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Preference for Canadian qualifications always the norm

June 13, 2018

Dear Mr Brown: I intend on migrating to Canada [but] I am wondering whether I can gain work experience on my visitor's visa in order to have a smooth transition when I finally land there. I would like your assistance with the process. — TB   more

$1m saved under prison farm programme

June 13, 2018

MINISTER of state in the Ministry of National Security Rudyard Spencer says projects being implemented by the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) have proven to be sustainable and have contributed to savings. He cited the Agricultural Self-Suf more

Digitisation of transactional public services reduces cost, corruption — study

June 13, 2018

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says digitisation of transaction public services could reduce red tape and corruption, and save money in Latin America and the Caribbean. In a new report released her more

PAJ inks agreement to improve towage service in Port of Kingston

June 13, 2018

THE Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) and Canada-based maritime company Ocean have signed a 10-year concession agreement, which will result in an improvement in towage services in the Port of Kingston. Towage is the pulling of ships and other vessels more

Canada wants to help Caribbean become climate-smart region

June 13, 2018

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Canadian High Commissioner to Jamaica Laurie Peters has announced that her country wants to play a role in the Caribbean's quest to become the world's first climate-smart region. The Caribbean Climate-Smart Coalition is more

Trump-Kim summit short on details, but we hope

June 13, 2018

Readers will forgive us for not doing cartwheels over the announcements coming out of the just-ended summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. While we note with interest that both leaders signed a d more

The cadet force can help transform lives

June 13, 2018

Dear Editor, We must give greater attention to the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF), it might very well be the tool to maintain our social fabric. My time as a member of my high school cadet unit was perhaps the most crucial time of my adolescent more

Photo for US visa, passport applications

June 13, 2018

Q: Is my photo acceptable for my visa application or US passport application?   A: Thank you for raising this important question before submitting your application. Every application requires a photo. Please ensure that your photo is acceptable, ot more

JSE Main Market currently trading in record territory

June 13, 2018

John Jackson, investor guru and blogger of ICInsider.com , announced in January that selected stocks would continue to flourish. Chairman of Mayberry Investments Chris Berry says that we are in the third leg of a bull run and investors should keep more

Listen for the first whistle

June 13, 2018

World Cup excitement has gripped Jamaica and we are getting ready for those four weeks of world-class competition June 14 to July 15 in Russia. The Kingston vendors have been out on the streets with the flags of seemingly all nations from early May. more

Cleaner streets ahead

June 13, 2018

The south coast communities of Whitehouse and Bluefields, known as much for their azure bathing beaches and populous fishing villages as their struggle with solid waste management, are in for a clean-up and education programme over the next year. Th more

Water expert makes conservation call

June 13, 2018

On the occasion of World Oceans Day last Friday, water expert Dr Kwame Emmanuel reinforced the importance of the country's water resources and urged Jamaicans to take better care of rivers, streams, underground aquifers, and the sea, while also cons more

ExxonMobil announces the start of drilling off shore in Guyana

June 13, 2018

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, (CMC) — The US-based oil giant ExxonMobil yesterday announced that it has started development drilling offshore. In a statement, the company said that the Liza Phase 1 development continues to rapidly progress and that deve more

Prosperity not built on minimum wage

June 13, 2018

Dear Editor, There is a tumour in our economy and no one is seriously treating it with the urgency that is required to prevent a full-blown cancer from spreading across our nation. The country's citizens are weary from political stump speeches. Man more

Not every squatter is lazy

June 13, 2018

Dear Editor, First and foremost, I don't care if folks will argue that I'm supporting criminality by supporting the so-called squatting and the people of west Westmoreland. Let's face it, Jamaica was captured by the Europeans. They brought us slav more

This Day in History — June 13

June 13, 2018

Today is the 164th day of 2018. There are 201 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS 1966: The Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v Arizona that criminal suspects had to be informed of their constitutional right to consult with an attorney and to re more

The politics of naming public monuments and appointing consultants

June 13, 2018

The St Catherine Municipal Corporation has passed a resolution asking for part of the north-south highway to be named in the honour of former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. The Government had earlier announced it would name the entire highway more

JLP Gov't should stay focused

June 13, 2018

Dear Editor, I am still a bit confused by a letter to the editor in the Jamaica Observer from someone who signed as “Upset Supporter”. The person is without a doubt a supporter of the People's National Party (PNP) and is bitter with Dr W more

Laying down the law with cannabis

June 13, 2018

Cannabis, known locally as ganja, originated as a remedial herb and gained prominence in ancient medicine for centuries. Despite its extensive history, for decades it has been classified as a dangerous drug in the eyes of international regulatory bod more

Heads of C'bean correctional services urged to work closely

June 13, 2018

MINISTER of state in the Ministry of National Security Rudyard Spencer has called on heads of correctional services in the Caribbean to work more closely to transform the delivery of service and the lives of inmates. Addressing the Association of Ca more

EPOC supports independent fiscal council... and people power

June 13, 2018

Co-chair of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), Keith Duncan has welcomed the establishment of an independent fiscal council, but is insisting that analysis of the effectiveness of public expenditure be on the forefront of the new cou more

Not in T&T!

June 13, 2018

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Religious leaders Monday objected to any notion of same-sex marriages taking root in Trinidad and Tobago and urged the Keith Rowley Government to maintain that marriage is a union between a man and a woman. They more

Japan hails Trump-Kim agreement as 'first step'

June 13, 2018

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday welcomed a document signed by North Korea's leader at an unprecedented summit with US President Donald Trump as a “first step” towards denuclearisation. Speaking brie more

Brexit pain

June 13, 2018

LONDON, England (AP) — The British Government was rocked by a resignation and faced anger in Parliament over its Brexit plans yesterday, but staved off defeat by offering concessions to lawmakers who want to soften the terms of the UK's exit fr more

Three Miles traffic changes take effect today

June 13, 2018

EFFECTIVE midday today — June 13 — new traffic arrangements will be implemented in the vicinity of Three Miles in Kingston, the National Works Agency (NWA) said last evening. NWA spokesman Stephen Shaw said that the changes were supposed more



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