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Grateful Singapore gives Lee Kuan Yew a hero's funeral

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 08:15
SINGAPORE, Singapore (AFP) - More than 100,000 people lined Singapore's streets to bid farewell to its founding father Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday, officials said as a week of mourning ended in the city-state he led to prosperity.

Agriculture minister cautions against importing pork

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 07:47
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Minister of Agriculture Derrick Kellier has cautioned consumers and stakeholders in the food industry, not to panic in the face of the reported shortages in the pork industry and to resist the urge for imported alternatives.

St Elizabeth Police arrest and charge two men for gun offences

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 07:42
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica - Detectives attached to the St Elizabeth Police Division arrested and charged two men for breaches of the Firearms Act in Carby district in the parish yesterday. Both men aged 18 and 21 years are from Carby district.

Caribbean nationals among 200 immigrants convicted of sex crimes in the US

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 07:36
WASHINGTON, United States of America (CANANEWS) The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says several Caribbean nationals are among 200 immigrants who have been convicted of sex crimes under a Sex Offender Registration (SOR) initiative that started two years ago.

Jamaica smothers Puerto Rico 7-3 in Beach Soccer

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 07:18
KINGSTON, Jamaica-Jamaica, paced by a four-timer from Rohan Reid, pounded Puerto Rico 7-3 in their opening Group A game of the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship in El Salvador yesterday. 

Support grows for St Catherine High health fair

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 22:00
OFFICIALS from St Catherine High say they have this year seen a significant increase in the number of organisations that participated in the school's 'Annual Proactive Lifestyle Health Fair'.

Rakes galore

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 22:00
Friends, some people still can't learn that dem must pick dem battles wisely. Why did dat rowdy group (6, 2, 23) tink dem could disrupt the female official (34) and don't get a good tongue lashing? Mi sorry, it funny bad (no pun intended, please).

JLP council wants former Hanover mayor out

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 22:00
THE executive of the Jamaica Labour Party Area Council Four has called on former Mayor of Lucea and Councillor of the Green Island Division, Shernett Haughton, to "do the honourable thing" and resign as councillor in the aftermath of the damning report from the Office of the Contractor General, which found her guilty of nepotism.

Education stakeholders

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 22:00
Representatives of schools and education stakeholders listen to details on how money is allocated to help schools in North West Clarendon recently.

Azan handover

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 22:00
Member of Parliament for North West Clarendon Richard Azan (fourth right) makes a financial donation of $500,00 to acting principal of Claude McKay High School James Smith, to assist the school in its practical areas of learning. Witnessing the presentation are (from left) Orville Hackett, councillor, Frankfield Division; Adrian Boreland teacher at Claude McKay; Janice Edwards, board representative; Hugh Meredith, board chairman; Dwayne Datiste, Dwight Coburne of the Constituency Development Fund, and Pauline Scott Blair. All five schools in the constituency, Claude McKay, Alston, Edwin Allen, Spaulding and Thompson Town, each received $500,000 under the programme which Azan started last year.

Anita Sergeant says first aeroplane sighting caused panic

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 22:00
Anita Sergeant was still a little girl when an aeroplane flew over her Clarendon community.

Green says St Elizabeth farmers struggling to survive

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 22:00
BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth -- Jamaica Labour Party caretaker for South West St Elizabeth, Floyd Green is calling for urgent attention to be paid to the plight of the farmers in that constituency.

Kingston, St Andrew roads to be repaired

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 22:00

Early childhood school for Union Gardens

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 22:00
COME September, the Union Gardens community, which is bordered by Spanish Town Road to the north and Marcus Garvey Drive to the south, will have a state-of-the-art early childhood education school.

$27 milion donation

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 22:00

More Water

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 22:00
Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security Derrick Kellier (second right) along with (from second left) permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Donovan Stanberry; minister of state in the Ministry of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Luther Buchanan and Minister of Tourism and Entertainment and Member of Parliament for Westmoreland Western Dr Wykeham McNeill examine the water source for the Bath Mountain to Bleauwerie Water Supply Project on March 26. The project is aimed at supplying over 205 families with reliable water source at a cost of approximately $26.8 million.

Junior minister says Opposition leader was born as a result of rape

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 22:00
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) -- A junior Government minister has offered a conditional apology over remarks she made in the Parliament suggesting that Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley was born as a result of rape.

UK’s Cameron launches re-election campaign with health vow

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 22:00
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron kicked off his re-election campaign yesterday for May's tight poll by echoing his main rival with a new promise to improve the state-run National Health Service (NHS).

Tufton says he's ready to serve

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 22:00
OPPOSITION Senator Dr Christopher Tufton on Friday said he was ready to serve in the Upper House once again and expressed regret at the circumstances that forced all involved in the Senate seat debacle to turn to the courts to resolve the issue.