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  • Contractor killed at Clarendon home

    June 21, 2018 10:21 PM

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Lawmen assigned to the May Pen Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB) have commenced a probe into the circumstances surrounding the death of man at his home in Clarendon last night. The deceased has been identified as 36-year-old building contractor, Benroy Farquharson, otherwise called Ezra, of Natalee Boulevard in May Pen. Reports

  • Pentagon asked to prepare 20,000 beds for migrant children

    June 21, 2018 9:53 PM

    WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has asked the Pentagon to prepare to house up to 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on military bases, a US official said today. The Department of Defense has been "asked to support HHS with the request for 20,000 beds," the official said, on condition of anonymity

  • C'bean institute hosts 'high-level diplomatic engagement'

    June 21, 2018 9:24 PM

    WASHINGTON, Jamaica (CMC) — The Washington-based Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS), considered the leading Caribbean-American advocacy and development organization in the United States, says it is hosting a high-level diplomatic engagement today. Nelson said setting the stage for the all-day briefing will be former Lt Governor of Florida, Jennifer

  • Alcohol, ganja and tobacco main drugs abused by J'cans — NCDA

    June 21, 2018 9:24 PM

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) has reported that alcohol, ganja and tobacco are the main substances being abused by adults and youth in Jamaica. The NCDA said it is now intensifying efforts to reduce substance abuse among young people, particularly children. Research Analyst at the NCDA, Uki Atkinson, said that while

  • Educational grants on offer to 25 children of JDF members

    June 21, 2018 4:44 PM 1

    SAGICOR Foundation has earmarked $1 million to support children of Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) service members and civilian workers through the awarding of educational grants for students who excelled in the recent Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). The foundation said in a release yesterday that the grant is being offered to 25 children, at a value

  • Earthquake jolts sections of DomRep

    June 21, 2018 4:14 PM

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) — An earthquake with a magnitude quake of 5.2 sections of the Dominican Republic late Wednesday. The Santo Domingo State University (UASD) Seismology Institute said the tremor occurred at 18.88 degrees latitude, 69.9 longitude, at a depth of 72 kilometres. The US Geodetic Survey placed the quake's epicentre at five kilometres

  • Photo: Linstead Community Enterprise launched

    June 21, 2018 5:26 AM 2

    Bion Bliss, acting counsel, political affairs, Embassy of the United States in Jamaica, delivering the main address at a ceremony to launch the Linstead Community Social Enterprise Project on Tuesday. The project, which benefited from a USAID grant, is poised to earn revenue and assist with the sustainability of the local citizens' group. Also participating

  • China's vice minister of industry arrives in Jamaica

    June 21, 2018 3:08 AM 2

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government will host the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, People's Republic of China, Wang Jiangping, from June 20 to 22. Wang was met at the Norman Manley International Airport by Minister without Portfolio in the Economic Growth and Job Creation Ministry, Mike Henry, on June 20. Henry

  • Costa on target again as Spain score first victory at Russia 2018

    June 20, 2018 11:46 PM 2

    Diego Costa scored the only goal of the match as Spain recorded a 1-0 win over Iran in Group B action on Wednesday at the 2018 World Cup. The victory has seen Spain join Portugal on four points in the group, while Iran remain third on three points ahead of the final match-day on June 25. Earlier, Cristiano Ronaldo extended his goal tally at the ongoing

  • Neymar returns to training with Brazil after injury scare

    June 20, 2018 11:46 PM 2

    Neymar returned to training with Brazil on Wednesday after limping out of Tuesday's session with an ankle injury. The striker who was sidelined for around three months earlier this year because of a foot injury, is now expected to be fit for Friday's meeting with Costa Rica at the FIFA World Cup in Russia. The Paris St Germain player missed Monday's