• Breaking News

    Dillon tells citizens, remain calm

    News day / The recording, which is one minute and five seconds long, has been circulating on social media for the past 48 hours and claims that militant Islamic group ISIS, intends to carry out the attacks. The origin of the recording remains unclear and features a man of unknown identity who says that he…

  • Breaking News

    Newspaper vendor loses Franklyn Town home to fire

    Jamaica Gleaner / Newspaper vendor Janice Davis and her family were left homeless after fire of unknown origin destroyed their Franklyn Town home in Kingston last week. Davis’ home was one of several destroyed in the blaze, which affected about 20 persons. “It was Wednesday gone. I was at work and my daughter called me…

  • Breaking News

    ?Super-super team? to strike gold at World Juniors

    Jamaica Gleaner / Jamaica has twice won the 4×100-metre relay for boys at the World Junior Championships. According to veteran coach, Raymond Graham, a third win is possible this year. Graham, hurdles and relays coach at Kingston College (KC), said Jamaica’s likely 2016 sprint relay team has the potential to break 39 seconds. After a…

  • Breaking News

    Rebel, Ifrica To Headline African Liberation Day Show

    Jamaica Gleaner / The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) stages the fifth annual African Liberation Day celebrations today at St William Grant Park. Queen Ifrica and Tony Rebel will headline the event alongside other featured artistes such as Chezidek, Bushman, Charley B, Davianah and ELAD. Mutabaruka and Denise Isis Miller are on board as…

  • Breaking News

    Something Extra

    Jamaica Gleaner / We have some catching up to do after the long weekend. Let’s delve right into Cocktails and Conversations, hosted by Scotiabank. Also, have a look at some of the work that took place across the island on Labour Day. Enjoy!

  • Breaking News

    CARICOM's value to jamaica to be examined

    Jamaica Gleaner / A Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Review Commission to be led by former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has been assigned to assess the value of CARICOM to Jamaica. Asserting that Jamaica’s foreign policy must support its economic and development policy, Prime Minister Andrew Holness told the House of Representatives yesterday that Golding’s team would…

  • Breaking News

    Skull & HaHa Gets Marley Boost

    Jamaica Gleaner / Korean reggae artistes Skull & HaHa have collaborated with multi Grammy Award-winning reggae artiste Stephen Marley for a recently released single titled, Love Inside . The single has already received over 200,000 views on YouTube and is a hit in the Korean reggae market. A Stephen Marley collaboration might not be the…

  • Breaking News

    Tough task for Lake

    Jamaica Gleaner / Guyana’s Revlon Lake will have his hands full tonight as he tries to take out the No. 1-seeded boxer in the Wray and Nephew 2016 Welterweight Contender competition, American DeMarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium. The bout, which will be over five rounds, is scheduled to start at…

  • Breaking News

    I was fired!

    Jamaica Gleaner / Q: I was unceremoniously fired from my job after giving the company three good years of my life. I was employed on a contract and it was not renewed. All of my job appraisals have been good over the years. I am certainly qualified for the job. There was no explanation given…

  • Breaking News

    PM announces Low income housing relief

    Jamaica Gleaner / LOW-INCOME earners will, effective July 1, have the opportunity to borrow up to $4.89 million per contributor, or $9.8 million jointly, from the National Housing Trust (NHT) to purchase a house, while paying no interest, based on a dramatic shift in housing policy that was announced yesterday by Prime Minister Andrew Holness….

  • Breaking News

    Ackee poisoning in Jamaica

    Jamaica Gleaner / Several plant species contain or produce toxic substances. It is believed that these naturally occurring toxins are produced as part of the plant’s defence mechanism against predators. Many of these plants are a source of food in many countries. Ackee, which is part of Jamaica’s national dish, is one such plant. The…

  • Breaking News

    Annie Paul | No protocols observed ?

