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Forex: J$141.05 to one US dollar 5:43 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, February 19 ended trading at J$141.05 down by 61 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary.  Read More

Central Village man charged for shooting at police 4:48 pm
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica— Thirty-year-old Barrington Campbell was yesterday charged with shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm following a shooting incident on Big Lane in Central Village, St Catherine on Sunday, January 19.... Read More

St Elizabeth man charged with house breaking 4:24 pm
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica— Twenty-one year-old Martina Thompson otherwise called 'Brisco', a labourer of  Leeds district in St Elizabeth was arrested and charged with house breaking.... Read More

Trump ousts top defence official who certified Ukraine aid 3:47 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — President Donald Trump has ousted the Pentagon's top policy official who had certified last year that Ukraine had made enough anti-corruption progress to justify the Trump administration's release of congressionally authorized aid to Kyiv in its conflict...... Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Mark Golding? No!

Wednesday, February, 19 2020 3:26 pm    

Dear Editor,Mark Golding? Mark Golding? Dayton Campbell, OK; Damion Crawford, OK, but Mark Golding?  No.Of all the people in the PNP, I have high regard for Mark Golding, Julian Robinson, Lisa Hannah and Peter Bunting.  Read More

Correctional Services gets $151m to purchase vehicles

Wednesday, February, 19 2020 2:41 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Department of Correctional Services has been allocated $151 million to acquire vehicles in the new fiscal year. Read More

Gas prices up $3.06; diesel up $1.20

Wednesday, February, 19 2020 2:05 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see an increase at the pumps in the prices of gasoline and diesel, effective Thursday, February 20, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from Petrojam. 87- and 90-octane gasoline will be sold for $127.74 and $130.58 per litre,... Read More

Portmore slip to 1-2 defeat to Cruz Azul

Wednesday, February, 19 2020 1:17 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Lucas Passerini and Jonathan Rodriguez both scored in second-half stoppage time to hand Cruz Azul a 2-1 victory over Portmore United in their Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League first-leg Round of 16 tie Tuesday night at the National Stadium. Rondee Smith had... Read More

Ferguson wants help for communities hit by drought

Wednesday, February, 19 2020 12:34 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – People's National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of Water, Environment and Climate Change Dr Fenton Ferguson is calling on Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who now has responsibility for the Ministry of Water, to urgently release resources to Members of Parliament in all... Read More

Customer census mapping continues in Portmore – NWC

Wednesday, February, 19 2020 12:13 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica –The National Water Commission (NWC) says that activities as part of its Customer Census Mapping Project are still on-going in Portmore, St Catherine. Read More

Canada proposes annual meeting with Caribbean countries

Wednesday, February, 19 2020 11:17 am    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Canada is proposing an annual meeting with Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders as the North American country moves to strengthen its relationship with the 15-member regional integration grouping. Read More

25 companies fined for breaching plastic ban

Wednesday, February, 19 2020 10:43 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says that since the start of the year 25 companies have been convicted of breaches of the plastic packaging ban. Read More

China revokes 3 Wall Street Journal reporters' credentials

Wednesday, February, 19 2020 10:08 am    

BEIJING, China (AP) — China on Wednesday said it has revoked the press credentials of three reporters for the US newspaper Wall Street Journal over a headline for an opinion column deemed racist by the government. Read More

Two teen sisters of Grants Pen, St Andrew missing

Wednesday, February, 19 2020 9:37 am    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica – Two sisters of Morgan Lane in the Grants Pen area of Kingston 8, have been reported missing since Saturday, February 15. Read More

Gov't allocates $144m for Negril environment project

Wednesday, February, 19 2020 9:16 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Government will be spending more than $144 million for environmental improvement to the Negril area, as outlined in the 2020/2021 Budget, now before the House of Representatives. Read More



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