News

This Day in History - September 18

Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

Today is the 261st day of 2018. There are 104 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Today's Horoscope - September 18

Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, September 18, 2018: This year you will want to bolster an associate's or loved one's ideas. This person's concepts seem unusually creative. Your openness helps you rise above certain problems. If you are single, you seem to be transforming. Try to avoid a... Read More

Two million US teens are vaping marijuana

Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — A school-based survey shows nearly one in 11 US students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens. Read More

Hope fades in Philippines for dozens buried in landslides

Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

ITOGON, Philippines (AP) — Dozens of people believed buried in a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines probably did not survive, a mayor said yesterday, although rescuers kept digging through mud and debris covering a chapel where they had taken... Read More

Argentina presents austere budget for 2019

Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AFP) — Despite anti-austerity street protests, Argentina's government presented a tight budget yesterday under pressure from the International Monetary Fund to achieve fiscal balance. Read More

Watchdog slams safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs

Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — Thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, says a federal watchdog agency that found a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have already been disrupted. Read More

PETROTRIN confirms all workers will be sent home from state-owned refinery

Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The state-owned oil company, PETROTRIN, Tuesday said that all employees will be put on the breadline when the company shuts down its loss making oil refinery later this year. Read More

Mineral Heights Primary taken off shift system

Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Mineral Heights Primary School in Clarendon is the latest institution to be taken off the shift system by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information. Read More

Plastic/styrofoam ban is no knee jerk reaction, says Vaz

Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister Without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz, is rejecting as “false and without basis”, a claim by Chairman of the WISYNCO Group, William Mahfood, that the Government's decision to ban plastic bags and styrofoam... Read More

Athlete Kavon Nelson shot dead in Kingston

Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —Quarter-miler Kavon Nelson was reportedly gunned down at his home on MacVille Terrace in Kingston this morning. Read More

Health minister calls on workplaces to establish wellness programmes

Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton, says workplaces should establish wellness programmes to minimise downtime and to increase productivity. Read More

Bartlett lauds travel agents as valued tourism partners

Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

ST ANN, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett has lauded travel agents as “true partners for Jamaica” as the destination consistently attains record visitor arrivals, especially over the past two years. Read More

Caribbean tourism stakeholders to meet in Cayman Islands

Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands (CMC) —Tourism practitioners from the public and private sectors will meet here in November to share strategies and best practices on issues affecting the industry, the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) announced Tuesday. Read More

Businessman charged in $10-m counterfeit goods bust

Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The police are reporting that a 67-year-old businessman was charged in connection with the seizure of $10 million worth of counterfeit goods at a store located at the Boulevard Shopping Centre in St Andrew last Tuesday. Read More



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT