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Weekly Round-up: PNP's Alexis sues... 40 plead guilty for reduced sentence… Ninjaman jailed 7:00 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party's (PNP) candidate for the St Mary South Eastern by-election, Dr Shane Alexis, on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Howard Chamberlain, president of the Jamaica Labour Party's youth arm, Young Jamaica, over statements questioning Alexis' studies in... Read More

October 25 is Cyber Security Awareness Day 9:44 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The public is invited to participate in Cyber Security Awareness activity day at the Police Officers' Club on Hope Road in St Andrew on October 25 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.... Read More

Amazing Dads' documentary mini-series launched 9:12 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Bureau of Gender Affairs in partnership with Men of God Against Violence and Abuse (MoGAVA), AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and the Management Institute for National Development (MIND), have launched a new mini-series entitled 'Amazing Dads' which aims to...... Read More

ODPEM seeks volunteers for Disaster Risk Management Programme 8:36 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is recruiting volunteers for its recently established National Disaster Risk Management Programme.... Read More

NWC steps up islandwide revenue recovery

Friday, October, 20 2017 8:01 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC), saying it would “much rather collect than prosecute” has stepped up its revenue recovery efforts to collect the billions owed in water bills. Read More

Favourites Windies wary of competitive hosts

Friday, October, 20 2017 7:50 pm    

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (CMC) — For the first time in some while, West Indies will enter a Test series with the title of firm favourites, when they take on minnows Zimbabwe in the opening Test of the two-match series here Saturday at Queens Sports Club. Read More

Floyd Green urges university graduates to pursue political office

Friday, October, 20 2017 7:11 pm    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica (JIS) — State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green is calling for more university graduates to pursue political office. Read More

Mobile Apps being developed to improve policing — Montague

Friday, October, 20 2017 6:38 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — National Security Minister Robert Montague says Government is developing a mobile application (App) named E-policing, that will enable members of the force to log in for their shift from a smartphone. Read More

Coach Law urges Windies to brace for Zimbabwe spin challenge

Friday, October, 20 2017 6:33 pm    

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (CMC) — Head coach Stuart Law is envisioning a trial by spin when West Indies clash in the opening Test against Zimbabwe starting here Saturday. Read More

Foreign Affairs minister calls for strengthened partnership with Europe

Friday, October, 20 2017 6:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith has called for strengthened partnership with the EU and engagement of private sector investors by EU Member States to facilitate increased trade and investment with Jamaica and the wider ACP group of... Read More

Forex: J$127.78 to one US dollar

Friday, October, 20 2017 5:41 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, October 20, ended trading at J$127.78 down by three cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Ocho Rios man pleads guilty to killing ex-girlfriend

Friday, October, 20 2017 5:23 pm    

ST ANN, Jamaica — A St Ann man who was charged for the stabbing death his ex-girlfriend in Ocho Rios last year has pleaded guilty to murder. Read More

Earthquake measuring 5.2 rocks Tobago

Friday, October, 20 2017 5:07 pm    

SCARBOROUGH, Tobago (CMC) – An earthquake, measuring 5.2 hit Tobago on Friday. There were no reports of injuries or damage on the island. Read More

57 cases disposed of on Sentence Reduction Days

Friday, October, 20 2017 5:01 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Court Management Services (CMS) has announced that 57 cases were disposed of in the Home Circuit Court, the St Catherine Circuit Court and the Gun Court, as part of the“Sentence Reduction Days” initiative over the two days October 19 and 20.  Read More

UK PM May's 'lonely' Brexit photo goes viral

Friday, October, 20 2017 4:34 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Social media on Friday mocked embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May over a photograph of her sitting alone in a room awaiting EU Brexit talks, calling it a "metaphor" for her isolated position. Read More


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