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Gov't reviewing public sector grades and salary scales

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr Nigel Clarke, says the Government is collating data on the grades and salary scales of various positions across the civil service to determine how best these can be restructured. Read More

Forex: J$131.21 to one US dollar
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, June 22, ended trading at J$131.21 down from J$132.05 according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$100.02 down from J$100.45 while the British pound...... Read More

PNP disingenuous in comments on request for PetroJam report, says OPM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) said that the People's National Party (PNP) has been disingenuous in it statements surrounding Cabinet's request for a report from Permanent Secretary in the Energy Ministry, Hillary Alexander on the operations of the state-run oil...... Read More

Parliamentarians to participate in refresher programme
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Houses of Parliament, in an effort to improve effectiveness, say they will be hosting a mid-term refresher (Re-Orientation Programme) for Parliamentarians next week.... Read More

Police seize 1000 pounds of ganja in Westmoreland

Friday, June, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police have reported the seizure of over 1000 pounds of ganja along the Beeston Spring Road in Westmoreland on Tuesday.  Read More

EU to open new negotiations for ACP countries

Friday, June, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs today announced that the European Commission has received authorisation from the European Council to open negotiations for a new partnership agreement with 79 countries of the... Read More

Sri Lanka captain Chandimal loses ball-tampering appeal

Friday, June, 22 2018    

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal today lost his appeal over a ball-tampering charge and will miss his team's third and final Test against the West Indies which starts Saturday. Read More

Wallace half-century enough to see off WI Retired Players

Friday, June, 22 2018    

CAVE HILL, Barbados (CMC) — Former Test batsman Philo Wallace rolled back the years with a dashing half-century as Barbados Legends got the better of the West Indies Retired Players by 15 runs, in a star-studded exhibition Twenty20... Read More

More factory space coming for local manufacturers — Shaw

Friday, June, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, says he will be working to provide more factory space and agro-processing centres for local manufacturers in Jamaica. Read More

#WC2018: Last gasp Shaqiri seals Swiss win over Serbia

Friday, June, 22 2018    

KALININGRAD, Russia (AFP) — A last-minute Xherdan Shaqiri breakaway goal handed Switzerland victory today as they came from behind to defeat Serbia 2-1 in Kaliningrad.  Read More

Barbados hotelier takes over as new CHTA president

Friday, June, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Barbados hotelier Patricia Affonso-Dass today took up office as the new president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). Read More

Split families in limbo amid Trump immigration chaos

Friday, June, 22 2018    

EL PASO, United States (AFP) — The fate of 2,300 children wrested from their parents at the US border with Mexico remained unclear Friday two days after Donald Trump ended migrant family separations, as the president accused Democrats of spinning "phony" tales of suffering for electoral... Read More

French priest suspended after slapping baby during baptism

Friday, June, 22 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — A French Catholic priest was suspended Friday after a video of him smacking a crying baby during a baptism ceremony went viral, drawing widespread condemnation on social media. Read More

Montague appeals for more care on the roads

Friday, June, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Transport and Mining, Robert Montague, is appealing to all road users to exercise extra care on the roads. Read More

Bahamas to introduce digital currency

Friday, June, 22 2018    

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Central Bank of the Bahamas has announced plans to introduce a pilot digital currency for the country. Read More



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