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Weekly Round-up: ID Bill passed... Police rejects 'disrespectful' wage offer... Chris Gayle overlooked 7:00 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Senate on Monday passed the controversial National Identification and Registration Act 2017 after hours of debate and 168 amendments in addition to the previous 100 made in the House of Representatives in September. Read More

China envoy visits N Korea, Trump hails 'big move' 9:35 pm
BEIJING, China (AFP) — A top Chinese envoy landed in North Korea on Friday in a trip hailed as a "big move" by US President Donald Trump, who has urged Beijing to pile pressure on its nuclear-armed ally.... Read More

Pentagon releases sexual assault data 9:08 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US troops have reported more than 20,000 allegations of sexual assault at military installations over the past four years, the Pentagon said in a report Friday.... Read More

Deaths of adolescents from HIV continues to rise 8:43 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is calling for Jamaicans to practise responsible sexual behaviour in order to prevent new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections.... Read More

Gov't looking to speed up wage talks — Holness

Friday, November, 17 2017 8:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is working to quickly resolve issues relating to the 2017/19 public sector wage negotiations. Read More

IMF 2013 agreement a blueprint for Jamaica's reform, says Phillips

Friday, November, 17 2017 7:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —Leader of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips today thanked International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde for supporting the 2013 agreement signed by the then PNP led-government and the fund. Read More

CMU opens centre for digital innovation

Friday, November, 17 2017 7:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) has officially opened a new Centre for Digital Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing and named it in honour of Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley. Read More

Economic signs positive — PIOJ

Friday, November, 17 2017 6:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) Dr Wayne Henry says the economic signs remain positive, with the general buoyancy reflected through increased industrial activities and employment, among things. Read More

Shaw reiterates call for banks to lower interest rates

Friday, November, 17 2017 5:47 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw has reiterated his appeal for financial institutions to provide low-interest funds to the productive sector. Read More

Forex: J$126.64 to one US dollar

Friday, November, 17 2017 5:33 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, November17, ended trading at J$126.64 up by two cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

IMF head says Jamaica setting standards in collaboration

Friday, November, 17 2017 5:10 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, says Jamaica is “setting standards” in the collaborative approach being taken in implementing the economic reform programme. Read More

Mugabe defiant despite mounting pressure to go

Friday, November, 17 2017 4:32 pm    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe appeared publicly Friday for the first time since the military takeover in a defiant gesture, but faces pressure to step down from his party ahead of weekend protests. Read More

Holness urges region to be more disciplined in implementing growth policies

Friday, November, 17 2017 4:02 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has underscored the need for Caribbean governments to be more disciplined in implementing policies that can generate higher levels of sustainable economic growth. Read More

Police name five wanted men

Friday, November, 17 2017 3:44 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The police have named five men wanted for a range of offences including murder, illegal possession of firearm, wounding with intent, and larceny.They are:1) Charles Hamilton, otherwise called Tuggy Tuggy, who escaped custody. Read More

IMF managing director commends Jamaica's govt

Friday, November, 17 2017 3:42 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, is hailing the Government for its effort to improve Jamaica's economic outlook. Read More


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