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MSMEs urged to offer consumers options in web stores 7:43 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are advised to offer various options to consumers when they begin to operate web stores. Read More

Caricom concerned about inequitable access to vaccines for the region 7:28 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Caribbean Community (Caricom) says it is dissatisfied and deeply concerned about the inequitable access to vaccines for small developing states like those within the community.... Read More

Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach kills self after abuse, trafficking charges 7:21 am
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Former US Olympics women's gymnastics coach John Geddert died by suicide Thursday, his body found hours after he was charged with human trafficking and abuse of athletes in his care.... Read More

Caricom leaders working on plan to boost food production in the region 7:12 am
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders are actively working on an action plan to boost agriculture in the region, Guyana's President Irfaan Ali said Thursday.... Read More

Guyana to set up diplomatic mission in Qatar, UAE

Thursday, February, 25 2021 9:48 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC)— The government of Guyana has announced plans to further expand the country's diplomatic presence in the Middle East. Read More

16-y-o Anecia Williams missing

Thursday, February, 25 2021 9:32 pm    

CLARENDON, Jamaica—An Ananda Alert has been activated for 16-year-old student Anecia Williams of Dr Bell Drive, Bushy Park, Clarendon who has been missing since yesterday.She is of dark complexion, slim build and about 157 centimetres (5 feet 2 inches) tall. Read More

Minister says 30 to 40 public sector entities should be ISO 9001 certified by end of 2021/22

Thursday, February, 25 2021 9:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Audley Shaw, says the Government is working to have between 30 and 40 public sector entities certified to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) standard by the end of the new financial year. Read More

COVID surge forces UHWI to suspend leave for staff

Thursday, February, 25 2021 8:57 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) management has placed a suspension on leave for all medical personnel as it deals with the COVID surge and capacity issues at the facility. Read More

Regional leaders urge Haiti to hold elections “as soon as possible”

Thursday, February, 25 2021 8:48 pm    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC)— Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders have called on Haitian President Jovenel Moise to hold presidential elections in the French-speaking Caricom country “as soon as possible” in keeping with the constitution of the country. Read More

Biden marks 50M vaccine doses in first 5 weeks in office

Thursday, February, 25 2021 8:36 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — Days after marking a solemn milestone in the pandemic, President Joe Biden is celebrating the pace of his efforts to end it. Read More

Crime scene causes traffic pile-up on Mandela

Thursday, February, 25 2021 8:14 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The processing of a crime scene has led to traffic piling up for miles on Mandela Highway this evening. Read More

US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

Thursday, February, 25 2021 7:57 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one... Read More

Final batch of tablets for PATH students to be distributed shortly

Thursday, February, 25 2021 7:29 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Fayval Williams, says that the final batch of tablets procured for students under the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) has arrived in the island and will be distributed shortly. Read More

Opposition calls for development of an education policy for all students

Thursday, February, 25 2021 7:06 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— People's National Party (PNP) spokesperson on education and training, Dr Angela Brown Burke, is calling for the Ministry of Education to develop a policy that places emphasis on all students. Read More

JDF clarifies unauthorised JNSC recruitment voice note

Thursday, February, 25 2021 6:46 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) says a voice note being circulated on social media, encouraging people to register in the JDF's Jamaica National Service Corps (JNSC) did not originate from the JDF and was not officially endorsed. Read More


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