North America

  • Downtown Montego Bay Businesses Badly Affected By Flood

    RJR News /   Members of the business community in downtown Montego Bay, St. James are evaluating their losses following Wednesday’s massive flooding during heavy rains. The downpour caused major gullies in the city to overflow their banks, leaving roads and several buildings flooded. Stores, supermarkets, banks, offices and gas stations were inundated. T’Shura Gibbs,…

  • Blind Cuban girl needs laptop to learn English, study braille

    MiamiHerald / In Cuba, the darkness that surrounded 15-year-old Katherine Sanchez was more than just physical – it was emotional. Blind since birth, Katherine endured first the medical shortcomings that led to her loss of sight, then the academic deficiencies of her country that led to a disjointed education, and finally the emotional abuse of…

  • Blind Cuban girl needs laptop to learn English, study braille

    MiamiHerald / In Cuba, the darkness that surrounded 15-year-old Katherine Sanchez was more than just physical – it was emotional. Blind since birth, Katherine endured first the medical shortcomings that led to her loss of sight, then the academic deficiencies of her country that led to a disjointed education, and finally the emotional abuse of…

  • Tragic deaths shape life of budding star safety at Columbus

    MiamiHerald / Football coaches don’t often regard sophomores as their most pivotal players. But Courtney Holmes, a strong safety on the Columbus football team, isn’t your typical 10th grader. “Kids don’t come by very often that have ability and want to lead,” Columbus coach Chris Merritt said. “He’s the glue of this team.” Merritt was…

  • Tragic deaths shape life of budding star safety at Columbus

    MiamiHerald / Football coaches don’t often regard sophomores as their most pivotal players. But Courtney Holmes, a strong safety on the Columbus football team, isn’t your typical 10th grader. “Kids don’t come by very often that have ability and want to lead,” Columbus coach Chris Merritt said. “He’s the glue of this team.” Merritt was…

  • The Latest: Macy's parade balloon hits tree; no injuries

    MiamiHerald / The Latest on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York (all times local): 11:25 a.m. A balloon has blown into a tree and popped at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but no one was injured. An Associated Press reporter was on hand as a gust of wind carried a candy-cane balloon into…

  • Grocery stores and restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Miami

    MiamiHerald / If you’re reading this, something in your Thanksgiving has gone terribly wrong. A guest canceled and now you’re short a green bean casserole. You woke up the morning of Thanksgiving and realized the turkey’s still frozen. You burned the gravy while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or the Vikings vs. the Lions….

  • Blind Cuban girl needs laptop to learn English, study braille

    MiamiHerald / In Cuba, the darkness that surrounded 15-year-old Katherine Sanchez was more than just physical – it was emotional. Blind since birth, Katherine endured first the medical shortcomings that led to her loss of sight, then the academic deficiencies of her country that led to a disjointed education, and finally the emotional abuse of…

  • When Hassan Whiteside sets screens the Heat plays better

    MiamiHerald / Screen setting in the NBA is often a job that doesn’t come with a lot of glory – unless the ball finds its way back to the man sacrificing his body to free up his teammate. Hassan Whiteside has often been on the rewarding end of those pick-and-roll situations, catching lobs from his…

  • Gunman kills restaurant owner and chef, leaves in waiting car

    Jamaica Gleaner / The St Ann police are searching for a lone gunman who shot and killed a restaurant owner and chef last night in Discovery Bay. Dead is 51-year-old Marlon McKnight, otherwise called Japanese, of Content district. Reports are that the deceased was among friends at a bar about 6:45 having drinks when a…

  • 90 per cent of nurses absent from work at some health facilities

    Jamaica Gleaner / The public is being urged to brace for delays in getting treatment at health facilities after only a fraction of the island’s nurses turned up for work today. President of the Nurses Association of Jamaica, Carmen Johnson, says many nurses did not turn up for work in response to the delay in settling wage negotiations…

  • Child among two killed in Trelawny shooting

    Jamaica Gleaner / An eight-year-old child and a woman are now dead following a shooting incident in Kinloss, Trelawny last evening. They have been identified as Javair Kerr Lemon and 25-year-old Annakay Williamns. Four men were also shot and injured in the incident. According to the Corporate Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the six…

  • Downtown MoBay ugly after flood rains, says mayor

    Jamaica Gleaner / Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis is advising people to avoid the western city today as workmen begin to clean up streets left in ruins by a massive flood yesterday. Videos posted on social media sites show streets covered in mud, cars piled up, roads scoured and the RIU hotel lobby under…

  • Diana McCaulay to retire from JET after 27 years

    Jamaica Gleaner / Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer The names Jamaica Environmental Trust (JET) and Diana McCaulay, its outgoing Chief Executive are extricably linked. It all began with a horrid pollution of a beach in Harbour View, almost 27 years ago that gave birth to JET. Now after so long at the helm of an organization that…

  • Authorities prepared to work day, night to ready flooded MoBay for global conference

    Jamaica Gleaner / Local authorities say they are prepared to work day and night to restore Montego Bay, St James to order following yesterday’s flood which left numerous streets and buildings under water, garbage and silt. Cars piled on each other as flood waters tossed them about and several buildings collected huge amounts of water,…

  • Bauxite Companies to Issue 355 Land Titles

    Jamaica Information / Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Mike Henry, speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on November 14. + – Photo: Adrian Walker Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Mike Henry, speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on November 14. Story Highlights Bauxite and alumina companies are to issue approximately 355 land titles by the…

  • Montego Bay Schools in Flooded Areas Should Remain Closed Today – Education Minister

    Jamaica Information / Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid. (FILE) + – Photo: JIS Photographer Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid. (FILE) Tweet Education Minister, Senator Ruel Reid is advising that schools in the Montego Bay, St James area that were affected by yesterday’s severe flooding should…

  • Permanent Secretary Calls on Jamaicans to Eat Local Foods

    Jamaica Information / Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry, addresses the 14th staging of the Eat Jamaican Day exposition held on the grounds of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs Headquarters in St. Andrew on November 22. + – Photo: Adrian Walker Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce,…

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  • Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio

    Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio   El gobierno del Presidente Donald Trump pidió anoche a la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. que restablezca la prohibición temporal de viaje al país desde seis naciones de mayoría musulmana, luego de que fuera bloqueada por tribunales inferiores que la consideraron discriminatoria. Para decidir si se…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

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