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ATL Automotive now Kia dealers in Jamaica

Friday, September, 22 2017 3:35 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Leading local motor vehicle dealer ATL Automotive today announced that it will add the Kia brand to its portfolio, becoming the exclusive distributor come March next year. Read More

Juvenile inmates benefit from Arts Summer Programme

Friday, September, 22 2017 3:18 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Pearnel Charles Jr has lauded the successful partnership of Youth for Arts & Recreational Development (YARD) Empire, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Organisation of American... Read More

Barbados cricket officials welcome start of English season on the island

Friday, September, 22 2017 3:08 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Cricket and tourism officials have hailed the decision of English authorities to stage the ceremonial start of their season in March next year in the island. Read More

Cuba says it found no proof of attack on US diplomats

Friday, September, 22 2017 2:37 pm    

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — Cuba has found no evidence to support US claims that several American diplomats in Havana were harmed in outside attacks on their health, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla said Friday. Read More

Agriculture Ministry paves way to enter Chinese fisheries market

Friday, September, 22 2017 2:32 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the People's Republic of China in an effort to secure the export of Jamaican aquatic products such as lobster into the Chinese market.A... Read More

Gordon Town Road in St Andrew to be closed for repairs

Friday, September, 22 2017 2:08 pm    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising the public that a section of Gordon Town Road, located just outside Papine Square in St Andrew, will be closed on Sunday. Read More

Commercial flights to storm-hit St Martin to resume Saturday

Friday, September, 22 2017 1:45 pm    

BASSE-TERRE, France (AFP) — Commercial airline flights to and from the Dutch-French Caribbean island of St Martin, which were suspended because of Hurricane Maria, will resume on Saturday, the French authorities said."Commercial flights at Grand-Case airport will be possible... Read More

Five cops to stand trial November over shooting of Alpha student

Friday, September, 22 2017 1:37 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The five policemen charged by the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) with the shooting and injury of a Convent of Mercy Academy “Alpha” student in downtown Kingston are to stand trial in November. The date was set earlier this... Read More

7-y-o among three killed in St Catherine crash

Friday, September, 22 2017 1:09 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have reported that a seven-year-old boy is among three people killed in a crash along the Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine yesterday. He has been identified as Ajani Parkes. Also dead is his mother, 29-year-old Sheryl Francis-Parkes of Mickleton... Read More

North Korea triggers 2018 Winter Olympics security scare

Friday, September, 22 2017 12:43 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Austria and Germany joined France on Friday in raising the spectre of staying away from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea amid security fears over nuclear-armed North Korea.Despite efforts by the International Olympic Committee to calm the jitters,... Read More

'Save Cockpit Country' petition back online, JET assures clean campaign

Friday, September, 22 2017 12:06 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has assured that it is running a clean campaign to secure votes for its “Save Cockpit Country” petition, following the offline status of its petition on the participation tab of Office of the Prime Minister's (OPM's)... Read More

CCRIF to make pay out of US$19m to Dominica

Friday, September, 22 2017 11:27 am    

GEORGETOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) will be making a payout of US$19, 294,800  to Dominica under its tropical cyclone policy following the passage of Hurricane Maria earlier this week.In making the... Read More

Desperate rescue effort after Hurricane Maria toll climbs to 33

Friday, September, 22 2017 10:55 am    

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AFP) — Puerto Rico battled dangerous floods Friday after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, as rescuers raced against time to reach residents trapped in their homes and the death toll climbed to 33.Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello called Maria the... Read More

German airlines to launch flights to Caribbean

Friday, September, 22 2017 10:12 am    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — German leisure carrier, Condor and Lufthansa Group Eurowings, will launch flights to the Caribbean next Monday from Dusseldorf.This follows the closure of Airberlin's long haul routes to the regions. Read More

British PM proposes two-year transition period after Brexit

Friday, September, 22 2017 9:47 am    

FLORENCE, Italy (AFP) — Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday proposed a two-year transition period for Britain after it leaves the EU, suggesting that the UK would continue to "honour its commitments" under the bloc's current budget.May said Britain should be able to access the... Read More


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