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$35m spent branding, installing 'Spruce Up' garbage bins 3:10 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A total of $35 million has been spent through the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to brand and install 1000 'Spruce Up' garbage disposal bins as part of efforts to reduce littering island wide. Read More

Media groups including Fox back CNN over White House access 2:25 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Media groups including Fox News joined CNN's legal battle Wednesday to restore the White House pass of a banned chief correspondent, as Donald Trump's administration argued it had a broad right to allow or deny press access to the US...... Read More

Shaw urges community tourism stakeholders to embrace Airbnb 2:18 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, has called for the increased integration of Airbnb operations into community tourism offerings.... Read More

Cuba to pull thousands of doctors from Brazil in Bolsonaro row — official 2:00 pm
HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba announced Wednesday it will pull thousands of its doctors out of Brazil in response to President-elect Jair Bolsonaro's "direct, contemptuous and threatening" remarks about its medical aid programme.... Read More

Quake felt in Trelawny this morning

Wednesday, November, 14 2018 1:14 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A 3.7 magnitude earthquake was felt in Falmouth, Trelawny this morning.According to a preliminary report from the Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona, the quake struck 33 kilometres north of Falmouth about 3:41 am. Read More

Vere Tech teacher accused of beating athlete charged

Wednesday, November, 14 2018 1:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Vere Technical High School physical education teacher Sashauna Wellington was arrested and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm. She was released on bail on Tuesday. Read More

Women entrepreneurs awarded $250k grants

Wednesday, November, 14 2018 12:07 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Four women entrepreneurs have been each awarded a $250,000 grant that will be used to improve the capacity of their businesses and get them on the path to formality during the course of the next fiscal year. Read More

Preparations under way to list Wigton Windfarm on stock market

Wednesday, November, 14 2018 11:58 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has commenced preparations to list Wigton Windfarm Limited on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE). Read More

Brexit protests outside Downing Street as UK ministers debate deal

Wednesday, November, 14 2018 11:25 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Brexit supporters and opponents rallied near Prime Minister Theresa May's Downing Street office on Wednesday as her cabinet debated the draft divorce deal inside. Read More

PNP urges Gov't to set out clear plan for Clarendon sugar farmers

Wednesday, November, 14 2018 10:47 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Member of Parliament for South West Clarendon, Noel Arscott and People's National Party (PNP) caretaker for South East Clarendon, Patricia Duncan Sutherland, are calling on the Government to be more definitive with plans for cane farmers and factory workers in... Read More

Injured Holder to miss upcoming Bangladesh tour

Wednesday, November, 14 2018 10:29 am    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua — Cricket West Indies this morning announced that Test and ODI Captain, Jason Holder will miss the upcoming Bangladesh tour due to a shoulder injury. Read More

Experts say normative frameworks insufficient for achieving gender equality in the C'bean

Wednesday, November, 14 2018 10:11 am    

SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) — Experts attending a seminar in Chile on women's economic autonomy say that while normative frameworks are necessary, they are not enough to achieve substantive equality between men and women in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read More

Briana Williams shortlisted by IAAF

Wednesday, November, 14 2018 9:33 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's International Associations of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Under 20 Championships double sprint gold medallist Briana Williams has been shortlisted for the 2018 Female Rising Star Award “to recognise this year's best U20 athlete,” it was... Read More

House approves new Road Traffic Bill

Wednesday, November, 14 2018 9:20 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The House of Representatives yesterday gave full approval to the five most recent amendments to the long delayed Road Traffic Act (RTA). Read More

Prayer for the day

Wednesday, November, 14 2018 6:26 am    

Heavenly father, in glorifying Jesus and sending us your spirit, you open the way to eternal life. May my sharing in this gift increase my love and make my faith grow stronger.Send your spirit to cleanse my life so that my actions may be pleasing to you. Amen. Read More



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