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At least 54 lives saved so far in St James SOE, say police

April 18, 2018

THE Police High Command is insisting that the state of public emergency in St James has been “very effective”. In fact, the high command said the state of emergency (SOE) has saved at least 54 lives since its implementation on January 18 more

Dr Kingsley Chin wins International Entrepreneur of the Year Award

April 18, 2018

The Young Caribbean Professional Network (YCPN) last week presented Dr Kingsley Chin, renown spinal surgeon, inventor and author, with the International Entrepreneur of the Year Award, at their National Fundraising Event, held on April 5, in Philade more

Popeyes preps for 5th location

April 18, 2018

Approximately 25 jobs will become available by June as franchise operator Restaurant Associates works to get its fifth Popeyes location open. The fast food joint will be opened next to the Total Gas Station on Red Hills Road in Kingston. “W more

World Health Day 2018

April 18, 2018

Saturday , April 7 marked World Health Day led by the World Health Organization (WHO). The year 2018 is the 70th anniversary of this global health awareness day and this year's theme is universal health coverage. Improving the well-being of a countr more

Singapore proposes allowing Airbnb-type rentals, with tough conditions

April 18, 2018

SINGAPORE (AFP) — Singapore on Monday proposed allowing private homeowners to rent out their property for short-term stays but with stringent conditions, a move welcomed by home-sharing giant Airbnb. It came after two Singaporean Airbnb hosts more

China to relax foreign ownership limits on cars, other industries

April 18, 2018

BEIJING, China (AFP) — China announced yesterday a timeline to open up its manufacturing sector, including scrapping ownership limits for foreign automakers, shipbuilders and aircraft firms — addressing a contentious issue in its trade di more

IMF sees solid near-term global growth but

April 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The global economy is expected to grow at a solid pace through next year, boosted by faster expansion in the United States and Europe, but after that risks will build, the International Monetary Fund said yeste more

Three wanted men captured in Manchester

April 18, 2018

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Manchester police have been placed on high alert as criminals fleeing other parishes are seeking refuge in the parish, with three wanted men being captured in separate operations recently. The men were wanted for s more

US adds India to currency watch list with China

April 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US Treasury added India to its watch list of countries with potentially questionable foreign exchange policies, joining China and four others, according to a report issued Friday. Treasury said the “ more

1,000 applicants get medical inadmissibility findings each year

April 18, 2018

Dear Mr Brown, My child has Down's syndrome. Will he be able to come with me should I be successful under the Express Entry programme? I was told that he may be medically inadmissible. — TG   Dear TG: Canadian immigration law requires ever more

WPP faces break-up after Sorrell exit — analysts

April 18, 2018

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Martin Sorrell's sudden exit from British advertising giant WPP could hasten a break-up of the group already struggling against fierce online competition, according to analysts. Sorrell, chief executive and found more

Privacy in the workplace

April 18, 2018

Many employees are of the belief that they have a right to privacy in the workplace. Some are of the view that communication sent via their personal email accounts cannot be touched by an employer. Some employers may be uncertain about just how far more

Greenpeace finds coral reef in Total's Amazon drilling area

April 18, 2018

BRASILIA, Brazil (AFP) — Environmental campaigners Greenpeace said yesterday that a massive coral reef has been found to extend right into where France's oil company Total plans to drill near the mouth of the Amazon. The reef was discovered in more

KPMG banned from auditing South Africa's State bodies

April 18, 2018

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa announced yesterday it has banned KPMG from auditing its government institutions following a series of scandals involving the international auditor in the country. The decision to terminate KPMG' more

Cuba: Castros, communism and cigars

April 18, 2018

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba opens a new chapter when Raul Castro steps down from the presidency tomorrow, ending six decades of single-family rule launched by his brother Fidel. Here are some key facts about the island.   HISTORIC THAW WITH US more

Jamaica Customs readies for Expo Jamaica

April 18, 2018

As part of its public outreach and awareness activities, the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) will be participating in Expo Jamaica 2018, slated to get underway from Thursday, April 19 to Sunday, April 22, at the National Arena, in Kingston. Members of more

Windies back to full strength for Hurricane Relief T20

April 18, 2018

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — West Indies will be at full strength for next month's hurricane relief Twenty20 International against a Rest of the World XI in London. Captain Carlos Brathwaite, along with the likes of superstar Chris Gayle, Andre more

Vivs Manna — taking a slice of the US breadfruit market

April 18, 2018

Whenever Vivienne Green travelled to South Florida from Jamaica to visit her parents, her mother always made the same request. She wanted breadfruit from home, and when she got them, she made sure the hard-to-get produce lasted for months. “Wh more

Durant, Thompson sink Spurs; D-Wade stuns Sixers

April 18, 2018

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson handed San Antonio a painful shooting lesson as Golden State took a grip on their Western Conference play-off duel on Monday. Durant and Thompson both weighed in with 30-point more

Jamaica Fire Brigade gets trucks, boats and pumper tankers

April 18, 2018

THE fleet of the Jamaica Fire Brigade has been improved with the acquisition of six new emergency response vehicles valued at $385 million. The units include two firefighting boats, two fire engines and two pumper tankers. The firefighting boats are more

New Zealand PM pushes for EU trade deal

April 18, 2018

PARIS, France (AFP) — New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday pushed for a “progressive” free-trade agreement with the European Union in the coming months, while saying British ideas about turning the Commonwealth into more

Different approach, same result for aggressive J'cans in Wray & Nephew Contender

April 18, 2018

Richard “Frog” Holmes and Nico Yeyo might pretty much have similarly aggressive styles when it comes to boxing. However, both Jamaicans exhibited a different approach and came up with largely contrasting victories in their opening clashe more

Salt Marsh continue renaissance in Trelawny Major League

April 18, 2018

DAVIS PEN, Trelawny — Former champions Salt Marsh United continued their renaissance in the Trelawny Football Association's Grandeur Transportation Services/Monymusk Rum Major League, after avenging a first-round loss to Rio Bueno FC on Sunday more

More judges, rooms for Court of Appeal

April 18, 2018

BY year-end, the Jamaican Constitution is to be amended to allow retired judges to offer their services, especially in the Court of Appeal, which has been flooded with cases but has not seen an increase in its complement of judges from seven since In more

Why no 2018 Commonwealth Games on TV?

April 18, 2018

Dear Editor, We would like to know why the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games were not aired on local free-to-air television. Listening to sport fans speaking about these games on the radio, it's as if they had been watching the Olympics or the Wor more



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