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Gov't promises Global tourism resilience and crisis management centre by 2019

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 4:15 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre, which will be established in Jamaica to deal with climate-related issues, is expected to be fully operational by next year. Read More

Cop accused of soliciting $7,000 from motorist charged

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 4:11 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A policeman assigned to the Motorized Patrol Division (MPD) has been arrested and charged with breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act, 2000, after he was accused of soliciting $7,000 from a motorist.The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency... Read More

Grenada to open new parliament building tomorrow

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 3:32 pm    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — Almost 14 years after it was destroyed by the category three Hurricane Ivan in 2004, the Houses of Parliament will have a new home with the official opening of a new parliament building tomorrow. Read More

#WC2018: Lucky Costa goal sees Spain past dogged Iran

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 3:03 pm    

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — A lucky Diego Costa goal handed World Cup hopefuls Spain their first win of the World Cup although dogged Iran came close to causing a major upset today.The victory in Kazan puts the 2010 winners on course for the last 16.Costa, who... Read More

In reversal, Trump signs order stopping family separation

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 2:56 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order today ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the US border illegally. Read More

House adopts report on CARICOM

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 2:46 pm    

lKINGSTON, Jamaica — The House of Representatives yesterday adopted the Report of the Commission to Review Jamaica's Relations within the CARICOM and CARIFORUM Frameworks.The Commission was charged with evaluating the effects of Jamaica's membership in the Caribbean Community... Read More

JMEA 'gravely concerned' about PetroJam scandal

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 2:28 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) says that it is “gravely concerned” with the current controversy surrounding the government and operations of PetroJam. Read More

#WC2018: Iran fending off Spain at halftime in Kazan

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 1:57 pm    

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — The first half of the match between Spain and Iran has been a game of attack vs defence, with the Persian team holding the 2010 champions to a goalless draw at the break. Read More

EU counter-tariffs against US come into effect on Friday — commission

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 1:30 pm    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — A raft of retaliatory tariffs from the European Union against stiff metals duties imposed by US President Donald Trump will come into effect on Friday, a top EU official said. Read More

Bog Walk High renamed in honour of late Enid Bennett

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 1:22 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Bog Walk High School in St Catherine has been renamed the Enid Bennett High School in honour of the late former State minister and daughter of the parish, who was instrumental in the establishment of the institution. Read More

#WC2018: Uruguay, Russia reach World Cup knockout phase

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 12:43 pm    

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AFP) — Uruguay and host nation Russia progressed to the World Cup knockout rounds on Wednesday as Cristiano Ronaldo took an early lead in the race for the Golden Boot. Read More

Exxon Mobil makes 8th oil discovery offshore Guyana

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 11:28 am    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — US-based oil giant,  ExxonMobil has struck oil again this time at the Longtail-1 exploration well, making this the 8th successful discovery. Read More

Jamaica Customs reminds charities of procedures for clearing items

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 11:08 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) is reminding charities, foundations and importers generally, of the requirements and procedures for clearing charitable items. Read More

US House to vote tomorrow on bill to end family separations — Ryan

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 11:00 am    

Washington, United States (AFP) — US lawmakers will vote tomorrow on a bill that would end the controversial practice of separating migrant children from parents caught entering the country without papers, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday. Read More

PAHO begins debate on strategies, plans for improving C'bean health

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 9:52 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Executive Committee of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has begun its 162nd session at the World Health Organization's (WHO) regional office for the Americas in order to discuss strategies and plans of action to improve the... Read More


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