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St Ann's Bay Hospital phone lines down on Sunday

Friday, May, 24 2019    

ST ANN, Jamaica — The North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) is advising the public that they will experience difficulties reaching the St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital via the switchboard during the hours of 10:00 am to 2:30 pm on Sunday, May 26, owing to a planned disruption in... Read More

Forex: J$134.92 to one US dollar

Friday, May, 24 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, May 24 ended trading at J$134.92 down by 52 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Two charged in Manchester for stealing water

Friday, May, 24 2019    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) says that a recent revenue recovery operation in sections of Manchester has reaped success with two individuals being charged for stealing water. Read More

NCB apologises

Friday, May, 24 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Commercial Bank (NCB) is advising customers that there has been a delay in uploading payroll files. Read More

Flash flood watch in effect for eastern, south-central parishes

Friday, May, 24 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica has issued a flash flood watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of Portland, St Mary, Kingston and St Andrew and St Catherine effective until 5:00 am tomorrow. Read More

At least 23 inmates dead in clashes with police at Venezuela jail

Friday, May, 24 2019    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — At least 23 inmates were killed and 14 police wounded in clashes at a jail in western Venezuela on Friday, an NGO that defends prisoner rights said. Read More

Semenya to return to track in 2,000 metre race in France

Friday, May, 24 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya will run in the 2,000 metre in a meeting held in the Paris suburbs on June 11, the organisers said on Friday. Read More

NHT invites applications for 2011 contribution refund

Friday, May, 24 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Housing Trust (NHT) in inviting contributors to apply for 2011 contribution refunds, which are now being processed. Read More

Expert warns of Caribbean heat season

Friday, May, 24 2019    

PHILLIPSBURG, St Maarten (CMC) — A Caribbean climatologist says that while the Caribbean is best known for having wet, dry and hurricane seasons, a little known fact is that the region also has a distinct heat season. Read More

Russian army helping Venezuela amid US 'threats' — Moscow ambassador

Friday, May, 24 2019    

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Russian troops in Venezuela are helping President Nicolas Maduro's embattled regime prepare in the face of the "threat of the use of force" by the US, Moscow's ambassador to Caracas told AFP Friday. Read More

More than a dozen wounded in France bomb 'attack'

Friday, May, 24 2019    

LYON, France (AFP) — President Emmanuel Macron called a package blast on a pedestrian street in the heart of France's city of Lyon on Friday an "attack" after the device wounded more than a dozen people just two days ahead of the country's... Read More

NHT explores employer assisted housing programme

Friday, May, 24 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Housing Trust (NHT) says it is currently exploring the implementation of an 'Employer Assisted Housing Programme', to support the Government's thrust for 23,000 housing solutions by 2021. Read More

Facebook blocks three billion fake accounts

Friday, May, 24 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The staggering figure of more than three billion fake accounts blocked by Facebook over a six-month period highlights the challenges faced by social networks in curbing automated accounts, or bots, and other nefarious efforts to manipulate the... Read More

10 to 13 named tropical storms forecast for 2019 season

Friday, May, 24 2019    

PHILLIPSBURG, St Maarten (CMC) — A Caribbean climatologist says that the 2019 hurricane season is likely to be less active than normal or just about normal with 10-13 named tropical storms likely. Read More

Dexter Pottinger killer gets 12 years for manslaughter

Friday, May, 24 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Romario Brown, the Corporate Area tattoo artist who had confessed to killing popular fashion designer Dexter Pottinger in August 2017, was today sentenced to 12 years in prison in the Home Circuit Court. Read More



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