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Scotiabank announces changes to branch network, closure of two branches

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 5:51 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Scotiabank says it will be making several changes to its branch network including the closing of its Black River and Old Harbour branches. Read More

Close to $2 billion in damage caused by heavy rains — Holness

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 5:40 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the preliminary estimate for flood damage caused by the recent rains is close to $2 billion. Read More

ECLAC says region must grow at rate of 4 per cent to eliminate poverty by 2030

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 5:12 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says the region must grow at a rate of at least four per cent a year and carry out a sharp redistribution of income (of up to three per cent of GDP annually) in order to eliminate poverty by... Read More

ECLAC calls for new future through 'transformative recovery, equality and sustainability'

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 5:02 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has proposed in its new position document a set of policies that responds to the gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic while also aiming to overcome structural problems in Latin America and the Caribbean... Read More

Store guard stabbed 27 times for asking women to wear masks

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 4:47 pm    

CHICAGO, United States (AP) — Two sisters accused of stabbing a West Side Chicago store security guard 27 times with a knife after he asked them to wear face masks and use hand sanitiser were today ordered held without bond. Read More

UWI, CCCCC sign agreement with PAHO

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 4:44 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the Belize-based Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) have signed an agreement with the sub-regional office of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) to enhance coordination and increase the... Read More

Increased rainfall expected across Jamaica mid-week — Met Service

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 4:15 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service of Jamaica says the country will have increased rainfall as a Tropical Wave currently approaching Hispaniola is expected to move across the island Wednesday evening through to early Thursday morning. Read More

JFB calls on Jamaicans to reduce fire hazards at home

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 4:13 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is advising people to use the opportunity of working from home to reduce fire hazards around the home, and be vigilant in identifying potential fire hazards. Read More

GraceKennedy Foundation awards over $21-m in scholarships, pledges $5-m more for digital devices

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 3:52 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) announced this afternoon that it has awarded scholarships valued at over $21 million to 92 Jamaican students of tertiary institutions for the 2020/21 academic year. The recipients were announced in a virtual awards ceremony held yesterday,... Read More

Forex: J$146.71 to one US dollar

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 3:43 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, October 27 ended trading at J$146.71 up by 89 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary. Read More

Russia seeks accelerated WHO registration for virus vaccine

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 3:32 pm    

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Russia has applied to the World Health Organization for accelerated registration and pre-qualification of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, the country's sovereign wealth fund said Tuesday. Read More

NWC corporate office phone lines down

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 3:25 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising customers that the telephone lines 876-929-5430-5 for its corporate office at 28-48 Barbados Avenue, Kingston, are temporarily unavailable due to technical difficulties. Read More

Algerian leader 'stable' in hospital with unknown illness

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 3:07 pm    

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's President Abedelmadjid Tebboune has been hospitalised at a military hospital in the south of the capital Algiers, his office said Tuesday. Read More

Guitarist Dalton Browne in need of blood

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 2:49 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Guitarist Dalton Browne is recovering in a Kingston hospital after suffering a heart attack last weekend. Read More

St Ann South East councillors support Mark Golding for PNP president

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 2:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two of four councillors from St Ann South East, and one former councillor have expressed their support for Mark Golding's campaign for president of the People's National Party (PNP). Read More


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