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Street Scenes - November 24

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 22:00
This girl is no doubt enjoying a dangerous ride home from school on the handlebar of her guardian's bicycle in Three Miles, ST Andrew, yesterday. (PHOTOS: LIONEL ROOKWOOD)

Political analyst says delay in election not good for party

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 21:51
AT least one political analyst believes that Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller’s decision not to go to the polls before year-end is a disadvantage to the governing People’s National Party (PNP). From the increased activities of the PNP over the last five weeks, it was clear that the party was heading for a mid-December election.

Campbell confident JUTC will achieve revenue target

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 19:00
MANAGING Director of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), Colin Campbell, says he is confident that the State-run entity will meet its revenue target of $5.2 billion for this fiscal year, despite the operational losses it suffered earlier on.

Sangster International Airport to accept electronic boarding passes

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 14:45
ST JAMES, Jamaica – The operator of Sangster International Airport, MBJ Airports Limited, on Monday announced that, effective November 24, 2015, electronic boarding passes will be accepted as part of the security screening process.

37% reduction in child fatalities – Road Safety Unit

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 14:35
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing on Monday reported a 37 per cent reduction in child fatalities since the start of the year. Statistics from the Unit reveal that as of November 23, 12 children have been killed in road crashes when compared to the corresponding period last year when 19 perished.

Gender-based violence makes women more vulnerable to HIV

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 14:08
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Jamaica AIDS Support for Life says gender-based violence (GBV) or its threat is likely to increase a woman’s vulnerability to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by making it difficult or impossible to set the terms of an equal relationship.

23-y-o dies after motor vehicle crash

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 13:40
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – Twenty-three-year-old Kesiner Jackson of Greater Portmore, St Catherine, died as a result of injuries he sustained during a motor vehicle collision on the Hellshire main road on Sunday.

Mother of ISIS fighter urges Trinidadians to stay home

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 13:36
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The mother of a young man who left Trinidad and Tobago to fight alongside the terrorist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) said Monday she only became aware of his involvement with the group when his name was published on the Internet by the Islamic group.

Forex: J$119.86 to one US dollar

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 13:13
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Monday, November 23, ended trading at J$119.86, down by eight cents according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.

Motorcyclist escapes serious injury in crash

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 12:44
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A motorcyclist escaped serious injuries Monday after he collided with a car at the intersection of Maxfield and Chisholm Avenue in Kingston.

Consider consequences of not voting, Holness tells uncommitted

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 11:55
ST JAMES, Jamaica – Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness is urging uncommitted voters to seriously consider whose hands they are leaving their fate in, if they decide not to participate in the democratic process.

UPDATE: Arrested foreigners are from Nicaragua and Costa Rica

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 09:21
MANCHESTER, Jamaica – The nationalities of the three foreigners who were on Sunday arrested in Manchester have been confirmed.

Cops, husband in alleged contract killing remanded

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 09:06
MANCHESTER, Jamaica – When the husband of Manchester businesswoman Norma Henry-Coleman and his co-accused, who have been charged for her murder, appeared in court today, the atmosphere was calmer than their first court appearance.

Migrants sew lips in Greek-Macedonia border protest

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 08:53
IDOMENI, Greece (AFP) – At least five migrants stuck on the Greek-Macedonian border on Monday sewed their lips in protest at not being allowed to continue their journey to Europe, AFP reporters said.

TIVOLI ENQUIRY: Witter recounts Tivoli visit

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 08:00
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Former Public Defender Earl Witter has testified that he heard no gunfire in Tivoli Gardens during his close to two hours in the community on May 25, 2010, a day after the operation was launched to apprehend Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.

TIVOLI ENQUIRY: No criminal charge for Lloyd D'Aguilar

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 06:03
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Director of Public Prosecutions has ruled that no criminal proceedings should be instituted against Tivoli Committee head Lloyd D'Aguilar regarding statements he took from two female Tivoli Gardens residents.

'Dudus' shuns Tivoli Enquiry

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 05:55
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Efforts by Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry to have former Tivoli Gardens don Christopher 'Dudus' Coke testify in the Tivoli Enquiry has hit a brick wall.

Replace Dr Andrei Cooke as SERHA Chair, Malahoo Forte insists

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 05:41
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition spokesperson on health, Senator Marlene Malahoo Forte today called on Health Minister Horace Dalley to reconstitute the board of the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA), and in particular, to appoint a new chairman to replace Dr Andrei Cooke.

JCapri hospitalised after car crash

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 05:28
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Dancehall artiste Jordan Phillips, popularly known as JCapri, has been hospitalised following a motor vehicle crash early Monday.

Bahamas gov’t declares Day of Thanksgiving

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 04:45
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – The Bahamas government has declared Wednesday,” a National Day of Thanksgiving and Repentance” following the passage of Hurricane Joaquin last month resulting in widespread damage estimated at millions of dollars.