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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar Friday, December 6 traded for an average J$105.96, seven cents more than Thursday's average, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s foreign exchange trading summary.
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaicans from all walks of life Friday expressed regrets at the passing of former South African president and leader of the fight against Apartheid, Nelson Mandela.
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Collections and Accounts Unit at Customs House (Newport East) says it will be opened on Saturday, December 7, 14 & 21 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to handle the expected influx of cargo during the busy Christmas season.
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police were on Friday reminded that as the Christmas season approaches, the use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic articles become more prevalent, however, an import licence is required to bring these items into the land and those found activating, discharging or throwing them in any public place could face prosecution.
ST ANN, Jamaica —Two people were shot in the Ocho Rios bus park shortly after 1:00 pm Friday. They were rushed to hospital, but it is unconfirmed if any of the two are dead.
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Marjory Kennedy was on Thursday elected, unopposed, as the new president of the Jamaica Exporters’ Association (JEA) at the organisation's 48th annual general meeting.
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Detectives from St Catherine North say they have identified the cause of death of two people whose bodies were found buried in a shallow grave at Duncan's Pen in Spanish Town.
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Police this morning apprehended the driver of a coaster bus after he allegedly threatened other bus operators who refused to continue a strike started on Thursday.
KINGSTON, Jamaica-- Former Political Ombudsman and pastor of the Faith Cathedral Deliverance Centre Herro Blair and Reverend Jim Whittingham of the World Deliverance International handed over a new ambulance to the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) Friday.
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica - Three girls were on Thursday sexually assaulted by an armed intruder at a school in Linstead, St Catherine.
TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Japan's Parliament approved on Friday a state secrets law that stiffens penalties for leaks by government officials and for journalists who seek such information, overriding criticism that it could be used to cover up government abuses and suppress civil liberties.
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Minibus operators in the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region (KMTR) say they are still on edge and are planning a meeting in the next hour to decide on their next course of action following Thursday's protest.
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Unlike the House of Representatives, the Senate will have at least a week to study the report of the Joint Select Committee (JSC) on the Security Interest in Personal Property (SIPP) before debating it, after it is tabled today in the Upper Chamber.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish court has fined a 23-year-old woman who admitted posting an invitation to an outdoor spring party on Facebook, which drew more than 20,000 people. Some of them were rowdy and got into fights.
MANCHESTER, Jamaica -- Three men received gunshot wounds while at a shop playing a game of dominoes in Ticki Ticki district, Christiana, Manchester, Thursday night. One of the men has been pronounced dead while the other two were admitted to hospital in stable condition.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – National Commercial Bank (NCB) maintained its grip on the most prestigious and coveted award for the maintenance of international best practices in local business for the fourth consecutive year.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela will be buried on Sunday, December 15, at his rural home in Qunu, and a memorial service in a Johannesburg stadium will be held on Tuesday, December 10, President Jacob Zuma has announced.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The stepfather of six-year-old Keyana Cumberbatch, the primary school student whose body was found stuffed in a barrel in the bedroom of her home, is to be charged with her murder.
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Thirty-two-year-old Jermaine Smith of a Brooklyn, New York address in the US, on Thursday plead guilty to five counts of breaches of the Forgery Act and was sentenced to six months in prison on each count when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court.
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Police this week seized just under $90,000 worth of ganja and arrested four people after three attempts to export the illicit product through the nation's ports.