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Tropical Storm Humberto dumps rain on hurricane-hit Bahamas

Saturday, September, 14 2019 10:54 am    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Tropical Storm Humberto lashed The Bahamas with rain and wind on Saturday, possibly slowing down relief efforts in the wake of the devastation wrought less than two weeks ago by Hurricane Dorian. Read More

Hotel manager freed on fraud charges

Saturday, September, 14 2019 10:22 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A former north coast hotel general manager, Dimitris Kosvogiannis, who was on trial for fraud, was freed when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Friday. Read More

Attorney Sashakay Fairclough shot dead

Saturday, September, 14 2019 10:05 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A woman was on Friday shot dead and her family member shot and injured in Brook Green, Ocho Rios, St Ann.She has been identified as 31-year-old attorney-at-law Sashakay Fairclough. Read More

Tallawahs suffer fourth defeat in as many games

Saturday, September, 14 2019 12:18 am    

 KINGSTON, Jamaica – Despite a spirited fight with the bat, Jamaica Tallawahs fell 41 runs shy of a record chase and were condemned to a fourth-consecutive defeat by Trinbago Knight Riders in their Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 contest at Sabina Park on... Read More

Tallawahs set CPL record 268 for victory against TKR

Friday, September, 13 2019 10:26 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica Tallawahs will have to chase a Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 total of 268 if they are to register their first victory of the campaign against Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in the second of five home contest here at Sabina Park. Read More

Gayle wishes Russell well in recovery process

Friday, September, 13 2019 6:13 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica Tallawahs captain Chris Gayle confirmed that all-rounder Andre Russell will be out of the team for a few days to recover from a concussion suffered during their Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) encounter against St Lucia Zouks at Sabina Park on... Read More

Forex: J$137.43 to one US dollar

Friday, September, 13 2019 6:12 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, September 13 ended trading at J$137.43 down by 34 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Leave continues for CMU head Pinnock

Friday, September, 13 2019 4:22 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Head of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Professor Fritz Pinnock will not return to his duties at the institution on Monday as was expected.Pinnock's leave-of-absence, which was previously extended by a month, should have ended today.  Read More

Electronic warrant module for traffic violations to be rolled out

Friday, September, 13 2019 4:03 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — An electronic warrant module for traffic violations has been developed by the government and is expected to be effective soon. Read More

JPS power issues affecting water supply in Clarendon, St Catherine - NWC

Friday, September, 13 2019 3:27 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that Jamaica Public Service (JPS) power supply issues have forced the shutdown of operations at both the Lluidas Vale Pumping Station in St Catherine and the Palmetto Pen Pumping... Read More

Explain sudden decision to close Petroleum Corporation, PNP urges gov't

Friday, September, 13 2019 2:59 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of Mining and Energy, Phillip Paulwell is calling on both Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Minister of Energy, Fayval Williams, to justify the Cabinet's decision to close the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and... Read More

Heavy winds, rain expected for parts of Bahamas

Friday, September, 13 2019 2:45 pm    

HIGH ROCK, Bahamas (AP)— Forecasters say a tropical storm warning remains in effect for several northwestern islands in the Bahamas which are still reeling from Hurricane Dorian. Read More

Mugabe will have private burial at national Heroes' Acre

Friday, September, 13 2019 2:23 pm    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be buried at the national Heroes' Acre site but the date has not yet been set, a family spokesman said Friday, as mourners lined up to view the body for a second day in the capital, Harare. Read More

This is it! VCB approves statue maquette

Friday, September, 13 2019 1:49 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – All is now set for the installation of the statue of Jamaican Olympic and World Champion sprinter, Veronica Campbell Brown at the National Stadium. Read More

52 high schools participating in twinning programme

Friday, September, 13 2019 1:27 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Fifty-two high schools are now participating in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information's Twinning of Schools initiative, Minister with responsibility for Education, Karl Samuda, has reported. Read More



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