Suspected drowning in Ramble, Hanover

Tuesday, June, 27 2017 8:55 pm    

HANOVER, Jamaica – A man is suspected to have drowned in a river in his community of Haddington in Hanover yesterday afternoon.He has been identified as 26-year-old labourer, Jetheal Gillies. Read More

Subway train derails, scaring passengers and injuring dozens

Tuesday, June, 27 2017 8:23 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — A subway train derailed Tuesday as it entered a station, tossing people to the floor, forcing hundreds of shaken-up passengers to evacuate through darkened tunnels and delivering another jolt to a transit system plagued by aging equipment and reliability... Read More

Community colleges receive support to strengthen technical education

Tuesday, June, 27 2017 8:19 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The island's community colleges will receive support to strengthen the delivery of technical education programmes and to provide market-relevant, quality training to disadvantaged youth, under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Family Health International... Read More

First batch of NSC recruits being trained by JDF

Tuesday, June, 27 2017 7:40 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The first batch of 250 participants have been recruited under the newly instituted National Service Corps (NSC) Programme.These recruits are the first of four batches who will be trained by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) this year. Read More

Chris Samuda voted new JOA president

Tuesday, June, 27 2017 7:23 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chris Samuda came out the victor in today's election to replace long-time Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Mike Fennell.Samuda garnered 20 of the 36 votes beating Vishu Tolan, who got the remaining 16 votes. Read More

FIFA discloses damaging Qatar World Cup bid report

Tuesday, June, 27 2017 6:48 pm    

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP) – FIFA on Tuesday released a long-withheld report on alleged corruption in awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar after more leaks deepened the controversy surrounding the vote. Read More

Another 3 plead guilty in 'dead claims' matter

Tuesday, June, 27 2017 6:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Three men are to be sentenced next month following their guilty plea to receiving stolen property in a fraud scheme perpetrated against the Accountant General's Department (AGD) in 2015. Read More

J'can Williams scores double to top scoring charts

Tuesday, June, 27 2017 6:25 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) – Romario Williams overtook fellow Jamaican Dane Kelly as the United Soccer League's leading marksman this season when he fired a double to lead Charleston Battery to a 6-1 rout of Toronto FC II last weekend. Read More

Venezuela president claims coup, harangues Trump

Tuesday, June, 27 2017 5:41 pm    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) – Venezuela's embattled president Tuesday repeated claims of a US-backed coup attempt against him and angrily warned President Donald Trump that Venezuela would fight back against such a move. Read More

Savanna-la-mar to get new TA office

Tuesday, June, 27 2017 5:28 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Transport and Mining Mike Henry this morning signed a $14 million contract for a new Island Traffic and Transport Authority facility in Savanna-la-mar, Westmoreland. Read More

Forex: J$128.85 to one US dollar

Tuesday, June, 27 2017 5:25 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, June 27, ended trading at J$128.85, down by five cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More



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