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PPM In Surprise GT Candidate Shuffle

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) -- Marco Archer, the current finance minister and one of the Progressives’ most popular candidates, will be running in George Town Central instead of Premier Alden McLaughlin, who was expected to be in a head-to-head...

PPM And Independent Candidates Emerge For Nomination

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) -- After keeping a very tight lid on exactly who they would be fielding and where, the Progressive candidates began to emerge Wednesday morning for nomination.

Mac Confident He Can Beat Challengers

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) -- After he went through the official nomination process Wednesday morning, Cayman Democratic Party Leader McKeeva Bush said he was confident that he would win the district of West Bay West.

‘Jamaica Moves’ To Launch On April 7

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Members of the public are invited to attend the launch of the Ministry of Health’s ‘Jamaica Moves’ (#JaMoves) campaign on April 7 at Emancipation Park, New Kingston. The national initiative will feature free health checks as well...

Chief Justice Hails Criminal Bench Book

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Chief Justice, Hon. Zaila McCalla, is hailing Jamaica’s Criminal Bench Book as a legal resource to strengthen the process of judges’ summations to juries in criminal cases. The recently published book seeks to aid trial judges in...

Health Ministry Promotes Lifestyles That Focus On Preventative Care

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the Ministry is promoting healthy lifestyles that focus on preventative and curative healthcare. The Minister was speaking at the official launch of the fourth staging of...

Champion Blood Donor Believes In Giving Back

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Sonya Binns-Lawrence believes in giving back to her country, and she has found a way to make a significant contribution. She is Jamaica’s champion blood donor, going in to the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) four times...

Reduction Of Non-Revenue Water To Boost Drought Resilience

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says a 30 per cent reduction of non-revenue water (NRW) will significantly improve the country’s resilience to drought....

SRC Science Fair Postponed

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Scientific Research Council’s (SRC) Science and Technology Fair, which was scheduled for April 7 has been postponed. Executive Director at the SRC, Dr. Cliff Riley, told JIS News that the staging of the event was delayed in...

Role Of AGD Expanded

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The role of the Accountant General’s Department (AGD) has been expanded as the Government moves to centralise its revenue. Accountant General, Carlene Murdock, said beginning this month, the AGD will receive revenue from the...

Jamaica Aiming For Tier 1 Ranking In Human Trafficking Fight

KINGSTON (JIS -- Justice Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says Jamaica is aiming for Tier 1 ranking in the Fight against Trafficking in Persons (TIP) by the United States’ Department of State. He said the efforts will continue, through public education...

USF To Provide Wi-Fi Downtown And In Olympic Gardens

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Universal Service Fund (USF) continues its quest to provide 100 per cent Internet penetration across Jamaica with Wi-Fi hotspots to be provided at the St. William Grant Park in downtown Kingston and in Olympic Gardens. Chief...

Keep The Peace During Champs – Police

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is urging the public to maintain the peace during the five-day staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, which got under way on Tuesday (March 28) at the...

Ten Police Officers Vie For Top Cop Award

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Ten police officers are to vie for top honours in the LASCO/Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Police Officer of the Year competition. The finalists were fêted at a reception held on March 27 at the Police Officers’ Club on Hope...

Acting Police Commissioner Says Criminals Prey on Children from Broken Homes

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Acting Commissioner of Police (ACP), Novelette Grant, says there is a cycle of violence, where abused children and those from broken homes are being lured into nefarious activities by preying criminals. ACP Grant, who was speaking...

Principal Looks To Transform Rural St. Andrew Primary School

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Woodford Primary and Infant School principal, Jennifer Gordon, could hardly contain her joy. After months of planning and preparation, the school was able to successfully stage its first literacy fair on February 23. “It was a...

Knox Community College Making An Impact In Central Jamaica

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Knox Community College in Manchester, with its four campuses, is impacting the lives of young people, especially from central Jamaica. Principal, Rev. Dr. Gordon Cowans, tells JIS News that the community college is a premier...

Removal Of Zinc Fencing Will Make Communities Safer

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Managing Director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Omar Sweeney, says the $252-million zinc-fence removal programme being undertaken by the entity aims to ensure the safety and security of residents in the targeted...

More Than 3,000 Athletes At Boys And Girls’ Champs

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Approximately 3,100 athletes from high schools islandwide will be on show at the annual Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston...

CaPRI Endorses Budget Put Forward By Government

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) has endorsed the Government’s $710-billion Budget for the 2017/18 fiscal year, which is expected to keep Jamaica’s economic programme on track. Co-Executive Director, Dr. Damien King...

Minister Robinson-Regis To Discuss T&Ts Future With The IDB In Paraguay

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (GISL) -- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will be conducting its Fifty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors and the Thirty-Second Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) in...

2017 National Culinary Team announced

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (GISL) -- The new Trinidad and Tobago Culinary Team, led by Team Captain Adrian Cumberbatch, was announced at the “MAKING THE CUTT” Culinary Competition’s Awards Ceremony.

Derechos LGBTI En Cuba Llegarán Tras La Reforma Constitucional

HAVANA (IPS) -- El reconocimiento legal de derechos de las personas lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, transgénero e intersexuales (LGBTI) en Cuba sucederá después que se realicen cambios a la Carta Magna, vigente desde 1976 y reformada en 1992,...

Ayiti Apiye Dyalòg Ak Negosyasyon Ant Aktè Venezuelyen Yo Kòm Mwayen Pou Rezoud Kriz Politik Nan Peyi Yo

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (VOA) -- Represantan Ayiti nan òganizasyon Eta Ameriken yo, Anbasadè Jean Victor Harvel Jean Baptiste, deklare Ayiti apiye dyalòg ak negosyasyon ant aktè nan Venezuela kòm mwayen pou yo jwenn yon solisyon pou sitiyasyon...

Marte Hoffiz Projects Players As Future Olympic Stars

HAVANA (NORCECA) --The president of NORCECA Confederation Cristobal Marte Hoffiz welcomed the players from 10 countries taking part in the U18 Girls’ Pan American Cup which he projected as future Olympic stars.

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