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Roll-out of National School Leaving Certificate next month — education ministry

Friday, August, 17 2018 6:41 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr Grace McLean, says the roll-out of the National School Leaving Certificate will commence in September. Read More

UWI-trained cops graduate from Police College

Friday, August, 17 2018 5:49 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two hundred and ninety three constables that trained at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Campus participated in the passing out parade and awards ceremony held today at the National Police College of Jamaica. Read More

Forex: J$137.22 to one US dollar

Friday, August, 17 2018 5:37 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, August 17 ended trading at J$137.22 down by 13 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

BVI prisoners housed in St Lucia returning home

Friday, August, 17 2018 5:06 pm    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — The St Lucia government says nine of the 29 inmates, who arrived from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) last year, following the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, are to be returned to the British Overseas Territory by this weekend. Read More

Public sector workers not required to pay school auxiliary fees

Friday, August, 17 2018 4:48 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Public sector workers with children attending public educational institutions will not be required to pay auxiliary fees for their enrolment as of the 2018/19 academic year, which begins in September. Read More

West Kingston Power Partners stages health fair at Tivoli High School

Friday, August, 17 2018 4:33 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Shanna-Kay Henry was among the scores of residents of Tivoli Gardens and its environs who turned out this morning at Tivoli High School for the free health services being offered at the West Kingston Power Partners' (WKPP) fourth annual health and wellness... Read More

Tourism minister announces $33m-upgrade for Old Fort Craft Market

Friday, August, 17 2018 4:23 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett says the Old Fort Craft Market in Montego Bay will receive upgrades valued at $33 million. Read More

Replace pensioners' electricity discount, UCASE urges JPS

Friday, August, 17 2018 3:28 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Union of Clerical Administrative & Supervisory Employees (UCASE) this afternoon called on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to intervene and have the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) rescind its “cruel” decision to remove certain benefits enjoyed by... Read More

Personnel being trained in collecting weather and climate data

Friday, August, 17 2018 1:55 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation says approximately 150 persons across the island are being trained in operating, collecting and recording data using rain gauges and automatic weather stations.  Read More

Education ministry launches mathematics development programme

Friday, August, 17 2018 12:54 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is embarking on an initiative designed to strengthen primary and secondary students' performance in mathematics. Read More

Hanover police name persons of interest

Friday, August, 17 2018 11:16 am    

HANOVER, Jamaica — Detectives from the Hanover Police Division have named two men as 'persons of interest' who are being asked to turn themselves in to the police by 12:00 pm today. Read More

Windward Road, Mountain View Avenue Intersection to be closed

Friday, August, 17 2018 10:12 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists that the intersection of Windward Road and Mountain View Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic, this Sunday.The closure will be for 10 hours, between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. Read More

Barbados relaxes visa requirements for Haitian nationals

Friday, August, 17 2018 9:19 am    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados government says Haitians will no longer require visas to enter the island. Read More

PSOJ urges support for flexible exchange rate

Friday, August, 17 2018 8:48 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is calling on "well-thinking Jamaicans to refrain from speculative and narrow self-serving activity in the financial market which may have the effect of impeding the success of the national effort to stabilise the FX... Read More

ONLINE READER'S COMMENT: To be alive in Jamaica is like a miracle.

Friday, August, 17 2018 7:47 am    

The Editor,To be alive in Jamaica is like a miracle.Life is becoming more uncertain in Jamaica now, more than ever. And the question that is so often times being asked is: "Who next?" Read More


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