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  • Japan funds work at Fair Prospect Primary, Black River High schools

    March 17, 2018 4:35 AM

    Termite-infested plyboard classrooms at the Fair Prospect Primary School in Portland and a lack of adequate classroom space at the Black River High School in St Elizabeth are problems that should soon be no more, following two multimillion-dollar grants from the Japanese Embassy in Jamaica. Administrators from both schools recently signed contracts for the grants

  • LOCAL FORECAST Friday, March 16, 2018

    March 16, 2018 7:50 PM 2

    A dissipating Cold Front and Trough across the central Caribbean including Jamaica. The Trough is expected to remain across Jamaica over the next few days. This morning, expect isolated showers mainly across northern parishes. In the afternoon, expect isolated showers mainly across central and western parishes. Minimum temperature expected for Kingston

  • Agriculture minister encourages farmers

    March 16, 2018 2:00 PM 2

    Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, JC Hutchinson, is encouraging farmers in St Elizabeth to embrace innovation in their agricultural practices. He commended the farmers for being leaders in the sector and encouraged them to continue to embrace new products and technologies. Hutchinson was speaking

  • Trump decides to oust national security advisor — report

    March 16, 2018 3:01 AM 2

    WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump has decided to sack National Security Advisor HR McMaster, in what would be the latest in a string of high-profile White House departures, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The newspaper reported that Trump is discussing potential replacements for McMaster, but is willing to take his time because

  • #BudgetDebates2018: Phillips wants to use NHT refunds to end squatting

    March 15, 2018 11:18 PM 2

    Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips says if he becomes prime minister, he will use uncollected National Housing Trust (NHT) refunds to undertake a comprehensive transformation of squatter communities across Jamaica. It’s one of the recommendations coming out of the commission Phillips set up last year to look at how to end landlessness in Jamaica

  • Grange pays tribute to 'exceptional' Gene Pearson

    March 15, 2018 10:50 PM 3

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange says Gene Pearson's death represents a great loss as he “exceptional” and his work a “significant contribution” to Jamaican art. The 73 year old, who is famous for his sculptures of heads, died this morning in a Corporate Area hospital after being admitted for what a close

  • New Police Post in Green Acres, St. Catherine

    March 15, 2018 10:32 PM 2

    Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague, today (March 15), opened a police post in Green Acres, St. Catherine. He called on the citizens to work against criminals, and suggested that they use groups such as the citizens’ association, to ensure that no space is left “for criminals to operate”. Member of Parliament for West Central St. Catherine

  • Acclaimed ceramic artist Gene Pearson dies

    March 15, 2018 10:24 PM 4

    Pearson, whose works are mostly inspired by the arts of ancient Nubia, Benin and the Rastafarian culture succumbed at a Kingston hospital reportedly after a massive heart attack. "Gene Pearson made a significant contribution to Jamaican art. He was exceptional and his passing represents a great loss,” Grange said in a press statement. "We could always

  • Ceramist Gene Pearson has died

    March 15, 2018 9:22 PM 3

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Ceramic artist and sculptor Gene Pearson has died. The 73 year old, who is famous for his sculptures of heads, died this morning in a Corporate Area hospital after being admitted for what a close friend has described as a "massive stroke". Born in Wood Hall, St Catherine, the same community with spawned Prime Minister Portia Simpson

  • Ex-Zimbabwe leader Mugabe calls his ouster 'coup d'etat'

    March 15, 2018 9:22 PM 3

    HARARE Zimbabwe (AFP) — Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe described his departure from office in November as a "coup d'etat" in his first TV interview since then, aired by South Africa's state broadcaster on Thursday. "I say it was a coup d'etat – some people have refused to call it a coup d'etat," said Mugabe referring to the brief takeover