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CXC announces staggered regional release of CAPE, CSEC results

The Ministry of Education is reporting that the Caribbean Examinations Council has announced a new system for the upcoming release of May/June 2019 CAPE and CSEC examination results. The Ministry says Jamaican students will be able to access their...

Met Service keeping track of new tropical depression

The National Meteorological Service says it is keeping track of a tropical depression which formed over the Atlantic Ocean Saturday morning. The Met Service, in a message posted on Twitter shortly after 10 o’clock, said Tropical Depression...
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Met Service keeping track of new tropical depression

The National Meteorological Service says it is keeping track of a tropical depression which formed over the Atlantic Ocean Saturday morning. The Met Service, in a message posted on Twitter shortly after 10 o’clock, said Tropical Depression...

UPDATE: It's now Tropical Storm Dorian

Tropical Depression number five has “quickly developed” into Tropical Storm Dorian, the National Meteorological Service has confirmed. According to the Met Service, Dorian could enter the Caribbean on Tuesday as a hurricane. However, it...
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UPDATE: It's now Tropical Storm Dorian

Tropical Depression number five has “quickly developed” into Tropical Storm Dorian, the National Meteorological Service has confirmed. According to the Met Service, Dorian could enter the Caribbean on Tuesday as a hurricane. However, it...

US records first death related to vaping amid concerns about mystery lung disease

The United States (US) has recorded its first death from the use of e-cigarette and other such devices commonly referred to as vaping, health officials have confirmed. The death of a Chicago patient who developed a severe respiratory disease due to...
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US records first death related to vaping amid concerns about mystery lung disease

The United States (US) has recorded its first death from the use of e-cigarette and other such devices commonly referred to as vaping, health officials have confirmed. The death of a Chicago patient who developed a severe respiratory disease due to...

Florida man convicted of manslaughter for killing unarmed black man in dispute over parking space

A white man who told police investigators he had a “pet peeve” about illegal parking in handicapped spots was yesterday convicted of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man outside a convenience store. A...
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Florida man convicted of manslaughter for killing unarmed black man in dispute over parking space

A white man who told police investigators he had a “pet peeve” about illegal parking in handicapped spots was yesterday convicted of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man outside a convenience store. A...

Britain's Prince Andrew admits it was a 'mistake' to meet Epstein

Britain’s Prince Andrew has defended his “former friendship” with American financier Jeffrey Epstein, saying «at no stage» did he «see or suspect» any criminal behaviour. Epstein committed suicide in a New...
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Britain's Prince Andrew admits it was a 'mistake' to meet Epstein

Britain’s Prince Andrew has defended his “former friendship” with American financier Jeffrey Epstein, saying «at no stage» did he «see or suspect» any criminal behaviour. Epstein committed suicide in a New...

Man disarmed by Westmoreland residents, hospitalised under police guard

A man is now in hospital under police guard after he pulled a firearm on another man during a dispute and was disarmed by residents. The incident happened in Beeston Spring, Westmoreland, on Thursday. The police say his injury was...
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Man disarmed by Westmoreland residents, hospitalised under police guard

A man is now in hospital under police guard after he pulled a firearm on another man during a dispute and was disarmed by residents. The incident happened in Beeston Spring, Westmoreland, on Thursday. The police say his injury was...

Two guns seized in St James, 8 persons arrested

Eight persons are now in custody following the seizure of two illegal firearms and more than two dozen rounds of ammunition in St James last evening. The police have confirmed that the guns – both 9mm pistols – were found during an...
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Two guns seized in St James, 8 persons arrested

Eight persons are now in custody following the seizure of two illegal firearms and more than two dozen rounds of ammunition in St James last evening. The police have confirmed that the guns – both 9mm pistols – were found during an...

US experts help Jamaica health sector go digital imaging

In KEEPING with of its commitment to improving Jamaica’s health sector, the Issa Trust Foundation recently sponsored a two-day seminar aimed at helping the sector convert from film to digital medical imaging. The seminar, which started at Couples...
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US experts help Jamaica health sector go digital imaging

In KEEPING with of its commitment to improving Jamaica’s health sector, the Issa Trust Foundation recently sponsored a two-day seminar aimed at helping the sector convert from film to digital medical imaging. The seminar, which started at Couples...

