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Mexico help for Riverton access road

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:00
MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator AJ Nicholson, greets Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of Mexico, Maria Alcaraz, during a courtesy call Wednesday at the ministry's offices in New Kingston.

Wheatley outlines 'work from home' proposal

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:00
OPPOSITION spokesman on science, ICT and digital economy development, Dr Andrew Wheatley, has proposed an initiative through which specific public sector jobs could be done by workers utilising technology from home.

Maternal mortality continues to be unacceptably high

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:00
On average, approximately 16 women die every day in the Caribbean and Latin America from complications of pregnancy or childbirth, while 250 babies die each day before having reached 28 days of age.

Women on fraud rap return to court April 22

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:00
THREE female employees of a financial institution, who allegedly conspired to rob the company of $2.4 million, on Wednesday had their bails extended for them to return to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on April 22.

Honduras passes law to protect journalists, judicial workers

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:00
TEGUCIGALPA, 2015 (AFP) — Honduras' Congress has passed a law offering special protection to journalists, human rights activists and judicial workers operating in a country with the world's highest murder rate.

Cuban doctor praised for developing diabetic foot ulcer drug

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:00
HAVANA, Cuba (CMC) -- A Cuban doctor who created a drug used to fight diabetic foot ulcers, has been lauded by his colleagues from across the globe.

PHOTO: Oil spill

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:00
Firefighters on Thursday pour sand on an oil spill along the Washington Boulevard in St Andrew after a motor vehicle collision at the intersection with Weymouth Drive. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

Caricom restates support for Int'l Decade for People of African Descent

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:00
NEW YORK, USA (CMC) — St Vincent and the Grenadines Ambassador to the United Nations, I Rhonda King, has affirmed the commitment of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) to the International Decade for People of African Descent, as pronounced by the United Nations, which began on January 1.

Neighbourhood Watch Secretariat condemns Clarendon killings

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:00
THE National Neighbourhood Watch Secretary has expressed "strong condemnation" for Wednesday night's slaughtering of a man and four schoolboys, execution-style, in the Hayes community of Clarendon.

Golding proposed clergymen's intervention

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:00
FORMER Prime Minister Bruce Golding has been identified as the Government official who asked then Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington to speak with two clergymen with the hopes of getting Christopher 'Dudus' Coke to surrender peacefully in 2010.

Smith concerned about level of crime and violence

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:00
OPPOSITION spokesman on national security, Derrick Smith, says that the alarming rate of murders and other major crimes currently affecting the country demands the full and immediate attention of the government.

R&B singer dies in Jamaica

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:00
THE body of Bahamian singer Johnny Kemp was found on a beach in Montego Bay, St James, on Thursday.

Enough is enough!

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:00
CARLENE Palmer of Circle of Hope stages a one-woman protest yesterday on Oxford Road, in the vicinity of Emancipation Park, St Andrew, against crimes being committed against children.

Falconer: Total cost for Obama visit preparation not yet ready

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:00
THE figures have not yet been collated, but Jamaicans can expect a tab for the preparation measures that were put in place for the one-day visit of United States President Barack Obama last week.

Thwaites warns students against smoking

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:00
STUDENTS engaged in smoking are being discouraged from doing so by Education Minister Ronald Thwaites.

British opposition parties in crunch debate as vote nears

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:00
LONDON, England (AFP) — The Opposition parties vying for a role in Britain's next government went head-to-head late Thursday in a crunch television debate three weeks from what promises to be the closest election in decades.

UK bookmakers offer odds on hung Parliament

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:00
LONDON, England (AFP) — British bookmakers were yesterday offering their shortest-ever odds on a hung Parliament in next month's general election, with David Cameron's survival as prime minister too close to call.

Jamaicans head to Cuba on trade mission 

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 19:37
KINGSTON, Jamaica - In a bid to increase export of Jamaican goods and services, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton is leading 18 Jamaican companies on a trade mission to Cuba. The mission will begin on April 20 and is scheduled to end on April 23.

Man to stand trial for urinating on street

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:59
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Laughter erupted in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court after a man told the court that he was not urinating on the street but was hiding his money inside his brief.

Johnny Kemp dies in Jamaica

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:34
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The body of Bahamian singer Johnny Kemp was found on a beach in Montego Bay, St James on Thursday.

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