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Teachers should not fear pending licensing regime — Reid 4:34 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid, is assuring teachers that the pending licensing and registration regime for the profession will serve to enhance their capacities and should not be feared. Read More

Buyers flock National Arena for JMA Expo 2018 4:24 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Buyers flocked the National Arena and the neighbouring Indoor Sports Centre at the Independence Park complex today, for the opening of the Jamaica Manufacturers Expo Jamaica 2018.... Read More

UPDATE: Man, woman arrested in 'illegal' cigarette bust 3:41 pm
CLARENDON, Jamaica — The police have confirmed that a man and woman have been taken into custody in relation to the seizure of a quantity of assorted illegal cigarettes in the York Town area of Clarendon today.... Read More

Gayle's sixth IPL hundred deals Sunrisers first defeat 3:28 pm
MOHALI, India (CMC) — Superstar Chris Gayle dispelled any lingering notions his powers were on the wane by lashing an imperious hundred, to fire Kings XI Punjab to a 15-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad here Thursday.... Read More

Flow Foundation contributes $4.2m to schools attending 2018 Penn Relays

Thursday, April, 19 2018 3:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Flow Foundation is contributing $4.2 million to fund the trip of 30 Jamaican high schools and tertiary institutions that will be attending the upcoming Penn Relays Carnival. Read More

IMF's Lagarde warns against harming trade, investment

Thursday, April, 19 2018 2:48 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — With US-China frictions hanging over its annual meeting, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday warned governments to avoid harming trade and investment which have been key drivers of the global economic recovery. Read More

Charles Jr discusses denuclearisation with S Korea chargé

Thursday, April, 19 2018 2:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr on Tuesday met with Chargé d' Affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Young Gyu Lee where they discussed, among other things, denuclearisation of the Korean... Read More

Over $5m in 'illegal' cigarettes seized in Clarendon

Thursday, April, 19 2018 2:01 pm    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — The Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigations Branch (C-TOC) has seized a quantity of assorted illegal cigarettes worth more than $5 million in the York Town area of Clarendon. Read More

Exercise boosts survival after heart attack — study

Thursday, April, 19 2018 1:37 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Exercising after a heart attack may help stave off death for longer, Swedish researchers said Thursday.A study which followed 22,000 heart attack survivors aged 18-74, found that those who boosted their exercise levels after being discharged from hospital,... Read More

Pregnant T&T woman charged with cocaine possession

Thursday, April, 19 2018 1:19 pm    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — A pregnant woman who appeared in court on Wednesday has been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.Melissa Pancham, 32, a mother of two, was arrested earlier this week after the police found 27 grams of cocaine in her... Read More

US says Venezuela's Maduro 'lacks legitimacy' to borrow

Thursday, April, 19 2018 12:39 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Venezuela is facing a worsening humanitarian crisis but US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday urged other governments to continue to restrict the country's access to financing.Mnuchin questioned the legitimacy of President Nicolas... Read More

JN-Racers Grand Prix set for June 9

Thursday, April, 19 2018 12:12 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Several high-class duels are expected to again highlight the third staging of the JN-Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium in Kingston come June 9.Details of the event, dubbed "Stars: The Next Generation", was announced at a conference launching the... Read More

Castro to remain head of Cuba's Communist Party until 2021

Thursday, April, 19 2018 11:56 am    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba's Raul Castro – who on Thursday stepped down, ceding the presidency to Miguel Diaz-Canel in a historic handover – said he would remain head of the island's all-powerful Communist Party until 2021."My second and final mandate (as party head)... Read More

New US aviation safety inspections after Southwest mishap

Thursday, April, 19 2018 11:31 am    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The US Federal Aviation Administration said it is set to issue new guidelines to inspect jet engines like the one that ruptured during a recent Southwest Airlines flight.Within the next two weeks rules requiring "an ultrasonic inspection of fan... Read More

Oil, gas exploration 3D seismic survey 45% complete

Thursday, April, 19 2018 11:15 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tullow Oil is reporting steady progress on its oil exploration 3D seismic survey with just over 45 per cent of the data capture already completed.The survey, which is the most advanced study ever carried out in Jamaica's off-shore, is being conducted under a... Read More


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