    Jamaica Gleaner / Juliet @julietcuthbert I want the day when no Jamaican have to go to the river to wash clothes or bathe in a pan. #weareworthit Grindacologist @Grindacologist lol..me live uptown…have 3 bathroom & @NWCjam still have me a bathe outta pan… It is not an exaggeration to say we live in a new…

  • Breaking News

    Jamaican start-up Book Fusion selected for IDB programme

    Jamaica Gleaner / A Jamaican company is the sole Caribbean entity selected from Latin America and the Caribbean to participate in an innovation and entrepreneurship event sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The participants will get to make business pitches to potential investors. Book Fusion is one of 12 start-ups tapped for the 2016…

  • Breaking News

    Officer falls to his death

    The trinidad Guardian / Knowing the dangers police officers face daily, Amadeo Bahadoor always cautioned his son about being careful on the job, but when Cpl Russell Bahadoor fell to his death yesterday, it was not what his family had prepared for. Bahadoor suffered an atlanto-occipital dislocation at his Quinam Road, Penal, home yesterday. An…

  • Breaking News

    Rock of family died a hero

    The trinidad Guardian / Regiment Officer Corporal Jerry Leacock told his neighbours and family that anyone who came to rob him at home would have to kill him. Four young men did just that yesterday before stealing his Nissan Versa. Leacock, 42, was one of two members of the protective services murdered yesterday. The second…

  • Breaking News

    UNC loses appeal on La Horquetta election petition

    The trinidad Guardian / The Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal from the UNC challenging the decision of a High Court judge to dismiss one of its six election petitions due to an administrative error.  Delivering a majority ruling at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain yesterday, Chief Justice Ivor Archie and Appeal Court…

  • Breaking News

    Citizens must be vigilant

    The trinidad Guardian / If you see it, report it. That’s the instruction from National Security Minister Edmund Dillon to citizens following several audio recordings of warnings of attacks on local malls by the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist network between tomorrow and Sunday, which made the rounds on social media. “We ask all citizens to…

  • Breaking News

    Khan: Jwala’s firing justified

    The trinidad Guardian / Major transgressions by former Central Bank governor Jawala Rambarran included announcing the names of foreign exchange users and making statements with “bravado”, People’s National Movement Senate leader Franklin Khan said yesterday. He was speaking in the Senate on an Opposition motion calling for condemnation of the PNM Government’s dismissal of Rambarran…

  • Breaking News

    Malls put extra security in place

    The trinidad Guardian / Despite mixed emotions about an ISIS threat to detonate bombs at a mall in T&T, mall management teams yesterday went ahead and increased security measures in a bid to protect their tenants, shoppers and visitors. At The Falls at West Mall, Westmoorings, a source told the T&T Guardian all delivery doors…

  • Breaking News

    Ramdeen to face Privileges body over attack on Independent

    The trinidad Guardian / Temporary Opposition Senator Gerald Ramdeen has been referred to the Senate’s Privileges Committee over remarks he made about temporary Independent Senator Justin Junkere recently. Leader of the Government Senate bench, Franklin Khan, at yesterday’s Senate session asked for Ramdeen to be sent before the Privileges team. He noted Ramdeen’s remarks of…

  • Breaking News

    COP, SOLDIER SHOT DEAD*

    Trinidad Express / wallerfield   THREE bandits escaped with a box of costume jewelry and a car after they robbed a Wallerfield family and shot dead a soldier who was relatives said was a devoted father and husband who swore he would always protect them. Last night, one of the suspects was arrested and was…

  • Breaking News

    Cop shot dead*

    Trinidad Express / Arouca   A COURT and Process Branch police constable with just seven months’ service was shot dead early yesterday while he was walking towards his Five Rivers, Arouca, home. PC Jason Cyril John, 29, was posted at the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court to watch over prisoners as they were being brought…

