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The Transport Ministry says as of Friday, motorists using the North South Highway from Caymanas Estate in St Catherine to Mammee Bay, St Ann, will see changes in the toll rates because of a shortage of coins. In a statement Thursday afternoon, the...

Damion Mitchell, Integration Editor The United States Embassy in Kingston has revealed that extradition warrants are now being prepared for two to three Jamaican lawyers who have been facilitating the lottery scamming scheme that has been bilking...

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) says the craft market in downtown Kingston is to reopen soon. Fire this morning damaged 18 shops at the front of the facility. However, the UDC says no damage was done to the remaining 107 shops and no one...

DALLAS (AP): United Airlines says it will raise the limit — to $10,000 – on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and will increase training for employees as it deals with fallout from the video of a passenger...

The National Insurance Fund (NIF) is to lend more money to the small- and medium-sized business sector this year.   Minister of Labour and Social Security, Shahine Robinson, says the allocation will be doubled to $3 billion due to the...

The Opposition People’s National Party says the proposed legislation which would see the US imposing a two per cent tax on remittances would be damning to countries like Jamaica. The Border Wall Funding Act of 2017 is intended to amend the...

A fire this morning gutted a section of the craft market in downtown Kingston.   The Jamaica Fire Brigade says it received a report of the fire about 2:50 this morning. Units from the Half-Way Tree, Rollington Town and Trench Town fire...

The eight Jamaicans who were extradited to the United States yesterday on charges related to lottery scamming made their first court appearance this morning. Counsellor for public affairs at the US Embassy in Kingston, Joshua Polacheck confirmed...

The Clarendon Health Department has increased its surveillance and has advised doctors to be on the lookout for an increase in suspected cases of leptospirosis and dengue following last weekend’s flood rains. Head of the Department, Dr...

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has suggested her office is not being given enough credit for the critical role it plays in law enforcement.   Speaking at a conference in Montego Bay, yesterday, Llewellyn, said persons in...

T’Shura Gibbs defeated incumbent Gloria Henry 50-35 votes at the chamber's Annual General Meeting at the Grandiosa Hotel in Montego Bay to become the third female president.

The Government says it is working on a backup plan to ensure the government functions if a catastrophic event should wipe out the heads of State bodies and institutions. National Security Minister Robert Montage questioned this yesterday how the...

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania  Edwin Allen High got off to a perfect start at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia this morning when Gabrielle McDonald captured the  Championship of America 400 metres hurdles in 58.65 seconds.   The fast...

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC): The government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has announced plans to introduce electronic visas (e-Visas), in an effort to make the BVI more accessible to persons who currently require...

The eight Jamaicans who were yesterday extradited to the United States (US) on lottery scamming-related are to make their first court appearance this morning. Joshua Polacheck, counsellor for public affairs at the US Embassy in Kingston, confirmed...

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has announced plans to carry out a preselection exercise for the Canadian and the United States farm work programme from June 26 to July 24, this year. Portfolio minister Shahine Robinson told members of...

Normal operations have been restored at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) following a major disruption yesterday. Yesterday, operations at the facility were disrupted following a power failure around 3 o’clock in the afternoon. The hospital...

The St James police have not only issued a list of 31 men wanted for a range of serious crimes in and around the parish, but they are also warning citizens that it is a criminal offence to harbour any of the suspects.The named individuals are being...

Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson has warned pensioners of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) to guard against scammers who have been targeting them in recent times. In her presentation to the Sectoral Debate in the House of...
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