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Wards of the State rescued from burning building – hero to receive national award

Friday, October, 12 2018 9:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Kingston resident, Kimani Anderson, who singlehandedly and heroically rescued three young girls, all wards of the State, from a burning building at the Walker's Place of Safety in January, will receive the Badge of Honour for Gallantry from the... Read More

Gov't embarks on telemedicine pilot project

Friday, October, 12 2018 8:39 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has embarked on a Telemedicine pilot project for people in remote areas of the island to access medical specialists at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), in conjunction with a major telecommunications provider. Read More

Kavan Gayle wants more security for fishers

Friday, October, 12 2018 8:23 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Government member of the senate, Kavan Gayle, has called for increased security for Jamaica's fishermen, as one of the first steps towards rescuing the industry. Read More

Facebook says hackers accessed data of 29 million users

Friday, October, 12 2018 7:52 pm    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Facebook said Friday that hackers accessed personal data of 29 million users in a breach at the world's leading social network disclosed late last month. Read More

56 people detained in Westmoreland

Friday, October, 12 2018 7:04 pm    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica —Fifty-six people have been detained in a joint Security Force operation conducted recently in Peggy Barry district, Grange Hill, Westmoreland. Read More

Seprod Foundation celebrates 2018 scholars

Friday, October, 12 2018 6:05 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The newest batch of Seprod Foundation scholars will soon be presented with their awards at a ceremony scheduled to take place on October 16.The ceremony will feature noted children's advocate Empress Golding as its keynote speaker. Read More

Forex: J$132.55 to one US dollar

Friday, October, 12 2018 6:02 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, October 12 ended trading at J$132.55 down by 45 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

St Catherine taxi operator missing

Friday, October, 12 2018 5:24 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Fifty-year-old Uton Green, taxi operator of Bowers Drive, Old Harbour in St Catherine has been reported missing since Wednesday, October 10.Green is of a dark complexion, medium build and is about 5 feet 6 inches tall. Read More

CDEMA director urges Jamaicans to make buildings earthquake resistant

Friday, October, 12 2018 5:13 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Ronald Jackson, is urging Jamaicans to invest in reinforcing structures to withstand a high-magnitude earthquake. Read More

19 marlin released at second staging of Superstars of Port Antonio Tournament

Friday, October, 12 2018 5:03 pm    

PORTLAND, Jamaica — The second staging of the Superstars of Port Antonio marlin tournament ended at 3:30 Friday afternoon after an exciting day of fishing described as "extremely good". Read More

Desmond McKenzie donates $500k to Luton Shelton health costs

Friday, October, 12 2018 4:54 pm    

KINGSTON Jamaica — Member of Parliament for Western Kingston, Desmond McKenzie, has committed to donating $500,000 toward the health costs for former national footballer Luton Shelton. Read More

UWI arrears being cleared by regional gov'ts

Friday, October, 12 2018 4:19 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Vice Chancellor of the University of West Indies (UWI) Professor Hilary Beckles says regional governments are clearing arrears to the institution. Read More

Section of Main Street, May Pen to be closed Sunday for road works

Friday, October, 12 2018 4:15 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising the motoring public that this Sunday, October 14 a section of Main Street in May Pen, Clarendon will be closed to vehicular traffic to facilitate ongoing road paving works. Read More

Spain among highest ranked investors in Jamaica — Johnson Smith

Friday, October, 12 2018 3:35 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Spain is now among the highest ranked investors in Jamaica, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith says. Read More

Memory of WWI soldier preserved in a brass tobacco tin

Friday, October, 12 2018 3:21 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — A brass tin that once contained cigarettes and a pencil is the only relic Melanie Henwood has of her great-grandfather Enoch Davis, a British soldier who fought in World War I. Read More


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