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Students among 13 injured in Portland crash

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 04:06
PORTLAND, Jamaica – A motor vehicle crash left at least 13 people injured in St Margaret’s Bay, Portland, about 5:30 pm Monday.

Dominica hoping other countries join CCJ

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 03:59
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) – Dominica is hoping that its decision to join the Trinidad and Tobago-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Friday will lead to other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries following suit.

Four foreigners on human trafficking charges in St Lucia

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 03:19
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) – Four men, including three from India will re-appear in court on March 11 on charges of human trafficking in St Lucia.

Mike Henry takes on task to unite JLP

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:52
VETERAN Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Member of Parliament Mike Henry has taken on the role of mediator in the current impasse between the party’s leadership and the group of MPs opposed to Opposition Leader Andrew Holness.

Digital switchover not likely before 2018

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:42
ROSE HALL, St James — A 2015 date announced previously for the island’s television stations to switch over from analogue to digital broadcast has been shifted for at least another three years.

Police: We did not kill Salt Spring businessman

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:37
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The St James police have dismissed claims that they shot and killed a businessman, whose bulletriddled body was discovered in Salt Spring Sunday morning.

EOJ now close to 6,480 signatures

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:32
AS the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) moves closer to the 6,480 signatures it needs to go ahead with expanding the boundaries of the Portmore municipality, attorney-at-law Shane Dalling says his clients are not perturbed and are going ahead with their application for an injunction to stop the process.

Gov’t allocates $380m to UTech for upgrading

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:00
THE University of Technology (UTech) Enhancement Project will get a $380 million allocation next fiscal year to undertake work to upgrade facilities at the institution.

J'can heroes, Bob Marley celebrated at Brazil carnival

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:00
Jamaican national heroes Nanny of the Maroons, Paul Bogle, George William Gordon, and Marcus Garvey, as well as reggae icon Bob Marley were celebrated at this year's staging of carnival in Brazil.

Young professionals

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:00
Students of Our Lady of the Angels Preparatory School in St Andrew give a clear indication of the professional path they will take later on in life during the school's celebration of Career Day last Friday. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

This day in history — March 3

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:00
Today is the 62nd day of 2015. There are 303 days left in the year.

No consensus on Caribbean candidate for top Commonwealth post

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:00
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders have failed to agree on a single candidate for the post of secretary general of the Commonwealth, Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister Gaston Browne, has said.

Prince William meets China President

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:00
BEIJING, March 2, 2015 (AFP) — Britain's Prince William met China's Communist President Xi Jinping yesterday before strolling through the Forbidden City, the former home of the country's deposed imperial dynasties.

Antarctica's spectacular glaciers melting faster

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:00
CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground of this extreme northern part of Antarctica, a spectacular white and blinding ice seemingly extends forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging below to reshape Earth.

Russia bars Latvian, Polish officials from slain opposition activist's funeral

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:00
WARSAW, Poland (AFP) — Senior Polish and Latvian officials who sought to attend the Moscow funeral of slain Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov said yesterday they had been denied entry into Russia on the eve of the ceremony.

Longest-serving woman in US Congress retires

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:00
WASHINGTON, USA (AFP) — Trailblazing Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving woman in US Congress history, announced yesterday she is retiring after what will be a 40-year career on Capitol Hill.

Media under fire for publishing medical records of officials

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:00
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Guyana government has described as "unethical and disingenuous" the decision by some media outlets to publish the private medical details of some government officials.

‘Cost of utilities a major challenge for businesses’

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:00
ROSE HALL, St James — Wayne Cummings, the senior director for administration and business processes at Sandals Resorts International, has cited the high cost of utilities as a major challenge for businesses operating in Jamaica.

Firefighters injured as fire truck overturns

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:00
Three firefighters were yesterday injured after their fire truck ran off Spanish Town Road and overturned near Kingston Industrial Agency Ltd (KIA) in St Andrew.

Negril danger

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:00
If the Negril breakwater project fails to get off the ground, Jamaica's third-largest tourist resort area will continue to lose one metre of its famous beach each year, according to officials of the implementing agencies.