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Weekly Round-up: ID Bill passed... Police rejects 'disrespectful' wage offer... Chris Gayle overlooked 9:13 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Senate on Monday passed the controversial National Identification and Registration Act 2017 after hours of debate and 168 amendments in addition to the previous 100 made in the House of Representatives in September. Read More

Lay-offs not ultimate goal of public sector transformation — PSTOC chair 4:47 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Co-Chair of the Public Sector Transformation Oversight Committee (PSTOC), Danny Roberts says that while “the process of public sector transformation will result in job losses for public sector workers, it is not the ultimate goal of the transformation...... Read More

Merkel struggles to avert coalition talks collapse 4:21 pm
BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel was struggling Sunday to prevent a collapse in high stakes coalition talks, which could force new elections and destabilise Germany and Europe.... Read More

Gov't lobbying Diaspora support for national school bus service 3:57 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator Ruel Reid, has called on the Jamaican Diaspora in the United States to partner with Government in establishing a national school bus service.... Read More

Protesters march in solidarity with hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Sunday, November, 19 2017 3:27 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Protesters marched Sunday in Washington in solidarity with hurricane-hit Puerto Rico, criticizing the lackluster US response to the storm and calling for reform. Read More

Miller, Jacobs bowl Scorpions to victory

Sunday, November, 19 2017 3:09 pm    

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Nikita Miller and Damion Jacobs produced further evidence that spin remains the undoing of Leeward Islands Hurricanes' batsmen, when they bowled Jamaica Scorpions to a 157-run victory in the Regional 4-Day Championship on Sunday. Read More

Mugabe defies resignation expectations in TV speech

Sunday, November, 19 2017 2:51 pm    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, in a much-expected TV address Sunday, stressed he was still in power after his authoritarian 37-year reign was rocked by a military takeover. Read More

Congressional Black Caucus urges Trump to modernise disaster policies, procedures

Sunday, November, 19 2017 2:34 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — In the wake of destruction caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria to the United States Gulf Coast and the Caribbean, the chairman of the US Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric Richmond, a Democrat from the state of Louisiana, has... Read More

Mining division to stage technical conference on November 23

Sunday, November, 19 2017 2:15 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Mining and quarrying operators, as well as others involved in the minerals sector, are to benefit from the staging of a technical conference to be held on Wednesday (November 23) at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, beginning at 9:00... Read More

Mugabe has 'agreed to resign' — source close to presidency

Sunday, November, 19 2017 1:47 pm    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has agreed to resign, a source close to the presidency told AFP Sunday, as his authoritarian 37-year reign drew to a close days after a military takeover. Read More

Dominican Republic and Haiti sign air services agreement

Sunday, November, 19 2017 1:31 pm    

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) — The Dominican Republic and Haiti have signed an agreement that will lead to commercial flights between both nations – after 19 years without ties in aviation. Read More

MoU signed to further boost child protection services

Sunday, November, 19 2017 1:12 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further improve the quality of services offered to vulnerable children and families. Read More

Pope denounces 'indifference' on first 'World Day for the Poor'

Sunday, November, 19 2017 12:54 pm    

ROME, Italy (AFP) — Pope Francis called on Sunday to fight indifference to poverty on what has been dubbed the first "World Day for the Poor" by the Catholic Church. Read More

OECS member states deepen relations with Morocco

Sunday, November, 19 2017 12:22 pm    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Member states of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) have moved to deepen cooperation with the government of Morocco in Agriculture, Tourism and Exchange of Expertise. Read More

J'can sues Missouri health authority for racial discrimination

Sunday, November, 19 2017 12:10 pm    

JEFFERSON CITY, United States — A man, who court documents identify as a black Jamaican man, is suing a Missouri hospital for US$75,000 plus damages and attorney's and court costs after what he alleges was racial discrimination and retaliation. Read More


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