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  • Immigration Corner | What is the maximum amount of money I can take to Canada?
    on April 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

    I am planning to apply for permanent residence under the express entry programme as a federal skilled worker. I was told that I will need to show that I have about CAD$12,000 in my bank account. I don't quite have that much yet, but I will soon. Is... […]

  • Immigration Corner | When can I reapply for a visa?
    on April 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Good day Mrs Huntington:My visitor visa was cancelled by Border Patrol while I was attempting to catch a connecting flight from Texas to Chicago about two years ago. Border Patrol believed I was entering the USA for work purposes, and because of... […]

  • Immigration Corner | Help for the Windrush Generation
    on April 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Dear Mr Bassie:I am sure that you have noticed all the recent media attention surround-ing the immigration problems that have been experienced by some persons who have been classified as being part of the 'Windrush Generation' of British residents.... […]

  • Gov't earmarks $9m to strengthen National Air Quality Management Programme
    on April 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

    The Government will be spending $9 million this year to strengthen the National Air Quality Manage-ment Programme.The money will be used to, among other things, expand Jamaica's monitoring regime and build technical capacity to further bolster and... […]

  • Growth & Jobs | Government aims to attract more sport events with ... Improved stadia
    on April 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

    The Government is set to begin work on the Stadium East track at the National Stadium, as it commences its three- to five-year development plan for the National and Trelawny Multi-purpose stadia.Speaking recently at the launch of the JN Racers Grand... […]

  • Growth & Jobs | Professionals urged to plan prudently for retirement
    on April 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Sharon Smith, senior manager at JN Bank with responsibility for the JN Individual Retirement Scheme (JNRS), is urging professionals to prudently manage their money to ensure they are prepared for retirement."Proper money management practices are an... […]

  • Growth & Jobs | Manufacturers offering Jamaican products in new and exciting ways
    by Jodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer on April 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

    A decision to branch out in the United States market with their canned ackee and callaloo is an initiative Junior Williams believes will contribute to exponential growth in Jamaica.Speaking with The Gleaner during the staging of Expo Jamaica 2018,... […]

  • British government promises to formalise status of Windrush generation
    on April 23, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    LONDON, Apr 23, CMC – The British government Monday said Commonwealth nationals, including those from the Caribbean, who came to Britain between 1948 and 1973 would have their status formalised following the controversy that erupted over the... […]

  • Bartlett projects doubling Latin American tourist arrivals by 2021
    on April 23, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett is projecting a near doubling of Latin American tourists visiting Jamaica by 2021 to about 60,000. This follows a series of engagements with senior executives of Latam and Copa, the two leading airlines in... […]

  • Several dead, injured in Toronto after driver runs van into pedestrians
    on April 23, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    TORONTO (AP) — A van apparently jumped onto a sidewalk Monday at a busy intersection in Toronto and struck down pedestrians before the vehicle was found and the driver taken into custody, Canadian police said. Authorities said at least seven... […]

  • Gov't to spend $9M to strengthen National Air Quality Management Programme
    on April 23, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    The Government will be spending $9 million this year to strengthen the National Air Quality Management Programme with the money being used to, among other things, expand Jamaica’s monitoring regime and build technical capacity to further... […]

  • Man who shot and killed four at a Waffle House restaurant arrested
    on April 23, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The suspect in an attack that killed four people at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee was arrested Monday not far from his apartment, police said. Authorities had mounted a massive manhunt for 29-year-old Travis... […]

  • The Centre For Reparation Research wants justice for the Windrush Generation
    on April 23, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    The Centre for Reparation Research says that the Windrush generation crisis demonstrates the failure of the United Kingdom to face its responsibilities as a former colonial power. In a statement, The Centre called for a full investigation into the... […]

  • Woman drowns in Portland
    by Gareth Davis Snr on April 23, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    The body of an unidentified female was fished from the sea near Foreshore Road in Port Antonio this morning by a team from the Portland Municipal Corporation. The woman, who was wearing black underwear and brassier, was pronounced dead at hospital... […]

  • UN expresses concern at Trinidad's deportation of Venezuelan asylum seekers
    on April 23, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr 23, CMC – The United Nations has expressed concern that a number of Venezuelans who had sought asylum in Trinidad and Tobago had been deported to the South American country over the weekend. “The United... […]

  • NWC prosecutes 25 delinquent customers over outstanding bills
    on April 23, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that it prosecuted 25 delinquent customers between January and March. The NWC says the customers had outstanding balances totalling over $3,000,000. The agency says the recovery activities, which... […]

  • Grenada to hold another CCJ referendum
    on April 23, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Apr. 23, CMC – The Ministry of Legal Affairs is preparing to conduct another referendum on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) – two years after the electorate voted to reject the Trinidad-based court as... […]

  • Cosby defence blocked from using deposition; retrial nears end
    on April 23, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jurors in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial won’t hear old deposition testimony from a confidante of his chief accuser, a judge ruled Monday, dealing a blow to his lawyers’ effort to undermine her... […]

  • Government ensuring that Cornwall Hospital is fully restored, says Chang
    on April 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang says the Government is making every effort in ensuring that the 400-bed Cornwall Regional Hospital is fully rehabilitated.He said that when completed, the facility, located in St James, will be a genuine... […]

  • Jamaica to develop bunkering industry
    on April 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague says the Government is to aggressively pursue the development of Jamaica's bunkering industry. This, he said, will be done through the facilitation of investment and ensuring that the necessary... […]