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Weekly Round-up: Miss Jamaica World saga… Toll rates to soar… Murder accused shot dead 7:00 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica – There was widespread uproar after news surfaced that Shaneke Williams, who earlier this year had rape charges against her dropped, was selected as a finalist in the Miss Jamaica World beauty pageant. Read More

Wigton Windfarm provides training in renewable energy 9:45 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – General Manager of Wigton Windfarm, Earl Barrett, says that the organisation has been busy over the last 10 months rolling out its training programme in several facets of renewable energy.... Read More

Cocaine seized on Coke Drive, St Elizabeth 9:17 pm
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica – A man has been arrested in connection with the seizure of more than $4 million worth of cocaine on Coke Drive, Santa Cruz in St Elizabeth yesterday.... Read More

Venezuela's ex-attorney general says Maduro involved in Odebrecht scandal 9:02 pm
PUEBLA, Mexico (AFP) – Venezuela's sacked attorney general Luisa Ortega said Friday she had evidence that President Nicolas Maduro and his inner circle were implicated in the massive corruption scandal around Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.... Read More

Windies batsmen confident of strong showing, says Chase

Friday, August, 18 2017 8:50 pm    

BIRMINGHAM, England (CMC) – Roston Chase says West Indies batsmen were full of confidence as they headed into Saturday's third day of the day/night opening Test against England, despite seeking to overhaul an imposing total by the hosts. Read More

GoVNeT design completed

Friday, August, 18 2017 8:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The design for the Government's proposed communications network, GovNet, which is expected to result in greater interconnectivity and efficiency in the public sector, has been completed. Read More

Bannon leaves White House, vows to fight on for Trump

Friday, August, 18 2017 8:02 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – Donald Trump parted ways with his controversial chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday as the White House reels from the fallout over the president's response to a violent white supremacist rally. Read More

CARICOM denounces terrorist attack in Spain

Friday, August, 18 2017 7:52 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – The 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping Friday denounced the terrorist attacks in Spain that killed at least 13 people and left more than 100 injured on Thursday. Read More

St Thomas Health Services commemorates World Mosquito Day

Friday, August, 18 2017 7:36 pm    

ST THOMAS, Jamaica – The St Thomas Health Services' Environmental Health commemorated World Mosquito Day today with a number of activities including a march to sensitise residents about the diseases caused by the insect. Read More

Police Federation, Police Officers' Association back Quallo on Administrative Review Report

Friday, August, 18 2017 6:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Police Federation and the Police Officers' Association has thrown their support behind Commissioner of Police George Quallo in light of comments he made regarding the JCF Administrative Review Report. Read More

CAPE and CSEC results available by midnight

Friday, August, 18 2017 6:06 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Results for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) and Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination will be available by midnight. Read More

Garvey to be cleared of all criminal charges – Grange

Friday, August, 18 2017 6:01 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) – Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, says the Government is moving to clear National Hero, Marcus Garvey, of all criminal charges that were laid against him in Jamaica. Read More

Unemployment rate decreases – STATIN report

Friday, August, 18 2017 5:54 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – There has been a decrease in the nation's unemployment rate, according to a labour report released by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) today. Read More

225 road users killed since start of year

Friday, August, 18 2017 5:39 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Transport Ministry says that since the start of the year 225 people have died in road traffic crashes. Read More

Labour force and employment increase – STATIN

Friday, August, 18 2017 5:14 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A labour report released by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) shows that there is an increase in the labour force and employment figures at April 2017 when compared to the corresponding period in 2016. Read More


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