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Forex: J$141.96 to one US dollar 5:46 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, November 11 ended trading at J$141.96, up by 34 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary. Read More

Grange urges J'cans to continue taking advantage of UNESCO Convention 4:51 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, says Jamaica has been reaping the benefits of signing on to the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expression.... Read More

Suspected suicide in Clarendon 3:54 pm
CLARENDON, Jamaica — Derron Sitteram, otherwise called 'Mark', of Dampie district in Clarendon, is suspected to have committed suicide at his home yesterday.... Read More

Juvenile accused of fatally stabbing 19-y-o in St Ann 3:46 pm
ST ANN, Jamaica — A 17-year-old boy of Bellfield district in Runaway Bay, St Ann has been charged with murder.The juvenile is accused of fatally stabbing 19-year-old Okar Campbell during a dispute about 8:50 am on Friday, November 8.... Read More

Boeing says 737 MAX expected to resume flying in January

Monday, November, 11 2019 3:33 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Boeing on Monday said it expects the 737 MAX airplane, which was grounded after two crashes killed 346 people, to resume flying in January, delaying its return by one month. Read More

Court grants application for jury poll in Tesha Miller trial

Monday, November, 11 2019 3:19 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prospective jurors that are expected to give a verdict in the pending trial of alleged Klansman gang leader Tesha Miller are to undergo a poll to avoid any risk of prejudice against the defendant. Read More

Do not delay styrofoam ban, says JET

Monday, November, 11 2019 1:56 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is adding its voice to calls for the Cabinet to dismiss appeals for the delay of the January 1, 2020 ban on styrofoam. Read More

CPFSA to address issues affecting children at forum in Montego Bay

Monday, November, 11 2019 1:11 pm    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica —The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) says it will be hosting a Child Protection Forum on Thursday at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre. Read More

PNP's Julian Robinson to head election observer mission to Montserrat

Monday, November, 11 2019 12:26 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The General Secretary of the People's National Party (PNP), Julian Robinson, is leaving the island today for the Caribbean island of Montserrat as head of an election observation mission. Read More

Members of the judiciary pay homage to Sir Edward Zacca

Monday, November, 11 2019 11:21 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Supreme Court this morning observed a moment's silence in recognition of the passing of former Chief Justice Sir Edward Zacca.The news of Sir Edward's passing caught several members of the judiciary off guard. Read More

West Indies beat Afghanistan to sweep ODI series 3-0

Monday, November, 11 2019 11:09 am    

LUCKNOW, India (AFP) — Opener Shai Hope struck an unbeaten century as West Indies beat Afghanistan by five wickets in the third one-day international in Lucknow to complete a 3-0 sweep on Monday. Read More

Growth of contraceptive use highest in African countries — report

Monday, November, 11 2019 11:03 am    

NAIROBI, Kenya (AFP) — The number of women and girls in poor countries embracing modern contraception has leapt by tens of millions with Africa recording the biggest gains, the organisation Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) said Monday. Read More

Three men charged under Offences Against the Person Act

Monday, November, 11 2019 10:44 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Three men are to face the court to answer to charges stemming from breaches of the Offences Against the Person Act and the Firearms Act. Read More

Jamaican lottery scam victim hoping to recover her US$400K

Monday, November, 11 2019 9:54 am    

HARVEY, North Dakota (AP) — A 90-year-old North Dakota woman who was robbed of her life savings by a Jamaican lottery scam says she has been paid back only US$287 of the US$400,000 she's owed. Read More

Afghan, Nabi lift Afghanistan to 249-7 in West Indies ODI

Monday, November, 11 2019 9:06 am    

LUCKNOW, India (AFP) — A century stand between Asghar Afghan and Mohammad Nabi lifted Afghanistan to 249 for seven in the third one-day international against West Indies on Monday. Read More



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