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Weekly Round-up: Fayval takes charge… Fitness instructor killed… Kemoy Campbell makes progress 9:36 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Cabinet Minister Fayval Williams was on Wednesday appointed to head the turbulent Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology which has been embroiled in controversy since last year following several instances of nepotism and administrative breaches at the State-owned... Read More

Jamaica Fire Brigade to increase fleet with $498-m allocation 12:08 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government will spend $498 million to increase the fleet and capacity of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) to be able to adequately respond to emergencies.... Read More

Ja's Campbell up for ODI debut after injury hits Windies 12:01 pm
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Left-handed opener John Campbell is poised to make his one-day debut less than a month following his first Test cap, after being drafted into West Indies' 14-man squad as one of three injury replacements, ahead of Wednesday's start of the five-match...... Read More

Govt allocates $500k for transport repository 11:39 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has set aside $500,000 to develop a national repository in the Ministry of Transport and Mining.... Read More

Scammers posing as Labour Ministry staff collecting money for farm work approval

Saturday, February, 16 2019 10:47 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Labour and Social Security says it has received reports that “unscrupulous persons” purporting to be agents have been issuing approvals letters and collecting money from unsuspecting individuals wishing to participate in its farm work... Read More

UPDATE: Sacked US man kills five co-workers, wounds five cops

Saturday, February, 16 2019 10:10 am    

CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — A US man being fired from his job shot dead five co-workers at a factory on the outskirts of Chicago and wounded five police officers before being gunned down himself, in the country's latest mass shooting. Read More

England, India tours to boost CWI after financially 'horrible' 2018

Saturday, February, 16 2019 10:04 am    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Cricket West Indies (CWI) is bracing for a huge financial windfall from the ongoing England tour and the upcoming home series against India, as the cash-strapped organisation hopes to make up for a disastrous 2018 when they lost an estimated US$20... Read More

Portland police seize ganja worth $4.7m

Saturday, February, 16 2019 9:51 am    

PORTLAND, Jamaica — The Portland police last night seized 950 pounds of ganja worth an estimated $4.7 million, during an operation at Norwich in the parish. Read More

Police seize ammo in Negril, St Andrew man charged

Saturday, February, 16 2019 9:14 am    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — A St Andrew man was arrested and charged following the seizure of a magazine containing 12 rounds of ammunition by the police during an operation at the Negril Beach Park in Westmoreland last night. Read More

Prayer for the day

Saturday, February, 16 2019 8:02 am    

Heavenly father, your infinite love for us has chosen a blessed angel in heaven and appointed him our guide during this earthly pilgrimage.Accept our thanks for so great a blessing. Grant that we may experience the assistance of our holy protector in all our necessities. Read More

Justice Minister commends outgoing permanent secretary

Friday, February, 15 2019 7:42 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck, has thanked outgoing Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Carol Palmer, who has been reassigned to the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology (MSET). Read More

Prince Charles to make first British royal trip to Cuba

Friday, February, 15 2019 7:28 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Prince Charles will make the first-ever official British royal visit to Cuba in March, his office announced Friday, to mark improving ties between the two nations. Read More

Police seek relatives of woman found wandering in HWT

Friday, February, 15 2019 6:47 pm    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating the relatives of a woman who was found wandering in Half Way Tree, St Andrew and was taken to hospital on Tuesday, February 12. Read More

UPDATE: Five dead in US mass shooting — police

Friday, February, 15 2019 6:15 pm    

CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — Five people were killed and multiple police officers wounded Friday when a gunman opened fire in an industrial area on the outskirts of Chicago, police said. Read More

Project to reduce HIV prevalence gets $638m

Friday, February, 15 2019 6:13 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A sum of $638 million has been set aside in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure for the HIV Prevalence in Most-at-Risk Population Reduced Project. Read More


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