  • Breaking News

    Ramdeen in contempt of Senate*

    Trinidad Express / IN THE SENATE   Former temporary Opposition senator Gerald Ramdeen was yesterday referred to the Privileges Committee for statements made about former temporary Independent senator Justin Junkere. Following a motion of privilege brought by the Government, Senate president Christine Kangaloo ruled that a prima facie case existed for possible contempt of Parliament…

  • Breaking News

    PNM women, Fixin’ T&T protest

    Trinidad Express / President Anthony Carmona is being severely criticised for the appointment of Kriyann Singh as an Independent senator. The People’s National Movement (PNM) Women’s League yesterday registered “its strong objection” to the decision of the President to appoint, “even temporarily”, Singh. And activist group Fixin’ T&T said the appointment raised “even more questions…

  • Breaking News

    Election petition appeal dismissed*

    Trinidad Express / THE Appeal Court has upheld the decision of a High Court judge who dismissed one of the election petitions presented by the United National Congress (UNC) in challenge of the results in six marginal constituencies in last September’s general election. In a majority two-to-one ruling, the court upheld the decision of Justice…

North America

  • Fort Lauderdale airport shooter who killed five faces life sentence

    MiamiHerald / In January of last year, Esteban Santiago went into a men’s bathroom at Fort Lauderdale’s airport, loaded a handgun, put it in his waistband and fired off 15 rounds at travelers’ heads and bodies. After emptying two magazines, Santiago killed five people and wounded six others in about two minutes. And then, after…

  • Wushu martial arts awards presented

    Chinadaily / Photo by Na Li/China Daily Wushu Canada’s 9th Biennial National Martial Artist Achievement Awards and Hall of Fame were presented on Sunday in Toronto. The awards recognized achievements in Wushu and Traditional Kung Fu, extended the history of Martial Arts in Canada. 20 masters and practitioners are among the list of award recipients….

  • Trump viaja a Nueva York para hablar sobre la pandilla MS-13

    La voz de america / El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, planea hablar sobre la violencia causada por la pandilla MS-13 el miércoles por la tarde, en Bethpage, Nueva York. Grupos defensores de los inmigrantes argumentan que el presidente Trump está usando el tema de las pandillas en Long Island para calificar a todos…

  • We don’t need nearly as much protein as we consume

    bbc.com / In the early 20th Century, Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson spent a collective five years eating just meat. This meant that his diet consisted of around 80% fat and 20% protein. Twenty years later, he did the same as part of a year-long experiment at the New York City’s Bellevue Hospital in 1928. Stefansson wanted…

  • Fort Lauderdale airport shooter who killed five faces life sentence

    MiamiHerald / In January of last year, Esteban Santiago went into a men’s bathroom at Fort Lauderdale’s airport, loaded a handgun, put it in his waistband and fired off 15 rounds at travelers’ heads and bodies. After emptying two magazines, Santiago killed five people and wounded six others in about two minutes. And then, after…

  • Rules aimed at monitoring Florida lobbyist wither on the vine

    MiamiHerald / When Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran convinced the House to pass ethics rules in 2016 that require lobbyist for local governments and other tax-funded entities to disclose their contracts, it was a victory for transparency. Finally, the public would see how much public money their local governments were spending to lobby the Legislature….

  • Blogger’s tactless words only serve to add insult to injury

    Chinadaily / Yang Bingyang, a popular micro blogger under the name Ayawawa, aroused fierce criticism online by saying “comfort women”, women and girls forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during its occupation of China, lived in “better conditions” than the soldiers who died. China Youth Daily commented on Tuesday: “Think about the…

  • Starbucks confirms plans to discontinue Breakfast Blend coffee

    MiamiHerald / Starbucks has confirmed a rumor that has been spreading faster than offers on its app. The chain is discontinuing its Breakfast Blend coffee. Baristas at South Florida Starbucks outlets and nationwide have been quietly telling customers for a month that Breakfast Blend was soon to be discontinued. A representative from the corporate office…

