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Bunting again blames JLP for May 2010 crisis

Peter Bunting says the Jamaica Labour Party is to be blamed for the crisis of May 2010 in West Kingston.Photos: Gregory Bennett

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Former minister of national security, Peter Bunting, has reiterated that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is at fault for the May 2010 security forces operation in Tivoli Gardens and the wider West Kingston, which left about 70 people dead. Bunting said the JLP must be ... Read More

HOLNESS… the Government of Jamaica is actively monitoring and assessing the evolving global environment Jamaica concerned
THE Jamaican Government and the Opposition yesterday added their voice to the shell-shocked reaction ... Read More

An aerial view of the happenings in Half-Way-Tree last week for Flow’s 50-day Olympics countdown launch. Leo Hudson Flow kicks off Olympic countdown in Half-Way-Tree
TELECOMS company Flow last Friday kicked off its 50-day countown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with ... Read More

Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell (File photo) Grenada: Britain’s decision has lessons for CSME
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) – Grenada said yesterday that it regretted the decision of Br ... Read More

Dominica says Brexit results shocking

Saturday, June 25, 2016    

FRANKFURT, Germany — A broker reacts at the German stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, on Friday. German stocks plunged nearly 10 per cent at the start of trade as markets went into meltdown after Britain voted to leave the European Union in a so-called Brexit referendum. Photo: AFP

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Dominica says the decision by the British electorate to vote to leave the European Union will have an impact on the island’s ability to secure foreign aid from London. “It’s a major shockwave, it’s a major shock that has hit the world and it has been felt in Dominica from last (Thursday) night,” Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said during an interview on Kairi FM yesterday. Britons voted to exit the European Union (EU) by a 52 to ... Read More

Three shot in attempted robbery, one dies

Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:52 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Three people were shot, one fatally, in an attempted robbery of an armoured truck in Kingston yesterday evening. Reports from the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) are that between 6:00 and 7:30 pm, three armed men approached the motor vehicle which was parked in front of a wholesale on Langston Road in east Kingston, and opened gunfire. According to CCU, one security personnel was killed while his colleague and a female bystander were injured. The injured people a ... Read More

Labour minister says ministry can be part of growth agenda

Saturday, June 25, 2016 1:38 PM    

Labour and Social Security Minister, Shahine
Robinson (centre), emphasises a point while addressing managers and staff at
the ministry’s St Mary parish office in Port Maria on June 23. (Photo: JIS)

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Portfolio Minister Shahine Robinson believes the Ministry of Labour and Social Security can be repositioned as a flagship component within the Government’s economic growth agenda. “I believe that if we fulfil our mandate by advancing programmes that are already in place and complementing these with others, we can truly make a difference in the lives of the Jamaican people,” she said. To this end, Robinson has committed to further improve the qu ... Read More

Guyana looking outside of region for oil exports

Saturday, June 25, 2016 1:20 PM    

GEA’s chief executive officer, Dr Mahender Sharma

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – Guyana says it will continue to import oil from the Trinidad-based State-owned oil company, PETROTRIN, while it still considers doing so from markets in non-Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries. The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) has recently approved a paper on approaches to mitigate supply disruptions and will go before Cabinet for review. GEA’s chief executive officer, Dr Mahender Sharma, said the new approaches by GEA entail the identification of other ... Read More

Britain, EU at odds over timing of divorce talks

Saturday, June 25, 2016 10:14 AM    

The Foreign Ministers from EU's founding six Paolo Gentiloni from Italy, Didier Reynders from Belgium, Jean-Marc Ayrault from France, Bert Koenders from the Netherlands, Frank-Walter Steinmeier from Germany and and Jean Asselborn from Luxemburg, from left, walk away from a group photo prior to a meeting to talk about the so-called Brexit in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, June 25, 2016. (Photo: AP)

LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — Britain and the European Union haven't even begun divorce talks yet but were already bickering Saturday as the political and economic shockwaves from the British vote to leave the bloc reverberated around the world. Senior EU politicians, rattled by a result that few saw coming, told Britain on Saturday to hurry up and trigger the formal exit process — something the UK insists won't happen for several months. "There is a certain urgency ... so that we ... Read More

Cop's body found with stab, chop wounds in St Catherine

Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:48 AM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force have again been plunged into mourning after their colleague, Sergeant Carlton Morrison, was found dead on Brunswick Avenue in St Catherine, yesterday. The police suspect that the 52-year-old cop was murdered. According to information obtained from the Corporate Communications Unit, residents made the gruesome discovery about 1:00 pm and summoned the Spanish Town police. Morrison’s body reportedly had several stab and ch ... Read More

Mandeville Regional Hospital gets J$80m worth of equipment

Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:35 AM    

Minister of
Health, Dr Christopher Tufton, (centre) accepts equipment for the
Mandeville Regional Hospital from Charge d'Affaires of the European Union, Jose
Luis Martinez Prada (3rd left). Sharing the
moment are (left-right) CEO of the Mandeville Regional Hospital, Alwyn
Miller, France's Ambassador to Jamaica, Jean-Michel Despax, Director General of
the Planning Institute of Jamaica, Colin Bullock, Chairman of the Board of the
Southern Regional Health Authority, Wayne Chen, and Permanent Secretary in the
Ministry of Health, D Kevin Harvey.

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Equipment valued at approximately J$80 million was on Friday handed over to the Mandeville Regional Hospital as part of activities under the Programme for the Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality (PROMAC). A news release from the Ministry of Health said the equipment is for the development of the neonatal High Dependency Unit (HDU) at the hospital. As part of the component on newborn care and emergency obstetric care under PROMAC, 11 HDUs are to be established &m ... Read More

Woman impersonates FBI agent in Jamaica lottery fraud scheme

Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:22 AM    

Gavel

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says a 30-year-old woman has pleaded guilty for her role in a Jamaica-based lottery fraud scheme in which she impersonated a Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) agent. The DOJ said that Vania Lee Allen pleaded guilty in the Southern District of Georgia to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and false impersonation of an employee of the United States. Allen faces a maximum statutory sentence of fiv ... Read More

Weekly Round-up: Deadly lovers' quarrel... Teacher, security injured during brawl...Delus is dead

Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:00 AM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A 25-year-old man is dead and a 22-year-old female student from the Cayman Islands is battling for life after yet another lovers’ quarrel in St Elizabeth. Police identified the dead man as Kevin Dennis of Negril, Westmoreland, who had a visiting relationship with the critically injured woman who lived at Luana, just outside Black River in south-west St Elizabeth. The woman’s name was not been released. Meanwhile, a teacher and a security manager were hosp ... Read More

Law breakers

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June 24, 2016    

With a number of government departments and agencies continuing to break the law by not submitting annual reports — some for more than 15 years — legislators are now working on hammering out a solution to the chronic problem. According to a status document of annual report submissions to the Cabinet Office, up to June 2014 the Independent Commission of Investigations, Social Development Commission, Parole Board, University Hospital of the West Indies, and the Transport Authority are ... Read More



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