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Jamaica lost US$100m to cyber crimes during 2016

Friday, May, 26 2017 2:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The National Security Council (NSC), in a meeting yesterday, learnt that Jamaica, in 2016, lost approximately US$100 million to cyber-criminal activity.Head of the Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), Dr Moniphia Hewling revealed the... Read More

Police fatally shoot two men in Westmoreland, seize firearms

Friday, May, 26 2017 1:50 pm    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica – Two men were fatally shot during an alleged confrontation with the police in Orange Hill, Darliston, Westmoreland this morning.The police are reporting that two firearms and several rounds of ammunition were seized during the... Read More

Eight Jamaicans to pursue medical studies in Cuba

Friday, May, 26 2017 11:49 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Another eight Jamaicans will be pursuing medical studies in Cuba starting in September under the Jamaica/Cuba Bilateral Scholarship Programme.They are Jamila Brown, Regina Smith, Tony Brodnock, and Trishauna Thompson, who will be... Read More

USAID, FHI 360 to tackle crime in Ja through community initiatives

Friday, May, 26 2017 11:36 am    

Kingston, Jamaica — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and FHI 360 yesterday launched a new development initiative to strengthen local organisations in increasing the safety and security of Jamaicans.The US Embassy said in a... Read More

T&T Coast Guard makes multi-million dollar drug bust

Friday, May, 26 2017 11:30 am    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Three people have been detained by the police following the seizure of 40 kilograms of cocaine valued at TT$18.9 million (US$3,024,000 million) in the Gulf of Paria early Thursday.The Coast Guard reports that around 3:30am... Read More

UN Peacekeepers: How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed

Friday, May, 26 2017 10:30 am    

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother's home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the air as he talked about the alleged rape and sodomy of a Haitian teenager by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper.There was no... Read More

CDA stages children's expo tomorrow

Friday, May, 26 2017 10:24 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Child Development Agency (CDA), in partnership with the Nathan Ebanks Foundation, will host a Children's Expo and Special Needs Resource Fair on Saturday at Hope Gardens, under the theme: 'Finding Help, Finding Hope'.Manager... Read More

Grange announces expanded Arts in the Park programme

Friday, May, 26 2017 9:35 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, says that this year's staging of the annual Arts in the Park programme, which begins today at the National Gallery of Jamaica, downtown Kingston, “will be like no other”. Read More

New report says most countries still not prepared for a pandemic after Zika, Ebola

Friday, May, 26 2017 9:06 am    

GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) – Despite progress made since the Zika and Ebola crises, a new report released on Thursday by the International Working Group on Financing Preparedness (IWG), established by the World Bank, shows that most countries are not adequately prepared for a... Read More

26 killed in fresh attack on Egypt Christians

Friday, May, 26 2017 8:44 am    

CAIRO, Egypt (AFP) – Masked gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing at least 26 people including many children, officials said.The assailants in three pick-up trucks... Read More

TCI wants CARICOM to maintain unified position on de-risking

Friday, May, 26 2017 8:36 am    

PPROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos (CMC) – The Turks and Caicos Islands has appealed to Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries to continue to main a united position on the issue of de-risking and the loss of corresponding banking relationships (CBRs). Read More

Repairs being monitored at ward theatre to maintain heritage value

Friday, May, 26 2017 8:10 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) is monitoring repairs at the Ward Theatre to ensure that its heritage value is maintained.Renovation work is ongoing at the theatre, a historical landmark situated on North Parade in... Read More

New US-led Syria strike kills 80 relatives of IS fighters – monitor

Friday, May, 26 2017 7:42 am    

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AFP) – A US-led coalition air strike on the eastern Syrian town of Mayadeen early Friday killed at least 80 relatives of Islamic State group fighters, a monitoring group told AFP."The toll includes 33 children. They were families seeking... Read More

Westmoreland cane cutters stumble on dead man in field

Friday, May, 26 2017 7:20 am    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Cane cutters in Friendship, Westmoreland yesterday morning stumbled upon the body of a man in a cane field.The Westmoreland police are now seeking the public's assistance in identifying the man.The body is... Read More

Jamaicans urged to invest in local products

Friday, May, 26 2017 7:16 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Executive Director of the Scientific Research Council (SRC), Dr Cliff Riley is urging Jamaicans to invest in their own ideas and products.“Growth will only come from people investing in our country and ensuring that we have... Read More



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