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UPDATE: Accused baby thief to face court Monday

Thursday, February, 14 2019 1:34 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The woman accused of stealing a day-old baby from Victoria Jubilee Hospital last month is expected to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Monday. Read More

Cops convicted in death of schoolgirl to be sentenced April 5

Thursday, February, 14 2019 1:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The three police constables implicated in the March 2012 murder of 16-year-old schoolgirl Vanessa Kirkland are to be sentenced on April 5 in the Home Circuit court. Read More

Throne Speech: Gov't to improve access to homeownership

Thursday, February, 14 2019 1:18 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — More contributors of the National Housing Trust (NHT) are to benefit from measures by the Government to increase access to homeownership. Read More

Throne Speech: Gov't to revamp legislation as part of 'Plan Secure Jamaica'

Thursday, February, 14 2019 1:03 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government will this year seek to improve national security with new legislation and/ or amendments to existing ones. Read More

Throne Speech: Changes to driver's licence renewal process among Transport Ministry plans

Thursday, February, 14 2019 1:03 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen says the Government plans on making amendments to the Transport Authority Act to facilitate a new system to address the renewal of driver's licenses on birthdays and extended licence. Read More

Venezuela's Guaido announces new PDVSA board

Thursday, February, 14 2019 12:47 pm    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido took another step Wednesday in an international bid to economically starve President Nicolas Maduro's regime, announcing the appointment of a new board for Citgo, the US-based arm of state oil firm PDVSA. Read More

J'can man, wife pleads guilty to lottery scamming in US

Thursday, February, 14 2019 12:33 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Jamaican man and his wife living in Hazelwood, Pennsylvania on Tuesday admitted to defrauding people in a lottery scam. Read More

Haitian PM cancels Italy visit amid demands to demit office

Thursday, February, 14 2019 11:57 am    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — President Jovenel Moise has cancelled a visit to Italy as opposition inspired protests for his removal from office continued in the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. Read More

UK's May faces another damaging defeat in Brexit saga

Thursday, February, 14 2019 11:07 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Prime Minister Theresa May risks another humiliating Brexit defeat at the hands of her own eurosceptic MPs on Thursday, with just weeks to go until Britain officially leaves the EU. Read More

JUTC buses to benefit from Kleenoil filtration system

Thursday, February, 14 2019 10:37 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Urban Transit Company's (JUTC) fleet of buses are to benefit from the implementation of an oil filtration system, following Cabinet's approval of a $251-million contract awarded to Elhydron Incorporated. Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Why did Ramharrack get a negotiated settlement?

Thursday, February, 14 2019 10:05 am    

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Ganja found in cake mix at shipping agency

Thursday, February, 14 2019 9:35 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — One hundred pounds of compressed ganja that was concealed in a shipment of cake mix and tarpaulins was seized at a shipping agency in Kingston on Tuesday. Read More

Four arrested in cocaine bust at NMIA

Thursday, February, 14 2019 9:19 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Four people were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the seizure of 53 pounds of cocaine at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. Read More

Provisions in place for special needs PEP students

Thursday, February, 14 2019 9:06 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government says provisions will be made for students with special needs during the sitting of the new Primary Exit Profile (PEP), beginning on February 26. Read More

Colombian jailed for 60 years over filmed abuse of 276 children

Thursday, February, 14 2019 8:37 am    

BOGOTA, Colombia (AFP) — A man who sexually assaulted 276 young children and teenagers in Colombia and sold videos of his attacks to pedophiles was jailed on Wednesday for 60 years. Read More



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