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'Rapid' devaluation of J$ driving up prices, says Phillips 3:31 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Leader of the People's National Party (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips says that the continuous slide in the Jamaican dollar is unleashing hardship on ordinary citizens and the uncertainty surrounding the Government's economic policies has plunged the society into a state of... Read More

Facebook flags users who try to 'game' fact-checking effort 2:54 pm
SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Facebook acknowledged Tuesday it has developed tools to identify users "indiscriminately" flagging fake news as it refines its effort to combat misinformation.... Read More

Trelawny Parish court evacuated after bomb threat 2:14 pm
TRELAWNY, Jamaica — The Trelawny Parish Court in Duncans has been evacuted following a bomb threat.The Court Management Services (CMS) informed a short while ago that the police and members of the Fire Department are currently carrying out investigations.... Read More

Chef stabbed to death in Manchester 1:48 pm
MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The Manchester police are currently investigating the stabbing death of a man in the parish Monday night.He is identified as 38-year-old Densuma Henry, also known by the alias 'Crusher,' from the community of Wagon Wheel in Hatfield.... Read More

US warns of more sanctions coming against Russia

Tuesday, August, 21 2018 1:32 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A senior Treasury official warned Tuesday that the United States has more economic sanctions on Russia in the pipeline, after the US blacklisted two Russian companies for trading with North Korea. Read More

Johnson Smith announces new J'can ambassador to Mexico

Tuesday, August, 21 2018 1:11 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Deputy Director of the Jamaica Tourist Board, Jason Keats Hall, has been appointed to head Jamaica's Mission in Mexico.Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith made the announcement in a statement today. Read More

Science and technology ministry on autopilot with retirement of PS — Robinson

Tuesday, August, 21 2018 12:39 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party (PNP) spokesman Julian Robinson, says with the departure of Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Science and Technology, Hillary Alexander, the ministry is on autopilot and the Opposition will not tolerate the 'laissez faire' attitude of Prime... Read More

Amnesty Int'l to unveil mural for victims of alleged police killings

Tuesday, August, 21 2018 12:23 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Amnesty International says it will on Friday unveil a mural on Orange Street in downtown Kingston in honour of Jamaican women fighting for justice for family members allegedly killed by police. Read More

Bustamante hospital to save millions with solar energy

Tuesday, August, 21 2018 12:01 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Bustamante Hospital for Children, in Kingston, is expected to save $28 million in energy costs over the next 20 years, through the installation of a solar energy system.The system, which was donated by the Guardsman Group to power the hospital's Intensive Care... Read More

US inmates launch nationwide strike

Tuesday, August, 21 2018 11:42 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US prisoners on Tuesday declared a nationwide strike demanding changes to correctional institutions including living conditions, pathways to parole and voting rights restoration. Read More

Caribbean energy consumers to benefit from new initiative

Tuesday, August, 21 2018 11:14 am    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Caribbean energy services consumers are to benefit from a new initiative being spearheaded by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Development Fund (CDF) in collaboration with a number of regional and international organisations including the German-based Deutsche... Read More

Gov't in contact with relatives of J'can-born woman who died in Italy bridge collapse

Tuesday, August, 21 2018 11:05 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade assures that it has been keeping in touch with the relatives of Cristian Cecala, his Jamaican-born wife, Dawna Munroe and their nine-year-old daughter Crystal, who were sadly amongst the 43 casualties of a collapsed... Read More

UK apologises to 18 members of Windrush generation

Tuesday, August, 21 2018 10:54 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The United Kingdom is to formally apologise to 18 members of the Windrush generation who it is believed could have been wrongfully removed or detained. Read More

Grenade thrown at Haiti's Parliament building

Tuesday, August, 21 2018 10:13 am    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Police in Haiti were guarding the Parliament building on Tuesday after unidentified people reportedly threw a grenade at the building and shots were also heard on Monday. Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Ban on dangerous dogs long overdue

Tuesday, August, 21 2018 10:05 am    

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