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UDC board appoints new general manager

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Board of Directors of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has appointed Heather Pinnock, general manager of the entity as of April 1, 2019. Read More

UPDATE: Two people held in murder of 8-y-o St Andrew girl

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have confirmed that two people have been taken in custody in relation to the murder of eight-year-old Chantae Skyers, whose body was found in an area known as Blue Hole in Sterling Castle in St Andrew yesterday. Read More

Rousseau's contribution is colossal, visionary and long lasting, says PNP

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) is mourning the passing of Patrick Rousseau, while celebrating his contribution to the nation with over fifty years of public service to law, sport, the bauxite industry and politics. Read More

Maritime Authority urges boaters to be vigilant over Easter weekend

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) is urging boaters to be vigilant making their way to and from offshore Cays to celebrate during the upcoming Easter holidays – particularly that period covering Good Friday to Easter Monday. Read More

Phillips again urges the immediate convening of stakeholders' meeting on crime

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Leader of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips says that the long promised anti-crime meeting of stakeholders, to include the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, the Peace Management Initiative, the church,... Read More

PNP bemoans 'inept management' of foreign exchange market

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Parliamentary Opposition says that the foreign exchange market is once again suffering a period of severe shortage of supply of US Dollars coupled with a sharp devaluation of the Jamaican Dollar. Read More

Disney offers US$5m for the Notre-Dame it once immortalised on film

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Disney, which scored millions with the 1996 animated blockbuster "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," said Wednesday it would give US$5 million to restore the fire-damaged Paris cathedral. Read More

Man shot dead in Kingston 11

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting that a man was shot dead by a lone gunman along Binns Road in Kingston 11 on Monday. Read More

Education Ministry sends trauma team to Red Hills Primary following murder of 8-y-o

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information today dispatched its grief and trauma team to support staff and students at Red Hills Primary in St Andrew, following the tragic death of eight-year-old Chantae Skyers. Read More

18-y-o suspected of committing suicide in Linstead

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A male teen is suspected to have committed suicide at his home in Lemon Ridge, Linstead, St Catherine yesterday.He has been identified as 18-year-old Andre Thomas. Read More

One person shot in Oxford Road incident

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have confirmed that there was a shooting incident on Oxford Road in New Kingston this morning leaving one person injured. Read More

Attorney Pat Rousseau is dead

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prominent Jamaican attorney-at-law Patrick 'Pat' Rousseau is dead.Rousseau, who has been with the law firm Myers, Fletcher and Gordon for over 50 years, was said to be ill for some time.More information later. Read More

Samuda visits St Richards Primary School to offer 'PEP encouragement'

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Education, Youth and Information Karl Samuda will this morning visit the St Richards Primary School on Red Hills Road in St Andrew, “to offer words of encouragement” as pupils sit the final component of this year's Primary Exit Profile (PEP), the... Read More

US says new initiative will strengthen relations with the Caribbean

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The United States says the “US-Caribbean Resilience Partnership” which was launched in Miami last week will strengthen the relationship with the region and advance “shared interests” in achieving greater resilience to natural... Read More

Real estate, business activities industry lead increase in employment — STATIN

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The labour market in the real estate, renting and business activities industry has accounted for much of the increase in employment during the past 12 months, Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) has revealed. Read More



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