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Photo: SOUTH KOREA WELCOMES HOLNESS

Sunday, October, 13 2019    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left) makes a point to South Korea's President Lee Nak-yeon during his official visit to the republic last week. Holness discussed several bilateral issues with officials in Korea. An interpreter is at centre. Read More

Photo: PM MEETS KOREA'S REGGAE REPS

Sunday, October, 13 2019    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness poses with South Korean reggae artistes M.TySON (left) and Jo Sung-jin, whose stage name is Skull, during his recent visit to the Asian country. Holness also held wide-ranging talks with Korean government officials, including President Lee Nak-yon, and visited some... Read More

After static summer, Democratic race enters a chaotic fall

Sunday, October, 13 2019    

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic presidential race that had been largely static through the summer has tumbled into a chaotic fall, shaped by unpredictable events and the deepening impeachment crisis surrounding President Donald Trump. Read More

Tokyo area shuts down as powerful typhoon lashes Japan

Sunday, October, 13 2019    

TOKYO (AP) — A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan's worst in six decades made landfall and passed over the capital, where streets, nearby beaches and train stations were long... Read More

STATHS infuses child-friendly school approach in learning, teaching

Sunday, October, 13 2019    

It was Hilary Clinton who posited that “music education can help spark a child's imagination or ignite a lifetime of passion. When you provide a child with new worlds to explore and challenges to tackle, the possibilities are endless. Music education should not be... Read More

Deadly combo

Sunday, October, 13 2019    

MIDDLE-AGED adults with high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke could be at high risk for cancer and early death when sleeping less than six hours per day, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the open access journal... Read More

Lessening anxiety: A key to unlocking greater health

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, October, 13 2019    

LEFT unchecked, anxiety can spiral into an uncontrollable monster.The disorder presents symptoms that may range from heart palpitations and difficulty breathing, to a sudden breakout in perspiration, feelings of dread, and mental confusion. Read More

Dog days

Tony Robinson | Sunday, October, 13 2019    

Let Hercules himselfDo what he may,The cat will mew And the dog will have his day.— Shakespeare, Hamlet V, 1  Read More

After violence, Ecuadorians return to streets ahead of talks

Sunday, October, 13 2019    

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Residents of Ecuador's capital ventured out into the streets Sunday despite a 24-hour military curfew, picking their way through piles of burnt tires, chunks of pavement and tree trunks smouldering after a day of violent protests across Quito. Read More

HAJ defends plan for Long Mountain development

Saturday, October, 12 2019    

THE Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) has described as “long-debunked inaccuracies” recent “attacks” on its plans to develop and sell 50 lots on 20 acres of Government-owned lands, in an area adjoining Long Mountain Country Club in St Andrew. Read More

Chuck to chair committee reviewing ATI Act

Saturday, October, 12 2019    

MINISTER of Justice Delroy Chuck will chair the joint select committee (JSC) of Parliament which will handle the review of the three Acts which relate to access to government information.The announcement was made by the leader of the House of Representatives, Karl... Read More

Caribbean trade ministers want end to protectionist policies, reform of WTO

Saturday, October, 12 2019    

LONDON, England (CMC) — Caribbean Community (Caricom) trade ministers have joined their counterparts from the Commonwealth in calling for an end to trade protectionism and an urgent reform of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), which sets the global rules for international... Read More

Three more buses added to fleet to transport gov't workers

Saturday, October, 12 2019    

THREE buses, valued at US$753,695, are to be added to the fleet serving government employees. This follows Cabinet's approval for the award of a contract to Magna Motors Dealership Limited for the supply and delivery of three 50-seater buses for the Government... Read More

Gov't exploring possibility of building airport in Mandeville

Saturday, October, 12 2019    

TRANSPORT and Mining Minister Robert Montague says the Government is exploring the feasibility of building an airport in Mandeville, Manchester, to meet aviation needs on the island's south coast. “I have given instructions to the Airports Authority of Jamaica... Read More

Amount of plastic pollutants on Palisadoes coastline reduced

Saturday, October, 12 2019    

EXECUTIVE Director of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) Dr Carey Wallace says the ban on single-use plastics has reduced the amount of plastic pollutants collected along the Palisadoes coastline on International Coastal Clean-up Day, this year. “Last year when... Read More



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