a team will be meeting with coconut-water