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Repair works along Washington Blvd come Sunday, expect delays

The National Works Agency (NWA) says two of the westbound lanes on Washington Boulevard in St Andrew, in the vicinity of the Rubis service station, will be taken out of service on Sunday, November 22 to facilitate repair works. The...

Firearm and ammunition seized in Kingston

A team of officers assigned to the St Andrew North Police Division say they have seized one Colt Super .38 auto with one magazine containing six rounds of ammunition during an operation on Blackwood Terrace, off Red Hills Road in Kingston on Friday...
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Firearm and ammunition seized in Kingston

A team of officers assigned to the St Andrew North Police Division say they have seized one Colt Super .38 auto with one magazine containing six rounds of ammunition during an operation on Blackwood Terrace, off Red Hills Road in Kingston on Friday...

Moscow opens dozens of coronavirus vaccination centers

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of doctors, teachers and others in high-risk groups have signed up for COVID-19 vaccinations in Moscow starting Saturday, a precursor to a sweeping Russia-wide immunisation effort. The vaccinations come three days...
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Moscow opens dozens of coronavirus vaccination centers

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of doctors, teachers and others in high-risk groups have signed up for COVID-19 vaccinations in Moscow starting Saturday, a precursor to a sweeping Russia-wide immunisation effort. The vaccinations come three days...

Guyana, Suriname working on health protocols before reopening river borders

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Dec 5, CMC –Guyana is hoping that discussions on the coordination of the coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols would be finalised soon so as to facilitate the reopening of the border crossing at Moleson Creek with Suriname on...
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Guyana, Suriname working on health protocols before reopening river borders

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Dec 5, CMC –Guyana is hoping that discussions on the coordination of the coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols would be finalised soon so as to facilitate the reopening of the border crossing at Moleson Creek with Suriname on...

Crunch UK-EU talks on post-Brexit ties to resume Sunday

LONDON (AP) — The European Union and the United Kingdom decided Saturday to press on with negotiating a post-Brexit trade deal well beyond any imaginable deadline and with all three key issues still unresolved ahead of a year-end cutoff....
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Crunch UK-EU talks on post-Brexit ties to resume Sunday

LONDON (AP) — The European Union and the United Kingdom decided Saturday to press on with negotiating a post-Brexit trade deal well beyond any imaginable deadline and with all three key issues still unresolved ahead of a year-end cutoff....

Everton Silent wanted by Westmoreland police

The Westmoreland police have listed 28-year-old Everton Silent, otherwise called ‘Piranha’ and ‘Chucky’ of Dalling Street, Savanna-la-Mar in the parish as wanted. He is being asked to surrender to the police immediately....
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Everton Silent wanted by Westmoreland police

The Westmoreland police have listed 28-year-old Everton Silent, otherwise called ‘Piranha’ and ‘Chucky’ of Dalling Street, Savanna-la-Mar in the parish as wanted. He is being asked to surrender to the police immediately....

Barbados, St Vincent halt LIAT flights until valid flight approvals

ST. JOHN’S Antigua, Dec 5, CMC – The Antigua-based regional airline, LIAT, on Saturday said it has been forced to suspend services to two of its previously announced destinations while it awaits the approval from the relevant...
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Barbados, St Vincent halt LIAT flights until valid flight approvals

ST. JOHN’S Antigua, Dec 5, CMC – The Antigua-based regional airline, LIAT, on Saturday said it has been forced to suspend services to two of its previously announced destinations while it awaits the approval from the relevant...

Praedial larceny unit ramps up efforts for Christmas season

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Floyd Green says the Praedial Larceny Prevention Coordination Unit is ramping up efforts to tackle farm theft over the Christmas season. “The ministry and the unit have increased our resources and strategies to...
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Praedial larceny unit ramps up efforts for Christmas season

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Floyd Green says the Praedial Larceny Prevention Coordination Unit is ramping up efforts to tackle farm theft over the Christmas season. “The ministry and the unit have increased our resources and strategies to...

Diaspora welcomes court’s decision to overturn ban on H-1B visas

Jamaican immigration advocates and attorneys in the diaspora have welcomed a federal court’s decision overturning a ban in H-1B visas set to be implemented by the Donald Trump administration on December 7. The immigration advocates described the...
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Diaspora welcomes court’s decision to overturn ban on H-1B visas

Jamaican immigration advocates and attorneys in the diaspora have welcomed a federal court’s decision overturning a ban in H-1B visas set to be implemented by the Donald Trump administration on December 7. The immigration advocates described the...

