Latest & Breaking News in Jamaica - Latest News -

Latest News

Forex: J$140.79 to one US dollar 6:01 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, January 28 ended trading at J$140.79 up by 13 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary. ... Read More

Guardian Foundation purchases US$9000 equipment for KPH 6:00 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Guardian Group Foundation is set to hand over surgical equipment worth over US$9000 to the Kingston Public Hospital this Thursday.... Read More

PNPYO leader scores 'Own Goal' over corruption figures 5:41 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica – People's National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) President Krystal Tomlinson raised eyebrows on social media recently when she released statistics from anti-corruption group, Transparency International, which showed that the recent perception of corruption in Jamaica...... Read More

GPS tracking of JCF vehicles begins – Commissioner

Tuesday, January, 28 2020 5:18 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica— Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, says the tracking of Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) vehicles began this month. Read More

Reduced input affecting rural St Andrew water supply

Tuesday, January, 28 2020 4:40 pm    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica – The National Water Commission (NWC) says that low inflows to the Bucky Plain and Isaac Hole plants in St Andrew are negatively impacting the Commission's ability to supply water to the customers served from these plants. Read More

Crime fighting needs a working plan, not finger pointing, PNP says

Tuesday, January, 28 2020 4:13 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— People's National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of National Security Fitz Jackson, says the nation's crime crisis needs an effective plan of action and not politicizing and finger pointing. Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Jamaica Eye system is underutilized

Tuesday, January, 28 2020 3:47 pm    

Dear Editor,I would like to applaud the entire Jamaica Eye network along with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for their quick action in identifying the vehicle and the owner who was involved in the recent mowing down of a police officer. Read More

What a day, coronavirus now tsunami!

Tuesday, January, 28 2020 3:46 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The trial of members of a Westmoreland gang currently being heard in the Supreme Court has been adjourned prematurely for the day following fears of a tsunami downtown Kingston. Read More

Tsunami waves are possible — ODPEM

Tuesday, January, 28 2020 2:42 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management has advised that tsunami waves reaching 0.3-1 metre, or no more than three feet of water, are possible this afternoon. Read More

Earthquake rattles island

Tuesday, January, 28 2020 2:23 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – An earthquake was felt in much of the island this afternoon, lasting for several seconds. Reports of activity came from Kingston and St Andrew, St Mary, St Catherine, Hanover and other parishes. Read More

Prime Minister to speak on CMU in House today

Tuesday, January, 28 2020 2:02 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — As the fiscal year 2019/20 draws to close, a very heavy agenda will highlight today's sitting of the House of Representatives at Gordon House. Read More

Advisory to be issued for travellers going between Jamaica and China

Tuesday, January, 28 2020 1:41 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Medical chief of staff at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) Dr Carl Bruce confirmed that there is indeed a patient at UHWI who is being tested for the coronavirus based on travel history, but the patient does not meet the case definition. Read More

Lawyers question fate of crown witness in King Valley gang trial

Tuesday, January, 28 2020 1:31 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The question of what will be the fate of the star crown witness in the ongoing trial of the Westmoreland-based King Valley gang this morning loomed large. Read More

No coronavirus case at UHWI – Tufton

Tuesday, January, 28 2020 12:44 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says there is no truth to the claim that there is a case of the coronavirus at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI). Read More


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon