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Gastronomy space at Devon House to be expanded — Bartlett

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says discussions are being finalised for the acquisition of certain lands to expand the Devon House gastronomy space.Bartlett explained that the discussions involve “moving things around” to create proper parking spaces, “so that some of the facilities we now have for parking can (be used) for other things”.

Forex: J$130.96 to one US dollar

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, July 10 ended trading at J$130.96 up by 37 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$101.28 up from J$100.77 while the British pound sterling ended trading at J$174.39 up from J$172.48.

J’can jockey Patrick Henry suffers concussion in fall at US racetrack

WASHINGTON DC, United States (CMC) — Jamaican jockey Patrick Henry suffered a mild concussion and back contusion, after taking a tumble in the fifth race of the nine-card programme at Emerald Downs in Auburn Washington DC on Sunday.Riding 15-1 outsider Shopping Tizzy in the fifth race over a mile, Henry was carrying the three-year-old filly to victory in the stretch when she suddenly veered in, tossing him from the saddle.

Weekend target for Trafalgar Road/Knutsford Blvd traffic signal repairs

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says that the traffic signals at the Knutsford Boulevard/Trafalgar Road intersection in New Kingston are expected to be back in operation by Friday.According to NWA Acting Manager, Communication and Customer Services, Ramona Lawson, work began yesterday to repair power cables and a controller cabinet.

Windies’ Joseph to replace injured Roach in second Bangladesh Test

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – A hamstring injury has forced West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach to miss the second Test against Bangladesh which begins on Thursday at Sabina Park, Jamaica.In his absence, Alzarri Joseph has been named in an otherwise unchanged 13-man squad, which will look to wrap up the series with a win in the final Test.

Bahamas has no interest in joining CSME, says PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas has no intention of signing on to the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has told citizens.He made his country’s position clear on his return from last week’s 39th CARICOM Heads of Government conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica, where he told regional leaders that The Bahamas cannot support the free movement of people across its boundaries.