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  • Disney's 'Black Panther' reaches US$1 billion globally

    March 10, 2018 9:34 PM 7

    WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — Disney's megahit "Black Panther" has passed the US$1 billion mark at the global box office. The studio said Saturday that the milestone is based on Disney's estimate of ticket sales. The announcement comes on the 26th day of release for the blockbuster. The movie is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman

  • Kaya Farms to open Jamaica's first legal medical cannabis facility today

    March 10, 2018 7:54 AM 10

    KAYA Farms, home to Jamaica's first legal medical cannabis dispensary, will today celebrate its grand opening at Drax Hall, St Ann with an Official ribbon-cutting and concert featuring some of Jamaica's favourite reggae artistes. Kaya Farms and sister companies, Kaya Herbhouse, Kaya Spa, Kaya Cafe and Kaya Tours offer a variety of services for Jamaicans

  • Phase Two of Caribbean resources conservation programme launched

    March 10, 2018 4:30 AM 7

    Renewed collaboration between the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and The University of the West Indies (UWI) is seen as important for the effective management and good governance of protected areas in the Caribbean region, according to Viviana Sanchez, acting IUCN regional director for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean

  • Two killed in St James motor vehicle crash

    March 10, 2018 1:43 AM 7

    ST JAMES, Jamaica — Police officers in St James are probing the circumstances surrounding the death of two men in a motor vehicle collision on the Rose Hall main road in the parish yesterday. Dead are 25-year-old Kevon Mills of Robert Street, Kingston 5 and 20-year-old Chadwick Robinson of Coffee Ridge, St Ann. Reports are that about 7:45 pm, Mills was driving

  • Gov't monitoring tariff on aluminium in US

    March 9, 2018 10:53 PM 7

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, says the Government is currently monitoring the situation in the United States where tariffs have been imposed on aluminium and steel. Addressing the Senate today, Johnson Smith said the ministry has been in discussion with Minister of Transport and Mining

  • Shaw lauds trade unions that signed wage agreement

    March 9, 2018 10:53 PM 11

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS)— Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, has expressed gratitude to the unions that have signed on to the current wage offer. Opening the 2018/19 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives yesterday, Shaw said the unions are the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU), the Junior Doctors, the Senior Doctors

  • LOCAL FORECAST Friday, March 9, 2018

    March 9, 2018 10:51 PM 6

    Strong winds in the uppers levels of the atmosphere likely to be over the central Caribbean for the next 3 days and encourage afternoon showers and possible thunderstorm when trough is present near island. Tonight will be partly cloudy. Tomorrow morning, expect isolated showers across sections of northeastern parishes. Tomorrow afternoon will see periods

  • Gov't Increases Allocation for Crime-Fighting

    March 9, 2018 12:00 AM 11

    The allocation to the Ministry of National Security for fiscal year 2018/19 has increased by 23.4 per cent, moving to $78.5 billion up from $63.6 billion in 2017/18. Opening the Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 8, Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, said the increase will facilitate the provision of machinery

  • First lotto winner of 2018 takes $71m

    March 8, 2018 10:58 PM 10

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Supreme Ventures welcomed its first Lotto winner for 2018 today, when W Morris came forward with a winning ticket for draw #1450 won on Wednesday, February 28. Morris who hails from St Catherine won with numbers 02, 05, 06, 07, 25, 28 and bonus ball 35. Forty-seven-year-old Morris says he is over the moon with his $71 million win. His significant

  • Dr. Nigel Clarke Takes Oath as Member of Parliament

    March 8, 2018 9:30 PM 11

    Newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) for North West St. Andrew, Dr Nigel Clarke, was sworn in today (March 8), during the sitting of the House of Representatives. After taking the Oath of Office, the MP was welcomed by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, as well as other Members of Parliament on both sides of the House. Dr. Clarke was sworn