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ONLINE UPDATE - Minister Davies on sick leave, set to return to work on Monday next

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:26
ONLINE UPDATE – Minister Davies on sick leave, set to return on Monday next

New GSAT start time to facilitate schools affected by smog

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:21
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Ministry of Education has advised that the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) scheduled for Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27, 2015 is to commence at 9:30 am on each day at all examination centres.

Minority Leader suggests ways to curb crime in St James

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:08
KINGSTON, Jamaica - In a release Tuesday, the Jamaica Labour Party's Minority Leader for St James, Charles Sinclair, suggested several measures to be explored in the parish, in order to improve policing and curb crime.

Alpart resumes bauxite mining

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:30
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller announced a short while ago that the Russian company UC RUSAL yesterday commenced the mining and processing of bauxite at the Alpart refinery at Nain in St Elizabeth.

PHOTOS: Inside Parliament

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:30
MORE TO COME!

Davies on sick leave

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:55
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Transport, Works and Housing Minister Dr Omar Davies has announced that he will be away from Office for a short while based on the advice of his doctors.

UPDATE: Witness said 'Kartel juror' told him to set accused free

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:28
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Dennis Brown testified that colleague juror Livingston Cain again approached him in January 2014, during the Vybz Kartel murder trial, and told him to set the accused men free.

St James needs more than transfers to solve crime

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:59
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) believes that the transfer of top-level police personnel is insufficient in curbing the crime situation in St James.

Woman Sergeant named Lasco Top Cop

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:13
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Woman Sergeant Ava Lindo has been named this year's Lasco police officer of the year.

Cricket World Cup: New Zealand win stunning semi, Australia gear up for India clash

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:02
SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) – New Zealand defeated South Africa by four wickets Tuesday in one of the greatest World Cup matches ever played to win through to Sunday's final as co-hosts Australia got ready for their last-four clash with defending champions India.

UPDATE: Witness says 'Kartel juror' told him Crown had no case

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:51
Brown, the first witness called in the case against Cain, the juror accused of trying to bribe his colleagues in the Vybz Kartel murder trial, said Cain told him that the jurors should disregard what the Crown was saying and set the accused men free.

Gammon raps Justice Minister for dismissing suggestion on courts in police stations

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:36
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Kent Gammon, the Jamaica Labour Party's deputy spokesman on Justice, has expressed deep disappointment in Justice Minister Mark Golding’s response to the party leader Andrew Holness' suggestion to operate magistrate's courts in select police stations.

'Kartel juror' pleads not guilty

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:16
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The prosecution on Tuesday called the first witness in the case against the juror in the Vybz Kartel murder trial, who is accused of trying to bribe his colleagues.

No flames at Riverton dump – ODPEM

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:58
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) in consultation with the Jamaica Fire Brigade has advised that there are no flames currently at the Riverton City waste disposal site.

UPDATE: Black box found at plane crash site in French Alps

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:36
SEYNE, France (AFP) – French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said a black box had been found on Tuesday following the crash of an Airbus A320 Germanwings plane in the French Alps.

Kendrick Lamar's 'Butterfly' has Jamaican wings

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 07:51
KINGSTON, Jamaica – To Pimp a Butterfly, the second album by American rapper Kendrick Lamar, has debuted at number one on the Australian and United Kingdom national charts.

Linstead vendors fuming after stalls seized

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 07:44
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – Authorities Tuesday morning seized several stalls and removed other debris from sidewalks in an operation to remove illegal vendors from the streets of Linstead, St Catherine.

Jamaica observes World TB Day 2015  

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 07:10
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Today, March 24, is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day.

St Kitts appoints first female Cabinet Secretary

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 06:58
KINGSTON, Jamaica – St Kitts and Nevis yesterday appointed Josephine Huggins, former head of the Federation’s Public Service Commission and Police Service Commission, as its first female Cabinet Secretary.

16 German school pupils feared dead in France air crash: officials

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 06:50
MADRID, Spain (AFP) – Sixteen German teenagers on a school exchange trip were feared to be among the 150 dead in the crash of a passenger jet in the French Alps on Tuesday, officials said.

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