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Weekly Round-up: PNP Electoral Office u-turn... 5 killed in Hanover crash... Cbar's Taylor shines at JII 7:00 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The ongoing public discourse about the Electoral Commission of Jamaica heated up this week as two People's National Party commissioners withdrew their support for a statement it issued earlier this month, which specified that there was no evidence of political... Read More

American Airlines aircraft makes emergency landing in Kingston 7:13 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — An American Airlines aircraft which was en route from Miami to Colombia was forced to make an emergency landing at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston (NMIA) this afternoon.It has been reported that shortly after midday passengers saw smoke...... Read More

Court of Appeal expansion on track — Chuck 6:26 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck says the project to expand the Court of Appeal building on King Street in downtown Kingston is progressing smoothly.“After just under five weeks of work, we have seen tremendous progress. I am eager not only for...... Read More

PSOJ stages disaster risk forum for businesses 6:12 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) says it has observed a gap in disaster preparedness and risk management, as emphasis has constantly been placed on individuals and communities but insufficient emphasis placed on the risk faced by private organisations...... Read More

Vulnerable users account for 52% of road fatalities

Friday, May, 25 2018 5:41 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Road Safety Unit (RSU) is urging motorists as well as other road users to look out for pedestrians and other vulnerable road users in the road environment.In its weekly crash update the RSU said that vulnerable road users including pedestrians, pedal... Read More

CARICOM Regional Statistics Strategy advances to Heads of Government

Friday, May, 25 2018 5:21 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Ministers responsible for CARICOM (Caribbean Community) Affairs have recommended that the Strategic Framework of the CARICOM Regional Strategy for the Development of Statistics (RSDS) be placed before CARICOM Heads of Government in July for endorsement. Read More

Forex: J$127.03 to one US dollar

Friday, May, 25 2018 5:07 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, May 25, ended trading at J$127.03 up by five cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$98.89 down from J$98.99 while the British pound sterling... Read More

Walk and chew gum, it may keep you thin, says study

Friday, May, 25 2018 4:39 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Still looking for the secret to effortless weight loss? It may be as simple as chewing gum while walking, Japanese researchers suggested on Saturday.In experiments, they said, the heart rate of 46 people, aged 21 to 69, increased when they were given gum... Read More

Labour ministry repositioning for growth drive

Friday, May, 25 2018 4:25 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica  (JIS) — The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is working to reposition itself as a driver of growth as the Government advances its mandate for increased job creation and development.Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Collette Roberts-Risden, said this... Read More

Ex-UEFA boss Platini 'cleared' over FIFA payment — report

Friday, May, 25 2018 4:00 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Former UEFA president Michel Platini, who was banned from football activities over a two million Swiss francs (1.8 million euros, US$2 million) payment from FIFA, has been cleared by a Swiss prosecutor, French daily Le monde reported on Friday.Le Monde... Read More

Corporate Area Traffic Court reopens Monday

Friday, May, 25 2018 3:40 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Members of the public are being advised that the Corporate Area Traffic Court, 2 Melbourne Road (Sabina Park), will be reopened and fully operational on Monday, May 28.In a release today, the Court Management Services said users of the court may contact the... Read More

Three sentenced on lotto scam-related charges

Friday, May, 25 2018 3:22 pm    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Three men who pleaded guilty for possession of identity information were sentenced in the Westmoreland Circuit Court yesterday, according to the police. They are Randy Richards, Lincoln Chaikim, and Odane Warren.Richards and Chaikim were... Read More

Ja ready for global ganja partnerships — Shaw

Friday, May, 25 2018 3:05 pm    

TORONTO, Canada — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw says Jamaica is ready for global partnerships in developing the new wave of medical cannabis industry which is focused on value-added, not smoking.Shaw, who yesterday paved the way for... Read More

Regional leaders congratulate new Barbados PM

Friday, May, 25 2018 2:40 pm    

ST GEORGE 'S, Grenada (CMC) — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders were Friday extending congratulations to Mia Amor Mottley, the first woman to be elected prime minister of Barbados. Read More

Meghan's coat of arms pays tribute to California roots

Friday, May, 25 2018 2:22 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Prince Harry's wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, received a new tailor-made official coat of arms on Friday that pays homage to her Californian roots. Read More


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