Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018
Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest (right) and Financial Secretary Marlon Johnson (center) address questions from the media following a press conference at the British Colonial Hilton. AHVIA J. CAMPBELL

Amid growing opposition to the government’s plan to increase value-added tax (VAT), Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest defended the decision today, warning that failure to improve the government’s revenue yield and lower the deficit could ultimately result in currency devaluation. Financial Secretary Marlon Johnson added that

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An off-duty police officer was wounded early Wednesday morning following a car chase of armed men who attempted to break in to his vehicle, police said. Reports indicate the officer was at Primer Avenue, off Tonique Williams Darling Highway at 2 a.m. when two men approached

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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand smiles as she listens during a news conference after Cosby was found guilty in his sexual assault retrial in Norristown, Pa. NBC’s “Today” show on Thursday, May 31 aired a brief, taped segment of an interview with Constand. She discussed how she says Cosby knocked her out in 2004 with three blue pills he called "your friends,” and her reaction to the assault that followed. She said she wasn’t able to react, saying: “I was a limp noodle.” AP

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The woman whose claims that Bill Cosby drugged and molested her led to the comedian's conviction on sexual assault charges is speaking out in public for the first time since the trial. NBC's "Today" show on Thursday aired a brief, taped segment of

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A banner showing a caricature of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is displayed in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, May 31, 2018. A senior North Korean official and the top U.S. diplomat had dinner in New York on Wednesday as President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un try to salvage prospects for a high-stakes nuclear summit. It's the highest-level official North Korean visit to the United States in 18 years. AP

NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korea's former military intelligence chief opened talks Thursday to try to salvage an on-again, off-again summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump told reporters the talks were going well,

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A man who was killed after being shot in the head is loaded on the back of a pick-up truck during a march against Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega in Managua, Nicaragua, Wednesday, May, 30, 2018. Violence returned to protests against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government when riot police and government supporters confronted protesters during a mother's day march to commemorate those mothers who has lost their children during the ongoing protests. AP

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A massive march in Nicaragua against President Daniel Ortega's government ended in violence Wednesday after gunmen opened fire on marchers. The gunshots sent thousands of demonstrators running for cover in Managua, Nicaragua's capital, and there were unconfirmed reports of about a dozen

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FILE - In this May 10, 2018 file photo, women carry a banner calling attention to the cases of people who have gone missing in the fight against drug cartels and organized crime, demanding authorities locate their loved ones, as they mark Mother's Day in Mexico City. According to federal data, there have been more than 6,000 registered disappearances in Mexico's Tamaulipas state alone since 2006, more than any other state. AP

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Jessica Molina has not seen or heard from her husband since March, when Mexican marines broke through their door in Nuevo Laredo and took him and a friend away. Molina, a U.S. citizen, said Wednesday that her 41-year-old Mexican husband, Jose Daniel

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n this Wednesday, May 30, 2018 photo, people are photographed on the beach, during a hot day, in Sorenga, Oslo, Norway. AP

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Temperatures in Europe's far north are breaking records, prompting Scandinavians to take dips in fjords well ahead of the official start of summer next month. In the municipality of Etne, on Norway's west coast, the mercury hit 32.7 C (90.8 F) on

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