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Karisma Hotels to break ground for Sugarcane Bay, St Ann early next year

Friday, November, 15 2019 8:34 pm    

ST ANN, Jamaica — Karisma Hotels and Resorts is set to break ground early next year for its US$1-billion Sugarcane Bay multi-resort development in Llandovery,  St Ann.The project will add 4,800 new rooms over 10 years. Read More

Boyz lead Antigua 1-0 at half-time in CNL contest

Friday, November, 15 2019 7:57 pm    

LONG BAY, Antigua — Jamaica's Reggae Boyz were leading Antigua and Barbuda 1-0 at the half-way mark of their Group C Concacaf Nationa League B match at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium here a short while ago. Read More

Diplomat says he overheard Trump call about 'investigations'

Friday, November, 15 2019 7:20 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — A State Department official based in Ukraine told impeachment investigators Friday that he overheard a conversation between President Donald Trump and a diplomat about “investigations” in Ukraine, according to one lawmaker leaving the... Read More

Positive feedback in UK to Jamaica Diaspora Council – High Commissioner

Friday, November, 15 2019 6:44 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom — High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK) Seth George Ramocan says he is pleased with the positive feedback of the UK Jamaican community to the new Global Jamaica Diaspora Council (GJDC), noting that it has re-energised discussions on the important role of the... Read More

10-y-o Hassani Burris of Canaan Heights missing

Friday, November, 15 2019 6:21 pm    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — A high alert has been activated for 10-year-old Hassani Burris of Gully Back, Canaan Heights in Clarendon, who has been missing since Wednesday, November 13.Hassani is of dark complexion, medium build and is about 5 feet tall. Read More

Forex: J$140.40 to one US dollar

Friday, November, 15 2019 6:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, November 15 ended trading at J$140.40, down by 81 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary. Read More

Three men charged for shooting, arson in St Catherine

Friday, November, 15 2019 5:37 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Three men have been charged with several offences stemming from a case of shooting and arson in Brown's Hall, St Catherine on Wednesday, October 16, the police have reported. Read More

University of Miami, UWI partner for hemisphere consortium

Friday, November, 15 2019 5:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Miami (UM) have teamed up as partners within in a Hemispheric University Consortium (HUC). Read More

Hanover man arrested in firearm seizure

Friday, November, 15 2019 5:05 pm    

HANOVER, Jamaica — A Hanover man is in custody following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition at Green Island in the parish today. Read More

24-y-o Kingston 3 man charged with shooting with intent

Friday, November, 15 2019 4:49 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Twenty-four-year-old Shaquile Lawrence, of Mountain View Avenue in Kingston 3, has been charged with shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, the police have reported. Read More

Police records clerk pleads guilty of soliciting money

Friday, November, 15 2019 4:33 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —  A records clerk who was charged for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act by the Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau, (IPROB) yesterday pleaded guilty in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Read More

Two cops found guilty of murder, manslaughter

Friday, November, 15 2019 4:09 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two police officers, Constables Christobel Smith and Garrett Davis were found guilty for the offences of manslaughter and murder respectively in the Home Circuit Court on Thursday, November 14, the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) Corporate Communications Unit (CCU)... Read More

Gov't grants 90 exploratory mining licences since March 2018

Friday, November, 15 2019 3:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Transport and Mining Minister, Robert Montague, says the ministry has granted some 90 exploratory licences for semiprecious minerals such as cobalt, copper, gold, silver and zinc, since March 2018. Read More

Jamaica Customs updates items not requiring trade licenses

Friday, November, 15 2019 2:31 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) has published a list of items which no longer require import or export licences from the Trade Board. Read More

Cuba grants unprecedented access to presidential tour

Friday, November, 15 2019 1:08 pm    

GUANTANAMO, Cuba (AP) — President Miguel Díaz-Canel began the day in a small town overlooking the American naval base at Guantanamo Bay. He decried the US trade embargo, then inspected a series of state-run enterprises alongside members of his Cabinet. Read More


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