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#MonacoDL: Usain Bolt Photo Highlights

Friday, July, 21 2017 7:44 pm    

Jamaica's Usain Bolt (R) poses after receiving a drawing of a Jamaican flag from a girl after winning the men's 100m event at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting in Monaco on July 21, 2017.  Read More

Plans underway for introduction of health information system

Friday, July, 21 2017 7:35 pm    

KINGSTON, July 21 (JIS) – Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says that plans are underway for the introduction of the health information system to improve the overall delivery of healthcare services across the island. Read More

Gov't undertaking $200m pilot school bus service

Friday, July, 21 2017 7:31 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Government is embarking on a $200 million pilot programme during the 2017/18 academic year to provide transportation for students in eight parishes who are on the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH), as well as wards of the... Read More

#GoldCup: US plays Costa Rica, Mexico meet Jamaica in semis

Friday, July, 21 2017 6:50 pm    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) – Defending champion Mexico face Jamaica and host United States meet 2014 World Cup quarter-finalist Costa Rica in weekend semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Read More

MSME operators urged to embrace technology

Friday, July, 21 2017 6:33 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, is urging operators to Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSME) to take advantage of available technology to boost their business. Read More

Health ministry looking to hire more health aides under Zika programme

Friday, July, 21 2017 6:03 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Ministry of Health is looking to engage an additional 500 public health aides this year as part of its Zika Virus response programme, aimed at ridding communities of mosquito breeding sites. Read More

Forex: J$128.44 to one US dollar

Friday, July, 21 2017 5:42 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, July 21, ended trading at J$128.44 up by 11 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

#MonacoDL: Van Niekerk wins 400m

Friday, July, 21 2017 5:09 pm    

MONACO, Principality of Monaco (AFP) – South African Wayde van Niekerk fought off a late surge from Botswanan rival Isaac Makwala to win the 400 metre at Friday's Diamond League at Monaco. Read More

#MonacoDL: Danielle Williams finishes third in 100m hurdles

Friday, July, 21 2017 5:06 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica's reigning World Champion Danielle Williams finished a close third in the women's 100m hurdles in 12.58 at the Monaco Diamond league in France. Read More

Transport Authority recalls road licences of PPV operators in four parishes

Friday, July, 21 2017 5:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Transport Authority (TA) says it is recalling road licences for Rural Stage Carriage operators from the southern and western parishes of Manchester, St Elizabeth, Westmoreland and St Catherine, which terminate in downtown Kingston, with immediate effect. Read More

JAMPRO appoints national coordinator to increase outsourcing investments

Friday, July, 21 2017 4:37 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government, through the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), has contracted the services of a national coordinator for the country's outsourcing industry. Read More

Ex-constable found guilty in murder of 18-y-o boy

Friday, July, 21 2017 4:04 pm    

KINGSTON, St Andrew — The seven member jury found former police constable Mark Russell guilty  in the murder of 18-year-old Ravin Thompson today in the Home Circuit Court. Read More

#MonacoDL: Williams leaps to season's best

Friday, July, 21 2017 4:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica Commonwealth Games champion Kimberley Williams leapt to a season's best 14.54m (-0.1 mps) to finish third in the triple jump at the Monaco Diamond League. Read More

Jamaica Computer Society to host tech conference

Friday, July, 21 2017 3:43 pm    

ST ANDREW. Jamaica —The Jamaica Computer Society (JCS) has partnered with other technology agencies to host its BizTech Information Technology Conference in aid of assisting computers to schools and universities across the island. Read More

#MonacoDL: Bolt clocks 9.95 in 100m

Friday, July, 21 2017 3:03 pm    

MONACO, Principality of Monaco (AFP) – Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt ran a season's best of 9.95 seconds to win the 100 metre at Friday's Diamond League in Monaco. Read More


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