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Over 60 wealthy nations join WHO's COVID-19 vaccine plan 9:08 pm

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — More than 60 wealthy nations have joined a WHO-backed programme to facilitate poor countries' access to coronavirus vaccines, but the US and China are not on the list published Monday. Read More

GraceKennedy donates 210 tablets and laptops to schools 9:01 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — GraceKennedy Limited (GK), through its Grace and Staff Community Development Foundation, today donated 210 tablets and laptops valued at approximately $5.2 million, to 10 schools and six of the company's homework centres in Kingston.... Read More

JALGO concerned about delay in COVID-19 test results for health care workers 8:46 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Association of Local Government Officers (JALGO) is expressing concern about a delay in COVID-19 test results for public health inspectors and vector control staff.... Read More

Jamaica to be represented in Miss Earth Pageant 7:59 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica will be represented on the international stage at the Miss Earth International Pageant this year, breaking a 10-year streak of Jamaica not being represented in the competition.... Read More

Tourism Supplies Hub to be created — Bartlett

Monday, September, 21 2020 7:10 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Tourism is seeking to create a Tourism Supplies Hub that will help to position Jamaica as the premier logistics centre in the region for training and certification of tourism workers, suppliers for cruise and airlines, and resilience and technology... Read More

Trump administration designates several US cities hotbeds of 'anarchy'

Monday, September, 21 2020 7:02 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The Donald Trump administration on Monday declared the cities of New York, Seattle and Portland, Oregon as jurisdictions "permitting anarchy," threatening to withhold federal aid over civil unrest. Read More

Port Royal project gets US$110,000 funding from IDB

Monday, September, 21 2020 6:28 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government of Jamaica's joint agency initiative, Port Royal 2020, has received support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to the tune of US$110,000 as part of the institution's Living Heritage Programme.  Read More

Tourism workers can register for pension scheme October 1

Monday, September, 21 2020 5:53 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Beginning October 1, workers in the tourism sector will be able to register for the Tourism Workers' Pension Scheme. Read More

England Women beat West Indies by 47 runs

Monday, September, 21 2020 5:24 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Tammy Beaumont hit a half-century as England Women clinched a 47-run win over the West Indies in the first match of their Twenty20 series on Monday. Read More

US cruises vow 100% testing in plan for resuming sailing

Monday, September, 21 2020 5:10 pm    

UNITED STATES (AP) — Major cruise lines say they will test all passengers and crew for COVID-19 prior to boarding as part of their plan for resuming sailing in the Americas. Read More

Shaw, Dunn meet with industry, commerce ministry staff

Monday, September, 21 2020 4:59 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Audley Shaw, says that re-establishing the ministry is a major part of the Government's efforts to drive wealth creation and economic growth in Jamaica. Read More

BSJ urges customers to examine hand santiser labels

Monday, September, 21 2020 4:40 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — In the wake of what it describes as a "proliferation of substandard handsanitiser products on the market", Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) is urging consumers to examine content labels and use products as recommended to ensure their health and safety. Read More

PNP names shadow cabinet

Monday, September, 21 2020 4:21 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party today revealed its interim shadow cabinet. Read More

Parties have until October 3 to remove campaign signs - ombudsman

Monday, September, 21 2020 3:56 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment-Brown says all candidates who participated in the September 3 general election have until October 3 to complete the removal of all campaign materials. Read More

Forex: J$142.57 to one US dollar

Monday, September, 21 2020 3:45 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, September 21 ended trading at J$142.57 down by 18 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary. Read More


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