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CBU shocked at the murder of former talk show host

The Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) says it is shocked at the killing of former talk show host Trinidadian, Ricardo Welch, also known as the “Gladiator”, who was attacked and shot to death last week in the twin-island republic....

MoBay symposium to focus on real estate

The matters of unregistered land, the Rent Restriction Act and increased opportunities for real estate investments in Jamaica will take centre stage at the Western Jamaica Real Estate Symposium slated for April 26. The event, which is being...
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MoBay symposium to focus on real estate

The matters of unregistered land, the Rent Restriction Act and increased opportunities for real estate investments in Jamaica will take centre stage at the Western Jamaica Real Estate Symposium slated for April 26. The event, which is being...

St Catherine seniors feted

Some 300 senior citizens in West Central St Catherine were feted on Wednesday by West Central Hope, a registered charity initiated by member of parliament for the constituency Dr Christoper Tufton. The seniors were brought from all areas of the...
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St Catherine seniors feted

Some 300 senior citizens in West Central St Catherine were feted on Wednesday by West Central Hope, a registered charity initiated by member of parliament for the constituency Dr Christoper Tufton. The seniors were brought from all areas of the...

VPA condemns murder of child

The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) is condemning the killing of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers, who was murdered after she went missing last week, and the mob killing of a man in relation to the incident. Skyers’ body was found in bushes in...
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VPA condemns murder of child

The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) is condemning the killing of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers, who was murdered after she went missing last week, and the mob killing of a man in relation to the incident. Skyers’ body was found in bushes in...

Remmon Searchwell: the talented, artistic one

SUNNING HILL, St Thomas: In the rural community of Sunning Hill, St Thomas, lives a talented 25-year-old who is anxiously awaiting a new day when the fruits of his labour will be displayed on local and international shelves, feeding the eyes of...
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Remmon Searchwell: the talented, artistic one

SUNNING HILL, St Thomas: In the rural community of Sunning Hill, St Thomas, lives a talented 25-year-old who is anxiously awaiting a new day when the fruits of his labour will be displayed on local and international shelves, feeding the eyes of...

Doing it big - Campbell’s Castle Primary committed to excellence

CAMPBELL’S CASTLE, Manchester: In a bid to provide education to the children of the community and surrounding areas, the Campbell’s Castle Primary and Infant School was founded almost 150 years ago by an Anglican church. But what has stood out more...
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Doing it big - Campbell’s Castle Primary committed to excellence

CAMPBELL’S CASTLE, Manchester: In a bid to provide education to the children of the community and surrounding areas, the Campbell’s Castle Primary and Infant School was founded almost 150 years ago by an Anglican church. But what has stood out more...

Suspected suicide in Newlands, Manchester

Thirty-year-old Dwayne Sinclair, a labourer of Newlands district, Mandeville, Manchester is suspected to have committed suicide in his community on Thursday. The police about 4:00 a.m., residents stumbled upon the body and alerted them.  On...
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Suspected suicide in Newlands, Manchester

Thirty-year-old Dwayne Sinclair, a labourer of Newlands district, Mandeville, Manchester is suspected to have committed suicide in his community on Thursday. The police about 4:00 a.m., residents stumbled upon the body and alerted them.  On...

Gov't exploring asset-based financing for MSMEs

The Government is exploring the feasibility of utilising accounts receivables asset-based financing as a funding option for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). The concept allows business owners to access capital that is secured by...
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Gov't exploring asset-based financing for MSMEs

The Government is exploring the feasibility of utilising accounts receivables asset-based financing as a funding option for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). The concept allows business owners to access capital that is secured by...

MoBay bridge to be repaired

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that the bridge located at the eastern end of Howard Cooke Boulevard in Montego Bay, St James is to be repaired. Community Relations Officer at the NWA’s Western Office, Janel Ricketts, told JIS...
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MoBay bridge to be repaired

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that the bridge located at the eastern end of Howard Cooke Boulevard in Montego Bay, St James is to be repaired. Community Relations Officer at the NWA’s Western Office, Janel Ricketts, told JIS...

Bartlett named adviser to international travel group

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, has accepted an invitation to become an adviser to international travel writers’ group — Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA). The invitation was made by the group’s Secretary General...
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Bartlett named adviser to international travel group

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, has accepted an invitation to become an adviser to international travel writers’ group — Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA). The invitation was made by the group’s Secretary General...

