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Creditors rule Venezuela state oil firm PDVSA in default

Thursday, November, 16 2017 9:35 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — A committee of creditors on Thursday ruled that Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA has defaulted on its debt, a decision that triggers payment of default insurance to investors and deals another blow to the oil-rich but cash-poor nation. Read More

720 people registered for UNWTO MoBay conference

Thursday, November, 16 2017 9:09 pm    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — More than 720 people have already registered for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation's (UNWTO) global conference to be held from November 27 to 29 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James. Read More

CONCACAF announces 'League of Nations' competition

Thursday, November, 16 2017 9:00 pm    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — The governing body for football in North, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF) confirmed a radical overhaul of international soccer in the region on Thursday, announcing plans for a competitive "League of Nations" tournament aimed at replacing... Read More

JCF to benefit from Traffic Ticket Amnesty funds

Thursday, November, 16 2017 8:09 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of National Security Robert Montague says a large portion of the funds collected under the traffic ticket amnesty will be used to purchase vehicles and equipment for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) as well as effect improvements to traffic offices... Read More

Work progressing on Cornwall Regional Hospital

Thursday, November, 16 2017 8:06 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, says work to improve the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, St James is progressing, with certain areas to be completed soon. Read More

US warns of Christmas terror threat in Europe

Thursday, November, 16 2017 8:01 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States on Thursday updated its advice to travellers heading for Europe, warning of an increased terrorist threat over the Christmas and New Year holiday season. Read More

INDECOM probing death of Tower Street inmate, two other shootings

Thursday, November, 16 2017 7:22 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Three shooting incidents that occurred between 4:00am and 1:00pm today are now the subjects of investigations by the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM).The incidents ended in the death of two men and the injury of another. Read More

Spanish Town Hospital to be upgraded to Type A

Thursday, November, 16 2017 7:10 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton says that a contract has been signed with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) with a view to upgrading the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine from a Type B hospital to a Type A. Read More

School principal and PE teacher on fraud charges in Trinidad

Thursday, November, 16 2017 6:26 pm    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — A secondary school principal and a physical education teacher are to re-appear in court next week after they were given TT$120,000 (One TT dollar=US$0.16 cents) bail each on fraud charges related to their school's participation in the Secondary School... Read More

IMF willing to help hurricane-ravaged Caribbean countries — Lagarde

Thursday, November, 16 2017 6:11 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, says her organisation is willing to help the Caribbean countries severely affected by the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Read More

National Prayer Vigil set for December 10

Thursday, November, 16 2017 6:03 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The 25th annual National Prayer Vigil will be held on Sunday, December 10 on the grounds of King's House from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Read More

Forex: J$126.62 to one US dollar

Thursday, November, 16 2017 5:33 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, November 16, ended trading at J$126.62 down by 12 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

23-y-o Jelani Munroe is 2018 Rhodes Scholar

Thursday, November, 16 2017 5:26 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jelani Munroe has been named Jamaica Rhodes Scholar for the 2018-2019 school year. Read More

Twitter to remove 'verification badge' from some accounts

Thursday, November, 16 2017 5:02 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Twitter is changing its policy on "verified" accounts, reserving the right to remove the blue badges from users who violate the online platform's terms of service. Read More

Tower Street inmate shot dead in escape attempt

Thursday, November, 16 2017 4:29 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) says an inmate of the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre was shot dead when he tried to escape custody while on a medical visit to the National Chest Hospital in St Andrew. Read More


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