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Neighbourhood Watch Secretariat condemns Clarendon killings

‘Oh God, help me go through this,’ cries Ann Marie Briscoe, whose
14-year-old son, Ricardo Briscoe, was among the murder victims.
The pain of the brutal murder of three
teenaged boys and a 35-year-old man is
too much for these residents of
Moneymusk Housing Scheme in Hayes,
Clarendon. (PHOTOS: LIONEL
ROOKWOOD)

THE National Neighbourhood Watch Secretary has expressed "strong condemnation" for Wednesday night's slaughtering of a man and four schoolboys, execution-style, in the Hayes community of Clarendon. In a press release yesterday, the secretariat encouraged people who have information about the killin ... Read More

(L-R)  Bruce Golding, prime minister at the time of the security forces operation into Tivoli during May 2010, makes a point to the Tivoli Commission of Enquiry recently. Former Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington giving evidence at the Tivoli Commission of Enquiry this week. Golding proposed clergymen's intervention
FORMER Prime Minister Bruce Golding has been identified as the Government official who asked then Co ... Read More

SMITH... the government seems unduly relaxed and
unperturbed by the bloody record that 2015 is creating Smith concerned about level of crime and violence
OPPOSITION spokesman on national security, Derrick Smith, says that the alarming rate of murders and ... Read More

Johnny Kemp R&B singer dies in Jamaica
THE body of Bahamian singer Johnny Kemp was found on a beach in Montego Bay, St James, on Thursday. ... Read More

Enough is enough!

Saturday, April 18, 2015    

Enough is enough!

CARLENE Palmer of Circle of Hope stages a one-woman protest yesterday on Oxford Road, in the vicinity of Emancipation Park, St Andrew, against crimes being committed against children. Her action came two days after four people, including three schoolboys, were slaughtered by gunmen in Clarendon. But yesterday Palmer said the protest goes beyond Wednesday night's brutality. "It is for the kids who are being murdered and abused. Somebody needs to take a stand and say enough is enough. We need ... Read More

Falconer: Total cost for Obama visit preparation not yet ready

Saturday, April 18, 2015    

President Obama arrives at the town hall meeting at the University of the West Indies on April 9. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

THE figures have not yet been collated, but Jamaicans can expect a tab for the preparation measures that were put in place for the one-day visit of United States President Barack Obama last week. Pressed for a cost yesterday at a Jamaica House press conference, Information Minister Senator Sandrea Falconer said a total was not yet available, but, "we will have cost for additional security, cost for some roadworks, we also have costs relating to the television coverage of the event, because we h ... Read More

Thwaites warns students against smoking

Saturday, April 18, 2015    

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites (file photo)

STUDENTS engaged in smoking are being discouraged from doing so by Education Minister Ronald Thwaites. The minister voiced his concern over the issue while delivering his 2015/16 Sectoral Debate presentation in the House of Representatives on Wednesday under the theme: 'Education -- Adding Value to Lives'. Thwaites said the ministry had received reports that students at several schools engaging in the practice, have been using ganja. "We have reports from some high school principals, as to ( ... Read More

Mexico help for Riverton access road

Saturday, April 18, 2015    

Mexico help

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator AJ Nicholson, greets Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of Mexico, Maria Alcaraz, during a courtesy call Wednesday at the ministry's offices in New Kingston. During the visit, Alcaraz advised the minister that Mexico, through the Infrastructure Fund for Mesoamerican and Caribbean Countries and Mexico's Exim Bank (BANCOMEXT), had approved a US$1.8-million donation to assist in the rehabilitation of the access road to the Riverton City Dump in ... Read More

Wheatley outlines 'work from home' proposal

Saturday, April 18, 2015    

Andrew Wheatley (file photo)

OPPOSITION spokesman on science, ICT and digital economy development, Dr Andrew Wheatley, has proposed an initiative through which specific public sector jobs could be done by workers utilising technology from home. The initiative, called the Electronic Home Office Mode of Employment (e-HOME), would see workers using broadband and various other technologies to facilitate working from home. Dr Wheatley, who was making his contribution to the 2015/16 Sectoral Debate in the House on Wednesday, ar ... Read More

British opposition parties in crunch debate as vote nears

Saturday, April 18, 2015    

BIRMINGHAM, England — British Prime Minister David Cameron addresses Fujitsu employees
yesterday in Birmingham. The leader of the Conservative Party spent the day campaigning in the
West Midlands and Wales ahead of the general election on May 7, 2015.

LONDON, England (AFP) — The Opposition parties vying for a role in Britain's next government went head-to-head late Thursday in a crunch television debate three weeks from what promises to be the closest election in decades. Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party and its main rival, Ed Miliband's Labour, are neck-and-neck in the polls ahead of the May 7 vote, and both may have to rely on support from smaller parties to form a majority. Cameron did not take part in the event, d ... Read More

Maternal mortality continues to be unacceptably high

Saturday, April 18, 2015    

The new CLAP Network will play an important role in helping to
further reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in the region by
collecting data on the causes of maternal and neonatal death as
well as on the causes of complications that leave women
seriously affected following childbirth.

On average, approximately 16 women die every day in the Caribbean and Latin America from complications of pregnancy or childbirth, while 250 babies die each day before having reached 28 days of age. Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) has launched the new CLAP Network of Latin American and Caribbean Centres for Maternal Surveillance and Research on Women's and Neonatal Health to gather information on the causes of these deaths and contribute to policies for th ... Read More

Boko Haram Cameroon attack toll rises to 19, many beheaded

Saturday, April 18, 2015 3:18 PM    

Boko Haram soldiers (file photo)

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon (AFP) — Nineteen people were killed in Thursday night's attack on a Cameroonian village by Nigeria-based Boko Haram militants, a security source said in an updated toll, adding that most of the victims were beheaded. "The final toll from this attack is 19 dead, with a majority of the victims decapitated," a security source said Saturday on condition of anonymity. Security sources had previously said 10 civilians were killed in the cross-border raid on the village ... Read More

Teen mom and 7-month-old baby missing

Saturday, April 18, 2015 12:57 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A teen mom and her daughter, have been reported missing since Friday. They are sixteen-year-old Natasha Chambers and seven-month-old Briana Henry, both of Grove Road, Kingston 10. Natasha is of fair complexion, slim build and is about 160 centimetres (5 feet 3 inches) tall. Briana is of fair complexion and is about 51 centimetres (1 foot 8 inches) tall. Reports from the Half-Way-Tree police are that Natasha and Briana were last seen in their community. At the time th ... Read More

T&T PM to hold talks with Royal Dutch Shell CEO

Saturday, April 18, 2015 11:57 AM    

T&T Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar

PORT OF SPAIN, (CMC) – The chief executive officer of Royal Dutch Shell Group Ben Van Beurden will hold talks with Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar on Wednesday, according to an official statement issued here Saturday. The government statement said that Van Beurden’s visit was discussed here Friday with Prime Minister Persad-Bissessar and Shell Trinidad Limited Country Chairman, Luis Prado, as well as the Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs Kevin Ramnarine. “The visit, ... Read More



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