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Weather Update: High pressure ridge across Jamaica 8:26 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service (Met Service) of Jamaica is reporting that a high pressure ridge is currently across Jamaica and will remain over the island for the next few days. In the local forecast this morning, it is expected to be partly cloudy across... Read More

World leaders join new drive to beat non-communicable diseases in the Caribbean 7:27 am
GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a new high-level commission, comprising heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development and entrepreneurs in helping to beat non-communicable diseases in the Caribbean and other places.... Read More

New anti-Brexit party launches in Britain 7:10 am
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — A new anti-Brexit centrist political party holds its official launch in London Monday, one of several initiatives by pro-European Union campaigners drawing hope from a perceived shift in the British public's mood."We aim to reverse Brexit and...... Read More

Weekly Round-up: Chief Justice saga... Banking Bill thrown out... Babsy's ministry defends Etana's tour grant 9:27 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Things came to a head this week between the island's judiciary and Prime Minister Andrew Holness over the appointment of Justice Bryan Sykes as acting chief justice.... Read More

Five women killed in Dagestan church shooting claimed by IS

Sunday, February, 18 2018 4:46 pm    

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Five women were shot dead in an apparent radical Islamist attack on an Orthodox church in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan on Sunday, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the assault. Read More

Outgoing Chinese Ambassador hailed as true friend of Jamaica

Sunday, February, 18 2018 4:25 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck, has commended outgoing Ambassador of the People's Republic of China, Niu Qingbao, for the tremendous role he has played in raising the profile of bilateral relations between the countries and securing meaningful cooperation to... Read More

Postal service to be upgraded

Sunday, February, 18 2018 4:07 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government is to spend $47 million to upgrade the nation’s postal service to an international postal system. Read More

'Black Panther' pounces to box office glory over US holiday weekend

Sunday, February, 18 2018 3:52 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — As the US kicked back for a long weekend, Disney's "Black Panther" got off to a superhero start in the North American box office, rocketing to the top spot with estimated earnings of $218 million, data showed Sunday. Read More

Warrican's 8 restrict England Lions to 145

Sunday, February, 18 2018 3:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — England Lions were bowled out for 145 by hosts West Indies A on the stroke of the tea break on Sunday's opening day of the second four-day "Test" match at Sabina Park on Sunday. Read More

Gov't strengthening investigation and prosecution of human traffickers

Sunday, February, 18 2018 3:04 pm    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Carol Palmer, says the Government is strengthening the environment for the investigation and prosecution of cases of human trafficking. Read More

Artificial intelligence poses questions for nature of war — Mattis

Sunday, February, 18 2018 2:45 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Artificial intelligence and its impact on weapons of the future has made US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis doubt his own theories on warfare. Read More

Mexico's foreign minister to visit Jamaica, St Lucia

Sunday, February, 18 2018 2:28 pm    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Mexico’s Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray is scheduled to visit St Lucia early next month to discuss several projects being funded by his government. Read More

Work to continue on Broadgate to Agualta Vale roadway

Sunday, February, 18 2018 2:09 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Work will continue on the rehabilitation of the Broadgate to Agualta Vale roadway in St Mary this year, through a $500 million allocation in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure now before the House of Representatives. Read More

Trump turns on FBI over school shooting after criticism from survivors

Sunday, February, 18 2018 1:49 pm    

FORT LAUDERDALE, United States — US President Donald Trump said Saturday the FBI was so caught up in the Russia probe that it failed to heed signs which could have prevented the Parkland school shooting. Read More

Two gunned down in Olympic Gardens

Sunday, February, 18 2018 1:26 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting that two men were this morning gunned down in the community of Olympic Gardens in St Andrew by unknown assailants. Read More


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