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PetroJam awards scholarships to GSAT high achievers

Sunday, August, 19 2018 3:01 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Four students, two each from Greenwich All-Age and St Andrew Primary Schools in South West St Andrew, will be at ease when they begin their high school journey in September, as their school related expenses will be taken care of by the State-run... Read More

Ebola deaths in DR Congo rises to 49 with 2,000 feared 'contacts'

Sunday, August, 19 2018 2:40 pm    

KINSHASA, DR Congo (AFP) — The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has now claimed 49 lives since the start of the month, the government has said, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) expects more cases. Read More

Aretha honoured at father's Baptist Church Sunday service

Sunday, August, 19 2018 1:29 pm    

DETROIT, United States (AFP) — Congregants celebrated the life of Aretha Franklin at her father's Baptist church in Detroit at the first Sunday service since her death, with her powerful voice again ringing out within its walls in tribute to her spectacular career. Read More

Jamaican killed in Italy bridge collapse

Sunday, August, 19 2018 12:25 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — News from Italy is that a Jamaican woman, her Italian husband and nine-year-old daughter, were among the causalities of last Tuesday's bridge collapse in Genoa. Read More

Buchanan removed as USF CEO

Sunday, August, 19 2018 10:38 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Service Fund (USF) Camille Buchanan has been removed from the State-agency. Read More

C’bean think-tank conducts poll on US presidential pardon for Garvey

Sunday, August, 19 2018 10:23 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Washington, DC-based Institute for Caribbean Studies (ICS) has resurrected the notion of a presidential pardon for Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Garvey. Read More

Fresh quake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island

Sunday, August, 19 2018 9:34 am    

MATARAM, Indonesia (AFP) — A strong earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday, triggering landslides, damaging buildings and sending people fleeing just two weeks after a tremor killed more than 480 people there. Read More

Weather forecast: Afternoon showers expected across most parishes

Sunday, August, 19 2018 9:04 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica is reporting that showers and thunderstorms are expected across sections of eastern parishes this morning, while elsewhere should be partly cloudy. Read More

Prayer for the Day

Sunday, August, 19 2018 7:06 am    

Loving God, you speak to us through all of life. Help me to trust you and to trust that what you desire for me lies in the deepest part of my heart.And, what you desire is that which allows me to grow and to be the person you created me to be - fully human and fully alive. Read More

Guyana confident of victory at ICJ in border dispute with Venezuela

Saturday, August, 18 2018 4:49 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Guyana government says it is confident of victory at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in its long standing border dispute with neighbouring Venezuela. Read More

JCF warns of fake cops

Saturday, August, 18 2018 3:24 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is warning motorists to be cautious on the roads following reports that unscrupulous persons are posing as police officers in unmarked vehicles with blue flashing lights. Read More

Education ministry to push for greater performance by students

Saturday, August, 18 2018 2:55 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, says the ministry will be pushing for even greater performance by students in external examinations, especially Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)... Read More

5-y-o boy accidentally shoots self in Portmore

Saturday, August, 18 2018 2:02 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — OBSERVER ONLINE sources are reporting that a five-year-old boy of an undisclosed address in Portmore, St Catherine died after accidentally shooting himself late this morning. Read More

Tourism language training kicks off

Saturday, August, 18 2018 1:46 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Ministry of Tourism, through a collaboration with the Jamaica Centre for Tourism Innovation (JCTI) and the Spanish Embassy, began a series of Spanish language training sessions aimed at building the capacity of tourism workers. Read More

Kofi Annan a humanitarian icon — Holness

Saturday, August, 18 2018 1:35 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the world has undoubtedly lost a great humanitarian icon with the passing of former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan this morning. Read More


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