Not ‘dissing’ Dirk

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THE commissioners of the Integrity Commission have defended their decision to distance themselves from the ‘Rooms on the Beach Report’ done by the former Office of the Contractor General (OCG), but they have denied that this signals a rift with Dirk Harrison.At their first media briefing yesterday, the commissioners, led by chairman retired Justice Karl Harrison, dismissed speculation that they were throwing Harrison under the proverbial bus.

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Bahamas defends human rights record

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NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas Government has described as “unsubstantiated and duplicative”, the alleged human rights violations before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).

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Cooking With a Purpose

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On Sunday, the Portmore Lodge, spearheaded by frontman Leighton McKnight, held its annual Fathers Who Cook On Mother’s Day event at Ham Stables, Bernard Lodge Road in St Catherine.

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CARPHA urges region to deal seriously to eradicate mosquitoes

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning the region that as the rainy seasons approaches every effort must be made to intensify efforts to deal with mosquitoes, which it describes as “the world’s deadliest animal”.

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Wolmer’s celebrates 290 years

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THE Wolmer’s Trust Group of Schools, which owns the title of oldest school in the English-speaking Caribbean, is this year celebrating 290 years as one of the premier educational institutions in Jamaica.It all began with a noble goldsmith called John Wolmer.

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Growing number of Cubans trying to enter US via Mexico

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CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Burgeoning numbers of Cubans are trying to get into the US by way of the Mexican border, creating a big backlog of people waiting on the Mexican side for months for their chance to apply for asylum.The surge over the past several months has been propelled in part by loosened travel restrictions in Central America and deteriorating living conditions in Cuba.

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Employers left short-staffed after visa programme changes

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IDAHO, USA (AP) — Some eastern Idaho businesses are struggling to find seasonal workers under new visa rules.

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Google’s privacy push gets a mixed reception

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (AP) — Google announced new privacy tools last Tuesday intended to give people more control over how they are tracked on the go or in their own home, part of a broader effort by big tech companies to counter increasing scrutiny of their data collection practices.

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Hummingbird robot uses AI to go where drones can’t

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Drones are no longer limited to just military uses but have become quite useful in capturing aerial views, delivering goods and for recreational purposes.But, while they have also been relied on in disaster management to assess damage, their search-and-rescue skills are still being refined.

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Iconic ‘Baby Fae’ surgeon Bailey dies at age 76

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CALIFORNIA, USA — Leonard Bailey, the renowned Loma Linda University Health surgeon who garnered international media attention in 1984 for transplanting a baboon’s heart into a human infant known as “Baby Fae”, the research from which spawned human-to-human infant heart transplants and other cardiac treatment breakthroughs, died on Sunday at the age of 76 following a battle with cancer.

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