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Over 1000 detained in St Catherine SOE

Acting Head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Corporate Communications Unit, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Dahlia Garrick, has disclosed that 1,515 persons have so far been detained and processed since the State of Public...
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Over 1000 detained in St Catherine SOE

Acting Head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Corporate Communications Unit, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Dahlia Garrick, has disclosed that 1,515 persons have so far been detained and processed since the State of Public...

FAA orders fan blade inspections after Southwest jet engine explosion

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane and led to the death of a woman who was blown partway out a window. The Federal Aviation...
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FAA orders fan blade inspections after Southwest jet engine explosion

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane and led to the death of a woman who was blown partway out a window. The Federal Aviation...

360 Jamaicans to get free cataract surgeries

Three hundred and sixty Jamaicans are to provided with free cataract surgeries from the Mandeville Regional Hospital in partnership with Florida-based Mind, Body and Soul Ministries. The Southern Regional Health Authority says the surgeries will be...
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360 Jamaicans to get free cataract surgeries

Three hundred and sixty Jamaicans are to provided with free cataract surgeries from the Mandeville Regional Hospital in partnership with Florida-based Mind, Body and Soul Ministries. The Southern Regional Health Authority says the surgeries will be...

Trough to bring heavy rains to central and western parishes

Residents of central and western parishes are being warned by the Meteorological Service of Jamaica to brace for increased rainfall starting this afternoon through to Saturday. In a statement, the agency says the weather is being influenced by a...
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Trough to bring heavy rains to central and western parishes

Residents of central and western parishes are being warned by the Meteorological Service of Jamaica to brace for increased rainfall starting this afternoon through to Saturday. In a statement, the agency says the weather is being influenced by a...

Jamaicans appointed to lead The Salvation Army for the first time in 131 yerars

For the first time in its 131-year history, The Salvation Army Caribbean Territory will be led by Jamaicans. They are Lieutenant Colonel Devon Haughton and Lieutenant Colonel Verona Haughton who have both been promoted to the rank of Commissioner....
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Jamaicans appointed to lead The Salvation Army for the first time in 131 yerars

For the first time in its 131-year history, The Salvation Army Caribbean Territory will be led by Jamaicans. They are Lieutenant Colonel Devon Haughton and Lieutenant Colonel Verona Haughton who have both been promoted to the rank of Commissioner....

JN Foundation appoints new head

A seasoned practitioner, dedicated to eradicating poverty and reducing inequalities in society, Onyka Barrett Scott, has been appointed acting general manager of the JN Foundation.Parris Lyew-Ayee, chairman of the JN Foundation, said Barrett Scott...
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JN Foundation appoints new head

A seasoned practitioner, dedicated to eradicating poverty and reducing inequalities in society, Onyka Barrett Scott, has been appointed acting general manager of the JN Foundation.Parris Lyew-Ayee, chairman of the JN Foundation, said Barrett Scott...

Tony Vendryes | Listen your body is talking to you!

Today's quick visits to the doctor often fail to fully address all of our concerns and questions. This makes it more important than ever to be in tune with your body and learn to understand its language. It can provide some important insights.Here...
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Tony Vendryes | Listen your body is talking to you!

Today's quick visits to the doctor often fail to fully address all of our concerns and questions. This makes it more important than ever to be in tune with your body and learn to understand its language. It can provide some important insights.Here...

Earth Today | Global energy competition could benefit Jamaican students

BUSINESS AND engineering students have the chance to showcase their talent and be rewarded for their efforts, thanks to a global competition that looks to uncover bold ideas and innovative solutions for smarter, more energy-efficient cities.The...
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Earth Today | Global energy competition could benefit Jamaican students

BUSINESS AND engineering students have the chance to showcase their talent and be rewarded for their efforts, thanks to a global competition that looks to uncover bold ideas and innovative solutions for smarter, more energy-efficient cities.The...

