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PHOTO: Mandeville flooded

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:47
MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Rains pelted a section of Mandeville, Manchester, earlier today, leaving a few roads inundated.

JUTC fleet to be increased

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:38
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government is to spend $1.3 billion this fiscal year to increase its fleet at Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC).

NIS will remain viable — Shahine Robinson

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:58
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson is assuring pensioners that the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) will continue to remain viable.

Prince welcomes assistance towards development of Ethiopia's education system

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:43
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — His Imperial Highness, Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie says he will welcome assistance from Jamaican educators, in the development of the Ethiopian school system.

Forex: J$122.68 to one US dollar

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 13:44
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaican dollar on Monday, April 25, ended trading at J$122.68, up by one cent, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.

Islamic bank offers billion-dollar loan to Suriname

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 13:03
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (CMC) – A delegation from the Islamic Development Bank (ISDB) has ended a fact finding visit here offering Suriname a loan of US$1.75 billion, Finance Minister Gilmore Hoefdraad has announced.

Warmington to tour flood-ravaged Portland

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:52
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of State in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation with responsibility for Works, Everald Warmington, is on Tuesday set to tour the roadways in Portland that were recently damaged during heavy rainfall.

Venezuela court rejects bill to cut president's term

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:33
CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela's Supreme Court on Monday rejected a proposed constitutional reform to cut short the term of President Nicolas Maduro, according to a written judgement.

St Lucia Opposition in favour of replacing Queen Elizabeth as head of State

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:21
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) – The main Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) says it plans to make St Lucia a republic if it wins the next general election and replace Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as the island’s head of state.

Police increase reward for capture of wanted man

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:19
ST ANN, Jamaica — The St Ann police have added J$100,000 to the reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and charge of 50-year-old Brian Forbes, otherwise called ‘QQ’, of Drumily district, St Ann.

Greedy wives to blame for corruption — Indonesian minister

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 07:19
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AFP) — An Indonesian minister has suggested an unusual reason for the scourge of corruption in the graft-ridden country — men are just trying to please their greedy wives.

Man, woman found dead in motor car in Portmore

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 06:57
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A man and a woman were yesterday found dead in a motor car on Meadowvale Drive in Portmore, St Catherine.

WHO warns of risk of 'marked increase' in Zika cases

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 06:35
PARIS, France (AFP) – The UN's health agency warned Monday of the potential for a "marked increase" in Zika infections, and the spread of the virus to new parts of the world, even as the outbreak declines in Brazil.

Sisters perish in St Ann house fire

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 06:18
ST ANN, Jamaica – The Brown's Town police are investigating the deaths of two sisters, whose bodies were found on Sunday after a fire destroyed their house in Cross Roads, Lawrence Park district, St Ann.

Exploding hoverboards on EU list of 'made in China' horrors

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 05:59
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) – From exploding hoverboards to cancer-causing children's pyjamas, the EU on Monday warned of a tide of dangerous products for sale with most still coming from China.

PM calls on church to play positive role in Jamaica

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 05:47
ST JAMES, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging members of the church community to play a positive role in making a difference in Jamaica.

Holness urges Red Stripe to speed up cassava project

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 05:23
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness has reiterated his commitment to supporting Red Stripe’s Project Grow, an initiative through which the company plants cassava for use in the brewing of its beer.

More than 900 children sexually abused over 9-month period in T&T

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 22:29
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (CATT) says more than 900 children have been sexually abused during a nine-month period.

Portland suffers

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 20:00
The heavy rain which has pelted the parish of Portland over the last four days might have eased but the damage caused is just coming to light.

I use to get a bag of fish a day, now I am getting only a paint bucket – Robin’s Bay fisherman

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 20:00
Fisherman Patrick Tyrell believes that widespread pollution, piracy and existing fishing regulations are all factors contributing to the decline of the fishing industry.