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JUTC says former employee drives off in bus, causes accident

THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) says it has launched an extensive investigation into an incident involving a former member of staff who drove a bus from one of its depots on Sunday, December 23, 2018. Read More

Caribbean warned to brace for dengue outbreak
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning countries in the region to brace for a severe outbreak of the dengue virus.... Read More

Assault rifle, pistol seized in St James
AN assault rifle was one of two firearms seized by the St James police during an operation in Rose Mount, St James on Wednesday, the constabulary's Corporate Communication Unit (CCU) reported yesterday.... Read More

OAS commits US$500,000 for resilience of Caribbean SMTEs
THE Organisation of American States (OAS) has committed a total of US$500,000 to build the resilience of Caribbean small and medium tourism enterprises (SMTEs) to disasters.... Read More

OUR blasts utilities

Friday, January, 18 2019    

THE Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) said yesterday that the country's major water and energy service providers are not meeting standards for notifying their customers of planned service disruptions, and has given them until January 25 to provide reasons for the failure. Read More

This Day in History — January 18

Friday, January, 18 2019    

Today is the 18th day of 2019. There are 347 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Minor earthquake felt in sections of Jamaica

Friday, January, 18 2019    

THE Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, says a minor earthquake was felt in sections of the island early yesterday. Read More

UK PM May holds Brexit talks; opposition dubs them a ‘stunt’

Friday, January, 18 2019    

LONDON, England (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May was consulting opposition parties and other lawmakers yesterday in a battle to get Brexit back on track after surviving a no-confidence vote, talks that were branded a “stunt” by the main Opposition... Read More

$158.4-m Super Lotto winner comes forward after 54-day wait

Friday, January, 18 2019    

Supreme Ventures' $158.4 million Super Lotto winner has finally come forward!A Campbell kept a number of people waiting and wondering for 54 days about the whereabouts of Jamaica's latest super millionaire. Read More

Canadian likely to plead guilty today to drug charges

Friday, January, 18 2019    

A Canadian man, who reportedly attempted to smuggle just more than seven pounds of cocaine out of the island last November, is likely to plead guilty to breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act when he reappears in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today. Read More

Shaw wants more aggressive approach to trade facilitation programme

Friday, January, 18 2019    

MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has called on Government agencies and departments to move with a greater sense of urgency to facilitate trade and the private sector's need for a more responsive Government. Read More

Did 'Chapo' really pay Mexico's ex-president US$100m?

Friday, January, 18 2019    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — Did the world's most famous drug lord really pay Mexico's ex-president a US$100-million bribe not to arrest him? Read More

Hospital board spends thousands of dollars for treatment of sex offender in UK

Friday, January, 18 2019    

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) – The Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) says it is spending almost US$230,000 a year to treat a violent child sex offender in Britain. Read More

UWI and SUNY students volunteer to rebuild

Friday, January, 18 2019    

THE University of the West Indies (UWI) and the State University of New York (SUNY) recently joined hands in a charitable initiative to rebuild a preschool in hurricane ravaged Dominica. Read More

Flexin' in her Complexion: Bullied girl a messenger of hope

Friday, January, 18 2019    

NEW YORK, USA (AP) — Kheris Rogers was in the first grade in a predominantly white private school in Los Angeles when she felt the bite of racism among her peers — she was being bullied because of her dark skin. She tearfully kept it to herself, eventually turning to her... Read More



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