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SDC to be strengthened

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 13:24
ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) – To further strengthen the Social Development Commission (SDC) to facilitate the economic and social empowerment of communities islandwide, Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development Colin Fagan, is on a series of fact-finding visits to all parish offices.

Blood Bank to stage Two-day Blood Drive at Denbigh

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 13:07
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) will be seeking to boost the blood supply and raise public awareness of the need for regular voluntary blood donation by participating in the 63rd Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in Clarendon.

Blood Bank to stage Two-day Blood Drive at Denbigh

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 13:07
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) will be seeking to boost the blood supply and raise public awareness of the need for regular voluntary blood donation by participating in the 63rd Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in Clarendon.

Wright wins long jump gold at Special Olympics

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:47
LOS ANGELES, United States- Kimone Wright won gold for Jamaica on Friday, after finishing first in the long jump event in Division F05 at the Special Olympics World Games at the University of Southern California campus.

Murder of Trelawny businessman a contract killing, police theorise

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:22
Trelawny, Jamaica –The Trelawny police theorise that Thursday evening's murder of a businessman who was shot dead here in his community, was a contract killing.

Diverse line-up for 'Black River Day'

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:57
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica – A diverse cast of pop and cultural artistes are part of the showcase during the third Black River Day which takes place today in St Elizabeth.

US woman gets 15 years to life for poisoning husband

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:10
ASHTABULA,Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for killing her husband by poisoning his drin with antifreeze.

NWA partners with UWI to replant mangroves along Palisadoes Road

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:45
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The National Works Agency (NWA) has partnered with the University of the West Indies (UWI) to undertake a mangrove replanting project along the Palisadoes Road shoreline, in Kingston, at a cost of over $8 million.

Not-guilty pleas entered for accused Charleston church killer

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:21
CHARLESTON, United States — A federal judge entered not-guilty pleas Friday for a young white supremacist who is facing hate crime charges over the massacre of nine black churchgoers in South Carolina.

RADA assisting farmers to deal with climate change

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 09:43
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), is using its 25th anniversary celebrations across the island to equip farmers with skills to deal with climate change, and will showcase this thrust at the 2015 Denbigh Agricultural Show in May Pen, Clarendon.

Drought fuels bush fires in Manchester

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 08:04
MANCHESTER, Jamaica – Drought has set in and the number of bush fires now plaguing Manchester has left members of the parish’s under resourced fire department “overwhelmed.”

Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 07:40
LONDON (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday.

Jerusalem gay pride stabbing suspect remanded

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 06:59
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli police say an anti-gay ultra-Orthodox extremist suspected of stabbing revelers at Jerusalem's gay pride parade has appeared in court.

Greek bailout talks with auditors begin as market to reopen Monday

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 06:42
ATHENS, Greece (AFP) — Senior EU-IMF auditors on Friday held their first meetings with Greek ministers to finalise a new three-year bailout as the Athens stock market prepares to reopen after being shut down for over a month by the debt crisis.

J'cans can view Grand Gala at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 06:34
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) is making additional arrangements for persons who cannot get in the National Stadium to view the Independence Grand Gala on Independence Day, August 6.

Granger open to talks with Venezuelan President on border controversy

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 05:54
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – In a bid to resolve the row between Guyana and Venezuela, President David Granger has expressed willingness to speak with his counterpart Nicolas Maduro when world leaders head to the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Fight over Lucifer lands ex-Christian couple in court

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 05:40
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two self-professed Christians who were once engaged to be married were hauled before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court for allegedly assaulting each other.

Man buys car after taking $150k left by ATM workers

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 04:51
MAHWAH, New Jersey (AP) — One of two men suspected of making off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash that was mistakenly left behind by ATM workers bought an SUV with the money hours later, police said.

$150m invested in TVET education

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 04:22
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Since last year, the Government invested more than $150 million in outfitting school laboratories and workshops, and upgrading of teachers in the areas of technical, vocational education and training (TVET).

Online prayer for the day

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 03:00
Eternal God,

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