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Published:Thursday | June 30, 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:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 1:10 PMAdrian Frater

Tragedy struck in Dickson Wharf in Green Island, Hanover this morning after an 8 months pregnant woman and her two children, ages 4 and 7, were chopped to death. The alleged attacker, who is the woman's ex-boyfriend and the father of her...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:38 PM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising the public that the westbound lanes on Washington Boulevard, at the intersection of Colleyville Avenue, have been reduced to single lane traffic so as to facilitate emergency repairs to a...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:09 PM

Persons who believe they fall within the category of the Windrush Generation or their children are being asked to use the British Home Office website and helpline to contact Jamaica's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade or to contact...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 10:45 AM

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says the man killed last Friday in John's Hall, St James was not the main witness in the Mario Deane case. Twenty-four-year-old Fahdeal Ferguson was one of two men killed in a drive-by...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 10:07 AM

NASSAU, Bahamas, Apr 25, CMC – The Bahamas government says it will ban plastics such as shopping bags, food utensils, straws and styrofoam food containers by 2020. Environment and Housing Minister, Romauld Ferreira, said his ministry is...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 9:54 AM

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jurors at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial are poised to start deliberating today after a marathon day of closing arguments yesterday that portrayed the comedian both as a calculating predator who’s...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:52 AM

Hello mi neighbour! Where will you be when the clock strikes midnight tonight? Some who’ll be present at 11:59 p.m. will be absent for the midnight strike. Like they say, “here this minute gone the next.” That’s life. Our...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:11 AM
Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Earl Jarrett, chief executive officer of The Jamaica National Group, has commended the contributions made by Saffrey Brown, former general manager of the JN Foundation, and described her as a "radical for positive change," as she performed her work...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The economic Growth Council has outlined a growth aspiration of five per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) over a four-year period. The reality of achieving this is hinged on our ability to efficiently coordinate industries to increase the...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Last August, Rajae Lewis, vice-president of the Longville Park Police Youth Club, officially formed his 13-member strong 'Live Laugh Love' movement, which targets unattached and at-risk youth."With the increase in crime and unemployment among the...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A drop-in centre for homeless persons in the parish of St Ann is to be opened in Ocho Rios in May.Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie is expected to open the centre, after participating in the regular monthly...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) will be hosting the homecoming of the exhibition of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night from April 29 to July 29, after its eight-month run at the Perez Art Museum in Miami (PAMM), Florida, United States, where...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In light of the challenges facing the Cornwall Regional Hospital, the Rose Hall-based international medical facility Hospiten is now the designated medical facility for the May 6 Mobay City Run.According to event organiser Janet Silvera, Hospiten...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Both Jamaica and Nigeria are seeking to strengthen their relationship, through trade, air services and culture.Newly appointed Nigerian High Commissioner to Jamaica, Janet Omoleegho Olisa, said that the two countries are finalising a bilateral...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Within the next 18 months, a floating dry dock is to be established in Jamaica to improve the country's competitiveness in providing wide-ranging ancillary services to ships traversing the east-west and north-south international shipping lanes.This...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

State Minister in the Ministry of National Security, Rudyard Spencer, is appealing for more corporate entities to partner with the Government in the delivery of various rehabilitation programmes for wards and inmates housed at correctional...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 5:54 PMSyranno Baines

The police’s ongoing crackdown on counterfeit goods has resulted in an estimated $615 million worth of fake goods being seized since the start of the year. Head of the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (CTOC),...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 4:54 PM

House Speaker Pearnel Charles this afternoon adjourned the sitting and stormed out of Parliament after a verbal clash between Member of Parliament for Portland West Daryl Vaz and St Ann North West MP Dr Dayton Campbell. There was uproar...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 4:04 PMBrian Walker

Mining Minister, Robert Montague, today told Parliament that the Government is lobbying the U.S. Department of State in a push to protect workers, the environment and revenue in light of sanctions imposed by America on United Company (UC) Rusal,...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 3:31 PM

WASHINGTON, Apr 24, CMC – The World Bank says remittance flows into Latin America and the Caribbean grew 8.7 per cent in 2017, reaching another record high of nearly US$80 billion. The Washington-based financial institution said the main...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 3:15 PM

The Joint Select Committee of Parliament examining the Sexual Offences Act and related laws will meet on May 11 and 12 to complete its review of the statutes. At a planning meeting of the committee this afternoon in Gordon House, Committee Chairman...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 3:14 PM

The Garvey Maceo High School in Clarendon had to be dismissed early today and about 50 staff and students were rushed to hospital following smoke from a nearby old sugar estate. Principal Erica Eubanks said most of the affected students had asthma...

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