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Additional $7.28b for Major Road Infrastructure Development Programme

Friday, January, 18 2019 5:47 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — An additional $7.28 billion has been allocated to the Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP) in the second Supplementary Estimates for the 2018/19 fiscal year. Read More

Forex: J$132.56 to one US dollar

Friday, January, 18 2019 5:41 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, January 18 ended trading at J$132.56 down by 22 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Veteran Roach backs Windies to give England stiff challenge

Friday, January, 18 2019 5:35 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Fast bowler Kemar Roach believes that despite being labelled “underdogs”, West Indies have what it takes to challenge England in the upcoming three-Test series in the region. Read More

JMEA, RPJ announce expansion of National Plastic Bottle Recycling Programme

Friday, January, 18 2019 4:47 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Recycling Partners of Jamaica (RPJ) says it will be launching a larger, more comprehensive National Plastic Bottling Recycling Programme this year. Read More

Gillian Haughton appointed AMCHAM Jamaica CEO

Friday, January, 18 2019 4:18 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (AMCHAM, Jamaica) today announced the appointment of Gillian A Haughton, as their new Chief Executive Officer effective February 11. Read More

ODPEM seeking to promote culture of earthquake preparedness

Friday, January, 18 2019 2:42 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is looking to promote a culture of earthquake preparedness and response among Jamaicans. Read More

Attorney murdered at St Andrew home

Friday, January, 18 2019 2:19 pm    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — An attorney-at-law was shot dead at his home in Oakridge off Stillwell Road, Kingston 8 yesterday.The deceased has been identified as 49-year-old Gareth Forbes. Read More

TAJ fines St Ann wholesale for failure to provide book-keeping

Friday, January, 18 2019 2:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) says it has prosecuted the operators of a wholesale in St Ann for failing to keep proper books and records relating to their business activities. Read More

Zimbabwe blocks social media as crackdown intensifies

Friday, January, 18 2019 1:29 pm    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwe on Friday blocked most social media as international criticism mounted of a ruthless security crackdown after anti-government protests. Read More

Trinidad defends decision to abstain on Venezuela vote at OAS

Friday, January, 18 2019 1:09 pm    

PORT OF Spain, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidad Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has defended his government's decision to abstain from an Organisation of American States (OAS) vote not to recognise the Nicolas Maduro government in Venezuela. Read More

JPS says it is working to improve communication on outages

Friday, January, 18 2019 12:05 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) says it is working on a plan to improve internal efficiencies while broadening the base of contact information as it seeks to improve communication on outages. Read More

EU sets out plans for 'limited' US trade deal

Friday, January, 18 2019 11:34 am    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — The EU pressed on Friday with plans to forge a trade deal with the US, part of an effort — backed by Germany — to avert a trade war with President Donald Trump. Read More

Gas truck bursts into flames on busy St James thoroughfare

Friday, January, 18 2019 10:04 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Commuters including students and people on their way to work had to sit in traffic for long hours after a truck transporting cooking gas caught fire along the busy Rose Rose Hall main road in St James this morning. Preliminary reports are that the driver... Read More

May's foes gather as Britain's Brexit stalemate drags on

Friday, January, 18 2019 9:11 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — Talks to end Britain's Brexit stalemate appeared deadlocked Friday, with neither Prime Minister Theresa May nor the main opposition leader shifting from their entrenched positions. Read More

Barbados PM to address regional investment forum in Jamaica

Friday, January, 18 2019 8:16 am    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Prime Minister Mia Mottley will address the three-day 14th Regional Investments and Capital Markets conference to be held in Jamaica from Tuesday next week. Read More


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