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Black mothers more likely to die from pregnancy-related ills — US study

Friday, October, 19 2018 3:13 pm    

CHICAGO, United States (AP) — Black women who have just given birth in Illinois are more likely to die from pregnancy-related issues within a year than non-Hispanic white women, according to an Illinois Department of Public Health study released Thursday. Read More

China gives Jamaica US$36m to build children's hospital in MoBay

Friday, October, 19 2018 2:48 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government has received approximately US$36.16 million (250 million RMB Yuan) from the Government of the People's Republic of China to construct the Western Children's Hospital in St James and undertake other projects to be agreed on by both... Read More

Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 58 dead

Friday, October, 19 2018 2:04 pm    

NEW DELHI, India (AP) — A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 58 people and injuring dozens more, police said. Read More

Holness wants Spanish to be Jamaica's second language

Friday, October, 19 2018 1:58 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says it is of strategic importance that the appropriate programmes be put in place, making Spanish a second language in Jamaica. Read More

TT$5000 bail for UWI St Augustine students arrested during protest

Friday, October, 19 2018 1:21 pm    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Two students from the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) were released on TT$5,000 bail each, after they appeared in court Friday on several charged following a demonstration by students on Thursday. Read More

Jamaica could attract 6 million visitors in one year — Holness

Friday, October, 19 2018 12:31 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says given Jamaica's favourable macroeconomic conditions, it is no longer farfetched to believe that Jamaica could attract some six million visitors in a single year. Read More

18-y-o killed in alleged shoot-out with cops

Friday, October, 19 2018 12:05 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) is reporting that a teen was fatally shot on Marescaux Road, Kingston last night.He is identified as 18-year-old Leonardo Powell of Chancery Lane in Kingston. Read More

St Andrew businessman Jean-Pierre Rhone reported missing

Friday, October, 19 2018 10:47 am    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Businessman Jean-Pierre Rhone of Stillwell, St Andrew has been reported missing.According to the police, 27-year-old Rhone, who is the Managing Director of New Era Design and Consulting was last seen at home about 5:20 pm on Wednesday. Read More

Former radio talk show host shot dead in Trinidad

Friday, October, 19 2018 10:26 am    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Police were searching for three gunmen who shot and killed a former radio talk show host as he left his home in Santa Cruz, north of here on Friday morning. Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Time for our legislators to stop pussyfooting around ganja

Friday, October, 19 2018 9:53 am    

Dear Editor,Jamaica is world renowned for its ganja — recreationally and medically. There are also diverse views on the use and benefits of ganja. Read More

13-y-o boy reported missing

Friday, October, 19 2018 9:25 am    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — An Ananda Alert has been activated for 13-year-old Timothy Facey, of Lauriston in Spanish Town, St Catherine who reportedly went missing yesterday.He is of dark complexion, slim build and about 170 centimetres (5 feet 7 inches) tall. Read More

OUR to host public consultations on NWC's application for increase

Friday, October, 19 2018 8:28 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) will be hosting public consultations, starting October 30, to get feedback on the National Water Commission's (NWC's) recent application for a review of its charges. Read More

Contracts totalling US$30 million awarded under tablets in schools project

Friday, October, 19 2018 7:37 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two contracts totalling US$30 million have been approved by Cabinet to continue activities under the Tablets in Schools project. Read More

Regional health ministers approve plan regarding climate change on SIDS

Friday, October, 19 2018 7:29 am    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — Caribbean health and environment ministers ended a two-day meeting here approving a plan of action to ensure that the health of those living in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is protected and prioritised within the global climate change... Read More

Weather forecast: More rain this afternoon

Friday, October, 19 2018 7:22 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says a tropical wave is expected to move across the island this afternoon.This morning should be partly cloudy. Read More


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