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VPA condemns murder of 8-y-o girl, subsequent jungle justice

Thursday, April, 18 2019 10:30 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) is condemning the killing of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers, who was found dead after she went missing last week and the mob killing of man in relation to the incident. Read More

Ja ranked highest in the C'bean on respect for freedom of information

Thursday, April, 18 2019 10:17 am    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RFS) Thursday named Jamaica as the highest Caribbean country that most respect freedom of information. Read More

Google offers Android users choice to satisfy EU

Thursday, April, 18 2019 9:15 am    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — Google on Thursday said users of its hugely popular Android devices would be offered a choice of five browsers and search engines as part of the company's effort to meet EU competition concerns. Read More

BITU endorses action against security companies 'flouting the law'

Thursday, April, 18 2019 9:05 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) has welcomed the Ministry of Labour and Social Security's findings and commitment to firm action coming out of reports made yesterday before Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) in relation... Read More

Staging of PEP curriculum based test successful, says ministry

Thursday, April, 18 2019 8:45 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Education Youth and Information is reporting that the inaugural staging of the curriculum based test of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) was successful. Read More

JHTA donates $1m to fight against human trafficking

Thursday, April, 18 2019 8:11 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) has donated $1 million to boost the efforts of the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP) and more specifically to bolster investigation of suspected cases of trafficking, especially child... Read More

Four Vincentians jailed 59 years over ganja possession

Thursday, April, 18 2019 7:59 am    

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — A High Court judge in St Vincent has sentenced four men to a total of 180 years in jail after they were found guilty of being in possession of 2,007 pounds of marijuana with intent to supply and for the purpose of trafficking in 2014. Read More

Flood of lawsuits, flight of investors on cards with US Cuba move

Thursday, April, 18 2019 7:45 am    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — The US decision to enforce a tough but long-delayed law in Cuba could have far-reaching effects, including triggering an avalanche of lawsuits as well as action before the World Trade Organization. Read More

Consultations to begin on Noise Abatement Act

Thursday, April, 18 2019 7:15 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Consultations with key stakeholders from the Ministries of Entertainment, Local Government, and National Security are to begin regarding amendment to the Noise Abatement Act and the hosting of entertainment activities. Read More

Prayer for the day

Thursday, April, 18 2019 6:48 am    

Mighty God, take away from me the heart of stone, and give me a heart of flesh, a heart to love and adore thee, a heart to delight in thee, to follow and enjoy thee, for Christ's sake, amen. Read More

O-Wrap: Pat Rousseau dies...Warning for boaters this Easter weekend... Teen commits suicide

Wednesday, April, 17 2019 7:00 pm    

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Promotions process for police being revamped

Wednesday, April, 17 2019 5:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — National Security Minister, Dr Horace Chang, has announced revisions to the process of promotions within the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Read More

Forex: J$134.25 to one US dollar

Wednesday, April, 17 2019 5:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, April 17 ended trading at J$134.25 up by 46 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Jamaica records most successful winter tourist season

Wednesday, April, 17 2019 4:55 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The 2018/19 Winter Tourist Season has emerged as Jamaica's most successful based on earnings and visitor arrivals, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, has said. Read More

Adoption regulations to be amended

Wednesday, April, 17 2019 4:48 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Alando Terrelonge, says regulations governing the adoption of children in State care are to be amended in order to speed up the process. Read More


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