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Farmers urged not to overuse pesticides

Saturday, May, 27 2017 9:48 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is urging farmers not to overuse pesticides on crops during pest outbreaks.“I want to remind farmers that they are to be guided by the recommendations on the... Read More

Global computer outage grounds BA Heathrow, Gatwick flights

Saturday, May, 27 2017 8:53 am    

LONDON (AP) — British Airways cancelled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports Saturday as a global IT failure caused severe disruption for travelers on a busy holiday weekend.The airline said it was suffering a... Read More

Two life sentences for DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo tossed out

Friday, May, 26 2017 11:30 pm    

McLEAN, USA (AP) -- A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings.In his ruling, U.S. District... Read More

Alpart to resume alumina production June 20

Friday, May, 26 2017 9:33 pm    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — Jamaica's largest alumina refinery Alpart, now owned by Chinese metals giant JISCO, is to resume processing of bauxite to alumina on June 20, eight years after closing down operations in 2009, company officials said today.Patrick... Read More

Clashes as Venezuela protesters target military base

Friday, May, 26 2017 7:25 pm    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Riot police in Venezuela fired tear gas and water cannon to stop anti-government protesters from marching on a key military installation Friday during the latest violence in nearly two months of unrest.The opposition is trying to... Read More

Businesses urged to adopt environmentally friendly practices

Friday, May, 26 2017 6:38 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government is encouraging private and public businesses to adopt environmentally friendly practices through its Green Business Jamaica (GBJ) programme.Sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Government of... Read More

Gov't says it acted to protect environment in Duncan's Bay sand mining

Friday, May, 26 2017 6:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of the Prime Minister says that all protocols were followed regarding a new sand mining operation causing public concern at Duncan's Bay in Trelawny.Residents and other stakeholders are questioning the possible environmental... Read More

Logos Hope book ship closed as Cement Company unrest continues

Friday, May, 26 2017 5:39 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — As a result of industrial action at the Caribbean Cement Company (CCC), operators of Logos Hope, the world's largest floating book fair, say they will remain closed until further notice.Logos Hope is docked at the CCC Rockfort pier in... Read More

Forex: J$130.25 to one US dollar

Friday, May, 26 2017 5:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, May 26 ended trading at J$130.25, down by 16 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$96.90 down from J$97.16 while the... Read More

CCJ cases now included in international constitutional law database

Friday, May, 26 2017 5:03 pm    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad and Tobago-based Caribbean Court of Justice's (CCJ) first submission to the European Commission on Democracy through Law (the Venice Commission) has now been published in the Commission's CODICES database.The... Read More

Theft at NWC facility leaves Clarendon customers without water

Friday, May, 26 2017 4:56 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) says that thieves have targeted water treatment facilities resulting in a disruption of service to a wide cross section of Clarendon customers.According to a release from NWC on Friday, the most... Read More

Gov't provides $18m to assist flood-affected farmers

Friday, May, 26 2017 4:44 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Farmers who have suffered extensive losses from the recent heavy rains will benefit from an $18-million allocation by the Government to begin the rebuilding effort.Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce,... Read More

Pressure piles on Trump with son-in-law under FBI scrutiny

Friday, May, 26 2017 3:38 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Donald Trump's son-in-law and top aide, Jared Kushner, has been caught in the spotlight of an FBI probe into Russian meddling, US media reported, heaping more pressure Friday on the embattled US president.The latest... Read More

Observer group gives Cayman high marks for fairness at polls

Friday, May, 26 2017 2:55 pm    

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) – The Commonwealth Observer team that monitored the recent general election says the country “amply met the international standard” for democratic and transparent elections.The group led by Steve Rodan,... Read More

Ariana Grande plans Manchester show to benefit attack victims

Friday, May, 26 2017 2:38 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) – Pop star Ariana Grande said Friday she is planning a charity concert in Manchester after a suicide attack on her show in the English city earlier this week killed 22 people.In her first substantive comments since Monday's... Read More




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