Earth Today | JET wants civil society participation in spatial planning

THE JAMAICA Environment Trust (JET) has called for civil society's engagement in the development of the national spatial plan for the island.The plan, announced Tuesday, is to ensure the optimal use of land and marine resources, and outline the...
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Earth Today | JET wants civil society participation in spatial planning

THE JAMAICA Environment Trust (JET) has called for civil society's engagement in the development of the national spatial plan for the island.The plan, announced Tuesday, is to ensure the optimal use of land and marine resources, and outline the...

Earth Today | Announced national spatial plan gets mixed stakeholder response

NEWS OF a national spatial plan (NSP) that takes account of climate change and which has been some time in coming has been greeted with mixed views from civil society and academia."The NSP is very important and it would be great if Jamaica could...
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Earth Today | Announced national spatial plan gets mixed stakeholder response

NEWS OF a national spatial plan (NSP) that takes account of climate change and which has been some time in coming has been greeted with mixed views from civil society and academia."The NSP is very important and it would be great if Jamaica could...

NWC regulating water in sections of Portland due to shortage

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that it is to regulate water supplied to sections of Portland because of a significant fall in inflows to its Grants Level system in the parish. The NWC says the water supply schedule is to alleviate...
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NWC regulating water in sections of Portland due to shortage

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that it is to regulate water supplied to sections of Portland because of a significant fall in inflows to its Grants Level system in the parish. The NWC says the water supply schedule is to alleviate...

Businessman Mark Nooks freed of illegal possession of firearm and assault charges

Forty-two-year-old businessman Mark Nooks has been freed of illegal possession of firearm and assault charges in the Gun Court after it was revealed in court that the complainant was attempting to extort him. The prosecution dropped its case...
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Businessman Mark Nooks freed of illegal possession of firearm and assault charges

Forty-two-year-old businessman Mark Nooks has been freed of illegal possession of firearm and assault charges in the Gun Court after it was revealed in court that the complainant was attempting to extort him. The prosecution dropped its case...

NWA warns about falling boulders in Bog Walk Gorge

The National Works Agency (NWA) has issued a statement advising motorists to exercise extreme caution while traversing the Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine due to falling boulders. The NWA says a team is now being mobilised to remove a boulder which...
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NWA warns about falling boulders in Bog Walk Gorge

The National Works Agency (NWA) has issued a statement advising motorists to exercise extreme caution while traversing the Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine due to falling boulders. The NWA says a team is now being mobilised to remove a boulder which...

Security guard pleads guilty to attempted murder of ex-lover

Fifty-two-year-old Kingston security guard Enos Smith yesterday pleaded guilty to the 2011 attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend in the Home Circuit Court and is to be sentenced on June 8. The police had reported that on Saturday, September 10,...
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Security guard pleads guilty to attempted murder of ex-lover

Fifty-two-year-old Kingston security guard Enos Smith yesterday pleaded guilty to the 2011 attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend in the Home Circuit Court and is to be sentenced on June 8. The police had reported that on Saturday, September 10,...

Supreme Court gets two new courtrooms

The planned expansion of the Supreme Court building in downtown Kingston moved into another phase this morning with the official hand over of two additional courtrooms at the facility. Two new elevators were also commissioned into service. In...
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Supreme Court gets two new courtrooms

The planned expansion of the Supreme Court building in downtown Kingston moved into another phase this morning with the official hand over of two additional courtrooms at the facility. Two new elevators were also commissioned into service. In...

Update: Miguel Diaz-Canel, 57, selected as next president of Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba today selected 57-year-old First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as the sole candidate to succeed Raul Castro as president of Cuba, the centerpiece of an effort to ensure that the country’s single...
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Update: Miguel Diaz-Canel, 57, selected as next president of Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba today selected 57-year-old First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as the sole candidate to succeed Raul Castro as president of Cuba, the centerpiece of an effort to ensure that the country’s single...

Cuban state media say new president to be elected today

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s National Assembly will elect a new president today and announce the replacement for Raul Castro the next day, an unusual two-day process that will install someone from outside the Castro family in the country’...
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Cuban state media say new president to be elected today

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s National Assembly will elect a new president today and announce the replacement for Raul Castro the next day, an unusual two-day process that will install someone from outside the Castro family in the country’...