Mobay bridge to be repaired

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that the bridge located at the eastern end of Howard Cooke Boulevard in Montego Bay, St James is to be repaired. Community Relations Officer at the NWA’s Western Office, Janel Ricketts, told JIS...
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Mobay bridge to be repaired

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that the bridge located at the eastern end of Howard Cooke Boulevard in Montego Bay, St James is to be repaired. Community Relations Officer at the NWA’s Western Office, Janel Ricketts, told JIS...

Body found on Meadowbrook Community Centre compound

Detectives from the St Andrew South Police Division are probing the circumstances surrounding the stabbing death of a man whose body was found on the compound of the Meadowbrook Community Centre on Thursday. The police say the body is of brown...
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Body found on Meadowbrook Community Centre compound

Detectives from the St Andrew South Police Division are probing the circumstances surrounding the stabbing death of a man whose body was found on the compound of the Meadowbrook Community Centre on Thursday. The police say the body is of brown...

Police issue safety tips for Easter holidays

The police have released safety tips for the public for the  Easter holidays. See tips below. #Motorists and Pedestrians *Chief among these is to always have a designated driver, as the tendency during the merriment of the season is to...
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Police issue safety tips for Easter holidays

The police have released safety tips for the public for the  Easter holidays. See tips below. #Motorists and Pedestrians *Chief among these is to always have a designated driver, as the tendency during the merriment of the season is to...

NWA warns of possible traffic delays on Chesterfield Drive, St Andrew

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists that they may encounter delays along Chesterfield Drive, St Andrew this weekend as a result of works planned for sections of the roadway between today and Monday. NWA Communication and Customer...
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NWA warns of possible traffic delays on Chesterfield Drive, St Andrew

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists that they may encounter delays along Chesterfield Drive, St Andrew this weekend as a result of works planned for sections of the roadway between today and Monday. NWA Communication and Customer...

JCF reviewing missing persons response protocol

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson has given instructions for the police force's response mechanism and protocols around missing persons to be reviewed. Anderson says the exercise will seek to determine if the police's...
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JCF reviewing missing persons response protocol

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson has given instructions for the police force's response mechanism and protocols around missing persons to be reviewed. Anderson says the exercise will seek to determine if the police's...

Government advancing drought mitigation plan

The Government is advancing plans to combat the effects of drought, particularly in vulnerable communities. The interventions are intended to ensure an effective monitoring programme is in place and facilitate the development of long-term plans to...
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Government advancing drought mitigation plan

The Government is advancing plans to combat the effects of drought, particularly in vulnerable communities. The interventions are intended to ensure an effective monitoring programme is in place and facilitate the development of long-term plans to...

Four shot, two fatally in Standpipe, St Andrew

Four people were on Thursday evening shot, two fatally, in two incidents in Standpipe, Liguanea, St Andrew. According to the police, in the first incident about 7:45 p.m., gunmen pounced on a group of men near the Barbican Road entrance to Standpipe...
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Four shot, two fatally in Standpipe, St Andrew

Four people were on Thursday evening shot, two fatally, in two incidents in Standpipe, Liguanea, St Andrew. According to the police, in the first incident about 7:45 p.m., gunmen pounced on a group of men near the Barbican Road entrance to Standpipe...

JMMB hosts ‘Bonfire on the Beach’

The JMMB Group hosted an invitation-only client mixer, dubbed, 'Bonfire on the Beach' last Saturday, at the picturesque Laughing Waters beach in St Ann. The evening provided a relaxed atmosphere for the JMMB team to fete current and prospective...
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JMMB hosts ‘Bonfire on the Beach’

The JMMB Group hosted an invitation-only client mixer, dubbed, 'Bonfire on the Beach' last Saturday, at the picturesque Laughing Waters beach in St Ann. The evening provided a relaxed atmosphere for the JMMB team to fete current and prospective...

