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Money available to deliver water but no trucks

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 13:18
ST ANN, Jamaica – The St Ann Parish Council has been allocated J$6 million by the Ministry of Local Government to truck water to drought-stricken areas in the parish, however, the council is having a hard time finding truck operators willing to do the job.

EWI granted licence to supply power to JPS

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:51
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Energy World International (EWI) was on Monday granted a licence to supply electric power to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) under the terms of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between the JPS and EWI, according to reports out of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining.

JPS application for rate hike 'predatory', says CAPI

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:18
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Citizens Action for Principle and Integrity (CAPI) on Tuesday described the Jamaica Public Service's (JPS) application for a rate hike as "predatory and insensitive, given the present economic conditions".

Bunting to deliver lecture on 'Divine Intervention'

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:10
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Minister of National Security Peter Bunting will on Wednesday deliver a lecture on ‘divine intervention’ at the Jamaica Theological Seminary (JTS) at 16 West Avenue, Kingston 8.

Region warned against new strain of banana disease

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:55
UNITED NATIONS (CMC) – Caribbean banana producing countries have been warned to be on their guard against the introduction of the fusarium wilt disease regarded as the most destructive to the banana industry.

India's court recognises third gender category

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:42
NEW DELHI, India (AP) — India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognising transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.

Police High Command commends Desmond McKenzie's bodyguards

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:12
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Police High Command on Tuesday moved to commend West Kingston Member of Parliament Desmond McKenzie's bodyguards "for their swift action, alertness and stealth-like response" after they came under gunfire about 11:05 am on Oxford Street in Kingston.

Supreme Ventures fetes residents of Kingston's Children's Homes

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 09:53
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Hope Zoo at Hope Gardens in Kingston will come alive on Monday, April 21, when Supreme Ventures Limited hosts its ‘Bun and Cheese Easter Egg Hunt’ for some 160 residents of Children’s Homes in the Corporate Area.

Gunmen open fire at Desmond McKenzie's security team

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 09:36
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Members of the security team assigned to west Kingston Member of Parliament, Desmond McKenzie were attacked by gunmen Tuesday morning.

Transport Minister tours JUTC depots

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 09:18
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Minister of Transport Dr Omar Davies on a tour of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Spanish Town Depot Tuesday morning spoke with workers, mostly drivers, about their responsibilities under the new sub-franchise regime.

Tribute marks Boston Marathon bombing

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 08:13
BOSTON (AP) — A tribute is underway in Boston for those killed and injured in the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon a year ago.

Rehabilitation work starts on Parry Town, St Ann road

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:45
ST ANN, Jamaica — A few weeks after demonstrating in Ocho Rios over the poor road conditions and lack of water in the Parry Town community, the residents’ cry has been heard and rehabilitation work started on the Pimento Walk to Parry Town Main Road.

Holness tours the City

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:18
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Leader of the Opposition Andrew Holness Tuesday morning carried out a tour through the Corporate Area to get a first hand view of the capital city's transportation system.

Grenada wants IMF agreement by May

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 05:58
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) – Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell says the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is likely to meet and approve the island’s “Home Grown Structural Adjustment Programme” next month.

Jamaica names first Poet Laureate in 50 years

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 05:47
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A process which began late last year to choose Jamaica’s first poet laureate in 50 years, will culminate with the announcement at a function this morning at the National Library, East Street, Kingston, by Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Dr Wykeham McNeill.

In handcuffs, Rwanda musician admits to crimes

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 05:21
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- A day after his arrest, a prominent Rwandan singer said at a police news conference Tuesday that he has been in touch with outlawed rebel groups.

Pakistan brothers in cannibalism case face court

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 05:09
KHAWAR KALAN, Pakistan (AP) -- Two brothers arrested for the second time over accusations of cannibalism appeared in court Tuesday, police officials said, in a sensational case that has horrified Pakistanis.

LAC to discuss Flextime today

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:14
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The newly tabled Flexible Working Arrangements (FWAs) bill is expected to be one of the main topics for discussion when the Labour Advisory Committee (LAC) meets this morning at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS).

Massive fire besieges Chile for third day; 15 dead, 500 hurt

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:08
VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) — Helicopters and airplanes dumped water on wildfires and the smouldering wreckage of hilltop neighbourhoods around Valparaiso for a third straight day Monday as sailors in riot gear stood ready to evacuate 700 more families whose homes could be lost if the winds shifted.

St Vincent police probe second murder within 48 hours

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 03:40
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – Police are probing the second murder within a 48 hour period after the bullet riddled body of a 25-year-old man was found along the bank of a stream on Monday.