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Zero tolerance for jet-ski operators ignoring regulations -- TPDCo

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- The Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) has indicated its zero tolerance approach to private and commercial jet-ski operators who refuse to adhere to the regulations governing the industry. “You can only operate if you are commercially registered, otherwise ... Read More

GSAT top performers awarded J$400k bursaries by JTA
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Students who excelled in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), have been ... Read More

23-y-o accused female lottery scammer gets bail extended
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A 23-year-old student, accused of swindling over US$4,000 from several United S ... Read More

Jamaica's Kemar Bailey-Cole (R) powers to victory ahead of Saint Kitts and Nevis' Antoine Adams (L) and Jamaica's Jason Livermore (C) in the men's 100m athletics event at Hampden Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on July 28, 2014. Nickel Ashmeade won the bronze medal in the same event.   ONLINE PHOTOS: GOLD MEDAL RUN BY KEMAR BAILEY COLE
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FOREX: $112.82 to one US dollar

Monday, July 28, 2014 5:13 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The US dollar on Monday, July 28, ended trading at J$112.82 down five cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar closed at J$104.68 down from J$104.89 while the British pound ended trading at J$191.41 down from J$192.08. Read More

Female suicide bomber kills three in Nigeria blast

Monday, July 28, 2014 4:55 PM    

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — A woman blew herself up at a petrol station in northern Nigeria on Monday, killing three people in one of three suicide bombings by females in Kano in two days, police said. The woman was in line with other women, all wearing traditional northern Nigerian dresses and long Muslim headscarves, waiting to buy kerosene for cooking when she set off the bomb, said Tijjani Isa, an attendant at the station. "I was nearby the queue when I heard a heavy loud (noise)," he said. ... Read More

GOLD! GOLD! GOLD! Kemar Bailey Cole strikes in 100m

Monday, July 28, 2014 3:54 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s Kemar Bailey Cole won the Commonwealth Games 100m a short while ago in 10.00 ahead of UK’s rising star Adam Gemili. Nickel Ashmeade also of Jamaica was third in 10.16.It was the Racer’s Track Club member's first personal gold medal at a major athletic championship. Nickel Ashmeade wins the bronze medal. MORE TO COME! Read More

Gold medal extra special because it’s a record, says Richards

Monday, July 28, 2014 3:51 PM    

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GLASGOW, Scotland --- O'Dayne Richards says his gold medal win in the men's shot put was special because he did it in a National and Commonwealth Games record of 21.61 metres. "It is special because I did it in a national and games' record. "I am just giving God the glory right now," he said after his victory lap around Hampden Park here. Richards, a devout Christian, said the key to his success was that he decided to keep "my composure and it's all or nothing". It's the first shot put gold ... Read More

SILVER for VCB in 100m

Monday, July 28, 2014 3:35 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Veronica Campbell Brown earned Jamaica’s second silver medal a short while ago at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Scotland currently taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. Kerron Stewart claimed the bronze medal. MORE TO COME! Read More

Japan to provide US15m climate change aid to Caribbean countries

Monday, July 28, 2014 3:26 PM    

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Japan is providing US$15 million to help several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries cope with the impact of climate change. The “Project for Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership” will help Guyana, Grenada, Jamaica, Suriname, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia, Dominica and Belize build the capacity to cope with climate change. The agreement was signed on the margins of the first ever Japan-CARICOM summit here on Monday that was ... Read More

INDECOM gets 8 cops convicted for failing to comply in fatal shooting hearing

Monday, July 28, 2014 3:22 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Eight police officers who were brought before the court by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) for failing to comply with a lawful request of the Commission have been found guilty. Senior Resident Magistrate, Georgiana Fraser handed down the verdict in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court at approximately midday. The police officers are:  Orrette Williamson, Gerville Williams, Francis Rennalls, Devon Noble, David Hutchinson, Petro G ... Read More

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Three Jamaicans through to women’s 400m final

Monday, July 28, 2014 2:58 PM    

GLASGOW, Scotland --- Jamaica's Stephanie McPherson, Christine Day and Novlene Williams-Mills all progressed to the final of the women's 400m due later Monday. McPherson clocked 50.69, Day 51.04 and Williams-Mills 50.73. Read More



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