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Weekly Round-up: Weekly Round-up: UK deportation row… 3-day extension of school year … Cop chopped 7:01 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday apologised for the anxiety caused to Caribbean leaders after her Government threatened to deport some of the hundreds of thousands of people who emigrated to Britain from the region in the 1950s and 1960s. Read More

Organic tampons, cups no safer against toxic shock — study 9:40 pm
TAMPA, United States (AFP) — Organic cotton tampons are often advertised as safer alternatives, but a study Friday said they are not better than regular tampons at preventing toxic shock syndrome.... Read More

Grange hails Racers Grand Prix 9:22 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, is lauding the staging of the annual Jamaica National (JN) Racers Grand Prix, noting that it is helping to establish Jamaica as a premier venue for international sports.... Read More

Fire damages classrooms at St Mary High; MP appeals for help with repairs 8:44 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two classrooms and a multimedia centre were damaged at the St Mary High School this morning, disclosed People's National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for Central St Mary Dr Morais Guy, as he appealed for help with rebuilding efforts.... Read More

Farah faces tough exam in London Marathon

Friday, April, 20 2018 8:34 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British track legend Mo Farah had few peers in distance championship running but he may find a few better than him on the road in Sunday's London Marathon. Read More

Commonwealth agrees on new guidelines for observing elections

Friday, April, 20 2018 8:09 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — Commonwealth leaders have agreed on new guidelines for observing elections within the 53-member grouping including taking into account the freedom of the campaign and the balance and tone of the media coverage. Read More

North Korea's Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests

Friday, April, 20 2018 7:45 pm    

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — North Korea will carry out no more nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile tests and will shut down its atomic test site, it said Saturday in a move immediately welcomed by US President Donald Trump. Read More

Gov't protecting consumers from substandard goods — Shaw

Friday, April, 20 2018 7:19 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, says Jamaica remains vigilant in protecting consumers from the influx of substandard goods in the marketplace. Read More

Unidentified man shot dead in car

Friday, April, 20 2018 6:49 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police are probing the shooting death of an unidentified man, who was found slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle on Brenton Drive in Charlton, Kingston this evening. Read More

PHOTO: Narrow escape

Friday, April, 20 2018 6:11 pm    

Three people escaped serious injuries this afternoon after a billboard located at the Gulf Stream Texaco on Half-Way-Tree Road fell on the two vehicles they were seated in.The sign came crashing down on the parked vehicles about 2:35 pm.More information later. Read More

Shooting at Florida school as students stage walkout

Friday, April, 20 2018 5:52 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Students demanding tougher gun laws walked out of classes across the United States on Friday, the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School which left 13 people dead. Read More

Forex: J$125.19 to one US dollar

Friday, April, 20 2018 5:35 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, April 20, ended trading at J$125.19 down by 18 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Two women fined $110k after assaulting customs official

Friday, April, 20 2018 5:17 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two female travellers have been fined a sum of $110,000 following their disorderly behaviour at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston recently, the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) has revealed.  Read More

Carreras commends police for $5m cigarette bust

Friday, April, 20 2018 3:32 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Leading cigarette distributor Carreras Limited has commended the police for their efforts in seizing a quantity of illegal cigarettes, estimated to value $5 million, in Clarendon yesterday. Read More

Education minister expects improvement in Math results

Friday, April, 20 2018 3:26 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Education, Youth & Information, Senator Ruel Reid, is hopeful about an improvement in the results from students who sit Mathematics in external examinations at both the primary and secondary levels. Read More


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