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Govt seeking private sector partners to expand CCTV coverage

Friday, September, 22 2017 9:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the Government is looking to partner with the private sector to expand closed-circuit television (CCTV) coverage across the island. Read More

Industrial action at Scotiabank branch leaves customers frustrated

Friday, September, 22 2017 8:44 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Industrial action by tellers at a Scotiabank branch in Ocho Rios, St Ann this afternoon resulted in disruption of services to customers for about 20 minutes. Read More

St Andrew man dies after receiving chop wounds

Friday, September, 22 2017 8:18 pm    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — A man who received several chops to his head and hand on Monday, September 11, during a dispute with another man, succumbed to his injuries yesterday. Read More

UWI and CDEMA to establish Caribbean Emergency Management Association in New York

Friday, September, 22 2017 8:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Caribbean Centre for Disaster and Risk Reduction located in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor at The University of the West Indies (UWI) and The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) have agreed establish a facility in New York -- the Caribbean... Read More

Curfew imposed in Mount Salem ZOSO

Friday, September, 22 2017 7:45 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A curfew has been imposed in a section of the Mount Salem community from 6:00 pm Friday, September 22, and will remain in effect until 6:00 pm Sunday, September 24, the Zones of Special Operation Communication Centre announced Friday. Read More

St Lucia PM chides world leaders for failing to adequately respond to climate change

Friday, September, 22 2017 7:29 pm    

UNITED NATIONS, United States (CMC) — Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of St Lucia has chided world leaders for what he said was the failure to adequately respond to the effects of climate change. Read More

National registry to be implemented for senior citizens

Friday, September, 22 2017 6:47 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) —The Ministry of Labour and Social Security says it is ensuring the safety and security of the nation's elderly citizens through the development of a National Registry for seniors. Read More

Forex: J$130.81 to one US dollar

Friday, September, 22 2017 6:12 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, September 22, ended trading at J$130.81 down by 19 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

EU disburses EC$675K in humanitarian aid to Dominica

Friday, September, 22 2017 6:04 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) is providing EC$675,000 (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) in emergency humanitarian aid to Dominica, following the severe destruction caused by Hurricane Maria earlier this... Read More

Mexico extends search for quake survivors

Friday, September, 22 2017 5:41 pm    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — Mexican authorities on Friday extended a search for survivors of this week's devastating earthquake that killed nearly 300 people, with foreign rescue teams helping out as the technical window for finding anybody left alive closed. Read More

NHT responding to the Government's housing mandate – Holness

Friday, September, 22 2017 5:31 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the National Housing Trust (NHT) is on track to do a historic 8,000 mortgages which will amount to approximately $28 billion of housing loans this financial year. Read More

More hurricane-affected J'cans to return home on Sunday

Friday, September, 22 2017 5:10 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Labour and Social security says over 50 Jamaicans from hurricane ravished islands who still wish to return home will get the opportunity to do so on Sunday. Read More

More countries could be listed for harsh US travel restrictions

Friday, September, 22 2017 4:47 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — More countries could be hit with tough travel restrictions to the United States after the ban on people from six mainly Muslim countries expires from Sunday, Trump administration officials hinted Friday. Read More

JISCO completes acquisition of ALPART

Friday, September, 22 2017 4:19 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Transport and Mining Minister, Lester 'Mike' Henry is today reporting the signing of three agreements with Jiuquan Iron & Steel Company (JISCO) in China, which effectively finalises the acquisition of the ALPART bauxite plant by JISCO. Read More

Trinidad PM disappointed in response to invitation to Dominicans

Friday, September, 22 2017 4:07 pm    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has expressed disappointment at negative comments following an invitation extended to displaced Dominicans in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Read More


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