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Opposition calls for urgent review of Patent Act

OPPOSITION spokesman on science and technology Julian Robinson has called on the Government to review and update legislation governing patents in Jamaica, saying innovators are losing out in areas where their counterparts in the region have been able to monetise their... Read More

Subtropical Storm Alberto forms ahead of hurricane season
FLORIDA, USA (AFP) — Subtropical Storm Alberto formed in the Caribbean yesterday, giving an early kick-off to the Atlantic hurricane season one week ahead of schedule.... Read More

Louise Bennett-Coverley All-Age gets well-needed facelift
THE Louise Bennett-Coverley All-Age School in Gordon Town, St Andrew benefited from a well-needed facelift with the repainting of its buildings, de-bushing, landscaping and paving from Labour Day activities organised by the JN Foundation.... Read More

JUTC warns against delays as road works continue
THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has said that improvement works currently being undertaken by the National Works Agency in the Hagley Park Road/Three Mile area will continue to affect its service through to June 2019.... Read More

Historic! Barbados elects first female PM

Saturday, May, 26 2018    

Mia Amor Mottley yesterday took office as Barbados's eighth prime minister and the first woman head of Government and immediately received support from the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA), which congratulated her and signalled its intention... Read More

HIV-AIDS taking a toll on workers says ILO

Saturday, May, 26 2018    

UNITED NATIONS (CMC) — The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has called for an “urgent effort” to improve treatment, step up testing and ensure healthier and more productive workplaces as HIV-AIDS continues to take an economic and social toll on workers in the... Read More

Do you have a family member with a disability?

Saturday, May, 26 2018    

THE Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) and the Ministry of Health are partnering with the Nathan Ebanks Foundation (NEF) to host the second annual Family Expo and Special Needs Resource Fair on the grounds of Hope Gardens, St Andrew, today. Read More

Former NAACP leader exposed as white faces fraud charges

Saturday, May, 26 2018    

WASHINGTON, USA (AP) — A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unravelled after she was exposed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud. Read More

JDF promotes senior officers

Saturday, May, 26 2018    

Major General Rocky Meade, with the approval of the Defence Board, has promoted two lieutenant colonels, two commanders and one major to the ranks of colonel, captain (Naval) and lieutenant colonel, respectively. The promotions took effect yesterday. Read More

Colombia on the road to peace but burdened by drugs

Saturday, May, 26 2018    

BOGOTA, Colombia (AFP) — The following is a fact file about Colombia as it goes to the polls tomorrow in its first presidential election since a 2016 peace deal with ex-guerrilla group FARC that ended a decades-long war:Longest-running conflict Read More

EU data privacy law goes into effect amid confusion

Saturday, May, 26 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdon (AP) — Lars Andersen's business handles some of the most sensitive data there is — the names and phone numbers of children. Read More

Man shot dead in Clarendon

Saturday, May, 26 2018    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — A man was shot dead and two others left nursing injuries, after they were attacked by armed men in Canaan Heights, Clarendon last night. Read More

Ireland set to overturn abortion ban in 'quiet revolution'

Saturday, May, 26 2018    

DUBLIN, Ireland (AFP) — Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar hailed a "quiet revolution" on Saturday as this traditionally Catholic country looked set to liberalise some of Europe's strictest abortion laws in a historic landslide referendum vote. Read More

C'bean hoteliers advised to become GDPR compliant

Saturday, May, 26 2018    

MIAMI, United States (CMC) — Caribbean hoteliers are being advised to ensure they are compliant with the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Read More

Italian footballer, ex-girlfriend found dead after suspected murder-suicide

Saturday, May, 26 2018    

MILAN, Italy (AFP) — Italian footballer Federico Zini has been found dead along with his ex-girlfriend after a suspected murder-suicide, according to reports in Italy on Saturday. Read More



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