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Health Ministry prepares physical activity guide in Braille

Friday, May, 17 2019 5:24 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — With the goal of preventing an upsurge of non-communicable diseases among the visually impaired and blind people, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has prepared a physical activity guide in Braille. Read More

Two cops in deadly Chedwin Park shooting to be charged

Friday, May, 17 2019 4:49 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Corporals Kirk Frazer and Rhamone Scott, two of the three policemen who were involved in last month's shooting incident in Chedwin Park, St Catherine are to be charged with a total nine offences. Read More

JUTC establishes 'fire teams' to monitor buses

Friday, May, 17 2019 4:35 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — In the wake of three of its busses being impacted by fire this week, the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUCT) says its units will come under greater scrutiny by its maintenance department through the establishment of special fire teams at its depots. Read More

Manchester police seize firearm, ammo from farmer

Friday, May, 17 2019 4:27 pm    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Detectives from the Mandeville Police Station have charged a man following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition along the Royal Flat main road, in the parish yesterday. Read More

Reduction in approval time for delivery of electricity — energy minister

Friday, May, 17 2019 3:40 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The time it takes to approve a person's house or building for the delivery of electricity should be reduced from 95 to 18 days, with the introduction of the new Government Electrical Regulator (GER). Read More

Every child must benefit from early-childhood education, says education minister

Friday, May, 17 2019 3:31 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Karl Samuda, says he is working to ensure that every child benefits from early-childhood education. Read More

Traffic restrictions in Junction, St Mary over the next month — NWA

Friday, May, 17 2019 3:10 pm    

 KINGSTON, Jamaica — The movement of traffic along the Broadgate to Agualta Vale roadway in St Mary will be restricted over the next six weeks, the National Works Agency (NWA) is advising. Read More

'Weight and balance' errors caused deadly Cuba air crash — report

Friday, May, 17 2019 2:21 pm    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — A plane crash that killed 112 people in Cuba a year ago was caused by an error by the crew in its calculation of the aircraft's weight and balance, a government investigation commission said. Read More

Trump delays decision on auto tariffs for up to six months

Friday, May, 17 2019 1:40 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump on Friday announced a six-month delay in imposing steep tariffs on auto imports, seeking to pressure Europe and Japan into bargaining table concessions on trade. Read More

EU removes Aruba, Bermuda from tax haven blacklist

Friday, May, 17 2019 1:35 pm    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — The EU removed three countries from its blacklist of tax havens Friday, drawing the ire of activists who said the practice is still rife in the island nations. Read More

Jamaica successful in bid to chair UNWTO's Regional Commission for the Americas

Friday, May, 17 2019 1:29 pm    

 KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica was yesterday selected to chair the United Nations World Tourism Organisation's (UNWTO) Regional Commission for the Americas (CAM) for the biennium 2019-2021. Read More

Two women held in $5-m cocaine bust

Friday, May, 17 2019 12:40 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Two women, one of British descent, were held by the Narcotics police following a cocaine seizure at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James on Wednesday. Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Who really benefits from our high crime rate?

Friday, May, 17 2019 12:18 pm    

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Who really benefits from our high crime rate?  Read More

Changes for pedestrians on reconstructed Mandela Highway

Friday, May, 17 2019 12:05 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — As of midday tomorrow, the temporary pedestrian facilities at the Fresh River Bridge along the Mandela Highway will be decommissioned, as the National Works Agency (NWA) implements additional measures to reinforce pedestrian safety. Read More

Expansion of self-employment among threat to C'bean labour — UN

Friday, May, 17 2019 11:30 am    

SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) — A new publication by two United Nations' agencies has warned that expansion of self-employment and greater informality in salaried employment are threatening the labour situation in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read More


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