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Forex: J$135.65 to one US dollar5:09 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, September 20 ended trading at J$135.65, down by 55 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading... Read More

PPV operators with nearly 1,500 outstanding tickets arrested4:42 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Three public passenger vehicle (PPV) operators with a combined total of 1,489 outstanding traffic tickets have been arrested for breaches of the Road...... Read More

Revised opening, closing hours for businesses in St Catherine, Clarendon SOE4:34 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are advising residents and business operators in Clarendon and St Catherine that in light of the State of Public Emergency (SOE) currently...... Read More

Halls Delight to Robertsfield roadway to be closed for repairs 4:15 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising the public that a section of the Halls Delight to Robertsfield roadway in St Andrew will be closed...... Read More

Over 500 people volunteer to cleanup Barmouth Beach 4:13 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — More than 500 volunteers have committed to clean up Barmouth Beach in St Catherine in celebration of International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICCD) on...... Read More

Facebook suspends 'tens of thousands' of apps in privacy review 1:57 pm
SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Facebook said Friday it suspended "tens of thousands" of apps on its platform as a result of its review on privacy practices launched...... Read More

Man accused of pointing gun at another to face court Wednesday 1:53 pm
MANCHESTER, Jamaica — A Manchester man is set to face the court next week on a charge of assault at common law following accusations that he pointed a firearm at another...... Read More

Two construction workers charged following St Thomas robbery12:56 pm
ST THOMAS, Jamaica— Two construction workers were charged following the robbery of a female on Belvedere main road in Morant Bay, St Thomas on Saturday, June...... Read More

NEWS

Near tragedy at Manchester Parish Court

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — There was near tragedy during yesterday's sitting of the Manchester Parish Court, which is hearing evidence in the municipal... Read More

Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead
TEXAS, USA (AP) — Emergency workers used boats yesterday to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by flood waters,...... Read More

Police get 80 new motor bikes
THE Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) got a big boost yesterday with the handing over of 80 motorcycles at the Police...... Read More

PNP worried about weak growth, increase in poverty
THE Opposition People's National Party (PNP) says while it is pleased that Jamaica has completed its IMF programme after six and a half years spanning two political...... Read More

SPORT

Disappointing run!

Jamaica Tallawahs fell even further behind in the race for a Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) play-off spot as they signed off their disappointing home leg of the... Read More

Coach Tashana Vincent among four from the Americas short-listed as 'Future Stars' by Arsenal, WorldRemit
WorldRemit, digital money transfer service, has announced Jamaica's Tashana Vincent, coach at Ballaz International and St Hugh's Preparatory School, Kingston, has been...... Read More

LIFESPAN Spring Water to host long distance swim clinic
LIFESPAN Spring Water will be hosting a swim clinic with world-class swimmers Oussama “Ous” Mellouli from Tunisia and Aruban stalwart Danielle Van Den Berg...... Read More

England's Rose, Supreme Soul to highlight today’s co-features
All eyes will be on two rising stars among their peers, England's Rose and Supreme Soul, as they blaze the trail in their respective trophy races on a good-looking...... Read More

BUSINESS

IMF/Gov't agree that JISCO/Alpart closure clouds short-term economic growth

In an otherwise promising outlook for the post Precautionary Stand-By Arrangement (PSBA) with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Jamaica's short... Read More

JMMB eyes $9 billion profit margins over the next 3-4 years
The Jamaica Money Market Group (JMMB) has disclosed that with all the success that they have been reaping over the last five financial years;...... Read More

Embrace outward migration and free up vacancies for skilled foreign nationals – JMEA president
President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), Richard Pandohie is advancing the argument of Jamaica embracing outward migration as an economic...... Read More

JMMB's SME resource centre to be launched in November
With the Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) 'Resource Centre' already having a 'soft launch' some time ago, the group made the formal announcement at...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Freshaz Fete on next Saturday

SCHOOL is back in session after the long summer beak, however, that doesn't mean that the fun has stopped. The Students' Union of the Caribbean Maritime University... Read More

Krysie still mourning loss of 15-y-o sister
Singjay Krysie is still mourning the loss of her 15-year-old sister who drowned a few months ago.... Read More

A party for a cause
AS aid to Bahamian victims of Hurricane Dorian continues to trickle in, local entertainment organisation Bess' Jam Jamaica has committed to pitch...... Read More

New Queen reigns tonight
MISS Jamaica World coronation show, set the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in St Andrew this evening, will be dedicated to the memory of Aston Cooke.... Read More

COLUMNS

By the clock... or fingerprint scan

Earlier this week news reports on the use of fingerprint scanners to verify the attendance of teachers in some schools came to wide attention. Some educational... Read More

Resetting the relationship with Rasta: Doing the right thing!
As representatives, we have two main obligations: To do what is right, and to do it in the right way.... Read More

Expand Cockpit Country Protected Area
The following is written as an open letter to the editor to Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Michael Holness: ... Read More

The tasks now facing Phillips and Bunting
As I had predicted, Peter Phillips was returned as president of the People's National Party (PNP). He retained his position by a simple majority of 76...... Read More

REGIONAL

Gager urges residents to learn from Hurricane Dorian's impact on The Bahamas
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Chairman of the Trelawny Municipal Corporation (TMC) Councillor C Junior Gager says the devastation of The Bahamas from the passage...... Read More

Historic win
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Eyes Wide Shut returns to MoBay
MONTEGO BAY, St James — One of western Jamaica's most anticipated entertainment calendar event, Eyes Wide Shut All-White party, returns this year after a one-year...... Read More

EDITORIALS

The threat of lightning and the referee's whistle

Anyone who has ever seen a lush, green patch of plant life turn roasted brown a day or two after a lightning strike readily appreciates the danger posed by that weather... Read More

UN Climate Action Summit crucial to our survival
Given recent developments, even the most ardent sceptic would admit that it is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the impact of climate change...... Read More

Gov't at the mercy of the PNP with SOE
Had Mr Peter Bunting won the contest for leader of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP), the Government might have lost the continued use of the state of...... Read More

Way to go, KSAMC
A few months ago, while discussing an article by the World Bank's vice-president for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mr Axel van Trotsenburg, we renewed our advocacy...... Read More

AUTO

Petal blooms for road safety

HANOVER is known for its long stretch of white sand beaches, sugar cane, and proliferation of motorcycles. Petal Gayle, 26, is one of those motorcycle... Read More

Motorcycle workshop gets thumbs up
TARIK Kiddoe, conceptualiser of Back To Basics (BTB) motorcycle safety workshop, is pleased with the turnout of participants to last Sunday's free session held at the...... Read More

VW Amarok Canyon: Sedan of Pickups
WHEN the Volkswagen (VW) Amarok came out in 2010, the pickup market was experiencing a paradigm shift. No longer was the pickup a crude tool for commercial operation.... Read More

Jeep Jamboree
KINGSTON Industrial Garage (KIG) has a rich heritage in the Jamaica automotive sector.... Read More

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