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Feb. 26 (UPI) — A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea early Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said — killing at least three people. The earthquake occurred at a depth of nearly 21 miles, the USGS said. Initial reports estimated the earthquake’s magnitude at 8.0, but the figure was later downgraded. It occurred in Papua New […]

Residents said they heard “a big thud, like an earthquake” at the time of the blast in Hinckley Road at about 19:00 GMT on Sunday. Five other people remain in hospital, one in a critical condition, Leicestershire Police said. Supt Shane O’Neill said police believe there may be more people unaccounted for and rescue efforts […]

Guyana is considering the Trinidad and Tobago model of the Electronic Single Window (ESW) to fast-track the processing of imports and exports instead of waiting days, under a project being facilitated by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). With financing from South Korea, the hemispheric bank on Wednesday brought together stakeholders from the Ministry of Foreign […]

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is collaborating with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in observing Jamaica Day 2018 on Friday next, under the theme, “Celebrating Jamaica: Nurturing our Cultural and Natural Heritage”. Schools island-wide will be engaged in a number of activities to highlight the theme, share […]

(JIS) The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is working on building a framework for Kingston to fully operate as a musical economic zone. This was disclosed by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, during a reggae month reception on the lawns of Jamaica House on February 20. “Having received the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, […]

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AFP) — Thirty years after the Jamaican men’s bobsleigh team took the world by storm at the 1988 Calgary Olympics, it was the turn of a hardy trio of women from the tiny Caribbean island to launch themselves down an icy chute at breakneck speeds at the Pyeonchang Games. “Cool Runnings” the […]

The “Queen Of Stage” landed a role in the hit VH1 reality series when the cast took a trip to Jamaica last month for vacation in Montego Bay. In a snippet uploaded online, the “Needle Eye” deejay can be seen greeting a few of the ladies at the airport, they then proceeded to take welcome shots […]

Designers from across the Caribbean will participate in the first ever Commonwealth Fashion Exchange in the United Kingdom. The designers will be among a group of selected designers from across The Commonwealth who will come together, for the first time, to showcase a wealth of design and artisan fashion talent across its 52 countries. Caribbean designers invited […]

JAMAICA’S leading information technology magnate Douglas Halsall still has a little way yet to complete his current fixation, which is to fully digitalise operations at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Mona. But he has already moved on to his next inclination, which is to start the Caribbean’s first major Internet retailer business, […]

The contentious bank fees bill has been dumped, at least for now, but even in its aftermath, Archbishop of Kingston Kenneth Richards has labelled as “wicked”, the practice of many financial institutions pulling money from persons’ accounts under the guise of special fees. He was speaking at a service yesterday, at St Anne’s Roman Catholic […]


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