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Jamaica, World Bank point to importance of disaster risk management

Monday, November, 12 2018    

Jamaica and the World Bank have highlighted the importance of understanding disaster risks and the need to have a robust financial plan to manage them. Read More

Maroon herbalist breaks down the bush

Monday, November, 12 2018    

MANY Jamaicans opt to use alternative medicine to treat both communicable and non-communicable diseases when diagnosed or to use it to complement conventional medicine. Read More

Nestlé says on track to achieve 2020 zero-waste to landfill target

Monday, November, 12 2018    

Nestlé Jamaica says it is on track to achieve its zero waste to landfill target by 2020 at its new South Street Ferry Pen facility. Read More

This Day in History - November 12

Monday, November, 12 2018    

Today is the 316th day of 2018. There are 49 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Child Road Safety effort

Monday, November, 12 2018    

Earl Jarrett (centre), director of the JN Foundation, presents Prime Minister Andrew Holness with a copy of the Child Road Safety Assessment Report, commissioned by the JN Foundation in collaboration with UNICEF. Sharing in the moment is Avi Silverman, deputy director of the FIA Foundation. The... Read More

PHOTO: Maroons today

Monday, November, 12 2018    

Charles Town Maroon Acting Colonel Marcia Douglas shows off the Asafu yard. This is where Maroon business is conducted. Read More

The Charles Town Maroons today

Monday, November, 12 2018    

THE Charles Town Maroons occupied Crawford Town high in the Blue Mountains before signing the peace treaty with the British when they moved down to Charles Town on the Buff Bay River. They remain there today. The then leader of the group was Nanny's captain, Quao. Today they are led by... Read More

Hundreds benefit from NCU health fair

Monday, November, 12 2018    

Hundreds of people from communities in Mandeville and its environs received a range of health services during a four-day health and wellness fair hosted recently by Northern Caribbean University (NCU) at its main campus. Read More

World leaders mark 100 years since WW I Armistice in Paris

Monday, November, 12 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — World leaders gathered under driving rain in Paris yesterday to lead global commemorations marking 100 years since the end of World War I, at a time of growing nationalism and diplomatic tensions. Read More

Study examines weaknesses and opportunities in intra-regional trade

Monday, November, 12 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Caribbean Community (Caricom) agriculture ministers have been presented with a study that analyses the weaknesses and opportunities in intra-regional food trade and transportation, the Guyana-based Caricom Secretariat has said. Read More

From first shot to silence of peace: World War I timeline

Monday, November, 12 2018    

PARIS, France (AP) — Unleashed by an archduke's assassination, World War I gradually entangled more and more countries, killing millions of soldiers and civilians and touching multiple continents. Read More

World War I: Mons graves hold first and last to fall

Monday, November, 12 2018    

MONS, Belgium (AFP) — The graves at a cemetery outside the Belgian town of Mons hold the remains of both the first and last British soldiers to fall in World War I. Read More

Even from jail, 'El Chapo' looms large in Mexican home state

Monday, November, 12 2018    

CULIACÁN, Mexico (AFP) — He has lost weight in his New York jail cell, and some of his larger-than-life aura, but Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman still looms large over Mexico's Sinaloa, where he launched his narcotics empire. Read More

Putin says he had good conversation with Trump in Paris

Monday, November, 12 2018    

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday that he had a brief but good conversation with US leader Donald Trump at World War I centenary events in Paris, Russian media reported. Read More

JetBlue inaugurates route from Boston to Cuba's capital

Monday, November, 12 2018    

HAVANA (AP) — A JetBlue flight from Boston landed in Havana on Saturday last (November 10, 2018), as the US airline expanded its routes to Cuba despite a drop in American visitors amid tensions between the countries. Read More



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