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Forex: J$138.64 to one US dollar 5:42 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, February 25 ended trading at J$138.64 down by 37 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary.  Read More

'Caning is not an option' Young Jamaica tells JTA 4:51 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Youth Arm of the Jamaica Labour Party, Young Jamaica, says it is disappointed with the Jamaica Teachers' Association's (JTA) president's clear inability to appreciate that “caning is outdated, grotesque, draconian and plainly abusive to our...... Read More

IOC member casts doubt on postponing or moving Tokyo Games 4:30 pm
TOKYO, Japan (AP) — A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if it proves too dangerous to hold the Olympics in Tokyo this summer because of the coronavirus outbreak, organisers are more likely to cancel it altogether than to postpone or move the...... Read More

PEP exam went 'smoothly,' Education Ministry says 4:15 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Reports from across the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information's six regions indicate that the overall administration of the Primary Exit Profiles Ability (PEP) Test for this year went smoothly and no major issues affected the examination.... Read More

Cruise ship denied access to Ocho Rios port

Tuesday, February, 25 2020 4:00 pm    

ST ANN, Jamaica — An MSC Meraviglia cruise ship with over 4500 passengers and over 1600 crew members was today denied access to the port of call in Ocho Rios, St Ann. Read More

Study begins in US to test coronavirus treatment

Tuesday, February, 25 2020 3:48 pm    

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — The first clinical trial in the US of a possible coronavirus treatment is underway in Nebraska and is eventually expected to include 400 patients at 50 locations around the world, officials said Tuesday. Read More

St James police find shotgun in open lot

Tuesday, February, 25 2020 3:20 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The police in St James found a Moverick Mossbert shotgun and five 12 gauge cartridges at Porto Bello in the parish yesterday. Read More

Man faces court for killing his father, wounding mother

Tuesday, February, 25 2020 2:40 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man is scheduled to appear before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court to answer to charges for the murder of his father and wounding his mother.Charged is 34-year-old Richard Campbell, otherwise called 'Richie', of Old Hope Road, Kingston 5.  Read More

Police launch probe into multi-million dollar St Elizabeth robbery

Tuesday, February, 25 2020 2:16 pm    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — The police have launched a probe into the robbery of more than $5 million at two establishments on Main Street, Santa Cruz in St Elizabeth yesterday. Read More

OAS Secretary General condemns latest act of violence in Haiti

Tuesday, February, 25 2020 2:00 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, has condemned the recent act of violence in Haiti that led to the cancellation of Carnival activities on the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM)... Read More

40-y-o St James man charged for raping teen

Tuesday, February, 25 2020 1:37 pm    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — Forty-year-old Jeffery Gordon, a bus driver of Montego Bay in St James was arrested and charged for the rape of a teenage girl between February and May of 2019.Gordon was arrested and charged on Thursday, February 20, this year. Read More

8-y-o who washed away in river found dead

Tuesday, February, 25 2020 12:53 pm    

ST MARY, Jamaica — The eight-year-old girl from Epsom Primary School in St Mary who washed away while attempting to cross a river during heavy rains yesterday was found dead today.Little Kimora Whyte's body was found by members of the Coast Guard in Annotto Bay. Read More

Pakistan hoping to exploit Windies' penchant for hitting big

Tuesday, February, 25 2020 11:46 am    

CANBERRA, Australia (CMC) — When Pakistan goes up against West Indies in their first match of this year's Women's T20 Cricket World Cup on Wednesday, they plan to make the Caribbean side's proclivity for hitting big work in their favour. Read More

Two attorneys appointed Queen's Counsel

Tuesday, February, 25 2020 11:27 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two attorneys were last night appointed Queen's Counsel (QC), bringing to five the number of lawyers admitted to the inner bar since January.The two new QCs are John Graham and Symone Mayhew. Read More

More virus deaths outside China raise pandemic fears

Tuesday, February, 25 2020 11:00 am    

BEIJING, China (AFP) — Fresh deaths and a surge in new coronavirus cases in Iran, Japan and South Korea on Tuesday fuelled fears of a pandemic as the disease took root in more countries. Read More


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