Antigua and Barbuda PM apologises to Rastafarians

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, CMC – Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne says the prohibition of cannabis less than 100 years ago was not prompted by altruistic motives or concern for the health or well-being of users, but to...
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Antigua and Barbuda PM apologises to Rastafarians

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, CMC – Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne says the prohibition of cannabis less than 100 years ago was not prompted by altruistic motives or concern for the health or well-being of users, but to...

Fire Brigade gets emergency units

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...
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Fire Brigade gets emergency units

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...

MoU signed to support SMEs with environmental guidance, compliance

The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) and the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at DBJ's offices last week to establish a formal framework that will guide collaboration between the entities as...
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MoU signed to support SMEs with environmental guidance, compliance

The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) and the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at DBJ's offices last week to establish a formal framework that will guide collaboration between the entities as...

Beware of artificial intelligence, Wheatley warns BPO sector

WESTERN BUREAU:Investors and workers in the ever -expanding local business process outsourcing (BPO) sector are being warned about the dangers of the evolving development of artificial intelligence (AI) within the scientific community and the...
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Beware of artificial intelligence, Wheatley warns BPO sector

WESTERN BUREAU:Investors and workers in the ever -expanding local business process outsourcing (BPO) sector are being warned about the dangers of the evolving development of artificial intelligence (AI) within the scientific community and the...

Hello Mi Neighbour | Lying is never the answer

Hello, mi neighbour! Someone says «a lie makes a hundred laps around the world before the truth is out of bed». And we may smile, but by the end of the day, truth wins.Thinking about lying your way out of a jam today? Think again! Those lies could
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Hello Mi Neighbour | Lying is never the answer

Hello, mi neighbour! Someone says «a lie makes a hundred laps around the world before the truth is out of bed». And we may smile, but by the end of the day, truth wins.Thinking about lying your way out of a jam today? Think again! Those lies could...

Chang: No complaints of human rights violations under state of emergency

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has reacted to concerns raised by a noted pastor and the public defender about the treatment of detainees under the state of public emergency saying there has been no incident of human rights...
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Chang: No complaints of human rights violations under state of emergency

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has reacted to concerns raised by a noted pastor and the public defender about the treatment of detainees under the state of public emergency saying there has been no incident of human rights...

Immigration Corner | How can I improve ties when applying for study permit?

Dear Miss Powell,I am a single woman looking to apply for a visa to study in Canada. Since I'm single, what information can I present about 'family ties' to the officer?O.P.Dear O.P.,Many individuals are faced with this issue when they apply for a...
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Immigration Corner | How can I improve ties when applying for study permit?

Dear Miss Powell,I am a single woman looking to apply for a visa to study in Canada. Since I'm single, what information can I present about 'family ties' to the officer?O.P.Dear O.P.,Many individuals are faced with this issue when they apply for a...

Immigration Corner | Will I need a Direct Airside Transit Visa?

Dear Mr Bassie,I am going to Europe on business and I will be going through the United Kingdom. I understand that I will be changing flights over there and I will not be leaving the airport. My travel agent advised me that I will need to get a visa...
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Immigration Corner | Will I need a Direct Airside Transit Visa?

Dear Mr Bassie,I am going to Europe on business and I will be going through the United Kingdom. I understand that I will be changing flights over there and I will not be leaving the airport. My travel agent advised me that I will need to get a visa...

Diana Stewart earns prestigious humanitarian award

American businessman and former president of the American Chamber of Commerce, Ron McKay, has congratulated chairman of the Stewart's Automotive Group, Diana Stewart, on being the 2018 recipient of the International Humanitarian Peacock Award.The...
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Diana Stewart earns prestigious humanitarian award

American businessman and former president of the American Chamber of Commerce, Ron McKay, has congratulated chairman of the Stewart's Automotive Group, Diana Stewart, on being the 2018 recipient of the International Humanitarian Peacock Award.The...

CSJP supports new programme to assist at-risk youth

The Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III has thrown its support behind an innovative new programme being piloted in the August Town community in St Andrew that focuses on using sporting tools and techniques to mentor at-risk youth.The...
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CSJP supports new programme to assist at-risk youth

The Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III has thrown its support behind an innovative new programme being piloted in the August Town community in St Andrew that focuses on using sporting tools and techniques to mentor at-risk youth.The...

