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Gov’t allocates $997m for Xmas drain cleaning and beautification

Tuesday, November, 13 2018 7:46 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government is to undertake a national mitigation, sanitation, drain-cleaning and beautification programme at a cost of $997 million over the next several weeks, leading into the Christmas season. Read More

Restoration of Cross Roads Clock Tower still on, says Kingston mayor

Tuesday, November, 13 2018 7:25 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Delroy Williams, says the plan to restore the Cross Roads Clock Tower and War Memorial is still high on the agenda of the Corporation. Read More

Maritime Authority of Jamaica receives data to enable safer ship navigation

Tuesday, November, 13 2018 6:14 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Maritime Authority of Jamaica has received data from a hydrographic survey of the Kingston Harbour and the Portland Bight area, which will provide much-needed information for updated charts and safer navigation of ships through waters surrounding... Read More

El Chapo defence says Sinaloa cartel bribed Mexico presidents

Tuesday, November, 13 2018 6:02 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Drug baron Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's defence told his New York trial Tuesday that his Sinaloa cartel bribed presidents of Mexico hundreds of millions of dollars, painting the absent co-defendant as the real criminal. Read More

Holness denies recommending Integrity Commission boss

Tuesday, November, 13 2018 5:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness in a statement this afternoon informed the House of Representatives that he had no role in the appointment of an acting executive director for the Integrity Commission. Read More

Derrymore Road/Courtney Walsh Drive temporarily closed

Tuesday, November, 13 2018 5:47 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The police, a short while ago, issued an advisory to members of the motoring public to use alternative routes as Derrymore Road/Courtney Drive, in the vicinity Eastwood Park Road, in St Andrew has been temporarily closed to facilitate the processing of a crime... Read More

Forex: J$126.77 to one US dollar

Tuesday, November, 13 2018 5:15 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, November 13 ended trading at J$126.77 down by 22 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Police arrest five men after firearm found in car

Tuesday, November, 13 2018 4:42 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting that five men were taken into custody following the seizure of a firearm on Red Hills Road, Kingston 19 early this morning. Read More

St James police seize firearm, eight people in custody

Tuesday, November, 13 2018 4:09 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Eight people are now in police custody following the seizure of a .45 pistol along with nine .45 rounds of ammunition inside a clothes basket during an operation in Retirement district, Granville, St James yesterday. Read More

Pneumonia to kill nearly 11 million children by 2030, study warns

Tuesday, November, 13 2018 4:02 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Pneumonia will kill nearly 11 million children under five by 2030, experts warned Monday on a global day aimed at raising awareness of the biggest infectious killer of infants worldwide. Read More

UPDATE: Education Ministry trauma team visits John Rollins Primary after students die in road crash

Tuesday, November, 13 2018 3:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The education ministry has expressed sadness at the death of two children and an adult in a motor vehicle crash on the Rose Hall main road in St James this morning. Read More

Grenada construction worker faces prison term for child pornography

Tuesday, November, 13 2018 3:07 pm    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — A construction worker who sent nude photos to an underage male through social media remained in custody on Tuesday even though a magistrate offered him EC$20,000 (US$7,400) bail on Monday. Read More

FLOW takes two AMCHAM awards

Tuesday, November, 13 2018 2:37 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Flow Jamaica was recognised by the Jamaican Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), receiving two awards at AMCHAM's annual Business and Civic Leadership Awards held recently at the Pegasus Hotel. Read More

Transport group urges Gov't to seek expert opinion on stemming fatal crashes

Tuesday, November, 13 2018 1:15 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS) is urging the Government of Jamaica to employ international experts to examine the country's road network to recommend ways to mitigate fatal crashes. Read More

Driver, 2 students killed in St James crash

Tuesday, November, 13 2018 12:21 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The driver of a motor car, which was transporting students to school, and two young girls died as a result of injuries they sustained in a crash in St James this morning.Three other children have been admitted to hospital in critical condition. Read More



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