Criminal motorcyclists under the microscope out west

WESTERN BUREAU: Superintendent Robert Gordon, the commanding officer for the Westmoreland police division, says criminals travelling around on motorcycles to carry out their nefarious activities will be specially targeted during the upcoming...
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Criminal motorcyclists under the microscope out west

WESTERN BUREAU: Superintendent Robert Gordon, the commanding officer for the Westmoreland police division, says criminals travelling around on motorcycles to carry out their nefarious activities will be specially targeted during the upcoming...

Former Queen’s head girl receives scholarship - Keneisha Henry pursuing dream of becoming biochemist

After securing passes in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency examinations, Keneisha Henry hoped to pursue a degree in biochemistry at The University of the West Indies, but she lacked the annual $286,897...
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Former Queen’s head girl receives scholarship - Keneisha Henry pursuing dream of becoming biochemist

After securing passes in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency examinations, Keneisha Henry hoped to pursue a degree in biochemistry at The University of the West Indies, but she lacked the annual $286,897...

Four top MUJ altruism programme - Projects range from tablets in schools to JSPCA GoFundMe

Kimberly Dawkins, Alexia Royal-Eatmon, Abigail Pinnock and Samantha Williams have made it to the top four of The Bahia Principe Miss Universe Jamaica (MUJ) Beauty, Fashion and Wellness Pageant’s altruism programme. The MUJ altruism programme...
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Four top MUJ altruism programme - Projects range from tablets in schools to JSPCA GoFundMe

Kimberly Dawkins, Alexia Royal-Eatmon, Abigail Pinnock and Samantha Williams have made it to the top four of The Bahia Principe Miss Universe Jamaica (MUJ) Beauty, Fashion and Wellness Pageant’s altruism programme. The MUJ altruism programme...

Bunting blocked from taking Senate seat

Internal wrangling in the People’s National Party (PNP) has spilled over into the Senate, preventing Peter Bunting from being sworn in as an Opposition senator this morning. Earlier this week, Opposition Leader Mark Golding...
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Bunting blocked from taking Senate seat

Internal wrangling in the People’s National Party (PNP) has spilled over into the Senate, preventing Peter Bunting from being sworn in as an Opposition senator this morning. Earlier this week, Opposition Leader Mark Golding...

Court grants leave to principal to fight dismissal

The Supreme Court today granted leave to Martin Murphy, dismissed principal of the Free Hill Primary and Infant School in St Mary, to go to the Judicial review Court to quash his dismissal. Murphy has named chairman of the school board...
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Court grants leave to principal to fight dismissal

The Supreme Court today granted leave to Martin Murphy, dismissed principal of the Free Hill Primary and Infant School in St Mary, to go to the Judicial review Court to quash his dismissal. Murphy has named chairman of the school board...

Household workers union head bats for stronger sexual harassment law

The proposed Sexual Harassment Act, 2020 came in for scathing criticisms for its short-sightedness, glaring omissions and failure to address critical aspects of the very sensitive issue it seeks to address, from president of the Household Workers...
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Household workers union head bats for stronger sexual harassment law

The proposed Sexual Harassment Act, 2020 came in for scathing criticisms for its short-sightedness, glaring omissions and failure to address critical aspects of the very sensitive issue it seeks to address, from president of the Household Workers...

Stocks Round Up | 33 Stocks Advance, 37 Decline And 9 Trade Firm

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index closed Friday on a winning note in heavy trading, with an advance/decline ratio of 33/37. The JSE Combined Index advanced by 795.17 points or 0.20 per cent to close at 391,611.75 The JSE Main Market...
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Stocks Round Up | 33 Stocks Advance, 37 Decline And 9 Trade Firm

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index closed Friday on a winning note in heavy trading, with an advance/decline ratio of 33/37. The JSE Combined Index advanced by 795.17 points or 0.20 per cent to close at 391,611.75 The JSE Main Market...

Education Ministry extends application deadline for own your device programme

The Education Ministry has extended the application deadline for the own your tablet device incentive programme. Parents and guardians may apply for the incentive at oyod.educate.gov.jm Originally, the deadline was December 4. However, the...
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Education Ministry extends application deadline for own your device programme

The Education Ministry has extended the application deadline for the own your tablet device incentive programme. Parents and guardians may apply for the incentive at oyod.educate.gov.jm Originally, the deadline was December 4. However, the...

