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Online prayer for the day

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 02:00
Dear God, give me courage,

Portfolio Exposure at The MoDA Market

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 01:15
LED by Scotia Investments Senior Vice- President, Sales, Service & Client Experience Courtney Sylvester as chair, the stock brokerage arm of the larger Scotiabank Jamaica umbrella invited a coterie of preferred clients — each representing the universal investor personalities of conservative, moderate, and aggressive — to its brand and product campaign launch cum Kim Fennell-catered brunch.

Cops basking in $60-m POCA success

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 01:11
THE police were yesterday still basking in the success of a forfeiture application under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) which resulted in the State keeping the equivalent of over $60 million seized from two foreigners.

Prof Edwin Jones to launch new book Thursday

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 01:09
AS Jamaica approaches its next general election, noted academic Professor Edwin Jones will this Thursday launch his new sociohistorical book exploring significant aspects of the country’s more than five decades of national development.

Smith offers prescription to cut murder toll

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 22:03
DERRICK Smith, the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) spokesman on national security, believes improved mobility, an increase in the ratio of police personnel to citizens, accountability, as well as better pay and fringe benefits for the police are among the measures that could help to decrease the country’s murder toll.

KSAC serves cease work notice to Dunn's Plaza

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 22:00
The Building and Town Planning Committee of the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) recently issued a cease work notice on Dunn's Plaza, located at 15 3/4 Red Hills Road, after it was discovered that a two-floor building on the property was being extended to five floors instead of the four floors that had been approved.

This day in history - November 24

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 22:00
Today is the 328th day of 2015. There are 37 days left in the year.

Photo: Taking notes

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 22:00
A policeman takes notes at the site of crash involving the motorbike (in background) and a motor car at the intersection of Maxfield and Chisolm avenues, Kingston, yesterday.

Amnesty Int'l raises concern about 'ghost citizens in Dom Rep

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 22:00
LONDON, England (CMC) -- The London-based human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, claims that the Dominican Republic's bureaucratic legal maze has left thousands of stateless "ghost citizens" of Haitian descent who are unable to work regularly, enroll in high school or even see a doctor.

Regional countries commit to generating better quality stats

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 22:00
THE Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says regional heads of statistics have signed a declaration here to reaffirm their commitment to generating good-quality statistics for monitoring national public policies and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was approved by 193 countries at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in September.

Barbados opposition expels MP

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 22:00
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) -- The main opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Sunday announced that it had expelled Dr Maria Agard, claiming that her removal was as a result of her "failure to recognise the legitimacy of a democratically elected branch of this party".

'Smart' migration

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 22:00
PENAS BLANCAS, Costa Rica (AP) -- As summer began to bake the central Cuban city of Sancti Spiritus, Elio Alvarez and Lideisy Hernandez sold their tiny apartment and everything in it for $5,000 and joined the largest migration from their homeland in decades.

Guyana limits access to popular waterfall after suicides

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 22:00
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) -- Authorities in the South American country of Guyana have temporarily limited access to the popular Kaieteur Falls following several suicides.

Brussels remains on high alert for fourth day

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 22:00
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) - With schools closed and metro stations shut in Brussels by the most drastic measures of their kind in Europe, Belgians were wondering when the top-level terror alert in their capital would be lifted.

Street Scenes - November 24

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 22:00
This girl is no doubt enjoying a dangerous ride home from school on the handlebar of her guardian's bicycle in Three Miles, ST Andrew, yesterday. (PHOTOS: LIONEL ROOKWOOD)

Political analyst says delay in election not good for party

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 21:51
AT least one political analyst believes that Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller’s decision not to go to the polls before year-end is a disadvantage to the governing People’s National Party (PNP). From the increased activities of the PNP over the last five weeks, it was clear that the party was heading for a mid-December election.

Campbell confident JUTC will achieve revenue target

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 19:00
MANAGING Director of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), Colin Campbell, says he is confident that the State-run entity will meet its revenue target of $5.2 billion for this fiscal year, despite the operational losses it suffered earlier on.

Sangster International Airport to accept electronic boarding passes

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 14:45
ST JAMES, Jamaica – The operator of Sangster International Airport, MBJ Airports Limited, on Monday announced that, effective November 24, 2015, electronic boarding passes will be accepted as part of the security screening process.

37% reduction in child fatalities – Road Safety Unit

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 14:35
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing on Monday reported a 37 per cent reduction in child fatalities since the start of the year. Statistics from the Unit reveal that as of November 23, 12 children have been killed in road crashes when compared to the corresponding period last year when 19 perished.

Gender-based violence makes women more vulnerable to HIV

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 14:08
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Jamaica AIDS Support for Life says gender-based violence (GBV) or its threat is likely to increase a woman’s vulnerability to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by making it difficult or impossible to set the terms of an equal relationship.