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Weekly Round-up: Fayval takes charge… Fitness instructor killed… Kemoy Campbell makes progress

Saturday, February, 16 2019 9:36 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Cabinet Minister Fayval Williams was on Wednesday appointed to head the turbulent Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology which has been embroiled in controversy since last year following several instances of nepotism and administrative breaches at the State-owned... Read More

More research into youth, crime urged

Saturday, February, 16 2019 4:58 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — We Transform programme director in the Ministry of Justice, Ella Ghartey, is urging researchers to conduct more studies as it relates to youth and crime. Read More

Four die in early morning Trinidad car crash

Saturday, February, 16 2019 4:48 pm    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Four people, including a fireman, died after the vehicle in which they were travelling crashed into a lamp post in Central Trinidad early Saturday morning, police said. Read More

Gov't allocates $22 m for project to reduce teen pregnancy

Saturday, February, 16 2019 4:18 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has allocated $22 million for the 'Technical Support to Reduce Teenage Pregnancy' project.This is contained in the 2019/2020 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. Read More

Venezuela's Guaido says thousands of supporters ready to bring in US aid

Saturday, February, 16 2019 4:10 pm    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday said he was mobilising thousands of volunteers to help bring American aid into the country next week as President Nicolas Maduro vowed to strengthen border security and block what he called a US... Read More

28-y-o St Elizabeth farmer chopped to death

Saturday, February, 16 2019 3:16 pm    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica – Police say a 28-year-old farmer of Carrisbrook, Maggotty in northern St Elizabeth, was chopped to death by an “unknown assailant” at about 8:20 am Saturday morning.The victim has been named as Nickel South, also call “Likkle'. Read More

UPDATE: Two victims identified in Holland Bamboo crashes

Saturday, February, 16 2019 2:40 pm    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica – Police have named two young men who died in the first of two horrific crashes in Holland Bamboo, west of Lacovia, St Elizabeth, less than twelve hours apart late Friday and Saturday morning. Read More

Live social media show for Sagicor Sigma Run 2019

Saturday, February, 16 2019 2:06 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People around the world will be able to tune in live on social media tomorrow to watch the 21st staging of the Sagicor Sigma Run in New Kingston, Jamaica. Read More

Payless to shutter all remaining US stores

Saturday, February, 16 2019 1:29 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the US and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year. Read More

Murder /suicide in St James

Saturday, February, 16 2019 1:21 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica— The St James police are reporting a murder/suicide involving a man and a woman in the parish yesterday.Dead are 47-year-old Junior Wint, businessman of More Park and 22-year-old Wendy Scarlett of German Town also in St James. Read More

Two dead in Holland Bamboo crash

Saturday, February, 16 2019 12:58 pm    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The Jamaica Constabulary Force's communication arm is reporting that two people were killed in a motor vehicle crash on the Holland Bamboo main road in St Elizabeth last night.Another person is said to be hospitalised. Read More

Jamaica Fire Brigade to increase fleet with $498-m allocation

Saturday, February, 16 2019 12:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government will spend $498 million to increase the fleet and capacity of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) to be able to adequately respond to emergencies. Read More

Ja's Campbell up for ODI debut after injury hits Windies

Saturday, February, 16 2019 12:01 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Left-handed opener John Campbell is poised to make his one-day debut less than a month following his first Test cap, after being drafted into West Indies' 14-man squad as one of three injury replacements, ahead of Wednesday's start of the five-match... Read More

Govt allocates $500k for transport repository

Saturday, February, 16 2019 11:39 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has set aside $500,000 to develop a national repository in the Ministry of Transport and Mining. Read More

Scammers posing as Labour Ministry staff collecting money for farm work approval

Saturday, February, 16 2019 10:47 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Labour and Social Security says it has received reports that “unscrupulous persons” purporting to be agents have been issuing approvals letters and collecting money from unsuspecting individuals wishing to participate in its farm work... Read More


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