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2014-2020 will mark lowest growth in the region – ECLAC 7:10 am

SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) – The Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says the 2014-2020 period will mark the lowest growth in the region in the last seven decades, and that the economic overview in 2019 is occurring in a “particularly complex... Read More

Civil Service Assc donates $400K to four health facilities 9:48 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Civil Service Association (JSCA), today (December 12), donated $100,000 each to four health facilities from the proceeds of the JSCA's Centenary Charity Grand Prix 5K Run/Walk.... Read More

#UKvotes: First results show Tories steal Labour seats in north 9:17 pm
LONDON, England—The first handful of results to be declared in Britain’s election are showing a surge in support for the Conservatives in northern England seats where Labour has long been dominant.... Read More

Security guard shot dead in Stony Hill, St Andrew 8:55 pm
ST ANDREW, Jamaica —  A security guard was  shot dead by unknown assailants in Stony Hill, St Andrew yesterday, the police have reported.Dead is 33-year-old Albert Joseph, otherwise called 'Cho Cho', of Old Golden Spring Road in the parish.... Read More

Aussie Brabazon takes up CWI coaching role

Thursday, December, 12 2019 8:10 pm    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Cricket West Indies has appointed Australian Chris Brabazon as its first-ever coach education manager, a move aimed at “producing world-class players” for the international sides. Read More

Gov't providing financial support to family of slain footballer Tarania Clarke

Thursday, December, 12 2019 7:44 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, said today that the Government is giving substantial financial support to the family of slain national football player, Tarania Clarke. Read More

Gov't continuing work to reduce squatting —Chang

Thursday, December, 12 2019 7:12 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — National Security Minister, Dr Horace Chang, says the Government continues to take proactive steps to tackle the pervasive issue of squatting, across Jamaica. Read More

JPS, NWC still not notifying customers about planned outages — OUR

Thursday, December, 12 2019 6:29 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) says the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) and the National Water Commission (NWC) continue to underperform in service standards which require them to notify customers about planned outages. Read More

#UKvotes: Exit poll projects Johnson's Conservatives likely to win

Thursday, December, 12 2019 5:17 pm    

LONDON, England — An exit poll in Britain's election projects that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party likely will win a majority of seats in Parliament. Read More

Forex: J$134.51 to one US dollar

Thursday, December, 12 2019 5:11 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The US dollar on Thursday, December 12 ended trading at J$134.51 down by 5 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary. Read More

Virgin Islands praise Jamaica's NCEL for training of principals

Thursday, December, 12 2019 4:53 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) in the Virgin Islands (VI), Carolyn Stoutt Igwe, has praised the work of Jamaica's National College for Educational Leadership (NCEL) in training school leaders in the territories. Read More

48 companies to receive export development support

Thursday, December, 12 2019 4:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Export Max III partners JAMPRO, the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), and the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) have selected 48 companies for the export development programme. Read More

Dengue remains widespread in Manchester

Thursday, December, 12 2019 4:04 pm    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Health officials say dengue remains a major problem in this south-central parish. Read More

PNP's Jackson extends sympathy to families of Dover shooting

Thursday, December, 12 2019 1:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica—People's National Party (PNP) shadow minster of national security Fitz Jackson has extended sympathy to the families of the four murder victims and the five wounded in the vicious gun attack on citizens in Dover, St Catherine on Tuesday night. Read More

Private sector groups urge political parties to make crime priority

Thursday, December, 12 2019 12:51 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), and the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) are calling for the leadership of the nation's political parties to keep their teams focused on a collaborative... Read More


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