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Gov't will continue to improve water systems, says Holness 4:51 pm

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government will continue to improve water systems islandwide to ensure access to the amenity to residents.He emphasised that this is imperative, as water is pivotal to Jamaica's attainment of significant economic growth... Read More

Pope touts 'Click to Pray' app ahead of World Youth Day 3:11 pm
VATICAN CITY, Holy See (AFP)†— Pope Francis on Sunday†recommended a praying app called "Click to Pray" ahead of a World Youth Day festival in Panama that allows users to share their prayers online."Internet and the social networks are a resource of our time, a way to stay in...... Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Jamaicans should own a share in Petrojam 1:11 pm
The Editor,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †Dear Sir or Madam:Petrojam: The objective ought to be to have it owned, via the Jamaica Stock Exchange, by a wide cross-section of the Jamaican people. No single individual or company should have...... Read More

Epilepsy Association seeking US2,000 to assist with medication 11:08 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaican Epilepsy Association has partnered†with The Jamaica National Group†in an effort to raise funds to assist with buying medication for people suffering from the illness.The association hopes to raise US$2,000 via the JN Group's Read More

Trump attacks top Democrat for rejecting Mexico wall deal

Sunday, January, 20 2019 10:54 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump bitterly attacked top Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Sunday after she rejected a deal on immigration and the Mexico border wall that would end a 30-day-old government shutdown.Pelosi, speaker of the House of Representatives,... Read More

Garbage collector held with 5 bullets in Portmore

Sunday, January, 20 2019 10:45 am    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A garbage collector in Portmore, St Catherine has been charged with illegal possession of ammunition.He is 24-year-old Roshane Brown, otherwise called 'Toto', of Mary's Close, Watson Grove in Caymanas, St Catherine. Read More

Two dead from heart attacks as strong quake jolts Chile

Sunday, January, 20 2019 10:13 am    

SANTIAGO, Chile (AFP) — A strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit north-central Chile on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, with police reporting the deaths of two people from heart attacks. Read More

Suicide suspected in death of 16-y-o St Elizabeth girl

Sunday, January, 20 2019 9:50 am    

ST ELIZABETH , Jamaica — It is believed that a teen girl committed suicide at her home in Newton district, St Elizabeth yesterday. Read More

Lawyer reported missing

Sunday, January, 20 2019 9:36 am    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica— Attorney-at-law Williams Hines, 65, otherwise called 'Baldie', of Greenside, Falmouth in Trelawny and Mona, in St Andrew has been reported missing.He is of dark complexion, slim build and is about 170 centimetres (5 feet 7 inches) tall. Read More

Trump offers 'Dreamers' deal for border-money proposal

Saturday, January, 19 2019 4:53 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to break the government shutdown impasse Saturday, offering to extend protections for young people brought to the country illegally as children, if Democrats give him US$5.7 billion for his long-promised border wall. But... Read More

Flag weather warning system to be implemented at seaports

Saturday, January, 19 2019 3:07 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica† — The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) plans to institute a flag weather warning system with accompanying signs at seaport departure points, to provide vessels with alerts on storm and wind conditions. Read More

Construction worker dies in Manchester crash

Saturday, January, 19 2019 1:42 pm    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Investigators assigned to the Manchester Police Division are probing the circumstances surrounding the fatal collision that claimed the life of a man on the Aenon Town main road in Manchester yesterday. †Dead is 30-year-old Leroy Campbell, a construction... Read More

78-y-o man found dead in apparent suicide

Saturday, January, 19 2019 12:12 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A 78-year-old man was found dead at his home on Wild Street in Kingston yesterday.The deceased has been identified as Anns Simpson. Read More

Former JUTC employee who crashed bus arrested

Saturday, January, 19 2019 11:38 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police have apprehended the former†Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) employee who reportedly drove away a bus from one of the company's depots, causing minor damage to a motor car in Grants Pen, St Andrew in December last year. Read More

Fuel pipeline blaze in Mexico kills at least 66

Saturday, January, 19 2019 11:09 am    

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AFP) -- An explosion and fire in central Mexico killed at least 66 people after hundreds converged on the site of an illegal fuel-line tap to gather gasoline, officials said, during a government crackdown on fuel theft."The toll that we have until a few minutes... Read More


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