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More persons reporting disputes to security forces in St James, says Chang

Monday, January, 21 2019 2:14 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, says since implementation of the State of Public Emergency (SOE) in St James a year ago, more persons are reporting disputes and other acts of criminality to members of the security forces. Read More

UPDATE: Court date postponed for captain of ill-fated boat in Maiden Cay

Monday, January, 21 2019 1:34 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The captain of the ill-fated boat that capsized off Jamaica's south-eastern coast in Port Royal last moth leaving two of the 13 people on board dead is to face court in March. Read More

Sir Garry Sobers visits Windies camp ahead of England series

Monday, January, 21 2019 1:19 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — West Indies were treated to a surprise special guest at their training session on Saturday when legendary all-rounder and former skipper Sir Garry Sobers paid them a courtesy visit. Read More

Earthquake rattles several Caribbean countries

Monday, January, 21 2019 1:12 pm    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 rattled several Caribbean islands on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Read More

PEP textbook authors adjusting to meet new education sector demands

Monday, January, 21 2019 1:06 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Authors of Primary Exit Profile (PEP) textbooks are making adjustments to meet the new demands of the education sector regarding the examination's implementation. The PEP replaces the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) as the national secondary-school entrance... Read More

Captain of ill-fated boat in Maiden Cay to appear in court today

Monday, January, 21 2019 12:26 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The captain of the ill-fated boat that capsized off Jamaica's south-eastern coast in Port Royal last moth leaving two of the 13 people on board dead is to face the court today. Read More

Bolt, Puma throw support behind Special Olympics Jamaica

Monday, January, 21 2019 12:15 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Usain Bolt Foundation has pledged a $1 million donation to Special Olympics Jamaica in support of their participation at the 2019 World Games in the United Arab Emirates in March. Read More

History against England in the West Indies

Monday, January, 21 2019 11:37 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — England may be third in the Test rankings and the West Indies eighth, but history will be against Joe Root's tourists when a three-match series gets underway in Barbados on Wednesday. Read More

ONLINE POLL RESULTS: 70% agree with Petrojam takeover

Monday, January, 21 2019 11:16 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Of the 290 respondents to a recent OBSERVER ONLINE poll, 70 per cent agreed with the Government's move to forcibly retake Venezuela's 49 per cent stake in State-owned oil refinery Petrojam. Read More

'Imperative' to resolve Brexit uncertainty 'immediately' — IMF

Monday, January, 21 2019 10:50 am    

DAVOS, Switzerland (AFP) — The International Monetary Fund said Monday it was "imperative" to resolve the uncertainty surrounding how Britain will leave the European Union, which it said was posing a threat to the British and global economy. Read More

Senator Kamala Harris announces US presidential run

Monday, January, 21 2019 9:57 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Senator Kamala Harris announced Monday that she is seeking to become the first African American woman to hold the office of US president, joining an already-crowded field of Democrats lining up to take on Donald Trump. Read More

J-FLAG seeking funds to rebuild office destroyed by fire

Monday, January, 21 2019 9:20 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-sexuals and Gays (JFLAG) has set up an online fundraising campaign to raise money to rebuild its office — affectionately monikered 'Rainbow House' — after a fire engulfed the building, causing severe damage last... Read More

Bodies of 2 unidentified men found floating in Dallas River

Monday, January, 21 2019 9:13 am    

ST Andrew, Jamaica — The police have launched a probe into the deaths of two unidentified men, believed to be in their mid-twenties, whose bodies were found floating in the Dallas River near Papine yesterday. Read More

Prayer for the day

Monday, January, 21 2019 6:43 am    

O Christ Jesus, when all is darkness and we feel our weakness and helplessness, give us the sense of your presence,your love, and your strength. Read More

Gov't will continue to improve water systems, says Holness

Sunday, January, 20 2019 4:51 pm    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government will continue to improve water systems islandwide to ensure access to the amenity to residents.He emphasised that this is imperative, as water is pivotal to Jamaica's attainment of significant economic growth... Read More



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