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Out and about

12 July 2010

In this image released last Saturday by the state media Cubadebate website, Read More

100 children die in state's care

12 July 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Almost 100 children died while in state care between 2005 and 2008 from varying causes including "pneumonia, drowning, Read More

Chavez, church at odds

12 July 2010

CARACAS, Venezuela – President Hugo Chavez and leaders of the Venezuelan Catholic Church are tangling like never before, Read More

Clinton frustrated over slow pace of Haiti's

12 July 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Former United States President Bill Clinton expressed frustration Saturday over the slow pace of Haiti’s earthquake recovery, Read More

Caricom failure

11 July 2010

THE 31st regular annual Heads of Government Conference of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) concluded in Montego Bay, Read More

Boy survives kidnapping

11 July 2010

PORT OF SPAIN – With only salted biscuits and snacks to eat, and sandflies and mosquitoes as companions, kidnapped 13-year-old Neil Ramsubhag Read More

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ONE GOOD TURN . . . .

09 July 2010

ONE GOOD TURN . . . . In this picture taken July 5, Christa Brelsford, 25, who grew up in Anchorage, is holding a photograph of 18-year-old Wenson Georges, who was one of her rescuers who used a pick ax to break up the four-foot by eight-foot concrete slab that crushed... Read More

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Fraser positive

09 July 2010

Jamaica’s Olympic and world 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser has tested positive for a prohibited substance. Read More

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Tivoli folk want probe into unrest

09 July 2010

KINGSTON – Tivoli Gardens residents, led by attorney Hannah Harris-Barrington, are seeking an international enquiry into May’s security incursion into the West Kingston community. The operation to apprehend former don and accused drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke... Read More

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Caricom leaders plan to review structure

09 July 2010

MONTEGO BAY – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders ended their annual summit on Wednesday, saying they intend to revisit the governance structure within the 37-year-old grouping over the next two months. Read More

UN head: Not enough aid reaching Haiti

08 July 2010

LONDON – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon says not enough aid is reaching Haiti six months after its deadly earthquake. Read More

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Kamla cautions Heads of Govt

08 July 2010

MONTEGO BAY – The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago has warned that her country will not operate like an "ATM card" when it comes to funding the regional security budget. Read More

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PNP: Why we didn't go

07 July 2010

KINGSTON – THE Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) on Tuesday said its absence from Sunday’s opening ceremony of the Caricom (Caribbean Community) Summit in Montego Bay, St James, "followed logically from its stated position during the recent debate" of its no-confidence... Read More

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LIAT decision in hand

07 July 2010

ST JOHN’S – LIAT has confirmed that a decision of the LIAT-LIALPA Arbitration Panel was received on Monday. Read More

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JAMAICA'S tourism needs another stimulus package

06 July 2010

KINGSTON -JAMAICA’S tourism industry urgently needs another stimulus package from the Government to recover from the battering it has taken in the stand-off between gunmen and the security forces in Tivoli Gardens, West Kingston. Read More

Farmer arrested over electrocution

06 July 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – A poultry farmer in eastern Guyana has been arrested in the death of a 15-year-old boy killed by the farm’s electric fence. Read More

Search for 'barefoot bandit'

06 July 2010

Police were hunting across a tourist island yesterday for signs of a pilot who vanished after wrecking a small plane in the Bahamas and investigators in the United States turned their suspicions toward an American teenager on the run dubbed "the Barefoot Bandit". Read More

18 000 evacuated

06 July 2010

About 18 000 people were evacuated yesterday from a town in northern Mexico where authorities fear a dam will overflow in the wake of Hurricane Alex. Read More

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Golding's challenge

05 July 2010

KINGSTON – Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding used the opening ceremony for the 31st meeting of the CARICOM Heads of Government in Montego Bay on Sunday to challenge his colleagues to make this a defining moment in Caribbean history. Read More

UDC paying millions to Coke company

05 July 2010

KINGSTON – After an initial denial, the state-owned Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has admitted that it hired and is still paying millions of dollars to a company partially owned by extradited west Kingston strongman Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke. Read More

US$105 million Ponzi scheme in Virgin Islands

05 July 2010

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – A Virgin Islands-based financial manager ran a US$105 million Ponzi scheme that defrauded 400 investors by falsely claiming to invest in foreign currencies Read More

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