KINGSTON, Jamaica - The following is a statement from the Minister of Local Government, Noel Arscott on the government's vector control response. The Ministry acknowledges the important role it plays in any national response to the spread of the Chikungunya Virus. An inter-ministerial meeting was convened with Ministers Dr Fenton Ferguson, Dr Wykeham McNeill, all mayors and secretary managers on Thursday September 25, 2014. At that meeting, information available from the Ministry of Health wa ... Read More
House starts debate on political party registration 11:54 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Leader of the House of Representatives Phillip Paulwell says that the amendme ...... Read More
Kei Miller wins top British and Ireland poetry award 11:52 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Forward Prize for Best Collection was awarded last night to Jamaican Kei Mille ...... Read More
THE House of Representatives yesterday approved amendments to the Criminal Records (Rehabilitation of Offenders) Act, reducing the period for people convicted of misdemeanours to have their convicti ... Read More
Agri sector gets $95m more for drought mitigation
GOVERNMENT has approved $95 million to continue drought mitigation efforts in the agricultural sector, the Acting Minister of Agriculture and Fisher ...... Read More
seeing only ‘critical’ cases
THE South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) has asked parents with children with illnesses not considered ‘critical’ to seek assista ...... Read More
HYDEL High were in a no-nonsense mood when they whipped Penwood High 7-1 in their Group F encounter in the ISSA/LIME Manning Cup at the Cling Cling Oval yesterday. Goals from Brad Tully (fifth and ... Read More
Carter, Rampaul top performers as Tridents secure first win
BANGALORE, India (CMC) — Prolific Jonathan Carter and pacer Ravi Rampaul stared with bat and ball, respectively, as Barbados Tridents defeated ...... Read More
ICC announces fixtures for World Cricket League
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (CMC) — With a little more than three weeks to go for the Pepsi World Cricket League Division Three tournament, the Int ...... Read More
Sagicor Bank Jamaica (SBJ) nearly tripled its capital base with the acquisition of RBC Bank Jamaica. The commercial bank — now the third largest in the country by assets -- had $13 billion in ... Read More
revenue for 2015
MARGARITAVILLE Turks & Caicos (TCI) expects annual sales to near US$7 million for its 2015 financial year. The revenue projections indicate con ...... Read More
'Over a million Jamaicans won't realise their potential'
OVER a million Jamaicans will never realise their true potential, figures management consultant Trevor Hamilton. His math shows harrowing statistic ...... Read More
REGGAE singer Cocoa Tea is gearing up for the release of his latest album Sunset In Negril on his Roaring Lion imprint. The 12-track project will be released in time for his upcoming United States t ... Read More
Sam Smith Gives Romain Thumbs Up!
BRITISH soul singer Sam Smith has given Jamaican reggae act Romain Virgo the thumbs up for his cover of Stay With Me. The single is from Smith's debu ...... Read More
What do you do when your child partially or completely shuts down socially; when their fear prevents them from responding to the simplest forms of contact with anyone outside their world? Shyness c ... Read More
Another strategic plan?! Why not make use of the March 1996 National Industrial Policy (NIP) which still represents the most comprehensive plan yet produced on a national scale and which, like the B ... Read More
A letter to Commissioner
Carl McKay Williams
Dear Commissioner: CONGRATULATIONS on your appointment as commissioner and head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Like many of your fellow ...... Read More
Climate change is Ja’s challenge too
All across the world, in every kind of environment and region known to man, increasingly dangerous weather patterns and devastating storms are abrup ...... Read More
THE days of walking four miles uphill to and from school without food are continuing to pay off for 17-year-old Nashawn Madourie, who reaped success in the recent Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam ... Read More
In its latest review of Jamaica's extended fund facility, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) observes that "While societal support for the programme remains broad, several stakeholders stressed t ... Read More
What in God's name is happening at Port Royal?
BACK in April of this year, the Sunday Observer carried an alarming story reporting an upsurge in crime in the once peaceful coastal community of Po ...... Read More
Can the Arms Trade Treaty reduce the flow of illegal guns?
THE Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a multilateral pact to regulate the international trade in conventional arms, was adopted by the 71st plenary meeting ...... Read More
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota says it is recalling 690,000 Tacoma pickup trucks because the rear leaf springs could break, puncture the gas tank and cause a fire. The recall covers Tacoma Four-by-Fou ... Read More
Friday, September 26, 2014
Manchester father puts family house up for sale to ...
A Manchester father, desperate to raise $1 million to send his daughter to medical school ... Read More
Perverting the course of justice case against Kart ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica--The perverting the course of justice case against entertainer Vybz Ka ... Read More
Woman dies after car misses Flat Bridge, drops int ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica—A 55-year-old British resident died Thursday night as a result o ... Read More