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Poor air quality forces shutdown of JCF's Criminal Records Office

Monday, September, 16 2019 7:15 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is advising that the services offered by the Criminal Records Office, which is located at 34 Duke Street in downtown, Kingston, will be temporarily suspended to allow for relocation. Read More

Two drivers dead, at least 15 students injured in Flanker crash

Monday, September, 16 2019 6:36 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Two drivers reportedly died as a result of injuries they sustained during a crash involving three motor vehicles along Flanker main road in St James this afternoon. Fifteen students were also said to be injured in the crash. Read More

JC player rushed to hospital after lightning strike

Monday, September, 16 2019 5:52 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Jamaica College (JC) player has been rushed to hospital after a bolt of lightning struck during their ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup fixture against Wolmer's Boys' School at Stadium East a short while ago. Read More

PHOTO: Transformer on fire

Monday, September, 16 2019 5:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A transformer on Dunrobin Avenue across from Lindsay Crescent in St Andrew is currently on fire.It is not clear if the electrical device was struck by lightning during a thunderstorm this afternoon. Read More

Forex: J$137.12 to one US dollar

Monday, September, 16 2019 5:25 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, September 16 ended trading at J$137.12, down by 31 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Bermuda to face lashing from Hurricane Humberto

Monday, September, 16 2019 4:59 pm    

MIAMI, United States (AP) — The US National Hurricane Center says it expects Hurricane Humberto to lash Bermuda with high winds and heavy rain later this week. The centre in Miami said Monday that Humberto had strengthened and could become a major hurricane by Tuesday night or... Read More

New York prosecutors subpoena Trump's tax returns

Monday, September, 16 2019 4:53 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — New York City prosecutors have subpoenaed President Donald Trump's tax returns, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr's office recently sent a subpoena to Trump's accounting firm seeking the... Read More

Noranda employees, contractors demonstrate against 'fake information'

Monday, September, 16 2019 4:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Just over 200 people linked to Noranda Bauxite Company staged a demonstration outside the entrance to Jamaica Environmental Trust (JET) this afternoon, against activists opposing mining outside the Cockpit Country Protected Area (CCPA). The protestors said... Read More

As shock wears off mental health concerns grow in The Bahamas

Monday, September, 16 2019 3:27 pm    

HIGH ROCK, Bahamas (AP) — One woman and her husband huddled on top of a bedroom dresser for two days, surrounded by floodwaters. Another man sat in his wheelchair for nearly 48 hours in water up to his chest, alone in his home. A third rescued a friend who sat in... Read More

Ann-Marie Vaz mourns death of beloved 'Grandma Eva'

Monday, September, 16 2019 12:57 pm    

 KINGSTON, Jamaica — Member of Parliament for Portland Eastern Ann-Marie Vaz, her sibling Trisha Williams-Singh and other members of their family are in tears today following yesterday's passing of the family's matriarch and their grandmother Eva May Wright. Read More

Trump says US locked and loaded in response to drone attack

Monday, September, 16 2019 12:41 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — Tensions are flaring in the Persian Gulf after President Donald Trump said the US is "locked and loaded" to respond to a weekend drone assault on Saudi Arabia's energy infrastructure that his aides blamed on Iran. Read More

Mugabe gets low-key farewell in Zimbabwe home village

Monday, September, 16 2019 12:05 pm    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — The remains of former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, who died on September 6, arrived in his home village on Monday for a subdued farewell at a dusty sports field after a weekend state funeral with African leaders in the capital. Read More

CISOCA cops seek witness for court

Monday, September, 16 2019 10:30 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Detectives assigned to the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) are seeking the public's assistance in locating a witness who is vital to a case currently before the Home Circuit Court. He is Ryan Dayes, whose last known... Read More

Montague tells taxi operators to be more business-focused

Monday, September, 16 2019 10:21 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Route taxi operators are being encouraged by Transport and Mining Minister Robert Montague to see their chosen vocation as a business that can be sustained for generations. “I want to push you in the direction of seeing the industry as a... Read More

Attorney general takes issue with judge's comment on SOE, ZOSO

Monday, September, 16 2019 9:52 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte has taken issue with comments made by a parish judge who stated that the declaration of Public States of Emergency (SOE) and Zones of Special Operations (ZOSO) will not solve the country's crime problems. Read More



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