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ECC joins paternity leave chorus

The Early Childhood Commission (ECC) has added its voice to those lobbying for paternity leave to be introduced in Jamaica.The ECC says that it recognises that children, especially in the early childhood years, need their fathers to achieve maximum...
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ECC joins paternity leave chorus

The Early Childhood Commission (ECC) has added its voice to those lobbying for paternity leave to be introduced in Jamaica.The ECC says that it recognises that children, especially in the early childhood years, need their fathers to achieve maximum...

Risking the future - Teenage fathers urge peers to wait

They were both teenagers and still in school when they found out that they were to become fathers.But Omar Francis* and David Green* were determined to step up to their responsibilities despite the challenges. Now they are urging teenagers, male and...
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Risking the future - Teenage fathers urge peers to wait

They were both teenagers and still in school when they found out that they were to become fathers.But Omar Francis* and David Green* were determined to step up to their responsibilities despite the challenges. Now they are urging teenagers, male and...

Blame game! - McNeill, Bartlett in spat over proposed tourism workers pension scheme

WESTERN BUREAU:Opposition Spokesman on Tourism Dr Wykeham McNeill is incensed by the constant delay in the introduction of the long-promised tourism workers pension scheme.According to McNeill, when he demitted office in 2016, "everything was in...
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Blame game! - McNeill, Bartlett in spat over proposed tourism workers pension scheme

WESTERN BUREAU:Opposition Spokesman on Tourism Dr Wykeham McNeill is incensed by the constant delay in the introduction of the long-promised tourism workers pension scheme.According to McNeill, when he demitted office in 2016, "everything was in...

Editors' Forum | Candy crush - State agencies join forces to move suggestively packaged sweet from school gates

The National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA) has joined forces with other state agencies in an effort to rid school gates of the CiCi liquid fruit candy that appears to have a rainbow-coloured male genitalia on the package."We have gone...
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Editors' Forum | Candy crush - State agencies join forces to move suggestively packaged sweet from school gates

The National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA) has joined forces with other state agencies in an effort to rid school gates of the CiCi liquid fruit candy that appears to have a rainbow-coloured male genitalia on the package."We have gone...

Editors' Forum | 'GOOD GAS!' - BSJ confident that its monitoring will ensure motorists get quality and value for money at the pumps

Three years after scores of Jamaica motorists were impacted by bad gas sold at some stations, the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) is expressing confidence that the measures instituted since then will make a repeat highly unlikely.The BSJ is also...
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Editors' Forum | 'GOOD GAS!' - BSJ confident that its monitoring will ensure motorists get quality and value for money at the pumps

Three years after scores of Jamaica motorists were impacted by bad gas sold at some stations, the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) is expressing confidence that the measures instituted since then will make a repeat highly unlikely.The BSJ is also...

80 years for convicted killers

The two men who slaughtered six members of a Hanover family before setting their home on fire will have to serve at least 80 years in prison. Errol Clarke, 51, and Mikhail Campbell, 27, were both given the mandatory life in prison when they were...
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80 years for convicted killers

The two men who slaughtered six members of a Hanover family before setting their home on fire will have to serve at least 80 years in prison. Errol Clarke, 51, and Mikhail Campbell, 27, were both given the mandatory life in prison when they were...

Traffic changes for Christiana come Monday

Starting on Monday, Main Street in Christiana, Manchester will operate as a one-way flowing north, the National Works Agency (NWA) has announced. The one-way system will be in operation for 24 hours each day and is scheduled to remain in place...
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Traffic changes for Christiana come Monday

Starting on Monday, Main Street in Christiana, Manchester will operate as a one-way flowing north, the National Works Agency (NWA) has announced. The one-way system will be in operation for 24 hours each day and is scheduled to remain in place...

No politics in the distribution of Christmas benefits, McKenzie urges councillors

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, has urged councillors not to be swayed by political affiliation when distributing Christmas benefits.
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No politics in the distribution of Christmas benefits, McKenzie urges councillors

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, has urged councillors not to be swayed by political affiliation when distributing Christmas benefits.

