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  • Caricom Committee of Ambassadors charting enhanced role

    December 7, 2018 6:15 AM 4

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Caricom Committee of Ambassadors opened their eighth meeting here yesterday, with heightened expectations of the group following the ground-breaking Special Meeting of Caricom Heads of Government on the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME) in Trinidad and Tobago earlier this week. Caricom Secretary-General Ambassador

  • Health ministry taking steps to reduce overcrowding at hospitals

    December 7, 2018 5:00 AM 5

    A disturbing image currently being circulating on social media of a patient lying on the floor of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), as a result of major overcrowding at the hospital, has drawn the ire of several Jamaicans. In an interview with The Gleaner yesterday, Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton said the matter was resolved and the patient

  • Bring your bottles for bag...JET to share 12 tips for reducing garbage at launch of Christmas campaign

    December 7, 2018 5:00 AM 4

    The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is inviting the public to take part in its 'Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica Christmas - Bring a Bag a Bottle' at Mall Plaza, Constant Spring Road in Half-Way Tree on Tuesday, December 12. There, persons can get a reusable 'Chico' shopping bag, in exchange for 30 plastic bottles, while stocks last. With the ban on single-use plastic

  • Forensic pathologist: Bisson shot twice while lying on back; died quickly

    December 7, 2018 5:00 AM 3

    Dying within a few minutes after sustaining a gunshot wound to the head, 23-year-old Andrew Bisson was shot twice while lying on his back in a board house in the Corn Piece District of Hayes, Clarendon, on September 5, 2011, according to a forensic pathologist. The forensic pathologist, who said he carried out Bisson's autopsy on September 9, 2011, was testifying

  • NCU achieves institutional accreditation status from UCJ

    December 6, 2018 10:32 PM 4

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — President of Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Dr Lincoln Edwards has announced the attainment of institutional accreditation status from the University Council of Jamaica effective February 17, 2018 for a period of seven years. The NCU president made the announcement today during a press conference at the university's main campus

  • UTech receives UCJ programmatic accreditation for four more courses

    December 6, 2018 5:34 PM 3

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — The University of Technology, Jamaica says it has been granted programmatic accreditation by The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) for more of its academic programmes. The Papine-based university disclosed that Executive Director of the UCJ, Althea Heron, formally conveyed the Council's decision to grant accreditation to four additional

  • Mica Paris at Hanover Grange

    December 6, 2018 5:59 AM 5

    If you've never heard of British soul singer Mica Paris, not to worry: we'll fix that. Described by Abu Dhabi news outlet The National as “your favourite singer's preferred artist”, Paris has a voice that's part Dame Shirley Bassey and part Anita Baker. These vocal chops brought her fame at a young age and have afforded her the opportunity to sing alongside

  • Accused in container theft to reappear in court

    December 6, 2018 5:59 AM 3

    A teenager accused of conspiring with others to steal a container with 99 drums of dangerous chemical from premises in Kingston, is scheduled to return to the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court next Wednesday for the continuation of his bail application. The 19-year-old part-time driver, Chevon Walker, is, however, claiming that he was paid $10,000 to transport

  • PSOJ demands sanctions for those guilty of corruption at Petrojam

    December 5, 2018 5:32 PM 4

    The Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ) is calling for sanctions against those who breached governance and management rules at the State-run oil refinery, Petrojam. The Auditor General's report which was tabled in the House of Representatives yesterday revealed that bad management practices have cost Petrojam hundreds of millions of dollars

  • LOCAL FORECAST Wednesday December 5,2018

    December 5, 2018 5:17 PM 3

    There is a High Pressure Ridge across Jamaica. A weak Pre-Frontal Trough moves across the island today, and the High Pressure Ridge re-builds on Thursday. This morning will be partly cloudy across eastern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere while partly cloudy in the afternoon. Thursday: Partly cloudy morning northern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere. Partly