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204 students graduate from HEART Trust Unattached Youth Programme 9:41 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two hundred and four students, yesterday, graduated from the HEART Trust/NTA's National Unattached Youth Programme in Kitson Town, St Catherine.Health and Wellness Minister Dr Chris Tufton shared the news on Twitter earlier today. Read More

Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults on rides in 2018 9:01 pm
SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AP) — Uber, as part of a long anticipated safety report, revealed that more than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during its US rides in 2018.... Read More

PM hosts Christmas treat for senior citizens 8:36 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica—Prime Minister Andrew Holness earlier today hosted his annual Christmas treat for senior citizens on the lawns of Jamaica House.Holness shared the festivities on Twitter.... Read More

Write letters for road repairs, minister tells farmers 8:13 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is calling on farmers to write formal letters with requests for road repairs in their communities.... Read More

Dozens of migrants drown as boat sinks off Mauritania

Thursday, December, 5 2019 7:47 pm    

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AFP)— At least 62 migrants travelling on a makeshift boat have drowned off the coast of Mauritania, in the worst loss of life this year along the increasingly travelled western Atlantic migration route to Europe. Read More

Labour Ministry to provide cash grants to fire-affected May Pen vendors

Thursday, December, 5 2019 7:09 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Ministry of Labour and Social Security today announced that it will be providing cash grants to the vendors who were affected by the recent fire at the market in May Pen, Clarendon. Read More

15-y-o Paul Chambers of Morant Bay missing

Thursday, December, 5 2019 6:51 pm    

ST THOMAS, Jamaica – An Ananda Alert has been activated for 15-year-old Paul Chambers of Lyssons Road, Morant Bay in St Thomas who has been reported missing since Monday, December 2.Paul is of dark complexion, slim build and is about 5 feet 3 inches tall. Read More

Work advanced in restoration of Ward Theatre, says mayor

Thursday, December, 5 2019 6:37 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Mayor of Kingston, Delroy Williams, says work is advanced on the rehabilitation of the historic Ward Theatre to facilitate its reopening in 2020. Read More

Camp Road/Arnold Road traffic signals to be turned on this weekend – NWA

Thursday, December, 5 2019 5:41 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The National Works Agency (NWA) says that this weekend motorists travelling along Camp Road from Tom Redcam Drive will be able to make an exclusive right turn onto Arnold Road thanks to a filter light. Read More

Waterford Division Caretaker refutes claims of involvement in shooting of Sicka Rhymes

Thursday, December, 5 2019 5:35 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica— Jamaica Labour Party caretaker for the Waterford Division in Portmore, St Catherine, Krisho Holmes, is today refuting claims that members of his family are connected to the shooting of recording artiste, Sicka Rhymes. Read More

Forex: J$134.80 to one US dollar

Thursday, December, 5 2019 5:10 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The US dollar on Thursday, December 5 ended trading at J$134.80 down by 15 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary. Read More

US Marine charged with smuggling guns into Haiti

Thursday, December, 5 2019 4:45 pm    

RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — A US Marine caught smuggling guns into Haiti told investigators he wanted to help the country's military learn marksmanship and defeat “thugs” causing instability there, according to a criminal complaint. Read More

We won't apologise, await the AG's probe of RADA, says PNP

Thursday, December, 5 2019 4:32 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The People's National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of Agriculture Victor Wright today said that the PNP will not apologise for any statement it made on the Rural Agriculture Development Authority (RADA) farm road programme. Read More

CLA licensees trade $84m in cannabis since May

Thursday, December, 5 2019 1:35 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — For the period May to November this year, trading among Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) licensees has been valued at US$629,000 (J$84.2 million). Read More

Instagram to require birth dates in move to block underage use

Thursday, December, 5 2019 12:21 pm    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Instagram said Wednesday it would require new users to verify they are at least 13 when they join the visually focused, Facebook-owned social network. Read More


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