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Hurricane Joaquin causes 'unusual' number of power outages, says JPS

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 09:31
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica Public Service on Sunday reported that their work crews are making every effort to restore power supply to a number of areas that are without electricity due to the adverse weather conditions associated with Hurricane Joaquin.

Debris spotted as crews search for ship lost off Bahamas

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 09:06
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Rescuers spotted floating debris and an oil sheen Sunday as US crews continue an intensive search off the south-eastern Bahamas for a US cargo ship with 33 people on board. The company that owns the ship said a container that appears to belong to the vessel had been found as well.

Candidates confident as delegates vote in East Rural St Andrew

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 08:43
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Just over 500 delegates are expected to vote today to select a People’s National Party candidate in East Rural St Andrew for the next general election, as first-time Member of Parliament Damion Crawford is being challenged by businessman Peter Blake.

Flights, church services cancelled in Bermuda as Hurricane Joaquin approaches

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 06:57
HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) – Incoming flights have been cancelled as well as church services at the Anglican Church as powerful Hurricane Joaquin bore down on Bermuda packing 115 miles per hour winds after earlier causing death and destruction in The Bahamas.

Princess Royal enjoyed 'real flavour of Jamaica'

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 05:52
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Her Royal Highness, Princess Royal, Princess Anne, is hailing the wonderful reception from the Government and people of Jamaica during her three-day visit to the island.

Jamaica to coordinate relief efforts in the Bahamas

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 05:39
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) in Jamaica has said it will send a Rapid Needs Assessment Team (RNAT) to the Bahamas on Monday, to coordinate relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Joaquin.

Finance Minister heads to Peru for IMF, World Bank meetings

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 05:26
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Finance and Planning Minister, Dr Peter Phillip leaves the island today for Lima, Peru, to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.

Online prayer for the day

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 04:54
Father, to Thee I raise my whole being,

Keep children with hand foot and mouth disease at home – Health Minister

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 23:44
MINISTER of Health, Dr Fenton Ferguson, has appealed to parents to remove children who are infected with hand foot and mouth disease from school for at least seven days to allow them to fully recover, and to prevent transmission to others.

David Cameron at Gordon House

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 22:00
THE visit to Jamaica last week of British Prime Minister David Cameron has left behind as much anticipation as frustration, not to mention confusion, about the reasons for his trip and the treatment of the press during the visit.

Tufton wants JLP probe of St Catherine West Central vote

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 22:00
THE Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate selection for the St Catherine West Central constituency, which saw Dr Christopher Tufton losing by 15 votes to Councillor Devon Wint, was marred by voter fraud and inconsistencies with the voters' list, according to a report filed by Tufton to JLP General Secretary Horace Chang.

The truth about Lai

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 22:00
CHRISTOPHER Lai isn't the typical economist who is preoccupied with numbers and the stock markets. He has developed a knack for sharing his advice with others.

Lifetime tips for great oral care, Part l

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 22:00
* Be very careful about the way in which you brush your teeth. There is a right way to brush your teeth in order to both protect them from decay and avoid damaging the enamel.

Hand foot and mouth disease

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 22:00
HAND foot and mouth disease is a common childhood illness caused by different Enteroviruses such as the Coxsackie virus. The illness most often occurs between March and June and between September and December, but can occur at any time. It is most frequently seen in young children, infants and toddlers.

Man allegedly beaten for holding his penis while sleeping

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 22:00
THREE men last week appeared before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court for reportedly beating a man after they saw him holding onto his penis in his shorts while sleeping.

Joaquin upgraded to Category 4 hurricane

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 22:00
MIAMI, United States (AFP) -- Hurricane Joaquin strengthened to a Category Four storm yesterday as it moved away from The Bahamas, where it destroyed homes, caused flooding and left hundreds without power.

Keep children with hand, foot and mouth disease at home - Health Minister

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 22:00
MINISTER of Health, Dr Fenton Ferguson, has appealed to parents to remove children who are infected with hand, foot and mouth disease from school for at least seven days to allow them to fully recover, so as to prevent transmission to others.

Oregon gunman spared 'lucky one' to give police message

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 22:00
ROSEBURG, Oregon (AP) -- The 26-year-old killer who gunned down classmates at an Oregon college spared a student and gave the "lucky one" something to deliver to authorities, according to the mother of a student who witnessed the rampage.

NATO staging biggest 'war games' in 13 years

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 22:00
LONDON, England (Xinhua) -- The biggest NATO exercise in 13 years will start today, involving more than 60 warships, 140 warplanes and over 36,000 international troops from more than 30 nations.

Guyana wants clarification on Suriname statement

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 22:00
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) -- Guyana says it will seek clarification from Suriname on a recent statement made by President Desi Bouterse regarding the New River Triangle area which both countries have been claiming on and off for decades.