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JUTC shortens Above Rocks bus route due to breakaway

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is advising the public that as a result of a breakaway on a section of the main road to Above Rocks, St Catherine, it will have to shorten the journey for its route 53 buses which ply Half Way Tree, Constant Spring, Stony... Read More

Wehby to head CWI task force on corporate governance reform

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua — Cricket West Indies announced today that Senator Don Wehby has been appointed chairman of a task force on corporate governance reform. Read More

Main road to Above Rocks, St Catherine closed to large vehicles

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says the main road to Above Rocks, St Catherine is closed to large vehicles including trucks and Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses, with immediate effect.  Read More

Operators of MSMEs encouraged to utilise technology

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Fayval Williams, is encouraging operators of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to utilise technology for efficiency and profit-making. Read More

VPA condemns murder of 8-y-o girl, subsequent jungle justice

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) is condemning the killing of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers, who was found dead after she went missing last week and the mob killing of man in relation to the incident. Read More

Ja ranked highest in the C'bean on respect for freedom of information

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RFS) Thursday named Jamaica as the highest Caribbean country that most respect freedom of information. Read More

Google offers Android users choice to satisfy EU

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — Google on Thursday said users of its hugely popular Android devices would be offered a choice of five browsers and search engines as part of the company's effort to meet EU competition concerns. Read More

BITU endorses action against security companies 'flouting the law'

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) has welcomed the Ministry of Labour and Social Security's findings and commitment to firm action coming out of reports made yesterday before Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) in relation... Read More

Staging of PEP curriculum based test successful, says ministry

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Education Youth and Information is reporting that the inaugural staging of the curriculum based test of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) was successful. Read More

JHTA donates $1m to fight against human trafficking

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) has donated $1 million to boost the efforts of the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP) and more specifically to bolster investigation of suspected cases of trafficking, especially child... Read More

Four Vincentians jailed 59 years over ganja possession

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — A High Court judge in St Vincent has sentenced four men to a total of 180 years in jail after they were found guilty of being in possession of 2,007 pounds of marijuana with intent to supply and for the purpose of trafficking in 2014. Read More

Flood of lawsuits, flight of investors on cards with US Cuba move

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — The US decision to enforce a tough but long-delayed law in Cuba could have far-reaching effects, including triggering an avalanche of lawsuits as well as action before the World Trade Organization. Read More

Consultations to begin on Noise Abatement Act

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Consultations with key stakeholders from the Ministries of Entertainment, Local Government, and National Security are to begin regarding amendment to the Noise Abatement Act and the hosting of entertainment activities. Read More

Dad charged with sexual abuse of his little girls

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

A Kingston man who is accused of sexually assaulting his two six-year-old daughters was remanded for trial in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on May 24. Read More

PM promises more ZOSOs as House approves extensions

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness informed Parliament yesterday that the Government will be implementing more Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) shortly. Read More



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