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UK to ramp up ‘no-deal’ Brexit preparations amid impasse

LONDON (AP) — The British Cabinet was meeting Tuesday to discuss ramping up preparations for Britain’s departure from the European Union without a deal, after Prime Minister Theresa May postponed Parliament’s vote on her divorce...
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UK to ramp up ‘no-deal’ Brexit preparations amid impasse

LONDON (AP) — The British Cabinet was meeting Tuesday to discuss ramping up preparations for Britain’s departure from the European Union without a deal, after Prime Minister Theresa May postponed Parliament’s vote on her divorce...

Howard Mitchell re-elected as PSOJ President

Howard Mitchell has been re-elected as President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ). This is his 2nd term as President. Returning to join Mitchell on the Executive are Vice Presidents Dennis Cohen, Deputy Group Managing Director...
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Howard Mitchell re-elected as PSOJ President

Howard Mitchell has been re-elected as President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ). This is his 2nd term as President. Returning to join Mitchell on the Executive are Vice Presidents Dennis Cohen, Deputy Group Managing Director...

Information and Communication Technology Authority coming

Jamaica is to get an Information and Communication Technology Authority. Cabinet has approved the promulgation of legislation to establish the agency. As part of the change, the current functions being executed by eGov Jamaica Limited and the...
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Information and Communication Technology Authority coming

Jamaica is to get an Information and Communication Technology Authority. Cabinet has approved the promulgation of legislation to establish the agency. As part of the change, the current functions being executed by eGov Jamaica Limited and the...

Management of HWT transport centre transferred to Transport Authority

The Management of the Half Way Tree Transport Centre in St Andrew has been transferred from the Port Authority Management Services Limited (PAMSL), a subsidiary of the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), to the Transport Authority. The change took...
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Management of HWT transport centre transferred to Transport Authority

The Management of the Half Way Tree Transport Centre in St Andrew has been transferred from the Port Authority Management Services Limited (PAMSL), a subsidiary of the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), to the Transport Authority. The change took...

Jamaica to host investment forum

Jamaica has been selected to host the next Caribbean Hotel Investment Con-ference and Operations Summit (CHICOS) scheduled for November 14 to 15, 2019.Co-sponsors Apple Leisure Group (ALG) and AMResorts will provide the conference venue: Secrets...
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Jamaica to host investment forum

Jamaica has been selected to host the next Caribbean Hotel Investment Con-ference and Operations Summit (CHICOS) scheduled for November 14 to 15, 2019.Co-sponsors Apple Leisure Group (ALG) and AMResorts will provide the conference venue: Secrets...

Litchfield residents get paved road for Christmas

Residents of Litchfield, Manchester, have received a newly rehabilitated road courtesy of the Caribbean Cement Company Limited.According to Caribbean Cement, the 530 metres of concrete road addresses several social and economic develop-ment goals...
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Litchfield residents get paved road for Christmas

Residents of Litchfield, Manchester, have received a newly rehabilitated road courtesy of the Caribbean Cement Company Limited.According to Caribbean Cement, the 530 metres of concrete road addresses several social and economic develop-ment goals...

Growth & Jobs | Bearing fruit - Tourism industry consuming more locally produced food

The Tourism Linkages Network has been reaping success through its efforts at strengthening the relationship between the tourism and the agricultural sectors, resulting in an increase in the demand and consumption of local produce by the hospitality...
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Growth & Jobs | Bearing fruit - Tourism industry consuming more locally produced food

The Tourism Linkages Network has been reaping success through its efforts at strengthening the relationship between the tourism and the agricultural sectors, resulting in an increase in the demand and consumption of local produce by the hospitality...

Growth & Jobs | Technology potential still untapped - Thorpe

Sean Thorpe, president of the Jamaica Computer Society, has said that although Jamaica is on a quest to become highly competitive in the global market, the adoption of technology to boost production is still untapped.He noted that the use of foreign...
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Growth & Jobs | Technology potential still untapped - Thorpe

Sean Thorpe, president of the Jamaica Computer Society, has said that although Jamaica is on a quest to become highly competitive in the global market, the adoption of technology to boost production is still untapped.He noted that the use of foreign...

Growth & Jobs | Get thirsty! Young entrepreneurs from inner cities urged to innovate

Speak to Victoria, a mother who related her story recently at a forum in the inner-city community of Seaview Gardens in St Andrew, and you'll recognise just how natural innovation comes to many Jamaicans.The savvy mother, who was marginally employed...
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Growth & Jobs | Get thirsty! Young entrepreneurs from inner cities urged to innovate

Speak to Victoria, a mother who related her story recently at a forum in the inner-city community of Seaview Gardens in St Andrew, and you'll recognise just how natural innovation comes to many Jamaicans.The savvy mother, who was marginally employed...

Missing returned resident was in morgue seven weeks before family notified

Seymour Samuels, an 82-year-old returning resident who went missing in Hanover on October 25, has been found dead.  
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Missing returned resident was in morgue seven weeks before family notified

Seymour Samuels, an 82-year-old returning resident who went missing in Hanover on October 25, has been found dead.  

Germany to compensate hundreds who fled Nazis as children

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again, the organisation that negotiates compensation with the German...
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Germany to compensate hundreds who fled Nazis as children

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again, the organisation that negotiates compensation with the German...

JASL against criminalising HIV transmission

The Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) has come out against a recommendation from the Joint Select Committee of Parliament which reviewed the Sexual Offences Act and other related legislation for the criminalisation of wilful transmission of...
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JASL against criminalising HIV transmission

The Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) has come out against a recommendation from the Joint Select Committee of Parliament which reviewed the Sexual Offences Act and other related legislation for the criminalisation of wilful transmission of...

Gov't addressing shortage of protective equipment for firefighters

The Government has moved to address the shortage of protective equipment for the island's firefighters. Contracts totalling US$1,270,203.11, inclusive of General Consumption Tax, has been approved by cabinet to Bell Safety Limited for the...
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Gov't addressing shortage of protective equipment for firefighters

The Government has moved to address the shortage of protective equipment for the island's firefighters. Contracts totalling US$1,270,203.11, inclusive of General Consumption Tax, has been approved by cabinet to Bell Safety Limited for the...

Some Spanish Town party promoters happy SOE ending

Danae Hyman, Online Reporter While some are dreading the end of the State of Public Emergency in the St Catherine North Police Division, some party promoters in Spanish Town say they are looking forward to a turnaround in their finances with the...
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Some Spanish Town party promoters happy SOE ending

Danae Hyman, Online Reporter While some are dreading the end of the State of Public Emergency in the St Catherine North Police Division, some party promoters in Spanish Town say they are looking forward to a turnaround in their finances with the...

Appeal Court temporarily halts Caricel shutdown

The Court of Appeal has temporarily halted the shutdown of telecommunication company Caricel. In a ruling handed down today, the court gave Caricel’s parent company Symbiote Investment Limited, the go-ahead to challenge a decision by the...
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Appeal Court temporarily halts Caricel shutdown

The Court of Appeal has temporarily halted the shutdown of telecommunication company Caricel. In a ruling handed down today, the court gave Caricel’s parent company Symbiote Investment Limited, the go-ahead to challenge a decision by the...

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...

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