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Forex: J$138.93 to one US dollar6:06 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, October 23 ended trading at J$138.93, up by 35 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading... Read More

IPROB launches probe into reported abuse by police5:11 pm
IPROB launches probe into reported abuse by police ... Read More

Guardsman offers condolences after killing of security guard in St Lucia5:07 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chairman of the Guardsman Group, Kenneth 'Kenny' Benjamin, today offered condolences to the family and friends of Paul Bruce, a security officer of...... Read More

Man killed, five people injured in shooting at Vineyard Town medical facility 4:35 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are confirming that six people were shot, one fatally, in an incident at a medical facility on Deanery Road in Vineyard Town, St Andrew...... Read More

Hanover police seize firearm, arrest three people 4:08 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two men and a woman were arrested on suspicion of illegal possession of firearm and ammunition after a Firestar 9mm pistol fitted with a magazine...... Read More

Gas prices down $0.13; diesel up $1.68 4:00 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see a decrease at the pumps in the prices of gasoline and an increase in the price of diesel, effective Thursday, October 24,...... Read More

Delays likely along Constant Spring Road this afternoon — NWA 3:57 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists to brace for likely delays this afternoon along the section of Constant Spring Road, near the...... Read More

Sagicor Group lauds long serving team members3:53 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Insurance company, Sagicor Group Jamaica, honoured 250 team members with long service awards for service of five to 40 years during a recent ceremony...... Read More

NEWS

FID blundered, says attorney

Attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman is insisting that the Financial Investigations Division (FID) — the entity tasked with, among other things, investigating allegations of... Read More

700 Red Pond households regularise electricity supply
MORE than 700 households in the St Catherine community of Red Pond have had their electricity supply regularised under the Jamaica Public Service's (JPS) Community...... Read More

Reid and co-accused could sue State, says lawyer
The five accused in the case involving allegations of financial improprieties at the Ministry of Education and Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) “have a strong civil...... Read More

'We tired to live inna pigsty'
RESIDENTS of at least two communities in St Catherine North Western yesterday mounted roadblocks to protest against poor road conditions.... Read More

SPORT

CC, Dinthill, Anchovy, McGrath score narrow wins

CLARENDON PARK, Clarendon — Former champions Cornwall College, Dinthill Technical, as well as first-time qualifiers Anchovy High and McGrath High scored wins as... Read More

Fifa plan new cash injection for women's game ahead of 2023 World Cup
Paris, France (AFP) — Fifa is hoping to renegotiate contracts already signed for the next women's World Cup in 2023 as it looks to increase the amount of money...... Read More

Manning Cup second round kicks off today
There have been some easy games so far this season, but the much-anticipated second round is going to separate the proverbial boys from the men in the Inter-secondary...... Read More

'Gunning' for Olympics
Jamaica's Michael Gunning opened the 2019-2020 season in superb fashion, setting a new national record in the 200-metre butterfly at the Manchester International Swim...... Read More

BUSINESS

BOJ introduces new liquidity standards for banking sector

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has imposed new liquidity standards for the island's banking sector, which will be phased in over a one-year period beginning this... Read More

Riu Ocho Rios invests US$85 million in renovation
The Riu hotel group has invested some US$85 million to undertake a major renovation exercise at its property in Ocho Rios, St Ann, which was opened in 2005. The spend...... Read More

The changing nature of work and Jamaica's place in the 4th Industrial Revolution
Within the last decade it is believed that Jamaica, among other countries worldwide, has began to witness the changing nature of work. With aspects of the 4th...... Read More

DBJ and Sagicor sign new agreement for redesigned Credit Enhancement Facility
The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) and Sagicor Bank last week signed a partnership agreement for DBJ's redesigned Credit Enhancement Facility...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

It wasn't me, says Shaggy

GRAMMY Award-winning artiste Shaggy was forced to explain himself last week, letting fans know 'It wasn't me' after it was revealed that persons have been posing as him... Read More

One Drop makes moves on
One Drop, a six-piece band from San Diego, California, debuts at number two on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart this week with their EP, Far From You, which sold 91...... Read More

A proud moment
It was all smiles as seven individuals proudly accepted their awards at this year's Musgrave Medals presentation ceremony, held at Institute of Jamaica's lecture hall...... Read More

Let's talk
Kingston's mayor, Delroy Williams is open to the possibility of the crest of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Council (KSAMC) being used on merchandise for...... Read More

COLUMNS

From GSAT to CSEC

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. — Dreams by Langston Hughes  Read More

Homer Davis's odyssey
The Odyssey is a poem attributed to the ancient poet Homer, which focuses on the 10-year journey of the King of Ithaca back to his homeland after the fall of Troy. There were...... Read More

Costing the bauxite benefit
My introduction to bauxite was, I suspect, more interesting than most other people. It started before my eyes had reached my knees one afternoon when...... Read More

Out of many, one people — our heritage
In July 2014 I was a guest of St Mark's Parish, Enmore, East Coast Demerara, in Guyana, to deliver a pre-Emancipation address. In my presentation I described members of the...... Read More

REGIONAL

Dave Wright memorial scholarship for STETHS students

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — A memorial scholarship has been established by family members of the late school bus operator Dave Wright — described as a... Read More

Mandeville councillor wants more sidewalks, safety for pedestrians
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Councillor for the Mandeville Division at Mandeville Municipal Corporation, Jones Oliphant (PNP) is lobbying for more sidewalks in and...... Read More

Motorcyclists under close police watch in Manchester
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Police here are concerned about the increasing murders, robberies and accidents resulting from the use of...... Read More

Getting set for Pan Chicken grand final
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Carlene Daley from Hibiscus Gardens, Manchester, and Alva Morrison from Corn Piece District in Clarendon, will be among those competing...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Commendable rainwater harvesting programmes

The issue of rainwater harvesting is not one that normally gets front page attention. However, readers will agree that this method of providing the precious commodity for... Read More

Crime talks: The tortuous road ahead
Scoring political points. It's what politicians do. Imploring them to give up that beloved exercise is almost too much to ask. Yet, they must, if...... Read More

Be heroes for Jamaica
At a 50th anniversary celebration twinned to heritage week activities at Bellefield High School in Manchester last Wednesday, cultural researcher and change agent Dr...... Read More

More, not less, public information critical to national development
Good public policy requires factual information be made available to the public in full and on a timely basis, the guiding principle being to tell the truth, the whole...... Read More

AUTO

Isuzu pushes for larger slice of commercial market

Vehicles and Supplies Limited (VSL), dealers for the Isuzu brand of motor vehicles, is expecting that its new N-series commercial truck, launched on October 11 at the... Read More

A fine 'Venue'
Magna Motors Dealership Limited, the exclusive distributors of Hyundai vehicles in Jamaica, pulled an extra surprise at its Magna Corporate Fleet Services announcement event on...... Read More

Vaz again
Lee Vaz was the top driver at Asphalt Assault: Dirt Splurt on October 6 at the Tru-Juice Orchards, Bog Walk, St Catherine, posting the fastest overall...... Read More

New 'Venue' for Magna Motors
The October 10 announcement by Magna Motors Dealership Limited at the Spanish Court Worthington, New Kingston, that it would be offering corporate...... Read More

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