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Stories With Metal

Friday, July, 12 2019    

The Nigerian High Commission in collaboration with Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) on Monday hosted a solo exhibition at the Regional Headquarters, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona. The exhibition, entitled Stories with Metal ,... Read More

Haiti to vaccinate children against measles

Friday, July, 12 2019    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — The Haitian Government has announced plans for a major vaccination programme for toddlers against measles, rubella, and poliomyelitis. Read More

Opposition calls on Gov't to respond to FX challenges

Friday, July, 12 2019    

THE Opposition People's National Party has expressed concerns about the foreign exchange market, which it said is once again experiencing an acute shortage, with major businesses being unable to source foreign currency from authorised dealers for the past two weeks. Read More

Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf, could become hurricane

Friday, July, 12 2019    

NEW ORLEANS, USA (AP) — Tropical Storm Barry, formed off the coast of Louisiana yesterday, has threatened to blow ashore as a hurricane with drenching rains that could test the flood-control improvements made in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina 14 years... Read More

A Biden promise

Friday, July, 12 2019    

NEW YORK, USA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden plans a sweeping foreign policy address in which he will promise to end “forever wars” and reassert American leadership in combating the authoritarianism and global instability he says are proliferating... Read More

Today's horoscope — July 12, 2019

Friday, July, 12 2019    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, July 12, 2019: Read More

Weekly Round-up: CMU saga deepens... Teacher shot dead... JLP/PNP corruption clash... Sunshine Girls hammer Fiji

Friday, July, 12 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Council on Thursday reported that it was not notified about four individuals allegedly being involved in mismanagement, misappropriation of funds, impropriety and nepotism at the institution as the saga... Read More

Forex: J$136.60 to one US dollar

Friday, July, 12 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, July 12 ended trading at J$136.60 up by 27 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$105.50 up from J$103.79, while the British pound sterling ended... Read More

Expect delays along Runaway Bay to Bengal Bridge roadway this weekend — NWA

Friday, July, 12 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists of possible delays this weekend along a section of the North-coast Highway, between St Ann and Trelawny. Read More

Customers get over $39 million for utility companies service breaches

Friday, July, 12 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is reporting that utility customers received over $39 million in 2019 between January and March from utility providers for service breaches. Read More

Phillips meets with church about corruption, crime

Friday, July, 12 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition leader, Dr Peter Phillips, on Wednesday met with religious leaders to discuss the “high levels” of corruption that he says has overtaken various agencies of the government. Read More

Cuba lowers tourism target to 15% after US cruise ban

Friday, July, 12 2019    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba has revised down by about 15 per cent its forecast for the number of tourists visiting this year, after a US ban on cruise ship stopovers in the Communist island, the Government said on Thursday. Read More

Police seize illegal firearm in St James, man charged

Friday, July, 12 2019    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Police say a man has been arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, following a seizure on the Mount Pellier main road in St James on Wednesday. Read More

Jamaican man gets 21 years in US prison for smuggling people

Friday, July, 12 2019    

MIAMI (AP) — A Jamaican man has been sentenced to more than two decades in prison in the United States for running a human smuggling operation. Read More

STATIN seeking public's perception of public safety, criminal justice system

Friday, July, 12 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) will be conducting the Jamaica National Crime Victimisation Survey (JNCVS) between September and November 2019 to gather people's perception of public safety and the criminal justice system. Read More



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