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OUR to assess Digicel's mitigation measures against credit depletion

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) says it will be doing further assessments of mitigation measures implemented by Digicel in 2017 after customers complained of undue mobile credit depletion. Read More

Multi-million dollar crime, security programme launched for the C'bean

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The multi-million dollar Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) Crime and Security Programme was launched here on Wednesday amidst concerns that Caribbean countries with relatively small populations are facing security challenges and the need for the region to adopt a... Read More

Russian athletes quit race en masse 'ahead of doping inspection'

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Russia's athletics federation said Wednesday it was looking into the sudden withdrawal of dozens of athletes from a race, as a report said the mystery was explained by an unexpected visit from doping inspectors. Read More

O'Brien's refuses to withdraw from contract to supply police with used cars

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government and O'Brien's International Car Sales Limited are now locked in another layer of dispute over the delivery of used vehicles for the police, as the supplier has refused to voluntarily exit the contract, which has been under intense public scrutiny since... Read More

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pressed over terror content

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube were pressed in Congress Wednesday over their reliance on artificial intelligence and algorithms to keep their powerful platforms clear of violent extremist posts.In a Senate Commerce Committee hearing, executives... Read More

Jamaica appoints new high commissioner to Nigeria

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, has announced the appointment of Harold Malcolm, JP as High Commissioner-Designate to Nigeria.The ministry said Malcolm is set to assume duty in February. Read More

Dominica, Grenada rattled by earthquake

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 rattled Dominica and Grenada on Tuesday night, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has reported.It said that while there were no immediate reports of injuries... Read More

Reid to meet with CPFSA head in wake of children's home fire

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Education, Youth & Information, Senator Ruel Reid, will this afternoon meet with the head of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) in the wake of the recent fire that killed two wards of the State. Read More

Immigration tensions build in US Congress as shutdown looms

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — With just two days before the US government runs out of money, and President Donald Trump feuding with Democrats over immigration, Republican congressional leaders were left scrambling Wednesday to avoid a federal shutdown. Read More

Human skeletal remains found in St Thomas

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — Police have reported that the skeletal remains of an unidentified person was found in Airy Castle, St Thomas on Monday. Read More

CARICOM denounces enslavement of African migrants in Libya

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) foreign ministers have denounced the enslavement of African migrants in Libya saying slavery should never again be experienced in old or new forms.A statement issued by the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat said that the... Read More

Education minister wants infant department at all primary schools

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid, says he intends to establish an infant department at each primary school that is currently operating without one. Read More

Gov't to focus on improving climate for private investments

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, is expected to address some of the economic decisions taken by Cabinet last week, when he speaks at Mayberry lnvestments Limited's first monthly forum for 2018, this evening. Read More

UTech, UWI to share $12m in computer equipment

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) is set to receive $12 million worth of computer network equipment from the Palisadoes Foundation to enhance its computer science education and research development. Read More

Suriname to regularise illegal Haitians

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

Suriname to regularise illegal HaitiansPARAMARIBO, Suriname (CMC) — Haiti says it is pleased with a decision by Suriname to regularise more than 1,500 Haitians who have been residing in the Dutch Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. Read More



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