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Crime observatory gets $16.7m 9:55 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Crime Observatory (JCO) Enhancement Project is being further strengthened through injection of $16.7 million by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF). Read More

China virus death toll jumps to 25 with 830 confirmed cases 8:25 pm
BEIJING, China (AFP) — The death toll in China's viral outbreak has risen to 25, with the number of confirmed cases also leaping to 830, the national health commission said on Friday.The body said authorities also were examining 1,072 suspected cases of the virus.... Read More

Spanish hoteliers commit support for local products 8:04 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — Owners and senior executives of the largest hotels and resorts in Jamaica under the Inverotel umbrella, an association representing Spanish hoteliers, have committed to expanding their purchasing and support for local products and services.... Read More

Woman fatally stabs MoBay man over phone 7:08 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — A man was stabbed to death in Cambridge, Montego Bay, St James yesterday, the police are reporting.He has been identified as Owen Dickson of Tank Road, Cambridge in the parish.... Read More

Scorpions reeling on 53-6 in reply to Pride's 219

Thursday, January, 23 2020 7:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Fast bowler Chemar Holder was in irrepressible mood on Thursday to leave Jamaica Scorpions reeling on 53-6 in response Barbados Pride's 219 in the regional four-day cricket match at Sabina Park in Kingston. Read More

US investigating second suspected case of Chinese virus

Thursday, January, 23 2020 6:29 pm    

HOUSTON, United States (AFP) — Authorities in Texas are investigating a second suspected case on US soil of a deadly Chinese virus, namely a college student who had recently returned from the city at the heart of the outbreak, officials said Thursday. Read More

GeoTechVision claims for damages arising from terminated Tablets in School contract

Thursday, January, 23 2020 6:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — GeoTechVision says it has instructed its attorneys to make a formal claim on e‐Learning Jamaica for loss and damages arising from the termination of the contract for the Tablets in Schools Programme after a court decision today to deny the application for a court... Read More

All set for dengue clean up, says Grange

Thursday, January, 23 2020 5:34 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, says she is satisfied with the preparatory work for the three-day national dengue clean-up which begins on Friday. Read More

UPDATE: Taxi that mowed down policeman caught on camera

Thursday, January, 23 2020 5:14 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police say have positively identified the vehicle that mowed down a policeman this morning in New Kingston.The vehicle, a black Toyota Wish with licence plate PJ 6379, was captured on CCTV technology, the police have reported. Read More

Steven Gooden re-elected JSDA president

Thursday, January, 23 2020 5:09 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — In its Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday, January 21, the Jamaica Securities Dealers Association (JSDA)  re-elected Steven Gooden, chief executive officer of NCB Capital Markets Limited (NCBCM), as president for a third year. Read More

Forex: J$140.56 to one US dollar

Thursday, January, 23 2020 5:06 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, January 23 ended trading at J$140.56 down by one cent, according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary.  Read More

841 acres of cocoa in St Mary treated for Frosty Pod Rot

Thursday, January, 23 2020 4:43 pm    

ST MARY, Jamaica — Approximately 841 acres of cocoa in St Mary have been treated under the Frosty Pod Rot Management Programme. Read More

Coastguard seize over 4000 pounds of ganja in Clarendon

Thursday, January, 23 2020 4:20 pm    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — Members of the Jamaica Defence Force coastguard seized over 4000 pounds of compressed ganja off the coast of Portland Cottage in Clarendon yesterday. Read More

Democrats focus day 2 of trial on Trump's 'dangerous' abuse

Thursday, January, 23 2020 4:00 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — House Democrats declared that “no president” has ever abused power the way Donald Trump did in his Ukraine dealings as they opened their second day of arguments Thursday in the historic impeachment trial in the US Senate. Read More

PNP says Transparency International's latest ranking confirms Jamaica's image of rampant corruption

Thursday, January, 23 2020 3:34 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) says Jamaica's four-point plunge in the most recent Transparency International corruption perception index is of serious concern and must be understood in the context of the “rampant and relentless theft of public funds across... Read More


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