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  • Senate passes two more anti-money laundering legislation
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    THE Senate yesterday approved amendments to two anti-money laundering legislation – the Proceeds of Crime Acts and the Terrorism Prevention Act.However, while Opposition senators supported the Government in passing the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering Prevention (Amendment) Regulations […]

  • Gays want to silence regional church leaders
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Organisers of the 'Intimate Conviction' conference series are urging Caribbean church leaders to exercise restraint, even if they express their opposition to ending laws that criminalise consensual same-sex intimacy.

  • DPP moves garbage truck case to Circuit Court
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    DIRECTOR of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn yesterday brought a Voluntary Bill of Indictment, effectively pushing the case involving the driver of the garbage truck that killed seven-year-old Clan Carthy Primary School student Benjamin Bair right into the ambit of the Circuit Court in […]

  • PHOTOS: Youth leaders meet
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    Mayor of Kingston Senator Delroy Williams (right) listens as youth mayor for Kingston Claude Walters addresses the 2019 Junior Council Forum at the corporation's chambers in downtown Kingston, on Thursday'

  • Stepdad pleads guilty for raping girl, 12
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) – The High Court will sentence the stepfather of a 12-year-old child on January 24 next year after he pleaded guilty to having sex with her two years ago.The man, who appeared before Justice Ian Morley, admitted to having sex with his underaged stepdaughter in 2017 […]

  • Farmers get $200 million more to transport sugar cane
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    THE Government is providing an additional $200 million for the transportation of sugar cane from Monymusk in Clarendon to Worthy Park Estate in St Catherine and Appleton Estate in St Elizabeth for the 2019/2020 crop season.    The assurance came from Minister of Industry, Commerce, […]

  • World Bank approves funds for Jamaica to boost rural agriculture
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The World Bank has approved a US$40 million loan for Jamaica to boost income opportunities and job creation in rural areas, through the second phase of the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI II).The project will improve access to markets and […]

  • Tesha Miller trial bombshell
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    Senior attorney Bert Samuels and the prosecution's star witness in the case against Tesha Miller butted heads in the Home Circuit Court downtown Kingston yesterday after the former gangster alleged that extortion money was often used to pay lawyers to defend incarcerated gang members.Miller is on […]

  • Residents were afraid to speak about brutal double murder
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    IN the aftermath of the gruesome murder of 18-year-old Joeith Lynch and her mother Charmaine Rattray in Lauriston, St Catherine, in July of 2011, residents in the area clammed up, refusing to share information with detectives probing the incident – at least not on the spot.

  • Eyes on St Vincent as court prepares to rule on challenge to buggery laws
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — The High Court will rule on Wednesday, November 20 on whether to allow 10 churches to become a party in a challenge to the anti-buggery laws in St Vincent and the Grenadines even as lawyers for both sides expressed differing opinions on the decision by two gay […]

  • 22 more installed as I Believe Initiative ambassadors
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    ANOTHER 22 outstanding Jamaicans have been installed as ambassadors for positive social change under the governor general's I Believe Initiative (IBI).The IBI is a service-oriented programme that emphasises youth upliftment, positive family values and education.The new ambassadors were installed […]

  • Roger Stone guilty of witness tampering, lying to Congress
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — He was proud of his reputation as a practitioner of political dirty tricks and frequently boasted about the extent of his contacts and the depth of his insider information.Now Roger Stone, a long-time friend and ally of President Donald Trump, faces a prison […]

  • Ousted ambassador felt threatened; Trump assails her anew
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch provided chilling detail yesterday in Trump impeachment hearings of being suddenly ousted from her post and feeling threatened upon learning President Donald Trump had denounced her in a phone call to Ukraine's […]

  • Opposition leader tells public servants to accept salary increases
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is urging public servants to accept the salary increases announced by the coalition Government earlier this week, saying the payment had already been budgeted for by the David Granger Administration in the last fiscal package.

  • Cuba medical programme becomes source of controversy
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — A much-lauded overseas medical programme has become the focus of accusations that it serves as cover for fomenting protests against governments opposed by Cuba.

  • Bolivia's new leaders break ties with Venezuela
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's interim leadership says it has broken diplomatic ties with the Government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and ordered Cuban medical teams to leave Bolivia.The announcement yesterday represents a turnaround in Bolivia's foreign policy following […]

  • Twitter details political ad ban, admits it's imperfect
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    TEXAS, USA (AP) – Twitter's new ban on political ads will cover appeals for votes, solicitations for campaign contributions and any political content. But the company quickly acknowledged Friday that it expects to make mistakes as individuals and groups look for loopholes.

  • Brit on cocaine rap
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    THE Narcotics police arrested and charged a British national on Tuesday at the Sangster International Airport for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act.Charged with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine and attempting to export cocaine is 29-year-old Elijah Wade of Nottingham, England

  • Murder contract
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    A State witness in the trial against Tesha Miller yesterday explained how he knew that the killing of then Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) chairman Douglas Chambers was a hit, and who had killed him.

  • 'We must be doing business at the speed of Usain Bolt,' says PM
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    MONTEGO BAY, St James — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has given an assurance to potential international investors that the political climate in Jamaica is friendly, and that the Government is determined to ensure that the ease of doing business here will be as speedy as legendary sprinter […]

  • Air quality concern at TAJ's Oxford Road offices
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    Staff at Tax Administration Jamaica's (TAJ) Oxford Road offices were earlier this week sent home after a number of them reported feeling ill.Yesterday, TAJ's Chief Corporate Communications Officer Meris Haughton confirmed that the 6th and 9th floors, where TAJ offices are located, were evacuated […]

  • Alleged gangster freed last week facing fresh allegations
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    DAYS after he was freed of charges under the anti-gang legislation because the main witness had been murdered, alleged August Town strongman George Ellis is back on the police's radar and could soon be hit with fresh charges.Ellis, otherwise called “Boom” was freed after the director of […]

  • Five charged for water theft in St Elizabeth
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    FIVE people have been charged for illegally taking water and trespassing on the works of the National Water Commission (NWC). The five accused, charged under Section Three of the Public Utilities Act and Section 25 of the NWC Act, are to appear before the Santa Cruz court in St Elizabeth and the […]

  • Dismiss, discredit, divert: White House fights impeachment
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — Discredit the witnesses, dismiss the accusations against President Donald Trump as hearsay, shift the focus to the Bidens, unmask the whistle-blower.The outlines of the White House defence are clear after day one of the impeachment hearings in the […]

  • Stewart hails Douglas Vaz
    le 16/11/2019 à 4:31

    A man of “unquestioned integrity, incredible decency, an innovator and patriot”, is how Gordon “Butch” Stewart described his long-time friend Douglas Vaz, who died in his sleep last Saturday, November 9, aged 83.

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