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U-23 Reggae Boyz held to 1-1 draw by Dominica 9:03 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's Under-23 national footballers had a minor setback in their quest for Olympic qualification when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Dominica in their Group A Caribbean qualifier at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex Wednesday night. Dominica stunned...... Read More

Forex: J$137.31 to one US dollar 5:46 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, July 17 ended trading at J$137.31 up by 28 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.... Read More

Gas prices up $3.00; diesel up $3.03 5:11 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see an increase at the pumps in the price of gasoline and diesel, effective Thursday, July 18, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from Petrojam. 87- and 90-octane gasoline will be sold for $134.98 and $137.82 per litre, respectively,...... Read More

Tyres to be removed from Riverton City dump, says Vaz

Wednesday, July, 17 2019 4:51 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government is to embark on an initiative to remove the over two million tyres currently stockpiled at the Riverton City disposal site in Kingston. Read More

Works to ease traffic snarl at Mandela Highway intersection starts tomorrow

Wednesday, July, 17 2019 4:39 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says work is to begin tomorrow to improve the movement of traffic along a section of the Mandela Highway. Read More

Breakthrough technique eradicates mosquitoes

Wednesday, July, 17 2019 3:21 pm    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — A breakthrough technique harnessing two methods to target disease-carrying mosquitoes was able to effectively eradicate the buzzing biters in two test sites in China, according to recent research. Read More

Cockpit Country project receives US$6m through UNDP

Wednesday, July, 17 2019 3:10 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has obtained US$6 million through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for a project, titled, 'Conserving biodiversity and reducing land degradation in the Cockpit Country'. Read More

St Andrew South police stage summer camp for youth with behavioural problems

Wednesday, July, 17 2019 2:40 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — More than 80 young people are benefiting from a 10-day summer camp being staged by the St Andrew South Police Division at the Tapioca Village in St Mary from July 16 to 26. Read More

There was no walkout on Bunting in Parliament, PNP says

Wednesday, July, 17 2019 2:22 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) is insisting that there was no walkout of the Parliamentary sitting yesterday at any time, contrary to postings on social media. Read More

DR Congo Ebola outbreak 'health emergency' of int'l concern — WHO

Wednesday, July, 17 2019 2:15 pm    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organisation on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a "public health emergency of international concern," a rare designation only used for the gravest... Read More

Netball World Cup: Sunshine Girls thrash Scotland 67-36

Wednesday, July, 17 2019 1:54 pm    

LIVERPOOL, England — Jamaica's Sunshine Girls thrashed Scotland 67-36 in their Netball World Cup match at M&S Bank Arena on Wednesday.For Jamaica, goal shooter Jhaniele Fowler hit 45 goals from 48 attempts, while Romelda Aiken was 13 from 16. Read More

Cops convicted on drug trafficking charges

Wednesday, July, 17 2019 12:57 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) is reporting the conviction of two police officers who were found guilty on drug trafficking charges. Read More

Gov't approves additional funds to truck water

Wednesday, July, 17 2019 12:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has approved additional funds to truck water to communities affected by the drought, says Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator Pearnel Charles... Read More

Netball World Cup: Sunshine Girls take 32-21 half-time lead vs Scotland

Wednesday, July, 17 2019 11:55 am    

LIVERPOOL, England  — Jamaica's Sunshine Girls lead Scotland 32-21 at half time of their Netball World Cup match at M&S Bank Arena on Wednesday. Read More


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