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St Mary residents to start process of having Tacky declared national hero 6:25 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of National Security, Robert Montague said the people of St Mary intend to start the process of having Tacky declared a national hero as soon the Bill to absolve certain national heroes is passed in the House of Representatives. Read More

Gov't initiate 'Youth Club Charge Up' to promote peace 6:13 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government has initiated a youth-development programme to engage young people in the promotion of peace while building the capacity of youth clubs to steer community growth.... Read More

Jamaica to benefit from US$7.52-m grant funding 5:51 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Jamaica is set to benefit from an initial US$7.52 million in grant funding under the ninth cycle of the Caribbean Development Bank's (CDB) Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF 9).... Read More

Forex: J$127.97 to one US dollar 5:15 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, October 17, ended trading at J$127.97 down by 25 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.... Read More

Haiti police use tear gas to stop tax protest

Tuesday, October, 17 2017 5:03 pm    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Haitian police on Tuesday used tear gas and water cannons to disperse thousands of protesters marching on the capital Port-au-Prince, as anger mounts over tax hikes seen as unfairly targeting the poor. Read More

Travel industry ramps up effort to promote C'bean tourism

Tuesday, October, 17 2017 4:33 pm    

FLORIDA, United States — The travel industry is ramping up efforts to get out the message that many Caribbean islands were unaffected by hurricanes and that their economies depend on tourism. Read More

Regional conference to discuss housing starts tomorrow

Tuesday, October, 17 2017 4:14 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Housing cost and financing are high on the agenda of the Regional Housing Conference slated for October 18 to 20 at the Iberostar Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay, St James. Read More

Rasta musician refuses to stand in Gordon House

Tuesday, October, 17 2017 4:06 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Rastafarian musician Yasus Afari was this afternoon threatened with being thrown out of Gordon House for refusing to stand during the opening proceedings as is customary during sittings of the Houses of Parliament. Read More

TAJ opens more offices on Saturdays as traffic ticket amnesty ends

Tuesday, October, 17 2017 3:40 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — With two weeks remaining until the October 31 close of the traffic ticket amnesty, Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) says that it will operate three additional offices on the last two Saturdays of the month, October 21 and 28, to accommodate motorists paying outstanding... Read More

Taylor, Jarvis return to Zimbabwe squad for Tests against Windies

Tuesday, October, 17 2017 3:31 pm    

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (CMC) — Former captain Brendan Taylor and all-rounder Kyle Jarvis have been recalled, boosting Zimbabwe for their two-test series against West Indies, starting on Saturday at the Queen's Sports Club in Zimbabwe. Read More

Media asked to delay entering Denham Town ZOSO

Tuesday, October, 17 2017 3:12 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Hours after Prime Minister Andrew Holness declared a section of Denham Town in Kingston the second zone of special operation (ZOSO), the joint security force is asking the media to delay entering the community until certain procedures are dealt with. Read More

US judge blocks latest version of Trump travel ban

Tuesday, October, 17 2017 2:56 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A US judge on Tuesday barred the White House from implementing yet another version of Donald Trump's controversial executive order on immigration, hours before it was to go into full effect. Read More

New addition to Windies Women T20 team

Tuesday, October, 17 2017 2:00 pm    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua – The selection panel of Cricket West Indies (CWI) today announced a 13-member Windies Women's squad for the three Twenty20 Internationals against Sri Lanka Women next week. Read More

Venezuela poll results a 'strong message' to US, allies, says Maduro

Tuesday, October, 17 2017 1:10 pm    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday his socialist party's landslide victory in disputed regional elections had delivered a "strong message" to the United States and its allies."Our people have given a strong message to imperialism, to... Read More

Zimbabwe 'A' v Windies end in draw

Tuesday, October, 17 2017 12:44 pm    

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (CMC) —  Zimbabwe 'A' drew with West Indies on the final day of their three-day, tour match on Tuesday at the Bulawayo Athletic Club in the host country. Read More


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