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CDB to provide grant funding for updated Rio Cobre flood monitoring system

Friday, July, 28 2017    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved grant funding of EUR219,000 (US$256,302.68) to upgrade the existing flood monitoring system on the Rio Cobre. Read More

Clashes as Palestinians end boycott of Jerusalem holy site

Friday, July, 28 2017    

JERUSALEM (AFP) — Clashes erupted between Israeli police and Palestinians at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site yesterday as thousands of Muslim worshippers entered to end a boycott of the compound over new Israeli security measures. Read More

Little rain and nuff cass-cass

Friday, July, 28 2017    

Friends, daytime heating did a little good for the capital city yesterday. Rain (24)! But, guess what? It lasted less than five minutes.I can just image how those rejoicing felt, as I am sure many had hoped of some grand showers. Hush! Read More

Boy Scout leader apologises for Trump's political rhetoric

Friday, July, 28 2017    

NEW YORK, USA (AP) — The Boy Scouts' chief executive apologised yesterday to members of the scouting community who were offended by the aggressive political rhetoric in President Donald Trump's recent speech to the Scouts' national jamboree. Read More

This Day in History - July 28

Friday, July, 28 2017    

Today is the 209th day of 2017. There are 156 days left in the year.TODAY HIGHLIGHT1976: An earthquake kills more than 240,000 people and almost completely destroys the city of T'ang-shan in north-eastern China. Read More

Death toll rises as Venezuela strike enters second day

Friday, July, 28 2017    

CARACAS, Venezuelea (AFP) — Venezuela's opposition kicked off a second day of a general strike yesterday after a day of street protests left three people dead, in an intensifying showdown over President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the nation's... Read More

Grenada to implement six-year poverty reduction programme

Friday, July, 28 2017    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — Grenada is to commence a new EC$32-million (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) six-year programme aimed at reducing rural poverty and youth unemployment. Read More

Today's Horoscope - July 28

Friday, July, 28 2017    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, July 28, 2017: This year you are willing to express yourself authentically. You also find that Lady Luck is riding on your shoulder. You have a gift for words, and you can be very diplomatic. If you are single, your status could change at any moment. You have... Read More

Diaspora youth urged to serve as mentors for hope programme

Friday, July, 28 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Jamaica's Youth Ambassador to the Commonwealth and 2015 recipient of the Governor-General's Achievement Award for Excellence, Sujae Boswell, has called on young people within the Diaspora to serve as mentors for the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment... Read More

N Korea launches another ballistic missile — US

Friday, July, 28 2017    

Washington, United States (AFP) — North Korea launched a ballistic missile Friday, the Pentagon said, just weeks after Pyongyang tested an intercontinental rocket capable of hitting parts of the United States.South Korea's military and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also... Read More

UN rights office voices concern over Venezuela violence

Friday, July, 28 2017    

BERLIN, Germany (AP) — The United Nations' human rights office is voicing concern about the risk of further violence in Venezuela as the country prepares for a vote to start rewriting the constitution, and about a new ban on political protests. Read More

Senate resumes debate on pension bills today

Friday, July, 28 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Senate will attempt to complete debating the long awaited pension reform bills when it meets today at Gordon House. Read More

Tivoli incursion internal review complete, says JCF

Friday, July, 28 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Police High Command has responded to suggestions that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has not conducted the Administrative Review into the 2010 West Kingston Operation. Read More

Agricultural Policy Forum analyses C'bean agricultural strategies

Friday, July, 28 2017    

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says the Ministers of Agriculture of Suriname, Guyana, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, as well as representatives of the Ministries of Agriculture of Jamaica, Belize, Barbados and the Bahamas have been analysing... Read More

Jamaican economy to benefit from arbitration conference, says organiser

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

THE local organisers of an upcoming conference on arbitration being staged by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) are stoked about the potential benefits for the Jamaican economy as the country seeks to build its name as an arbitration destination. Read More



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