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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Funeral bloodbath - Gunmen turn weapons on mourners outside church
For some, it was a scene similar to what they had seen on television as gunmen armed with high-powered weapons yesterday sprayed mourners attending a funeral at the Kings Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church in east Kingston."Collection [offering]...
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Health Check | Maintenance deficiency still worrying
In 2015, then Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson, in response to several concerns raised about the status of public-health facilities, ordered an internal audit of the four regional health authorities to "determine safety and functionality of the...
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Pan Caribbean to start sugar production this week
Western Bureau:Following a slight delay, the Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC) will get its 2017-2018 crop year at the Frome Sugar Factory going tomorrow, three weeks later than previously announced."We had to delay because of the weather ... ....
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Reject 'free-for-all' culture, says lawyer - Senior prosecutor lashes out at corruption, hustler culture
Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Jeremy Taylor has come out strongly against acts of corruption and the "free-for-all" culture, which, he said, is pervasive in Jamaica, noting that regulations and restrictions are often frowned upon by...
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500: MoBay winds blow top-flight cruise ship back to Kingston
For the second time in a year, the Port of Kingston will host a top flight-cruise vessel when the MS Monarch makes an unscheduled visit to the capital city today.The vessel, formerly known as Monarch of the Seas and operated under Royal Caribbean's...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:14:16 -0500: Cheers and tears as Knox College wins TVJ's All Together Sing
Clarendon?s Knox College High School is the winner of the 2017 Television Jamaica All Together Sing competition. Knox, located in the town of Spalding, was declared winner on Sunday evening during the grand finale at the TVJ studios in...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Cashing in on crime - Gov't could get $1.2b seized from suspected criminals
The Government could get a financial windfall from the Financial Investigations Division (FID), which is sitting on just over $1.2 billion in cash, money it has taken from persons suspected of being involved in criminal activities.The FID was...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Confronting a crisis - Police call top-level meeting to plan strategy to end St James bloodletting
Struggling to devise measures to stem the bloodletting in St James, where more than 310 persons have been killed since January, the leadership of the police force has scrapped its regular weekly review meeting tomorrow and instead summoned a high-...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500: 'Living in a movie' - Harsh, murderous reality facing residents of St James
Western Bureau:While Montegonians were elated last week that 119 guns destined for the city were intercepted by border patrol agents in the United States, they remained concerned about whether similar shipments might have already entered the island...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Cancel that contract now! - PNP steps up criticisms of the Gov't over used-car deal
The opposition People's National Party (PNP) is stepping up its pressure on the Government over the fiasco surrounding the purchase of used cars for the police.In a statement yesterday, PNP Spokesman on Transport Mikael Phillips said the decision by...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Birth pangs! - EU $3b programme to reduce maternal and child mortality on 'slow track'
Almost 200 mothers who gave birth in public-health facilities across Jamaica during the first three months of this year went home without a baby, but a programme funded by the European Union (EU) to the tune of $3 billion, aimed at reducing this...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Health Check | Infection control on the improve
In 2015, then Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson, in response to several concerns raised about the status of public-health facilities, ordered an internal audit in the four regional health authorities to "determine safety and functionality of the...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Makeover for 'Mary's children' - Pregnant teens in state care get Christmas cheer
Their internal scars cannot be hidden by make-up, and not even the most relaxing massage can erase their traumatic past, but a makeover given to the group of pregnant teenage girls at the Mary's Child Children's Home in St Andrew last Monday was...
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Gun barrel watch - Covert operation linked to firearm shipment fails
A covert attempt by United States (US) law enforcement operatives to apprehend persons in Jamaica connected to the shipment of guns that was discovered in Miami last month came up empty-handed.According to Jamaican law enforcement sources, the two...
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Morris wants disabled-friendly schools in every constituency
Opposition Senator Dr Floyd Morris has called on the Government to make one primary and high school in each of the 63 constituencies across Jamaica disabled-friendly.Opening the debate on a motion in the Upper House yesterday, Morris urged the...
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Montague calls for consecutive prison terms
National Security minister Robert Montague has said that persons charged with murder or gun-related crimes should serve their sentences consecutively rather than concurrently.Montague's comments come just two days after authorities in the Unites...
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Christmas horror for Kingston families as fire destroys home
Twenty-six people, including children from six different families, are in need of shelter after a fire of unknown origin ripped through the house they shared yesterday.Fanned by the high wind, the blaze spread quickly to engulf the dwelling as...
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500: CIBC brings Christmas cheer to Victoria Jubilee Hospital
When a mother at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) was observed with her newborn on her bed, instead of in a bassinet beside the bed, the institution chose itself as the beneficiary for Christmas goodies from CIBC employees.And yesterday,...
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500: IGT warms the hearts at Holy Trinity
Technology and gaming services provider International Gaming Technology (IGT)yesterday gave computer technology students at the Holy Trinity High School a taste of an early Christmas as part of their annual outreach under their After-School...
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500: New ambassador pledges to strengthen Japan-Ja partnership
New Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica Hiromasa Yamazaki has pledged to continue building bridges of cooperation and friendship between Japan and Jamaica.Speaking at a reception at his residence in St Andrew on Wednesday to celebrate the 84th birthday...
 
   
 
 
 
 
 

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