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Forecasters say Subtropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season, has recently turned more north-northwestward with no change in strength as it lumbers toward the northern Gulf Coast. The National Hurricane Center in...

National Water Commission (NWC) says the Newport West sewage plant has been taken out of operation for emergency work. The NWC says this is to facilitate repairs on the discharge sewer pipeline at the facility, which...

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke says the complex compensation and allowance system in the public sector is to be overhauled as the government moves apace with transformation of the sector. Addressing the annual general meeting of the ...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Normally packed with vacationers over the Memorial Day weekend, beaches along the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast were largely empty today as a slowly intensifying storm carrying brisk winds and heavy rain approached....

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Another person has died in Congo of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities to 12, said the country’s health ministry. The new death happened in Iboko, a rural area in northwestern Equateur...

On the eve of her official return to representational politics, Valerie Neita-Robertson says one of the things she wants to do is to help change the political culture in Jamaica. Further, Neita-Robertson says she wants to help change the way...

The Republic of Ireland has voted 66.4 per cent to 33.6 per cent to overturn the ban on abortion in that country. The official result of the abortion referendum was announced earlier today, sealing a landslide win for those in favour of repealing...

A St Catherine man, who, along with a group of armed thugs, donned full military and police uniforms before shooting four people to death in 2014, has been convicted on four counts of murder.

A Clarendon man was killed last night after he was chased and shot repeatedly by hoodlums in the community known as Canaan Heights. It’s reported that two other men, including the brother of Carla Watt, Councillor for the Canaan Heights...

With early results indicating that Ireland has voted to overturn the ban on abortion, the country’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has described the move as a "quiet revolution." Varadkar was speaking after exit polls in Ireland...

Top real estate attorney Jennifer Messado is facing new fraud-related charges. The Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime division (C-TOC) says Messado, 67, was arrested and charged yesterday with forgery, uttering forged documents and attempting to...

An American Airlines aircraft travelling from Miami to Colombia made an emergency landing at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston (NMIA) this afternoon. Passengers reported seeing smoke coming from inside of the plane and a decision...

Prime Minister Andrew Holness this afternoon expressed congratulations to Mia Mottley on what he said is an impressive landslide victory in the Barbados general elections held on Thursday. Mottley is the first female to be elected Prime Minister...

TORONTO (AP) — Investigators were seeking two suspects Friday after an explosion caused by a homemade bomb ripped through an Indian restaurant at a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people, Canadian police said. Police...

UNITED NATIONS, May 25  CMC – The International Labour Organisation (ILO), has called for an “urgent effort” to improve treatment, step up testing and ensure healthier and more productive workplaces as HIV AIDS continues to...

The Court Management Services in the Ministry of Justice says the Corporate Area Traffic Court located at Melbourne Road (Sabina Park) will reopen to the public on Monday, May 28, 2018. The court has been closed for a week after a fire on Friday,...

A 16-year-old Westmoreland teen who pleaded guilty to possession of identity information was today ordered to serve three years probation. Sentencing was handed down in the Westmoreland Circuit Court. Meanwhile, three other co-accused, who...

Major General Rocky Meade, with the approval of the Defence Board, has announced the promotions of a number of senior personnel in the Jamaica Defence Force. The promoted officers are Lieutenant Colonels Martin Rickman and Mahatma Williams and...

The Cuban Health Ministry says the toll from the crash of a passenger jet in Cuba has risen to 112 after another survivor of the catastrophe died. A ministry statement says Emiley Sanchez de la O succumbed to her extensive injuries early...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Less than 24 hours after she led her Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to victory in the May 24 general election, Mia Amor Mottley, 52, was sworn in as Barbados' eighth prime minister on Friday, joining a handful of...

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, May 25, CMC –  The security authorities have stepped up their presence across Suriname's capital, Paramaribo and at several schools following a threat made via Facebook on Thursday. According to the police,...

MIAMI (AP) - The first named tropical weather system of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season has formed. The Miami-based National Hurricane Center says a disturbance moving toward the Gulf of Mexico is now Subtropical Storm Alberto. Alberto had...

NEW YORK (AP) — Flinching when he heard himself described as a man who used power to prey on women, Harvey Weinstein was arraigned Friday on charges of rape and a criminal sex act in the first criminal prosecution to result from the wave of...

BRUSSELS, May 25, CMC – The Council of the European Union (EU) on Friday announced the removal of The Bahamas and St. Kitts Nevis from the EU’s list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions.  “Having fewer jurisdictions on...
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