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  • Pompeo arrives today
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    UNITED States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Jamaica this evening amid mounting speculation around the reasons for his visit and clear signs of a rift in the Caribbean Community (Caricom) over the planned discussions in Kingston.Pompeo is expected to be met by government officials led by […]

  • CMU council chair resigns ahead of Samuda statement
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    EDUCATION Minister Karl Samuda, whose portfolio has over the past several days been rocked by the damning findings of a special audit report on Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) and the ministry itself, will deliver a highly anticipated statement in the House of Representatives today.

  • Minister commends MSMES for providing revenue, employment
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says the micro-small -and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) sector is providing stable revenue and employment for Jamaica.

  • Witness insists he didn't inform on gang to avoid prison
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    THE main prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of alleged members of the Westmoreland-based King Valley gang yesterday dismissed suggestions from defence attorneys that he had knifed his fellow gang members in order to avoid jail time for his own criminal acts and also in exchange for immunity.

  • Council to educate J'cans on justification for reparation
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    THE National Council on Reparations (NCR) will be spearheading a number of activities this year to raise public awareness of the historical and current justification for reparation.Supported by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the council has a mandate to organise events […]

  • Another one!
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    THE Jamaica Library Service (JLS), for which the already scandal-plagued Education Ministry has responsibility, has been rapped by Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis in a recently completed performance audit.In her report she cited a litany of examples that painted a picture of less than vigorous […]

  • 'Defend the peace'
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    CONCERNS raised yesterday that a spike in crime might occur following the historic docking of the first cruise ship in Port Royal have been allayed by head of the East Kingston police Superintendent Victor Hamilton, who urged residents to “protect the peace”.

  • 'Deliberate indiscipline'
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Director of the Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of Transport and Mining, Kenute Hare is lamenting that, since the start of the year, 25 people have lost their lives on the nation's roads up to yesterday.“We don't gone 25 days in the year yet and 25 people […]

  • Jamaica Methodists talk environmental stewardship
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    Leaders of the Methodists throughout Jamaica will gather at Saxthorpe Methodist Church, 143 Constant Spring Road in the Corporate Area, to celebrate 231 years of Methodist witness and participate in the Jamaica District council meetings to be held from January 23 to 27, 2020.

  • 77 youth rewarded for success in fight against substance misuse
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    SEVENTY-SEVEN youth who have achieved significant success in their recovery journey against substance misuse have been honoured.Their recovery programme was facilitated through a five-year partnership between the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III and the National Council on Drug […]

  • Bureau of Standards gets money from NHT to develop bamboo houses
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    THE Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) will shortly commence the development of affordable houses utilising bamboo, from a $54-million donation by the National Housing Trust (NHT). According to director of special projects at the BSJ, Gladstone Rose, the project will get under way in February, with […]

  • Rowley backs Mottley on Pompeo's visit to Caribbean
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday sided with his Barbadian counterpart, Mia Mottley, on the perceived attempt to divide the regional grouping, Caricom, as some Caribbean leaders get ready to meet with the United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo […]

  • St Kitts-Nevis does not regard meeting with Pompeo as dividing Caricom
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Foreign Affairs Minister Mark Brantley says St Kitts-Nevis does not regard the move by the United States to invite some regional countries to a meeting in Jamaica with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo as a means of dividing the 15-member regional integration […]

  • This Day In History - January 21
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    Today is the 21st day of 2020. There are 345 days left in the yearTODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1990: East Germany's Communist Party expels Egon Krenz, the leader who oversaw opening of Berlin Wall. OTHER EVENTS1521: Pope Leo X excommunicates German reformer Martin Luther.1606: England's Parliament imposes […]

  • More deaths recorded from new virus
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is urging member states, including those in the Caribbean, to strengthen surveillance activities to detect any unusual respiratory health event, as the number of people infected with a new […]

  • Trump's lawyers: Abuse of power not a crime
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — President Donald Trump's legal team asserted yesterday that he did “absolutely nothing wrong”, urging the Senate to swiftly reject an impeachment case that it called “flimsy” and a “dangerous perversion of the […]

  • Prince Harry hopes for calmer future
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    LONDON, England (AP) — Prince Harry says he's taking a “leap of faith'' as he steps back from royal duties in an attempt to build a more peaceful life — one free of the journalists who have filmed, photographed and written about him since the day he was born. Fat chance.

  • Today's Horoscope — January 21, 2020
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, January 21, 2020: This year will progress well, yet you might feel as if you are sitting on top of Mount Vesuvius. Most likely you will not witness an eruption of that nature, but there could be an unanticipated change in your personal or domestic life. Go with the flow; […]

  • Barbados PM says US seeking to divide region
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    BARBADOS Prime Minister and Caribbean Community (Caricom) Chair Mia Mottley, in a stinging rebuke of the Donald Trump Administration, says her Government will not participate in tomorrow's multilateral round table discussion between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and selected Caribbean […]

  • Former OUR boss J Paul Morgan dies
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    PEOPLE'S National Party's spokesman on science, technology and information Julian Robinson has expressed regret at the passing yesterday of J Paul Morgan, a founding member of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), and who served in the capacity of deputy director general of the organisation […]

  • Conference to showcase new E-learning Tool coming
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    THE National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons is set to host an inaugural Regional Trafficking Conference in April 2020 geared towards showcasing a new E-learning Tool and other resources to sharpen the skills of key personnel both locally and regionally, in the fight against human […]

  • Councillor fears Asian Tiger mosquito helping to spread dengue
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    COUNCILLOR Norman Perry (People's National Party, Duhaney Park Division) believes that the Aedes albopictus, also known as the Asian Tiger mosquito, could be more of a contributory factor to cases of dengue in the Corporate Area than the Ministry of Health and Wellness is admitting.Perry told the […]

  • Council to educate J'cans on justification for reparation
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    THE National Council on Reparations (NCR) will be spearheading a number of activities this year to raise public awareness of the historical and current justification for reparation.Supported by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the council has a mandate to organise events […]

  • Deadly airport ride
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    HAGUE, Trelawny — Four men from Portland, including two brothers, died from multiple injuries they received when the car in which they were travelling slammed into the side of a bus on the north coast highway here, yesterday.

  • Man gets one-year probation for accidental touch
    on 21/01/2020 at 2:36 pm

    A construction worker was last Friday given one year's probation for  accidentally touching a Caucasian woman.The man, Matthew Williams, pleaded guilty to common assault when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Williams told the court that he was not paying attention when […]

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