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More teachers to be trained in restorative justice

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 7:45 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Beginning in May, the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information will be training more teachers in restorative justice practices, in keeping with strategies to improve safety and security in schools. Read More

Montague invites Opposition to discuss UC Rusal operations

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 7:33 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Transport and Mining, Robert Montague, has invited the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) to discuss the United States' sanctions on Russian companies and individuals, specifically as it relates to the operations of UC Rusal/ Windalco in... Read More

Trump voices hope Koreas can live 'together' in 'peace'

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 6:41 pm    

PALM BEACH, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump voiced hope Wednesday that North and South Korea, technically still at war, can pave the way to a lasting peace at a series of upcoming summits. Read More

Gas prices up $1.48, diesel up $1.84

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 6:27 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see an increase at the pumps in the price of gasoline and diesel, effective Thursday, April 19, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from Petrojam. Read More

Forex: J$125.45 to one US dollar

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 6:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, April 18, ended trading at J$125.45 up by 40 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Spalding Cup: STETHS edge toward first-innings honours

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 5:54 pm    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — Heavy afternoon rainfall again came to the fore in the ISSA/GraceKennedy Financial Group three-day Spalding Cup match just as hosts St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) were closing in on first-innings honours against Innswood High. Read More

Candidates for April 27 by-elections sign Code of Political Conduct

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 5:35 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The four candidates contesting the April 27 by-election in the Yallahs Division of St Thomas Western and the May Pen North Division in Clarendon respectively have signed the Code of Political Conduct, signalling their commitment to good governance. Read More

HOPE appeals for more private-sector partnerships

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 5:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — National Coordinator of the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment Programme (HOPE), Lieutenant Colonel Martin Rickman, says the programme is seeking to increase partnerships with private-sector organisations, in an effort to expand its reach. Read More

Public urged to cooperate at checkpoints in St Catherine SOE

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 4:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The joint security team, which is operating in the state of emergency (SOE) in the St Catherine North Police Division, is imploring members of the public to cooperate with the soldiers and police personnel at the various checkpoints. Read More

Canada recall of diplomat families over mystery illness 'unjustified' — Cuba

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 4:11 pm    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba said Wednesday it saw no justification for Canada's decision to recall the families of its diplomatic staff on the island following a probe into an as-yet unexplained illness affecting US and Canadian envoys. Read More

Jamaica to bid to host major int'l sporting events — Grange

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 4:06 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, says she is focused on bringing several major sporting and cultural events to Jamaica. Read More

Castro rule nears end in Cuba, Diaz-Canel poised to take over

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 3:50 pm    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — The Castro brothers' six-decade grip on power in Cuba approached its end Wednesday as the country's National Assembly named number two Miguel Diaz-Canel as the sole candidate for the presidency. Read More

Trump heralds a 'revolution' against California 'sanctuary' laws

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 3:30 pm    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — San Diego County has joined what US President Donald Trump called on Wednesday a "revolution" against "sanctuary" laws in California that protect undocumented migrants. Read More

Alexandria Community Hospital certified 'Baby-Friendly'

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 3:03 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — The Alexandria Community Hospital located in St Ann has become Jamaica's second medical institution to be accredited as a Baby-Friendly Hospital (BFH). Read More

St Thomas mason held with ganja at NMIA

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 2:44 pm    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — A man, who the police say was held with 4.5 pounds of ganja in his suitcase at the Norman Manley International Airport on Sunday, has been charged with breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act.According to the lawmen, 32-year-old Rohan Graham, a mason of Yallahs... Read More


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