Panamanian musician held with ganja at airport - police

A Panamanian musician is facing drug charges after he was allegedly held with a small quantity of ganja at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James. He has been identified as Maurice Larman, 53, of Panama City, Panama. The police...
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Panamanian musician held with ganja at airport - police

A Panamanian musician is facing drug charges after he was allegedly held with a small quantity of ganja at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James. He has been identified as Maurice Larman, 53, of Panama City, Panama. The police...

Nurse killed in St Mary crash

A nurse was pronounced dead at the St Mary Hospital where she is employed after a taxi in which she was a passenger slammed into a truck that was parked along the roadway in the parish last evening. Her name has not been released. Since the start...
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Nurse killed in St Mary crash

A nurse was pronounced dead at the St Mary Hospital where she is employed after a taxi in which she was a passenger slammed into a truck that was parked along the roadway in the parish last evening. Her name has not been released. Since the start...

Another top official quits the Trump administration

United States (US) Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is to demit office at the end of the year, the latest high-profile departure from the Trump administration. US President Donald Trump confirmed Zinke’s departure in a message posted on Twitter...
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Another top official quits the Trump administration

United States (US) Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is to demit office at the end of the year, the latest high-profile departure from the Trump administration. US President Donald Trump confirmed Zinke’s departure in a message posted on Twitter...

'Protect your happiness from the devil'

There is always a potent word available for those who attend fasting services at the Greater Bethlehem Temple Apostolic church in Yallahs, St Thomas, each Wednesday. This week was no different.Engaging the saints in a power-talk on the importance of...
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'Protect your happiness from the devil'

There is always a potent word available for those who attend fasting services at the Greater Bethlehem Temple Apostolic church in Yallahs, St Thomas, each Wednesday. This week was no different.Engaging the saints in a power-talk on the importance of...

Sister Charmaine Ital says she is the bearer of mystical gifts

Mandeville, Manchester Sister Charmaine Stobbs, more popularly known as Charmaine Ital, and who has been a part of the Rastafarian movement from birth, said that she has always been mystically led with the gift of words and medicine."I grew up with...
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Sister Charmaine Ital says she is the bearer of mystical gifts

Mandeville, Manchester Sister Charmaine Stobbs, more popularly known as Charmaine Ital, and who has been a part of the Rastafarian movement from birth, said that she has always been mystically led with the gift of words and medicine."I grew up with...

Education, health benefiting most from volunteerism

The education, health and environment sectors have been identified by individuals and member organisations of the Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS) as sectors in which volunteers are creating the greatest impact.However, the organisations...
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Education, health benefiting most from volunteerism

The education, health and environment sectors have been identified by individuals and member organisations of the Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS) as sectors in which volunteers are creating the greatest impact.However, the organisations...

Absent councillors threatened with budget cut

Fed up with councillors' non-attendance at meetings, chairman of the St Mary Municipal Corporation and Mayor of Port Maria Richard Creary has threatened to take action.Addressing the corporation's monthly meeting on Thursday, Creary said come next...
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Absent councillors threatened with budget cut

Fed up with councillors' non-attendance at meetings, chairman of the St Mary Municipal Corporation and Mayor of Port Maria Richard Creary has threatened to take action.Addressing the corporation's monthly meeting on Thursday, Creary said come next...

Inside the Municipal Corporation: Mayor to take a child home for Christmas

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Mayor of Port Maria Richard Creary is showing a heart this Christmas. Creary says he has applied to the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) to be part of the Take a Child Home for Christmas programme, and hopes...
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Inside the Municipal Corporation: Mayor to take a child home for Christmas

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Mayor of Port Maria Richard Creary is showing a heart this Christmas. Creary says he has applied to the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) to be part of the Take a Child Home for Christmas programme, and hopes...

SSP Anthony Castelle fined $1 million in relation to shooting of pregnant woman

Senior Superintendent of Police Anthony Castelle was spared jail time and was instead fined $1 million by the St James Parish Court in relation to his recent conviction on charges arising from the shooting of a pregnant woman on January 22, 2016.  
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SSP Anthony Castelle fined $1 million in relation to shooting of pregnant woman

Senior Superintendent of Police Anthony Castelle was spared jail time and was instead fined $1 million by the St James Parish Court in relation to his recent conviction on charges arising from the shooting of a pregnant woman on January 22, 2016.  

