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IDT rules against Petrojam 11:25 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) on Monday ruled that Roselle Scott-Heron was unjustifiably dismissed as human resources manager at Petrojam in December 2016 and awarded her 12 months' salary as compensation. Read More

Gas prices up $3.07, diesel up $2.92 4:53 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see an increase at the pumps in the price of gasoline and diesel, effective Thursday, February 20, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from Petrojam.... Read More

Samsung launches folding smartphone 4:32 pm
SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Seeking to rev up demand in the slumping smartphone market, Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a folding handset, becoming the first major manufacturer to offer the feature.... Read More

Gov't continues work to identify third city 4:22 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has allocated $67 million to undertake a pre-assessment survey and evaluation studies aimed at identifying a possible third city for Jamaica.... Read More

Gayle launches farewell year with bruising century

Wednesday, February, 20 2019 4:06 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) — Chris Gayle's 24th one-day international century anchored the West Indies to a formidable total of 360 for eight batting first against England in the day/night first fixture of a five-match series at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Wednesday. Read More

CARICOM again at odds with OAS Secretary General

Wednesday, February, 20 2019 3:20 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping said it remains “deeply concerned” by the actions and statements of the Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, which it argued “are outside the bounds of... Read More

NSWMA receives 11 garbage trucks

Wednesday, February, 20 2019 3:09 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has received 11 compactor garbage trucks, valued at approximately US$1.74 million, from the Government. Read More

West Indies 360-8 vs England in 1st ODI

Wednesday, February, 20 2019 2:48 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — West Indies made 360-8 from 50 overs in the first one-day international against England at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on Wednesday:West Indies 360-8 (Chris Gayle 135, Shai Hope 64; Ben Stokes 3-37, Adil Rashid 3-74) Read More

Jamaican drug smuggler jailed for 18 years in Bermuda

Wednesday, February, 20 2019 1:23 pm    

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — A 38-year-old Jamaican from the central parish of Manchester, who fled from customs officers at Bermuda's international airport before they found heroin worth three-quarters of a million US dollars in his luggage, was jailed for 18 years by a Supreme Court judge... Read More

Trinidad Gov't denies blocking attempt by Jamaica's NCB to acquire Guardian

Wednesday, February, 20 2019 12:18 pm    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad and Tobago government has denied putting in place measures that would serve to block attempts by the NCB Global Holdings Ltd of Jamaica (NCBJ) to acquire the Trinidad and Tobago-based Guardian Holdings Limited (GHL). Read More

Deputy Commissioner Haye appointed JCF Inspector General

Wednesday, February, 20 2019 11:30 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Selvin Haye was on Monday appointed Inspector General of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Read More

World Cup 'firsts' still vivid for West Indies hero Lloyd

Wednesday, February, 20 2019 11:22 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The children playing cricket in the unlikely setting of London's Trafalgar Square could have been forgiven for not knowing the identity of the grey-haired gentleman loping between the wickets. Read More

Teenage girl held with firearm in bag

Wednesday, February, 20 2019 10:33 am    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A teenage girl was taken into custody by officers assigned to the St Catherine North Police Division in relation to a firearm seizure on Wellington Street, Spanish Town, St Catherine last night. Read More

Windies bat first in opening England ODI

Wednesday, February, 20 2019 10:20 am    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) — West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and chose to bat first against England in the day/night first one-day international of their five-match series in Barbados on Wednesday. Read More

UTech students, lecturers protest for greater Gov't support

Wednesday, February, 20 2019 9:52 am    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Students and staff of the Papine-based University of Technology (UTech) have this morning taken to the streets voicing their concerns about what they say is the small government subvention to the university when compared to other institutions across the... Read More


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