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Weekly Round-up: Deadly #Maria... Cop murdered... Windies to play for spot in 2019 World Cup 7:12 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two weeks after being struck by Hurricane Irma, islands in the Caribbean were again devastated with the passage of Hurricane Maria. Read More

Hundreds expected for annual JAPEX trade show 9:38 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Hundreds of overseas buyers and local suppliers in the tourism sector are expected to converge at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James from September 24 to 26, for the 27th staging of Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX).... Read More

Dam fails in Puerto Rico, 70,000 told to evacuate 9:07 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AFP) — Some 70,000 people were ordered to evacuate their homes Friday after a rain-swollen dam in Puerto Rico failed in the latest disaster caused by Hurricane Maria.... Read More

Govt seeking private sector partners to expand CCTV coverage 9:00 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the Government is looking to partner with the private sector to expand closed-circuit television (CCTV) coverage across the island.... Read More

Industrial action at Scotiabank branch leaves customers frustrated

Friday, September, 22 2017 8:44 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Industrial action by tellers at a Scotiabank branch in Ocho Rios this afternoon resulted in disruption of services to customers for about 20 minutes. Read More

St Andrew man dies after receiving chop wounds

Friday, September, 22 2017 8:18 pm    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — A man who received several chops to his head and hand on Monday, September 11, during a dispute with another man, succumbed to his injuries yesterday. Read More

UWI and CDEMA to establish Caribbean Emergency Management Association in New York

Friday, September, 22 2017 8:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Caribbean Centre for Disaster and Risk Reduction located in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor at The University of the West Indies (UWI) and The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) have agreed establish a facility in New York -- the Caribbean... Read More

Curfew imposed in Mount Salem ZOSO

Friday, September, 22 2017 7:45 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A curfew has been imposed in a section of the Mount Salem community from 6:00 pm Friday, September 22, and will remain in effect until 6:00 pm Sunday, September 24, the Zones of Special Operation Communication Centre announced Friday. Read More

St Lucia PM chides world leaders for failing to adequately respond to climate change

Friday, September, 22 2017 7:29 pm    

UNITED NATIONS, United States (CMC) — Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of St Lucia has chided world leaders for what he said was the failure to adequately respond to the effects of climate change. Read More

National registry to be implemented for senior citizens

Friday, September, 22 2017 6:47 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) —The Ministry of Labour and Social Security says it is ensuring the safety and security of the nation's elderly citizens through the development of a National Registry for seniors. Read More

Forex: J$130.81 to one US dollar

Friday, September, 22 2017 6:12 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, September 22, ended trading at J$130.81 down by 19 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

EU disburses EC$675K in humanitarian aid to Dominica

Friday, September, 22 2017 6:04 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) is providing EC$675,000 (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) in emergency humanitarian aid to Dominica, following the severe destruction caused by Hurricane Maria earlier this... Read More

Mexico extends search for quake survivors

Friday, September, 22 2017 5:41 pm    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — Mexican authorities on Friday extended a search for survivors of this week's devastating earthquake that killed nearly 300 people, with foreign rescue teams helping out as the technical window for finding anybody left alive closed. Read More

NHT responding to the Government's housing mandate – Holness

Friday, September, 22 2017 5:31 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the National Housing Trust (NHT) is on track to do a historic 8,000 mortgages which will amount to approximately $28 billion of housing loans this financial year. Read More

More hurricane-affected J'cans to return home on Sunday

Friday, September, 22 2017 5:10 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Labour and Social security says over 50 Jamaicans from hurricane ravished islands who still wish to return home will get the opportunity to do so on Sunday. Read More


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