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DCS launches inmate reintegration preparation programme

Friday, January, 17 2020 1:40 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) launched its inmate reintegration preparation programme at the Tamarind Farm Adult Correctional Centre yesterday. Read More

Ukrainian president asks PM who disparaged him to stay

Friday, January, 17 2020 1:08 pm    

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has rejected his prime minister's resignation and asked Oleksiy Honcharuk to stay on the job. Read More

Taxi operator caught with illegal gun

Friday, January, 17 2020 12:57 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A taxi operator was arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition following the seizure of a Glock pistol and several rounds of ammunition on Constant Spring Road in St Andrew this morning. Read More

Scorpions dismiss Volcanoes for 387

Friday, January, 17 2020 12:06 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica Scorpions put in an improved showing on the second morning to bowl out Windward Islands Volcanoes for 387 on the stroke of lunch in the regional four-day cricket match at Sabina Park. Read More

Witness says cronies killed several family members

Friday, January, 17 2020 11:53 am    

 KINGSTON, Jamaica — The star witness in the ongoing trial of eight alleged members of the Westmoreland-based King Valley Gang this morning told the court that his reason for testifying against his cronies was because they had killed several of his family members. Read More

High pressure ridge impacting weather across Jamaica

Friday, January, 17 2020 10:56 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service of Jamaica (MET) says a high pressure ridge is currently across Jamaica and is expected to remain across the island until Monday when a weak trough will become the significant feature. Read More

Ukrainian prime minister submits resignation after tapes

Friday, January, 17 2020 10:13 am    

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's prime minister submitted his resignation Friday, days after he was caught on tape saying President Volodymyr Zelenskiy — a former sitcom star with no previous political experience — knows nothing about the economy. Read More

Man found wandering in Castleton, St Mary

Friday, January, 17 2020 9:27 am    

ST MARY, Jamaica — The Castleton police are seeking the public's assistance to reunite a man who was found wandering along the Castleton main road in St Mary with his family.He gave his name as Shaquille Thomas and stated that he is from Bog Walk in St Catherine. Read More

Pompeo's planned visit shows US commitment — Johnson Smith

Friday, January, 17 2020 9:03 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government of Jamaica will next week welcome US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, who will be arriving in Jamaica for a two-day working visit from January 21-22. Read More

CARICOM launches energy innovation challenge

Friday, January, 17 2020 8:39 am    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Caribbean students are being asked to design novel concepts for use and management of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) as part of a regional initiative launched by the Barbados-based Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy... Read More

As superbugs spread, WHO raises alarm over lack of new antibiotics

Friday, January, 17 2020 7:24 am    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization warned Friday that a dire lack of new antibiotics was threatening efforts to curb the spread of drug-resistant bacteria, which kill tens of thousands of people each year. Read More

24-36 hr delay in restoring water supply to Washington Blvd – NWC

Thursday, January, 16 2020 9:25 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising that the restoration of normal supply to the Washington Boulevard area has been impacted by challenges that will delay the completion of the work until 7:00 am Saturday, January 18. Read More

The details are 'just right', Asafa says of his statue

Thursday, January, 16 2020 8:32 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, says it is moving forward with plans to unveil a statue of Jamaican Olympian Asafa Powell at the National Stadium in February . Read More

More traditional ganja growers to take part in Alternative Development Programme

Thursday, January, 16 2020 7:55 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, says emphasis will be placed on increasing the number of community groups of traditional growers participating in the Alternative Development Programme. Read More

Trump's trial begins, senators vowing 'impartial justice'

Thursday, January, 16 2020 7:13 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — The US Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and... Read More


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