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NWC denies that cruise ships refuse water in Ocho Rios

Thursday, September, 21 2017 2:18 pm    

ST ANN, Jamaica — Regional water supply manager at the National Water Commission (NWC) North East Region, Dr Phillipa Campbell-Francis, has denied rumours that cruise ships docking in Ocho Rios no longer take water from the NWC. Read More

3 rescued, 1 dead on boat missing in Hurricane #Maria

Thursday, September, 21 2017 1:34 pm    

FLORIDA, United States (AP) — The US Coast Guard says a woman and two children were rescued from a boat that went missing off Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria, but a man died aboard the vessel.The Coast Guard in Miami said in a statement that a British Royal Navy helicopter... Read More

St Lucia PM proposes new US Caribbean trade initiative

Thursday, September, 21 2017 1:26 pm    

NEW YORK, United states (CMC) — St Lucia's Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet has proposed the establishment of a new US Caribbean Trade initiative. Read More

Concerns over $626m road work in St Mary invalid — Holness

Thursday, September, 21 2017 12:56 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says concerns over the $626 million road project in St Mary, which the People's National Party claims is politically motivated, are invalid. The prime minister, who was speaking at a quarterly press briefing at the Office of the... Read More

Hurricane Maria left over 15 dead in Dominica

Thursday, September, 21 2017 12:25 pm    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Hurricane Maria has left more than 15 people dead in hard-hit Dominica, the small Caribbean island's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced Thursday."So far, we would have buried in excess of 15 people," he told a television network of Antigua... Read More

Legislation for community upkeep coming soon

Thursday, September, 21 2017 12:15 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government will be putting forward legislation to help with the upkeep of houses, particularly those in communities developed by the National Housing Trust (NHT).Holness was responding to a question from a journalist,... Read More

Additional space for Court of Appeal, says Chuck

Thursday, September, 21 2017 11:54 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck, says the building that houses the Accountant General's Department, downtown Kingston, has been vacated and renovations should start in a matter of weeks, which will provide additional space for the Court of Appeal. Read More

NY sends police, firefighters to help C'bean with #Maria recovery

Thursday, September, 21 2017 11:42 am    

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — New York City will be helping the victims of Hurricane Maria across the Caribbean by sending 27 members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) and the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) to assist in the recovery efforts.According to Mayor Bill... Read More

Gov't taking 'strategic' approach to crime reduction, says Holness

Thursday, September, 21 2017 10:52 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness today said the government is taking “strategic” steps to tackle Jamaica's high crime rate, which he admitted has increased over the past few months.Holness was responding to questions from journalists during the... Read More

England-West Indies second ODI abandoned

Thursday, September, 21 2017 10:42 am    

NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom (AFP) — Play in the second one-day international between England and West Indies at Trent Bridge on Thursday was abandoned as a no-result washout.Only 11 minutes play was possible at the Nottingham ground before rain saw the umpires take the players... Read More

Portia to receive honorary degree from UWI

Thursday, September, 21 2017 10:19 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The University of the West Indies (UWI) will hold a special convocation ceremony on Saturday, September 30 to confer the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) on former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller.The ceremony will take place at the Assembly Hall... Read More

#Maria regains major hurricane status

Thursday, September, 21 2017 9:50 am    

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The US National Hurricane Centre says Maria has regained its major hurricane status, rising to a Category 3 storm early Thursday.An update from the Miami-based centre says maximum sustained winds have increased to near 115 mph (185 kph) with higher... Read More

Birthday boy Gayle set for hamstring scan

Thursday, September, 21 2017 9:28 am    

NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom (AFP) — West Indies star batsman Chris Gayle was set to spend part of his 38th birthday in a Nottingham hospital after a hamstring injury ruled him out of the second one-day international against England at Trent Bridge on Thursday.The big-hitting... Read More

INDECOM head to discuss int'l police killings database on working visit to Switzerland, Netherlands

Thursday, September, 21 2017 9:22 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Head of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), Terrence Williams, has left the island on a working visit to Switzerland and Netherlands. According to an INDECOM release, Williams will be a panelist in discussion on the Use of Force and... Read More

J'can murder suspect who fled to Cayman fights deportation, cites 'right to life'

Thursday, September, 21 2017 8:51 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Jamaican man accused of killing a man last December before fleeing to the Cayman Islands, is seeking to prevent deportation from that nation, because he contends his “right to life” may be in danger.Read: Read More


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