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Weekly Round-up: Oil find in Jamaica… Clarendon's most wanted killed… Women's bobsleigh team 19th in South Korea 9:34 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica says a geological study recently conducted by CGG Robertson of the United Kingdom has revealed two independent live oil seeps in different sections of Jamaica's oil blocks which indicated “encouraging” signs for possible... Read More

Gov't allocates funds to strengthen emergency communication system 10:38 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government is moving to strengthen the system of communication during times of disaster of other emergencies.A sum of $10 million has been allocated to the Emergency Communication System in Jamaica project in the Estimates of Expenditure, now...... Read More

Bartlett moves tourism policy with OAS, World Bank 10:19 am
WASHINGTON, United States — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett on Friday led a series of meetings with the leadership of the World Bank Group, the Organisation of American States (OAS) and other global policy stakeholder interests at their respective headquarters in Washington DC to address...... Read More

Mystery cloaks Japanese dad of 13 born from Thai surrogates 9:49 am
TOKYO, Japan (AP) — A Japanese businessman who won legal custody of his 13 children born from surrogates in Thailand is virtually anonymous in his home country.Mitsutoki Shigeta, who was granted sole custody by a Thai court on Tuesday, is the son of the founder of Japanese...... Read More

Top US official to meet with Caribbean leaders

Saturday, February, 24 2018 9:21 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The United States Deputy Secretary of State, John J Sullivan, will hold talks with Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders during their three-day inter-sessional summit here early next week, the US State Department has announced.It said that... Read More

Jamaica Cancer Society hosts anti-tobacco youth forum

Friday, February, 23 2018 9:42 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Scores of students from a number of high schools in the Corporate Area turned out for the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) Ninth Annual Anti-Tobacco Youth Forum held recently at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston. Read More

Security minister opens new dormitories at Harman Barracks

Friday, February, 23 2018 9:08 pm    

KINIGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — National Security Minister, Robert Montague, yesterday cut the ribbon to officially open new dormitories at Harman Barracks in St Andrew. Read More

Korea donates equipment to improve cadastral mapping and land registration

Friday, February, 23 2018 8:32 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government's efficiency in cadastral mapping and land registration has been strengthened through the donation of technologically advanced equipment, valued at US$85,000, by the Government of the Republic of Korea. Read More

Windies will be on their toes, skipper Holder assures

Friday, February, 23 2018 8:10 pm    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (CMC) — Captain Jason Holder says West Indies will be taking nothing for granted during the upcoming ICC World Cup Qualifiers, despite entering as the highest-ranked side. Read More

Brand Jamaica to be showcased at Commonwealth Games

Friday, February, 23 2018 7:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Brand Jamaica will be on display during the staging of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, through the hosting of Jamaica Commonwealth Manor. Read More

Grange calls for domino organisations to come together

Friday, February, 23 2018 7:13 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has called for the establishment of a formal relationship between all the domino organisations in the country. Read More

After shooting, Florida to place police officer at every school

Friday, February, 23 2018 6:47 pm    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — A police officer will be stationed at every public school in Florida, the state's governor announced Friday as part of a plan to improve security following last week's deadly high school shooting. Read More

Dressmaker nabbed at NMIA with ganja in crotch

Friday, February, 23 2018 6:31 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Detectives assigned to the Narcotics Police Division arrested and charged a female at the Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston on Wednesday after she was found with a parcel of compressed ganja in the area of her crotch. Read More

Police seize firearm in Linstead

Friday, February, 23 2018 6:12 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A Taurus 9mm pistol with four 9mm rounds of ammunition was seized by the police in Blood Lane, Linstead, St Catherine yesterday, the police have reported. Read More

Forex: J$127.44 to one US dollar

Friday, February, 23 2018 5:49 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, February 23, ended trading at J$127.44 up by 30 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More


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