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New Police Commissioner calls for more support

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – New Police Commissioner, George Quallo, is urging more members of civil society to support the efforts of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to reduce crime and violence.He said it is essential that a stronger... Read More

PAHO says inequality, exclusion the most important challenges for health, well-being in the C'bean
MEXICO CITY,Mexico (CMC) — Head of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr Carissa F Etienne, says the most important challenges to health and well-being in the Americas, including the Caribbean, are rooted in inequity and social exclusion.... Read More

Gov't commits to press freedom
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a response to the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ), has given its commitment to freedom of the press.The PAJ, who has rallied around Reporters Without Borders, asked the Jamaican government to...... Read More

West Indies 166-6 at tea against Pakistan
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) — West Indies were 166 for six in their first innings at tea on the opening day of the second Test against Pakistan at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday.West Indies' vulnerable top-order batting was again exploited by...... Read More

India brides get wooden paddles to beat drunk husbands

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — An Indian state minister has given hundreds of wooden bats to newly-wed brides, urging them to use the paddle as a weapon if their husbands turn alcoholic or abusive.Gopal Bhargava gave the bats -- which are used to get dirt out of... Read More

School violence trending down

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid, says preliminary data indicate that there was a downward trend in school violence during the first four months of this year.“This has been the case for the... Read More

PAJ pleased with press freedom ranking

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) said it is pleased by Jamaica's continued good showing on the annual World Press Freedom Index, published by press freedom group Reporters Without Borders.“Even while we celebrate... Read More

Trump vows to win 'battles' ahead, at home and abroad

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — After what he called a "very productive" first 100 days, President Donald Trump is vowing to roll out a new health plan and to completely renegotiate the NAFTA continental trade pact.His remarks, in a CBS... Read More

Public servants urged to file statutory declarations

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Secretary Manager of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption (CPC), David Grey, is urging public servants to ensure compliance in making statutory declarations of their assets, liabilities and income.He said those who are... Read More

'Livity' Coke shot, in serious condition

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The communications arm of the Jamaica Constabulary force has confirmed that Leighton 'Livity' Coke was shot in Hellshire, St Catherine last night.It is reported that Coke, who is the brother of imprisoned gangster Christopher 'Dudus'... Read More

Windies 72-3 at lunch against Pakistan

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP)— West Indies were 72 for three in their first innings at lunch on the opening day of the second Test against Pakistan at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday.Pakistan won the first Test of the three-game series by seven wickets... Read More

Disaster officials monitor increased activities in Kick 'em Jenny volcano

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) – The National Disaster Management Agency is monitoring an increase in activities taking place at Kick 'em Jenny, the region's only submarine volcano located between Grenada and the Grenadine island of Carriacou.In a release... Read More

Opposition presses for fresh marches in Venezuela

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — A top Venezuelan opposition figure called on Saturday for more marches aimed at taking back the courts and the National Electoral Council that he said had been "hijacked" by President Nicolas Maduro.Freddy Guevara... Read More

Windies win toss, choose to bat against Pakistan

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) — West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and chose to bat first against Pakistan on the opening morning of the second Test of the three-match series at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday.Following a seven-wicket win in... Read More

Gov't to take over private early childhood institutions

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government will be moving to convert private early childhood institutions to publicly-run facilities.This was disclosed by Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid, who said the process is slated to... Read More



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