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Food For the Poor explains how it maintains integrity

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:00
Food For the Poor (FFP) executives say the charity has maintained its integrity by ensuring a rigid system of checks and balances to ensure that those most in need receive its assistance.

'An extraordinary human being'

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:00
THE hundreds of young people who got the opportunity to see President Barack Obama in person and hear him speak at last Thursday's youth forum at the University of the West Indies left impressed and inspired by the man who holds the distinction of being the first black president of the United States.

We need help

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:00
Food For the Poor (FFP) Jamaica is now turning to the private sector for assistance in raising funds to meet the demands of the ever growing list of people in need of shelter and other vital services.

Ellington says Coke resisted efforts for peaceful surrender

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:00
FORMER Tivoli Gardens don Christopher 'Dudus Coke is said to have sent a message to Prime Minister Bruce Golding in May 2010 demanding that he "find a way to deal with this" or "come good" if he intended to apprehend him for extradition to the United States.

Food For the Poor completes 50 schools 18 months ahead of schedule

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:00
Food For the Poor (FFP) Jamaica has delivered on its promise to complete 50 schools in observance of Jamaica's golden anniversary of Independence, 18 months sooner than was planned.


Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:00
A family member and neighbours of a 16-year-old St Mary boy currently in police custody, after being stopped in Suriname over allegations that he was travelling to Turkey to join terror network ISIS, say the lad has been wrongfully accused.

Gov’t launches US$3.9 million watershed project

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:00
GOVERNMENT has launched a US$3.9 million project to protect the Yallahs and Hope River areas from degradation, while seeking to improve water resource management.

Partnerships key to development of technology and innovation

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:00
PERMANENT secretary in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining, Hilary Alexander, has underscored the importance of public-private partnerships in the development of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in the island and the Caribbean.

African union

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:00
(From left) Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and former prime minister PJ Patterson reason with Dr NKosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairperson of the African Union Commission at the Eighth IGDS Lucille Mathurin Mair Public Lecture on Friday at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, in St Andrew. (PHOTO: ASTON SPAULDING)

Concerns raised about Caribbean youth involvement in gang activities

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:00
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Mentorship Institute (CMI) yesterday said it is alarmed by the number of young persons who have been associated with gang-related activities within the Caribbean region.

Snake disrupts water supply to thousands in Trinidad

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:00
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) says it hopes to restore water supplies to thousands of consumers in the east-west corridor by Wednesday after a snake, which entered the treatment plant in North Oropuche, set off a series of incidents culminating with a burnt transformer.

Britain general elections May 7

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:00
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) — Opposition leader Ed Miliband insisted he was ready to be Britain's next prime minister as he launched a manifesto yesterday designed to boost his party's reputation on the economy before the May 7 election.

Renewed fighting puts Ukraine ceasefire under pressure

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:00
BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — The French, German, Russian and Ukranian foreign ministers met to review a shaky ceasefire in separatist-held east Ukraine yesterday as surging fighting around hotspots put fresh pressure on the accord.

Obama will not automatically endorse Hillary — White House

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:00
WASHINGTON, USA (AFP) — Barack Obama will not automatically endorse Hillary Clinton's presidential bid, the White House said yesterday, indicating he will wait until the general election before formally backing a candidate.

Suriname cops suspended over scuffle at Guyana embassy

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:00
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (CMC) — Suriname law enforcement authorities have confirmed that two police officers involved in a fracas at the Guyana embassy earlier this month have been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation.

NWA to carry out more roadwork in Corporate Area

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 17:28
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the National Works Agency Stephen Shaw said in a release today that the agency has identified another 40 corridors and intersections in Kingston and St Andrew for work under its special work programme, which was implemented two weeks ago.

Man charged, faces up to J$1-m fine after fire near Riverton dump 

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 16:10
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has taken action against the man on whose property tyres were lit earlier today.

J'can teen suspected to have been ISIS bound in police custody 

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:56
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Police High Command late Monday issued a statement confirming that a Jamaican teen who was denied entry into Suriname and returned to the island on Saturday, April 11, is in custody.

34-y-o man crashes into wall in St Elizabeth, dies 

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:53
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica - A 34-year-old man was yesterday killed in a bike accident in Parrottee District, St Elizabeth. 

50 primary schools to have flush toilets soon - Food For the Poor 

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:45
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Food For the Poor (FFP) has confirmed that by the end of May into early June, 50 primary schools now using pit latrines will have flush toilets as a result of its partnership with the Ministry of Education, under the ‘Flush for Life’ initiative.