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At Least 38 Killed After Haiti Bus Plows Into Parade

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (VOA) -- At least 38 people were killed and about a dozen injured in northern Haiti late on Saturday after a bus drove into a parade of pedestrians while fleeing from an accident, civil protection authorities said on Sunday...

Premier Updates Baroness On Beneficial Ownership Register

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) -- Premier Alden McLaughlin and Attorney General Sam Bulgin met with the UK’s minister responsible for its overseas territories, Baroness Anelay, Monday afternoon to update her on Cayman’s progress on the...

CDP To Unveil Full Election Team At AGM

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) -- The Cayman Democratic Party (formerly the United Democratic Party) will be revealing its “partial slate” of the candidates who will be contesting some of the 19 seats at the May General Election at an AGM just a...

Magistrate To Hear Objections On Voters List

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) -- Senior Magistrate and the Elections Revising Officer Nova Hall will begin sittings to hear from members of the public in all districts any claims and objections they may have regarding the new register of voters...

Cayman Dive Instructor Pulls Knife From Shark

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) -- Reef Divers’ Brett Johnson has become an internet hero after footage of him pulling a kitchen knife out of a 3-ft nurse shark’s head on a dive with a group of visitors at the end of last month went viral.

Politicians To Pow-Wow Over Lawyers’ Law

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) -- The premier has extended an olive branch to the opposition benches and asked them to sit down in private on Monday to try and reach consensus on the key provisions of the Legal Practitioners Bill before resuming...

JANAAC To Stage Regional Training Workshop

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC) will host a training workshop at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston, from March 13 to 17, under the auspices of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (...

TPDCo Promoting ‘Fi Wi Falmouth’

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) has been shining the spotlight on Falmouth through the ‘Fi Wi Falmouth’ initiative. This engagement aims to improve the hospitality offered to tourists in the town by enhancing the...

Senate Approves Forest Reserve Orders

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Senate, on Friday (March 10), approved the Forest Reserve Orders during its sitting at Gordon House. This has resulted in 11 additional areas of forests, totalling 1,862.74 hectares, being declared as reserves. Five of these...

Minister Shaw Outlines Financing Of 2017/18 Budget

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Finance and the Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the Government intends to finance the $715.6-billion Budget through a mix of revenue measures, grants, loan resources and inflows from the PetroCaribe Development...

$16.5 Billion To Develop And Improve Infrastructure

KINGSTON (JIS) -- A sum of $16.55 billion has been earmarked in the 2017/18 Budget for works-related projects aimed at developing and improving the country’s physical infrastructure. The allocation represents 82 per cent of the $22.8 billion...

More Women Urged To Pursue Careers In Politics And Governance

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, is urging more women to pursue careers in politics and governance. She was addressing the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Women in Energy (WIE) Conference at the...

Jamaicans Urged To Reject Negative Stereotypes

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation in Jamaica, Malgorzata Wasilewska, is urging members of the society to reject negative stereotypes and promote positive ones that will redound to the benefit of Jamaica. “You have so many...

Schools In St. Mary To Be Expanded

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government of Japan has provided grants totalling $24 million (US$195,817) to fund expansion of the Highgate Primary and Junior High School in St. Mary and Middleton Primary School in St. Thomas. The provision of $14 million (...

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (PL) -- Guyana padece una aguda escasez de medicamentos e implementó un plan emergente de suministros para favorecer el abastecimiento a farmacias y hospitales, refirió la titular de Salud Pública, Volda Lawrence. En un...

Plans Advanced For Gov’t Campus At National Heroes Park

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government of Jamaica has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China Construction America (CCA) for the crafting of technical plans for the development of a ‘Centre of Government’ at National Heroes Park. The MOU...

Habana (PL) -- El experto independiente de Naciones Unidas para la situación de los derechos humanos en Haití, Gustavo Gallón, señaló hoy que existen importantes progresos en el país caribeño, pero mucho por hacer en materia de política y...

Churches Invited To Celebrate Women This Sunday

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Churches have being invited to dedicate their services on Sunday, March 12 to celebrating women, in support the Government’s renewed thrust to eliminate gender-based violence.
This call came from Culture, Gender,...

NHT Undertaking $182.3m Masemure Phase II Housing Development

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The National Housing Trust (NHT) will undertake phase two development of serviced lots at Masemure in Little London, Westmoreland at a cost of $182.3 million. The project, for which Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness,...

Prime Minister Breaks Ground For Darliston Serviced Lots

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Friday (March 10), broke ground for the development of 32 serviced lots in Darliston, Westmoreland by the National Housing Trust (NHT). The $95.4-million development, which targets...

Portmore-Based Genesis Daycare And Learning Centre Certified By ECC

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Portmore-based Genesis Daycare and Learning Centre is the first early-childhood institution in St. Catherine to be certified by the Early Childhood Commission (ECC). Senior ECC Inspector for the parish, Yvette Edwards-Wilson,...

JDF Gets US$11.6 Million To Improve Offshore Patrol And Aerial Surveillance

KINGSTON (JIS) -- A sum of US$11.6 million has been allocated to the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard and Air Wing in the 2017/18 financial year to improve its offshore patrol and aerial surveillance capabilities. Minister of Finance and the...

Primera Dama Asegura Que Escuela Debe Ser Espacio De Igualdad Y Equidad

SANTIAGO (DICOM) -- Profesionales recibieron su certificado de participación en un diplomado sobre Educación Inclusiva.

Un Servicio De Salud Humanizado; Del Pueblo Y Para El Pueblo

BARAHONA (DICOM) -- "Este Centro de Diagnóstico y Atención Primaria del pueblo y para el pueblo”.

CDB, GOvernment Of Trinidad And Tobago, Launch USD436.7mn Country Strategy

ST. MICHAEL (CDB) -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), in partnership with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, has formally launched a country strategy for the nation, which proposes financial support of USD436.7 million for the period 2017...

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