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  • Pencils4Kids continues to support St Elizabeth school

    December 5, 2018 6:32 AM 6

    US-based charity organisation Pencils4Kids will kick off its annual community outreach activity in Quickstep, St Elizabeth, at the Quickstep Primary School on Thursday. With plans afoot to build a school library, a first for the institution and community, ground is to be broken by a group of local and international volunteers. Randy Griffiths, founder

  • Jamaica Benefits as Sandals Rewards Travel Agents

    December 5, 2018 5:44 AM 7

    SANDALS Resorts International's 17 annual STAR Awards, held last Friday night, has been hailed as a “most a successful event” by the hotel group. Approximately 500 travel agents who have been selling Sandals Resorts in its main overseas markets were recognised for their dedication to the group's success and, in the process, were exposed to Jamaica's

  • Time to let go of corporal punishment – Gordon Harrison

    December 5, 2018 5:25 AM 1

    Children's Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison said it will take a change in culture and behaviour for Jamaica to effectively eradicate corporal punishment, which has been a topic of heated debate over the years. “I think it’s going to take time because it’s a culture shift, it’s a behaviour change and behaviour change always takes time,” explained

  • Powell to lead Windies in ODI series, Bravo returns

    December 4, 2018 8:39 PM 8

    ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Selectors have opted for Rovman Powell to lead West Indies in their three-match One-Day International series against Bangladesh starting next weekend. Regular captain Jason Holder will miss the series as he continues to recover from injury, which also ruled him out of the recent Test series. The 15-man squad sees the return

  • 20 new immigration officers to graduate Thursday

    December 4, 2018 6:52 PM 4

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) says that 20 new immigration officers will be added to the corps at the island's air and seaports after graduating on Thursday, December 6. According to PICA, the graduation of the officers is timed just prior to the start of the upcoming Winter Tourist Season on December 15. PICA said that aspects

  • Trelawny Parish Court evacuated due to bomb threat

    December 4, 2018 6:52 PM 5

    TRELAWNY, Jamaica — The Trelawny Parish Court in Falmouth has been evacuated due to a bomb threat. The Court Management Services (CMS) reported that staff and members of the public were asked to evacuate the building at approximately 11:20 am to allow the police and other experts to carry out their investigations. This is the second such threat at the court

  • Body of Jamaican-British national identified in St. Mary

    December 4, 2018 6:01 PM 3

    The decomposed body of Jamaican-British national Karen Cleary Brown was discovered in a shallow grave in St Mary on Monday. Assistant Commissioner Elbert Nelson, head of the Area Two Police, said the man led investigators to where Ms Brown's body was buried. He said the man, “whose account of her becoming missing was not consistent,” and upon further

  • Spanish Town/Pennwood roads intersection reduced to single lane for drainage works

    December 4, 2018 4:43 PM 6

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) will today begin a one-month drainage improvement project at the Spanish Town Road/Pennwood Road intersection in St Andrew. The primary works involve the replacement of a defective drain grating at the intersection. Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, said the activities

  • LOCAL FORECAST Tuesday, December 04, 2018

    December 4, 2018 3:46 PM 3

    There is a High Pressure Ridge across Jamaica. It should remain across Jamaica until late this evening when a Pre-Frontal Trough is expected to move across the island. This morning expect mainly sunny conditions. In the afternoon will be partly cloudy while tonight will be fair. Maximum temperature expected for Kingston and Montego Bay tonight is 31 degrees

  • Perth Town mourns death of 11-year-old

    December 4, 2018 2:00 PM 9

    The untimely death of Malik Larmond has left the community of Perth Town in Trelawny in shock. The 11-year-old, who was autistic, died after he accessed his father's licensed firearm, which went off and hit him. Karl Bright, who shares the family home with Oral and Marisha Larmond, said that the the death of the youngster has shaken the members of the family