  • Bio of Cuban exile militant and CIA agent Luis Posada Carriles

    MiamiHerald / Luis Posada Carriles, considered a hero among members of the Cuban exile community for his role in the Bay of Pigs invasion and for his attempts to overthrow the late Fidel Castro, died Wednesday. The Cuban exile militant and CIA agent was 90. Here are some details on the life and times of…

  • Publix butt of Stephen Colbert's Late Show joke on grad cum cake

    MiamiHerald / Stephen Colbert put Publix on the griddle Tuesday night during his monolog on “The Late Show” as the TV host poked fun at the Florida-based grocery chain’s decision to censor a high school student’s graduation cake. “First of all, Publix, you nasty !” Colbert teased. Come again? In case you missed the fuss…

  • US stocks surge on easing of trade issues

    Chinadaily / Traders and financial professionals work ahead of the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), April 6, 2018. [Photo/VCG] US stocks surged on Monday following an agreement between the US and China to suspend tariff threats. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 298.20, or 1.21 percent, with Wall…

  • Evergrande chief orders clearout

    Chinadaily / Guangzhou Evergrande’s Brazilian players Ricardo Goulart (right) and Alan are set to be axed by the club. [Photo/Xinhua] Guangzhou Evergrande owner Xu Jiayin has vowed to axe the team’s under-performing foreign stars and ordered management to impose a new military-like, closed-door regime at the club. A third of the way through the season,…

  • Send us your nudes: Facebook’s bizarre strategy for fighting revenge porn

    RT / In a bid to combat online revenge porn, Facebook is now asking any worried users to send naked pictures of themselves to the social network to prevent them being shared publicly elsewhere on the company’s various platforms. The measure would constitute a huge leap of faith by users to trust Facebook with their…

  • Bio of Cuban exile militant and CIA agent Luis Posada Carriles

    MiamiHerald / Luis Posada Carriles, considered a hero among members of the Cuban exile community for his role in the Bay of Pigs invasion and for his attempts to overthrow the late Fidel Castro, died Wednesday. The Cuban exile militant and CIA agent was 90. Here are some details on the life and times of…

  • She’s just a cosmic girl

    Chinadaily / Ye Ziyi [Photo provided to China Daily] Award-winning photographer, Ye Ziyi, travels to some of the planet’s most remote areas to capture stunning images of the cosmos. Xing Wen reports. “Look at the stars, see how they shine for you,” Coldplay once sang, describing the ease with which most casual stargazers can enjoy the…

  • Fallece Philip Roth, autor de historias sobre sexo y muerte

    La voz de america / Philip Roth, galardonado novelista e intrépido narrador de historias sobre sexo, muerte, integración y destino, desde la locura cómica de "Portnoy’s complaint" a lirismo elegíaco de "Pastoral americana", murió el martes en la noche. Tenía 85 años. El escritor falleció en un hospital de la ciudad de Nueva York por…

  • ACNUR alarmado por aumento de desplazados centroamericanos

    La voz de america / La Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados (ACNUR) resaltó el martes el aumento del número de personas que huyen de la violencia y la persecución en el Norte de Centroamérica y pidió a la comunidad internacional que les brinde protección y ayuda. La portavoz del ACNUR, Aikaterini Kitidi, indicó…

  • WHO hailed for rejecting proposal on Taiwan

    Chinadaily / An Fengshan, spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, answers questions at a press conference in Beijing on March 28, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua] Beijing said on Tuesday that rejecting a Taiwan-related proposal in the World Health Assembly has proved that the one-China principle is widely accepted by the world and represents…

Europe

Asia

  • Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio

    Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio   El gobierno del Presidente Donald Trump pidió anoche a la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. que restablezca la prohibición temporal de viaje al país desde seis naciones de mayoría musulmana, luego de que fuera bloqueada por tribunales inferiores que la consideraron discriminatoria. Para decidir si se…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

Latin America

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