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Johnson Smith in Brussels for ACP trade meetings 5:02 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith is currently in Brussels, Belgium for the 20th Meeting of the ACP Ministerial Trade Committee and the 42nd Joint ACP-EU Trade Ministers Meeting. Read More

Liver cancer linked to herbal remedies across Asia 4:22 pm
MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Researchers have uncovered widespread evidence of a link between traditional Chinese herbal remedies and liver cancer across Asia, a study said Wednesday.... Read More

JTA asks Gov't when wage negotiations will restart 4:17 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) is urging the Ministry of Finance to indicate a date, during the course of this week, when it will restart salary negotiations for the 2017 – 2019 contract period.... Read More

PM gives Mount Salem ZOSO a 'B plus' 4:10 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, has given the Mount Salem zone of special operations (ZOSO) a 'B Plus' grade.... Read More

Batting concerns for Taylor despite series sweep

Wednesday, October, 18 2017 3:27 pm    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Captain Stafanie Taylor remains concerned about her side's batting despite their convincing clean sweep of last week's three-match One-Day International series against Sri Lanka Women. Read More

NFL not changing its national anthem policy despite Trump rant

Wednesday, October, 18 2017 2:44 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — The NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand during the national anthem. Read More

Grenada awaiting result on natural gas discovery

Wednesday, October, 18 2017 2:34 pm    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — The Grenada government has confirmed the discovery of natural gas within the island's territorial waters, but said it is still awaiting the results of tests to determine whether the gas is of a quality the island could benefit from... Read More

Haitian arrested for ganja smuggling in St Catherine

Wednesday, October, 18 2017 2:32 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Police say they have arrested a 22-year-old Haitian after he attempted to smuggle 1600 pounds of ganja with an estimated street value of over J$6.5 million.He has been identified as Love Darlen's Felix otherwise called 'Odian Powell'. Read More

US privacy groups warn of perils in smartwatches for kids

Wednesday, October, 18 2017 1:56 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Smartwatches designed to help parents keep tabs on children could create privacy and security risks, activist and consumer groups said Wednesday as they called for probes by regulators. Read More

One of Jamaica's most wanted arrested in Antigua

Wednesday, October, 18 2017 1:20 pm    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — A magistrate court has ordered the deportation of a 33-year-old Jamaican national, who has been described as one of that country's 10 most wanted criminals. Read More

30 vehicles purchased for ZOSOs

Wednesday, October, 18 2017 1:05 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of National Security has acquired some 30 vehicles to be used in the zones of special operations (ZOSOs). Read More

More than 1,900 children diverted from State care

Wednesday, October, 18 2017 12:49 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Child and Family Support Unit (CFSU) of the Child Development Agency (CDA) has implemented strategies to successfully divert 1,901 children from becoming wards of the State. Read More

Rio Olympic head Nuzman formally charged with corruption

Wednesday, October, 18 2017 12:20 pm    

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) — Carlos Nuzman, the head of last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, has been charged by Brazilian prosecutors with corruption, money laundering, tax evasion and running a criminal organisation. Read More

More than US$20b in new investments, says Shaw

Wednesday, October, 18 2017 12:03 pm    

WASHINGTON DC, United States (JIS) — Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, says Jamaica will see an injection of more than US$20 billion of new investments that will help to drive the economy and increase job creation. Read More

UPDATE: 19 weapons seized at Newport West were shipped from US

Wednesday, October, 18 2017 11:43 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have revealed that the 19 illegal firearms that were yesterday found at the Kingston Freeport Terminal in Newport West arrived at the facility in a shipment from United States of America. Read More


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