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Campbell blasts Patterson over Golding endorsement

CAMPBELL ... has to come up with a master plan for development, says Buchanan (Kenyon Hemans)

THE race to replace Dr Omar Davies as the People’s National Party’s (PNP’s) constituency chairman for St Andrew Southern has further heightened tensions in the party, with aspirant Colin Campbell chiding former president and prime minister, P J Patterson, for his reported endorseme ... Read More

money Government promises tighter policing of public funds amid disturbing audits  
INFORMATION Minister Senator Ruel Reid yesterday sought to assure the public that the Government pla ... Read More

Church leaders pray for National Security Minister Robert ‘Bobby’ Montague (third left) and his predecessor, Opposition spokesman on national security, Peter Bunting (fourth left) as well as for the security of the nation following the launch of the ‘Jamaica Pray’ initiative Tuesday at the Guardian Life building in New Kingston. Public urged to support ‘Jamaica Pray’
THE public is being called on to support this Sunday’s ‘Jamaica Pray’ initiative b ... Read More

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia “Babsy” Grange (file photo) Government stuck with 100,000 unsold Jamaica 50 pins
MINISTER of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia “Babsy” Grange yesterday rev ... Read More

T&T Opposition MP under fire for visiting Ja with Rowley

Thursday, July 28, 2016    

RAMADHAR… I am not moved by the views of one or two people (Photo: Trinidad Guardian)

PRAKASH Ramadhar, the Opposition Trinidadian member of parliament who has found himself in hot water for visiting Jamaica as part of Prime Minister Keith Rowley’s delegation last week said he would resign as MP for St Augustine if it is the will of his constituents, the Trinidad Guardian newspaper reported yesterday. Ramadhar, who made it clear that he had no craving for political office, charged that there were people in the United National Congress (UNC) who never supported him and ... Read More

Judge to rule today on no-case submission in Oaklands murder trial

Thursday, July 28, 2016    

JUSTICE Carol Lawrence Beswick is expected to rule today on whether or not businessman Steven Causewell has a case to answer in relation to the 2008 murder of his ex-girlfriend, Nordia Mitchell, at her Oaklands apartment in St Andrew. Causewell’s defence team on Monday brought a no-case submission in the Home Circuit Court, where the defendant is on trial for Mitchell’s murder. Lead defence attorney Jacqueline Samuels Brown asked the judge to dismiss the matter, saying that the pro ... Read More

Senior hoteliers meet today with PM, tourism minister

Thursday, July 28, 2016    

Ed Bartlett

SOME of the island’s top local and international hotel owners are scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett today to discuss the Government’s growth agenda. The meeting forms part of Bartlett’s efforts to thank the hotel owners for their investments in the island and to update them on the Administration’s growth plans. “The tourism minister has set ambitious targets to secure five million visitors by 2021. By that timeli ... Read More

Church leaders now more cautious

Thursday, July 28, 2016    

Bishop Rowan Edwards of the Spanish Town Ministers Fraternity (Photos: Bryan Cummings)

THREE senior members of the clergy say the conviction of Pastor Merrick ‘Al’ Miller has not only made them more cautious in assisting to have wanted persons turning themselves in to the police, they now want guidelines from the Ministry of National security on how to handle such situations. Miller was last Friday found guilty of attempting to pervert the course of justice following his arrest in 2010 after then fugitive Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke was in his vehicle when h ... Read More

Hundreds stranded as ferry runs aground

Thursday, July 28, 2016 8:40 AM    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – Several passengers were stranded early Thursday as a ferry – the MV Makouria ran aground due to very low tide. Reports are that the ferry, which is also carrying several vehicles including an ambulance with a patient who was injured in a motorcycle accident, was crossing the Essequibo River in east central Guyana when it ran into trouble. According to local reports, the vessel will remain in place until the tide rises and there is sufficient water to lift ... Read More

Defiant Merkel defends refugee stance after attacks

Thursday, July 28, 2016 8:30 AM    

Chancellor Angela Merkel
 

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday rebuffed calls to reverse her welcoming stance toward refugees in the wake of a series of brutal attacks in the country. Merkel, who interrupted a summer holiday to face the media in Berlin, said the four assaults within a week were "shocking, oppressive and depressing" but not a sign that authorities had lost control. The German leader said the assailants "wanted to undermine our sense of community, our openness and our ... Read More

Business woman, sales rep linked to lottery scam

Thursday, July 28, 2016 8:05 AM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A business woman and a sales representative were charged by the police on Monday for allegedly taking part in lottery scam operations. They are 37-year-old Karrian Gray of St James and 24-year-old Adrian Wilson of Manchester. Reports from the Westmoreland Police are that a lottery scamming operation was being carried out at a premises in Chantilly, Westmoreland where a man was detained. A 2010 Toyota Axio he was driving was taken to the police station. Gray later att ... Read More

UTech student tops NCB innovation internship programme

Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:40 AM    

Senior General Manager for the National Commercial Bank’s (NCB) Group Human Resources and Facilities Division, Rickert Allen (right), presents a certificate to winner of the inaugural NCB Innovation Internship Programme, Jase-Omeileo West.

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Twenty-one year old University of Technology (UTech) student Jase-Omeileo West topped the 15 candidates who participated in the National Commercial Bank’s (NCB) inaugural Innovation Internship Programme this year. The intensive five-week programme, which ran from June 20 to July 22, was open to local and international full-time tertiary undergraduates who were invited to make presentations on customer service and other banking solutions. The interns, who ... Read More

Early Childhood Commission moving to certify over 2,500 institutions

Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:00 AM    

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Ruel Reid

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Early Childhood Commission (ECC) is moving to certify the 2,513 early-childhood institutions (ECIs) that have applied to be registered. Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator Ruel Reid, says 17 have already been certified and that the ECC is reviewing the applications of the remaining 2,496 institutions. Under the Early Childhood Act and Regulations of 2005, all ECIs operating in Jamaica must be registered with the ECC, which is the sector’ ... Read More

PHOTO: A Rainforest of seafoods

Thursday, July 28, 2016    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left) listens as chief executive officer of Rainforest Seafoods, Brian Jardim (second left), points out the various food items produced by his company. Occasion was a tour of the company’s manufacturing facility on Slipe Road in Kingston yesterday. At right (foreground) is President of the Jamaica Exporters’ Association Michelle Chong. (Photo: JIS)

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left) listens as chief executive officer of Rainforest Seafoods, Brian Jardim (second left), points out the various food items produced by his company. Occasion was a tour of the company’s manufacturing facility on Slipe Road in Kingston yesterday. At right (foreground) is President of the Jamaica Exporters’ Association Michelle Chong. (Photo: JIS) Read More



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