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More than 100 girls 'missing' after Boko Haram school attack

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

DAMATURU, Nigeria (AFP) — More than 100 girls were missing on Wednesday, two days after a Boko Haram attack on their school in northeast Nigeria that has raised fears of a repeat of the 2014 Chibok kidnapping that shocked the world. Read More

Thousands of students participating in National Careers Week

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Students from primary and secondary schools across the island are participating in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information's National Careers Week (NCW) and Skills Competitions 2018. Read More

Negril Chamber of Commerce in the 'black' – new president Daniel Grizzle

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The Negril Chamber of Commerce is currently out of the red where its finances are concerned. That's according to the newly installed president of the Chamber, Daniel Grizzle who took over the reins at the Chamber's recent annual general meeting held at... Read More

Easier access to courts for the disabled

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Building design plans are to be developed in the upcoming fiscal year to allow members of the disabled community easier access to the island's courts. Read More

Bartlett takes tourism investments to Wall Street

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett today visited the New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street, to participate in a series of meetings and media engagements to promote Jamaica's tourism product as an ideal investment market. Read More

ONLINE READERS' COMMENT: As visitors we need access to beaches

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

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Gov't allocates $1 billion to youth animation skills project

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has been allocated just over $1 billion to continue the roll-out of the Youth Employment in Digital and Creative Industries Project this year. Read More

Shooting survivors issue call for action at Florida Capitol

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

FLORIDA, United States (AP) — Survivors of the Florida school shooting descended on the state's Capitol on Wednesday with one overarching message: It's time for action. Read More

Ebola effects on Liberia health system 'killed more than virus'

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The devastating effect of Ebola on Liberia's fragile health system may have killed more people than the virus itself, a new study says, many of them pregnant women and malaria patients. Read More

Public sector transformation implementation project gets $615 million

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government has allocated $615.6 million for work on the Public Sector Transformation Implementation Project this year. Read More

Husband charged with murder in Caribbean sea honeymoon disappearance

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

FLORIDA, United States (CMC) — A British man was arrested and charged with murder in connection with the disappearance of his newlywed wife last May, who he claimed fell from their catamaran during a belated honeymoon sailing trip to the Caribbean, authorities said on... Read More

Holness calls on artistes to use music to promote peace and love

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica  (JIS) — Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, is encouraging recording and performing artistes to play an integral part in the fight against crime by using their music as a source of inspiration to promote peace and love in the society. Read More

Bermuda student murdered in UK

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

NOTTINGHAM, England (CMC) —  Police in this East Midlands city have launched a murder investigation after Lyrico Steede, a 17-year-old college student from Bermuda, who died after being stabbed during an attack by a group of men. Read More

Jamaica place 19th in Winter Olympics bobsleigh final

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's first ever female bobsleigh team to compete in a Winter Olympics finished 19th out of 20 participating countries in the bobsleigh event in Pyeongchang, Korea Wednesday. Read More

Evangelist Billy Graham dies at age 99; reached millions

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

NORTH CAROLINA, United States — The Rev Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counsellor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Read More



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