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JTA again 'disappointed' with Government's unchanged wage offer 6:28 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) negotiating team walked out of today's meeting with the Government “disappointed” again as there was no increase in the wage offer to teachers. Read More

Forex: J$125.70 to one US dollar 6:25 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, December 11, ended trading at J$125.70 down by 12 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.... Read More

UPDATE: NY bomber drawn by subway Christmas posters — report 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The Bangladeshi immigrant who set off a bomb in New York's subway Monday told investigators that he was avenging attacks on the Islamic State group and chose the location by its Christmas posters, US media reported.... Read More

St James crime situation takes priority at high-level JCF meeting 5:47 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Members of the Police High Command and other senior managers of the Jamaica Constabulary Force met this morning at the Office of the Commissioner of Police to examine the escalating crime situation in St James and develop a Strategic Policing Plan for the parish for...... Read More

Flash flood watch remains in effect for northern, southeastern parishes

Monday, December, 11 2017 5:17 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has continued a flash flood watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of Hanover, St James, Trelawny, St Ann, St Mary, Portland, St Thomas, Kingston and St Andrew. Read More

Trump tells NASA to send Americans to Moon

Monday, December, 11 2017 5:06 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump directed NASA on Monday to send Americans to the Moon for the first time since 1972, in order to prepare for future trips to Mars. Read More

Health minister supports private wings at public hospitals

Monday, December, 11 2017 4:47 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton, says the establishment of private wings at some of the island's public hospitals could serve to fill the gaps or offset costs associated with the provision of universal access to healthcare. Read More

Kingston ready for 'all comers'

Monday, December, 11 2017 4:32 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kingston Wharves Grantley Stephenson says the Port of Kingston's hosting of two cruise vessels less than 24 hours apart, shows that the capital city is now ready for all comers. Read More

Construction industry members urged to ensure quality of buildings

Monday, December, 11 2017 3:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Managing Director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Omar Sweeney, is encouraging members of the construction industry to continue to ensure that quality buildings are constructed across the island. Read More

Barbados joins other C'bean islands in signing ILO initiative regarding child labour

Monday, December, 11 2017 3:34 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The International Labour Organisation (ILO) says Barbados has become the ninth Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to join the regional initiative, Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour. Read More

Heavy snow, high winds wreak havoc across Europe

Monday, December, 11 2017 3:05 pm    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — High winds and heavy snow in Europe on Monday stranded thousands of travellers, kept schoolchildren at home and even played havoc with international diplomacy. Read More

US judge clears way for transgenders to join military

Monday, December, 11 2017 2:41 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A US federal judge on Monday denied a request from the Trump administration to delay allowing transgender recruits to join the military, clearing the way for them to enlist from January 1. Read More

Another cruise ship arrives in Kingston this afternoon

Monday, December, 11 2017 1:58 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has announced that yet another cruise ship is to dock in Kingston harbour today. The Mein Schiff operated by German based TUI Cruises with over 2,000 mainly European passengers is to dock at around 6:00 pm, the minister said. Read More

Venezuela leader seeking to 'consolidate dictatorship' — US

Monday, December, 11 2017 1:52 pm    

WASHINGTOn, United States (AFP) — President Nicolas Maduro is pushing Venezuela deeper into "dictatorship" by declaring that opposition parties will be barred from next year's presidential election, the US State Department charged Monday.Maduro made the statement after... Read More

Two gunmen killed, 3 firearms seized on Waltham Park Road

Monday, December, 11 2017 1:32 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting the seizure of three firearms and assorted  rounds of ammunition following a shootout with gunmen on Waltham Park Road in Kingston on Saturday.According to reports, two of the men were fatally shot, while one remains in hospital... Read More



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