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October 18, 2018 5:58 PM JAMPRO appoints investment adviser to promote Jamaica in India

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) says it has appointed an honorary investment advisor who will increase business between Jamaica and India, and will promote Jamaica's export and investment opportunities. Dr Murthy Devarabhotla, Managing Director of Tudor Management Consultants, at JAMPRO's Head Office on Friday, October

October 18, 2018 12:49 PM Weather forecast: Expect rain this afternoon

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says a trough is across Jamaica, however, a tropical wave is expected to move across the island late Friday into Saturday. Thereafter, a high pressure ridge is expected to become the significant feature, the Met Service reported. This morning should see isolated showers across sections of northern

October 18, 2018 6:17 AM PEP website up and running, ministry says

A website to assist teachers, parents and students to prepare for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) is now fully operational and can be accessed at www.moey.gov.jm/pep . This was disclosed by Minister of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid during yesterday's post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House. “We encourage our parents, teachers 2

October 18, 2018 5:00 AM Ricketts says work to resume women's football enabled World Cup qualification

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts says that the national senior women's football team's historic qualification for next year's FIFA Women's World Cup is a result of hard work to rebuild the women's programme paying off. The Reggae Girlz defeated Panama 4-2 on penalties after Khadija Shaw and Jody Brown's goals were cancelled 1

October 17, 2018 9:54 PM UPDATE Concacaf Women's Championships: History! Jamaica qualify to Women's World Cup

Deneisha Blackwood, Ashleigh Shim, Christina Chang and Dominique Bond-Flasza all scored for the Jamaicans while Yomira Rios and Erika Hernandez scored for Panama with Cedeno and Kenia Villarreal saw their efforts saved by goalkeeper Nicole McClure, who was subbed in seconds before the penalty shoot-out. The Jamaicans continued to enjoy good possession 1

October 17, 2018 6:10 AM MJE succesfully raises $2.2 billion in secured debt

MAYBERRY Jamaican Equities Limited (MJE) on Thursday announced via the Jamaica Stock Exchange that it has successfully raised $2.2 billion in secured debt through Sagicor Investments Jamaica Ltd. The announcement comes a little over a week after MJE advised shareholders via the JSE that it had contracted Sagicor to raise the funds with a tenure of five years 1

October 17, 2018 5:29 AM US citizens can be out of country indefinitely but must pay taxes

Q: I am a naturalised US citizen and have dual nationality with Jamaica. How long can I stay in Jamaica? Please remember that all US citizens are required to enter the United States on their US passport. You should never depart the United States without a valid US passport. If you are a US citizen, you are not authorised to travel to the United States 1

October 17, 2018 5:00 AM JN/Michael Holding Masters Cricket bowls off Saturday

The JNGroup/Michael Holding Masters Cricket tournament bowls off with eight overseas teams and eight local teams on October 20. The eight overseas teams will arrive on the island tomorrow. The overseas teams down to participate in this year's tournament are defending champions New York Masters and Tri-States Masters, Crusaders Masters, Florida Masters 1

October 17, 2018 5:00 AM Watson on a high after silver at YOG

Antonio Watson was overjoyed after battling valiantly to earn the silver medal in the boys' 200 metres following a third-place finish in Stage Two, Heat Three at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) yesterday. Watson, while wrapping himself in the Jamaican flag shortly after crossing the finish line, said: "First of all, I've to give God thanks for a healthy 1

October 17, 2018 4:24 AM OUTRAGE! Angry reaction after Portland mother forced to transfer her child to avoid lap-up busses

Outrage has greeted a report in The Sunday Gleaner about a Portland mother who had to seek a transfer for her daughter to a school closer to home, because of unsavoury practices in the public transportation system in the parish. The mother, whose name has been withheld, reported that the conductor on one of the buses available to take her child on the 40-minute-long