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JUTC bus crashes into overturned truck 8:31 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The driver of a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus escaped serious injuries this morning after crashing into an overturned trailer truck on the Golden Spring main road in northern St Andrew.The truck driver was unhurt. Read More

Police impose curfew in Denham Town 7:24 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A curfew has been imposed in sections of the Denham Town Police Division.The curfew began at 6:00 pm on yesterday and will remain in effect until 6:00 pm on Friday. The boundaries of the curfew are as follows:... Read More

Prayer for the day 7:17 am
Let me pause as I begin this new day to give it to you, Lord.Before the tumult of activities breaks in; before breakfast plates crash through my still sleepy mind; for this last moment in my bed, thank you, Lord. Amen... Read More

O-Wrap: Public debt below 100%... No measles locally... Manchester triple murder 7:05 pm
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Pipeline repairs in Six Miles disrupt water supply, again

Tuesday, April, 23 2019 7:56 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) says that work is now underway to repair a section of the 12-inch main located in the Six Miles /New Haven area of St Andrew. Read More

Agriculture minister seeks Chinese grant to help coffee industry

Tuesday, April, 23 2019 7:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A sum of US$100 million in grant funding has been requested from the Chinese Government to advance the development of the local coffee industry. Read More

Strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocks NE India

Tuesday, April, 23 2019 7:15 pm    

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck India's northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh early Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said. Read More

Eight judges sworn in to serve in higher posts

Tuesday, April, 23 2019 6:48 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Eight members of the judiciary have been appointed to serve at higher levels within Jamaica's courts. Read More

Forex: J$134.26 to one US dollar

Tuesday, April, 23 2019 6:05 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, April 23 ended trading at J$134.26 up by 10 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

New JUTC terminus identified in Above Rocks

Tuesday, April, 23 2019 5:47 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says it has located a plot of land in Above Rocks, St Catherine, where its buses will now turnaround, thus ameliorating the inconvenience and frustration of residents. Read More

'No local cases of measles,' Tufton insists

Tuesday, April, 23 2019 5:10 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton this afternoon advised the country that his ministry is monitoring the island for any imported case of measles. Read More

LIAT shareholders, directors to discuss future in Barbados

Tuesday, April, 23 2019 5:04 pm    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The shareholder governments of the financially strapped regional airline, LIAT, will meet in Barbados at month end amid concerns of a worsening money problem that could probably lead to the airline being grounded. Read More

US pharmaceutical bosses charged with fuelling opioid crisis

Tuesday, April, 23 2019 4:11 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Two former executives of a major US pharmaceutical company were charged Tuesday with fulfilling orders they knew to be fraudulent during the opioid epidemic that has claimed tens of thousands of lives. Read More

Unidentified man killed, 4 injured in St James crash

Tuesday, April, 23 2019 3:54 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — An unidentified man died as a result of injuries he sustained in a single motor vehicle crash along the AGS Combs Highway in St James this morning, the police are reporting.Four other people were injured in the crash Read More

JAS to become non-governmental organisation — JC Hutchinson

Tuesday, April, 23 2019 3:10 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, JC Hutchinson, says that the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) will be transitioning from a government to a non-governmental organisation (NGO) over the next two... Read More


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