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Met Service says Jamaica in Hurricane Matthew’s cross hairs

Friday, September 30, 2016

The Meteorological Service last evening suggested that Hurricane Matthew will not spare the island as it moves into the central Caribbean after dumping heavy showers on eastern Caribbean countries and causing at least one death. Met Service Director Evan Thompson made the projection at an emergency meeting with local of ...more

A grave situation

Friday, September 30, 2016

GOVERNMENT yesterday said it was moving speedily to tackle the lethal Frosty Pod Rot disease, which was discovered in the island in late August and is threatening to wipe out the country’s fragile cocoa industry. “The situation is one th ...more

High-powered weapons seized in St James raid

Friday, September 30, 2016

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Three high-powered rifles were among four illegal guns recovered yesterday during a joint police/military operation in Glendevon, one of the troubled inner-city communities in crime-ravaged St James. According to a pol ...more

One dead as Matthew batters Eastern Caribbean

Friday, September 30, 2016

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — A fourth form secondary school student died here Wednesday night after he was crushed by a boulder as he tried to alleviate flooding in his home during the passage of Matthew as a tropical storm. A resident of the ...more

PHOTO: Man shot dead at Constant Spring Arcade

Friday, September 30, 2016

Police officers cordon off a section ofthe Constant Spring Arcade Wednesday following the fatal shooting of an unidentified man by a woman said to be a licensed firearm holder. Details surrounding the shooting were, however, unclear. Up to yesterday, ...more

Jamaica seeks standby arrangement with IMF

Friday, September 30, 2016

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw yesterday gave a clear indication as to where negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a successor programme to the current Extended Fund Facility (EFF) agreement are headed. ...more

Don’t abuse the elderly!

Friday, September 30, 2016

ACTING Executive Director of the National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC) Cassandra Morrison is imploring Jamaicans to take care of their elderly relatives and not abuse them. The country’s seniors, she said, are valuable contributors to na ...more

Western Caribbean closely monitoring Hurricane Matthew

Friday, September 30, 2016

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The western Caribbean islands of Jamaica, Cuba, and The Bahamas are keeping close watch on the tropical system that has now developed into Hurricane Matthew. The system was upgraded to a hurricane yesterday after ...more

Businessman in Oaklands murder to be sentenced today

Friday, September 30, 2016

CONVICTED businessman Steven Causewell will today know how many years he will spend in prison for murder when he appears in the Home Circuit Court for sentencing. Causewell was on September 8 convicted of the murder of ex-girlfriend Nordia Mitchell, ...more

Cabinet reviewing parliamentary committee

Friday, September 30, 2016

THE Public Order Committee of Cabinet is actively looking at the report of the Joint Select Committee of Parliament on the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM). This was disclosed by Minister of National Security Robert Montague during ...more

Chuck: Collective approach needed to fix country’s problem

Friday, September 30, 2016

JUSTICE Minister Delroy Chuck says a collective national approach is needed to address the challenges facing Jamaica. This, he said, requires individuals to be proactive by thinking “outside the box” to find solutions. The minister was s ...more

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