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Economy has progressed under IMF's ERP, prime minister says 4:47 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says the economy has made progress under the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Government of Jamaica Economic Reform Programme (ERP). Read More

Family of student arrested in US for trying to steal plane speaks out 4:44 pm
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The former principal of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Clement Sankat says the focus of his family now is to provide “all the legal, mental, emotional and parental support possible” to his...... Read More

Senate approves extension of SOE in St Catherine North 3:55 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Members of the Senate today voted to extend the State of Public Emergency in the St Catherine North Police Division for another three months.... Read More

Bishop arrested for rape of nun in India 3:16 pm
NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — An Indian bishop accused by a nun of raping her was arrested Friday, in a high-profile abuse case that had triggered angry protests by clergy over police inaction, Press Trust of India reported.... Read More

Turtle killers fined $50k at Half Way Tree Parish Court

Friday, September, 21 2018 2:54 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two men who were video-taped killing a turtle at 9 Miles Bull Bay in St Andrew on June 6 were fined $50,000 when they appeared in the Half Way Tree Parish Court on Wednesday. Read More

IMF predicts economic growth of 1.4 per cent, pledges more financial assistance to Jamaica

Friday, September, 21 2018 2:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — A delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Friday ended a two-week visit here saying that Jamaica could receive US$226 million if the executive board of the Washington-based financial institution approves a preliminary agreement that has been reached... Read More

Alcohol kills more people globally than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined — WHO

Friday, September, 21 2018 1:45 pm    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year — more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk. Read More

$77-m lotto jackpot winner urged to come forward

Friday, September, 21 2018 1:26 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Supreme Ventures (SVL) is urging the winner of the $77-million Lotto jackpot on Wednesday, September 19 to come forward. Read More

Sickle cell support group joins with education ministry to place teachers' guides in schools

Friday, September, 21 2018 12:31 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Sickle Cell Support Foundation of Jamaica (SCSFJ) in celebrating its 26 year, has embarked on a partnership with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information to distribute a recently updated Teacher's Guide to Sickle Cell Disease in all public primary and... Read More

NWA to implement $200-m patching programme in four parishes

Friday, September, 21 2018 12:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says it is now preparing to implement a new multi-million dollar hotmix patching programme in Kingston, St Andrew, St Thomas and St Catherine.  Read More

Maduro says he'll ask UN for US$500m to bring back Venezuelan migrants

Friday, September, 21 2018 11:23 am    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — President Nicolas Maduro says he's going to ask the United Nations for US$500 million to help repatriate hundreds of thousands of impoverished Venezuelans who have fled their country's economic meltdown. Read More

Channel One Studio founder dies in New York

Friday, September, 21 2018 10:46 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Joseph "JoJo" Hoo Kim, patriarch of Kingston's famed Channel One Studio, died in New York Thursday from liver cancer at age 76.Franklin Irving, a close family friend, confirmed his death. Read More

Man killed in alleged shoot-out with off-duty cop

Friday, September, 21 2018 10:09 am    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — The police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Martha Bae, Trelawny yesterday.The deceased has been identified as 24-year-old Andrew “Perry” Perrier of Jones Town in the parish. Read More

Ocean management council supports plastic ban, calls for suitable alternatives

Friday, September, 21 2018 9:16 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Council on Ocean and Coastal Zone Management (NCOCZM), while expressing full support for the Government's recent announcement of the imminent ban on single use plastic bags, straws and styrofoam, says there is a need to find suitable alternatives to the... Read More

Reid assures that PEP students will have enough material

Friday, September, 21 2018 8:21 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Parents of students sitting the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) are being assured that enough materials will be provided to adequately prepare students for the upcoming examination. Read More



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