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Jamaica Christian Boys' Home gets facelift

Mayor of Kingston and St Andrew, Senator Dr Angela Brown Burke (right), and Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining and Member of Parliament for South Eastern St Andrew, Julian Robison, paint a section of fence at the Jamaica Christian Boys’ Home in New Kingston today. (PHOTOS: JIS)

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) - The Jamaica Christian Boys’ Home got a well-needed facelift today, as scores of volunteers turned out to participate in a Labour Day project at the New Kingston-based facility. Organised by the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC), in collaboration with Applianc ... Read More

(FILE PHOTO) Church group hands over ammo to cops
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A quantity of assorted ammunition was today handed over to the police by m ... Read More

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller (centre) assists children as they
play on the new swings installed today at the Rudolf Elder Park in
Morant Bay, St Thomas. Others (from second left) are: Member of
Parliament for Western St Thomas, James Robertson; Member of Parliament
for Eastern St. Thomas, Dr Fenton Ferguson; and State Minister in the
Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, Colin Fagan.
(PHOTOS: JIS) All Jamaicans must stand in the interest of children – PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Prime Minister Portia Simpson has commended the volunteers who came ... Read More

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites Education Ministry focuses on resocialisation at grade 7
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Following recent reports of antisocial behaviour among students at a Corporate A ... Read More

Groups collaborate to protect farmers, prevent praedial larceny

Monday, May 25, 2015 5:59 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Kevin Francis, head of the recently commissioned Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit, says the unit has developed strategies to protect farmers through information sharing, collaboration with internal and external stakeholders and through the use of security innovation. DSP Francis states that with the Jamaica Constabulary Force leading the anti-praedial larceny charge, the unit will mobilise members of the constabulary force to curtail far ... Read More

Man gets caught in dangling wires, falls and dies

Monday, May 25, 2015 4:08 PM    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A man died as a result of injuries he received when he allegedly got caught in dangling wires and fell on Spanish Town Road in Kingston on Sunday. Dead is 52-year-old Stanley Martin of a Cumberland, St Catherine, address. Reports from the Hunts Bay police are that about 11:20 pm, Martin was among a group of people at an accident scene when he allegedly got caught in dangling wires and fell. He was taken to hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. Read More

Guyana to pardon 60 prisoners on Independence Day

Monday, May 25, 2015 3:48 PM    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – President David Granger is expected to pardon at least 60 prisoners when Guyana celebrates its 49th anniversary of political independence from Britain on Tuesday. Granger, who was elected head of state in the May 11 general elections, said that the pardon will be for prisoners between the ages 18 and 25. “I believe that young people should be in school, not in jail and I have asked that emphasis be placed on young persons and for petty non-violent offence ... Read More

Ireland's gay marriage vote was 'a defeat' - Vatican daily

Monday, May 25, 2015 3:41 PM    

VATICAN CITY, Holy See (AFP) - The Irish vote in favour of gay marriage constitutes "a defeat" that highlights a gap between the Church and modern society, the Vatican newspaper said Monday. While neither the Pope nor the Vatican have reacted officially to Friday's Irish referendum result, the Osservatore Romano daily spoke of "a challenge for the whole Church", and of "the distance, in some areas, between society and the Church". The result of the Irish vote was clear, with 62 per cent of vot ... Read More

3 men 'caught in act' jailed for homosexuality in Morocco

Monday, May 25, 2015 3:37 PM    

RABAT, Morocco (AFP) - Three Moroccan men accused of homosexuality have been sentenced to three years in jail each by a court in north-eastern Morocco, a rights group said on Monday. Homosexuality and sexual relations outside marriage are forbidden in the conservative North African nation. Hassan Ammari of the Moroccan Association of Human Rights (AMDH) told AFP the sentence was handed down on Friday by a court in the city of Taourirt, confirming media reports. Two of the men, a mechanic in h ... Read More

US fighter jets scramble for French flight to NY after bomb threat

Monday, May 25, 2015 3:04 PM    

File photo

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — An Air France passenger jet flying from Paris to New York was escorted by two US fighter planes for the last stretch of the trip Monday because of a bomb threat against the flight, the airline and US officials said. Hours after it landed and was searched, the FBI said no bomb had been found and it declared the Airbus plane clear, CNN reported. Flight AF022 landed at JFK airport without incident and was later taken to a special area of the airport for a sec ... Read More

Bolt, Powell highlight Golden Spikes meet in Ostrava

Monday, May 25, 2015 2:47 PM    

Usain Bolt (left) and Asafa Powell

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Global sprint super star Usain Bolt will get his chance to silence doubters when he competes in the 200m at the 54th Ostrava Golden Spikes meet, an IAAF World Challenge event at the newly refurbished Mestsky stadium. Reports from Ostrava are that all 15,000 seats have been sold out as Bolt makes his seventh appearance at the meet but first in several years. This will be Bolt’s first race in Europe since August last year. Three other Jamaicans are down to take pa ... Read More

Tessanne performs at Memorial Day Concert

Monday, May 25, 2015 2:31 PM    

Jamaican songbird Tessanne Chin (file photo)

WASHINGTON, DC, United States — Jamaican songbird and Season 5 winner of NBC’s The Voice Tessanne Chin was among the performing line-up at the 26th annual National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, DC, United States, on Sunday. She belted an inspired rendition of the Dolly Parton-penned I Will Always Love You – which was made popular by the late Whitney Houston. Since topping the singing competition, Chin has lent her vocals to numerous social and human rights charities in ... Read More

Record not good enough reason to keep Shiv, says Lloyd

Monday, May 25, 2015 1:56 PM    

West Indies Chief selector Clive Lloyd

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Chief selector Clive Lloyd says allowing Shiv Chanderpaul to continue playing in order to surpass Brian Lara as the highest run-getter in West Indies cricket, was not a good enough reason to retain the veteran left-hander. Chanderpaul was on Sunday axed from the West Indies squad for next month’s two-Test series against Australia, a decision that is likely to end the player’s illustrious 21-year, 164-Test career with him 87 runs shy of overtaking L ... Read More

PHOTO: 111-y-o police station gets Labour Day facelift

Monday, May 25, 2015 1:44 PM    

PORTLAND, Jamaica — Police officers and community members in Portland, as part of their Labour Day project, today gave the 111-year-old Castle Police Station here a facelift. Photo: Everard Owen Read More



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