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THE RAKE MASTER SAYS... Road a fix and dem still a fuss

Friday, February, 23 2018    

Friends, you can know when drowning men (23, 12) are grabbing at straws. They smell defeat and start crying wolf (11). Read More

Gun control in the US — issues and proposals

Friday, February, 23 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — There have been renewed calls for stricter gun control in the United States following the shooting deaths last week of 14 students and three adults at a Florida high school. Here's a look at some of the issues surrounding gun control and various... Read More

US gun lobby chief slams 'politicisation' of Florida school shooting

Friday, February, 23 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — America's powerful gun industry yesterday accused its critics of exploiting a deadly school shooting in Florida for political gain, as President Donald Trump watered down demands for tougher regulation with a deeply controversial call to arm... Read More

This Day in History - February 23

Friday, February, 23 2018    

Today is the 54th day of 2018. There are 311 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1954: The first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine begins in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Read More

US educators say no to 'arms race' in schools

Friday, February, 23 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - US President Donald Trump has proposed arming “highly trained” teachers to deter school shootings, but the idea has drawn little support from those most directly concerned — teachers. Read More

Jamaica Cancer Society hosts anti-tobacco youth forum

Friday, February, 23 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Scores of students from a number of high schools in the Corporate Area turned out for the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) Ninth Annual Anti-Tobacco Youth Forum held recently at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston. Read More

Security minister opens new dormitories at Harman Barracks

Friday, February, 23 2018    

KINIGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — National Security Minister, Robert Montague, yesterday cut the ribbon to officially open new dormitories at Harman Barracks in St Andrew. Read More

Korea donates equipment to improve cadastral mapping and land registration

Friday, February, 23 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government's efficiency in cadastral mapping and land registration has been strengthened through the donation of technologically advanced equipment, valued at US$85,000, by the Government of the Republic of Korea. Read More

Grange calls for domino organisations to come together

Friday, February, 23 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has called for the establishment of a formal relationship between all the domino organisations in the country. Read More

Weekly Round-up: Oil find in Jamaica… Clarendon's most wanted killed… Women's bobsleigh team 19th in South Korea

Friday, February, 23 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica says a geological study recently conducted by CGG Robertson of the United Kingdom has revealed two independent live oil seeps in different sections of Jamaica's oil blocks which indicated “encouraging” signs for possible... Read More

After shooting, Florida to place police officer at every school

Friday, February, 23 2018    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — A police officer will be stationed at every public school in Florida, the state's governor announced Friday as part of a plan to improve security following last week's deadly high school shooting. Read More

Dressmaker nabbed at NMIA with ganja in crotch

Friday, February, 23 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Detectives assigned to the Narcotics Police Division arrested and charged a female at the Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston on Wednesday after she was found with a parcel of compressed ganja in the area of her crotch. Read More

Police seize firearm in Linstead

Friday, February, 23 2018    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A Taurus 9mm pistol with four 9mm rounds of ammunition was seized by the police in Blood Lane, Linstead, St Catherine yesterday, the police have reported. Read More

Forex: J$127.44 to one US dollar

Friday, February, 23 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, February 23, ended trading at J$127.44 up by 30 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Jamaica values its diplomatic ties — GG

Friday, February, 23 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Governor General Sir Patrick Allen says Jamaica attaches high importance to its bilateral and multilateral ties with the various countries and international organisations. Read More



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