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Fort Clarence Beach reopening rescheduled

Thursday, October, 17 2019 6:01 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Guardsman Hospitality (GH) says that it will not be able to accommodate public admission to the Fort Clarence Beach in St Catherine as planned this weekend. Read More

North bound leg of Constant Spring Road closed — Police

Thursday, October, 17 2019 5:54 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are advising the public that the north-bound leg of Constant Spring Road in St Andrew is currently closed.Motorists are being encouraged to use alternative routes wherever possible. Read More

Forex: J$138.60 to one US dollar

Thursday, October, 17 2019 5:52 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, October 17 ended trading at J$138.60, up by 23 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary. Read More

TAJ online services suspended this weekend

Thursday, October, 17 2019 5:05 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has advised that its eServices will be suspended this weekend to facilitate routine maintenance on its Tax Portal (online services).The process is schedule to begin at 7:00 pm Friday and last until 6:00 am Monday. Read More

Congressman Cummings was a strong voice for the voiceless, PNP says on his passing

Thursday, October, 17 2019 5:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) today noted with sadness the passing of Chairman of the United States House of Representatives Oversight Committee, ranking Congressman Elijah Cummings. Read More

MAJ urges boating safety ahead of Heroes' Weekend

Thursday, October, 17 2019 4:55 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) is urging boaters to be vigilant and to take precautionary measures when traversing waterways, especially as the Heroes' Day weekend approaches. Read More

All set for Kanye's Sunday Service, says Grange

Thursday, October, 17 2019 3:03 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, says all is set for the American rapper, Kanye West, to host his pop-up Sunday Service series in Kingston, Jamaica this Heroes' Weekend. Read More

G7 countries seeking common stance on Facebook's Libra currency

Thursday, October, 17 2019 2:40 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Facebook's controversial plans for a new digital currency will again come under scrutiny of finance officials from Group of Seven economies Thursday, who worry it undermines their hold over the global financial system. Read More

Two Westmoreland cops charged after allegedly soliciting $20k from motorist

Thursday, October, 17 2019 2:28 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Two police constables assigned to the Westmoreland division have been offered bail after they were charged with breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act. Read More

UPDATE: British MPs urged to back new Brexit deal

Thursday, October, 17 2019 1:21 pm    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — European Union leaders endorsed a hard-fought Brexit deal with Britain on Thursday, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces an uphill battle getting it through the British parliament. Read More

Deadly Japan typhoon underscores need for resilient societies, says Bartlett

Thursday, October, 17 2019 1:10 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, says the passage of a powerful typhoon in Japan last week is a stark reminder of the urgent need for resilient societies effectively prepared to confront historic storms and extreme weather events. Read More

PNP names 6-member delegation for national crime strategy meeting

Thursday, October, 17 2019 12:41 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The People's National Party (PNP) has named a six-member delegation to represent the party at today's anti-crime summit to be held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston. Read More

Venezuela wins seat on UN rights council

Thursday, October, 17 2019 12:32 pm    

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — Venezuela won a seat Thursday on the UN Human Rights Council despite criticism from advocacy groups and fellow Latin American countries that its own rights record is appalling. Read More

Bartlett urges employers to participate in tourism pension scheme

Thursday, October, 17 2019 11:51 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, is urging all employers in the sector, to participate fully in the Tourism Workers' Pension Scheme, which is scheduled to become operational early next year. Read More

Bolt partners with FFP to rebuild home for St Catherine vendor

Thursday, October, 17 2019 11:18 am    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Retired track sensation Usain Bolt has partnered with Food For the Poor (FFP) to rebuild a house for a St Catherine vendor whose home was destroyed by fire in July. Read More


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