Area Two Headquarters reports decline in crime

The Police Area Two Headquarters, consisting of St Mary, St Ann and Portland, has reported a six per cent reduction in serious crimes up to August 17 this year, compared to the corresponding period in 2018. The current figures also compare...
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Area Two Headquarters reports decline in crime

The Police Area Two Headquarters, consisting of St Mary, St Ann and Portland, has reported a six per cent reduction in serious crimes up to August 17 this year, compared to the corresponding period in 2018. The current figures also compare...

Manchester Co-operative Credit Union awards 29 scholarships and bursaries

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: It is not always what you do, but it is the impact of what is done that often makes the difference. The lives of 29 students have been changed through the Manchester Co-operative Credit Union’s (MCCU) move to continue its...
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Manchester Co-operative Credit Union awards 29 scholarships and bursaries

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: It is not always what you do, but it is the impact of what is done that often makes the difference. The lives of 29 students have been changed through the Manchester Co-operative Credit Union’s (MCCU) move to continue its...

Cramped space, safety issues at Main Street Health Centre

The Main Street clinic in May Pen, Clarendon, serves the communities of Canaan Heights, Effortville (Farm), Hazard Drive, Mineral Heights, Palmers Cross, Bird’s Hill, Chateau, Anderson Drive, Sharp Avenue, Sevens Road and Curatoe Hill. The...
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Cramped space, safety issues at Main Street Health Centre

The Main Street clinic in May Pen, Clarendon, serves the communities of Canaan Heights, Effortville (Farm), Hazard Drive, Mineral Heights, Palmers Cross, Bird’s Hill, Chateau, Anderson Drive, Sharp Avenue, Sevens Road and Curatoe Hill. The...

Male suspect who disarmed policeman captured

The police are reporting that the suspect who disarmed and attacked a policeman at the Cross Roads Police Station in St Andrew on Thursday has been caught. The police say the security guard was captured this morning during an operation in Spanish...
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Male suspect who disarmed policeman captured

The police are reporting that the suspect who disarmed and attacked a policeman at the Cross Roads Police Station in St Andrew on Thursday has been caught. The police say the security guard was captured this morning during an operation in Spanish...

Trump names Jamaica among major drug transit or producing countries

Jamaica has been named by United States President Donald Trump among major drug-transit or illicit drug-producing countries.  
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Trump names Jamaica among major drug transit or producing countries

Jamaica has been named by United States President Donald Trump among major drug-transit or illicit drug-producing countries.  

Jamaican man detained in US for 82 days over honey

Jamaican Leon Haughton likes honey in his tea. Which is why during his Christmas visit to relatives in Jamaica, he made his regular stop and bought three bottles from a favourite roadside stand before heading home to Maryland in the United States....
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Jamaican man detained in US for 82 days over honey

Jamaican Leon Haughton likes honey in his tea. Which is why during his Christmas visit to relatives in Jamaica, he made his regular stop and bought three bottles from a favourite roadside stand before heading home to Maryland in the United States....

BOJ will no longer trade Bermuda dollar

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is reporting that effective Monday, August 26 it will no longer exchange the Bermuda dollar at its banking counter. The BOJ says the decision has been taken because the bank has been unable to repatriate the foreign currency...
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BOJ will no longer trade Bermuda dollar

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is reporting that effective Monday, August 26 it will no longer exchange the Bermuda dollar at its banking counter. The BOJ says the decision has been taken because the bank has been unable to repatriate the foreign currency...

Clarendon bar operator on firearm, assault charges gets $100,000 bail

Bar operator Bevon Tomlinson of Bryan's Land, Clarendon,  who is charged with illegal possession of firearm and assault, has been granted  $100,000 bail with surety. He is to return to the Manchester Parish Court on...
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Clarendon bar operator on firearm, assault charges gets $100,000 bail

Bar operator Bevon Tomlinson of Bryan's Land, Clarendon,  who is charged with illegal possession of firearm and assault, has been granted  $100,000 bail with surety. He is to return to the Manchester Parish Court on...

SRC upgrades equipment to assist manufacturers

The Scientific Research Council (SRC) has upgraded its equipment in an effort to assist with the reformulation efforts of manufacturers seeking to make their products healthier for consumers. Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on Thursday, Executive...
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SRC upgrades equipment to assist manufacturers

The Scientific Research Council (SRC) has upgraded its equipment in an effort to assist with the reformulation efforts of manufacturers seeking to make their products healthier for consumers. Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on Thursday, Executive...

