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Maroons to get own radio station

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 22:00
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Maroons living in the community of Accompong Town, St. Elizabeth will soon have their own radio station.

Doctor hesitates, then returns to Ebola front line

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 22:00
"That was quite terrible, to realise that people you met a few weeks ago, who were happy, helping you with this fight, have now died because of what they were treating," Switala, a South African who works for Doctors Without Borders, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from Sierra Leone.

Woman gets 12 months, fined for ganja

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 22:00
A woman was Monday slapped with a 12-month prison sentence and ordered to pay a fine of $20,000 for attempting to export ganja.

Reggae Boyz defeat T&T to take 2014 Caribbean Cup

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 22:00
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Jamaica won the Caribbean Football Union Cup last night after outscoring Trinidad and Tobago 4-3 on penalties in front of a vociferous crowd at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.

New book chronicles CXC's history; launch set for Dec 2

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 22:00
A book chronicling the 40 years since the establishment of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will be launched during a ceremony on December 2 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston.

US citizens need a passport to enter country

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 22:00
Q: My aunt in New York is coming to visit our family for Christmas. She just became a US citizen and has her naturalisation certificate. What documents does she need to come to Jamaica now that she's a US citizen? Can she travel just with her naturalisation certificate? Is there a limitation as to how long she can stay outside of the US without losing her citizenship?

Cop accused of lying, being evasive in Al Miller case

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 22:00
GARY CHAMBERS, a deputy superintendent of police, was yesterday accused by the defence of lying and being evasive when he took the witness stand in the perverting the course of justice case against clergyman Al Miller.

US Marine Corps marks 239th anniversary

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 22:00
The United States Embassy recently marked the 239th Anniversary of the US Marine Corps with the Corps' Annual Birthday Ball at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston. Chargé d'Affaires at the embassy, Elizabeth Lee Martinez and her husband Don Pohlman welcomed the evening's guests, who included former commissioner of police, Hardley Lewin; commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations, Terrence Williams; deputy police chief, James Golding; commissioner of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Errol Mowatt; and members of the diplomatic corps. US military attendees included special guest Colonel John Poast, deputy commander of special operations - Command South; Colonel Brian Harris, defence attaché in Kingston; and Marine detachment commander Staff Sergeant Roland Hyacinthe.

This Day in History - Nov 19

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 22:00

Study underway to select local crops for biofuel production

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 22:00
Manager for renewable energy and energy efficiency at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), Dr Peter Ruddock, said the company is continuing its research to extract biodiesel from plants, so as to reduce the importation of fuel.

Church groups say NHT purchase immoral

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 22:00
FOUR umbrella church groups have welcomed Monday's resignation of two members of the National Housing Trust (NHT) board over the Outameni affair, while charging that purchasing the Trelawny-based attraction "is immoral" and shows "poor stewardship of the resources of our people".

PM faces more questions on Outameni

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 22:00
In the questions, which he tabled in the House of Representatives in the absence of Simpson Miller from the sitting, Holness asked:

It's not too late to apply under FSW programme, but...

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 22:00
I saw where you are having a special seminar regarding the Federal Skilled Worker Programme (FSW). I am interested in the programme and would like to find out if there are any disadvantages in applying so late. Would it be too late if I started at the end of November?

'Illegal and immoral'

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 22:00
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) - The Grand Bahamas Human Rights Association (GBHRA) has described as "illegal, immoral" the new immigration policy of the Bahamas Government, saying it is "designed to strike fear into the Haitian-Bahamian population".

Anatomy Of A Scandal  

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:53
No one could have expected that an entity so nobly tasked would have found itself just over 50 years of that Independence so mired in controversy, in company with, of all things, the National Housing Trust (NHT), another bedrock of Jamaican genius and poor people’s hope for affordable shelter.

Jealous man accused of injecting lover over text

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 17:00
Forty-one-year-old Otis Allen pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault occasioning bodily harm.

Political standoff in Guyana after parliament suspended

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 16:44
Ramotar, who took office in late 2011 in the former British colony bordering Venezuela, moved last week to suspend the 65-seat National Assembly, which the opposition parties control by one vote.

Drug mule slapped with 12-month sentence, $20k fine

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 14:30
Frederica Chamber-Robb was busted when she attempted to board a flight at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston recently.

Girl, 11, is Colombia's youngest drug mule

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 13:58
The unnamed child is in hospital under guard in Cali, western Colombia, after the failed attempt to smuggle the drugs -- hidden in the capsules -- to Europe.

JUTC wants $60,000 from JLP to repair damaged buses

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 13:40
In a news release Tuesday afternoon, the JUTC said it would be writing to the JLP regarding settlement of the repair bill.