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Shaw says Jamaica cannot become Caricom's single market

MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says that Jamaica is not in a position to become the lone “single market” in Caricom. Read More

KSAMC told of cheaper way to restore parochial roads
THE cost associated with restoring parochial roads could be much cheaper if the road-surfacing material polymer is used instead of asphalt, the Roads and Traffic Committee of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) learnt on Tuesday.... Read More

Criminal bigwigs in security minister's cross hairs
NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Horace Chang yesterday charged that his Administration will be targeting major players in the criminal underworld who wealthy and are funding criminal activities across the island.... Read More

PANCAP to increase HIV prevention, care and support
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS will next week convene a regional forum in Port of Spain, Trinidad, for the Development of a Regional Rights-Based Framework to increase access of migrants and mobile populations to HIV prevention, care,...... Read More

Gov't to move faster on ganja industry — Shaw

Friday, June, 22 2018    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says he will be moving to ensure that Jamaica is not left behind in the growing global medical cannabis industry. Read More

France faces suit over no-sex rule for blood donations by gay men

Friday, June, 22 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — A Frenchman has filed a discrimination suit at Europe's top rights court over a rule that requires gay men to refrain from having sex for a year before they donate blood, his lawyer said Friday. Read More

Police killings of blacks exact mental health toll — US study

Friday, June, 22 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The disproportionately high rate at which unarmed black people die at the hands of police in the United States has a corrosive impact on the mental health of black Americans, researchers reported today. Read More

Weekly Round-up: PetroJam names new board... Cop held for stolen vehicle... Ja defeats B'dos in women's T20

Friday, June, 22 2018    

 The controversy engulfing PetroJam deepened on Monday with news that the three Jamaican members on the board of the oil refinery quit amidst a hailstorm of allegations including nepotism, corporate donations, and contract arrangements, among other things. Read More

Jamaica committed to disaster risk management – McKenzie

Friday, June, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie says Jamaica will adhere to the guidelines of the United Nations Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Management. Read More

Police seize over 2000 pounds of ganja in St Catherine

Friday, June, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have reported the seizure of over 2,000 pounds of ganja worth an estimated $10 million during an operation in West Cumberland, Portmore, St Catherine today, a second major bust this week. Read More

69% reduction in St Catherine North murder rate — Chang

Friday, June, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, is reporting a 69 per cent reduction in the murder rate in the St Catherine North Police Division up to June 19, as a result of the State of Public Emergency (SOE) declared in the area. Read More

Despite summit, N Korea still a nuclear threat, says Trump

Friday, June, 22 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump today cited "an unusual and extraordinary threat" from North Korea's nuclear arsenal to extend sanctions on Kim Jong Un's regime, despite touting the success of a historic summit earlier this month. Read More

Protect environment to save cultural heritage – Terrelonge

Friday, June, 22 2018    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — State Minister for Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Alando Terrelonge, says Jamaicans need to adopt a new attitude geared towards protecting the environment in order to preserve the country's cultural heritage. Read More

Windies ready for historic day/night Test

Friday, June, 22 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Speedster Shannon Gabriel could prove to be a key factor on a “green” and bowler friendly-looking pitch at Kensington Oval, as West Indies chase a rare series win in the historic day/night third and final Test which bowls off here Saturday. Read More

Venezuela urged to stop spread of measles, diphtheria

Friday, June, 22 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) today painted a bleak picture of Venezuela's healthcare system, calling for urgent action to stop the transmission of measles and diphtheria amid an intensifying crisis that has seen an exodus of... Read More



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