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Court orders forfeiture of assets worth millions belonging to convicted drug lord

Monday, August, 20 2018 3:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Supreme Court has ordered that millions of dollars in assets and properties belonging to Jamaican drug lord Norris 'Deedo' Nembhard should be forfeited to the government. Read More

Jamaica Stock Exchange exploring cryptocurrency trading

Monday, August, 20 2018 3:10 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Toronto-based Fintech company Blockstation to explore the possibilities of offering cryptocurrency trading to investors. Read More

Canada scraps family reunification lottery

Monday, August, 20 2018 2:23 pm    

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canada said Monday it is scrapping a family reunification lottery and going back to a first-come, first-serve immigration policy as it looks to double the number of parents and grandparents admitted to the country. Read More

PNP calls for full investigation of the Universal Service Fund after CEO resigns

Monday, August, 20 2018 1:13 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition spokesperson of science and technology, Julian Robinson, says the resignation of Camille Buchanan as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Universal Service Fund (USF) does not bring closure to the issues at the agency, and that there should be a full... Read More

Europe sees sharp rise in measles: 41,000 cases, 37 deaths

Monday, August, 20 2018 12:34 pm    

BERLIN, Germany (AP) — The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died. Read More

215 people killed in road crashes

Monday, August, 20 2018 12:26 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of Transport is reporting that as of today, 215 people have been killed from a total of 190 fatal crashes so far this year. Read More

ONLINE READER'S COMMENT: Education minister finally getting it right!

Monday, August, 20 2018 11:44 am    

The Editor, Read More

Medium term socio-economic policy framework to be completed by September

Monday, August, 20 2018 11:26 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Work on the fourth Medium Term Socio-Economic Policy Framework (MTF) under the country's long-term National Development Plan – Vision 2030 Jamaica – is scheduled for completion in September. Read More

Policeman murdered in Westmoreland

Monday, August, 20 2018 11:03 am    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The police are reporting that a police constable was murdered in Westmoreland last night. Read More

Pope on sex abuse: 'We showed no care for the little ones'

Monday, August, 20 2018 10:18 am    

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a letter to Catholics around the world Monday condemning the crime of priestly sexual abuse and its cover-up. He demanded accountability but offered no indication of how he plans to sanction complicit bishops or end the Vatican's long-standing... Read More

CPL Update: Tallawahs defeated by Trinbago Knight Riders

Monday, August, 20 2018 10:08 am    

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (CMC) — Barbadian Javon Searles held his nerve to smash a boundary off the final ball of the match as Trinbago Knight Riders pulled off a sensational four-wicket victory over Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League here Sunday... Read More

ECLAC to present 2018 economic report later this week

Monday, August, 20 2018 9:50 am    

SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) — The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says it will present its annual Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2018 report on Thursday. Read More

Weather forecast: Another tropical wave to bring more rain today

Monday, August, 20 2018 7:09 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Meteorological Service says another tropical wave, which is east of Jamaica, is expected to move across the island this afternoon.  This morning, expect isolated showers across sections of northeastern parishes.  Meanwhile, scattered showers and... Read More

Prayer for the Day

Monday, August, 20 2018 6:44 am    

Faultless Lord, enduring death for me, you have consummated the debt of my sins: your sacrifice of forgiveness was absolute!Grant me the strength to also forgive others, to excuse their transgressions against me. Read More

Jamaica's Bailey extends with Leverkusen until 2023

Sunday, August, 19 2018 4:21 pm    

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Jamaica wunderkind Leon Bailey has extended his Bayer Leverkusen contract until 2023, it was announced Sunday, as the German club fought off reported interest from Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Roma. Read More


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