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St Elizabeth motorcyclist killed in crash

Thursday, January, 17 2019 6:15 pm    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — A labourer from Bluntas district in St Elizabeth died as a result of injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle collision along the Sandy Bank main road in the parish yesterday. Read More

Forex: J$132.78 to one US dollar

Thursday, January, 17 2019 5:32 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, January 17 ended trading at J$132.78 up by $1.42 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

$158.4-m Super Lotto winner comes forward after 54 days — SVL

Thursday, January, 17 2019 4:57 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Supreme Ventures Limited is reporting that its $158.4 million Super Lotto winner has finally come forward after a 54-day wait. Read More

Former JUTC employee takes bus from depot, crashes

Thursday, January, 17 2019 4:28 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) says it has launched an investigation into an incident involving a former member of staff who drove away a bus from one of its depots last year. Read More

Shaw lauds St Elizabeth, Manchester farmers

Thursday, January, 17 2019 4:08 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, says farmers, particularly those in St Elizabeth and Manchester, have been resilient in their efforts to sustain Jamaica's food security, despite challenges, including drought. Read More

Prince Philip unhurt in traffic accident

Thursday, January, 17 2019 3:41 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip emerged unscathed after a vehicle he was driving was involved in a traffic accident that injured two people on Thursday, according to Buckingham Palace and police. Read More

Assault rifle one of two firearms seized by St James police

Thursday, January, 17 2019 3:27 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — A man is now in police custody following the seizure of an AK 47 assault rifle, a Glock pistol and 10 assorted rounds of ammunition during an operation in Rose Mount, St James yesterday. Read More

Cubans in Cayman Islands detention centre on hunger strike

Thursday, January, 17 2019 2:37 pm    

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — Eight Cubans who are being held at the Immigration Detention Centre here have started a hunger strike to protest against the immigration process. Read More

Shaw calls for more aggressive approach to implement Trade Facilitation Reform Programme

Thursday, January, 17 2019 2:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw has called on government agencies and departments to move with a greater sense of urgency to facilitate trade and the private sector's need for a more responsive government. Read More

TAJ assisting MSMEs to file statutory returns online

Thursday, January, 17 2019 1:37 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Beginning February, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) will be able to access Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) annual Special Taxpayer Assistance Programme (STAP), to assist with the filing of their statutory returns. Read More

Buju's ticket website crashes

Thursday, January, 17 2019 1:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Minutes after ticket sales opened for Buju Banton's Long Walk to Freedom concert tour on March 16, scores of supporters took to social media to express their distress that the websites have crashed.Buju Banton's personal website as well as CaribTix are currently... Read More

Nervous Europe ramps up Brexit preparations

Thursday, January, 17 2019 12:37 pm    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — Europe is ramping up preparations for the economic blow of a possible "no deal" Brexit, fearing the political crisis in London has killed off hopes of an orderly divorce.Contingency planning has been under way for months, but Prime Minister Theresa... Read More

Provisions of Building Act will be rigorously enforced – McKenzie

Thursday, January, 17 2019 12:21 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, says provisions of the 2018 Building Act will be rigorously enforced. Read More

US steps up pressure on Cuba, mulls property lawsuits

Thursday, January, 17 2019 11:17 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned foreign businesses Wednesday to steer clear of formerly private properties seized by Cuba -- and said he was considering allowing lawsuits over such assets in US courts.Pompeo said he was reviewing whether to... Read More

CPL economic impact reaches US$127m

Thursday, January, 17 2019 10:55 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Organisers of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) say the economic impact of the tournament last year exceeded the US$100-million mark for the first time in the history of the competition.According to a CPL statement, the total economic impact for the... Read More


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