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'Parent Place' for Mount Salem by end of March

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The community of Mount Salem, in St James, will have a Parent Place by the end of March, while several parenting seminars are on for Western Jamaica starting February 16.According to Chief Executive Officer of the National Parenting Support Commission... Read More

US flu shot only 36% effective, making bad year worse

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses.Preliminary figures released Thursday suggest the vaccine is 36 percent effective overall in preventing flu illness severe... Read More

Forex: J$126.80 to one US dollar

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, February 15, ended trading at J$126.80 up by eight cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$99.73 up from J$98.63 while the British pound... Read More

Jamaica 55 Commemorative Medal to recognise unsung heroes

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, says the Prime Minister's Jamaica 55 Commemorative Medal of Appreciation for Service to Jamaica will recognise unsung heroes, including community workers.“Community work is... Read More

'Elusive' brain injuries seen in study of US diplomats in Cuba

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

FLORIDA, United States (AFP) — A study of 21 American diplomats who claimed they were victims of mysterious sonic attacks in Cuba shows they sustained brain injuries without any apparent head trauma, US researchers said Thursday.Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's... Read More

Mechanic shot dead by gunmen

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

ST ANN, Jamaica — A mechanic was shot dead by unknown gunmen who barged into his home in Mount Edgecombe, St Ann Thursday morning.Dead is 30-year-old Narado Ebanks.The Police said that two men kicked open the door of Ebanks’ house around 3:49 while he was in... Read More

Venezuela's Maduro to attend Americas summit, defying host Peru

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday he will attend a summit of Western Hemisphere nations in April despite host Peru saying he is unwelcome."Are they are afraid of me? They don't want to see me in Lima? They're going to see me, come... Read More

Red Stripe offers Ja women's bobsleigh team a sled

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Red Stripe USA has offered the Jamaica women's bobsleigh team a bobsled following a dramatic dispute where a former coach, who yesterday quit, said that she is legally responsible for the instrument.According to reports from BBC Sport, German Sandra Kiriasis... Read More

US Senate rejects bipartisan immigration plan

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — A divided Senate rejected a bipartisan plan Thursday to help young "Dreamer" immigrants and parcel out money for the wall President Donald Trump wants with Mexico, as Republican leaders joined with the White House and scuttled what seemed the likeliest... Read More

Shaw outlines new feature in Estimates of Expenditure

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — There is a new feature of the Central Government Estimates of Expenditure for the financial year 2018/2019.Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw told Parliament during the tabling of the Estimates in Parliament on Thursday that the estimates... Read More

#ThroneSpeech: Water supply systems to be improved

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A total of $220 million will be spent by the Government on two programmes geared at expanding and improving the island's water capacity infrastructure. The projects are the construction and maintenance of rural water systems, valued at $120 million;... Read More

Record 30 million people visited Caribbean despite storms — report

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A record 30 million people visited the Caribbean last year, despite two devastating hurricanes that hit a region still struggling to recover, regional tourism officials said Thursday.Visitors spent a record total of US$37 billion, up nearly 3 per... Read More

Trinidad launches investigation into WiFi in prisons

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — An investigation has been launched into the use of internet in correctional institutions across Trinidad.According to Commissioner of Prisons Gerard Wilson, the investigation follows reports of videos circulating on social media which was filmed... Read More

YouTube user warned FBI after school shooting comment

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A Mississippi man said Thursday he alerted the FBI last year after spotting a chilling YouTube comment by a user with the same name as the suspect in the Florida school massacre. Read More

Trump avoids talk of gun curbs after Florida school shooting

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

PARKLAND, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to make mental health a priority after a "disturbed" teenager with a firearms obsession sowed carnage at a Florida high school, while avoiding any mention of gun curbs to stem America's scourge of mass... Read More



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