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Venezuela president claims coup, harangues Trump5:41 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

#FarewellPortia: Tributes flow as Parliament bids farewell to Ja's first female PM

Tuesday, June, 27 2017 4:43 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — State Minister with responsibility for works in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Everald Warmington, got the ball rolling this afternoon as Parliament said goodbye to the country's first female prime minister, Portia Simpson Miller. Read More

Bulgarians caught tampering with ATM in T&T

Tuesday, June, 27 2017 4:33 pm    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Two Bulgarians are due to appear in court later this week after they were reportedly caught tampering with a Republic Bank automated teller machine (ATM) at the Piarco Plaza in Trinidad last Friday. Read More

Service clubs urged to aid in rehabilitation of inmates

Tuesday, June, 27 2017 3:58 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, is calling on non-profit organisations such as service clubs to partner with the Government in the rehabilitation of inmates. Read More

World Bank says Jamaica poised for increased growth

Tuesday, June, 27 2017 3:21 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The World Bank says Jamaica is poised to generate increased economic growth of two per cent and more per annum by the 2018/19 fiscal year. Read More

'Prized bull' stolen from WINDALCO farm

Tuesday, June, 27 2017 3:12 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — West Indies Alumina Company (WINDALCO) in a release a short while ago said a prized Red Poll bull was reportedly stolen from one of its beef farms yesterday morning. Read More

21-y-o accused of stealing coconuts, stabbed to death

Tuesday, June, 27 2017 2:48 pm    

PORTLAND, Jamaica — A construction worker is now behind bars after he was arrested for fatally stabbing a man in Portland he accused of stealing his coconuts.The deceased has been identified as 21-year-old Adrian Wynter of Norwick in the parish. Read More

Transformed RGD to manage National Identification System

Tuesday, June, 27 2017 2:23 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The roll-out and management of the National Identification System (NIDS) will be handled by a new agency, the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA), which will replace the Registrar General's Department (RGD) and will provide more enhanced... Read More

Attorney Miguel Lorne disbarred

Tuesday, June, 27 2017 1:55 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Attorney Miguel Lorne has been struck off the list of attorneys authorised to practice in Jamaica, making him the fourth disbarred lawyer since the start of the year. Read More

BOJ pilots bidding program for FX dealers, cambios

Tuesday, June, 27 2017 1:47 pm    

KINSTON, Jamaica — Authorised dealers and eligible cambios will now have the opportunity to bid for foreign exchange (FX) under the Bank of Jamaica's Foreign Exchange Intervention & Trading Tool (B-FXITT) programme. The BOJ, in a release today, said it will give companies... Read More

Republicans delay US Senate vote on 'Obamacare' repeal

Tuesday, June, 27 2017 1:47 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Republicans eager to repeal "Obamacare" suffered a deeply embarrassing setback Tuesday when shrinking support forced them to postpone votes on their controversial health care overhaul, one of President Donald Trump's top priorities. Read More

Two fatally shot during confrontation with cops

Tuesday, June, 27 2017 1:27 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Two unidentified men were fatally shot during a confrontation with police in Hill Run, St Catherine last night. Read More



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