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Weekly Round-up: More ZOSOs coming… Man killed, limbs removed… Girlz heading to World Cup 7:01 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness disclosed on Tuesday during the sitting of the House of Representatives that zones of special operations (ZOSOs) are to be rolled out in an additional 20 communities across the island. Read More

Indiana lawmakers consider medicinal marijuana 8:37 pm
INDIANAPOLIS, United States (AP) — An Indiana legislative committee hasn't reached an agreement yet on whether the state should join 31 other states in legalising medical marijuana.... Read More

PSTEB, stakeholders stage clean-up of waste in HWT 7:52 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in partnership with several stakeholders today conducted a massive clean-up operation in Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew scouring down and deodorising several areas “heavily...... Read More

Gov't will continue to boost investment in education, says minister 7:09 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Ruel Reid, says the Government will continue to increase investment in education in order to improve quality and performance standards.... Read More

Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate — state media

Friday, October, 19 2018 6:31 pm    

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AFP) — Saudi Arabia on Saturday admitted that dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul, state media said, two weeks after his disappearance sparked global furore. Read More

14-y-o Westmoreland girl reported missing

Friday, October, 19 2018 6:22 pm    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica – An Ananda Alert has been activated for 14-year-old Kadian Clarke otherwise called 'Kay'of Sterling District, Grange Hill in Westmoreland who has been missing since this morning Friday, October 19.Kadian is of brown complexion and slim build. Read More

T&T man sentenced for faking his own kidnapping

Friday, October, 19 2018 6:00 pm    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — A 24-year-old man was sentenced to 30 days hard labour after he falsely reported that he had been kidnapped by armed men earlier this month. Read More

Warm-up games will be vital for Windies Women, says Springer

Friday, October, 19 2018 5:35 pm    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — As the West Indies women prepare to defend their Women's T20 title next month, head coach Hendy Springer believes the team's upcoming warm-up games will be crucial to their preparation. Read More

Forex: J$130.89 to one US dollar

Friday, October, 19 2018 5:11 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, October 19 ended trading at J$130.89 down by 65 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

PNP demands environment impact assessment for Industry Cove development

Friday, October, 19 2018 4:39 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister on Land and the Environment, Sophia Frazer Binns, is today calling for “urgent action to protect the lives of the citizens and the environment” at the Industry Cove housing development in Hanover. Read More

Transport Authority warns against overcrowding on public passenger vehicles

Friday, October, 19 2018 4:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Transport Authority is condemning as illegal and inhumane what it says is the current practice of some public passenger vehicle (PPV) operators insisting that children sit in each other's laps, or be denied access to vehicles. Read More

PNP opposes NWC's rate increase request

Friday, October, 19 2018 3:48 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) has come out strongly against the National Water Commission's (NWC) request to the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) for rate increases. Read More

Black mothers more likely to die from pregnancy-related ills — US study

Friday, October, 19 2018 3:13 pm    

CHICAGO, United States (AP) — Black women who have just given birth in Illinois are more likely to die from pregnancy-related issues within a year than non-Hispanic white women, according to an Illinois Department of Public Health study released Thursday. Read More

China gives Jamaica US$36mto build children's hospital in MoBay

Friday, October, 19 2018 2:48 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government has received approximately US$36.16 million (250 million RMB Yuan) from the Government of the People's Republic of China to construct the Western Children's Hospital in St James and undertake other projects to be agreed on by both... Read More

Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 58 dead

Friday, October, 19 2018 2:04 pm    

NEW DELHI, India (AP) — A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 58 people and injuring dozens more, police said. Read More


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