Trump softens a bit

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump signalled support yesterday for a bipartisan effort to improve a national system of background checks for gun purchases, as urgent calls for reform swell in the wake of the Florida school... Read More

Trump backs ban on 'bump stocks' on semi-automatic weapons

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Faced with an outpouring of grief and anger over a deadly school shooting in Florida, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday threw his support behind moves to ban "bump stocks" — an accessory that can turn a semi-automatic weapon into an automatic... Read More

Real Estate Board begins consultations tomorrow

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Real Estate Board/Commission of Strata Corporations (REB/CSC) begins a series of public consultations tomorrow to broaden consumer knowledge of the legislation on gated communities. Read More

JSIF to continue project to improve communities

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) will continue implementation of the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF9) project this year with a $360.3-million allocation from the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure now before the House of Representatives. Read More

Some KFC stores to close all week in UK chicken crisis

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Some KFC outlets in Britain are to remain shut for the rest of the week, the fast-food operator said Tuesday as a supply crisis rumbled on, leaving fans craving a fix of deep-fried chicken. Read More

Study identifies traces of 'Taino' in present day Caribbean populations

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

COPENHAGAN, Denmark (CMC) — Researchers from the University of Cophenhagan in Denmark have found that descendants of the first indigenous Americans — the Tainos are still living in the Caribbean today. Read More

Petrojam Limited names building in honour of Edward Seaga

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Petrojam Limited will on Thursday name its corporate office building “The Edward Seaga Building”, in honour of former prime minister, Edward Seaga. Read More

O-Wrap: Chapsicle, Potto listed as persons-of-interest… Bobsleigh team 17th after 2 heats… McLeod, Thompson named on World Indoors team

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

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$47 million to enhance resilience of coastal areas

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A total of $47 million has been set aside to enhance the resilience of the agricultural sector and coastal areas.The allocation for the work is outlined in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. Read More

Reid highlights reduction in youth unemployment

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid, has reported that there has been a decrease in the rate of youth unemployment over the last year. Read More

T&T gov't initiates criminal proceedings in Chaguaramas oil spill

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Energy Minister Franklin Khan says the Government is taking both civil and criminal legal action against the owners of a vessel responsible for an oil spill in Chaguaramas to the north west of here, in October last year. Read More

Forex: J$127.15 to one US dollar

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, February 20, ended trading at J$127.15 up by four cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

JCF partners with key groups to tackle human trafficking

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) partnered with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Fi-Wi Jamaica Project and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to launch a three-day Prosecutors' Human Trafficking Training Seminar last... Read More

Frosty pod rot seminars well attended by cocoa farmers — Agriculture ministry

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Facilitators of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries' Frosty Pod Rot sensitisation sessions targeting cocoa farmers in St Mary say the forums have been well supported by the beneficiaries. Read More

Bridge for Chesterfield, St Mary slated to arrive on island shortly

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The promised bridge for residents of Chesterfield in St Mary is slated to be in place by the start of the next hurricane season. Read More



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