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Forensics confirm skeletal remains found in St Andrew as those of 13-y-o girl

Thursday, August, 9 2018 9:05 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Half Way Tree Police are reporting that forensic testing on skeletal remains that were found in Whalley Close, Kingston 6 on Friday, July 20 has confirmed that the remains belong to 13-year-old Shanoya Wray. Read More

Caribbean aims to become world's first climate-smart zone

Thursday, August, 9 2018 8:22 pm    

KINGSTON,  Jamaica (JIS) — The Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator Programme, which has the objective of making the region the world's first climate-smart zone, was launched at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona campus on August 9. Read More

Facebook moves to stop sharing of 3D gun blueprints

Thursday, August, 9 2018 7:54 pm    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Facebook today said it was moving to prevent the sharing of blueprints for 3D-printed guns on the social network, which violates its rules on regulated goods. Read More

New policy for electrical approvals by year end – PM

Thursday, August, 9 2018 7:24 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government is seeking to fully implement the new policy framework governing the electrical inspection approvals process for new buildings by year end. Read More

Jamaica welcomes 32 new citizens

Thursday, August, 9 2018 6:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Thirty-two persons were today conferred with Jamaican citizenship at a swearing-in ceremony organised by the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA), at the Police Officers' Club in Kingston. Read More

PNP calls for strengthening of accountability systems at Dunn's River Falls

Thursday, August, 9 2018 6:38 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) says reports of fraud at the major St Ann attraction, Dunn's River Falls and Park  must be treated with utmost urgency and is calling on the minister with responsibility for the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), Daryl Vaz to... Read More

Forex: J$136.18 to one US dollar

Thursday, August, 9 2018 5:24 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, August 9 remained trading at J$136.18 according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Education ministry working with BIAJ in preparation for pep

Thursday, August, 9 2018 4:53 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr Grace McLean, says the ministry has commenced work with the Book Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ) as part of preparations for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations in... Read More

PIOJ signs five-year country programme framework with IAEA

Thursday, August, 9 2018 4:43 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) on behalf of the Government today signed a five-year country programme framework with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to support cancer, heart treatment, food environmental safety and coffee production in... Read More

Chandimal returns to Sri Lanka T20 squad after ban

Thursday, August, 9 2018 4:11 pm    

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AFP) — Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal returned to their Twenty20 squad today after serving an international ban for breaching the spirit of the game. Read More

1,400 died from hurricane but toll still at 64 in Puerto Rico

Thursday, August, 9 2018 2:51 pm    

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is estimating in a report to Congress that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people, though an island official said today that the confirmed toll remains frozen at 64 pending a scientific review due out soon. Read More

Bartlett reviewing policy for use of Black River for safari tours

Thursday, August, 9 2018 2:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says he is currently reviewing the policy governing the use of the Black River in St Elizabeth for safari tours. Read More

Airport security guard busted over Chanel Bleu

Thursday, August, 9 2018 1:24 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — A security guard employed at the Sangster International Airport here was charged with unlawful possession of property on Sunday after he was found with a bottle of perfume that he could not account for. Read More

American woman nabbed at airport with ganja

Thursday, August, 9 2018 12:51 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — An American woman was arrested for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act at the Sangster International Airport here on Tuesday, after she was found with 2.35 ounces of marijuana in her possession. Read More

Stony Hill Health Centre temporarily closed for renovations

Thursday, August, 9 2018 11:48 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica—The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) is advising the public that the Stony Hill Health Centre in St Andrew has been temporarily closed to facilitate a major expansion and renovation project. Read More


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