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CPL UPDATE: Tallawahs beat St Kitts Patriots by 47 runs

Wednesday, August, 15 2018 9:31 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica Tallawahs made it three wins in as many games in the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 tournament when they trounced St Kitts and Nevis Patriots by 47 runs in match eight at Sabina Park on Wednesday. Read More

CPL UPDATE: Tallawahs 178-4 vs St Kitts Patriots

Wednesday, August, 15 2018 8:19 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Hosts Jamaica Tallawahs have set St Kitts and Nevis Patriots a target of 179 runs for victory, after posting 178-4 from their allotment in match eight of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 tournament here at Sabina Park. Read More

Forex: J$137.20 to one US dollar

Wednesday, August, 15 2018 5:41 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, August 15 ended trading at J$137.20 up by 35 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

New storm forms over Atlantic; no threat to Jamaica

Wednesday, August, 15 2018 5:23 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A fifth named storm has formed over the Atlantic, but it does not pose a threat to Jamaica. Read More

Gas prices down $0.30, diesel up $0.53

Wednesday, August, 15 2018 5:11 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see a decrease at the pumps in the price of gasoline and diesel, effective today, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from Petrojam. Read More

Jamaica to receive coastal erosion monitoring tower

Wednesday, August, 15 2018 4:43 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica will be the first country in the Caribbean region to receive a coastal erosion monitoring tower, which is to be erected at the Hellshire Beach in Portmore, St Catherine, given the dire state of coastal erosion in that area, says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs... Read More

Imprisoned Lula registers Brazil presidential candidacy

Wednesday, August, 15 2018 4:16 pm    

BRASÍLIA, Brazil (AFP) — Imprisoned leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's unlikely bid for Brazil's presidency took a big step forward Wednesday with the formal registration of his candidacy in the capital Brasilia. Read More

Holness describes depreciation of J'can dollar as 'growing pains'

Wednesday, August, 15 2018 4:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness this morning described the depreciation of the Jamaican dollar as “growing pains”, indicating that a review of previous instances points to “very poor fundamentals of the economy”. Read More

Gov’t paying down debt, says Holness

Wednesday, August, 15 2018 3:29 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness this morning informed that the Government repaid $58 billion in debt last month, while borrowing has also reduced. Read More

Teen girl stabbed to death in St Elizabeth

Wednesday, August, 15 2018 3:06 pm    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — The Jamaica Constabulary Force's communication arm is reporting that a Clarendon teen was stabbed to death in St Elizabeth last night.She is identified as 16-year-old Vernadine Anderson from the community of Corn Piece in Hayes. Read More

Holness confirms Cabinet changes

Wednesday, August, 15 2018 2:28 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness this morning confirmed that changes are to be made to the Cabinet following the resignation of Dr Andrew Wheatley as science and technology minister two weeks ago. Read More

Mentally ill person suspected in vandalism of Corporate Area traffic signals — NWA

Wednesday, August, 15 2018 1:09 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says it suspects that a person of unsound mind could be vandalising signal cabinets, leaving a number of intersections in the Corporate Area without functioning traffic lights. Manager, communication and customer services at... Read More

Minor quake felt in St Thomas

Wednesday, August, 15 2018 12:44 pm    

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — A minor earthquake rattled the parish of St Thomas this morning. Read More

NWA to implement $249m island wide patching programme

Wednesday, August, 15 2018 11:56 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is preparing to roll out the second phase of a $239-million patching programme targeting major corridors in 10 parishes over the next few weeks. Read More

Anger grows in Italy as bridge toll rises to 39

Wednesday, August, 15 2018 10:37 am    

GENOA, Italy (AFP) — Rescuers scoured crushed mountains of rubble for victims of a bridge collapse in Genoa as the toll rose to 39 Wednesday and Italy's government blamed the company in charge of motorways for the disaster. Read More


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