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Barbados names pop star Rihanna as Ambassador 9:49 pm
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados government has appointed international pop icon, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, with specific responsibility for promoting education, tourism and investment for the island.... Read More

Suspect dead after shootout near Miami airport — police 9:33 pm
MIAMI, United States (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a wanted suspect is dead after he used an assault rifle to fire upon officers near Miami International Airport.... Read More

Young St Catherine pastor shot dead in church 8:32 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — James Johnson, a young minister of the popular Church of God of Prophecy at 41 Old Harbour Road in St Catherine was gunned down this evening while teaching a class at the church.... Read More

UPDATE: Fishermen in Colombia cleared for return to Jamaica — Johnson Smith

Thursday, September, 20 2018 8:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade says the 28 Jamaican fishermen who were rescued by the Colombian Coast Guard and taken to San Andres, following a fire on their vessel last Thursday, have been cleared to return home. Read More

Country must remain focused on debt reduction, finance minister says

Thursday, September, 20 2018 7:46 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr Nigel Clarke, says Jamaica must remain focused on further debt reduction and maintaining fiscal credibility over the long term, in order to avoid a reverse of the gains in these areas. Read More

Wisynco wants five-year transition before styro/plastic ban

Thursday, September, 20 2018 7:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chairman of Wisynco, William Mahfood, saying that his company is in support of the Government on the matter of recycling and removal of damaging materials to the environment, insisted that a suggested five-year transition period would be a workable... Read More


Thursday, September, 20 2018 6:35 pm    

A statement by Jamaicans For Justice published on our website earlier Thursday made a number of accusations against the University Hospital of the West Indies as well as Doctors Peter Glegg, Michelle Reece-Mills and Kushmar. Read More

Windies Women eager to tie series with victory in Saturday's game

Thursday, September, 20 2018 6:31 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Having watched a heavy downpour end their chances of winning their One Day International series against South Africa, the West Indies women are looking forward to the opportunity to level it on Saturday. Read More

More CCTVs for Montego Bay under JamaicaEye — security ministry

Thursday, September, 20 2018 5:54 pm    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — An additional 300 closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) will be installed in public spaces in Montego Bay by year end under the National Security Ministry's JamaicaEye Initiative. Read More

Forex: J$136.31 to one US dollar

Thursday, September, 20 2018 5:18 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, September 20 ended trading at J$136.31 down by 25 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

CEO of world's largest cannabis company for next week's Canex in Jamaica

Thursday, September, 20 2018 4:54 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chairman of the world's largest legal Cannabis company, Canadian based, Canopy Growth, Bruce Linton is among a raft of high-level speakers at the Canex Business Conference and Expo at the Montego Bay Convention Centre next week. Read More

Missing elderly Manchester woman reunited with relatives

Thursday, September, 20 2018 4:53 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Sixty-nine-year-old Eva Higgins otherwise called 'June', of a Cedar Grove address in Mandeville, Manchester, who was reported missing on Wednesday, September 19 has been reunited with her family. Read More

Road leading into Black River, St Elizabeth to be closed

Thursday, September, 20 2018 4:26 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says that, effective tomorrow, a section of the road leading into Black River, St Elizabeth from the direction of Sandy Ground will be closed to facilitate its reconstruction and replace defective waterlines. Read More

Education ministry putting more metal detectors in schools

Thursday, September, 20 2018 3:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — As part of its violence-prevention and early intervention efforts, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, through its Safety and Security in Schools Unit, has secured 500 metal detectors for the 2018/19 school year, up from the 130 detectors procured in... Read More




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