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J'can power companies raise funds for Dominica relief

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Jamaica Energy Partners and West Kingston Power Partners have contributed $804,000 to the Dominica hurricane relief effort. Half of the funds was raised by staff, with the amount being matched by the companies.Speaking at the handover ceremony... Read More

Holness announces boundaries for Cockpit Country

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness today announced in Parliament the areas to be designated as the boundary for the Cockpit Country and the Cockpit Country Protected Area. Holness said Cabinet has adopted the Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr (2005) boundary. Read More

Forex: J$126.54 to one US dollar

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, November 21, ended trading at J$126.54 down by four cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$99.70 up from J$98.88 while the British pound... Read More

Trump blasted over decision to repatriate 59,000 Haitians

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday faced a backlash over his tough immigration policies after announcing that 59,000 Haitians who took refuge in the United States following the 2010 earthquake must return home.Lawmakers on both sides of the... Read More

OCG urges probe into Hanna, St Ann Municipal Council

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) has recommended that a criminal investigation be launched into the constituency office of South East St Ann Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna and the St Ann Municipal Council.Contractor General Dirk Harrison, in... Read More

Agro-tourism stakeholders welcome gastronomy thrust

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government's move to promote Jamaica as a gastronomy tourism destination is being welcomed by stakeholders in western Jamaica, who see the push as having the potential to transform rural communities while making agriculture a production powerhouse. Read More

Windies arrive to face NZ Black Caps

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (CMC) — An upbeat West Indies touched down here Tuesday to continue preparation for their two-Test series against the hosts, bowling off next month.The Caribbean side have spent the last two-and-a-half weeks in Australia undergoing training for the... Read More

US says Mugabe departure is 'historic opportunity' for Zimbabwe

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States said Tuesday that the resignation of Zimbabwe's long-time ruler Robert Mugabe offered the country's people a "historic opportunity" for change and could help end its "isolation" on the world stage."The future of Zimbabwe will... Read More

Starbucks opens outlet in Jamaica

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Starbucks today opened its first store in Jamaica and entered its 76th market globally, marking a historic milestone for the global coffee company's Caribbean operations and its storied history of sourcing the highest quality coffee from the region going back more than... Read More

Justice minister wants cases tried in timely manner

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck, says all stakeholders in the justice system have a duty to reflect on their role as they seek to improve both their performance and input in the delivery of justice. Read More

CMC lauds commitment of former chairman to regional media development

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) has lauded the “commitment, contribution and diligent work” of its former chairman, J Lester Spaulding, who died at a hospital in Jamaica last weekend. Read More

Eat Jamaican campaign saved the economy over $70b — JAS president

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) says the Eat Jamaican campaign launched 14 years ago has saved the Jamaican economy over J$70 billion since its inception. Read More

Govt to launch education campaign on antibiotic misuse

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, in partnership with the University of the West Indies, the World Health Organisation, the Pan American Health Organisation and the National Health Fund, is set to launch a national... Read More

Ganja worth $8m seized in St Elizabeth

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — More than 1800 pounds of ganja was seized during an operation by the police in Comma Pen, St Elizabeth yesterday. Read More

Zimbabwe's 'Comeback Crocodile' now poised for top job

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — After Robert Mugabe's resignation as president of Zimbabwe, his former deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking led to the autocrat's downfall, seems likely to be the next head of state. Read More



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