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Night 2 of Jazz and Blues tonight

5 hours 31 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Night 2 of the 2015 Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival kicks off at 7 o’clock tonight at the Trelawny Stadium.

Forex: J$115.81 to one US dollar

5 hours 33 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaican dollar held firm against the US dollar trading at $115.81 on Friday, January 30 according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.

Residents block roads in protest against Police in Westmoreland, set cane fields on fire

6 hours 36 min ago
WESTMORELAND, Jamaica - A 23 year-old bike operator, Kamar Powell of Delve Land in the parish Westmoreland who was allegedly beaten by police on Wednesday night has succumbed to his injuries. Powell died early this morning in the Savanna-la-mar hospital.

UPDATE: Bodies of two children found in tank

7 hours 5 min ago
ST ANN, Jamaica – The two children who were pulled from a tank in St Ann this afternoon, were reportedly playing at home in Minard Hill, Brown’s Town, when they fell in and drowned.

Obama to appear in public with Dalai Lama

7 hours 27 min ago
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – US President Barack Obama will appear in public at an event attended by the Dalai Lama next week in Washington, the White House said Friday, in a move sure to anger Beijing.

Bodies of two children pulled from tank in St Ann

8 hours 20 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The police have confirmed that the bodies of two children were this afternoon pulled from a tank on Waltham Drive in Brown’s Town, St Ann.

Canada to criminalize public terror threats

9 hours 2 min ago
TORONTO, Canada (AP) — Canada will introduce new anti-terror laws that will make it a crime to encourage terrorism against Canadians, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Friday in response to two recent attacks.

Windies arrive in Australia for World Cup campaign

9 hours 58 min ago
SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) – A weary but upbeat West Indies side arrived here Friday to begin preparation for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

Transport minister expresses condolence at death of disabled man

10 hours 10 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Transport Minister, Dr Omar Davies has expressed deep regret at the death of Marlon King, the physically challenged man who was Thursday crushed by a JUTC bus along Golden Avenue in Papine.

No minister has the right to determine who is a Rastafarian - Tom Tavares Finson

10 hours 39 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – As debate on the Dangerous Drugs Amendment Act 2015 began in the Senate earlier today, Leader of Opposition business in the Upper House Tom Tavares Finson, while giving overall support to the Act, made a passion plea for a change to the section of the Act which gives the minister of justice the right to determine who is a Rastafarian or not.

George Zimmerman assault case dropped; ex-girlfriend recants

10 hours 42 min ago
State Attorney Phil Archer said he wouldn't file a formal charge against Zimmerman, the former neighbourhood watch leader who was acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin. The killing of the unarmed black teen touched off protests across the country.

CDA assisting families of murdered children – Youth minister

11 hours 3 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna has condemned the recent acts of violence against the nation’s children.

UPDATE: Already $150 million loss due to cane fires - Minister Kellier

11 hours 8 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Agriculture Derrick Kellier is expressing alarm at the reports of fires in the sugar cane growing areas of Westmoreland which have already affected an estimated 30,000 tonnes of cane, valued at some $150 million.

High Commissioner urges Jamaicans in UK to regularise status

11 hours 9 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Jamaican High Commission in London will be embarking on a public education programme to educate the Diaspora about the need to regularise their status in the United Kingdom.

JAMPRO seeks SMEs for Export Max II

11 hours 17 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica –  Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is seeking 10 export-ready small and medium sized enterprises (SME) for the second phase of its export development programme, Export Max II.

Opposition calls for increased Security Forces' presence in response to arson in Westmoreland

11 hours 19 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Labour Party’s spokesman on Agriculture & Fisheries, JC Hutchinson, is calling for the immediate strengthening of the Security Forces' presence in Westmoreland where residents enraged by the circumstances with which a resident of the parish met his demise are setting canefields in the parish on fire.

Mitt Romney not running for president in 2016

11 hours 33 min ago
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – Republican 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Friday he will not make another White House run in 2016, following weeks of speculation he would mount another campaign.

Nevis make yet another early repayment to IMF

11 hours 45 min ago
WASHINGTON (CMC) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it has received a third early payment of a US$73.1 million loan that St Kitts and Nevis had acquired under the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) signed in 2011.

Nigeria oil rebels warn of unrest unless Jonathan re-elected

12 hours 21 min ago
YENAGOA, Nigeria (AFP) – Kennedy Tonjo-West is unhappy at the way Nigeria's main opposition party and northern politicians have been criticising President Goodluck Jonathan's record in the run-up to next month's election.