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Photos of escapees from Cross Road police station released 9:39 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police have released the photos of two men who escaped from the Cross Road Police Station yesterday. ... Read More

Stray bullets kill two 14-y-os as Rio violence rises 9:13 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) — Two 14-year-olds were killed by stray bullets in Rio de Janeiro as violence and police efforts to contain it increase in the Brazilian city.... Read More

North Korea 'already starting' denuclearization – Trump 9:10 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — North Korea has already begun its denuclearisation, US President Donald Trump said Thursday, after many observers greeted with scepticism the results of his historic meeting with the North's leader Kim Jong Un.... Read More

'I really don't care': Melania Trump jacket stuns on migrant visit

Thursday, June, 21 2018 8:28 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Melania Trump surprised the world by visiting child migrants on the US-Mexico border Thursday – but it was her choice of clothing for the trip that stunned the Internet: a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't... Read More

EU plans to make film festival an annual event

Thursday, June, 21 2018 8:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The European Union (EU) Film Festival will be back next year, and the organisers are promising that the event will be bigger and better. The festival returned to Jamaica this year after a long break, and plans are to make it an annual event. Read More

Six GSAT students score 100% in all subject areas

Thursday, June, 21 2018 7:45 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Six students – three boys and three girls – scored 100 per cent in all subject areas of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), which was conducted in March. Read More

Every fourth woman in Ja experience gender-based violence – survey

Thursday, June, 21 2018 7:11 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A recent survey by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, has found that one in every four women in Jamaica between the ages of 15 and 64 years will experience violence by their intimate partner and/or some kind of sexual violence. Read More

Windies hope night time is right time to win back fans

Thursday, June, 21 2018 6:50 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) — West Indies join the day-night Test match revolution on Saturday, hoping the innovation will win back legions of fans who have turned their backs on the under-performing Caribbean side. Read More

Argentina coach asks for 'forgiveness' as hopes fade

Thursday, June, 21 2018 6:21 pm    

NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russia (AFP) — Jorge Sampaoli begged for forgiveness from Argentina's fans today after a 3-0 drubbing by Croatia left Lionel Messi's World Cup dreams hanging by a thread. Read More

EU slaps tariffs on US as trade war erupts

Thursday, June, 21 2018 6:08 pm    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — The European Union slapped revenge tariffs on iconic US products including bourbon, jeans and motorcycles today in its opening salvo in a trade war with President Donald Trump. Read More

Forex: J$132.05 to one US dollar

Thursday, June, 21 2018 5:35 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, June 21, ended trading at J$132.05 down from J$132.13 according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$100.45 up from J$100.00 while the British pound... Read More

Orlando Int'l Airport implements face scan for all passengers

Thursday, June, 21 2018 5:13 pm    

FLORIDA, United States (AP) — Florida's busiest airport will be the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, officials said today, a move that pleases airport executives but worries privacy advocates.Officials... Read More

Contractor killed at Clarendon home

Thursday, June, 21 2018 4:45 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Lawmen assigned to the May Pen Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB) have commenced a probe into the circumstances surrounding the death of man at his home in Clarendon last night. Read More


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