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Reggae Boyz draw 1-1 with Curacao

Tuesday, June, 25 2019 10:12 pm    

LOS ANGELES, California – Jamaica had to settle for a 1-1 result with Curacao in their final Concacaf Gold Cup Group C game inside Banc of California Stadium earlier this evening. Read More

Forex: J$131.04 to one US dollar

Tuesday, June, 25 2019 6:23 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, June 25 ended trading at J$131.04 up by 61 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

24 people arrested, three firearms seized in St Catherine

Tuesday, June, 25 2019 5:15 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says that in its ongoing anti-gang and murder reduction strategy 24 people were arrested and three firearms seized during police/military... Read More

Robots to take 20 million jobs, worsening inequality — study

Tuesday, June, 25 2019 4:45 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Robots are expected to take over some 20 million manufacturing jobs worldwide by 2030, extending a trend of worsening social inequality while boosting overall economic output, a new study shows. Read More

Weather radar to vastly improve capabilities of Met Service — Vaz

Tuesday, June, 25 2019 4:15 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, says the monitoring capabilities of the Meteorological Service of Jamaica will be “vastly improved” with the installation of a new S-Band Doppler Weather... Read More

Father/daughter border drowning highlights US migrants' perils

Tuesday, June, 25 2019 3:40 pm    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) — The man and his 23-month-old daughter lay face down in shallow water along the bank of the Rio Grande, his black shirt hiked up to his chest with the girl's head tucked inside. Her arm was draped... Read More

Instagram chief insists it doesn't spy on users

Tuesday, June, 25 2019 2:40 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Instagram doesn't snoop on private conversations as part of its advertising targeting strategy, the head of the popular social media site said in an interview Tuesday. Read More

Jamaica supports int'l maritime gender equality campaign

Tuesday, June, 25 2019 2:15 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica has lent its support to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) 2019 campaign: 'I Am On Board with Gender Equality'.         Read More

Work still needed to deal with housing in the Caribbean — study

Tuesday, June, 25 2019 1:30 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — A study examining the state of social housing in six Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries has found that while regional countries have made great strides in the housing sector, there's still much work to be done to bring these initiatives to scale given... Read More

Lychee induced 'brain fever' death toll passes 150 in India

Tuesday, June, 25 2019 1:15 pm    

PATNA, India (AFP) — The death toll from a brain disease that has stricken children in India's Bihar state rose above 150 on Monday as a court ordered an investigation into the crisis. Read More

Gov't to continue consultations on NIDS

Tuesday, June, 25 2019 12:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Parliamentary Secretary, Senator Robert Morgan, says the Government will continue consultations and education about the benefits of the National Identification System (NIDS). Read More

PNP questions outbreak of dengue after death of 9-y-o

Tuesday, June, 25 2019 12:40 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party Shadow Minister of Health, Dr Dayton Campbell is calling on the Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton to “immediately” tell the nation if there is a another dengue... Read More

Tufton to open waiting area at Noel Holmes Hospital

Tuesday, June, 25 2019 12:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health & Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, will open a newly constructed outpatient waiting area for Obstetrics and Ggynaecology Services at the Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Hanover on... Read More

Waterford caretaker condemns recent murders in Portmore community

Tuesday, June, 25 2019 11:45 am    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)  caretaker for the Waterford Division in Portmore, Krisho Holmes, is condemning Saturday night's killing of three young men and the injuring of two others in the community. Read More

Health warnings as Europe bakes in heat wave

Tuesday, June, 25 2019 11:20 am    

PARIS, France (AFP) — As Europe sizzled Tuesday at the start of a heat wave tipped to break records, drivers on Germany's famously speedy motorways were ordered to slow down and fans at the women's World Cup were showered in health warnings. Read More



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