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Canada locals vow to protect Harry and Meghan 11:18 am

VICTORIA, Canada (AFP)— The new neighbours have been spotted out hiking and down at the farmers' market, but residents of North Saanich say they will ensure privacy for Harry and Meghan at their Canadian island hideaway. Read More

Victoria Jubilee Hospital gets equipment and supplies 10:25 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Victoria Jubilee Hospital has received medical equipment and supplies valued at US$20,000 from United States-based charity the Jamaica United Relief Association (JURA), to improve its neonatal services.... Read More

Traffic signals at Old Harbour Road intersection out of operation 9:58 am
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica— The National Works Agency (NWA) is urging motorists to exercise caution as they approach the Old Harbour Road/Hartlands Road intersection in Innswood, St Catherine as the traffic signals at the location are currently out of operation.... Read More

ILO report says women still underpaid in the Caribbean 9:26 am
GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) says while a significant number of women in Latin America and the Caribbean have been able to attain higher education than men, they are still earning less than their male counterparts.... Read More

Countries around world gear up response to new coronavirus

Tuesday, January, 21 2020 8:42 am    

BEIJING, China (AP) — Countries in Asia and elsewhere have begun body temperature checks at airports, railway stations and along highways in hopes of catching people carrying a new coronavirus that is believed to have spread from Wuhan in central China and sickened more than 290 people in... Read More

Dunn's River Falls named Caribbean's leading adventure tourist attraction

Tuesday, January, 21 2020 8:21 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Dunn's River Falls & Park was yesterday named the Caribbean's leading adventure tourist attraction.The announcement was made at the World Travel Awards 2020 in Nassau, Bahamas. Read More

Central Village curfew extended

Tuesday, January, 21 2020 7:08 am    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica— The police are advising the public that the curfew in Big Lane, Central Village, St Catherine has been extended. The curfew began at 6:00 pm on Monday, January 20 and will remain in effect until 6:00 pm on Wednesday, January 22. Read More

Rowley backs Mottley on Pompeo's visit to the Caribbean

Monday, January, 20 2020 6:12 pm    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on Monday sided with his Barbadian counterpart Mia Mottley on views regarding the visit of United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to the region. Read More

Mystic Mountain supports schools recycling plastic

Monday, January, 20 2020 5:47 pm    

ST ANN, Jamaica - As private sector efforts to help reduce the use of plastic continues to expand, St Ann tourism attraction Mystic Mountain Jamaica has added its support through its Youth Environment and Tourism Project (YETP) to promote recycling in schools. Read More

Hyacinth Bennett resigns as chairman of CMU council

Monday, January, 20 2020 5:24 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Chairman of the council of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Hyacinth Bennett has resigned in the wake of damning findings of a special audit report on procurement and contracts management at the Government institution and the Ministry of Education. Read More

Forex: J$139.17 to one US dollar

Monday, January, 20 2020 5:14 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The US dollar on Monday, January 20 ended trading at J$139.17 up by 50 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary.  Read More

Public health inspectors restive

Monday, January, 20 2020 5:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors (JAPHI), representing the almost 400 public health inspectors of Jamaica, says it is extremely disappointed with the slow pace of the wage negotiations for the period 2017-2021. Read More

Three rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad: security sources

Monday, January, 20 2020 4:40 pm    

BAGHDAD, Iraq — Three rockets hit near the US embassy in the Iraqi capital's high-security Green Zone, security sources told AFP, with no immediate reports of casualties. Sirens could be heard across the zone immediately after the rockets made impact.  Read More

Antigua agriculture minister fired

Monday, January, 20 2020 4:26 pm    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Prime Minister Gaston Browne on Monday said he had dismissed his agriculture minister Dean Jonas after indicating that he had for more than six months sought to dissuade the former cabinet minister “from taking decisions that are inimical to good... Read More

Efforts ongoing to ensure Jamaica benefits from bamboo industry

Monday, January, 20 2020 3:23 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Dr Omer Thomas, senior advisor to the minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, says efforts are ongoing to ensure that Jamaica reaps maximum returns from the bamboo industry.            Read More


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