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Cuthbert Flynn seeks repeal of abortion legislation

Tuesday, October, 9 2018 8:40 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Government MP for West Rural St Andrew, Juliet Cuthbert Flynn, today opened a debate in the House of Representatives on her motion seeking to have abortion made legal by the Jamaican Parliament. Read More

Nikki Haley suddenly resigns as Trump's UN ambassador

Tuesday, October, 9 2018 8:23 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Nikki Haley abruptly resigned Tuesday as the US ambassador to the United Nations, in the latest departure from President Donald Trump's often shifting national security team. Read More

UPDATE: Hurricane Michael strengthens, Florida panhandle braces

Tuesday, October, 9 2018 7:42 pm    

PANAMA CITY, United States (AFP) — Hurricane Michael intensified Tuesday as it barrelled toward the Florida coast, becoming a category 3 major storm as the governor of the southern US state warned residents to prepare immediately for a "monstrous" hit. Read More

Chuck reports significant improvement in court case disposal rates

Tuesday, October, 9 2018 7:32 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck, is reporting significant improvement in the case-disposal rates of the island's courts. Read More

OECS urges int'l community to aid Haiti as death toll climbs from earthquakes

Tuesday, October, 9 2018 6:45 pm    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — The St Lucia-based Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission Tuesday called on the international community to launch a swift, coordinated and aggressive relief effort to assist Haiti where the death toll from the series of earthquakes over the... Read More

JAMPRO collating recommendations on draft national investment policy

Tuesday, October, 9 2018 6:35 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is seeking to finalise the collation of stakeholder recommendations from consultations now under way with key government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), on the draft National Investment Policy (NIP) Green Paper... Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: 'Yuh caan live a Jamaica and soft. Yuh haffi rough'

Tuesday, October, 9 2018 5:41 pm    

Dear Editor,“Yuh caan live a Jamaica and soft. Yuh haffi rough.” This is the sentiment echoed by a visibly hardened woman who was peeved with a young lady who was seemingly afraid to speak up for herself. Read More

Forex: J$133.34 to one US dollar

Tuesday, October, 9 2018 5:18 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, October 9 ended trading at J$133.34 down by 65 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Shelly Ann's statue to be unveiled on Sunday — Grange

Tuesday, October, 9 2018 5:12 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has announced that the statue of Jamaican Olympian Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce will be unveiled on Sunday, October 14. Read More

UPDATE: JPS workers return to work

Tuesday, October, 9 2018 4:58 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica Public Service (JPS) employees who staged an islandwide sick-out are to return to work following an emergency conciliation meeting held this afternoon. Read More

JEP announces installation of Jamaica's first garbage Seabin

Tuesday, October, 9 2018 4:37 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Private electricity generating company Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP), in collaboration with its international energy partner Wartsila, has announced the launch of Jamaica's first SeaBin, an ocean garbage collector, which will be established at the Montego Bay Marine... Read More

Kavanaugh makes US Supreme Court debut

Tuesday, October, 9 2018 4:18 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — New US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh dove into his new job Tuesday, shrugging off the controversy over his nomination and firing off a handful of questions at his first hearing, a case on prison reform. Read More

Gov't to sign off on concession for NMIA tomorrow

Tuesday, October, 9 2018 3:51 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government will tomorrow sign off on the concession agreement with Mexican company Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB De CV (GAP) which was last month selected as the provisional preferred bidder for the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) public/ private... Read More

NCB partners with OnTime Taxi for digital fare payment

Tuesday, October, 9 2018 3:15 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Commercial Bank (NCB), through its mobile money solution Quisk, is collaborating with OnTime Taxi service to offer customers the option of digitally paying fares. Read More

Jamaica to face Bonaire Sunday in Concacaf Nations League

Tuesday, October, 9 2018 2:42 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica will play its next game in the Concacaf Nations League against Bonaire on Sunday, October 14 in Curacao at the Stadion Ergilio Hato beginning at 6:00 pm. Read More


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