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‘Rich buffoons’…US presidential candidate slams Trump’s ambassador appointment to JA, others

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has listed United States Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia among five persons whom she claims are “unqualified” and only got the job because they made financial donations to President...
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‘Rich buffoons’…US presidential candidate slams Trump’s ambassador appointment to JA, others

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has listed United States Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia among five persons whom she claims are “unqualified” and only got the job because they made financial donations to President...

Cari-Med to construct $6 billion complex in Bernard Lodge, St Catherine

The Cari-Med Group this morning broke ground for the construction of a new $6 billion complex in Bernard Lodge, St Catherine. The 258,000 square foot facility will house the company’s administrative offices and warehouses for its consumer...
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Cari-Med to construct $6 billion complex in Bernard Lodge, St Catherine

The Cari-Med Group this morning broke ground for the construction of a new $6 billion complex in Bernard Lodge, St Catherine. The 258,000 square foot facility will house the company’s administrative offices and warehouses for its consumer...

Gov’t reviewing National Oil Spill Plan

The Government is in the process of reviewing and updating the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan in order to ensure that Jamaica can effectively respond to incidents. The review is in keeping with the country’s obligations under the...
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Gov’t reviewing National Oil Spill Plan

The Government is in the process of reviewing and updating the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan in order to ensure that Jamaica can effectively respond to incidents. The review is in keeping with the country’s obligations under the...

Grenada to ban importation of e-cigarettes

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – The Grenada government says it will ban smoking in public spaces as well as restrict the use and sale of electronic cigarettes on the island. Legal Affairs Minister Kindra Maturine-Stewart, speaking at the...
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Grenada to ban importation of e-cigarettes

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – The Grenada government says it will ban smoking in public spaces as well as restrict the use and sale of electronic cigarettes on the island. Legal Affairs Minister Kindra Maturine-Stewart, speaking at the...

Elderly woman killed in Clarendon crash

A woman died as a result of injuries she received in a motor vehicle collision along the Swansea main road in Clarendon on Monday. She has been identified as 77-year-old Ophneth Ritchie, a retiree of Ontario, Canada and Knockpatrick in Manchester....
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Elderly woman killed in Clarendon crash

A woman died as a result of injuries she received in a motor vehicle collision along the Swansea main road in Clarendon on Monday. She has been identified as 77-year-old Ophneth Ritchie, a retiree of Ontario, Canada and Knockpatrick in Manchester....

NEPA probing possible fish kill in Rio Cobre

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is probing a possible fish kill in the Rio Cobre in the vicinity of the Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine. NEPA says it received a report about the issue at approximately 8:00 p.m. last night. The...
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NEPA probing possible fish kill in Rio Cobre

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is probing a possible fish kill in the Rio Cobre in the vicinity of the Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine. NEPA says it received a report about the issue at approximately 8:00 p.m. last night. The...

Guns and ammunition seized in St Mary, four arrested

Four persons are in police custody following the seizure of two firearms and 48 assorted rounds of ammunition on the Georgia main road in Annotto Bay, St Mary. The police say they recovered a Springfield 40 pistol; a Ruger 9mm pistol; three...
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Guns and ammunition seized in St Mary, four arrested

Four persons are in police custody following the seizure of two firearms and 48 assorted rounds of ammunition on the Georgia main road in Annotto Bay, St Mary. The police say they recovered a Springfield 40 pistol; a Ruger 9mm pistol; three...

Govt’ crafting infection prevention and control strategy

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is working to develop a National Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) strategy as part of a comprehensive approach to strengthening healthcare safety and quality and improving health outcomes. Key...
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Govt’ crafting infection prevention and control strategy

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is working to develop a National Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) strategy as part of a comprehensive approach to strengthening healthcare safety and quality and improving health outcomes. Key...

#TalkbackTuesday:

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has rejected the idea of introducing paternity leave in Jamaica saying what’s needed is paternal responsibility. What do you think about introducing paternity leave here? #GLNRTalk Paternal responsibility...they...
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#TalkbackTuesday:

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has rejected the idea of introducing paternity leave in Jamaica saying what’s needed is paternal responsibility. What do you think about introducing paternity leave here? #GLNRTalk Paternal responsibility...they...

