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Senator calls for greater regional cooperation to counterterrorism

Friday, December, 14 2018    

JAMAICA'S state minister for foreign affairs and foreign trade, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr has called for countries within the Caribbean region to increase their collaborative efforts in countering the threat of terrorism in the region. Read More

Caricom holds talks with Aruba on associate membership

Friday, December, 14 2018    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque yesterday met with Prime Minister of Aruba Evelyn Wever-Croes on associate membership in the 15 member regional grouping — the Caribbean Community for the Dutch... Read More

Find out if you are hypertensive, Tufton urges Jamaicans

Friday, December, 14 2018    

HEALTH Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the recent Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey shows that 40 per cent of persons who are hypertensive are unaware, saying that it is a matter that his ministry is concerned about. Read More

IS calls Christmas market gunman its soldier

Friday, December, 14 2018    

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist activity online, says the Islamic State group's Amaq news agency is claiming the gunman who opened fire near a Christmas market in Strasbourg as a... Read More

Out of many nations, a single message: Europe is united

Friday, December, 14 2018    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — Unlike the political chaos that has roiled Britain over Brexit, there has been no such squabbling among the 27 other European Union (EU) nations during the impending divorce. Read More

Kristine Tompkins celebrates new Argentina marine parks

Friday, December, 14 2018    

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — American conservationist Kristine Tompkins says the creation of Argentina's first marine national parks is a milestone that gets it close to meeting its UN recommended goal for 2020. Read More

Trump, new Mexican president discuss migration but not wall

Friday, December, 14 2018    

WASHINGTON, USA (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump and the new leader of Mexico discussed “positive relations” between the two countries in a phone call this week. But Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told reporters that he and Trump have... Read More

Police, Gov't sign wage agreement

Friday, December, 14 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Police Federation (JPF) and the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service signed a wage agreement this afternoon, ending more than a year of negotiations on a new collective labour agreement. Read More

NSWMA implements measures for holiday garbage collection in St James

Friday, December, 14 2018    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) says it has implemented measures to address the expected increase in garbage in St James during the Christmas period into the New Year. Read More

Japan continues to demonstrate friendship with Jamaica, says Charles Jr

Friday, December, 14 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, says Japan continues to demonstrate its friendship with Jamaica through the provision of tangible support in various areas of development. Read More

Forex: J$129.03 to one US dollar

Friday, December, 14 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, December 14 ended trading at J$129.03 down by 37 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Private Sector, Gov't and Opposition meet to discuss State of Emergency

Friday, December, 14 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) have made a commitment to hold dialogue both inside and outside of Parliament to find a solution to the continuation of measures to curtail crime and violence in the country. Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Peter Phillips and the PNP's death wish

Friday, December, 14 2018    

Dear Editor,Does anyone now seriously doubt that the great People's National Party (PNP) of O T Fairclough, Norman Manley, Michael Manley, P.J.Patterson and Portia Simpson-Miller has a death wish under its feckless, reckless and increasingly irrelevant leader Peter Phillips? Read More

New regulation to boost resort shopping next year — tourism minister

Friday, December, 14 2018    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — In an effort to induce more investment in shopping and get more tourism dollars from that attraction, a new regulation will be introduced by the Ministry of Tourism next year. Read More

Two Jamaicans receive 2019 ANSA Caribbean Award for Excellence

Friday, December, 14 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence (ANSCAFE) today announced its 2019 laureates, which include two Jamaicans. Read More



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