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Jamaican FBI agent’s application for Police Commissioner rejected  

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:01
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaican, Wilfred Rattigan, a member of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had his application for Police Commissioner turned down by the Police Services Commission late Tuesday.

NYC protest planned for Jamaica custody death

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:49
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — An attorney for relatives of a Jamaican man who died after a beating in a lockup earlier this month will lead a protest outside the Jamaican consulate in New York.

JSIF hands over new sorrel factory in Westmoreland

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:30
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) will officially hand over a newly built sorrel factory in Bethel Town, Westmoreland valued at just over $27 million to its operators tomorrow, August 28.

Stolen motor vehicles recovered in Sandy Bay, Clarendon

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:24
CLARENDON, Jamaica -- The May Pen Police recovered four Nissan motor vehicles and several car parts at Sunrise, Sandy Bay in Clarendon during an operation on Monday, August 25.

Dom Rep court mulls sex abuse charges against former Vatican official

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:20
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A court in the Dominican Republic is taking the first steps toward possible sexual abuse charges against a former Vatican ambassador to the Caribbean country.

Girl accidentally kills gun instructor with Uzi

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:23
DOLAN SPRINGS, Arizona (AP) — A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said.

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Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:55
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Spiders force Suzuki to recall midsize cars

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:49
DETROIT, Michigan (AP) — Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars.

Bahamas govt discuss new initiatives to deal with escalating crime

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:28
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – Prime Minister Perry Christie says his administration will discuss new initiatives to deal with criminal activities in the Bahamas after gunmen shot and killed his press secretary Latore Mackey on Monday.

This Day in History

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:13

For loyal service

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:08
Sandals Negril’s long-service employees pause for a photo alongside General Manager Gary Williams (front, left); Hotel Manager Edward Zambrano (back, fifth left); Human Resources Manager Tameca Sutherland (back row, left); and Training and Development Manager Sonia Wynter (front, right) following a luncheon held in their honour last Friday. Those recognised have worked with the Sandals Group for a minimum of 10 years, with some accumulating as many as 32 years with the company.

JUTC says scores of Smarter Cards for students unclaimed

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:44
THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says that it is holding information on children from 119 schools in Kingston, St Andrew and St Catherine who are to collect their Smarter Cards from the JUTC.

Children’s summit

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:38
Participants at the inaugural National Children’s Summit and a representative of the Child Development Agency peruse a booklet during the confab held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston last Thursday. (PHOTO: MICHAEL GORDON)

'Refuse' Cay

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:00
THE scene at Refuge Cay, some 1.5 miles off the Kingston waterfront, paints the sordid picture of Jamaica's love affair with improper garbage disposal.

Jamaica wants more out of 3rd SIDS confab

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:00
JAMAICA is expected to raise concerns about the low rate of implementation from the two previous summits when it attends the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Apia, Samoa starting on Monday.

Health ministry foresees no spike in chikungunya cases

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:00
HEALTH officials say they are not expecting to see a spike in the number of chikungunya cases when the new school year begins next month because of the measures that have been put in place to combat the spread of the virus.

Henry says new fare structure won't help JUTC

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:00
FORMER Minister of Transport and Works Mike Henry says the current plan being enforced at the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) to reduce losses will more likely to lead to another $1.3-billion deficit this year.

Law power!

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:00
TWO prominent US-based attorneys, who represented the family of murdered Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, have joined forces with Miguel Lorne to represent the grieving family of Mario Deane to seek justice for his controversial death while in the custody of the Barnett Street police in early August.

Ministry seeks support for early detection programme

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:00
CHIEF Education Officer Dr Grace McLean has called for the full support of the ministry's Early Detection, Support and Intervention (EDSI) programme in schools.

Government to monitor private schools

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:00
CHIEF Education Officer in the Ministry of Education Dr Grace McLean says that the Government is moving to monitor the private education sector.