Agriculture minister expects increase in cocoa yield

Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw says he expects an increase in the yield of cocoa for the fall crop, in areas where the frosty pod rot disease management programme has been implemented. Speaking at a recent media...
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Agriculture minister expects increase in cocoa yield

Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw says he expects an increase in the yield of cocoa for the fall crop, in areas where the frosty pod rot disease management programme has been implemented. Speaking at a recent media...

Don’t take the bait

QUESTION: Mr Smith, I just have a simple question for you. If an interviewer says to you: ‘We here in the company welcome any feedback in order to get better. What negative thing have you heard about our company? It doesn’t have to be something...
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Don’t take the bait

QUESTION: Mr Smith, I just have a simple question for you. If an interviewer says to you: ‘We here in the company welcome any feedback in order to get better. What negative thing have you heard about our company? It doesn’t have to be something...

‘A scary thought’ - Jamaican teachers reflect on passage of deadly typhoon in Japan

Some Jamaican teachers in Japan are reporting that they are safe after the passage of the worst typhoon to hit the Asian country in more than a decade last weekend. Seventy-four people reportedly died in the powerful Typhoon Hagibis, which roared...
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‘A scary thought’ - Jamaican teachers reflect on passage of deadly typhoon in Japan

Some Jamaican teachers in Japan are reporting that they are safe after the passage of the worst typhoon to hit the Asian country in more than a decade last weekend. Seventy-four people reportedly died in the powerful Typhoon Hagibis, which roared...

Government reshaping service delivery to private sector

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says public-sector service delivery is being reshaped to that of an enabler in the provision of goods and services to the private sector. “The role of the public sector is not what it was 20 to 40 years ago. The role...
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Government reshaping service delivery to private sector

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says public-sector service delivery is being reshaped to that of an enabler in the provision of goods and services to the private sector. “The role of the public sector is not what it was 20 to 40 years ago. The role...

Fatal crash in Westmoreland

Derrick Hall of Logwood district in Westmoreland died from injuries he sustained in a crash on the Lindos Hill main road in the parish on Monday. The Whithorn Police are that about 6:17 p.m., Hall was walking along the road when he was hit by a...
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Fatal crash in Westmoreland

Derrick Hall of Logwood district in Westmoreland died from injuries he sustained in a crash on the Lindos Hill main road in the parish on Monday. The Whithorn Police are that about 6:17 p.m., Hall was walking along the road when he was hit by a...

American man held with ammunition at airport charged

Detectives assigned to the Kingston East Division are reporting the seizure of two magazines loaded with 14 rounds of ammunition at the Norman Manley International Airport on Sunday. Twenty-two-year-old Kyle Wieganol, a salesman of Feopor, Indiana...
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American man held with ammunition at airport charged

Detectives assigned to the Kingston East Division are reporting the seizure of two magazines loaded with 14 rounds of ammunition at the Norman Manley International Airport on Sunday. Twenty-two-year-old Kyle Wieganol, a salesman of Feopor, Indiana...

St Ann man charged following gun, ammunition seizure

The Ocho Rios Police have arrested and charged one man in relation to the seizure of one firearm and several rounds of ammunition during a search of a motor vehicle on Monday. He is 41-year-old Ricky Samms of Upton, St Ann. The police report that...
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St Ann man charged following gun, ammunition seizure

The Ocho Rios Police have arrested and charged one man in relation to the seizure of one firearm and several rounds of ammunition during a search of a motor vehicle on Monday. He is 41-year-old Ricky Samms of Upton, St Ann. The police report that...

Ammunition seized in Kingston

Detectives assigned to the Central Police Station seized several rounds of ammunition while on an operation on Water Lane in Kingston on Monday.   The police report that about 1:20 p.m., a dwelling house was searched and four .38 rounds of...
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Ammunition seized in Kingston

Detectives assigned to the Central Police Station seized several rounds of ammunition while on an operation on Water Lane in Kingston on Monday.   The police report that about 1:20 p.m., a dwelling house was searched and four .38 rounds of...

JUTC to introduce free shuttle between Hellshire and Greater Portmore in St Catherine

The state-owned bus company Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is to introduce a free shuttle bus service in a section of Portmore, St Catherine. Effective Wednesday, the shuttle will run on weekdays between Hellshire and Greater Portmore. It...
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JUTC to introduce free shuttle between Hellshire and Greater Portmore in St Catherine

The state-owned bus company Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is to introduce a free shuttle bus service in a section of Portmore, St Catherine. Effective Wednesday, the shuttle will run on weekdays between Hellshire and Greater Portmore. It...

