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Jamaica needs to place more attention on creating a disaster-resilient built environment in a push to lessen the impact of natural disasters, according to Craig Fugate, former director of the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA...
The parliamentary Opposition is questioning whether the state of public emergency imposed in St James since January is providing value for money.Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips, who raised the issue yesterday, stressed that taxpayers were paying...
As tension continues to mount over a prime piece of property in the vicinity of Devon House in St Andrew, the matter yesterday escalated into a chaotic scene as businessman Dwight Moore, a party in the dispute, remained defiant as men from Fudgies...
Yvette Clarke, the first African American and Caribbean American woman to be elected to the US Congress, has charged the 2018 graduating class of the University College of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) to play their roles in transforming the...
Prime Minister Andrew Holness is today scheduled to hold official talks with Namibian President Dr Hage Geingob, during which memoranda of understanding on cooperation in the field of sports and for political consultations are to be signed.The talks...
- J$100 Million budget for Jamaica's Emancipation and Independence celebrations The budget for activities to highlight Jamaica's Emancipation and Independence celebrations has been significantly scaled down this year. Lisa Hanna, Culture Minister, said J$100 million dollars will be spent on activities which will begin on July... Read More
- Usain Bolt for Diamond League in London Usain Bolt is among 29 London 2012 Olympic Games medalists who have so far been confirmed for the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London this weekend. The IAAF says Bolt will compete in the 100m on Friday evening and in the 4x100m on Saturday... Read More
- Residents have blocked sections of Langston Road Several residents have blocked sections of Langston Road in the community of McGregor Gully in St. Andrew this morning in protest at the shooting death of 38-year-old Omar Young by the police. Residents claim that Young was gunned down in full view... Read More
- BlackBerry fired 250 employees BlackBerry fired 250 employees from its Waterloo, Ontario headquarters today. A spokesperson from BlackBerry said it laid off employees working on research and development and manufacturing, and the cuts are part of the company's turnaround efforts... Read More
- Snoop Lion continues to hold down the #1 spot American rapper Snoop Lion continues to hold down the #1 spot on the Billboard Reggae album chart with Reincarnation. Over on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell and TI, is #1 for another week. Read More
- Women’s Under-20 Qualifying Tournament continues Group Four of the Caribbean Football Union Women’s Under-20 Qualifying Tournament continues this evening at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex. Jamaica, who is leading the four-team standings, will play Curacao in the opening game at 4 p.m. Then... Read More