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JCF to benefit from Traffic Ticket Amnesty funds

Thursday, November, 16 2017 8:09 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of National Security Robert Montague says a large portion of the funds collected under the traffic ticket amnesty will be used to purchase vehicles and equipment for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) as well as effect improvements to traffic offices... Read More

Work progressing on Cornwall Regional Hospital

Thursday, November, 16 2017 8:06 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, says work to improve the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, St James is progressing, with certain areas to be completed soon. Read More

US warns of Christmas terror threat in Europe

Thursday, November, 16 2017 8:01 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States on Thursday updated its advice to travellers heading for Europe, warning of an increased terrorist threat over the Christmas and New Year holiday season. Read More

INDECOM probing death of Tower Street inmate, two other shootings

Thursday, November, 16 2017 7:22 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Three shooting incidents that occurred between 4:00am and 1:00pm today are now the subjects of investigations by the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM).The incidents ended in the death of two men and the injury of another. Read More

Spanish Town Hospital to be upgraded to Type A

Thursday, November, 16 2017 7:10 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton says that a contract has been signed with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) with a view to upgrading the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine from a Type B hospital to a Type A. Read More

School principal and PE teacher on fraud charges in Trinidad

Thursday, November, 16 2017 6:26 pm    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — A secondary school principal and a physical education teacher are to re-appear in court next week after they were given TT$120,000 (One TT dollar=US$0.16 cents) bail each on fraud charges related to their school's participation in the Secondary School... Read More

IMF willing to help hurricane-ravaged Caribbean countries — Lagarde

Thursday, November, 16 2017 6:11 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, says her organisation is willing to help the Caribbean countries severely affected by the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Read More

National Prayer Vigil set for December 10

Thursday, November, 16 2017 6:03 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The 25th annual National Prayer Vigil will be held on Sunday, December 10 on the grounds of King's House from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Read More

Forex: J$126.62 to one US dollar

Thursday, November, 16 2017 5:33 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, November 16, ended trading at J$126.62 down by 12 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

23-y-o Jelani Munroe is 2018 Rhodes Scholar

Thursday, November, 16 2017 5:26 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jelani Munroe has been named Jamaica Rhodes Scholar for the 2018-2019 school year. Read More

Twitter to remove 'verification badge' from some accounts

Thursday, November, 16 2017 5:02 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Twitter is changing its policy on "verified" accounts, reserving the right to remove the blue badges from users who violate the online platform's terms of service. Read More

Tower Street inmate shot dead in escape attempt

Thursday, November, 16 2017 4:29 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) says an inmate of the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre was shot dead when he tried to escape custody while on a medical visit to the National Chest Hospital in St Andrew. Read More

'Worried' UN appeals for peaceful end to Zimbabwe crisis

Thursday, November, 16 2017 4:14 pm    

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday appealed for a peaceful solution to the crisis in Zimbabwe after President Robert Mugabe told the military he would not step aside. Read More

Collect birth, marriage and death certificates, RGD urges

Thursday, November, 16 2017 4:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Registrar General's Department (RGD) is inviting people with uncollected birth, marriage and death certificates to attend its Twickenham Park and Portmore offices in St Catherine on Friday, November 17, to pick up their documents. Read More

Govt to host NIDS town hall meetings

Thursday, November, 16 2017 4:01 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Government's roll-out of a national public education campaign on the National Identification System (NIDS) will continue with a series of town hall meetings islandwide. The first meeting is scheduled for Emancipation Park in New Kingston on Thursday, November 23,... Read More


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