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Neymar fitness cloud lingers as pressure mounts on Brazil

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 9:34 pm    

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (AFP) — A battered and bruised Neymar will aim to get Brazil's World Cup campaign back on track here Friday as the pre-tournament favourites seek to re-assert their title credentials with victory over Costa Rica. Read More

EU leaders to hold crisis talks on migration

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 9:21 pm    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — The leaders of 10 EU countries will hold crisis talks on migration in Brussels Sunday aimed at countering movement of asylum seekers between member nations which is a source of tensions within the bloc. Read More

China's vice minister of industry arrives in Jamaica

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 9:06 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government will host the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, People's Republic of China, Wang Jiangping, from June 20 to 22.    Read More

Technology crucial to moving economy forward — IDB official

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 8:43 pm    

KINGSTON,  Jamaica (JIS) — General Manager of the Country Department, Caribbean Group, at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Therese Turner-Jones, has underscored the importance of technology in creating sustainable and vibrant economies in the region. Addressing a... Read More

Some US migrant children-shelters accused of violations

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 8:31 pm    

CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — More than a dozen shelters where the US government sent migrant children have a history of allegations of misconduct and violations of care standards, according to a report published Wednesday. Read More

PNP wants MOCA to investigate PetroJam scandal

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 7:48 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) is recommending that the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency be called in to investigate allegations of corruption within PetroJam Limited as “there are clear... Read More

Health minister says Enid Bennett worthy of renamed school

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 7:31 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The renaming of Bog Walk High School to the Enid Bennett High School has been endorsed by Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for West Central St Catherine, Christopher Tufton. Read More

Forex: J$132 to one US dollar

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 6:37 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, June 20, ended trading at J$132.13 down from J$133.00 according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

JISCO to spend $3b on Industrial Park and Special Economic Zone at Nain

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 6:06 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Chinese entity Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) plans to invest more than $3 billion to develop the Gansu Industrial Park and Special Economic Zone in Nain, St Elizabeth, where it operates the Alpart alumina refinery. Read More

Shaw calls for 'fair and rigorous' application of revised treaty of Chaguaramas

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 5:54 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, says that the provisions of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas must be applied fairly and rigorously in order to result in... Read More

Over 100 arrested in US immigration raid at meatpacking plant

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 5:34 pm    

OHIO, United States (AP) — More than 100 workers were arrested at an Ohio... Read More

Venezuela sends 'coup plotters' to jail

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 5:17 pm    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Five members of Venezuela's armed forces and three civilians were imprisoned today, convicted of taking part in a 2015 coup plot against President Nicolas Maduro, a prisoners' rights group said. Read More

Bangladesh coach Rhodes confident ahead of Windies tour

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 4:56 pm    

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AFP) — Newly appointed Bangladesh cricket coach Steve Rhodes predicted a competitive Test series in the West Indies next month but said there was no reason the team could not win.The ex-England wicketkeeper was formally introduced as the Tigers' coach... Read More

Gov't promises Global tourism resilience and crisis management centre by 2019

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 4:15 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre, which will be established in Jamaica to deal with climate-related issues, is expected to be fully operational by next year. Read More

Cop accused of soliciting $7,000 from motorist charged

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 4:11 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A policeman assigned to the Motorized Patrol Division (MPD) has been arrested and charged with breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act, 2000, after he was accused of soliciting $7,000 from a motorist.The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency... Read More


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