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Forex: J$135.44 to one US dollar

Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, May 22 ended trading at J$135.44 down by 13 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Transport ministry targets unruly PPV drivers

Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Transport and Mining, Robert Montague, says the Government will be implementing a number of measures aimed at ensuring order on the nation's roadways. Read More

Cops in killing of 16-y-o girl to know fate on Monday

Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The three police constables implicated in the March 2012 shooting death of 16-year-old schoolgirl Vanessa Kirkland will have to wait until on Monday, May 27 to know their fate. Read More

Divesting Wigton, the best policy decision, says Holness

Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government has made the best decision to divest Wigton Windfarm Limited, a windmill power generating facility in Manchester.   According to Holness, the decision to divest the renewable energy company came after careful... Read More

Elderly Kingston 8 man reported missing

Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Sixty-year-old Michael Henry of Crawford Avenue, Arcadia in Kingston 8, has been reported missing since yesterday, Tuesday, May 21. Henry is of brown complexion, medium build and is about 5 feet 5 inches tall. Read More

UPDATE: Tallawahs team selection finalised

Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Tallawahs have completed its squad selection for this year's staging of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Read More

Ten arrested in Hanover lottery scamming dragnet

Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

HANOVER, Jamaica — A two-year investigation into illicit lottery scamming activity in Hanover culminated in the arrest of ten individuals this morning, the police are reporting. Read More

1,046 criminal records expunged in 2018/19

Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Some 1,046 criminal records were expunged from a total of 1,915 applications received during the 2018/19 fiscal year. Read More

Jamaica only C'bean country in IAEA project fighting food fraud

Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

VIENNA, Austria (CMC) —Jamaica is the only Caribbean country included in a five-year research project announced Wednesday by the Austria-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to refine methods to apply nuclear-derived techniques to test for accuracy in food labels. Read More

Economy grew 1.5 % in first quarter 2019 — PIOJ

Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is reporting that the economy grew by an estimated 1.5 per cent during the January to March 2019 quarter.  Read More

US$29m-improvement for Sangster Int'l Airport this year

Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — MBJ Airports Limited says it plans to spend US$29 million in 2019 and US$112 million over the next five years on infrastructure improvements at Sangster International Airport (SIA), here. Read More

Australia beat Windies by seven wickets in warm-up

Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

SOUTHAMPTON, England (CMC) — Australia defeated West Indies by seven wickets in an unofficial warm-up match at the Rose Bowl here Wednesday. Read More

China's big three airlines seek 737 MAX payouts from Boeing — reports

Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

SHANGHAI, China (AFP) — China's three biggest airlines have filed claims seeking compensation from Boeing over the grounding and delayed delivery of 737 MAX 8 aircraft following two deadly crashes, Chinese state media reported... Read More

LIAT loses appeal, Court orders multi-million dollar award to dismissed worker

Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, United States Virgin Islands (CMC) — A judge of the Superior Court of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) has dismissed an appeal by the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, against a US$1.55 million in damages... Read More

Washington first US state to legalise human composting

Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Washington on Tuesday became the first US state to legalize human composting after its eco-friendly governor signed a bill to that effect in a bid to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations. Read More



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