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Kellier says Disabilities Act will have to translate into action

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:38
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Minister of Labour and Social Security, Derrick Kellier, says that the Disabilities Act, passed by the House of Representatives Tuesday, contains commitments which the government will have to translate into action.

Sir Howard lies in state at MoBay Cultural Centre

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:36
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The body of former Governor General Sir Howard Cooke will lie-in-state at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre in Sam Sharpe Square, St James from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Tuesday, August 5.

Police hosts Marine Festival

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:43
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Police say that all is now set for their Marine Festival scheduled for this Friday at the Marine Police Headquarters, Kingston.

US $500m AIDS-free campaign to help Caribbean

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:37
MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC) – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) says over US$500 million will be allocated for new efforts to reach an AIDS-free generation in the Caribbean and other places.

Over 40 killed as plane smashes into house in Taiwan

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:30
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AFP) - More than 40 people were killed in a plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday, officials said, with local television reporting the flight had smashed into two houses after an aborted landing.

Barbados records first case of home transmitted chikungunya

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:27
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) --The Ministry of Health has reported the first case of chikungunya in a Barbadian with no known travel history. The other six cases confirmed so far have all been imported into the island.

Police arrest 41 people for lottery scamming, 15 charged

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:16
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Forty one persons have been detained detained for breaching the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provisions) Act, 2013 during a joint Police/Military operation that took place in Western Jamaica on Monday, July 21 and Tuesday, July 22.

LeBron apologizes to neighbours, sends cupcakes

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:31
BATH, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbours to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month.

Two Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 03:55
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defence Ministry.

McNeil says work on Hyatt Ziva hotel going well

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 03:13
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister of Tourism, Dr Wykeham McNeill says he is anxiously awaiting completion of renovation work on the Hyatt Ziva Hotel, in Rose Hall, Montego Bay, which is the former Ritz Carlton Rose Hall.

$100,000 Reward for safe return of baby samunya

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:53
CRIME Stop Jamaica has increased the reward for the safe return of little Samunya Bloomfield to $100,000.

Audi takes care of FIFA vice-president for a day

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 22:00
When FIFA Vice-President Jeffrey Webb, who also heads the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), visited Kingston on Monday, it was only natural that his mode of transportation would be an Audi.

PHOTO: Cooling down!

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 22:00
Firefighter Michael Sutherland quenches his thirst just after putting out a fire in Lake Pen, St Catherine, last week. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

Jamaican charged in Canadian passport fraud

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 22:00
TORONTO, Canada (CMC) — A Jamaican is among four persons who have been charged with buying fraudulent passports in Canada.

Distribution of tablets to teachers for e-Learning project begins

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 22:00
THE distribution of 25,000 tablets to teachers and students under the Tablets in Schools (TIS) Pilot Project began Monday with the delivery of approximately 180 devices.

ISA pays tribute to late former council president Lennox Ballah

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 22:00
THE words on the plaque read 'Born to Serve', and according to former colleagues and family members, they accurately sum up the life of the late Lennox Ballah, a Trinidadian jurist who has gone down in history as the first ever president of the Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA).

Mechanical sewage treatment systems to be rehabilitated

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 22:00
HEALTH Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson says a number of mechanical sewage treatment plants at hospitals across the island will be rehabilitated, under phase two of the Sewage Treatment Project.

Gov't vows not to allow abuse of rights under flexi-work week

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 22:00
LABOUR Minister Derrick Kellier says the Government will not tolerate any abuse of rights or discrimination of employees under the proposed flexi-work week arrangements.

10 drought-affected schools in St Catherine to get water tanks

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 22:00
TEN schools and four community centres located in drought-affected areas of St Catherine are to benefit from a rainwater harvesting project being undertaken through some $3 million in funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Another cop in alleged death squad gets bail

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 22:00
ANOTHER Clarendon-based cop accused of murdering civilians in the parish was last week offered bail in the sum of $1 million, on condition that he stays away from the area.