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Weekly Round-up: UK deportation row… 3-day extension of school year … Cop chopped 9:45 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday apologised for the anxiety caused to Caribbean leaders after her Government threatened to deport some of the hundreds of thousands of people who emigrated to Britain from the region in the 1950s and 1960s. Read More

Gov't to develop bunkering industry 2:39 pm
KINGSTON,  Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Transport and Mining, Robert Montague says the government is to aggressively pursue the development of Jamaica's bunkering industry.    This, he said, will be done through the facilitation of investment and ensuring that the necessary...... Read More

IMF unveils new corruption policy for member states 2:11 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The International Monetary Fund will systematically address corruption and its impact on economic growth with all its member countries under new guidelines launched on Sunday.The stricter new policy also aims to tackle how rich countries...... Read More

Canada to host the world's female foreign ministers 12:48 pm
TORONTO, Canada (AFP) — Canada will host the world's small but growing band of female foreign ministers for talks ahead of this year's UN General Assembly, Canada's Chrystia Freeland announced Sunday.Freeland opened a meeting in Toronto of G7 foreign ministers with a session,...... Read More

Gov't making every effort in ensuring that Cornwall Regional Hospital is fully restored — Chang

Sunday, April, 22 2018 12:28 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang says the Government is making every effort in ensuring that the 400 bed, Cornwall Regional Hospital is fully rehabilitated and restored.He said when completed, the facility which is located in St James,... Read More

T&T deports Venezuelan nationals deported, concerned over asylum seekers

Sunday, April, 22 2018 12:05 pm    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — At least 82 Venezuelan nationals were deported to their homeland on Saturday amid concerns that among them were people seeking asylum in Trinidad and Tobago.The Ministry of National Security in a statement issued late Saturday night said that 82... Read More

JISCO looking for partners in industrial park, SEZ

Sunday, April, 22 2018 11:36 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Chinese company, Jiuquan Iron and Steel (Group) Company Limited (JISCO) is looking at possible joint venture Jamaican partners for Chinese companies that will be investing in the Industrial Park and Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Nain, St Elizabeth. Read More

Thousands of Zimbabwe nurses call off strike

Sunday, April, 22 2018 11:11 am    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Thousands of Zimbabwe nurses who were sacked after they went on strike for better wages have been told to return to work by their union, in a bid to allow fresh negotiations with the government.Some 15,000 nurses fighting for better work conditions... Read More

Copa moves to 11 weekly flights to Jamaica — Bartlett

Sunday, April, 22 2018 10:39 am    

SANTIAGO, Chile — Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett has announced that one of Latin America's largest airlines, Copa, will now fly daily between Panama City and Montego Bay starting July of this year, bringing to eleven the overall number of flights weekly between both cities. Read More

Starbuck opens 2nd Jamaican store in 4 months

Sunday, April, 22 2018 10:18 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — American coffee chain Starbucks is set to open a second store Jamaica within the next four months, after opening its first store in late last year in the tourism capital of Montego Bay in St James. “We are actually expanding soon. Our Kingston store is... Read More

C'bean commits to spearheading digital ecosystem, e-commerce

Sunday, April, 22 2018 9:38 am    

BOGOTA, Colombia (CMC) — With the adoption of the Cartagena Declaration here, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says regional countries have approved the eLAC 2020 Digital Agenda, which seeks regional cooperation to continue moving forward on inclusion,... Read More

'World's oldest person' dies in Japan at 117

Sunday, April, 22 2018 9:25 am    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — A 117-year-old Japanese woman, thought to be the world's oldest person, has died, a local official told AFP Sunday.Nabi Tajima, who was born August 4, 1900, died around 8:00 pm (1100 GMT) Saturday at a hospital on her native Kikai Island in Kagoshima... Read More

'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

Saturday, April, 21 2018 4:47 pm    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" movies, has died, according to a post on his official Instagram account Saturday. He was 49."It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne... Read More

Spreading E coli outbreak prompts US lettuce warning

Saturday, April, 21 2018 4:24 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Romaine lettuce is off the menu of US households and restaurants, health authorities ordered on Friday after a spreading E.coli outbreak infected 53 people in 16 states.The warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention covers all... Read More

25 delinquent NWC customers prosecuted

Saturday, April, 21 2018 4:05 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) says 25 delinquent customers with outstanding balances amounting to more than $3 million, were prosecuted during the first quarter of this year.The utility company explained that the individuals were prosecuted after... Read More


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