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Chuck wants motorists to clear traffic tickets before renewing driver's licence 7:23 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck, has warned that delinquent drivers may soon be required to clear outstanding traffic tickets before they are able to renew their driver's licence.... Read More

Gov't standardising bamboo industry to spur investment — Hutchinson 6:25 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, J C Hutchinson, has expressed a commitment to standardising the expanding bamboo industry in a way that encourages investment and safeguards protected bamboo...... Read More

Forex: J$131.54 to one US dollar 5:40 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, October 18 ended trading at J$131.54 down by 46 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.... Read More

New Mandela Highway street lights vandalised

Thursday, October, 18 2018 5:17 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says that several of the new street lamps installed along the Mandela Highway in St Andrew, are now non-functional, following the theft of circuit breakers in the area. Read More

Traffic changes along Mandela Highway this weekend — NWA

Thursday, October, 18 2018 4:55 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Another phase of traffic changes is to be implemented along the Mandela Highway in St Andrew, starting this Saturday, October 18, the National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting. Read More

Electricity theft increases in upscale communities — JPS

Thursday, October, 18 2018 4:39 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is reporting an uptick in instances of electricity theft among residents in upscale communities across several parishes. Read More

Trump says Saudi journalist likely dead, warns of 'severe' response

Thursday, October, 18 2018 4:21 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he now believes journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead and warned of "very severe" consequences should Saudi Arabia be proven responsible. Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: No man is an island, Leon Bailey

Thursday, October, 18 2018 3:45 pm    

Dear Editor,Like many, I was also disappointed reading about Leon Bailey's demands, if he is to join Jamaica's Reggae Boyz. Read More

WHO removes C'bean region from Zika virus classification

Thursday, October, 18 2018 3:25 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The World Health Organisation (WHO) has removed its Zika virus country classification scheme from countries in the region.The scheme had categorised most of the Caribbean territories as having active Zika virus transmission. Read More

Information phone line set up for residents in Kingston Western SOE

Thursday, October, 18 2018 2:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Members of the security forces operating in the Kingston Western state of public emergency (SOE) have established an information phone line. Read More

Two killed, several injured in Haiti anti-corruption protests

Thursday, October, 18 2018 2:34 pm    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Haitian police said Thursday at least two people were shot dead and more than a dozen injured in a huge anti-corruption protest that rocked the country a day earlier, as pressure mounted on unpopular President Jovenel Moise. Read More

Ground broken for $26m Salem Beach upgrade

Thursday, October, 18 2018 2:22 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett joined other officials in St Ann yesterday, for a ground-breaking ceremony at Salem Beach. The beach is being upgraded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to the tune of $26 million, under their National Beach Development... Read More

Ganja stores in Canada run out of supplies, more line-ups

Thursday, October, 18 2018 1:31 pm    

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Day two of legal recreational cannabis in Canada on Thursday saw more long line-ups outside pot stores and supply shortages in parts of the country. Read More

Jamaica expected to pass 4th review under IMF standby agreement

Thursday, October, 18 2018 1:19 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) Co-Chairman Keith Duncan is anticipating that the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Executive Board will ratify Jamaica's fourth review under the IMF's Precautionary Standby Arrangement (PSBA), when its members meet for... Read More


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