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Kellier says Disabilities Act will have to translate into action

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Derrick Kellier

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Minister of Labour and Social Security, Derrick Kellier, says that the Disabilities Act, passed by the House of Representatives Tuesday, contains commitments which the government will have to translate into action. “We have taken note of all the points made in the various ... Read More

Sir Howard lies in state at MoBay Cultural Centre
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The body of former Governor General Sir Howard Cooke will lie-in-state at ... Read More

Police hosts Marine Festival
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Police say that all is now set for their Marine Festival scheduled for ... Read More

US $500m AIDS-free campaign to help Caribbean
MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC) – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) sa ... Read More

Over 40 killed as plane smashes into house in Taiwan

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 9:30 AM    

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AFP) - More than 40 people were killed in a plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday, officials said, with local television reporting the flight had smashed into two houses after an aborted landing. Authorities said Taiwanese airline TransAsia Airways flight GE222, with 58 on board, crashed near Magong airport on the outlying Penghu island after having requested a second attempt to land. Television images showed firefighters working at site of the mangled wreckage and soldiers on the ... Read More

Barbados records first case of home transmitted chikungunya

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 9:27 AM    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) --The Ministry of Health has reported the first case of chikungunya in a Barbadian with no known travel history. The other six cases confirmed so far have all been imported into the island. The Ministry stated Tuesday that in its effort to stem the spread, it is continuing surveillance and public education programmes, as well as fogging programmes, especially in areas with a high presence of adult mosquitoes. It has also called on residents to play their part by doi ... Read More

Police arrest 41 people for lottery scamming, 15 charged

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 9:16 AM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Forty one persons have been detained detained for breaching the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provisions) Act, 2013 during a joint Police/Military operation that took place in Western Jamaica on Monday, July 21 and Tuesday, July 22. The team led by the Lottery Scam Task Force (LSTF) comprised of the Street Crime Units, the Fugitive Apprehension and the Proactive Investigation Teams within Area One, as well as the Jamaica Defence Force, carried out a series of ... Read More

UAE sheikh to build hotel in Antigua

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 9:14 AM    

Prime Minister Gaston Browne (left)and Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal Al Qassimi

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – A memorandum of agreement has been signed with an investor from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), for the construction of a US$120 million hotel project in Antigua. Prime Minister Gaston Browne signed the agreement with Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal Al Qassimi on Sunday after negotiations following Browne’s trip to Brazil last week. Read More

Rev Al Miller 'Dudus' aiding and abetting case starts today

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:55 AM    

Rev Al Miller

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The aiding and abetting case against Reverend Merrick ‘Al’ Miller starts today in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate Court. Miller was arrested and charged in 2010 during a search for then fugitive Christopher 'Dudus' Coke who was captured in his motor vehicle along Mandela Highway in St Catherine. Coke, the so called Tivoli Gardens strongman, was facing extradition to the US on gun and drug charges. Read More

LeBron apologizes to neighbours, sends cupcakes

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:31 AM    

Cleveland Cavaliers basketball fans celebrate in front of the house of LeBron James, in Bath, Ohio, after learning of James' decision to sign as a free-agent with the Cavaliers.

BATH, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbours to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month. Cleveland Cavaliers fans and journalists arrived en masse to the NBA star's Akron area home to await his July 11 decision on whether he would come back to northeast Ohio or stay with the Miami Heat. A commotion ensued, and police were called to direct traffic. To make amends, the LeBron James Family Foundation sent a note of apolo ... Read More

Two Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 7:55 AM    

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defence Ministry. The Sukhoi-25 fighters were shot down 1:30 p.m. local time Wednesday over an area called Savur Mogila. Defence Ministry spokesman Oleksiy Dmitrashkovsky says the planes may have been carrying up to two crew members each. Read More

McNeil says work on Hyatt Ziva hotel going well

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 7:13 AM    

Dr Wykeham McNeill

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister of Tourism, Dr Wykeham McNeill says he is anxiously awaiting completion of renovation work on the Hyatt Ziva Hotel, in Rose Hall, Montego Bay, which is the former Ritz Carlton Rose Hall. That resort, which closed its doors as the Ritz Carlton in December last year, is scheduled for opening in November of this year. “I went on tour of the resort recently and observed that it will be a fabulous product. The investment that they are putting in is massive… ... Read More

Discussions underway for movement of nurses throughout the region -- Ferguson

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:16 AM    

Dr Fenton Ferguson

KINGSTON, Jamaica—Minister of Health, Dr Fenton Ferguson, says that discussions are underway to facilitate the seamless movement of nurses throughout the Caribbean in order to address needs in various areas. According to Dr Ferguson the aim is to address imbalances, which challenge the delivery of quality health care in each territory. Dr Ferguson, who was addressing the opening ceremony of the 41st annual general meeting of the Regional Nursing Body at Regional Headquarters, University ... Read More

PM hails NJASCO's support for Jamaica

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:15 PM    

Prime Minister - Portia Simpson Miller

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Prime Minister, Portia Simpson – Miller has hailed the National Association of Jamaica and Supportive Organisations (NAJASO) for the outstanding work it continues to perform on behalf of Jamaica. “I am particularly pleased at the association’s efforts to channel much needed humanitarian assistance and the promotion of trade and business opportunities that have benefitted Jamaica,” she stated. The Prime Minister’s commendation came in a message ... Read More



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