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Rejected Bloomfield to run in East Portland

5 hours 44 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Rejected Member of Parliament for East Portland Lynvale Bloomfield confirmed Tuesday afternoon that he will represent the governing People’s National Party in the next general elections.

US$900-million tourism investment

6 hours 1 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica Mexican outfit Karisma Hotels and Resorts Tuesday afternoon said it is investing more than US$900 million in a mega hotel project in St Ann that will add 4,000 additional rooms to Jamaica’s tourism sector over 10 years and provide at least 8,000 direct jobs.

House passes Cybercrimes Bill

6 hours 28 min ago
The Bill gives effect to recommendations proposed by a joint select committee of Parliament, which was appointed two years ago to review it.

Jamaica's Marlon James wins Booker Prize for fiction

6 hours 53 min ago
LONDON (AP) — Marlon James became the first Jamaican winner of the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday with a vivid, violent, exuberant, and expletive-laden novel based on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley.

Playboy to stop publishing nude photos

9 hours 3 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Playboy is about to find out how many people really do read it for the articles.

UN meets with Guyana officials over Venezuela border dispute

9 hours 15 min ago
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — United Nations officials have met with Guyana's government to investigate a longstanding border dispute with neighbouring Venezuela.

Man shot dead on sidewalk near Torrington Bridge

10 hours 54 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A man was today shot dead on Slipe Road, close to Torrington Bridge, in Kingston.

Small and medium business leaders to meet in St Lucia

11 hours 27 min ago
CASTRIES, St Lucia – Entrepreneurs, owners, operators and managers of small to medium firms from across the region will meet here from Wednesday to adopt a strategy aimed at strengthening entrepreneurship and boost job creation across 14 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries.

‘Choose Right, Choose Life’ campaign to tackle increasing road fatalities involving PPVs

12 hours 5 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Transport Authority (TA) will on Wednesday launch its ‘Choose Right, Choose Life’ campaign after 2014 statistics revealed an increasing number of deaths due to crashes involving public passenger vehicles (PPVs).

12th 'Eat Jamaican' campaign to be launched

13 hours 21 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, will be celebrating the 12th anniversary of the ‘Eat Jamaican’ campaign under the theme: “Grow What We Eat, Eat What We Grow”, next month.

Nicholson urges full support for CCJ

13 hours 39 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator AJ Nicholson, is urging full support for the adoption of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as Jamaica’s final appellate court. 

Health Ministry warns of increase in mosquitoes but says fogging halted due to rain

13 hours 45 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Health Ministry expects an increase in the mosquito population due to the rainfall currently being experienced but says fogging has been halted until the inclement weather stops.

Financial sector urged to be watchful of new ganja industry

14 hours 26 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Government is calling on the financial sector to be watchful in ensuring that only clean money enters or passes through their systems from the new ganja industry.

Gunmen kill US missionary in Haiti

14 hours 35 min ago
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An American missionary who had been working in Haiti for many years was fatally shot by gunmen in the impoverished country's capital as she sat behind the wheel of her car on a residential street, colleagues and police said Monday.

New Cybercrimes Act to be debated today

14 hours 57 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The new Cybercrimes Act, which seeks to protect the country from cyber criminal activities, is to be debated in Parliament today.

Online prayer for the day

15 hours 58 min ago
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures;

ODPEM observes International Day for Disaster Reduction

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 22:00
JAMAICA'S Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) will today join the United Nation International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) in commemorating International Day for Disaster Reduction, observed annually on October 13.

Doctors warn

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 20:24
SENIOR doctors at St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital could take action if a decision isn't taken today to reinstate their interdicted colleague Dr Derrick McDowell, who is also the team doctor for Jamaica's Reggae Boyz football squad.

Technical and equipment audit at Alpart

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 20:10
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — A technical and equipment infrastructure review of the alumina refinery, Rusal Alpart Jamaica, is being conducted as part of pre-preparatory work for the plant’s scheduled reopening in December 2016.

Conference to help educate, sensitise people about disabilities

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 20:10
THE Nathan Ebanks Foundation, a local non-profit organisation that supports persons with disabilities, will host its eight annual conference and expo at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James later this month.