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Hemp farm to be established in Westmoreland

Wednesday, November, 13 2019 1:51 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Virtudes Company will, next week Thursday, break ground for the establishment of a hemp farm to grow and process medical cannabis.According to a release from Virtudes, the farm will be located in Westmoreland. Read More

Transport operators push for fare increase

Wednesday, November, 13 2019 1:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS) says it will be holding a press conference tomorrow, Thursday November 14, to push for an increase in fares, against the background of a sliding dollar. Read More

Gender based violence increasing in T&T, Jamaica and Guyana – UN

Wednesday, November, 13 2019 12:45 pm    

NAIROBI, Kenya (CMC) – A senior United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) official Wednesday said that there's a growing problem of gender based violence in Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. Read More

Regional Energy Ministers to meet in Jamaica next February

Wednesday, November, 13 2019 12:14 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – More than 30 energy ministers from the region are set to journey to Jamaica next February for the fourth Energy and Climate Partnership (ECPA) Ministerial Meeting. Read More

Minister Samuda condemns killing of UTech student

Wednesday, November, 13 2019 11:29 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Karl Samuda has extended condolences to the family of University of Technology (UTech) student, Kyle Patterson. Read More

BoJ again intervenes in Forex market

Wednesday, November, 13 2019 10:52 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Bank of Jamaica (BoJ) again intervened in the foreign exchange market this morning with an offer of US$30 million to be sold to authorised dealers and large cambios. Read More

Fireworks expected as televised Trump impeachment hearings open

Wednesday, November, 13 2019 10:17 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Donald Trump faces the most perilous challenge of his three-year presidency as public hearings convened as part of the impeachment probe against him open under the glare of television cameras on Wednesday. Read More

Team Jamaica Bickle donates defibrillators to 13 more schools

Wednesday, November, 13 2019 10:02 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica—Thirteen high schools, the National Stadium and the University of the West Indies Sports Department will, this Friday, receive defibrillators as part of the Defibrillator to Schools programme. Read More

Ex-cop wanted for attempted murder

Wednesday, November, 13 2019 9:37 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica –  The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has listed an ex-policeman, 33-year-old Mowanda Pryce, as wanted for attempted murder.Pryce is of a Content district, Bog Walk, St Catherine address. Read More

Central Bank expects normality to return to Forex market

Wednesday, November, 13 2019 9:15 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Central Bank is expecting normality to return to the foreign exchange market consequent on the sale of US$40 million to authorised dealers and cambios, via the Bank of Jamaica FX Intervention Trading Tool (B-FXITT) on Tuesday (November 12), to augment... Read More

House welcomes $2.3b dengue and disaster mitigation programmes

Wednesday, November, 13 2019 9:00 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The government will be spending some $2.3 billion over the coming weeks on disaster mitigation, elimination of mosquito breeding sites as well as solid waste removal, beautification and improvements to roads and civil infrastructures. Read More

Series whitewash testament to Windies 'venom', says Pollard

Tuesday, November, 12 2019 9:39 pm    

LUCKNOW, India (CMC) — Captain Kieron Pollard has praised West Indies' killer instinct after they completed a rare series whitewash on Monday by sweeping the three-match one-day series against Afghanistan. Read More

Young people encouraged to get in politics

Tuesday, November, 12 2019 8:53 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chairman of the Youth Advisory Council of Jamaica (YACJ), Kai Bridgewater, is encouraging the nation's young people to get involved in politics, and embrace it as a channel through which they can create the Jamaica they want. Read More

Williams commits to tackling vandalism of telecoms equipment

Tuesday, November, 12 2019 8:01 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Fayval Williams has committed to working with colleague ministers to strengthen legislation to fight issues such as theft and vandalism of network equipment across Jamaica. Read More

US court rules against warrantless searches of international travellers' phones, laptops

Tuesday, November, 12 2019 7:31 pm    

BOSTON, United States (AP) — A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless US government searches of the phones and laptops of international travellers at airports and other US ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment. Read More


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