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‘We are going to stay the course’, Phillips tells country

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:30
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The fact that he was opening the budget debate for 2014/15 on Holy Thursday was not lost on Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr Peter Phillips, as he closed his presentation inside Gordon House.

Manchester senior citizen killed in Holy Thursday car crash

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:05
MANCHESTER, Jamaica -- Sixty-nine-year-old Fay Swaby, a housewife of Chudleigh Housing Scheme in Manchester, died as a result of injuries she received in a motor vehicle accident at Mount Olivet in the parish Thursday evening (April 17).

Food for the Poor releases 68 prisoners across the Caribbean in Easter week

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 06:54
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Food for the Poor (FFTP) during Easter Holy Week, paid fines and released 68 prisoners in Guyana, Haiti, Honduras and Jamaica. 

Inmate escape from Richmond Farm prison

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 06:28
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A prisoner escaped from the Richmond Farm Adult Correctional Centre in St Mary Thursday morning, April 17.  

Police seize M14 high powered rifle in west Kingston

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 05:36
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A high powered weapon capable of piercing bulletproof body armour was yesterday seized by police during an operation in West Kingston.

Shaw criticises govt's tax on withdrawal from banks

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 05:13
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Opposition Spokesman on Finance and Planning, Audley Shaw, has accused the government of “joining in the raid on consumers pocketbooks”, by planning to introduce a financial transaction tax on withdrawals from their deposits.

St Vincent national on drugs charges

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 05:10
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC – Two people, including a national of St Vincent and the Grenadines, were remanded into custody after appearing before a city magistrate following the seizure of illegal drugs at sea, south of Dominica earlier this week.

'The Boondocks' back for final 'offensive' season

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:39
NEW YORK (AP) — The brash animated series "The Boondocks" returns Monday, April 21, to Adult Swim for its fourth and final season without Aaron McGruder, the man who spawned it, but with its brashness intact.


Fri, 04/18/2014 - 03:06
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr Peter Phillips, yesterday announced $6.6 billion in additional taxes.

Female named as person of interest

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 02:35
KINGSTON, Jamaica - May Pen Police investigators attached to the Area 3 Major Investigation Taskforce (MIT) has named Christina Beckford otherwise called ‘Tina’, of May Pen, Clarendon as a Person of Interest.

Pakistani madrassa names library after bin Laden

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 02:14
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A spokesman for a controversial Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital, Islamabad, says he has named the school's new library in honor of Osama bin Laden.

China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 02:09
BEIJING (AP) — Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party's authoritarian rule.

Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 01:54
JERUSALEM (AP) — Christians in the Holy Land are commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City.

Forex: $109.96 to one US dollar

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:17
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar traded at an average J$109.96 to one US dollar on Thursday, April 17, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.

UDC seeks proposals for development of Catherina Hall complex in MoBay

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:00
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is seeking applications for the lease of the approximately 18.89-acre Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex located along the Howard Cooke Boulevard in Montego Bay, St James.

JP office moves to Air Jamaica building downtown Kingston

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:51
KINGSTON, Jamaica — As of Wednesday, April 23, all Justice of the Peace matters, special minister's marriage licences and expungement services offered by the Ministry of Justice will be done from the ground floor of the Air Jamaica Building on Harbour Street downtown Kingston.

Adventist World Church Secretary to visit Jamaica

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:41
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Executive Secretary of the Adventist World Church Dr G T Ng will visit Jamaica from April 16 to 18 during a tour of the Caribbean region.

YEA say no to JPS hike

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:42
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Young Entrepreneurs Association of Jamaica (YEA) on Thursday raised concerns about the Jamaica Public Service Company’s (JPS) request for a tariff increase of 15 per cent for small businesses, saying that such operations are facing significant challenges to meet their costs of production and operation — a significant proportion of which is related to energy charges.

Peru volcano prompts evacuation of 4,000

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:31
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian authorities have ordered the preventative evacuation of 4,000 people living near the Ubinas volcano, which has been spouting ash clouds up to two miles (nearly 4 kilometres) high.

Attorney charged for breaches of sex offences act

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:16
KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) -- The Deputy Chairman of The Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel, Lennox Gayle, has been charged by the police in connection with what is believed to be a prostitution ring.