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'Save Cockpit Country' petition surpasses 15k signatures

Saturday, September, 23 2017 1:58 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The 'Save Cockpit Country' petition launched by the Jamaica Environmental Trust (JET) on the Office of the Prime Minister's (OPM's) website has surpassed the required 15,000 signatures by 1,258 at last check— a full week before the deadline next Saturday... Read More

Business, property value boom anticipated from Barbican road project — Chuck

Saturday, September, 23 2017 1:12 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A business and property value boom in and around Barbican in north east St Andrew is anticipated from the US$4.4 million road improvement project now underway in the community. Read More

Dominicans stand strong despite chaos

Saturday, September, 23 2017 12:42 pm    

ROSEAU, Dominica (AFP) — It's been less than a week since Hurricane Maria largely destroyed the Caribbean island of Dominica — but despite cut-off supplies and extreme conditions, its inhabitants remain optimistic in the face of devastation. Read More

Antigua appeals to international community for aid in rebuilding hurricane-ravaged Barbuda

Saturday, September, 23 2017 12:18 pm    

UNITED NATIONS, United States (CMC) — Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda has appealed to the international community for urgent aid in rebuilding the island that was ravaged during the recent passage of Hurricane Irma. Read More

3.5-magnitude quake rattles N Korea near nuclear test site

Saturday, September, 23 2017 12:04 pm    

BEIJING, China (AFP) — A shallow 3.5-magnitude earthquake which hit North Korea near the country's nuclear test site Saturday was likely an aftershock from the hermit state's missile test on September 3, a nuclear test ban watchdog and other experts said. Read More

Senate president extends condolences to earthquake, hurricane victims

Saturday, September, 23 2017 11:47 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — President of the Senate, Tom Tavares-Finson, has extended condolences to the Governments and citizens of regional countries that have been severely impacted by recent natural disasters. Read More

Willey aims to nail down England place against Windies

Saturday, September, 23 2017 11:32 am    

BRISTOL, United Kingdom (AFP) — David Willey accepts he could be bowling for his England career during the remaining matches of the one-day international series against West Indies. Read More

Man shot dead while chopping woman in Papine

Saturday, September, 23 2017 11:09 am    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — A man, who was seen inflicting multiple chop wounds to a woman in Papine, St Andrew last night, was shot dead by a by-stander, who is a licensed firearm holder. Read More

Guyana willing to help Venezuelans fleeing crisis

Saturday, September, 23 2017 10:31 am    

GEORTOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge says Guyana is willing to assist Venezuelans who are fleeing the crisis in the neighbouring country. Read More

Science labs at St Mary Technical High renovated

Saturday, September, 23 2017 10:05 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Students and teachers of the St Mary Technical High School now have the use of renovated laboratories for the teaching and learning of the sciences. Read More

Gayle 'good to go' says Holder

Saturday, September, 23 2017 9:32 am    

BRISTOL, United Kingdom (AFP) — Chris Gayle is "good to go" for Sunday's third one-day international against England, according to West Indies captain Jason Holder. Read More

Pennants water shop to open in two weeks

Saturday, September, 23 2017 9:26 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — In another two weeks, the community of Pennants in Clarendon will have its first water shop, which was built at a cost of $8 million. Read More

Strong 6.2 magnitude quake shakes central Mexico — quake monitors

Saturday, September, 23 2017 9:12 am    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook central Mexico on Saturday days after a powerful quake that killed nearly 300 people, Mexican and US seismological monitors said. Read More

Hundreds expected for annual JAPEX trade show

Friday, September, 22 2017 9:38 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Hundreds of overseas buyers and local suppliers in the tourism sector are expected to converge at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James from September 24 to 26, for the 27th staging of Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX). Read More

Dam fails in Puerto Rico, 70,000 told to evacuate

Friday, September, 22 2017 9:07 pm    

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AFP) — Some 70,000 people were ordered to evacuate their homes Friday after a rain-swollen dam in Puerto Rico failed in the latest disaster caused by Hurricane Maria. Read More


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