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J'can nurse honoured by the pope

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 19:00
NURSE Marie Clemetson admits knowing from early last year that she would be receiving an award from the pope.

Veteran Pearnel charles warns that Jamaicans could take to the street if suffering continues

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 19:00
VETERAN parliamentarian Pearnel Charles is predicting an imminent uprising by the Jamaican people, who, according to him, had taken too much for too long and were ready to explode with violent protests.

Charles: Holness has been treated unfairly

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 19:00
ANDREW Holness' humble upbringing is responsible in part for how he is treated by some people in the society, veteran parliamentarian Pearnel Charles has suggested.

Pfizer-Allergan merger threatens local drug prices

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 19:00
WORLD leading pharmaceutical firms Pfizer Inc and Allergan PLC last week announced a US$160 billion merger, that has ignited concerns about drug prices and choices around the world.

KSAC on mission to maintain order during Christmas shopping

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 19:00
Tis the season to be jolly! But with it comes an increase in theft and a more aggressive attitude in the sales industry.

NCEL begins training of bursars

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 19:00
THE National College for Educational Leadership (NCEL), in a bid to improve financial management in the country's schools, has initiated a training programme targeting bursars, assistant bursars, clerical assistants and primary-level educators who manage school finances.

Security of the UWI, Mona — facts and fallacies

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 19:00
CAMPUS administrators are aware that teaching, learning and research can best take place in an atmosphere that is conducive to these activities. They understand that security and safety are therefore critical to these activities. Student residence and areas of recreation are no less critical for the placement of effective security assets.

Colleagues, friends salute teacher, businessman Anand James

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 19:00
SCORES of his professional colleagues, family members and friends heaped praise on teacher and outgoing Managing Director of Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances (CFF) Anand James at a function to mark his contribution to the organisation in St Andrew on Saturday, November 21.

Reflections on the Republic of Jamaica

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 19:00
ON November 18, in the course of his presentation in the Privy Council/CCJ debate, Senator and attorney-at-law Arthur Williams argued that Jamaica should remove the Queen as Jamaica's Head of State. For Senator Williams, the time for the abolition of the monarchy had "long passed."

SERHA offers reasons for dead babies pile-up at KPH and VJH

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 19:00
THE South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) yesterday said that a pile-up of dead babies at Kingston Public and Victoria Jubilee hospitals was due to delays in the issuing of burial documents triggered by a number of factors.

Putin's penalty

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 19:00
MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday signed a decree adopting a series of retaliatory economic measures against Turkey over the downing of a Russian warplane on the Syrian border.

Russia slaps economic sanctions on Turkey over jet downing

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 11:51
MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Moscow on Saturday slapped economic sanctions on Turkey in the latest tit-for-tat move over the downing of a Russian warplane, as Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he was "saddened" by the jet incident.

UWI's head of security separates 'facts from fallacies' after student raises concerns

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 11:18
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Director of Security at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus Keith Gardner on Friday issued a statement highlighting the “inaccuracies” in an open letter which detailed security concerns at the institution.

Engineer creates first local organic bamboo kiln

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 10:51
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Jamaica’s emerging bamboo industry has been further boosted with the creation of the first locally manufactured organic bamboo charcoal kiln.

Work starts on Riverton City access road

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 09:45
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Noel Arscott, yesterday launched work on the US$1.8-million project for the rehabilitation of the access road to the Riverton City disposal site.

NHF extends opening hours

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 06:59
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The National Health Fund (NHF) has extended its opening hours in order to facilitate longer hours of interface with its customers, beneficiaries and providers.

Cops arrest, charge 'major player' in Clansman Gang

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 06:54
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – Edward Dunn, otherwise called ‘Fabulous’ and ‘Lucifer’, a man the police describe as a “major player” in the infamous Clansman Gang, is now in police custody.

Two dead in motor vehicle crash, three others injured

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 06:31
TRELAWNY, Jamaica – Two men died and three others were injured Friday in a motor vehicle collision on the Salt March main road in Trelawny.

PM congratulates Bolt, Fraser-Pryce for copping Caribbean awards

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 05:24
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says Jamaicans and World and Olympic sprint champions Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce continue to showcase their dominance on and off the track.

PANCAP optimistic about ending HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 04:54
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV & AIDS (PANCAP) says the world, including the Caribbean region, is now “very optimistic” about ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030.