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  • Jamaica to ban single-use plastic bags, plastic straws in January

    September 17, 2018 5:46 PM 1

    The Jamaican Government has announced that it will impose a ban on single use plastic bags as well as the importation and production most plastic straws, effective January 1 next year. Daryl Vaz, Minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, made the announcement at a media briefing on Monday morning. The plastic bags ban will apply

  • PSM Square bypass road to be constructed

    September 17, 2018 5:46 PM 1

    The government has decided to immediately start construction of a road to bypass Portia Simpson Miller Square in St. Andrew. This comes in response to complaints from motorists about significant traffic delays due to major road redevelopment works in the area. Mr Holness revealed on Monday morning that the 1.4 kilometre two-lane road will link a section

  • Endless love: a golden milestone for a happy couple

    September 17, 2018 7:53 AM 4

    Aeronautical engineer Winston 'Trevor' Matthews and his wife of 50 years, family physician Dr Anna Matthews celebrated their milestone with a renewal of vows at the Terra Nova Hotel in St Andrew on Saturday, September 8, using some of the same people who participated in their wedding at the Assemblies of God church in Kingston back in 1968. The gold-themed

  • InterCaribbean Airways soaring, needs more pilots

    September 17, 2018 7:14 AM 3

    Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands--InterCaribbean Airways has announced the introduction of air service to Salt Cay from Grand Turk, as well as new services connecting Grand Turk with South Caicos, starting this month. The company said in a press statement that it now offers non-stop service to three Turks & Caicos Islands from Grand Turk, the TCI capital

  • Anti-Gang Week message: gang life equals no life

    September 17, 2018 7:14 AM 3

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS): The Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime (C-TOC) Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is collaborating with the Safety and Security Unit of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information to observe Anti-Gang Week from September 16 to 21, under the theme 'Gang Life equals no Life'. Addressing a JIS Think Tank on Thursday

  • PM Holness to address UN general Assembly

    September 17, 2018 5:59 AM 2

    An itinerary for the prime minister's visit was not yet available, according to the office of Jamaica's Permanent Mission to the UN here. Apart from delivering Jamaica's policy statement to the world body, the prime minister is also expected to hold a number of bilateral discussions with countries and agencies sharing common interest with Jamaica

  • Motorists Respond To Rising Gas Prices

    September 17, 2018 4:51 AM 3

    Motorists respond to rising gas prices "Rough, rough as a lawyer ... so you can imagine other people who aren't making as much as I do. As a matter of fact, I find that gas prices in Kingston, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios tend to be higher than those elsewhere. Portmore is a great place to buy gas." "The changes in gas prices have affected me drastically

  • Colombian Navy rescues J'can fishermen after boat caught fire

    September 16, 2018 5:32 PM 3

    BOGOTA, CMC  – Authorities in Columbia are reporting that 28 Jamaican fishermen were rescued yesterday by the Colombian Navy after their fishing boat caught fire. The Jamaicans were found dehydrated, with some suffering from first and second degree burns, according to the Colombian military. In an interview with AFP news agency, Navy Commander Rear Admiral

  • Trench Town hero making strides one year after saving boy

    September 16, 2018 5:40 AM 5

    Last year when Tremayne Brown jumped in a gully that runs along Collie Smith Drive in Trench Town to rescue 11-year old Renaldo Reynolds from raging flood waters, he was not thinking about a reward. In fact, Brown who cannot swim was not even thinking about the possibility that he could have drowned, too, during the dramatic rescue of a boy he had never

  • Maintenance work to affect Manchester water supply

    September 15, 2018 2:00 PM 6

    The National Water Commission (NWC) has advised that due to maintenance work being carried out at the Spur Tree facility in Manchester, production at the Greater Mandeville Water Supply has declined by 50 per cent. As a result, customers who are served by this facility are experiencing either low pressure or periods without piped water. The affected