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Delay in passing of Violence against Children Bill concerns PTA group

Saturday, July, 22 2017 4:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) has expressed “shock and dismay” at the recent revelation that a proposed Bill concerning violence against children has been sitting in Parliament for 15 years without any... Read More

UPDATE: INDECOM, Police Inspectorate probing killing of Westmoreland’s most wanted

Saturday, July, 22 2017 3:46 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Inspectorate of the Constabulary and the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) are investigating a shooting incident in Westmoreland this morning, which left the parish’s most wanted man dead. Read More

Actor John Heard, the 'Home Alone' dad, dead at 72

Saturday, July, 22 2017 3:24 pm    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) – Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the hit 90s-era "Home Alone" films, has died, according to US media. He was 72. Read More

Ronaldo will remain Real player '2-3 more years', says Zidane

Saturday, July, 22 2017 3:09 pm    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo will be remain a Real Madrid player for "the next two-three years", coach Zinedine Zidane said Saturday, ending talk the Bernabeu superstar might depart for Manchester United. Read More

Govt begins distribution of flood relief funds

Saturday, July, 22 2017 2:43 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Government says it has commenced distribution of its $35 million relief grant to households affected by the recent flooding. Read More

Justice Ministry focuses on 'Trafficking in Persons Week' July 23 to 30

Saturday, July, 22 2017 2:17 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Ministry of Justice will be hosting a series of activities to commemorate Trafficking in Persons Week from July 23 to 30, aimed at raising awareness of the offence and having the public recognise it as a national issue. Read More

UN urges action to stave off threat of HIV drug resistance in region

Saturday, July, 22 2017 2:13 pm    

UNITED NATIONS, United States (CMC) –The United Nations health agency has warned that the spread of an HIV strain resistant to some of the most widely used medicines could undermine global progress in treating and preventing HIV infection in the Caribbean and other places if early and... Read More

Westmoreland’s most wanted killed

Saturday, July, 22 2017 1:41 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Westmoreland's most wanted man Sadan Mullings, also known as Saddam, was reportedly killed during a gunfight with police this morning.Mullings, 26, is from Elgin Town in Hanover. Read More

Scientific Research Council hosts Corporate Area summer camps

Saturday, July, 22 2017 1:18 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Over 50 students from the Corporate Area will be engaged in two summer camps being staged by the Scientific Research Council (SRC). Read More

Swiss couple found on glacier after 75 years, buried at last

Saturday, July, 22 2017 1:00 pm    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) – The remains of a couple, found on a receding glacier in the Swiss Alps 75 years after they had disappeared, were at long last buried on Saturday near their native village. Read More

Three-month HOPE Youth Summer Work Programme on track

Saturday, July, 22 2017 12:38 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Over 12,000 participants have already been placed as part of the Housing Opportunity Production and Employment (HOPE) Youth Summer Work Programme. Read More

Petrojam apologises for Kingston Harbour oil spill

Saturday, July, 22 2017 12:13 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Petrojam Limited is today apologising for a major oil spill in the Kingston Harbour on Wednesday, which was reported by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA). Read More

UN Secretary General lauds CARICOM leadership on global issues

Saturday, July, 22 2017 12:01 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – The Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has lauded the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for its leadership on pressing global issues. Read More

Public education campaign on ganja for youth – Tufton

Saturday, July, 22 2017 11:42 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) will be embarking on a full scale youth public education campaign to delay initiation into smoking and to provide young people with information about healthy coping and lifestyle options. Read More

Duhaney Park police seize two firearms, arrest one man

Saturday, July, 22 2017 11:30 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A man is now in custody following the seizure of a firearm this morning by detectives from the Duhaney Park Police Station.A second firearm was seized by the same team 20 minutes later, however no one was arrested in that incident. Read More


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