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JUTC committed to quality service - Roper

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:23
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Chairman, Rev Dr Garnett Roper, has re-affirmed the entity’s commitment to the seamless delivery of quality service to the commuting public.

UPDATE: TV shooting set off by Charleston massacre

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:09
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A black man who allegedly shot to death two journalists during a live broadcast Wednesday before taking his own life has apparently claimed he was sent over the edge by the recent massacre of black worshippers in South Carolina.

1-y-o shot in Kingston West

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:55
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A one-year-old child was shot Wednesday morning in Denham Town, Kingston.

Gov't undertaking bold policy reforms to boost productivity — PM

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:40
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) –  Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, said the Government is focussed on building a strong foundation of productivity that can drive high rates of economic growth and job creation.

City and Chelsea spends big

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:25
Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado has spent just over seven months at Stamford Bridge but finds himself shipped to Juventus on loan to make way for Pedro. The man Chelsea paid 23.3 million Pounds for in January arrived in Turin to an awesome reception by Juve fans. The Champions League finalists may need the help too, after losing their first Serie A game of the season to Udinese at home.

North C'bean braces for rain, wind as Erika approaches

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:56
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Governments ordered schools, airports and even casinos to close and they prepared shelters as Tropical Storm Erika approached the eastern Caribbean on Wednesday.

Study: Blood test could predict breast cancer's return

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:44
MIAMI, United States (AFP) — An experimental blood test may be able to predict whether a woman with breast cancer will suffer a relapse months before new tumors would be detectable on scans, researchers said Wednesday.

St Lucian PM critical of magistracy

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:35
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) - Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony has criticised the operations of the magistracy saying what is taking place there is a disservice to the population

2 women arrested after fight on JetBlue flight

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:20
NEW YORK (AP) — Two women have been arrested after police say they attacked each other as their flight arrived at New York's Kennedy Airport from Jamaica.

UPDATE: Suspect in on-air shooting of US journalists hospitalised

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 08:44
MONETA, Virginia (AP) — A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death during a live television interview Wednesday by a gunman who recorded himself carrying out the killings and posted the video on social media after fleeing the scene.

Education Minister regrets making 'leggo beast' comment

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 08:21
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Education Minister Ronald Thwaites today expressed regret at his use of the term “leggo beast” to describe children, withdrawing the statement he made at the recently held Jamaica Teachers’ Association Conference.

Opposition calls for independent audit of public health system

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 07:54
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Opposition spokesperson for Health, Senator Marlene Malahoo Forte is calling on the auditor general to conduct an audit of the Island’s public health system.  She is also calling on Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson to update the country on those audits of the Regional Health Authorities, which he reportedly ordered many months ago.  

UPDATE: US suspect posts video of shooting on social media

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 07:01
VIRGINIA, United States (AP) — A television reporter and cameraman were shot to death on live television Wednesday in Virginia by a gunman authorities described as a disgruntled station employee. A second video of the shooting, apparently recorded by the killer, was posted on social media even as police tried to locate the suspect.

#BEIJING2015: Bolt, Gatlin to face off in 200m showdown — Full report

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:50
BEIJING, China (AP) — Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin set up the sequel to their world championship sprint showdown on Wednesday, both winning their semi-final heats in the 200 metres.

CARICOM wants more international support to end forced deportation of Haitians

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:26
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — The international community is being urged to have a greater involvement in the matter involving the repatriation and deportation of Haitian migrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent from the Dominican Republic.

Guyana to launch gun amnesty

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:05
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – The Guyana Government says it will implement a gun amnesty programme from September 1.

Used-car dealers face fraud charges

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:58
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two used car dealers were yesterday arrested and charged for the offence of fraudulent conversion by members of the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigations Branch (C-TOC).

Two US journalists killed during live broadcast

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:34
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – Two journalists for a local CBS affiliate in Virginia were shot dead Wednesday during a live broadcast, according to television footage and their network.

UCASE proposes three levels for national minimum wage

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 22:00
THE Union of Clerical, Administrative and Supervisory Employees (UCASE) has suggested that the national minimum wage be reclassified into three sections — industrial/commercial, household helpers and security guards.

'Hard work brings true joy'

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 22:00
MATTHEW Harvey, 17, is determined to fulfill his dream of becoming a paediatrician, as he believes wholeheartedly that this profession is his calling and purpose in life.