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Woman, son charged after cops find gun under kitchen counter 9:39 pm
ST ANN, Jamaica — The police have charged a St Ann woman and her son in connection with this morning’s seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in Mansfield Heights, St Ann.... Read More

'Artificial mole' could warn of cancer — study 9:25 pm
TAMPA, United States (AFP) — Swiss scientists have developed an experimental skin implant that darkens like a mole when it detects subtle changes in the body that may be an early warning sign of cancer, a study said Wednesday.... Read More

Safeguarding children in sport a priority — Grange 8:58 pm
Kingston, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, says the development of a policy and regulatory framework for safeguarding children in sport is a “priority” for her ministry.... Read More

Trump says hopeful for Kim summit, but not afraid to walk away

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 8:49 pm    

PALM BEACH, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he hoped his improbable summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un would go ahead — but warned he was not afraid to walk away if the meeting appears unlikely to be "fruitful." Read More

More teachers to be trained in restorative justice

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 7:45 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Beginning in May, the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information will be training more teachers in restorative justice practices, in keeping with strategies to improve safety and security in schools. Read More

Montague invites Opposition to discuss UC Rusal operations

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 7:33 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Transport and Mining, Robert Montague, has invited the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) to discuss the United States' sanctions on Russian companies and individuals, specifically as it relates to the operations of UC Rusal/ Windalco in... Read More

Trump voices hope Koreas can live 'together' in 'peace'

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 6:41 pm    

PALM BEACH, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump voiced hope Wednesday that North and South Korea, technically still at war, can pave the way to a lasting peace at a series of upcoming summits. Read More

Gas prices up $1.48, diesel up $1.84

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 6:27 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see an increase at the pumps in the price of gasoline and diesel, effective Thursday, April 19, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from Petrojam. Read More

Forex: J$125.45 to one US dollar

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 6:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, April 18, ended trading at J$125.45 up by 40 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Spalding Cup: STETHS edge toward first-innings honours

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 5:54 pm    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — Heavy afternoon rainfall again came to the fore in the ISSA/GraceKennedy Financial Group three-day Spalding Cup match just as hosts St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) were closing in on first-innings honours against Innswood High. Read More

Candidates for April 27 by-elections sign Code of Political Conduct

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 5:35 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The four candidates contesting the April 27 by-election in the Yallahs Division of St Thomas Western and the May Pen North Division in Clarendon respectively have signed the Code of Political Conduct, signalling their commitment to good governance. Read More

HOPE appeals for more private-sector partnerships

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 5:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — National Coordinator of the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment Programme (HOPE), Lieutenant Colonel Martin Rickman, says the programme is seeking to increase partnerships with private-sector organisations, in an effort to expand its reach. Read More

Public urged to cooperate at checkpoints in St Catherine SOE

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 4:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The joint security team, which is operating in the state of emergency (SOE) in the St Catherine North Police Division, is imploring members of the public to cooperate with the soldiers and police personnel at the various checkpoints. Read More

Canada recall of diplomat families over mystery illness 'unjustified' — Cuba

Wednesday, April, 18 2018 4:11 pm    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba said Wednesday it saw no justification for Canada's decision to recall the families of its diplomatic staff on the island following a probe into an as-yet unexplained illness affecting US and Canadian envoys. Read More


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