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'Worried' UN appeals for peaceful end to Zimbabwe crisis

Thursday, November, 16 2017 4:14 pm    

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday appealed for a peaceful solution to the crisis in Zimbabwe after President Robert Mugabe told the military he would not step aside. Read More

Collect birth, marriage and death certificates, RGD urges

Thursday, November, 16 2017 4:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Registrar General's Department (RGD) is inviting people with uncollected birth, marriage and death certificates to attend its Twickenham Park and Portmore offices in St Catherine on Friday, November 17, to pick up their documents. Read More

Govt to host NIDS town hall meetings

Thursday, November, 16 2017 4:01 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Government's roll-out of a national public education campaign on the National Identification System (NIDS) will continue with a series of town hall meetings islandwide. The first meeting is scheduled for Emancipation Park in New Kingston on Thursday, November 23,... Read More

Labour ministry promoting mobile money payment to PATH beneficiaries

Thursday, November, 16 2017 3:23 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is looking to diversify cash disbursement options for beneficiaries of the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH). Read More

Settle public sector wage issues now, says Lambert Brown

Thursday, November, 16 2017 3:19 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) shadow minister on the Public Service Lambert Brown is voicing concern about the pace at which the Government is approaching the public sector wage negotiations. Read More

PM urges motorists to take advantage of extended Traffic Ticket Amnesty

Thursday, November, 16 2017 3:15 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is imploring motorists to take advantage of the extended traffic ticket amnesty, which will begin on November 27.This is a continuation of the previous amnesty, which ran from August 2 to October 31. Read More

Fly Jamaica to begin direct flights between Guyana, Cuba

Thursday, November, 16 2017 1:49 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Government of Guyana has given Fly Jamaica Airways permission to begin a series between Guyana and Cuba.This was announced by Minister of State Joe Harmon during a press briefing on Thursday.He said that several months ago Fly Jamaica... Read More

Caribbean scientists review status of main fish stocks in the region

Thursday, November, 16 2017 12:34 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Top fisheries scientists in a review of the main fish stock in the region have reported  uncertainty of stock status of different species due to the lack of formal assessments for most of the Caribbean.The scientists who attended a meeting of the... Read More

250 students graduate from CMU

Thursday, November, 16 2017 12:17 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The newly chartered Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) on Tuesday graduated its first cohort of students to be certified since the institution's formal upgrading in September.Approximately 250 students were conferred with master's and bachelor's... Read More

TAJ targets real estate sector

Thursday, November, 16 2017 11:52 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) says, in keeping with its national compliance plan, it has embarked on a series of activities aimed at improving compliance of the real estate sector. TAJ said, under the Revenue Administration Act (RAA), it has collaborated... Read More

IDB approves US$160-m loan to improve Jamaica's public sector

Thursday, November, 16 2017 11:33 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government is taking steps to improve the quality and efficiency of transactional public services with a US$160-million loan programme, which was approved by the Inter-American Development Bank yesterday.The programme consists of a US$110 million... Read More

Lagarde in Jamaica for IMF's Caribbean forum

Thursday, November, 16 2017 11:03 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, arrived in the island yesterday for the sixth IMF High Level Caribbean Forum.She was met at the Norman Manley International Airport by a welcome party headed by Minister of Finance... Read More

Mugabe refusing to step down — sources

Thursday, November, 16 2017 10:51 am    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest head of state, refused to resign during a crunch meeting Thursday with military generals who pushed him from power and seized control of the country.The talks in Harare, confirmed to AFP by a source... Read More

Justice sector in the Caribbean at an important crossroad

Thursday, November, 16 2017 10:35 am    

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — Issues relating to the challenges of the delivery of justice in the Caribbean will be discussed at the inaugural Advanced Performance Exponents (APEX) convention to be held in Bahamas later this month.The November 27 convention, described as a... Read More

'Fake news' becomes profitable business model, says researchers

Thursday, November, 16 2017 9:45 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Cyber criminals have latched onto the notion of "fake news" and turned it into a profitable business model, with services starting at under US$10, security researchers said Thursday.The online security firm Digital Shadows released a report... Read More


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