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Senior policewoman accused of defrauding farmers freed

Thursday, July, 20 2017 8:03 pm    

ST MARY, Jamaica — Charges of obtaining money by false pretence and fraudulent conversion were this morning dropped against Deputy Superintendent of Police Denise McKain when the matter was heard in the St Mary Parish Court. Read More

PNP executive to convene selection conference for Portia's seat

Thursday, July, 20 2017 7:53 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) Executive Committee at its meeting this evening, unanimously decided to convene a selection conference for the South West St Andrew constituency next Sunday at which Audrey Smith-Facey, Karl Blake and Angela Brown Burke will be the... Read More

Gold Cup: Jamaica lead Canada 1-0 at halftime

Thursday, July, 20 2017 7:35 pm    

PHOENIX, Arizona — Jamaica led Canada 1-0 on a sixth-minute goal by Shaun Francis in their CONCACAF Gold Cup Tournament inside the University of Phoenix Stadium here. Read More

15-y-o arrested after cops find loaded gun in his knapsack

Thursday, July, 20 2017 7:07 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A 15-year-old boy was this afternoon arrested and charged after he was held with a loaded gun in Kingston. Read More

Bermuda’s new premier takes finance portfolio as he unveils new cabinet

Thursday, July, 20 2017 6:46 pm    

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — New Premier David Burt unveiled an 11-strong cabinet on Thursday, two days after his Progressive Labour Party (PLP) stormed to victory in the general election. Read More

Senate approves bill for single anti-corruption agency

Thursday, July, 20 2017 6:10 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Senate has approved the Integrity Commission Bill, paving the way for the establishment of a single anti-corruption unit, which will investigate and prosecute corruption in Jamaica. Read More

Venezuela UN diplomat resigns in protest at Maduro government

Thursday, July, 20 2017 6:07 pm    

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) – A senior diplomat representing Venezuela at the United Nations has resigned to protest President Nicolas Maduro's repression of demonstrations against his government. Read More

MoBay poised for expansion, says Chang

Thursday, July, 20 2017 5:48 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, says the Government is positioning Montego Bay as a major centre for business in western Jamaica. Read More

Bolt keen on staying close to sport after London farewell

Thursday, July, 20 2017 5:30 pm    

MONTE-CARLO, Monaco (CMC) — Superstar sprinter Usain Bolt says he hopes to remain involved in athletics even after retiring following the London World Championships next month. Read More

Forex: J$128.33 to one US dollar

Thursday, July, 20 2017 5:13 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, July 20, ended trading at J$128.33 down by two cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Sangster airport, NMIA to boost electronic trace detection for flights to US

Thursday, July, 20 2017 5:03 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) says the islands two international airports will be enhancing their capacity for electronic trace detection on travellers and baggage, following recent directives from the United States regarding personal electronic devices... Read More

Sagicor Bank sells block of mortgage portfolio to VMBS

Thursday, July, 20 2017 4:34 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Sagicor Bank Jamaica Ltd (SBJ) has entered into an agreement for the sale of a block of its mortgages to Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS). Read More

Linkin Park singer Bennington dead in apparent suicide

Thursday, July, 20 2017 4:07 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who overcame a troubled childhood to top the charts with an angry but melodic brand of metal, was found dead Thursday in an apparent suicide. He was 41. Read More

Gov't bows to pressure, rolls back North South Highway toll

Thursday, July, 20 2017 4:03 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has yielded to public outcry and decided to roll back the increase in North South Highway toll rates, which it said it rounded up in April as a result of a shortage of coins, which made it challenging to come up with change for some motorists in some... Read More

Utech professor gets patent for anti-cancer drug from Guinea hen weed

Thursday, July, 20 2017 3:41 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Twenty-eight years of dedicated research on one of the indigenous plants of Jamaica, petiveria aalliacea (guinea hen weed), has landed Adjunct Professor in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Technology, Jamaica Dr Lawrence Williams and co researcher Dr... Read More


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