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New York bombing heightens fears of holiday attacks 9:23 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The abortive bombing by an Islamic State-inspired Bangladeshi in New York has raised fresh fears of a possible surge in attacks during the year-end holiday season on both sides of the Atlantic.... Read More

Ganja seized in Spanish Town, one man charged 9:15 pm
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The police have arrested and charged a man for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act following the seizure of a quantity of ganja at a premises in Cocoa Ridge, Spanish Town, St Catherine last Friday.... Read More

US wants US$250-m cut to UN budget 9:13 pm
UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — The United States is seeking a US$250 million cut to the core budget of the United Nations for 2018-2019, on top of US$200 million in savings already proposed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, diplomats said Tuesday.... Read More

VM Investments initial public offer of ordinary shares oversubscribed

Tuesday, December, 12 2017 8:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Victoria Mutual Wealth Management Limited has announced that the invitation made by Victoria Mutual Investments Limited (VMIL) Initial Public Offering, subject to the prospectus dated November 29, 2017, to raise just under J$700M, has been oversubscribed and closed at... Read More

Suspected suicide in St Catherine

Tuesday, December, 12 2017 8:31 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A young man is suspected to have committed suicide at his home on King Street in St Catherine last night. Read More

Waterford police investigating suspected hit and run

Tuesday, December, 12 2017 8:29 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The Waterford police in St Catherine are now investigating a suspected hit and run following the discovery of a woman's body on George Lee Boulevard this morning. Read More

KSAMC and police making arrangements for Christmas shopping downtown

Tuesday, December, 12 2017 8:02 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will be meeting with the police and other stakeholders tomorrow to finalise plans for shopping in downtown Kingston over the festive season. Read More

'Feminism' is US dictionary 'Word of the Year'

Tuesday, December, 12 2017 7:57 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — In the year that Donald Trump's inauguration triggered nationwide women's protests and powerful men were toppled by a firestorm of sexual misconduct allegations, the leading US dictionary named "feminism" its word of 2017. Read More

Forex: J$125.73 to one US dollar

Tuesday, December, 12 2017 7:18 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, December 12, ended trading at J$125.73 up by three cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Kim Jong-Un vows to make North Korea 'strongest nuclear power'

Tuesday, December, 12 2017 6:56 pm    

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — Kim Jong-Un has vowed to make North Korea the "world's strongest nuclear power," state media reported Wednesday, as the reclusive nation shows little sign of reining in a weapons programme fuelling global alarm. Read More

Ja, Brazil celebrate 55 years of diplomatic relations

Tuesday, December, 12 2017 6:17 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Scores of guests attended a reception on December 8 in Brasilia, Brazil, to mark the 55th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the South American country and Jamaica. Read More

Magnitude 6.2 quake hits southeastern Iran — seismological centre

Tuesday, December, 12 2017 6:06 pm    

TEHRAN, Iran (AFP) — A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Iran's southeastern province of Kerman on Tuesday, the Iranian seismological centre reported, though minimal damage was reported. Read More

Flash flood watch remains in effect for northern, southeastern parishes

Tuesday, December, 12 2017 5:29 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service has extended a flash flood watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of Hanover, St James, Trelawny, St Ann, St Mary, Portland, St Thomas, Kingston and St Andrew. Read More

US files terror charges against NY 'subway bomber'

Tuesday, December, 12 2017 5:19 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The United States on Tuesday unveiled federal terrorism charges against the Bangladeshi driver who detonated a bomb in a New York subway passageway, after allegedly being inspired by the Islamic State group and self-radicalising as early as... Read More


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