Racquel Johnson making macramé modern

Macramé, is the art of knotting strings/ropes/cordinto patterns. Accessories, caps, hats, bags, clothes, household items, hammocks,etc., can be made with the macramé technique. Yet, it is an ancient art from whose popularity had been gradually...
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Racquel Johnson making macramé modern

Macramé, is the art of knotting strings/ropes/cordinto patterns. Accessories, caps, hats, bags, clothes, household items, hammocks,etc., can be made with the macramé technique. Yet, it is an ancient art from whose popularity had been gradually...

BOJ sells US$40 million to forex market

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is reporting that it sold a total of US$40 million over the past two days to the foreign exchange market to help ease the fall in value of the Jamaican dollar against the US dollar. The BOJ says US$20 million was sold to...
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BOJ sells US$40 million to forex market

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is reporting that it sold a total of US$40 million over the past two days to the foreign exchange market to help ease the fall in value of the Jamaican dollar against the US dollar. The BOJ says US$20 million was sold to...

Diplomat, health worker in Antigua accused of practising medicine without licence

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Two people, including Ambassador at Large, Dr Patrick Mathew, are due to return to court on July 2 after they were granted bail on charges of practising medicine without a license. Mathew, a chiropractor...
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Diplomat, health worker in Antigua accused of practising medicine without licence

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Two people, including Ambassador at Large, Dr Patrick Mathew, are due to return to court on July 2 after they were granted bail on charges of practising medicine without a license. Mathew, a chiropractor...

Drainage works across Camp Road, St Andrew to be completed this weekend

Traffic along Camp Road in St Andrew will be reduced intermittently to single lane throughout the course of this weekend, Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22 as stormwater pipes are to be installed across the existing roadway. According to the...
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Drainage works across Camp Road, St Andrew to be completed this weekend

Traffic along Camp Road in St Andrew will be reduced intermittently to single lane throughout the course of this weekend, Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22 as stormwater pipes are to be installed across the existing roadway. According to the...

JUTC bus route shortened due to breakaway in Above Rocks, St Catherine

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is advising the public that as a result of a breakaway along a section of the main road to Above Rocks, St Catherine, it will have to shorten the journey for buses which ply route 53 - Half Way...
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JUTC bus route shortened due to breakaway in Above Rocks, St Catherine

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is advising the public that as a result of a breakaway along a section of the main road to Above Rocks, St Catherine, it will have to shorten the journey for buses which ply route 53 - Half Way...

Chang promises effective traffic management system by mid-year

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang has indicated that the government should have a fully operational traffic ticketing system in place by the middle of the year. “I have given a commitment that by mid-year we will fix the system....
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Chang promises effective traffic management system by mid-year

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang has indicated that the government should have a fully operational traffic ticketing system in place by the middle of the year. “I have given a commitment that by mid-year we will fix the system....

Earth Today | CBOs get chance to improve environmental services

MORE THAN 30 community-based organisations (CBOs) serving rural residents in areas of climate change and the environment, among others, have participated in an assessment to help build their capacity to better serve residents. The exercise was...
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Earth Today | CBOs get chance to improve environmental services

MORE THAN 30 community-based organisations (CBOs) serving rural residents in areas of climate change and the environment, among others, have participated in an assessment to help build their capacity to better serve residents. The exercise was...

Earth Today | Developing countries want recapitalisation of the Climate Investment Funds

At ONE of the 2019 spring meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, more than 30 developing countries called on the global community to recapitalise the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), in response to worsening...
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Earth Today | Developing countries want recapitalisation of the Climate Investment Funds

At ONE of the 2019 spring meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, more than 30 developing countries called on the global community to recapitalise the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), in response to worsening...

Earth Today | London climate protests a clarion call to Jamaica, Caribbean

IF NOTHING else, the ongoing climate change protests in London by the group Extinction Rebellion is a reminder to Jamaica and other small island developing states (SIDS) in the Caribbean of the clear and present danger of escalating greenhouse gas...
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Earth Today | London climate protests a clarion call to Jamaica, Caribbean

IF NOTHING else, the ongoing climate change protests in London by the group Extinction Rebellion is a reminder to Jamaica and other small island developing states (SIDS) in the Caribbean of the clear and present danger of escalating greenhouse gas...

