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Green: Every child is our responsibility

Minister of state in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Floyd Green

STATE minister for education, youth and information Floyd Green says the ministry remains committed to taking the necessary actions that will protect the nation’s children. “We are dedicated to doing the sort of work that ensures that there is no doubt in the minds of Jamaicans that chi ... Read More

The ill-fated 2007 Golden Dragon bus that was involved in the accident. Photos: Renae Dixon St Ann tragedy - Five killed in Llandovery bus crash
LLANDOVERY, St Ann — The police have been once again pushed to step up their message of cautio ... Read More

T&T police nab man behind bomb threat
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago police have detained one man after he alle ... Read More

Seaga hailed for establishing CPTC
Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga receives a citation from the Minister of Culture Olivia ‘Ba ... Read More

Nesbeth loses sister

Saturday, May 28, 2016    

NesbethKarl McLarty

Still in mourning over the passing of his wife, Ann-Marie, three months ago, reggae singer Nesbeth is again plunged into sorrow following the death of his sister on Wednesday. The My Dream singer shared his grief with fans via social media shortly after learning about his sister Sophie Nesbeth’s death at the University Hospital of the West Indies. “It too much fi one man bare. Jah know my little sis drop short on the journey,” the singer posted on Facebook page. Speaking wi ... Read More

Gov’t youth intervention programme targets young lotto scammers

Saturday, May 28, 2016    

Alleged scammers being led
away by security forces.

STUDENTS involved in lotto scamming will be targeted under the special intervention programme for at-risk youth developed by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information. The initiative, to be implemented by the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) in partnership with the HEART Trust/NTA, is aimed at providing education and training for disengaged students in vulnerable communities. Speaking during a recent tour of the Ministry’s Region 4 Offices in Montego Bay, St James Minister of ... Read More

Cops seek murder suspect who threatened lawyer, judge

Saturday, May 28, 2016 3:09 PM    

Burton Shearer

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The Westmoreland police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a farmer who is being sought in connection with the gun slaying of Fabian Cooper in his community earlier this month. Burton Shearer made news in May after allegedly issuing threats against a judge and a lawyer when he lost a case in court against Cooper. Shearer is accused of the Thursday, May 12 murder of Cooper aka Yellow who was shot dead at his gate in Grange Hill, Westmoreland after the ... Read More

St Ann fatal crash 'could have been avoided' — NRSC

Saturday, May 28, 2016 12:26 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is calling on Jamaicans to take personal responsibility for their safety on the nationa’s roads in light of the tragic loss of five lives in a motor vehicle crash in Llandovery, St Ann, yesterday. Since the start of 2016, 160 lives have been lost on the roads, in comparison to 149 for the corresponding period in 2015. Dr Lucien Jones, vice chairman NRSC, highlighted that the Council is horrified at the tragic loss of lives ... Read More

Senate approves amendment to Jury Act

Saturday, May 28, 2016 12:12 PM    

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jury (Amendment) Act 2016, which makes provisions for majority verdicts to be accepted in cases of non-capital murder, was approved in the Senate on May 27. Piloting the Bill, Leader of Government Business in the Senate, Kamina Johnson Smith, said this revised legislation aims to rectify omissions made in the Jury (Amendment) Act, 2015, which came into force on February 1, 2016. “What we are seeking to do is to correct an anomaly that occurred as a res ... Read More

Stop order against Royalton Hotel lifted

Saturday, May 28, 2016 9:51    

A look at the collapsed building.

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, says the stop order against Royalton Hotel in Hanover has been lifted. On May 10, the Hanover Parish Council issued a 30-day stop order on construction at the site, after a section of the building collapsed, injuring five workers. The Ministry of Local Government then ordered a three-man team to review the circumstances leading to the incident. “They can continue the work on the other par ... Read More

WHO rejects calls to move Olympics over Zika fears

Saturday, May 28, 2016 9:35    

(File photo)

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization has ruled out any change in timing or the location of the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, shunning a call by doctors and scientists to shift the games over the Zika virus. The UN health body outlined its stance in a statement late Friday after a group of 150 international doctors, scientists and researchers sent an open letter outlining fears that the arrival of half a million tourists for the Games could cause the virus ... Read More

Report sexual abuse of children, CISOCA head urges

Saturday, May 28, 2016 9:26    

Superintendent Enid Ross (File photo)

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Centre for Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) is imploring parents and guardians to report known or suspected cases of child abuse. “We treat every matter that comes to our attention swiftly and we respect the rights of individuals to privacy and confidentiality, so there is nothing to fear as we have the child’s interest at heart,” says head of CISOCA, Superintendent of Police (SP) Enid Ross Stewart. She tells JIS News that under the ... Read More

Weekly Round-up: Dollar slide under control...WISYNCO fire...Gov't commits US$150k to Racers Grand Prix

Saturday, May 28, 2016 9:00    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) sold some US$158 million to the foreign exchange market in an effort to stem the slide of the Jamaican dollar. Described as the biggest-ever intervention by the BOJ, Governor Bryan Wynter and finance minister Audley Shaw both say the dollar slide is now under control. On January 1 this year, the average rate of exchange was J$120.24 to one US dollar. But on Thursday, May 26, it was J$125.42 to US$1. Meanwhile, on Thursday the Wisynco warehou ... Read More

Today’s Horoscope - May 28, 2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016    

Horoscope

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, May 28, 2016: This year you have many assets at your disposal that you often don’t think about. You have a natural ease with people, a wicked sense of humour and the ability to see through most ruses. Learn to use your personality and knowledge to the max. If you are single, you will have no problem finding a date, but the issue remains: What kind of relationship do you want? Focus on your needs, especially as fall 2016 begins. If you are attached, the two of y ... Read More



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