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More collaboration to address waste management issues in region – UN official 12:45 pm

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Head of the United Nations (UN) Environment Caribbean Sub-Regional Office, Vincent Sweeney, says that a more collaborative approach will be taken to address waste management issues in the region.  Read More

ONLINE READER'S COMMENT: Young women, don't let cell phones put your lives in danger 12:20 pm
Dear Editor,How many of us are abiding by these principles, or putting them in practice: "Prevention is better than cure." And: "Be as wise as a serpent and as harmless as a dove."... Read More

WHO considering global health emergency over DRC Ebola outbreak 11:31 am
GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization said Monday its experts will meet this week to determine whether an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo constitutes a global health emergency.... Read More

Technical training programme for government attorneys 11:18 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Attorney General's Department has launched a technical training programme for attorneys in central government, which is focused on the centralisation of legal services.... Read More

Prince Harry and Meghan expecting first baby

Monday, October, 15 2018 10:41 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Forget Brexit. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan announced Monday they were expecting their first baby, setting off a media frenzy, debates over the royal name, and expressions of delight from the queen. Read More

JAMPRO working with company to process local foods for UK market

Monday, October, 15 2018 10:37 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is working with a company that intends to process local foods for the United Kingdom (UK) market.  Read More

Support for marijuana decriminalisation across the region

Monday, October, 15 2018 9:56 am    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The chairperson of the CARICOM Regional Commission on Marijuana, Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, says there's much support across the region for the decriminalisation of marijuana. Read More

Tourism minister orders security audit of hotels

Monday, October, 15 2018 9:28 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has ordered an intensive security audit of the tourism sector including hotels and attractions as part of efforts to strengthen destination... Read More

US headed to Women's World Cup with 6-0 win over Jamaica

Monday, October, 15 2018 9:11 am    

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The US women's national team breezed through CONCACAF qualifying to secure a spot in the World Cup next year in France.The Americans still have to face Canada. Read More

Prayer for the day

Monday, October, 15 2018 6:37 am    

O divine saviour! I thank thee for having perpetuated thy humble, obedient, self-sacrificing and recollected silence of Nazareth in the tabernacle. Read More

Weekly Round-up: Gangster instructing JP… Consumer confidence rises... Girlz defeat Cuba 9-0

Sunday, October, 14 2018 8:55 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, on Saturday disclosed that the nation's noble justice of the peace vocation has been hit by a disturbing allegation of a gangster taking up post at the offices of an unnamed JP and issuing instructions for that JP to follow. Read More

BPO training now available at Trench Town Polytechnic College

Sunday, October, 14 2018 4:51 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Opportunities for certification in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) training are now available at the Trench Town Polytechnic College (TTPC), in St Andrew. Read More

Culture minister wants more heritage sites recognised

Sunday, October, 14 2018 4:31 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, says she is seeking to have more of the nation's heritage sites become recognised locally and internationally, as this will accrue to the benefit of the communities in which they are... Read More

Top order let us down, laments Holder

Sunday, October, 14 2018 3:34 pm    

HYDERABAD, India (CMC) — Captain Jason Holder has laid the blame for West Indies' series defeat at the feet of the top order, conceding their lack of runs put too much pressure on the remainder of the line-up during the calamitous two-match rubber against India. Read More

Senate approves new Fisheries Act

Sunday, October, 14 2018 3:28 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A new Fisheries Act, aimed at further safeguarding the local sector, was passed in the Senate on October 12. Read More


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