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Montague says domestic airline a priority for Ja

Saturday, March, 16 2019 9:45 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Transport and Mining, Robert Montague, says he is working to have a domestic airline operating in Jamaica in short order. Read More

US slashes visa duration for Cubans in 'reciprocal' move

Saturday, March, 16 2019 9:32 am    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — The United States announced on Friday it would replace a five-year, multiple-entry tourist visa offered to Cubans with a single-entry visa valid for just three months, to match the island nation's own visa rules for US visitors. Read More

School must get permission before hiring permanent staff — ministry

Saturday, March, 16 2019 9:15 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr Grace McLean, says school administrators are not allowed to employ temporary staff without the permission of the regional office. Read More

Prayer for the day

Saturday, March, 16 2019 6:29 am    

I genuflect before you honourable Jesus, respecting your will, plan and judgment!You overcame earthly evil temptations, maintaining self-respect to the end. Jesus, you are my code of conduct; I strive to comply with your precepts.Amen. Read More

NWC president to give update on projects

Friday, March, 15 2019 7:29 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) will on Monday give an update on the water supply and sewage projects that it has untaken in recent times. Read More

Dale Oddman wins Ja's first medal at World Games

Friday, March, 15 2019 6:56 pm    

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Roller skater Dale Oddman on Friday won bronze in Division One of the 100-metre event at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre for Jamaica’s first medal at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. Read More

Trump signs first veto to secure funding for border wall

Friday, March, 15 2019 6:34 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Donald Trump signed the first veto of his presidency Friday, overriding congressional opposition to secure emergency funds to build more walls on the US-Mexico border. Read More

Forex: J$125.05 to one US dollar

Friday, March, 15 2019 6:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, March 15 ended trading at J$125.05 down by 14 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Political Ombudsman hosts ceremony for Portland Eastern by-election candidates

Friday, March, 15 2019 5:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of the Political Ombudsman will on Monday host a ceremony for the candidates in the Portland Eastern by-election to affirm their commitment to the Agreement and Declaration on Political Conduct. Read More

Finance minister urges public-sector workers to embrace transformation

Friday, March, 15 2019 4:26 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr Nigel Clarke, is calling on all public-sector workers to embrace the transformation process in the bid to develop a public service that is strong, capable and operates at the highest level of efficiency. Read More

Hire only licensed security guards — Regulations Authority

Friday, March, 15 2019 4:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Executive Director of the Private Security Regulations Authority (PSRA), Rick Harris, is imploring members of the public to only engage the services of private security firms or security guards that are licensed and or registered with the... Read More

Police seize firearm in Majesty Gardens

Friday, March, 15 2019 3:35 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The police are reporting that a firearm was seized during an operation in Majesty Gardens, Kingston 11 yesterday, March 14. Read More

Jamaica mourns with New Zealand — PM Holness

Friday, March, 15 2019 3:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has described as a “horrible tragedy”, the terrorists attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand. Read More

G2K calls for reinstatement of SOE in St James

Friday, March, 15 2019 2:30 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Following the recent upsurge in violence in St James, the Jamaica Labour Party’s Generation 2000 (G2K) is calling for an immediate reinstatement of the State of Emergency (SOE) the parish. Read More

PNP expresses sympathy to New Zealand Gov't on shooting tragedy

Friday, March, 15 2019 2:22 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition People's National Party's (PNP) shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Lisa Hanna has expressed sympathies to the people of New Zealand at the news of this morning's mass killing at two mosques in Christchurch. Read More


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