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- Nation hails distinguished jurist Sir Edward ZaccaThe nation's leaders, as well as eminent attorneys yesterday paid tribute to former Chief Justice Sir Edward Zacca, noting his years of distinguished service to Jamaica and the Caribbean, as well as his decency as a human being.Sir Edward, whose judicial service in Jamaica spanned more than 38 years, died yesterday morning in hospital after […]
- Jurors in Tesha Miller trial to undergo pollProspective jurors who are expected to give a verdict in the pending trial of accused gang leader Tesha Miller are to undergo a poll to avoid any risk of prejudice against the defendant.The request for the poll was granted following an empanel application in the Home Circuit Court yesterday morning by Miller's attorney Bert Samuels.
- Petition seeking a bilingual Jamaica needs more signaturesA petition to make Jamaican language, also known as Patwa, official alongside English has so far attracted 1,590 signatures, and the Jamaican Language Unit (JLU) at The University of the West Indies (UWI) is appealing to the public to help increase the number to the required 15,000 by December 14 when the petition will close.
- Flow says 20,000 Jamaicans expected to go 'digital' with Project RiseTHOUSANDS of Jamaicans are being given the opportunity to participate in the digital era with access to affordable smartphones through a pilot programme led by telecommunications provider Flow and its parent company Liberty Latin America (LLA).Flow said Jamaica was selected for the trial programme “that is designed to unlock the possibilities and conveniences available on […]
- Early Childhood Commission to stage inaugural Parent Partners ForumThe Early Childhood Commission (ECC) will, on November 19, stage the first-ever Parent Partners Forum.The event is being held in collaboration with the Education Sector Transformation Plan for Learning and Teaching, a Japan grant-funded Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)-implemented technical cooperation initiative.
- Churches call for conciliation as protests continue in HaitiPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — The Episcopal Conference of Latin America (CELAM) has joined the Roman Catholic community in Haiti in calling on the Government in the French-speaking Caribbean Community country to listen to the voice of wisdom and ensure that violence is not the only means of removing a government from office.
- Bahamas PM warns against reconstructing shanty townsNASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis says his administration will not allow any foreigner “to live in any bush” as he insisted that his administration would enforce the migration policies of The Bahamas.
- Pensions PressureJAMAICAN parents who consider their children old-age insurance against poverty will have to virtually “wheel and come again”, according to local pension funds experts.
- Ready to fightCollin Campbell's lawyers yesterday said he would vigorously defend any claim filed against him in the hate mail saga now playing out between the Opposition politician and Government minister Daryl Vaz, and pointedly told Vaz's attorney that it is his client who has defamed Campbell.
- This Day In History — November 12Today is the 316th day of 2019. There are 49 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT2011: A chorus of Handel's Alleluia rings out as Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Italian premier, ending a tumultuous 17-year political era and setting in motion a transition aimed at bringing the country back from the brink of economic crisis. OTHER EVENTS
- Church leader wants good working conditions for security forcesMONTEGO BAY, St James — President of the West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Pastor Glen Samuels has urged the Government to ensure that working conditions under which members of the security forces operate do not add to their already stressful lives.
- Today's Horoscope — November 12, 2019HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, November 12, 2019: This year, you can easily see the pros and cons of situations. You will appreciate the logic behind some very different ideas. It may be difficult to make a decision as you see the viability of many perspectives. If single, you might want to date a while before […]
- No room for mismanagement, Charles Jr warns NWC, NWAMINISTER without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, yesterday put several government agencies on notice that the Andrew Holness-led Administration will not tolerate the “mismanagement” of projects.
- JLP expresses remorse at Douglas Vaz's deathFORMER Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Minister of Industry and Commerce (1980-1989) Douglas Vaz died peacefully in his sleep at his Kingston home yesterday morning.Vaz, who was 83 years old, is the father of Government Minister Daryl Vaz, who is a minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation and Member of […]
- Family mourns brutal killing of vendor, mother of threeTHE brutal killing of 42-year-old Denise Lindsey, a vendor of an East Street address in Kingston, has left her three children and common-law husband in mourning.According to a report from the Corporate Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, Lindsey was walking along East Queen Street last week Monday when she was pounced upon by […]
- Wendell Stewart remembered as 'a servant of the people'FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Former Trelawny Northern Member of Parliament (MP) Wendell “Bull Bull” Stewart, who died at his home here yesterday morning, is being remembered as “truly a servant of the people”.Yesterday, sitting MP Victor Wright said Stewart “made life-changing decisions so he could serve”.
- 'It's wonderful'Residents of Ginger House in east Portland are expressing satisfaction following the installation of a new swing bridge.The $7.1-million bridge was officially opened last Wednesday by Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie.
- Video - Deaf haven: congregants happy for SDA space where they feel connectedREALISING that there was a significant need for a church that caters to people with disabilities, the Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (SDA) launched its Deaf Church in Portmore, St Catherine.Four years on, the congregation continues to grow, moving from eight members to 30. Overall, the church caters to some 75 with an average, […]
- PM says no new loans from ChinaPRIME Minister Andrew Holness, who returned to the island yesterday after an eight-day working visit to China, has said cooperation on infrastructure development with that country will continue, but without any new loan programmes.
- Vaz vows to defend himself as dad taught himTHOUGH mourning the death of his father Douglas Vaz, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz has vowed to hold those believed to be involved in a campaign to smear his name accountable.