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Jamaica to host biggest conference in region come November

Monday, February 20, 2017

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says the United Nations World Tourism Conference (UNWTO), to be held in Jamaica in November, will be the biggest the country and the region have ever seen. He said heads of t ...more

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$46 Million Allocated to Help Transform Mobay Hip Strip

Monday, February 20, 2017

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett has revealed that the Ministry of Tourism has allocated some $46 million to aid in transforming Montego Bay’s Hip Strip, in the centre of the historical tourist city. A news r ...more

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Opposition concerned about issues in the agricultural sector

Monday, February 20, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has expressed concern about reports of unrest in the agriculture sector, as farmers are said to be upset that the continued granting of import licences for agricultural p ...more

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Reid condemns murder of Charlemont High School teacher

Monday, February 20, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid has expressed “outrage” over the brutal killing of 35-year-old Tanijah Howell, a teacher at Charlemont High School in Linstead, St Catherine. Howe ...more

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Malnutrition killing inmates in Haiti jails

Monday, February 20, 2017

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Dozens of emaciated men with sunken cheeks and protruding ribs lie silently in an infirmary at Haiti's largest prison, most too weak to stand. The corpse of an inmate who died miserably of malnutrition is shroude ...more

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C'bean countries warned of the impact of lingering drought situations

Monday, February 20, 2017

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Many Caribbean countries experienced a relatively dry January this year but there is some likelihood for incipient drought concerns in some places by the end of February if it becomes as dry as January, the Carib ...more

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CCJ blocks lawsuit against Dominica in Tommy Lee detention case

Monday, February 20, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has blocked an application by show promoter Cabral Douglas against the island of Dominica for refusing entry to Jamaican dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta who was contracted to perfor ...more

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St Thomas minibus operators protest against 'robot' taxis

Monday, February 20, 2017

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — President of the Jamaica Association of Transport Owners and Operators (JATOO), Louis Barton, says that bus operators on the route between Morant Bay and Kingston this morning withdrew their services in a bid to get the ...more

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Govt to update water resources development master plan

Monday, February 20, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A sum of $5 million has been allocated by the Government to provide assistance to the Water Resources Authority to update the country’s Water Resources Development Master Plan (WRDMP). Funding for the project ...more

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Monday, February 20, 2017

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Prisoner escapes from May Pen Hospital

Monday, February 20, 2017

CLARENDON, Jamaica — The Clarendon police have launched a manhunt for a prisoner who escaped from the May Pen Hospital this morning while undergoing treatment for dengue fever. The escapee has been identified as 21-year-old Tevin Robinson, w ...more

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Pence disappointed Flynn gave him inaccurate information

Monday, February 20, 2017

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says he was "disappointed" to learn that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had withheld information from him and supports President Donald Trump's decision to dismiss him. Trump ...more

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After Trump remarks Saudi Arabia repeats Palestinian state support

Monday, February 20, 2017

ROME, Italy (AP) — Saudia Arabia is reasserting support for a Palestinian state after US President Donald Trump said Mideast peace doesn't depend on a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Speaking on Monday after talks with ...more

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March Pen residents protest police killing

Monday, February 20, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — There is currently a strong police presence in the March Pen community along the Spanish Town Bypass, as residents mount a protest this morning in response to the alleged police killing of a higgler from the community last ...more

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Honey Bun passes $1b sales; thanks Jamaica for decades of support

Monday, February 20, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Pastry manufacturer’s Honey Bun thanked Jamaicans for over three decades of support, as it presented record sales of $1.2billion with a 114 per cent increase in profits over the prior year to its shareholders.   ...more

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NY senator declares his Brooklyn area a Sanctuary Senate District

Monday, February 20, 2017

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — A New York State legislator has declared his Brooklyn district a Sanctuary Senate District (SSD) following the executive order of President Donald Trump that critics claim puts in jeopardy the rights of Caribb ...more

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JTA urges gov't to rethink reformed Pensions Act

Monday, February 20, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA)  said it will be renewing its efforts to have the government rethink its position on the implementation of the reformed Pensions Act that will see teachers, come April 1, ...more

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Haiti authorities clamp down on brothels

Monday, February 20, 2017

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haitian authorities say they have closed down at least 40 brothels and hotels since the launch of a campaign late last month to clamp down on such establishments. Government Commissioner Danton Léger and ...more

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Pence vows Trump 'strongly committed' to Europe

Monday, February 20, 2017

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — US Vice President Mike Pence sought to reassure nervous Europeans Monday of Donald Trump's strong commitment to transatlantic ties as he met EU chiefs amid anti-Trump protests. Capping a European trip aimed at allay ...more

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Hutchinson pledges to assess irrigation needs of West Albion farmers

Monday, February 20, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, JC Hutchinson, says the ministry will need to carry out an assessment to see what assistance can be provided to address th ...more

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Felony charge against Caribbean/American legislator accused of child abuse dropped

Monday, February 20, 2017

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — Prosecutors in Brooklyn have dropped a felony assault charge against a Caribbean American legislator here accused of beating her pre-teen son with a broomstick. New York State Assemblywoman Diana Richardson, w ...more

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Mobile units collect $2m in property taxes

Monday, February 20, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, is reporting that over $2 million in property taxes have already been collected by the mobile units, which were recently launched in Clarendo ...more

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T&T PM and President Trump discuss security, trade

Monday, February 20, 2017

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The United States and Trinidad and Tobago will continue to work on matters related to security and trade, according to reports from the twin island republic. The decision was the outcome of a conversation between Pr ...more

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