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(CMC) – Former Prime Minister of Jamaica P.J. Patterson has suggested that a National Security Commission be established by the current administration in an effort to fight crime and violence. Patterson made the suggestion late Saturday as he addressed members of the Lay Magistrates Association of Jamaica at a banquet in the business district of ...

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The Department of Health and Wellness is calling on Saint Lucians to review their immunization status and  get vaccinated against measles. Although this country has not seen a case of measles since 1990, the Ministry of Health says it is closely monitoring  increased cases of the disease affecting countries in Europe, the Americas and the […]

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(BBC) — South Africa has said it rejected a request from Zimbabwe for an emergency loan of $1.2bn (£932m) in December. Zimbabwe’s government had hoped the cash would help stabilise the economy and resolve fuel shortages in the country. South Africa did not have “that kind of money”, a Treasury spokesman said. A fuel price ...

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(BBC) — Australian police say they have arrested six members of an “expansive” criminal gang which has been stealing baby formula for illegal sale in China. Stolen formula valued at more than A$1m (£550,000; $720,000) had been sold in the past 12 months alone, police said. But they said the syndicate had been operating for ...

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(BBC) — WhatsApp is limiting all its members to forwarding any single message up to five times in an effort to tackle the spread of false information on the platform. The Facebook-owned business had already introduced the policy in India six months ago. The move followed a number of mob lynchings that were blamed on ...

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(SKY NEWS) — A wedding singer from a remote Afghan village is hoping to win a TV talent show after going viral due to his resemblance to Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Abdul Salam Maftoon’s appearance has turned him into an unlikely celebrity in his home country with some fans believing the two men were ...

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(SKY NEWS) — A pot washer has been awarded $21m (£16.3m) for being forced to work on Sundays. Marie Jean Pierre was fired in March 2016 from the Conrad Miami Hotel for missing work on six Sundays so she could attend Bethel Baptist Church in Miami. The 60-year-old, originally from Haiti, had worked at the ...

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(CNN) — A 113-year-old Japanese man, Masazo Nonaka, recognized in April 2018 by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest male, died on Sunday, according to Japanese public service broadcaster NHK. Nonaka, a resident of Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, was born on July 25, 1905. Nonaka’s family noticed on Sunday morning that he wasn’t ...

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Minister for Infrastructure, Stephenson King, has announced that the Department of Infrastructure will officially launch the Millennium Highway and West Coast Roads Upgrading Project this week. The January 23 launch will signal an immediate start to the work, which includes a complete rehabilitation of the Millennium Highway; reconstruction of the West Coast road from Cul […]

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