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House approves special procurement incentives for MSMEs 10:00 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica's micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are being given new incentives to compete for Government business and promote local production. Read More

Red Stripe aims to reduce landfill output to zero 9:14 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Brewing company Red Stripe has launched a project aimed at reducing the company's waste to landfill output to zero by diverting waste streams to productive enterprise.... Read More

US endorses tobacco pouches as less risky than cigarettes 9:01 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — For the first time, US health regulators have judged a type of smokeless tobacco to be less harmful than cigarettes, a decision that could open the door to other less risky options for smokers.... Read More

Kingston Wharves CEO denies fee hikes 8:04 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chief Executive Officer at Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL), Grantley Stephenson, has denied reports of a recent increase in service charges at the facility and is seeking to clarify “erroneous” media reports concerning operations at the Port of...... Read More

Man shot and injured during altercation with cop at Criminal Records Office

Tuesday, October, 22 2019 7:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A policeman has been hospitalised along with a man, who is nursing gunshot wounds, following an altercation between the two at the Criminal Records Office (CRO) today. Read More

Immigrant claims ICE agent threatened, raped her for years

Tuesday, October, 22 2019 6:31 pm    

HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) — An immigration agent threatened a Honduran woman living in Connecticut with deportation if she didn't have sex with him, then raped her as often as four times a week for seven years, impregnating her three times, the woman says in a federal lawsuit. Read More

Forex: J$138.58 to one US dollar

Tuesday, October, 22 2019 5:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, October 22 ended trading at J$138.58, down by 30 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary. Read More

Data driving dengue management in St Elizabeth

Tuesday, October, 22 2019 5:44 pm    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — Vector control workers from the St Elizabeth Health Services have adopted a data-driven approach to manage mosquito breeding and mosquito-borne diseases within the parish. Read More

Boeing replaces head of commercial plane division amid MAX crisis

Tuesday, October, 22 2019 4:48 pm    

New York, United States (AFP)— Boeing on Tuesday replaced the head of its commercial plane division, the most significant executive departure since the 737 MAX grounding plunged the company into crisis seven months ago. Read More

New voter ID cards will be tamper-proof, says EOJ

Tuesday, October, 22 2019 4:33 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The new voter identification (ID) cards to be issued by the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) during its national voter ID renewal exercise will be tamper-proof, says Assistant Director of Elections in charge of Information Systems, Theisea... Read More

PNP demands update on Tablets in School Project

Tuesday, October, 22 2019 4:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Opposition spokesperson on science, technology, and information, Julian Robinson, is calling on Minister of Science and Technology, Fayval Williams, to update the nation on the status of the Tablets in School Project. Read More

Reid, Pinnock want corruption charges quashed

Tuesday, October, 22 2019 3:53 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Embattled former Education Minister Ruel Reid and President of the Caribbean Maritime University Professor Fritz Pinnock this morning filed an application in the Supreme Court for a judicial review against the Financial Investigation Division (FID) in respect of the... Read More

British MPs give initial approval to Johnson's Brexit plan

Tuesday, October, 22 2019 3:03 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British MPs on Tuesday gave their initial approval to a law implementing Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, but could still derail his attempts to get the agreement passed in time to leave the EU on October 31. Read More

Tobacco control group wants e-cigarettes banned in Jamaica

Tuesday, October, 22 2019 2:59 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) says the importation and sale of e-cigarettes in Jamaica should be banned. Read More

World Bank gives US$14.85-m grant to reinforce Jamaica's resilience to natural disasters

Tuesday, October, 22 2019 2:32 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The World Bank recently announced a US$14.85 million grant from the Global Risk Financing Facility (GRiF) to support Jamaica in expanding its financial protection against natural disaster risks. Read More


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