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New York sues e-cigarette firm Juul for targeting youngsters 9:47 pm

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — New York on Tuesday became the second state this week to sue Juul, the United States' largest electronic cigarette manufacturer, for illegally targeting minors with its marketing campaigns. Read More

Businessman, two taxi operators among six charged in St Ann ganja bust 9:06 pm
ST ANN, Jamaica —  A businessman and two taxi operators are among six men who have been charged in relation to offences under the Dangerous Drugs Act in Exchange, Ocho Rios, St Ann on Wednesday, November 13.... Read More

Two Kingston men charged with firearm-related offences 8:44 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have charged two Kingston residents with firearm-related offences following their alleged involvement in separate altercations.... Read More

JCF seeks to clarify reports surrounding recent August Town operation 8:29 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is seeking to clarify statements made in a local newscast on Sunday about a recent police operation in August Town, St Andrew.... Read More

Climate impacts 'to cost world US$7.9 trillion' by 2050

Tuesday, November, 19 2019 7:14 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Climate change could directly cost the world economy US$7.9 trillion by mid-century as increased drought, flooding and crop failures hamper growth and threaten infrastructure, new analysis showed Wednesday. Read More

Gov't pushing for limestone production facility

Tuesday, November, 19 2019 6:51 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has heightened discussions with private-sector interests to develop a Limestone Production Facility to boost export, and to provide services to refineries. Read More

J$139.50 to one US dollar

Tuesday, November, 19 2019 5:40 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, November 19 ended trading at J$139.50, down by 40 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary. Read More

St Mary police investigating suspected suicide of 9-y-o boy

Tuesday, November, 19 2019 5:35 pm    

ST MARY, Jamaica — The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of nine-year-old Jaden Grant who was found at his home in Mason Hall district, St Mary, yesterday. Read More

Phillips calls for probe of farm road rehabilitation programme

Tuesday, November, 19 2019 5:27 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition leader, Dr Peter Phillips has called on the Auditor General to conduct a full financial audit of the Rehabilitation of Farm Roads Programme undertaken by  the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA). Read More

CARICOM delegation discussing corresponding banking in the US

Tuesday, November, 19 2019 3:35 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne is leading a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) delegation to the United States to participate in a roundtable discussion on de-risking and correspondent banking. Read More

Gov't moves to 'monetise brand Jamaica'

Tuesday, November, 19 2019 2:59 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government will be pumping resources towards "monetising and upgrading" brand Jamaica to better capitalise on its economic benefit and value. Read More

Institute of Caribbean Studies honours four Jamaicans at CARAH awards

Tuesday, November, 19 2019 2:23 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States — Four Jamaicans are expected to be honoured at the 26th Annual Caribbean American Heritage Awards (CARAH) scheduled for Friday, November 22 in Washington, DC in the United States. Read More

Wavell Hinds hosts sports forum in Hanover

Tuesday, November, 19 2019 1:46 pm    

HANOVER, Jamaica — Former West Indies batsman Wavell Hinds will host a sports forum at the Hopewell Multipurpose Complex in Hanover on Thursday, November 21. Read More

Jamaican suspect in Vermont killing on US 'most wanted' list

Tuesday, November, 19 2019 1:20 pm    

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont (AP) — The US Marshals Service says the name of a suspect in the killing of a Vermont woman last year has been added to its 15 “Most Wanted” list. Read More

Jamaica holds world's second highest rate of female homicides in 2017 — UN report

Tuesday, November, 19 2019 12:22 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP)— Every day in 2017, 137 women and girls were intentionally killed by their partner or a family member somewhere in the world, according to UN statistics. Read More


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