Flagaman, St Elizabeth irrigation system feasibility study far advanced

State Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Floyd Green, says the feasibility study being developed for the proposed irrigation system in Flagaman, St Elizabeth is far advanced. The system is projected to take water from the Black River to...
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Flagaman, St Elizabeth irrigation system feasibility study far advanced

State Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Floyd Green, says the feasibility study being developed for the proposed irrigation system in Flagaman, St Elizabeth is far advanced. The system is projected to take water from the Black River to...

Worthy Park Estate launches new rum line

Worthy Park Estate Limited, the 100 per cent Jamaican-owned sugar estate and rum distillery, has launched its first Single Estate Reserve Rum, representing the ultimate in premium spirits. In celebration of 349 years of history and heritage, the...
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Worthy Park Estate launches new rum line

Worthy Park Estate Limited, the 100 per cent Jamaican-owned sugar estate and rum distillery, has launched its first Single Estate Reserve Rum, representing the ultimate in premium spirits. In celebration of 349 years of history and heritage, the...

Caribbean water park welcomes 100,000 visitors

more than 100,000 visitors have splashed into Bay Gardens Resorts’ Splash Island Water Park since it opened four years ago off the acclaimed Reduit Beach in St Lucia. Julianna Ward-Destang, the water park’s managing director and the brains behind...
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Caribbean water park welcomes 100,000 visitors

more than 100,000 visitors have splashed into Bay Gardens Resorts’ Splash Island Water Park since it opened four years ago off the acclaimed Reduit Beach in St Lucia. Julianna Ward-Destang, the water park’s managing director and the brains behind...

Imperial Optical, Sagicor enjoy successful partnership

With over 85 years of service to Jamaicans, Imperial Optical has enjoyed a successful partnership with Sagicor Jamaica. Imperial Optical focuses on maintaining quality service and continued access to health insurance coverage, thus creating better...
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Imperial Optical, Sagicor enjoy successful partnership

With over 85 years of service to Jamaicans, Imperial Optical has enjoyed a successful partnership with Sagicor Jamaica. Imperial Optical focuses on maintaining quality service and continued access to health insurance coverage, thus creating better...

Competitors fired up, ready for PAN 2019 Regional 1

In an effort to highlight the economic impact of the numerous pan vendors across the island, CB Foods continues its annual initiative, which began in 2004, in search of the island’s top pan chicken man or woman. Tomorrow, Folly Oval in Portland...
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Competitors fired up, ready for PAN 2019 Regional 1

In an effort to highlight the economic impact of the numerous pan vendors across the island, CB Foods continues its annual initiative, which began in 2004, in search of the island’s top pan chicken man or woman. Tomorrow, Folly Oval in Portland...

NTD INGREDIENTES making sweet deals

Everybody, not just the sweet-toothed loves pastries, even the weight-watcher. These baked sweet things are as irresistible as irresistible gets, making them a gastronomic must-have. Yet they are not so easy to make, and not everybody can make them...
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NTD INGREDIENTES making sweet deals

Everybody, not just the sweet-toothed loves pastries, even the weight-watcher. These baked sweet things are as irresistible as irresistible gets, making them a gastronomic must-have. Yet they are not so easy to make, and not everybody can make them...

Jamaica Council for Persons With Disabilities being given greater autonomy

The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities is being given greater administrative autonomy by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. State Minister, Zavia Mayne, says that under a newly-developed regime the council will operate as body...
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Jamaica Council for Persons With Disabilities being given greater autonomy

The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities is being given greater administrative autonomy by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. State Minister, Zavia Mayne, says that under a newly-developed regime the council will operate as body...

NEPA hosts meeting on Cockpit Country with municipal corporations

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) on Wednesday hosted a meeting with 14 representatives from six municipal corporations from Western and Central Jamaica on the proposed Cockpit Country Protected Area. Mayors, Chief Executive...
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NEPA hosts meeting on Cockpit Country with municipal corporations

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) on Wednesday hosted a meeting with 14 representatives from six municipal corporations from Western and Central Jamaica on the proposed Cockpit Country Protected Area. Mayors, Chief Executive...

Graphic artist charged with possession of fake notes gets bail

Graphic artist Ramon Seeriram of Red Hills, St Andrew, who was allegedly found with counterfeit notes in both local and foreign currencies, has been granted $300,000 bail with surety. Seeriram was ordered to the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court...
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Graphic artist charged with possession of fake notes gets bail

Graphic artist Ramon Seeriram of Red Hills, St Andrew, who was allegedly found with counterfeit notes in both local and foreign currencies, has been granted $300,000 bail with surety. Seeriram was ordered to the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court...

