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Gov't reviewing National Oil Spill Plan 8:27 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government is in the process of reviewing and updating the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan in order to ensure that the country can effectively respond to such an incident. Read More

Sandals Foundation invests over $3m in Correctional Centres' educational programme 7:52 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica —†Sandals Foundation†has made just under $3.2 million in technological upgrades to improve the educational and skills training tools used by inmates at the island's adult correctional centres.... Read More

12-y-o Ameika Francis of Ocho Rios missing 7:33 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — An Ananda Alert has been activated for 12-year-old Ameika Francis, a student of Pimento Walk district, Ocho Rios in St Ann, who has been missing since Monday, October 14.Ameika is of dark complexion, slim build and is about five feet tall.... Read More

Holness and Phillips start discussions on National Anti-Crime Strategy 7:15 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips jointly confirmed in Parliament this afternoon that they have started discussions on cooperation on a national anti-crime strategy.... Read More

Two men fined for more than 1000 outstanding traffic tickets

Tuesday, October, 15 2019 6:47 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two men have been fined for cumulatively having more than ten traffic warrants and over 1000 outstanding traffic tickets after appearing before the Traffic Court today. Read More

Haiti President breaks silence, says will not resign

Tuesday, October, 15 2019 6:18 pm    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — President Jovenel MoÔse broke his silence Tuesday and said it would be irresponsible for him to resign amid Haiti's unrest, which has entered a fifth week of deadly protests that have paralyzed the economy and shuttered schools. Read More

Forex: J$137.80 to one US dollar

Tuesday, October, 15 2019 5:44 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, October 15 ended trading at J$137.80, up by 61 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary. Read More

Gov't signs contract with China Harbour for construction of 1650 houses in St Catherine

Tuesday, October, 15 2019 5:35 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government through the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) and China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) this morning (October 15) signed $9.5 billion in contracts for the construction of 1650 houses at Catherine Estates in St Catherine. Read More

There will be no whitewashing of corruption scandals, PNP tells Holness

Tuesday, October, 15 2019 4:52 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica –†The People’s National Party (PNP) has accused Prime Minister Andrew Holness of attempting to score political points, using the latest developments in the Ruel Reid/CMU corruption scandal to extricate himself from “the thickening web of maladministration and... Read More

Hundreds of St Mary children receive free eye exams

Tuesday, October, 15 2019 4:35 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Hundreds of children from St Mary have benefited from free eye examinations at vision clinics staged by the Issa Trust Foundation. Read More

JTB appoints Connect Worldwide for Japan market

Tuesday, October, 15 2019 4:05 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) announced today that it has selected Connect Worldwide (CWW Japan) to represent Jamaica in the Japanese market.According to CWW Japan, Connect Worldwide is the fastest growing global travel representation company. Read More

Westmoreland man hit by minibus, dies

Tuesday, October, 15 2019 3:17 pm    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica— A Westmoreland man died yesterday after being hit by a Toyota Coaster bus on the Lindos Hill main road in the parish.The police say that at 6:17 pm, Derrick Hall of Logwood district was walking along the roadway when he was hit. Read More

Two men on firearm charges in Kingston and Ocho Rios

Tuesday, October, 15 2019 3:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two men have been charged in relation to the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in two separate incidents over the past week. Read More

UPDATE: Patterson to undergo surgery tomorrow for hip, knee injuries

Tuesday, October, 15 2019 2:05 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson is to undergo surgery at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) tomorrow for injuries to his right knee and hip. Read More

Man shot dead, another injured in St Thomas

Tuesday, October, 15 2019 1:37 pm    

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — Two men were shot, one fatally, in Poor Man's Corner in Yallahs, St Thomas last night.The deceased has been identified as 37-year-old Carlton Holding of Pensie Lane in the parish. Read More


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