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Caribbean policy reform threatened by lack of political will says CDB president

Thursday, September, 21 2017 9:00 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr Warren Smith, says one of the biggest threats to Caribbean policy reform is the “absence of political will and the lack of implementation capacity.” Read More

All eyes on May as she prepares to spell out key Brexit demands

Thursday, September, 21 2017 8:26 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — European leaders braced on Friday for a speech by British Prime Minister Theresa May that is expected to spell out key positions on Brexit after wrangling and tension in her own government. Read More

Residents have important role to play to mitigate disasters — McKenzie

Thursday, September, 21 2017 8:23 pm    

CLARENDON, Jamaica (JIS) — Local Government and Community Development Minister Desmond McKenzie says the residents of Clarendon have an important role to play to mitigate natural disasters. Read More

Hope fading for survivors as Mexico search enters third day

Thursday, September, 21 2017 8:02 pm    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — Mexico waited anxiously on Thursday for signs of life in the rubble of collapsed buildings as a desperate search for survivors of a devastating earthquake entered a third day. Read More

Grange urges parents to be more proactive in raising children

Thursday, September, 21 2017 7:47 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, is calling on parents and guardians to be more proactive in raising their children. Read More

Dominicans dazed by Hurricane #Maria destruction

Thursday, September, 21 2017 7:32 pm    

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Martin Dell is unapologetic when it comes to begging after Hurricane Maria. Read More

Schools to have responsibility for projects up to $3m— Reid

Thursday, September, 21 2017 6:46 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Education, Youth and Information Minister Ruel Reid says procedures governing the implementation of infrastructure improvement projects at schools are to be revised. Read More

Kim hits back at Trump as US ramps up N Korea sanctions

Thursday, September, 21 2017 6:33 pm    

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — The United States ramped up sanctions aimed at curtailing North Korea's nuclear weapons drive Thursday, as Kim Jong-Un vowed that Donald Trump's "deranged" threats would only toughen his resolve. Read More

Security force seize firearm, lead sheets in Mount Salem ZOSO

Thursday, September, 21 2017 6:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The joint forces in the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) in Mount Salem , St James this afternoon reported the seizure of a .40 Glock pistol with a magazine containing ten rounds and an M16 magazine containing thirty-one 5.56 rounds. Read More

UTech students kidnapped, robbed by taxi man

Thursday, September, 21 2017 5:41 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The University of Technology's (UTech) Students' Union and the Papine Police are urging students to take designated vehicles or the Jamaica Urban Transit (JUTC) buses when commuting to and from classes. Read More

Forex: J$131.00 to one US dollar

Thursday, September, 21 2017 5:34 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, September 21, ended trading at J$131.00 down by 18 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Action to reduce non-revenue water progressing — Holness

Thursday, September, 21 2017 5:02 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says advances are being made on the Kingston and St Andrew Non-Revenue Water (NRW) Co-Management Project. Read More

Health ministry takes steps to address NHF debt

Thursday, September, 21 2017 4:51 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The senior executive management of the Ministry of Health says it has taken note of concerns about the viability of the National Health Fund, (NHF) based on a report from the Auditor General's Department. Read More

Training and counselling for staff of childcare facilities ministry

Thursday, September, 21 2017 4:19 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Starting next year, staff at residential childcare facilities will receive training and counselling services that will better enable them to address the needs of wards in their care. Read More

Puerto Rico faces floods, misery after #Maria 'obliteration'

Thursday, September, 21 2017 4:09 pm    

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AFP) — Puerto Rico was facing dangerous flooding and an islandwide power outage on Thursday following Hurricane Maria as the death toll from the powerful storm topped 15 in the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica. Read More


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