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Man killed, university student injured in August Town

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting that a man was shot dead and a university student injured in August Town, St Andrew this morning.The deceased has been identified as Andrew Marriott from Goldsmith Villa, August Town. Read More

Bridge collapses, causes disruption in Stony Hill area water supply

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The Airy Castle bridge in St Andrew collapsed today as a truck attempted to make the crossing, causing water supply disruptions in Stony Hill, Jacks Hill and surrounding areas. Read More

US law professor urges multi-national approach to fight human trafficking

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Professor of law and director of the Human Trafficking Academy at St Thomas University in the United States, Dr Roza Pati, says a multi-national approach is needed to combat human trafficking. Read More

Spalding bus operator in police fracas heads to court next month

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Spalding bus owner and operator Jermain Reid is scheduled to make an appearance in the Manchester Parish Court on Wednesday, March 13, following charges stemming from his altercation with a police officer earlier this month. Read More

USF to establish more community access points

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Universal Service Fund (USF) will be setting up more Community Access Points (CAP) across the island this year. Read More

Thompson, McPherson capture gold at indoor meet

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

BIRMINGHAM, England (CMC) — Double Olympic gold medalist Elaine Thompson continued her rehabilitation from an Achilles injury by winning the 60 metres, while compatriot Stephenie Ann McPherson won gold in the 400 metres at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix here Saturday. Read More

Bahamas temporarily halts deportations to Haiti

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas government says it has temporarily ceased all deportations to Haiti as a result of the political unrest in that French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. Read More

Venezuela's Guaido calls for 'million volunteers' in aid standoff

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido set a goal Sunday of enlisting a million volunteers within a week to confront a government blockade that has kept tons of humanitarian aid, most of it from the United States, from flowing into the country. Read More

Veteran batsman Chris Gayle to retire from ODIs

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Veteran West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has announced that he will retire from one-day international cricket following the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.Cricket West Indies made the disclosure a short while ago on Twitter. Read More

Haiti officials to lose perks in PM's response to violent unrest

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Government officials in Haiti, one of the world's poorest countries, will lose their perks under emergency economic and anti-corruption measures announced Saturday by Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant after days of deadly protests. Read More

NIA working with Justice Ministry on implementation of Child Diversion Act

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Justice and National Integrity Action (NIA) has entered a new phase of collaboration. Read More

Children's homes to benefit from $40-m fire safety project

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

SUPREME Ventures Foundation is partnering with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information to improve fire safety and security at 30 children's homes, at a cost of $40 million. Read More

Stronger environment laws coming

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

THE Government will amend a number of climate and environment-related legislation in the 2019/20 fiscal year, in an effort to strengthen the regulatory framework governing the management and sustainable use of Jamaica's biological and natural resources. Read More

Woman shot dead, estranged husband arrested

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Police say a woman has died from gunshot wounds and her estranged husband taken into custody following a shooting at Seaview, close to Southfield, southern St Elizabeth, early yesterday. Read More

Colourful ceremonial opening of Parliament

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

These students have fun outside Gordon House during the official opening of Parliament on Thursday.Security was strong during Thursday's ceremonial opening of the 2019/20 parliamentary year on Thursday. Read More



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