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Published:Friday | June 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Despite the technological and other advances since 1951, the political will to make the well-needed appropriate investments in climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and strategies remains a vitally important missing link in the...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMCMC

Guyana's Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield has presented a report to the chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), retired justice Claudette Singh, showing a victory for the ruling coalition, A Partnership for National...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMJIS

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security says it has retrofitted a mobile unit to facilitate assessment and registration of children with disabilities in rural communities.  The services are being provided under the Early...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:00 AM

(CMC): Speedsters Shannon Gabriel and Alzarri Joseph rocked England in the final session with fiery spells as the hosts collapsed spectacularly, losing five wickets for 30 runs in a nightmare 75-ball period, to leave West Indies with an...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMAP

(AP): Five people are dead and more than 40 have been arrested after an early-morning hostage situation at a long-troubled church near Johannesburg, police in South Africa said today. A statement said police and military who responded to reports of...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMJIS

The Gayle Police Station and multipurpose centre in St Mary have been officially opened. Prime Minister Andrew Holness opened the facilities yesterday during an official opening ceremony. The multipurpose centre was rehabilitated at a...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Communities in St Andrew served by the Constant Spring Water Treatment Plant will remain without water or continue to experience low water supply until tomorrow morning, the National Water Commission (NWC) has advised.  The company says...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 1:04 PM

Michael ‘MJ’ Forbes is still holding on to the hope of taking his place at the York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada this year. As he prepares to sit the second and final unit of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations, the 19-year-...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson Harris/Staff Reporter

Scores of protesters are now gathered near the Jamaica Public Service Company's (JPS) corporate offices in New Kingston, where they are demonstrating against what they believe is “a lack of transparency...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMAP

(AP): South Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases have doubled in just two weeks to a quarter-million, and India, today, saw its biggest daily spike, as its infections surpassed 800,000. The surging cases are raising sharp concerns about unequal...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMCMC

(CMC): Guyana's attorney general and minister of legal affairs, Basil Williams, says the chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), retired justice Claudette Singh, cannot direct the Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMCMC

(CMC): Jamaica expects to earn some US$80 million from tourism by the end of the month, Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has said. He said Jamaica has welcomed more than 35,000 visitors since the reopening of the country's...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:00 AM

A St Catherine man has been charged with illegal possession of firearm and assault at common law following a dispute with another man on May 12.  He is 44-year-old Glenford Esty of Rosetta Park in St Catherine. The police say during the...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMJamila Litchmore/Special Projects and Engagement Editor

Families of 100 children in east Portland are getting some much-needed support in the form of monthly care packages from the Alligator Head Foundation. The marine conservation non-profit began distributing the care packages in April, as a way to...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:07 AM

Amid a slowdown in tourism and remittance flow due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jamaica’s consul general in Miami, Oliver Mair, has sought to reassure the business community in Florida that Jamaica is safe for business as the country reopens its...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:05 AM

Canadian charity Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation (HHJF) is looking to finish its latest ‘voluntourism’ project – a school gifted to residents of St Mary by late parishioner Cislyn Sinclair Cupidore and her husband, Rupert Cupidore. The group has...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 12:00 AM

The Health Ministry is reporting that there was no new COVID cases in Jamaica today. This means the tally remains at 753.  However, there were two additional recoveries increasing the total to 605. The Health Ministry also reported that...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 4:22 PM

Over 300 pounds of ganja were seized and two men arrested by detectives assigned to the Narcotics Division in Hellshire Heights, St. Catherine on Friday, July 10. Reports are that about 5:30 a.m., a joint Police/Military operation was carried out...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 12:56 PM

Police officers assigned to the Morant Bay Police Station have commenced a probe into the discovery of human skeletal remains that were found in bushes in Lyssons district, Morant Bay, St Thomas. The discovery was made on Thursday, July 9....

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 3:42 PM

Residents of four communities in Montego Bay are to benefit from a US$100,000 coronavirus (COVID-19) response programme being undertaken by the St James Municipal Corporation and United Nations (UN)-Habitat. The initiative will target the...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 3:34 PM

Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, the island's chief medical officer,  has declared that Jamaica's dengue outbreak is now over.  This comes as data from the Ministry of Health and Wellness' National Epidemiology Unit showed that...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 2:26 PM

A St Thomas man who was charged for breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) in May, faces up to six months in prison, or a fine not exceeding $100,000, after pleading guilty to the charge. Twenty-five-year old Andre McFarlane of Arcadia...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 2:02 PM

The Rural Water Supply Limited (RWSL) is spending an additional $528 million on potable water infrastructure projects this financial year to benefit 45,000 citizens. This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 1:15 PM

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says it will conduct an all-island simulation to test the country’s readiness as part of the entity’s ongoing disaster preparedness strategy. “It should be happening sometime this month,...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 12:30 PM

BEIJING (AP) — Two World Health Organization experts were heading to the Chinese capital on Friday to lay the groundwork for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. An animal health expert and an epidemiologist will...

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