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  • Tivoli incursion internal review complete, says JCF

    July 28, 2017 3:26 PM

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Police High Command has responded to suggestions that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has not conducted the Administrative Review into the 2010 West Kingston Operation. In a release today from the JCF's Corporate Communication Unit (CCU), the High Command confirmed that it has adhered to the recommendations of the enquiry

  • Senate resumes debate on pension bills today

    July 28, 2017 3:26 PM

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Senate will attempt to complete debating the long awaited pension reform bills when it meets today at Gordon House. The bills are: The Pensions (Public Service) Act, 2017; and, The Constitution (Amendment)(Established Fund) (Payment of Pensions) Act, 2017. The Pensions (Public Service) Act, 2017 aims at giving effect to the proposed

  • Diaspora a Powerful Market for Tourism – Bartlett

    July 28, 2017 2:32 PM

    Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the Government is committed to harnessing the potential of the Diaspora in ensuring the sustainable growth of the industry. “The truth is that 11 to 15 per cent of tourism arrivals in Jamaica come from the Diaspora, so Diaspora tourism is vital to us and is critical. That means $250 million to $300 million

  • Black River Day on today

    July 28, 2017 5:20 AM 1

    BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — This historic coastal town comes alive today with the annual staging of Black River Day, a mix of cultural and entertainment events described as “the Ultimate Street Festival”. Organised by the Black River Chapter of the St Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, Black River Day is being hailed as a continuation of a drive to “promote

  • Canada warns against non-essential travel to Venezuela

    July 28, 2017 3:03 AM 1

    MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) – Canada on Thursday urged its nationals to avoid all non-essential travel to crisis-hit Venezuela, where the government of embattled President Nicolas Maduro and Opposition activists are on a collision course. The Canadian government said its updated travel advisory was in response to 'the significant level of violent crime, the unstable

  • US orders relatives of embassy staff to leave Venezuela

    July 28, 2017 1:00 AM 1

    WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – The US State Department on Thursday ordered the family members of its embassy staff in Caracas to leave Venezuela and authorised the voluntary departure of its employees as a political crisis appeared headed for a dangerous showdown. Its advisory also warned citizens against travelling to the South American country "due to social

  • Jamaican Para Olympian celebrated upon homecoming

    July 27, 2017 9:59 PM 3

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Silver medallist in the 2017 London Para Olympics, Shane Hudson and his team earned praises yesterday for their performances in the games. According to a release from the Jamaica Paralympic Association (JPA), the games showed the Jamaican Para Olympian team's ability to do well. Shane Hudson won silver in the 400 metre run, his fourth

  • Sugar not so sweet for mental health – study

    July 27, 2017 8:47 PM 3

    PARIS, France (AFP) — Sugar may be bad not only for your teeth and your waistline, but also your mental health, claimed a study Thursday that was met with scepticism by other experts. Researchers at University College London (UCL) compared the reported sugar intake of more than 8,000 people in a long-term British study, to their mood. The study participants

  • 60% decline in water supply affecting St Mary, says NWC

    July 27, 2017 8:47 PM 2

    ST MARY, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) has advised that a 60 per cent decline in flows at the Iterboreale/Annotto Bay water supply treatment plant is causing customers in the area to experience low water pressure or intermittent supplies. Highgate, Richmond, Esher, Lewis Store, Frazerwood, Clonmwell, Belfield, Stockholm Park Housing Scheme

  • CHTA to work with Dominica Republic private sector

    July 27, 2017 8:47 PM 2

    MIAMI, United States (CMC) —The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is deepening its partnership and outreach to hoteliers and tourism partners in the Dominican Republic. As part of a new agreement, a centre of tourism information planned by the National Association of Hotels and Restaurants in the Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES), will share