UK defends vaccine decision amid criticism it moved too fast

LONDON (AP) — U.K. regulators went on the offensive Friday to beat back criticism that they rushed their authorisation of a COVID-19 vaccine, saying they rigorously analysed data on safety and effectiveness in the shortest time possible...
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UK defends vaccine decision amid criticism it moved too fast

LONDON (AP) — U.K. regulators went on the offensive Friday to beat back criticism that they rushed their authorisation of a COVID-19 vaccine, saying they rigorously analysed data on safety and effectiveness in the shortest time possible...

Caribbean countries urge citizens to continue following COVID protocols

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Dec 4, CMC – Caribbean countries were on Friday reporting increased cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) while reiterating the need for their nationals to follow the various measures and protocols aimed at curbing the...
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Caribbean countries urge citizens to continue following COVID protocols

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Dec 4, CMC – Caribbean countries were on Friday reporting increased cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) while reiterating the need for their nationals to follow the various measures and protocols aimed at curbing the...

Parliament needs to do better at debating critical reports - Calder

Executive Director for the Jamaica Accountability Meter Portal (JAMP) Jeanette Calder has pointed to a significant gap in the accountability framework of Parliament whereby lawmakers have failed to debate dozens of reports from two critical...
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Parliament needs to do better at debating critical reports - Calder

Executive Director for the Jamaica Accountability Meter Portal (JAMP) Jeanette Calder has pointed to a significant gap in the accountability framework of Parliament whereby lawmakers have failed to debate dozens of reports from two critical...

One more COVID death, 76 new cases

A 90-year-old male from St James is the latest person to have succumbed to COVID-19, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported.  In it's clinical summary management summary for Thursday, December 4, the ministry said his ...
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One more COVID death, 76 new cases

A 90-year-old male from St James is the latest person to have succumbed to COVID-19, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported.  In it's clinical summary management summary for Thursday, December 4, the ministry said his ...

Jamaica gets big COVID-19 vaccine discount, one million vials expected by March

Some US $8.2 million is being used to procure one million COVID-19 vaccine vials. It’s a big discount on the otherwise US$37 million Jamaica would have had to fork out at $37 per dose. Each individual is expected to receive two doses of...
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Jamaica gets big COVID-19 vaccine discount, one million vials expected by March

Some US $8.2 million is being used to procure one million COVID-19 vaccine vials. It’s a big discount on the otherwise US$37 million Jamaica would have had to fork out at $37 per dose. Each individual is expected to receive two doses of...

Falmouth market needs urgent attention – vendors

WESTERN BUREAU: The Falmouth Municipal Market in Trelawny, which was handed over to the parish’s municipal authorities in an incomplete state in 2018, is now a source of much discontent for vendors and shoppers, who are facing a myriad of...
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Falmouth market needs urgent attention – vendors

WESTERN BUREAU: The Falmouth Municipal Market in Trelawny, which was handed over to the parish’s municipal authorities in an incomplete state in 2018, is now a source of much discontent for vendors and shoppers, who are facing a myriad of...

Jamaica poised to return to research excellence – Green

Jamaica’s agriculture sector is to undergo a major reset which will see the country’s research stations reclaiming their pride of place as global centres of excellence, starting with the Bodles Research Station in St Catherine. Minister of...
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Jamaica poised to return to research excellence – Green

Jamaica’s agriculture sector is to undergo a major reset which will see the country’s research stations reclaiming their pride of place as global centres of excellence, starting with the Bodles Research Station in St Catherine. Minister of...

New leadership row brewing in Police Federation

Trouble appears to brewing within the leadership of the Jamaica Police Federation, with a storm gathering against the election of Corporal Rohan James as chairman on Wednesday. James defeated Sergeant David Bogle, who may launch a legal challenge...
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New leadership row brewing in Police Federation

Trouble appears to brewing within the leadership of the Jamaica Police Federation, with a storm gathering against the election of Corporal Rohan James as chairman on Wednesday. James defeated Sergeant David Bogle, who may launch a legal challenge...

KW Bloom Box opens storefront

“Sorry, 2020. You’re on the Naughty List” is the festive card that greets you once you enter KW Bloom Box. Living caught up with owner Kerry-Ann Aiken at the launch of her new storefront at the Pulse complex over the weekend. The beautiful...
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KW Bloom Box opens storefront

“Sorry, 2020. You’re on the Naughty List” is the festive card that greets you once you enter KW Bloom Box. Living caught up with owner Kerry-Ann Aiken at the launch of her new storefront at the Pulse complex over the weekend. The beautiful...

