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O-Wrap: J'can selected for White House initiative… Storm watches for Isaac discontinued… 'Anti-gang week' declared 7:02 pm

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Fires, explosions erupt in multiple US towns near Boston 9:37 pm
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Mass evacuations from US towns north of Boston were underway Thursday after dozens of fires and suspected gas explosions erupted, police said, leaving at least 10 residents injured, one critically.... Read More

Play Bolt in defence, says Spain's World Cup-winning coach 9:15 pm
SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — World Cup-winning coach Vicente del Bosque has some advice for sprint king Usain Bolt's new Australian club — play him in defence.... Read More

C-TOC arrest four for selling drugs without prescriptions 9:05 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Detectives from the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) today arrested the owner, a pharmacist and two employees of a popular pharmacy in downtown Kingston.... Read More

Poor planning by Govt to be blamed for road congestion, says PNP

Thursday, September, 13 2018 8:32 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Leader of the People's National Party (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips is rubbishing what he said are claims by the Andrew Holness-led Government that it was forced to undertake major road works along a number of critical Corporate Area corridors all at the same time because of... Read More

Jamaica in men's International Kickboxing Champs final

Thursday, September, 13 2018 8:18 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Jamaica will hope lightning can strike twice in the same place as they go into the men's team fighting finals against England as slight favourites as the the International Sport Karate and Kickboxing Amateur World Championships comes to a close tomorrow night at the... Read More

UWI opens Faculty of Engineering

Thursday, September, 13 2018 7:44 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS)  Read More

Memorial held for man shot by US cop who entered wrong apartment

Thursday, September, 13 2018 7:26 pm    

CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — Hundreds packed a Texas church Thursday to mourn a young immigrant man shot dead in his own home by a Dallas cop who claimed she mistakenly entered the wrong apartment. Read More

More sugar workers to get housing solutions

Thursday, September, 13 2018 6:22 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — More sugar workers and their families are to benefit from affordable housing solutions being developed by the National Housing Trust (NHT), in partnership with SCJ Holdings Limited (SCJH). Read More

UN bodies strengthen cooperation to help C'bean fulfil 2030 Agenda

Thursday, September, 13 2018 5:59 pm    

SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) — The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says its executive secretary, Alicia Bárcena, has met with the United Nations Under-Secretary-General in charge of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), Liu Zhenmin, in strengthening... Read More

Mass shooting in California tied to domestic dispute — police

Thursday, September, 13 2018 5:44 pm    

BAKERSFIELD, United States (AFP) — A man who killed five people, including his wife, in California before taking his own life had been in the midst of a contentious divorce, authorities said Thursday. Read More

Forex: J$136.99 to one US dollar

Thursday, September, 13 2018 5:25 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, September 13 ended trading at J$136.99 down by six cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Storm watches, warnings discontinued for Isaac

Thursday, September, 13 2018 4:55 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says all storm watches and warnings for Tropical Storm Isaac have been ended. However, it warned that the threat of heavy rain remains. Read More

J'cans urged to get involved in cleaning beaches

Thursday, September, 13 2018 4:14 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is calling for Jamaicans to join its Adopt a Beach programme and get directly involved in cleaning the island's coastlines. Read More

September 16-21 declared 'Anti-Gang Week'

Thursday, September, 13 2018 3:23 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of National Security in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has declared September 16-21 “Anti-Gang Week” in an effort to steer youth away from criminality. Read More


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