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CDB approves US$256-k grant to update Rio Cobre flood monitoring system

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is providing grant funding of EUR 219,000 (US$256,788.45) to the Government of Jamaica to upgrade the existing flood monitoring system on the Rio Cobre. Read More

Terminally-ill UK baby to spend final days in hospice

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Terminally-ill British baby Charlie Gard will spend his final days in a hospice, a court heard Wednesday, after his parents dropped their request to take him home, but a dispute continues over his care plans. Read More

Not all prisoners will be granted conjugal visits — National Security Ministry

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The Ministry of National Security says the proposed conjugal visits for local inmates will not be a right of every prisoner, but will be part of an incentive system for those who meet the required criteria. Read More

McPherson gets 400m bronze from Moscow 2013 after Russian disqualified

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's Stephenie Ann McPherson will receive a bronze medal from the 400m at the 14th IAAF World Championships, which was held in Moscow, Russia in August 2013, following the disqualification of Russia's Antonina Krivoshapka after she tested positive for illegal... Read More

NWA to discuss plans to mitigate flooding in Old Harbour

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) will meet with stakeholders tomorrow to discuss a planned drainage and road rehabilitation project at Big Pond in St Catherine, which is expected to mitigate flooding in Old Harbour.Big Pond is located along the main road... Read More

'Coral gardening' benefitting Caribbean reefs — study

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

FLORIDA, United States (CMC) — A new study has found that Caribbean staghorn corals (Acropora cervicornis) are benefiting from “coral gardening,” the process of restoring coral populations by planting laboratory-raised coral fragments on reefs.The research, led by... Read More

CDEMA gets CDB grant to strengthen emergency response

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados —The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved a grant to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to assist with the review and strengthening of emergency response procedures in participating states.Daniel Best, Director of Projects for... Read More

CXC launches mobile app today

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

SAINT MICHAEL, Barbados — The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will launch its first mobile app, CXC Connect, today in St Michael, Barbados.  “Increasingly, more of CXC stakeholders are using their mobile devices to interact with CXC and CXC has responded to this... Read More

BVI approves work permit exemptions for business visitors

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) – The government of the British Virgin Islands has approved the exemption for work permits for various classes of business visitors, including those for arbitration and mediation.The Cabinet approved the exemption based on recommendations in the... Read More

Trump says transgender people barred from US military

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

Washington, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that transgender people may not serve "in any capacity" in the US military, citing the "tremendous medical costs and disruption" their presence would cause. Read More

Cuba rejects talk of mediation role on Venezuela

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Cuba says it has no intention of trying to help mediate a solution to the political crisis rocking Venezuela. Instead it's voicing full support for the embattled government of President Nicolas Maduro, a key ideological and economic ally. Read More

UK Diaspora to adopt 55 clinics for 'Jamaica 55'

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

INGSTON, Jamaica (JIS)  — Jamaica's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), Seth George Ramocan, is calling on the UK Diaspora to contribute to its Jamaica 55 Adopt a Clinic campaign.Ramocan, who was speaking to JIS News at the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference at the... Read More

Black River set to come alive on Friday

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — The historic coastal town of Black River, St Elizabeth comes alive on Friday with the annual staging of Black River Day, a mix of cultural and entertainment events described as “the ultimate street festival”.Organised by the Black River... Read More

CDB grant to build regional capacity for climate forecasting

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved US$900,264 in grant funding to enhance regional resilience to climate variability and change.The grant will be provided to the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), and will be... Read More

Flow to live stream tonight's Gold Cup final

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Flow Sports will be live streaming tonight's CONCACAF Gold Cup Final between Jamaica and the USA, which kicks off at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California at 8:30 pm. Flow said Jamaican viewers will have multiple ways to watch the match on its... Read More



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