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Weekly Round-up: Ban on plastics and Styrofoam… Three Miles by-pass coming… Young pastor killed in church 10:23 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The government on Monday announced a ban on the importation, manufacture and distribution of single-use plastic carrier bags, plastic drinking straws and styrofoam containers effective January 1, 2019. Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Let's change the way we educate 10:23 am
Dear Editor,We are all social beings that develop, therefore if we are not connected to the systems in society that will support our positive development, we will connect to those that support negative development.... Read More

Cholera outbreak in Nigeria claims nearly 100 lives 10:18 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AFP) — A cholera outbreak in north-eastern Nigeria has claimed nearly 100 lives over the past two weeks, the United Nations said Saturday.... Read More

Business community supports Central Bank independence 9:36 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr Nigel Clarke, says there is support from the business community for Government's move to amend several laws governing the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) operations in order to make the entity more independent.... Read More

CIMH issues warning as region enters wet season

Saturday, September, 22 2018 9:15 am    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says while much of the region observed the usual rainfall or less, leading to short term drought in several islands, the transition between the wet and dry seasons is usually still... Read More

Prayer for the day

Saturday, September, 22 2018 6:09 am    

Lord, I come before you today in need of your healing hand. In you all things are possible. Hold my heart within yours, and renew my mind, body, and soul. Read More

JAPEX for MoBay September 23-25

Friday, September, 21 2018 9:54 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A slew of overseas buyers and local suppliers in the tourism sector are expected to converge at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James from September 23 to 25, for the 28th staging of Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX). Read More

Ocho Rios Health Centre repeatedly flooded by rains

Friday, September, 21 2018 9:08 pm    

ST ANN, Jamaica — Several employees at the Ocho Health Centre, located on Graham Street, have raised concerns about flooding which occurs at the facility whenever it rains. Employees, who spoke, requesting anonymity, said rains on Monday, September 17, have again highlighted the need for... Read More

NEPA establishes plastic ban email

Friday, September, 21 2018 9:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has established an email address to receive comments and queries on the recently announced ban on single-use plastic bags, Styrofoam and plastic straws, which will take effect on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Read More

China warns US to withdraw sanctions on military

Friday, September, 21 2018 8:51 pm    

BEIJING, China (AFP) — Beijing called on the United States on Friday to withdraw sanctions it imposed on a Chinese military organisation for buying Russian weapons or "bear the consequences". Read More

Game bird hunting season ends Sunday — NEPA

Friday, September, 21 2018 8:05 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reminding hunters that the game bird season will end on Sunday, September 23 at 9:00am. Read More

Gov't hosts 'Love is the Answer' social event at Denham Town ZOSO

Friday, September, 21 2018 7:38 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Tourism in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport says it will be hosting the second staging of the “Love is the Answer” social event and exposition, as part of the 'Build' component of the Government's Zone... Read More

KC trounce Ardenne 11-0 in Manning Cup match

Friday, September, 21 2018 6:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Kingston College (KC) trounced Ardenne High 11-0 and secured their fourth consecutive win in Group B of the Inter Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Digicel Manning Cup at the Stadium East field this afternoon. Read More

Security minister condemns killing of St Catherine pastor

Friday, September, 21 2018 6:17 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang is condemning the murder of Pastor James Johnson, who was fatally shot inside the Church of God of Prophecy on Old Harbour Road in St Catherine on Thursday, September 20. Read More

WINDALCO invests $8m in central Jamaica back-to-school programme

Friday, September, 21 2018 6:03 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — West Indies Alumina Company (WINDALCO) says it has invested J$8 million in a back to school programme benefitting students in St Catherine, Manchester, St Ann, Clarendon and St Elizabeth. Read More



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