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The Meteorological Service has issued a flash flood watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St Mary and Portland until 7 a.m. Saturday. A flash flood watch means that flash flooding is possible and residents are advised to take...

Some high school principals are supporting the Education Ministry's plan to abolish auxiliary fees. A number of high school principals have rejected the subvention of $19,000 per student the ministry initially proposed to coincide with the abolition of auxiliary fees.

The Jamaica Public Service Company ( JPS) says the conversion of the Bogue Power Plant in Montego Bay, St. James has been completed and it will start using natural gas by August. The project, which began in January, was undertaken at a cost of US$...

A 33-year-old flight attendant will re-appear in a Barbadian court on May 12 after she was denied bail when she appeared in court on drug-related charges. Deann Pat Portia Plummer, who works with the Antigua-based regional airline LIAT, appeared...

The Jamaica Umbrella Groups of Churches says Jamaicans must take their civic duty to help solve crime seriously and become active stakeholders in helping the police to capture criminals. Secretary of the group, Reverend Gary Harriott says the group...

The Government has retained legal counsel in the United States to help secure its interest in the bankruptcy case involving Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation. In February, Noranda filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a US court. The company’...

Jamaican Omar McLeod lived up to the hype, as he was the only Jamaican winner at the opening Diamond League meet of the season staged in Doha, Qatar Friday.

Jamaica's Nickel Ashmeade, battling a terrible flu that made it difficult for him even to speak, finished a disappointing seventh in the men's 200 metres at the IAAF Doha Diamond League today.

Kaliese Spencer blamed a lack of race sharpness for her third place finish in the women’s 400m hurdles at the IAAF Doha Diamond League meet.

Veronica Campbell-Brown lowered her season best to 10.91 seconds, but had to settle for third in the women’s 100m at the Doha Diamond League today.

Jamaica's Shanieka Thomas was left disappointed with her IAAF Diamond League debut after clearing a distance of 14.10 metres in the triple jump to finish sixth in Doha, Qatar. 

Local Government and Community Development Minister, Desmond McKenzie, says a number of companies have expressed interest in setting up waste to energy plants in Jamaica. McKenzie says submissions have been received from both local and overseas...

Several Jamaicans will be taking the track and the field in Qatar today for the Diamond League meet.

The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) says it will be staging a symposium today to increase awareness of the importance of death registration. The event will be held at the National Housing Trust (NHT) Building in New Kingston. Civil...

The laboratory at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James has been temporarily closed. The Board of Management of the Western Regional Health Authority says the closure is to facilitate repairs to the lab’s ventilation systems. The...

The government of Canada has donated solar panels to the Jamaica National Children’s Home in an effort to help the facility save on electricity The project, which saw the installation of 16.3 kilowatts of solar electrical power, was...

The Ministry of Health is encouraging persons to get vaccinated before travelling to yellow fever affected areas. This follows a recent a rise in yellow fever cases in some parts of Africa and continued risk in some South and Central American...

More than two years after its promised completion, the region’s first pediatric cardiac centre at the Bustamante Children's Hospital is still under construction. This week, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton told the Standing...

The Meteorological Service has discontinued the Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood prone areas of northern parishes. The Met service had issued the flash flood watch yesterday as rains affected those parishes. In a release this morning, the...
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