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Dominicans dazed by Hurricane #Maria destruction

Thursday, September, 21 2017 7:32 pm    

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Martin Dell is unapologetic when it comes to begging after Hurricane Maria. Read More

Schools to have responsibility for projects up to $3m— Reid

Thursday, September, 21 2017 6:46 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Education, Youth and Information Minister Ruel Reid says procedures governing the implementation of infrastructure improvement projects at schools are to be revised. Read More

Kim hits back at Trump as US ramps up N Korea sanctions

Thursday, September, 21 2017 6:33 pm    

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — The United States ramped up sanctions aimed at curtailing North Korea's nuclear weapons drive Thursday, as Kim Jong-Un vowed that Donald Trump's "deranged" threats would only toughen his resolve. Read More

Security force seize firearm, lead sheets in Mount Salem ZOSO

Thursday, September, 21 2017 6:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The joint forces in the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) in Mount Salem , St James this afternoon reported the seizure of a .40 Glock pistol with a magazine containing ten rounds and an M16 magazine containing thirty-one 5.56 rounds. Read More

UTech students kidnapped, robbed by taxi man

Thursday, September, 21 2017 5:41 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The University of Technology's (UTech) Students' Union and the Papine Police are urging students to take designated vehicles or the Jamaica Urban Transit (JUTC) buses when commuting to and from classes. Read More

Forex: J$131.00 to one US dollar

Thursday, September, 21 2017 5:34 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, September 21, ended trading at J$131.00 down by 18 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Action to reduce non-revenue water progressing — Holness

Thursday, September, 21 2017 5:02 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says advances are being made on the Kingston and St Andrew Non-Revenue Water (NRW) Co-Management Project. Read More

Health ministry takes steps to address NHF debt

Thursday, September, 21 2017 4:51 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The senior executive management of the Ministry of Health says it has taken note of concerns about the viability of the National Health Fund, (NHF) based on a report from the Auditor General's Department. Read More

Training and counselling for staff of childcare facilities ministry

Thursday, September, 21 2017 4:19 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Starting next year, staff at residential childcare facilities will receive training and counselling services that will better enable them to address the needs of wards in their care. Read More

Puerto Rico faces floods, misery after #Maria 'obliteration'

Thursday, September, 21 2017 4:09 pm    

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AFP) — Puerto Rico was facing dangerous flooding and an islandwide power outage on Thursday following Hurricane Maria as the death toll from the powerful storm topped 15 in the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica. Read More

757 pounds of ganja found in Westmoreland

Thursday, September, 21 2017 3:30 pm    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Police have reported that 757 pounds of ganja worth approximately $3.28 million was seized during an operation in Whitehouse, Westmoreland yesterday. Read More

England Captain promises no let-up for Ashes stars in ODIs

Thursday, September, 21 2017 3:21 pm    

NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom (AFP) — England captain Eoin Morgan has said his side are prepared to run an Ashes injury-risk with several key players by fielding their "best team" throughout the one-day international series against West Indies. Read More

CMI campus for St Thomas — Education minister

Thursday, September, 21 2017 3:11 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government is looking at establishing a full campus of the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) in the parish of St Thomas. Read More

Dominica needs ‘all the help the world can give’, says PM

Thursday, September, 21 2017 2:39 pm    

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit has issued an urgent appeal for the island following the passage of Hurricane Maria earlier this week. Read More

Two suspects released in London train attack probe

Thursday, September, 21 2017 2:36 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British police on Thursday released two men arrested in connection with the bombing of a London Underground train last week, leaving four suspects in custody over the attack. Read More


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