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(CMC) – A 24-year-old man was sentenced to 30 days hard labour after he falsely reported that he had been kidnapped by armed men earlier this month. Jonathan Ramcharran was charged with wasteful employment of police time by making a false police report. He pleaded guilty when he appeared before Magistrate Cherril-Ann Antoine in the ...

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(CMC) – The Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) says it remains optimistic that the economic growth momentum in Jamaica will be sustained. Figures released by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) data indicate that the economy grew by 2.2 per cent during the April to June quarter. “As growth levels continue to rise quarter over ...

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(CMC) – President Jovenel Moise is promising that no one “will escape justice” as the leader of the radical opposition “Pitit Dessalin” Party Friday called for continued street demonstrations in protest at the illegal use of the PetroCaribe funds. “Citizen’s demand for light to be made on the use of PetroCaribe funds testifies to the ...

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(CMC) – The Bermuda Electric Light Company (Belco) Friday warned of possible loss of full service after workers downed tools following a union meeting that failed to resolve their dispute over redundancies. “As of right now, work-to-rule has been halted and we are now withdrawing our labour to make sure our membership’s demands are heard,” ...

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(CMC) – The President of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Justice Adrian Saunders, will receive an honorary doctorate from the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI). Justice Saunders will be conferred with the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws during the UWI graduation ceremony on Saturday. He will ...

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(CMC) – Two students from the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) were released on TT$5,000 (One TT dollar=US$0.16 cents) bail each, after they appeared in court Friday on several charged following a demonstration by students on Thursday. The students, Nathaniel John and Brian Richards, who are due to re-appear ...

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The characterizations mostly connected to the Caribbean are “paradise” and “relaxation”. The region provides a high level of ease in a world that is very busy and sometimes confined within a maze of confusing times. The “Caribbean Lounge” may be the perfect ethos of the region. With a bit more futuristic view, why couldn’t the ...

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Owning a personal car fifteen to twenty years ago was almost a luxury. Today, nearly every household has a car and nearly every car has an owner. More interestingly, younger and younger people are buying and owning cars. Statistics from the islands show that thousands of cars (info.japanesecartrade.com) are imported into the Caribbean from Japan ...

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(SNO) — Saint Lucia’s Lyla Lionel has been selected to the NJCAA Region XIX Women’s Soccer All-Region 1st Team for the second time in as many years. Lionel, who lead the attack for Essex College, was one of four Lady Wolverines to be selected. The sophomore has recorded nine goals and two assists this season. ...

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(BBC) — An Arizona man has survived two days trapped alone in an abandoned mine shaft with rattlesnakes. He killed three of the snakes while waiting to be discovered, according to rescue crews. John Waddell, 62, was lowering himself into a 100ft (30m) gold mine shaft, when his equipment broke, said a friend who found him. ...

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