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St Thomas roadways being reconstructed

Thursday, January, 16 2020 12:18 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The 27-kilometre corridor between the Morant Bay roundabout and Cedar Valley in St Thomas is now under contract to be reconstructed, the National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting. Read More

Government prioritising 20 per cent procurement spend for small businesses

Thursday, January, 16 2020 11:35 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government says it is placing priority on ensuring that Jamaica's small businesses will benefit from 20 per cent share of the Government's procurement spend this year. Read More

Child Resiliency Programme to benefit from prayer breakfast pledges

Thursday, January, 16 2020 10:51 am    

 KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Child Resiliency Programme of the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) will benefit from donations and pledges that were made at the 40th annual National Leadership Prayer Breakfast at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston this morning. Read More

New seats installed at Ward Theatre

Thursday, January, 16 2020 10:48 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Over 300 new seats have been installed at the historic Ward Theatre in Kingston, the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has reported.The 305 seats are the latest upgrade at the cultural landmark, KSAMC said. Read More

PHOTOS: What a dive!

Thursday, January, 16 2020 10:24 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Springboard diver Yona Knight-Wisdom training at the Stadium pool in Kingston this morning. Read More

USVI sues Epstein's estate for allegedly trafficking girls as young as 11

Thursday, January, 16 2020 9:52 am    

NEW YORK, USA (AFP) — The late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused and trafficked girls as young as 12 on his private Caribbean island until as recently as last year, a new lawsuit alleged Wednesday. Read More

Trump 'knew exactly what was going on' in Ukraine: Giuliani associate

Thursday, January, 16 2020 9:37 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump "knew exactly what was going on" with an alleged campaign to pressure Ukrainian officials to investigate political rival Joe Biden, an indicted member his inner circle told US media. Read More

Some St Catherine & St Andrew communities receiving water on schedule

Thursday, January, 16 2020 8:48 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) says a water supply schedule is in effect for sections of St Andrew and St Catherine as of January 15. Read More

Jamaica drawn to face the All Blacks Rugby League World Cup 2021

Thursday, January, 16 2020 8:33 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica has been drawn with three times champions New Zealand, Lebanon and Ireland in Group C for the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021). Read More

No shortage of US dollars in Forex market, says BOJ

Thursday, January, 16 2020 8:12 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is adamant that there is no shortage of US dollars in the foreign exchange market despite the recent slip in the value of the Jamaican dollar. Read More

Living in tents, thousands of Puerto Rico's earthquake survivors wait for relief

Thursday, January, 16 2020 7:22 am    

YAUCO, Puerto Rico (AFP) — Living out in the open, their nerves on edge after a series of earthquakes that have shaken Puerto Rico, some 5,000 people are hoping that their president, Donald Trump, will heed the island's plea to be designated a disaster zone and free up much-needed... Read More

Forex: J$137.29 to one US dollar

Wednesday, January, 15 2020 5:26 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The US dollar on Wednesday, January 15 ended trading at J$137.29 up by 28 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary.  Read More

Harsher penalties coming for owners of dogs that attack people

Wednesday, January, 15 2020 4:55 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Government says it is taking steps to craft legislation imposing harsher sanctions for the owners of dogs that attack, injure and or cause the death of a person. Read More

US, China deal aims to simmer long-running trade tensions

Wednesday, January, 15 2020 4:50 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a trade agreement Wednesday with China that is expected to boost exports from US farmers and manufacturers , protect American trade secrets and lower tensions in a long-running dispute between the world's two biggest... Read More

Gas prices down $3.00; diesel down $2.91

Wednesday, January, 15 2020 4:49 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see a decrease at the pumps in the prices of gasoline and diesel, effective Thursday, January 16, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from Petrojam. 87- and 90-octane gasoline will be sold for $121.21 and $124.05 per litre,... Read More


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