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Road fatalities down but pedestrians continue to lead tally 12:06 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Statistics from the Ministry of Transportation's Road Safety Unit have revealed that 96 persons have been killed in 85 fatal crashes since January, in comparison to 106 persons killed in a similar period last year. Read More

Public, private pharmacy partnership an 'overwhelming success' — Tufton 11:38 am
ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) —  Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, says the Public-Private Sector Pharmacy Programme has significantly improved the ease with which persons issued with prescriptions at Government health facilities are able to access medication.... Read More

Cosby defense blocked from using deposition; trial nears end 11:26 am
PENNSYLVANIA, United States  (AP) — Jurors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial won't hear old deposition testimony from a confidante of his chief accuser, a judge ruled Monday, dealing a blow to his lawyers' effort to undermine her credibility.... Read More

Grenada prepares for another CCJ referendum 10:41 am
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — The Ministry of Legal Affairs is preparing to conduct another referendum on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) — two years after the electorate voted to reject the Trinidad-based court as its final appellate court.On Monday, Attorney General...... Read More

Ruel Reid to represent JLP in NW St Ann

Monday, April, 23 2018 10:10 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Education, Senator Ruel Reid has been endorsed as the new Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) caretaker in North West St Ann. The decision was made at a special Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) delegates' meeting at the Cardiff Hotel in Runaway Bay, St Ann late... Read More

Threat of nuclear weapons use growing, UN warns

Monday, April, 23 2018 9:09 am    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — A top UN official on Monday denounced growing rhetoric claiming that nuclear arms are necessary and warned that the risk of such weapons being used was on the rise."The threat of the use, intentional or otherwise, of nuclear weapons is growing," the... Read More

Afghan star Rashid Khan picked for World XI T20 match vs West Indies

Monday, April, 23 2018 8:42 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Afghanistan's mesmerising leg spinner Rashid Khan will play for a World XI in the one-off Twenty20 clash with West Indies at Lord's to raise funds for stadiums damaged by last year's hurricanes in the Caribbean.The 19-year-old — who is... Read More

JCF urges citizens not to interfere in arrests

Monday, April, 23 2018 8:36 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The High Command of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is raising concern about what it says is the frequency with which members of the public continue to interfere in police operations, especially when an arrest is being made in a public space.According... Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Stop playing lewd music on public transportation

Monday, April, 23 2018 8:12 am    

Dear Editor,I am kindly asking Prime Minister Andrew Holness or Opposition Leader, Peter Phillips, to give a direct address to the nation, for the first time, pertaining to the playing of lewd music on public passenger transport — buses and taxis — also in public spaces... Read More

Prince William's wife Kate gives birth to son

Monday, April, 23 2018 7:52 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Kate, the wife of Britain's Prince William, has given birth to a baby son, Kensington Palace announced Monday."Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 11:01 (1001 GMT)," the palace said in a statement. The baby... Read More

UN voices concern after T&T deports Venezuelan asylum seekers

Monday, April, 23 2018 7:27 am    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The United Nations has expressed concern that a number of Venezuelans who had sought asylum in Trinidad and Tobago had been deported to the South American country over the last weekend.“The United Nations is concerned for the welfare of... Read More

Weather Update: Afternoon showers expected today

Monday, April, 23 2018 7:11 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service of Jamaica (Met Service) says this morning will be partly cloudy, while scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected this afternoon into the evening.Tonight into Tuesday morning should be partly cloudy. Read More

Weekly Round-up: UK deportation row… 3-day extension of school year … Cop chopped

Sunday, April, 22 2018 9:45 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday apologised for the anxiety caused to Caribbean leaders after her Government threatened to deport some of the hundreds of thousands of people who emigrated to Britain from the region in the 1950s and 1960s. Read More

Reduction in crime in St Catherine North — security minister

Sunday, April, 22 2018 4:11 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, says there has been a reduction in crime in the St Catherine North Division, since the declaration of the state of public emergency in March.He was speaking in interview with JIS News, following a tour of... Read More

Safety fears force CONCACAF to cancel women's U17 event

Sunday, April, 22 2018 3:30 pm    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — North American football governing body CONCACAF cancelled the remainder of its Women's Under-17 Championship being staged in Nicaragua over safety concerns, the US-based organisation announced Sunday.The Confederation of North, Central America and... Read More


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