Two men shot, one fatally in St Thomas

A man is dead and another seriously injured following a gun attack in Poor Man's Corner in Yallahs, St Thomas on Monday evening.  The deceased has been identified as 37-year-old Carlton Holding otherwise called Keke, a fisherman of Tensie...
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Two men shot, one fatally in St Thomas

A man is dead and another seriously injured following a gun attack in Poor Man's Corner in Yallahs, St Thomas on Monday evening.  The deceased has been identified as 37-year-old Carlton Holding otherwise called Keke, a fisherman of Tensie...

November 6 court date for St Andrew businesswoman accused of forgery

Forty-three-year-old St Andrew businesswoman Melissa Cammock, who is accused of forging the signature of shareholder and director Kenneth Jackson on the annual returns for Sure Stitch Embroidery Company Limited, is to return to the St Kingston and...
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November 6 court date for St Andrew businesswoman accused of forgery

Forty-three-year-old St Andrew businesswoman Melissa Cammock, who is accused of forging the signature of shareholder and director Kenneth Jackson on the annual returns for Sure Stitch Embroidery Company Limited, is to return to the St Kingston and...

Patterson to undergo surgery following crash

The People’s National Party (PNP) is reporting that the medical team attending to former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has completed his medical evaluation and assessment and has determined that he suffered injuries to his right knee and...
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Patterson to undergo surgery following crash

The People’s National Party (PNP) is reporting that the medical team attending to former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has completed his medical evaluation and assessment and has determined that he suffered injuries to his right knee and...

Growth & Jobs | Public servants to be trained and ‘upskilled’

As part of the transformation of the public sector, several public servants will be trained and ‘upskilled’. “We have trained and certified 80 change managers [so far], and in this month, we will be doing another 60 change managers,” Executive...
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Growth & Jobs | Public servants to be trained and ‘upskilled’

As part of the transformation of the public sector, several public servants will be trained and ‘upskilled’. “We have trained and certified 80 change managers [so far], and in this month, we will be doing another 60 change managers,” Executive...

Growth & Jobs | Money can be made from farming – Brooks

Farming has been the only thing that Donovan Brooks has known. Growing up with his parents, who were farmers, he never thought of another career. He has been tilling the soil for years and eking out a living for his family. Filled with confidence...
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Growth & Jobs | Money can be made from farming – Brooks

Farming has been the only thing that Donovan Brooks has known. Growing up with his parents, who were farmers, he never thought of another career. He has been tilling the soil for years and eking out a living for his family. Filled with confidence...

Growth & Jobs | MSMEs can bring Jamaica sustained economic growth – Hyde

The Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector plays a major role in Jamaica’s economic growth and job creation, says Mrs Gillian Hyde, general manager, JN Small Business Loans (JNSBL). “The JN Group loan company has been funding the sector...
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Growth & Jobs | MSMEs can bring Jamaica sustained economic growth – Hyde

The Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector plays a major role in Jamaica’s economic growth and job creation, says Mrs Gillian Hyde, general manager, JN Small Business Loans (JNSBL). “The JN Group loan company has been funding the sector...

Money can be made from farming – Brooks

Farming has been the only thing that Donovan Brooks has known. Growing up with his parents, who were farmers, he never thought of another career. He has been tilling the soil for years and eking out a living for his family. Filled with confidence...
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Money can be made from farming – Brooks

Farming has been the only thing that Donovan Brooks has known. Growing up with his parents, who were farmers, he never thought of another career. He has been tilling the soil for years and eking out a living for his family. Filled with confidence...

‘He was just ready to shine’ - Former KC track star Crooks remembered for determination, achievements

The sweet melodies and music filling the Lionel Town Seventh-day Adventist Church in Clarendon on Sunday did lift the pall of grief hanging over mourners who gathered to celebrate the life of former Vere Technical High and Kingston College quarter-...
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‘He was just ready to shine’ - Former KC track star Crooks remembered for determination, achievements

The sweet melodies and music filling the Lionel Town Seventh-day Adventist Church in Clarendon on Sunday did lift the pall of grief hanging over mourners who gathered to celebrate the life of former Vere Technical High and Kingston College quarter-...

UWI gets new $667m Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, tasked to promote the learning of Mandarin, is banking on plans to expand its reach with a new, larger facility. The institute was the first to be opened in the Caribbean in...
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UWI gets new $667m Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, tasked to promote the learning of Mandarin, is banking on plans to expand its reach with a new, larger facility. The institute was the first to be opened in the Caribbean in...