Kareem’s Quest: Meeting Nippy at Quashie Gap

While on my journey to Blue Ridge Restaurant and Cottage, I got a bit fatigued driving on the serpentine road to get there. As I approached a community square, I saw a shop on the right. With the midday sun beaming through the window of the vehicle...
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Kareem’s Quest: Meeting Nippy at Quashie Gap

While on my journey to Blue Ridge Restaurant and Cottage, I got a bit fatigued driving on the serpentine road to get there. As I approached a community square, I saw a shop on the right. With the midday sun beaming through the window of the vehicle...

UN agency removes cannabis from strictest drug category

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted on Wednesday to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from a category of the world’s most dangerous drugs, which could impact the global medical marijuana industry. The Vienna-based...
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UN agency removes cannabis from strictest drug category

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted on Wednesday to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from a category of the world’s most dangerous drugs, which could impact the global medical marijuana industry. The Vienna-based...

Green lauds farmers for their resilience

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, is again lauding the nation’s farmers for the resilience they have demonstrated despite the challenges they have been facing as a result of severe weather conditions and other catastrophes...
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Green lauds farmers for their resilience

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, is again lauding the nation’s farmers for the resilience they have demonstrated despite the challenges they have been facing as a result of severe weather conditions and other catastrophes...

Petition launched to protest Disney’s plan to build cruise destination in The Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas, Dec. 3, CMC – A petition that has been launched as part of a campaign to “Stop Disney-Last Chance for Lighthouse Point” has collected close to 400,000 signatures. The petition was launched by environmental...
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Petition launched to protest Disney’s plan to build cruise destination in The Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas, Dec. 3, CMC – A petition that has been launched as part of a campaign to “Stop Disney-Last Chance for Lighthouse Point” has collected close to 400,000 signatures. The petition was launched by environmental...

Barbados moving forward with plans for a medicinal cannabis industry

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Dec. 3, CMC – The Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Authority (BCLA), Dr Shantal Munro-Knight says the Mia Mottley-led administration is moving ahead with plans to develop a...
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Barbados moving forward with plans for a medicinal cannabis industry

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Dec. 3, CMC – The Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Authority (BCLA), Dr Shantal Munro-Knight says the Mia Mottley-led administration is moving ahead with plans to develop a...

$12M drug bust in St Elizabeth

The narcotics police have charged five men in relation to a drug seizure off the coast of Alligator Pond, St. Elizabeth on Monday, November 23. All five have been charged with offences of possession of ganja, dealing in ganja, taking steps...
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$12M drug bust in St Elizabeth

The narcotics police have charged five men in relation to a drug seizure off the coast of Alligator Pond, St. Elizabeth on Monday, November 23. All five have been charged with offences of possession of ganja, dealing in ganja, taking steps...

Health clinic visits up by a third this year - Tufton calls for more partnerships to upgrade facilities

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has revealed that there has been an increase in visits to health centres this year, with 1.6 million visits registered since January, 400,000 more than the entire 2019. He is calling on more...
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Health clinic visits up by a third this year - Tufton calls for more partnerships to upgrade facilities

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has revealed that there has been an increase in visits to health centres this year, with 1.6 million visits registered since January, 400,000 more than the entire 2019. He is calling on more...

Earth Today | Jamaica to boost civil society readiness for climate finance

JAMAICA’S CLIMATE Change Division, together with the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI), recently announced the national launch of the project ‘Enhancing Caribbean civil society’s access and readiness for climate finance’. The effort is...
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Earth Today | Jamaica to boost civil society readiness for climate finance

JAMAICA’S CLIMATE Change Division, together with the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI), recently announced the national launch of the project ‘Enhancing Caribbean civil society’s access and readiness for climate finance’. The effort is...

Earth Today | CANARI urges T&T support for environmental treaty

THE CARIBBEAN Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) has called on the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to join the ranks of “forward-thinking, progressive Latin American and Caribbean nations” by becoming a party to the Regional Agreement on Access...
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Earth Today | CANARI urges T&T support for environmental treaty

THE CARIBBEAN Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) has called on the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to join the ranks of “forward-thinking, progressive Latin American and Caribbean nations” by becoming a party to the Regional Agreement on Access...

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