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70,000 dead people to be removed from November voters' list – ECJ 7:50 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has indicated that almost 70,000 names will be removed from the next voters' list, which is to be made public on November 30. Read More

JLP Education Fund to donate to UTech 7:40 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Education Fund will tomorrow, make a donation to the University of Technology (UTech) to assist students experiencing financial difficulties.... Read More

JLP donates $2.5m to assist UWI students 6:34 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica— Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness, and Chairman of the Party's Scholarship Selection Committee Senator Ransford Braham, today donated $1.5 million to the University of the West Indies (UWI).... Read More

Traffic changes at Three Miles on the weekend – NWA 6:14 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists that a number of traffic changes will be implemented at Three Miles, St Andrew on the weekend.... Read More

16 businesses charged for breaching plastic ban – NEPA

Thursday, November, 21 2019 5:51 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting that to date over 16 individuals and companies found in breach of the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (Plastic Packaging Materials Prohibition) Order, have been charged. Read More

Mangroves estimated to provide US$32.7-m in protection to Jamaica's coastline

Thursday, November, 21 2019 5:35 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A study of Jamaica's mangroves has estimated that they provide approximately US$32.7 million in protection to the island's heavily settled coastline areas, the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation says. Read More

Forex: J$138.55 to one US dollar

Thursday, November, 21 2019 5:22 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica—The US dollar on Thursday, November 21 ended trading at J$138.55, down by 27 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary. Read More

KPH opens $64-m cardiology unit

Thursday, November, 21 2019 4:57 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Patients can now access non-invasive cardiac services at the recently established Cardiology Department, at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH). Read More

The facts will speak for themselves – PNP says of RADA

Thursday, November, 21 2019 4:38 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People' National Party (PNP) today revealed the issues that led to the party requesting a full financial audit of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) Farm Roads Rehabilitation Programme RADA's programme. Read More

Over 200 hotel workers attend pension sensitization session

Thursday, November, 21 2019 2:55 pm    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Two hundred and fifty hotel workers from Iberostar Montego Bay, attended the first of a series of pension sensitization sessions for registration for membership of the pension scheme yesterday. Read More

Heart Foundation of Jamaica calls for front-of-package labelling

Thursday, November, 21 2019 2:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ), through its Global Health Advocacy Project (GHAP), is calling for front-of-package labelling on food packages, which will provide consumers with information to make healthier food choices. Read More

Israeli PM Netanyahu indicted for bribery, fraud and breach of trust

Thursday, November, 21 2019 2:06 pm    

JERUSALEM, Undefined (AFP) — Israel's embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted on a range of corruption charges Thursday, potentially spelling an end to his decades-long political career. Read More

Jackson calls for review of 'acting' arrangements for senior cops

Thursday, November, 21 2019 1:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) is calling on the Police Services Commission to explain reports that some members of the High Command of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) who are due for confirmations, appointments and promotions, are being stalled in acting... Read More

Spanish Town player wins $45-m Lotto jackpot

Thursday, November, 21 2019 1:37 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Supreme Ventures says its Lotto jackpot of $45 million was won last evening.The winning numbers are 06, 10, 11, 12, 21 and 33. The bonus ball was 13. Read More

Witness gives reasons for variations in his testimony at Tesha Miller trial

Thursday, November, 21 2019 1:21 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former gangster turned state witness says the variations in his statements while he was a gang member was to protect Tesha Miller, who is currently on trial for being an accessory before and after the fact in relation to the June 27, 2008 murder of then Jamaica Urban... Read More


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