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Forex: J$130.25 to one US dollar

Friday, May, 26 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, May 26 ended trading at J$130.25, down by 16 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$96.90 down from J$97.16 while the... Read More

CCJ cases now included in international constitutional law database

Friday, May, 26 2017    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad and Tobago-based Caribbean Court of Justice's (CCJ) first submission to the European Commission on Democracy through Law (the Venice Commission) has now been published in the Commission's CODICES database.The... Read More

Theft at NWC facility leaves Clarendon customers without water

Friday, May, 26 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) says that thieves have targeted water treatment facilities resulting in a disruption of service to a wide cross section of Clarendon customers.According to a release from NWC on Friday, the most... Read More

Gov't provides $18m to assist flood-affected farmers

Friday, May, 26 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Farmers who have suffered extensive losses from the recent heavy rains will benefit from an $18-million allocation by the Government to begin the rebuilding effort.Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce,... Read More

Pressure piles on Trump with son-in-law under FBI scrutiny

Friday, May, 26 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Donald Trump's son-in-law and top aide, Jared Kushner, has been caught in the spotlight of an FBI probe into Russian meddling, US media reported, heaping more pressure Friday on the embattled US president.The latest... Read More

Observer group gives Cayman high marks for fairness at polls

Friday, May, 26 2017    

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) – The Commonwealth Observer team that monitored the recent general election says the country “amply met the international standard” for democratic and transparent elections.The group led by Steve Rodan,... Read More

Ariana Grande plans Manchester show to benefit attack victims

Friday, May, 26 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) – Pop star Ariana Grande said Friday she is planning a charity concert in Manchester after a suicide attack on her show in the English city earlier this week killed 22 people.In her first substantive comments since Monday's... Read More

Cement Company labour unrest closes Logos Hope

Friday, May, 26 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Patrons wishing to visit the Logos Hope ship today were dealt a blow as continuing protest action by the Caribbean Cement Company (CCC) workers outside the Rockfort plant this morning, has resulted in the closure of the ship, at least for the day. Read More

Jamaica lost US$100m to cyber crimes during 2016

Friday, May, 26 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The National Security Council (NSC), in a meeting yesterday, learnt that Jamaica, in 2016, lost approximately US$100 million to cyber-criminal activity.Head of the Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), Dr Moniphia Hewling revealed the... Read More

Police fatally shoot two men in Westmoreland, seize firearms

Friday, May, 26 2017    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica – Two men were fatally shot during an alleged confrontation with the police in Orange Hill, Darliston, Westmoreland this morning.The police are reporting that two firearms and several rounds of ammunition were seized during the... Read More

Eight Jamaicans to pursue medical studies in Cuba

Friday, May, 26 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Another eight Jamaicans will be pursuing medical studies in Cuba starting in September under the Jamaica/Cuba Bilateral Scholarship Programme.They are Jamila Brown, Regina Smith, Tony Brodnock, and Trishauna Thompson, who will be... Read More

USAID, FHI 360 to tackle crime in Ja through community initiatives

Friday, May, 26 2017    

Kingston, Jamaica — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and FHI 360 yesterday launched a new development initiative to strengthen local organisations in increasing the safety and security of Jamaicans.The US Embassy said in a... Read More

T&T Coast Guard makes multi-million dollar drug bust

Friday, May, 26 2017    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Three people have been detained by the police following the seizure of 40 kilograms of cocaine valued at TT$18.9 million (US$3,024,000 million) in the Gulf of Paria early Thursday.The Coast Guard reports that around 3:30am... Read More

UN Peacekeepers: How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed

Friday, May, 26 2017    

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother's home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the air as he talked about the alleged rape and sodomy of a Haitian teenager by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper.There was no... Read More

CDA stages children's expo tomorrow

Friday, May, 26 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Child Development Agency (CDA), in partnership with the Nathan Ebanks Foundation, will host a Children's Expo and Special Needs Resource Fair on Saturday at Hope Gardens, under the theme: 'Finding Help, Finding Hope'.Manager... Read More



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