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Radford Says WI Aiming To Capitalize

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (WICB) -- West Indies batting coach Toby Radford said Thursday the regional side would try to make home advantage count in the upcoming Twenty20 series against Pakistan, as they attempted to make amends for their dismal showing...

Brathwaite, Hope Dominate Jaguars

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (WICB) -- Test batsman Kraigg Brathwaite carved out his 18th first class hundred to surpass 7 000 first class runs as Barbados Pride dominated leaders Guyana Jaguars on the opening day of their eighth round game here Thursday...

El Sol Comienza A Brillar En La Electricidad De Cuba

GUANTÁNAMO (IPS) -- Un camino polvoriento conduce al Parque Solar Fotovoltaico Santa Teresa, en la periferia del sur de la ciudad de Guantánamo, en el oriente cubano.

CDP Party Chair To Run For GT North Seat

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) -- Theresa “Tessa” Bodden has been confirmed as the Cayman Democratic Party (CDP) candidate for George Town North.

Prospect Shake-Up As Candidates Come And Go

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) -- Allan Wagner, who was for several weeks the only candidate running in Prospect, has pulled out of the race because he doesn’t think he has the support he needs.

Kilpatrick’s Stay Extended By Foreign Office

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) -- Helen Kilpatrick was expected to end her tour as the Cayman Islands governor this September but her office released a sort statement Thursday saying she would be staying on for another six months until March 2018...

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) -- Members of the Legislative Assembly briefly stopped their political wrangling yesterday as they came together for a moment of silence at the premier’s request to show their empathy for the victims of Wednesday’s...

EIA Needed For Beachrock Removal

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CNS) -- The Dart subsidiary wanting to dig up over 1,200 feet of beachrock from Seven Mile Beach must carry out a comprehensive environmental impact assessment before technical experts will offer advice on the issue to...

Health Ministry Launches Sealant Programme For Children

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Ministry of Health launched its National Sealant Programme on March 21, at the Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston. The programme aims to provide access to preventative oral and dental care for primary- and basic-school...

PM Announces HOPE Project

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Tuesday (March 21), announced the launch of the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) programme during his 2017/18 Budget Debate presentation in Gordon House. The...

Enterprise Team To Lead Development Of Logistics Centre

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has declared the development of Jamaica as a premier international logistics centre to be a national project. He has appointed an Enterprise Team to be responsible for assessing...

More Space For BPO Operations

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Work is under way by the Port Authority of Jamaica and the Factories Corporation to construct more than 250,000 square feet of new purpose-built space and to retrofit an additional 50,000 square feet of existing buildings for...

Lands Identified For Construction Of Logistics Facilities

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government has identified strategically located parcels of land for the construction of facilities that will further develop logistics operations in the country.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, said the lands will...

Renewable Energy For CAPS

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Universal Service Fund (USF) will be conducting a review of some of the existing Community Access Point (CAP) facilities, with the aim of adding renewable energy to reduce the operating costs. “We have done research and our...

Education Act To Be Amended To Prohibit Corporal Punishment

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government is to amend the Education Act to explicitly prohibit corporal punishment in schools. This was stated by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, while making his contribution to the 2017/18 Budget Debate in the...

Government To Apologise

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government is to formally apologise to the victims of state-inflicted violence that occurred in the communities of Coral Gardens in April 1963 and Tivoli Gardens in May 2010. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, made...

Crash Hotspots To Be Given Special Attention

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says instructions have been given to the National Works Agency (NWA) to implement safety measures to reduce accidents in crash hotspots. “We have given a policy nod to the use of...

Aggressive Reforestation Programme To Be Undertaken

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government is working to ensure that the island’s forest reserves are increased and preserved through an “aggressive” reforestation programme. Specific focus will be placed on closed broadleaf forests which have been...

NHT To Provide 8,000 New Loans Valued At $17.8 Billion

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has announced that the National Housing Trust (NHT) plans to write more than 8,000 new loans at a value of $17.8 billion for the 2017/18 financial year, as it unveils increased...

Jamaicans Urged To Appreciate Work Of JCF Members

KINGSTON (JIS) -- National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, has urged the nation to be more appreciative of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) role in safeguarding the country’s security. He made the call while speaking at the...

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