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Upgrading planned for Salem Beach, St Ann

Thursday, October, 11 2018 3:45 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett is scheduled to break ground next week Tuesday for the renovation of the Salem Beach, Runaway Bay, in St Ann. Also participating in the groundbreaking is Member of Parliament for North West St Ann Dr Dayton Campbell. Read More

St James, Hanover police seize two firearms

Thursday, October, 11 2018 3:40 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica – Police in St James and Hanover are reporting the seizure of two firearms and a number of assorted rounds of ammunition, which took place on Wednesday, October 10. Read More

After 56 years, it's time for Jamaica to reinvent itself, says Holness

Thursday, October, 11 2018 3:17 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says it is now time for transformative action within Jamaica after 56 years of Independence. Read More

Top five designs for new Parliament building selected

Thursday, October, 11 2018 2:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The top five designs selected in a competition for the construction of a new Parliament building were announced yesterday during an exhibition of the entries, held at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown... Read More

More than half Venezuela's doctors emigrated since 2012: NGOs

Thursday, October, 11 2018 1:53 pm    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — More than half Venezuela's doctors have been forced to flee the country's crushing economic and political crisis, according to a report by health NGOs released Thursday. Read More

PNP calls for legal action against wrong doings at FLA

Thursday, October, 11 2018 12:22 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) is urging the police and the Director of Public Prosecutions to take action against those involved in “criminal wrong doings” at the Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA). Read More

Brace for more delays, restrictions on Hagley Park Road

Thursday, October, 11 2018 12:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists are being advised to expect additional traffic changes and restrictions on Hagley Park Road in St Andrew as infrastructural works have intensified on the road improvement project, resulting in lane restrictions and delays. Read More

World must slash meat consumption to save climate: study

Thursday, October, 11 2018 11:49 am    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The world must drastically reduce its meat consumption in order to avoid devastating climate change, scientists said Wednesday in the most thorough study so far on how what we eat affects the environment. Read More

Gov't to subsidise exam fees of secondary level PATH students

Thursday, October, 11 2018 11:36 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government of Jamaica will be providing full examination subsidies in some subject areas for secondary level students sitting exit examinations in 2019. Read More

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in Peter Abraham's death, sentenced to 7 years

Thursday, October, 11 2018 11:25 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Norman Tomlinson has been sentenced to seven years in prison at hard labour as part of a plea deal for manslaughter in the death of noted former journalist Peter Abrahams, who was 97 years old. Read More

FIFA undertakes global initiative to grow the women's game

Thursday, October, 11 2018 10:31 am    

UNITED STATES (AP) — FIFA is rolling out a global strategy to grow women's football in advance of next year's World Cup in France. Read More

C'bean countries excluded from World Bank Human Capital Index programme

Thursday, October, 11 2018 10:24 am    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Despite a call from Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness for his country to be included in the World Bank Human Capital Index programme, no country in the region has been listed in the Index that was released Thursday. Read More

16-y-o boy dies in accidental shooting

Thursday, October, 11 2018 9:57 am    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The police are reporting that a 16-year-old boy in Portmore, St Catherine died yesterday after being accidentally shot.He is identified as Daniel Ray. Read More

Cuban constitutional reform spawns unusual public debate

Thursday, October, 11 2018 9:40 am    

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — In a country with no opinion polls, campaigns or independent mass media, a series of meetings on reforming Cuba's constitution has spawned a highly unusual debate on the island's political system and values. Read More

Lotto jackpot hit for the second time in three weeks

Thursday, October, 11 2018 9:14 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Supreme Ventures Limited says the $35-million Lotto jackpot was hit yesterday, just three weeks after its last jackpot of $77 million was won. Read More


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