Mount Olivet Boys' Home embarking on herbal teas project

The Mount Olivet Boys' Home is poised to establish a herb farm, following the donation of plants and a proposal for purchase of the harvest by local tea manufacturer, Perishables Jamaica Limited (PJL)."We're planting the seed and will watch it grow...
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Mount Olivet Boys' Home embarking on herbal teas project

The Mount Olivet Boys' Home is poised to establish a herb farm, following the donation of plants and a proposal for purchase of the harvest by local tea manufacturer, Perishables Jamaica Limited (PJL)."We're planting the seed and will watch it grow...

Police corporal suspended for unprofessional conduct caught on tape

Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson has suspended a Trelawny police corporal following his behaviour during an operation in Clarke's Town in the parish last week. In a release, the Constabulary Communications Network (CCU)...
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Police corporal suspended for unprofessional conduct caught on tape

Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson has suspended a Trelawny police corporal following his behaviour during an operation in Clarke's Town in the parish last week. In a release, the Constabulary Communications Network (CCU)...

Kathryn Phipps appointed Ambassador-designate to Cuba

Attorney-at-law Kathryn Phipps has been appointed Ambassador-designate to Cuba. She will succeed Ambassador A’Dale Robinson who will reassume duties at the Foreign Affairs Ministry. Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith said Phipps...
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Kathryn Phipps appointed Ambassador-designate to Cuba

Attorney-at-law Kathryn Phipps has been appointed Ambassador-designate to Cuba. She will succeed Ambassador A’Dale Robinson who will reassume duties at the Foreign Affairs Ministry. Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith said Phipps...

In-School Productivity Campaign | Using data analysis to improve productivity

While Growing up, we were taught to analyse everything in life in order to make an improvement; «analyse the game», «analyse your work», «analyse the problem», «Analyse!», «Analyse!», «Analyse!
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In-School Productivity Campaign | Using data analysis to improve productivity

While Growing up, we were taught to analyse everything in life in order to make an improvement; «analyse the game», «analyse your work», «analyse the problem», «Analyse!», «Analyse!», «Analyse!»Data analysis is critical in everyday life to help you...

Steve Lyston | Things that hold us back

There are many things that can hold a person back from moving forward to advance at God’s pace. True prosperity is not only about material wealth, but it’s about being at the place that God intended for you and in the time He...
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Steve Lyston | Things that hold us back

There are many things that can hold a person back from moving forward to advance at God’s pace. True prosperity is not only about material wealth, but it’s about being at the place that God intended for you and in the time He...

Imani Duncan-Price | The missing piece: notes from Nashville

On her Eisenhower Fellowship, Imani Duncan-Price will be travelling to 10 cities in the United States to learn different approaches to developing thriving industries/clusters in music, sports, and entertainment tourism in Jamaica. As she visits...
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Imani Duncan-Price | The missing piece: notes from Nashville

On her Eisenhower Fellowship, Imani Duncan-Price will be travelling to 10 cities in the United States to learn different approaches to developing thriving industries/clusters in music, sports, and entertainment tourism in Jamaica. As she visits...

Ja condemns killing of journalists in Ecuador - Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed solidarity in condemning the killing of three journalists in Ecuador.Speaking at the Summit of the Americas on Saturday, Holness joined leaders in the hemisphere in expressing outrage at the killing. On...
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Ja condemns killing of journalists in Ecuador - Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed solidarity in condemning the killing of three journalists in Ecuador.Speaking at the Summit of the Americas on Saturday, Holness joined leaders in the hemisphere in expressing outrage at the killing. On...

Floyd Green bats for more scholarships

State Minister for Education, Youth and Information Floyd Green is imploring more Jamaicans, including those in the diaspora, to become involved by offering more scholarships to needy Jamaican students."Sometimes we may see it just as a way to help...
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Floyd Green bats for more scholarships

State Minister for Education, Youth and Information Floyd Green is imploring more Jamaicans, including those in the diaspora, to become involved by offering more scholarships to needy Jamaican students."Sometimes we may see it just as a way to help...

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