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UPDATE: Holness says tourism stakeholders in support of state of emergency in St James

Thursday, January, 18 2018 12:41 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared a state of public emergency for the parish of St James, and not a limited state of emergency as earlier reported by OBSERVER ONLINE. Read More

Last three years hottest on record — UN

Thursday, January, 18 2018 12:06 pm    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The last three years were the hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency said Thursday, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet. Read More

Portmore to get new NCB banking and financial services centre

Thursday, January, 18 2018 11:43 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The NCB Financial Group (NCBFG) is set to open a new multifaceted banking and financial services centre at 13-14 West Trade Way, Portmore, St Catherine next Monday. Read More

PSOJ encouraged by news of wage negotiation progress

Thursday, January, 18 2018 11:38 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday instructed that creative ways be found to compensate public sector workers where possible. Read More

Fatal accident in St Ann

Thursday, January, 18 2018 11:04 am    

ST ANN, Jamaica — A contractor died yesterday as a result of injuries he received in a motor vehicle crash on the Bull Point main road in Ocho Rios, St Ann. Read More

Man arrested in Duhaney Park gun find

Thursday, January, 18 2018 10:48 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man was last evening arrested following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in Duhaney Park, Kingston 20. Read More

State of emergency in St James; military takes charge

Thursday, January, 18 2018 10:25 am    

ST JAMES, James — Several sections of the crime-infested parish of St James are now saturated with members of the Jamaica Defence Force, as they search properties and people in what is said to be a limited state of emergency in the parish. Read More

India test-launches nuclear-capable long-range missile

Thursday, January, 18 2018 10:13 am    

NEW DELHI, India (AP) — India successfully test-fired a long-range nuclear-capable missile on Thursday from an island in the Bay of Bengal. Read More

Cayman Islands signs deal for immigration fast track system in Miami

Thursday, January, 18 2018 9:50 am    

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — The Government of the Cayman Islands has signed a deal with United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to establish a customs and immigration fast track system at the Miami International Airport for US visitors coming to the British... Read More

US moves to bar Haitians from seasonal work visas

Thursday, January, 18 2018 9:15 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The US administration has moved to prohibit Haitians from applying for the visas which permits them to temporarily work in the country. Read More

Global air traffic at new record; strong C'bean growth — UN agency

Thursday, January, 18 2018 8:42 am    

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) — Budget carriers continued to push global air traffic to new record levels last year, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said on Wednesday. Read More

$200k reward for info on murder of 74-y-o man during home invasion

Thursday, January, 18 2018 8:30 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Crime Stop is offering a reward of $200,000 for information leading to the arrest and charge of those responsible for the murder of Fitz Albert Barnes better known as Bunny Barnes on Young Street in Spanish Town, St Catherine last May. Read More

Man shot dead on Spur Tree main road

Thursday, January, 18 2018 8:04 am    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The Constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) has confirmed that the body of a man was found on the Spur Tree main road yesterday.He is identified as Orville Newell, otherwise called 'Rambo' and 'Colour.' Read More

Six killed in Bahamas plane crash

Thursday, January, 18 2018 7:43 am    

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — At least six people, including a child, were killed when a Piper Aztec plane crashed near Andros Island on Wednesday. Read More

Weather Update: Trough, cold front to impact weather conditions over the next few days

Thursday, January, 18 2018 7:28 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Showers are expected to persist mainly across northern sections of the island for the next few days as a trough interacts with a cold front now entering the western Caribbean, the Meteorological Service of Jamaica has reported. Read More


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