Public servants to be trained and ‘upskilled’

As part of the transformation of the public sector, several public servants will be trained and ‘upskilled’. “We have trained and certified 80 change managers [so far], and in this month, we will be doing another 60 change managers,” Executive...
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Public servants to be trained and ‘upskilled’

As part of the transformation of the public sector, several public servants will be trained and ‘upskilled’. “We have trained and certified 80 change managers [so far], and in this month, we will be doing another 60 change managers,” Executive...

MSMEs can bring Jamaica sustained economic growth – Hyde

The Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector plays a major role in Jamaica’s economic growth and job creation, says Mrs Gillian Hyde, general manager, JN Small Business Loans (JNSBL). “The JN Group loan company has been funding the sector...
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MSMEs can bring Jamaica sustained economic growth – Hyde

The Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector plays a major role in Jamaica’s economic growth and job creation, says Mrs Gillian Hyde, general manager, JN Small Business Loans (JNSBL). “The JN Group loan company has been funding the sector...

MID appealing for help into murder case of St Ann attorney

Detectives assigned to the Major Investigations Division (MID) are asking anyone with information or witnesses in the murder of attorney-at-law Sashakay Fairclough to come forward. Fairclough was killed in her community of Brook Green, St Ann on...
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MID appealing for help into murder case of St Ann attorney

Detectives assigned to the Major Investigations Division (MID) are asking anyone with information or witnesses in the murder of attorney-at-law Sashakay Fairclough to come forward. Fairclough was killed in her community of Brook Green, St Ann on...

Five-week-old infant abducted in St Andrew, probe launched

The Half Way Tree Police Station are urgently seeking the public’s assistance in locating five-week-old Nyyear Frank of Hopewell district, St Andrew who was stolen from his mother on Sunday afternoon. The police report that about 5:00 p....
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Five-week-old infant abducted in St Andrew, probe launched

The Half Way Tree Police Station are urgently seeking the public’s assistance in locating five-week-old Nyyear Frank of Hopewell district, St Andrew who was stolen from his mother on Sunday afternoon. The police report that about 5:00 p....

Five-week-old infant kidnapped in St Andrew, probe launched

The Half Way Tree Police Station are urgently seeking the public’s assistance in locating five-week-old Nyyear Frank of Hopewell district, St Andrew who was stolen from his mother on Sunday afternoon. The police report that about 5:00 p....
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Five-week-old infant kidnapped in St Andrew, probe launched

The Half Way Tree Police Station are urgently seeking the public’s assistance in locating five-week-old Nyyear Frank of Hopewell district, St Andrew who was stolen from his mother on Sunday afternoon. The police report that about 5:00 p....

Spectrum Management Authority to lobby for new legislation

The Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) will be lobbying for new legislation to advance the digital industry. Speaking with JIS News at the SMA’s G5 Symposium on Friday at the S Hotel in Montego Bay, St James Managing Director of SMA, Dr...
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Spectrum Management Authority to lobby for new legislation

The Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) will be lobbying for new legislation to advance the digital industry. Speaking with JIS News at the SMA’s G5 Symposium on Friday at the S Hotel in Montego Bay, St James Managing Director of SMA, Dr...

Firearm and ammunition seized on Elletson Road in Kingston

The Kingston East Police along with military personnel seized two firearms and 21 cartridges during an operation on Hardy Street, Elletson Road in Kingston on Sunday. One nine millimetre Berretta pistol with a magazine containing 12 cartridges and...
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Firearm and ammunition seized on Elletson Road in Kingston

The Kingston East Police along with military personnel seized two firearms and 21 cartridges during an operation on Hardy Street, Elletson Road in Kingston on Sunday. One nine millimetre Berretta pistol with a magazine containing 12 cartridges and...

Trough and area of low pressure influencing bad weather

Sections of Jamaica are experiencing increased rainfall. The Meteorological Service is reporting that a trough across Jamaica coupled with an area of low pressure southwest of the island will continue to influence weather conditions across the...
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Trough and area of low pressure influencing bad weather

Sections of Jamaica are experiencing increased rainfall. The Meteorological Service is reporting that a trough across Jamaica coupled with an area of low pressure southwest of the island will continue to influence weather conditions across the...