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Forex: J$136.20 to one US dollar 5:26 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, September 19 ended trading at J$136.20, down by 20 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Opposition concerned about weak growth, increase in poverty 2:52 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica —The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) says it is pleased that Jamaica has completed its International Monetary Fund (IMF) Programme after six and a half years, but expressed concern that the programme's significant fiscal and structural reforms are not delivering...... Read More

Two members of Cuba's UN mission asked to leave US 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Two members of Cuba's UN mission were asked to leave the United States after engaging in "activities harmful to US national security," State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said Thursday.... Read More

Sentencing postponed for baby thief 2:07 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The sentencing of Peta-Gay Ffrench, the woman who pleaded guilty to stealing a baby from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston on January 9, has been postponed.... Read More

Reggae Boyz move up in FIFA rankings

Thursday, September, 19 2019 1:43 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — National Senior team Head Coach Theodore Whitmore has expressed cautious pleasure at the very positive movement of the Reggae Boyz in the FIFA rankings issued yesterday. Read More

Leon Bailey injury compounds Leverkusen's misery

Thursday, September, 19 2019 1:39 pm    

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey was ruled out for at least four weeks Thursday with an injury sustained in their shock Champions League loss at home to Lokomotiv Moscow. Read More

Jerry becomes Category 1 hurricane swirling in Atlantic

Thursday, September, 19 2019 12:21 pm    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Jerry, a storm swirling in the Atlantic Ocean, became a Category 1 hurricane Thursday, but so far posed minimal threat of landfall as it made its way northwest, forecasters reported. Read More

Education ministry says it is addressing ADHD, other mental health concerns in schools

Thursday, September, 19 2019 11:25 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information says a number of initiatives are being implemented to address concerns about children with suspected Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and other mental health issues.   Read More

September 30 deadline for voters' list registration

Thursday, September, 19 2019 10:28 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The deadline for people wanting to register for the next voters' list is Monday, September 30.The next voters' list will be published on November 30, 2019. Read More

Gov't looking to complete electric vehicle policy this financial year

Thursday, September, 19 2019 10:26 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology is seeking to complete an electric vehicle policy and promulgate regulations under the Electricity Act to treat with the use of these vehicles, during this financial year. Read More

Severe weather alert for central, eastern parishes

Thursday, September, 19 2019 10:06 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service has issued a severe weather alert for eastern and central parishes until 5:00 pm today. Met Service says a broad trough which has maintained its position over the central and western Caribbean for the past few days, is likely to be... Read More

A mother or baby dies in child birth every 11 seconds — UN

Thursday, September, 19 2019 9:53 am    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Global child and maternal deaths have fallen sharply in recent decades, but new UN statistics released Thursday show unequal progress, with more than five childbirths a minute ending in tragedy. Read More

J'can on murder rap in Trinidad to appear in court today

Thursday, September, 19 2019 9:13 am    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — A 29-year-old Jamaican man is scheduled to appear in court here on Thursday, on a charge of murder. Read More

Gov't yet to establish compensation framework for Coral Gardens victims

Thursday, September, 19 2019 8:30 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has indicated that the Government is facing challenges in establishing a fair compensation framework for victims of the Coral Gardens Incident of 1963 and has vowed to work on expediting the... Read More

Hurricane rips roofs, cuts power in Bermuda, but no deaths

Thursday, September, 19 2019 8:03 am    

MIAMI, Florida (AP) — Hurricane Humberto blew off rooftops, toppled trees and knocked out power as it blew past the British Atlantic island of Bermuda. But officials said Thursday that the Category 3 storm caused no reported deaths. Read More


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