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42 J'cans begin Spanish programme at Venezuelan Institute 9:26 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Forty-two Jamaicans have started a two-year Spanish programme at the Venezuelan Institute.The institute, located at 24 Windsor Avenue in Kingston, offers complimentary Spanish and guitar classes for children and adults.... Read More

'Drugs' murdered in Majesty Gardens 9:14 pm
ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Twenty-seven-year-old Horace Fowler otherwise called 'Drugs' of Majesty Gardens, Kingston 11 and Island Farm, Gutters, Old Harbour, St Catherine was shot and killed by unknown assailants yesterday, the police have reported.... Read More

Local companies to showcase products in Canada 9:09 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A range of exotic food products and brands offered by local companies will be showcased and sampled at the Restaurants Canada Show (RC Show), slated for February 25 to 27 at the Enercare Centre in Toronto, Canada.... Read More

Gov't working with FAO to develop insurance scheme for farmers

Wednesday, February, 21 2018 8:40 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government of Jamaica is working with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) to develop an insurance scheme for crop and livestock farmers. Read More

Trump suggests arming teachers as he meets school shooting survivors

Wednesday, February, 21 2018 8:29 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers to deter future mass shootings as he held an emotional meeting Wednesday at the White House with survivors of the gun rampage that left 17 people dead at a Florida high school. Read More

RGD to roll out online verification of certificates

Wednesday, February, 21 2018 8:17 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Registrar General's Department (RGD) has completed the first phase of the pilot of online verification of birth, death and marriage certificates and is now preparing to carry out phase two of the exercise. Read More

Barbadian caught with parcel of ganja strapped to thigh at NMIA

Wednesday, February, 21 2018 7:45 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Detectives from the Narcotics Division arrested and charged a Barbadian for multiple breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act yesterday, after he attempted to board a flight destined to Barbados with a parcel of compressed ganja strapped to his thigh. Read More

Low inflation projected for next 12 months — BOJ

Wednesday, February, 21 2018 7:23 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor, Brian Wynter, says the rate of inflation is projected to remain within the range of four to six per cent over the next 12 months. Read More

Four sauce, spice producers to be certified

Wednesday, February, 21 2018 6:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Four companies that produce sauces and spices are to receive food-safety certification this fiscal year as the Government works to increase the competitiveness of food-processing entities, particularly in the export markets. Read More

Forex: J$127.33 to one US dollar

Wednesday, February, 21 2018 6:23 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, February 21, ended trading at J$127.33 up by 18 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Gas prices down $1.27, diesel down $1.10

Wednesday, February, 21 2018 6:05 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see a decrease at the pumps in the price of gasoline and diesel, effective Thursday, February 22, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from Petrojam. Read More

Ministries of Education, Culture collaborate to stage Jamaica Day 2018

Wednesday, February, 21 2018 5:37 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is collaborating with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in observing Jamaica Day 2018 on Friday next, under the theme, “Celebrating Jamaica: Nurturing our Cultural and Natural... Read More

$1-m bail for bank teller in Manchester Municipal Corporation corruption probe

Wednesday, February, 21 2018 5:33 pm    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The 43-year-old bank teller from Manchester who was on Monday charged with conspiracy to defraud by detectives from the Major Organised and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) was this afternoon offered bail in the sum of $1 million when he appeared before the Manchester... Read More

Maduro calls for snap legislative elections in Venezuela

Wednesday, February, 21 2018 5:10 pm    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — President Nicolas Maduro called Wednesday for snap legislative elections in Venezuela, proposing to bring them forward by nearly two years to coincide with a presidential poll set for April 22. Read More


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