Finance Ministry signs monitoring agreement with EPOC

The Ministry of Finance this morning signed an agreement with the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) to extend its domestic monitoring of Jamaica's Economic Reform Programme after the country's International Monetary Fund (IMF) arrangement ends
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Finance Ministry signs monitoring agreement with EPOC

The Ministry of Finance this morning signed an agreement with the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) to extend its domestic monitoring of Jamaica's Economic Reform Programme after the country's International Monetary Fund (IMF) arrangement ends.  

JDF says it's ready to assist in rescue mission for missing fishermen

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has responded to a media report which stated that the Coast Guard was in the process of attempting to rescue 12 fishermen who are lost at sea. In a statement this morning, a JDF spokesperson said that the force...
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JDF says it's ready to assist in rescue mission for missing fishermen

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has responded to a media report which stated that the Coast Guard was in the process of attempting to rescue 12 fishermen who are lost at sea. In a statement this morning, a JDF spokesperson said that the force...

Anderson orders probe into Dunrobin Avenue 'stunt' driver

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson says he has instructed that the case of the identity of the driver of the black Mercedes Benz captured on video driving recklessly along a section of Dunrobin Avenue in St Andrew recently be...
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Anderson orders probe into Dunrobin Avenue 'stunt' driver

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson says he has instructed that the case of the identity of the driver of the black Mercedes Benz captured on video driving recklessly along a section of Dunrobin Avenue in St Andrew recently be...

Minor quake felt in sections of the island

The Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona is reporting that a minor earthquake hit sections of the island this morning. The unit says the 4.2 quake hit about 6:45 and was located within St Ann, near the parish border with St...
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Minor quake felt in sections of the island

The Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona is reporting that a minor earthquake hit sections of the island this morning. The unit says the 4.2 quake hit about 6:45 and was located within St Ann, near the parish border with St...

Association urges parents to enrol deaf or hard-of-hearing children

Parents and guardians of children who are deaf or hard of hearing are being encouraged to enrol them into one of the Jamaica Association for the Deaf seven schools. Executive Director, Kimberley Sherlock Marriott-Blake, told JIS News that education...
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Association urges parents to enrol deaf or hard-of-hearing children

Parents and guardians of children who are deaf or hard of hearing are being encouraged to enrol them into one of the Jamaica Association for the Deaf seven schools. Executive Director, Kimberley Sherlock Marriott-Blake, told JIS News that education...

Jamaican woman pleads guilty in US to arranging fake marriages for green cards

A Jamaican woman living in Bridgeport, Connecticut faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to arranging dozens of sham marriages in order for non-citizens to receive immigration benefits. Thirty-five-year-old Jodian...
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Jamaican woman pleads guilty in US to arranging fake marriages for green cards

A Jamaican woman living in Bridgeport, Connecticut faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to arranging dozens of sham marriages in order for non-citizens to receive immigration benefits. Thirty-five-year-old Jodian...

Earth Today | Boundary confirmation for ecological gem expected next year

MORE THAN a year into the process to provide a detailed description of the Cockpit Country boundary announced by the Government in 2017, the Forestry Department has revealed a December 2020 completion date. At the same time, based on the ground...
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Earth Today | Boundary confirmation for ecological gem expected next year

MORE THAN a year into the process to provide a detailed description of the Cockpit Country boundary announced by the Government in 2017, the Forestry Department has revealed a December 2020 completion date. At the same time, based on the ground...

Earth Today | Noranda open to dialogue with local communities

WHILE INSISTING that the area for which they have been given a licence to mine is outside the area to be officially demarcated as the Cockpit Country Protected Area (CCPA), Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners has also noted their willingness to...
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Earth Today | Noranda open to dialogue with local communities

WHILE INSISTING that the area for which they have been given a licence to mine is outside the area to be officially demarcated as the Cockpit Country Protected Area (CCPA), Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners has also noted their willingness to...

Earth Today | Storm brews over Cockpit Country

STORM CLOUDS are once again gathering over Jamaica’s biodiversity-rich and ecologically sensitive Cockpit Country, as environmental and community stakeholders dig in their heels to prevent bauxite mining in the area. This is so as Special Mining...
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Earth Today | Storm brews over Cockpit Country

STORM CLOUDS are once again gathering over Jamaica’s biodiversity-rich and ecologically sensitive Cockpit Country, as environmental and community stakeholders dig in their heels to prevent bauxite mining in the area. This is so as Special Mining...

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