UTech research provides hope for stroke patients

Research by Professor Felix Akinladejo, recently appointed professor of computer information systems in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing, University of Technology, Jamaica, on computer model and virtual reality technology for post-stroke...
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UTech research provides hope for stroke patients

Research by Professor Felix Akinladejo, recently appointed professor of computer information systems in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing, University of Technology, Jamaica, on computer model and virtual reality technology for post-stroke...

Businessman: If ZOSO were a person, he’d get my vote - Mount Salem basks in transformation ushered in by security initiative

Western Bureau: As the Government continues to mull over the idea of establishing more zones of special operations (ZOSO) across the island, residents of Mount Salem, in St James, which had the first ZOSO, say they are enjoying the transformational...
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Businessman: If ZOSO were a person, he’d get my vote - Mount Salem basks in transformation ushered in by security initiative

Western Bureau: As the Government continues to mull over the idea of establishing more zones of special operations (ZOSO) across the island, residents of Mount Salem, in St James, which had the first ZOSO, say they are enjoying the transformational...

CBOs get chance to improve environmental services

MORE THAN 30 community-based organisations (CBOs) serving rural residents in areas of climate change and the environment, among others, have participated in an assessment to help build their capacity to better serve residents. The exercise was...
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CBOs get chance to improve environmental services

MORE THAN 30 community-based organisations (CBOs) serving rural residents in areas of climate change and the environment, among others, have participated in an assessment to help build their capacity to better serve residents. The exercise was...

Developing countries want recapitalisation of the Climate Investment Funds

At ONE of the 2019 spring meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, more than 30 developing countries called on the global community to recapitalise the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), in response to worsening...
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Developing countries want recapitalisation of the Climate Investment Funds

At ONE of the 2019 spring meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, more than 30 developing countries called on the global community to recapitalise the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), in response to worsening...

London climate protests a clarion call to Jamaica, Caribbean

IF NOTHING else, the ongoing climate change protests in London by the group Extinction Rebellion is a reminder to Jamaica and other small island developing states (SIDS) in the Caribbean of the clear and present danger of escalating greenhouse gas...
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London climate protests a clarion call to Jamaica, Caribbean

IF NOTHING else, the ongoing climate change protests in London by the group Extinction Rebellion is a reminder to Jamaica and other small island developing states (SIDS) in the Caribbean of the clear and present danger of escalating greenhouse gas...

Hunt on for gunmen after Spaldings supermarket robbed, policeman shot

The hunt is on for a group of gunmen who this  afternoon robbed a supermarket in Spaldings, Clarendon then opened fire on the nearby Spaldings police station injuring a cop. The men, dressed in army fatigue, were reportedly armed with M16 rifles. They ar
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Hunt on for gunmen after Spaldings supermarket robbed, policeman shot

The hunt is on for a group of gunmen who this  afternoon robbed a supermarket in Spaldings, Clarendon then opened fire on the nearby Spaldings police station injuring a cop. The men, dressed in army fatigue, were reportedly armed with M16 rifles. They are said to have taken an undetermined sum of money from the supermarket as people scampered for safety.

Man shot in Westmoreland, hands over firearm to police

The police are reporting that a man handed over a gun and ammunition to investigators after being shot in an attack in Westmoreland. They say the attack occurred in Truro district in the parish on Monday. According to the police, man, who is...
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Man shot in Westmoreland, hands over firearm to police

The police are reporting that a man handed over a gun and ammunition to investigators after being shot in an attack in Westmoreland. They say the attack occurred in Truro district in the parish on Monday. According to the police, man, who is...

Two men arrested in relation to murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers

The police's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) has confirmed that two men were taken into custody today in relation to the murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers. CCU says they are to be questioned. Skyers’ body was discovered in...
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Two men arrested in relation to murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers

The police's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) has confirmed that two men were taken into custody today in relation to the murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers. CCU says they are to be questioned. Skyers’ body was discovered in...

Gas prices to go up $3.07 Thursday, diesel climbs by $1.30

Gas prices will be going up again this week. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 and E-10 90 will go up by $3.07. E-10 87 will sell for $136.53 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $139.36 per litre. Automotive...
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Gas prices to go up $3.07 Thursday, diesel climbs by $1.30

Gas prices will be going up again this week. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 and E-10 90 will go up by $3.07. E-10 87 will sell for $136.53 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $139.36 per litre. Automotive...

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