Bartlett commits $100 million to Alpha Redevelopment Plan

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has committed $100 million to the redevelopment of the 40-acre Alpha campus.  The allocation will come from the ministry’s Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) in tranches of $20 million over five years,...
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Bartlett commits $100 million to Alpha Redevelopment Plan

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has committed $100 million to the redevelopment of the 40-acre Alpha campus.  The allocation will come from the ministry’s Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) in tranches of $20 million over five years,...

Main Street, Santa Cruz, will operate as one-way as of Monday

The National Works Agency (NWA) will be implementing traffic changes in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth, come Monday, December 17. The changes are to facilitate the conversion of Main Street in the town into a one-way. As of Monday, Main Street, Santa...
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Main Street, Santa Cruz, will operate as one-way as of Monday

The National Works Agency (NWA) will be implementing traffic changes in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth, come Monday, December 17. The changes are to facilitate the conversion of Main Street in the town into a one-way. As of Monday, Main Street, Santa...

Bermuda gov't continues fight against same-Sex marriage

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) – The Bermuda government has launched a last-ditch legal attempt to restore a ban on same-sex marriage in the country, even though it has already lost three times in court on the issue. Notice has been given to the...
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Bermuda gov't continues fight against same-Sex marriage

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) – The Bermuda government has launched a last-ditch legal attempt to restore a ban on same-sex marriage in the country, even though it has already lost three times in court on the issue. Notice has been given to the...

Farmers earn over $39M from Tourism Agri-Linkages Exchange pilot project

The Tourism Agri-Linkages Exchange (ALEX) pilot project has assisted 400 local farmers with the marketing of approximately 360,000 kg of agricultural produce valued at over $39 million. ALEX, which is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Tourism...
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Farmers earn over $39M from Tourism Agri-Linkages Exchange pilot project

The Tourism Agri-Linkages Exchange (ALEX) pilot project has assisted 400 local farmers with the marketing of approximately 360,000 kg of agricultural produce valued at over $39 million. ALEX, which is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Tourism...

Clarke appoints NIF Investment Management Review Commission

An Investment Management Review Commission has been established to review the National Insurance Fund (NIF) Investment Management Governance Framework. The Commission, slated to come into effect in January 2019, will be chaired by Rohan Miller,...
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Clarke appoints NIF Investment Management Review Commission

An Investment Management Review Commission has been established to review the National Insurance Fund (NIF) Investment Management Governance Framework. The Commission, slated to come into effect in January 2019, will be chaired by Rohan Miller,...

Art on display - Students shine at Vaz Prep competition

Although some may regard art education as a luxury, simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development.At the recent Vaz Preparatory Inter-House Art Competition, students experimented and created with their fingers,...
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Art on display - Students shine at Vaz Prep competition

Although some may regard art education as a luxury, simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development.At the recent Vaz Preparatory Inter-House Art Competition, students experimented and created with their fingers,...

Be not afraid, turn to the Father

The Father is our Father - He really exists! He is the Great One! In His hands, He holds the mountains, the trees, the rivers, the sun and moon, and stars. Nothing exists without Him. In a moment. He can cover the earth in darkness. In a snap of a...
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Be not afraid, turn to the Father

The Father is our Father - He really exists! He is the Great One! In His hands, He holds the mountains, the trees, the rivers, the sun and moon, and stars. Nothing exists without Him. In a moment. He can cover the earth in darkness. In a snap of a...

My honour to have served as prime minister for 14 years

P.J. Patterson, ON, OCC, PC, QC, was Jamaica's sixth and longest-serving prime minister - 1992 to 2006. His book, My Political Journey: Jamaica's Sixth Prime Minister, which was published by The University of the West Indies Press, was launched on...
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My honour to have served as prime minister for 14 years

P.J. Patterson, ON, OCC, PC, QC, was Jamaica's sixth and longest-serving prime minister - 1992 to 2006. His book, My Political Journey: Jamaica's Sixth Prime Minister, which was published by The University of the West Indies Press, was launched on...

