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Hugh Masekela, the celebrated South African musician, died yesterday in Johannesburg at age 78. According to a statement from his family, he succumbed to a “protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer”. The prolific trumpeter recorded over 40 albums in a 60-year career that saw most of his best work done in the United States […]

The Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Bahamas, signed the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) Agreement on behalf of the Government of The Bahamas. He signed the agreement within the margins of the 41st Community Council of Ministers held at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana on Monday, 15 January, […]

By JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines’ most active volcano ejected a huge column of lava fragments, ash and smoke in a thunderous explosion Monday, sending thousands of villagers back to evacuation centers and prompting a warning that a violent eruption may be imminent. The midday explosion sent superheated lava, molten […]

French prison officers have blockaded dozens of jails after renewed attacks by inmates increased fears for wardens’ safety. The justice minister, Nicole Belloubet, was holding a crisis meeting with union leaders on Monday afternoon as industrial action by increasingly angry prison staff entered a second week. Strikers had called for a “total blockade” of the […]

Scores of Jamaicans who bleach their faces are facing delays in renewing their passports as additional checks are often needed to confirm their identities. The ‘bleachers’ are among the more than 2,100 applicants whose passport-renewal applications were referred for further investigation in the last two years by officials at the Passport and Immigration Citizenship Agency […]

Nadaleen Singh Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi said amendments to legislation dealing with terrorism are expected to presented when the Parliament sits this week. He said the amendments would include recommendations made by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), International law enforcement bodies and information from court cases. Stating that […]

As Guyana begins the process to introduce Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as a regular part of its HIV/Aids health campaigns, a local activist group has hit out at the TT government for not even considering the drug as an option locally. “Government has zero social policy to address the vulnerability of the populations that get HIV […]

Added by Marlon Madden on January 19, 2018. Decriminalize same sex unions! This was one of the touchy recommendations made to Barbados today during a United Nations (UN) meeting in Geneva at which the island was also strongly urged to abolish the death penalty, review its position on corporal punishment and to do more to protect and […]

Jamaica will again be represented at next weekend’s (January 25-27) Armory Invitational in New York. Jamaica will join USA, Canada, France, Trinidad, Guyana, Cayman Island and Grenada at the indoor meet. President of the JAAA Dr. Warren Blake and General Secretary Garth Gayle will also attend the meet. Jamaica men’s team on the 4x200m two […]

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica and Mexico on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to concretise a multi-destination marketing arrangement, which will create ease of travelling between destinations and increase arrivals. The signing between Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett and Mexican Secretary of Tourism Enrique de la Madrid Cordero, took place at the Westin […]


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