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Same guns being used in multiple murders

SOFTWARE developed by the police to track firearms has shown that five guns, apparently rented by its owners, have been used to commit more than 50 murders across the country this year, according to Security Minister Robert Montague.“Each... Read More

Vaz highlights investment 'surge'
The Government minister responsible for cutting bureaucracy for businesses says the country has seen a surge in investment activities since March last year, resulting in the creation of thousands of jobs.Daryl Vaz, the minister without portfolio in the Ministry...... Read More

Prisoner denies involvement in Manchester extortion racket
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Horizon Remand Centre inmate Kenric White, who the Manchester police say is a main player in a suspected extortion racket impacting the business community, denied the allegations on Wednesday.He told Manchester...... Read More

Assault on scamming
ALMOST 5,000 cases involving Jamaicans are currently being investigated in the multimillion-dollar lottery scam, which has bilked United States citizens, mainly seniors, of more than US$5.6 million.“There are thousands of cases being...... Read More

Focus today on girls in ICT

Thursday, April, 27 2017   

Telecommunications firm FLOW says it will be taking the lead role by encouraging more Jamaican women and girls to consider careers in the field of information communication technology (ICT). The company, meanwhile, will for the... Read More

The Breakfast Club

Thursday, April, 27 2017   

 Soca-feting early risers — oh so ready to party — made a beeline in their day-casual-fab-clad droves to the Constant Spring Golf Course last Saturday morning, all primed to indulge in the sights and sounds of the sunnation-coordinated... Read More

Montague says JCF to fill 3,000 spaces

Thursday, April, 27 2017   

National Security Minister Robert Montague says the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will intensify its recruitment process to fill some 3,000 available spaces. “It is the intention of this Government, over the next... Read More

Lowe to present cancer research findings at Harvard summit

Thursday, April, 27 2017   

Jamaican cancer research scientist Dr Henry Lowe will be heading to Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, this weekend, to participate in the 2017 Global Health Catalyst Summit.He is expected to discuss his research... Read More

Campion College to implement solar-powered water pumping system

Thursday, April, 27 2017   

C ampion College has received a grant of $500,000 for the implementation of a student-designed energy solution at the school.The funding was part of the prize package that the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica... Read More

Men fined for operating without sawmill licence

Thursday, April, 27 2017   

Two men have been fined after they were found guilty of operating without a sawmill licence when they appeared in the Hanover Parish Court, on April 18. A release from the Forestry Department said Alrick Grant of a Lucea address was charged with trading in locally produced... Read More

IDB launches Code for Development for Caribbean

Thursday, April, 27 2017   

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched a Code for Development as part of its promotional strategy to raise awareness and improve people's lives in Latin America and the Caribbean.The IDB... Read More

Barbados reassures that vaccines are safe

Thursday, April, 27 2017   

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados Government Tuesday said that it fully supports vaccines being administered by private doctors, as well as through the island's polyclinics.In a statement reacting to a newspaper article on Monday,... Read More

India gets its first free condom store

Thursday, April, 27 2017   

New Delhi , India (AFP) — A global charity yesteday launched a free condom store in India to try to reduce new cases of HIV/AIDS in a country with the world's third-highest number.The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) said... Read More

PHOTO: JN Visa World Championships gift

Thursday, April, 27 2017   

Saniah Spencer (left), senior manager, marketing and product development at JN Bank, introduces curious members of the public to the JN VISA credit card during a promotion outside JN Bank's chief office in Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew, last Friday. JN Bank will give three Jamaicans, who... Read More

Florida Senate apologises for decades of reform school abuse

Thursday, April, 27 2017   

FLORIDA, USA (AP) — The Florida Senate apologised yesterday for decades of abuse at a reform school, an acknowledgement several victims watching from the public gallery had long waited to hear.The Senate unanimously approved the resolution... Read More



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