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57-y-o man dies in St Ann crash

Sunday, July, 23 2017 11:28 am    

ST ANN, Jamaica — A 57-year-old man died as a result of injuries he received in a crash on the Ocho Rios main road in St Ann early this morning.He is Clive McKenzie of Roaring River, Steer Town in the parish. Read More

WHO estimates cost of reaching health targets in the Caribbean by 2030

Sunday, July, 23 2017 11:09 am    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) says that the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Health Price Tag has estimated the costs and benefits of progressively expanding health services in order to reach 16 SDG health targets in 67 low- and... Read More

Tufton orders review of security arrangements at public health facilities

Sunday, July, 23 2017 10:52 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, has asked the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health to lead an immediate review of security arrangements at the island’s health facilities, in particular those that are vulnerable to incidents that could have... Read More

WBA titles to be decided today

Sunday, July, 23 2017 10:34 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Both titles in the Western Basketball Association’s men’s club competitions will be decided this evening at the Montego Bay Cricket Club after Saturday’s double header that saw both best of three finals being tied up at one win... Read More

US Congress to vote on Russia sanctions, tying Trump's hands

Sunday, July, 23 2017 10:22 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US Congress is poised to approve tough new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea this week after reaching a compromise deal, which the White House indicated Sunday it could support. Read More

Hanna asks Gov't: how many youths will get NYS summer employment?

Sunday, July, 23 2017 9:47 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition Spokesperson on Youth, Lisa Hanna is calling on the Government to clearly state how many of the nation’s youths will find jobs this year under the National Youth Service (NYS) summer work programme. Read More

J'can among 123 arrested in US immigration operations

Sunday, July, 23 2017 9:35 am    

SAN ANTONIO, United States (CMC) — Federal officers with United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) have arrested a Jamaican and Cuban among 123 criminal immigrants and immigration violators throughout central and south Texas... Read More

PNP committee approves internal election for Portia's seat

Sunday, July, 23 2017 9:19 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Executive Council (NEC) of the People’s National Party yesterday ratified the resolution to proceed with the recommended selection conference to elect a candidate to replace former party leader Portia Simpson Miller in South Western St... Read More

Stephen Marley rocks Reggae #Sumfest2017

Sunday, July, 23 2017 4:15 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Eight-time Grammy Award winner, Stephen 'Ragamuffin' Marley, left an indelible mark on the closing night of the 25th staging of Reggae Sumfest with an electrifying performance at the Montego Bay Entertainment Centre early this morning. Read More

Weekly Round-up: Battle for Portia's seat…four killed in crashes overseas… Reggae Boyz through to Gold Cup semis

Saturday, July, 22 2017 9:21 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – There is rising tension in the People's National Party (PNP) after a video obtained on Monday, showed former Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for St Andrew South Western, Portia Simpson Miller, endorsing PNP vice president Angela Brown Burke to replace her as... Read More

#Sumfest2017: Cancer survivor well received at Reggae Sumfest

Saturday, July, 22 2017 10:52 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Cancer survivor, Feluke sang his way into the hearts of patrons during the early goings of the final night of the 25th staging of Reggae Sumfest, now underway at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay. Read More

Night two of Reggae Sumfest to kick off shortly

Saturday, July, 22 2017 10:12 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The curtains will close on Reggae Sumfest tonight, as part two of the main event for Jamaica's largest and longest running reggae show is scheduled to kick off shortly. Read More

Cabinet approves contracts for Hellshire housing development

Saturday, July, 22 2017 4:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Cabinet has approved two contracts totalling $1.34 billion for Surrey Paving and Aggregate Company Limited, and West Indies Home Contractors Limited (WIHCON) to undertake work on the Hellshire housing development in St Catherine. Read More

Venezuelan police break up anti-government rally with tear gas

Saturday, July, 22 2017 4:28 pm    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) – Police on motorcycles fired tear gas Saturday to break up an Opposition march on the Venezuelan Supreme Court to press demands that President Nicolas Maduro leave office, as months of sometimes deadly anti-government demonstrations showed no signs of... Read More

23-y-o Portmore man missing

Saturday, July, 22 2017 4:21 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Twenty-three-year-old Ariel McIntosh otherwise called 'Kassanova', of West Cumberland, Portmore St Catherine, has been reported missing since Thursday, July 20. Read More


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