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O-Wrap: Boat audit complete… High-risk inmates transferred from Fort Augusta… Mandela pipeline repaired

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 7:08 pm    

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Forex: J$131.36 to one US dollar

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 5:53 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, January 16 ended trading at J$131.36 down by 22 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$100.58 up from J$99.59 while the British pound... Read More

House approves second supplementary estimates

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 5:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The House of Representatives yesterday approved the second supplementary estimates, which show that the administration is to spend an additional $11.45 billion for this fiscal year. Read More

Gas prices up $0.28, diesel up $0.37

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 4:39 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see an increase at the pumps in the price of gasoline and diesel, effective Thursday, January 17, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from Petrojam. Read More

Accused baby thief remanded

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 4:12 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The 26- year-old woman who has been accused of stealing a baby in the parking lot at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James over a week ago, has been remanded into custody until next week Tuesday. Read More

British Gov't survives no-confidence vote

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 3:00 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May's government saw off a vote of no confidence in parliament on Wednesday, called after MPs overwhelmingly rejected the Brexit deal. Read More

140 buyers expected for Caribbean Travel Marketplace

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 2:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the 37th Caribbean Travel Marketplace (CTM), being hosted in Jamaica later this month, will welcome 140 buyers. Read More

Haiti's opposition to protest vote on Maduro's presidency

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 2:36 pm    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — The opposition Pitit Dessalin party says it plans to stage a series of activities, including street demonstrations, to protest Haiti's decision to support an Organization of American States (OAS) resolution not recognising the legitimacy of the Nicolas Maduro... Read More

Taxpayers' money being wasted on local gov't ministry's head office — Brown Burke

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 2:01 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party (PNP) spokesperson on local government, Dr Angella Brown-Burke has lashed out at the Ministry of Local Government's decision to spend approximately $480 million over a five-year period on renting and renovating a space for its head... Read More

Bill to acquire PDV Caribe shares in Petrojam to be tabled at next sitting of House

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 1:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government is to table a Bill entitled, an 'Act to Provide for the Compulsory Acquisition of the Shares Held by PDV Caribe in Petrojam and for Connected Matters', at the next sitting of the House of Representatives. Read More

US court blocks census question for Caribbean immigrants

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 12:30 pm    

NEW YORK, Jamaica (CMC) – Caribbean American New York City Council Member Jumaane D Williams has welcomed a ruling by a US federal judge blocking the Trump administration from including a question on citizenship status for Caribbean and other immigrants in the 2020... Read More

PHOTO: Police commissioner assists fire victim

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 12:26 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Shelton Blake of Bellrock in Kingston 11 was highly appreciative of the carving tools that he received from Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson on Tuesday, January 15. Read More

Palisadoes boat audit reveals that only 3 vessels licensed to transport passengers

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 12:14 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A just-completed audit by the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) has revealed that only three of the 82 boats found between Palisadoes and Portmore are licensed to carry passengers. Read More

Six high-risk inmates transferred as ministry ramps up security measures at Fort Augusta

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 11:01 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Six high-risk inmates have been transferred from the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre (FAACC) as part of efforts to enhance security measures at the South Camp Road facility following the recent assault of an inmate there. Read More

St Elizabeth Health Dept to get more workers to destroy mosquito breeding sites

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 10:09 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Vector Control Coordinator at the St Elizabeth Health Department, Michael Myles, says the Vector Control Unit will be getting an additional 34 temporary workers in an effort to destroy more mosquito breeding sites in the parish. Read More


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