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TAJ implements measures to offset expected Learner's Licence rush

Friday, January, 17 2020 9:09 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) says it has put measures in place to deal with the expected rush in applications for a provisional driver's licence before the new regime takes effect on January 25. Read More

JamaicaEye Project is expanding islandwide, Security Ministry insists

Friday, January, 17 2020 8:50 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica—The Ministry of National Security says the JamaicaEye Project has replaced several outdated cameras and installed additional CCTV cameras in high-priority locations across the island, including Montego Bay, St James. Read More

13-y-o Spanish Town girl missing

Friday, January, 17 2020 8:36 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – An Ananda Alert has been activated for 13-year-old Rolalah Burrell, student of Featherbed, Spanish Town, St Catherine who has been reported missing since Wednesday, January 15. Read More

Boeing finds 'minor' new 737 MAX software glitch

Friday, January, 17 2020 8:16 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Boeing said Friday it discovered a new flaw in the software on the grounded 737 MAX aircraft, but hopes to resolve the matter shortly so that it does not further delay the plane's expected return to service. Read More

Scorpions 203-7 in reply to Volcanoes 387

Friday, January, 17 2020 7:12 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Paul Palmer reached 50 for the third time this season, however, Jamaica Scorpions were struggling on 203-7 at the end of day two of the regional four-day game against Windward Islands Volcanoes at Sabina Park. Read More

Manchester businessman Jackie Minott is dead

Friday, January, 17 2020 6:51 pm    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica— Prominent Manchester business giant John O Minott Snr affectionately called Jackie Minott has died at age 84 after a lengthy illness.He died on Thursday afternoon at the Hargreaves Memorial hospital in Mandeville. Read More

Unemployment rate falls to 7.2%

Friday, January, 17 2020 6:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica –  The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is reporting that the country's unemployment rate has fallen to a new record low of 7.2 per cent, based on the October 2019 Labour Force Survey.   Read More

Forex: J$138.67 to one US dollar

Friday, January, 17 2020 5:58 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The US dollar on Friday, January 17 ended trading at J$138.67 up by one dollar, according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary.  Read More

Six-year-old Whitehall Ave girl missing

Friday, January, 17 2020 5:56 pm    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica – Six-year-old K-Cea Copeland, otherwise called 'Chung', of a Whitehall Avenue address in St Andrew, has been reported missing since Thursday, January 16. Read More

Agriculture Ministry to launch activities for UN Int'l Year of Plant Health

Friday, January, 17 2020 5:15 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica—The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries says it will launch local activities in keeping with the Food and Agriculture Organisation's declaration of 2020 as the United Nations' International Year of Plant Health. Read More

UWI Chancellor matches Prime Minister's donation to Mona students

Friday, January, 17 2020 4:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Thirty-four students studying at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Campus benefited from a donation by the University’s Chancellor, Robert Bermudez, during the last examination period in December 2019. Read More

Tourism demand study shows need for $391.6-b in agricultural and manufacturing goods

Friday, January, 17 2020 4:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett says data from a recent demand study shows the need for $391.6 billion in goods from the agricultural and manufacturing sectors. Read More

PNP joins MoBay Chamber in call for Jamaica Eye CCTV expansion

Friday, January, 17 2020 3:08 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica— The People's National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of National Security, Fitz Jackson, today joined the call for the government to expedite the implementation of the Jamaica Eye Project. Read More

Grange hails Russell's performance in BPL

Friday, January, 17 2020 2:42 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has congratulated Jamaica and West Indies cricketer, Andre Russell, for a “magnificent performance” in the Bangladesh 2019-2020 Premier League, the finals of which was played... Read More

Vernamfield residents given update on development project

Friday, January, 17 2020 2:17 pm    

CLARENDON, Jamaica – Residents of New Yarmouth, Vernamfield and surrounding communities in Clarendon were given an update on the Government's planned development for the area, at a community meeting on Wednesday, January 15. Read More


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