PJ calls for unity, reflects on political journey - Former PM launches autobiography 12 years in making

Off the back of a tumultuous week in the halls of Gordon House, where government and opposition members clashed over recent controversial events, former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has issued a warning to those at the helm of the country's...
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PJ calls for unity, reflects on political journey - Former PM launches autobiography 12 years in making

Off the back of a tumultuous week in the halls of Gordon House, where government and opposition members clashed over recent controversial events, former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has issued a warning to those at the helm of the country's...

Kimone Rose: Miss Clarendon Festival Queen fights for mental health

Kimone Rose, Miss Clarendon Festival Queen 2018, has been working to show why she has rightly earned the crown.The 25-year-old is embarking on a project to fight the stigma attached to mental illness in Jamaica. To accomplish this, she is starting...
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Kimone Rose: Miss Clarendon Festival Queen fights for mental health

Kimone Rose, Miss Clarendon Festival Queen 2018, has been working to show why she has rightly earned the crown.The 25-year-old is embarking on a project to fight the stigma attached to mental illness in Jamaica. To accomplish this, she is starting...

Insurance claims at $9 billion from California fires

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — Insurance claims from last month’s California wildfires already are at $9 billion and expected to increase, the state’s insurance commissioner said. 
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Insurance claims at $9 billion from California fires

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — Insurance claims from last month’s California wildfires already are at $9 billion and expected to increase, the state’s insurance commissioner said. 

Over 6000 JPS streetlights repaired in two months

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is reporting that it repaired 6,235 streetlights in the past two months, exceeding its target for the final quarter of 2018. With a target of 2,000 streetlights per month, JPS said it repaired 2,544 lamps in...
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Over 6000 JPS streetlights repaired in two months

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is reporting that it repaired 6,235 streetlights in the past two months, exceeding its target for the final quarter of 2018. With a target of 2,000 streetlights per month, JPS said it repaired 2,544 lamps in...

Westmoreland teen on gun charge

The Savanna-la-Mar Police have charged 18-year-old Romaine Beckford of Chantilly in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. He was charged yesterday. The police say about 11:15 a.m. Beckford allegedly led...
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Westmoreland teen on gun charge

The Savanna-la-Mar Police have charged 18-year-old Romaine Beckford of Chantilly in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. He was charged yesterday. The police say about 11:15 a.m. Beckford allegedly led...

JCF to establish agriculture produce protection division

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will be establishing an Agricultural Produce Protection Division as part of efforts to intensify the campaign against praedial larceny. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce,...
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JCF to establish agriculture produce protection division

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will be establishing an Agricultural Produce Protection Division as part of efforts to intensify the campaign against praedial larceny. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce,...

Spirit of volunteerism alive and well

Scores of educational institutions, childcare and health facilities, and infirmaries across the island benefited from the Jamaica 4-H Clubs National Leaders' Association (NALA) Week of Kindness activities in November.Each year in November, the...
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Spirit of volunteerism alive and well

Scores of educational institutions, childcare and health facilities, and infirmaries across the island benefited from the Jamaica 4-H Clubs National Leaders' Association (NALA) Week of Kindness activities in November.Each year in November, the...

Take a Child Home for Christmas application deadline extended

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) has extended its application deadline for the Take a Child Home for Christmas Programme to tomorrow.An initiative of the CPFSA, the programme, which began more than 10 years ago, allows persons...
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Take a Child Home for Christmas application deadline extended

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) has extended its application deadline for the Take a Child Home for Christmas Programme to tomorrow.An initiative of the CPFSA, the programme, which began more than 10 years ago, allows persons...

Mount Airy All-Age School wins quiz competition

Mount Airy All-Age School on Tuesday night emerged the 2018 winners of Television Jamaica's Junior Schools' Challenge Quiz (JSCQ).The first-time victors closed the 16th season of the competition with a 33-26 win over Broughton Primary School.The...
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Mount Airy All-Age School wins quiz competition

Mount Airy All-Age School on Tuesday night emerged the 2018 winners of Television Jamaica's Junior Schools' Challenge Quiz (JSCQ).The first-time victors closed the 16th season of the competition with a 33-26 win over Broughton Primary School.The...

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