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St Thomas robbery suspect charged 5:16 pm

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — A 20-year-old man, who has been accused of robbing a woman on Cotton Street, Stanton Road in St Thomas, has been charged with robbery with aggravation and unlawful wounding.He is Jevarene Swimmer of Lyssons Road, Morant Bay in St Thomas.  Read More

Small numbers of protesters gather at fortified US capitols 4:45 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday as National Guard troops and police kept watch to prevent a repeat of the violence that erupted at...... Read More

Tufton lauds Cornwall Regional Hospital staff 4:27 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, is lauding the staff of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in St James, for their continued commitment to outstanding service delivery, despite the challenges being experienced at the facility.... Read More

Biden team lays plans as inauguration, impeachment loom 4:03 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President-elect Joe Biden's top advisors on Sunday outlined his plans to tackle the nation's multiple crises while balancing the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, as an historic inauguration week opens in the United States.... Read More

Double murder in St Ann

Sunday, January, 17 2021 3:57 pm    

ST ANN, Jamaica — Police are probing the deaths of two St Ann men who were shot by unknown assailants in Prosper Hall, in the parish yesterday.Dead are 29-year-old Kevin Rattigan and 57-year-old Anthony Bailey. Read More

'Wingy' charged in Mountain View murder

Sunday, January, 17 2021 3:44 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Twenty-four-year old Shande Dixon otherwise called 'Wingy', has been arrested and charged in connection with the January 2 killing of 23-year-old Kageem Hutchinson. Read More

Chinese city reports coronavirus found on ice cream

Sunday, January, 17 2021 3:22 pm    

BEIJING, China (AP) — The coronavirus was found on ice cream produced in eastern China, prompting a recall of cartons from the same batch, according to the government. Read More

Mother and daughter shot dead in Olympic Gardens

Sunday, January, 17 2021 3:11 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The police have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a woman and her daughter in Olympic Gardens, Kingston 11 this morning. Read More

IDB expands partnership to foster growth in the Caribbean

Sunday, January, 17 2021 2:54 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says it has collaborated with its innovation-focused IDB Lab, PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation in signing a new memorandum of understanding, extending their public-private partnership until 2026 to carry out... Read More

Hard-hit Brazil approves first two COVID vaccines — regulator

Sunday, January, 17 2021 2:25 pm    

BRASÍLIA, Brazil (AFP) — Brazil's Anvisa health regulator gave emergency approval Sunday for its first two coronavirus vaccines as the country gears up to roll out a mass inoculation campaign amid a devastating second epidemic wave. Read More

COVID-19 survivor shares experience

Sunday, January, 17 2021 2:13 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Sasheena Douglas admits that she knew the coronavirus (COVID-19) should not be taken lightly, because of the toll it takes on the body; however, she was not prepared for the impact it had on her mental health. Read More

US Coast Guard to help combat illegal fishing in the Caribbean

Sunday, January, 17 2021 1:33 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC)— The United States Department of State says it is “proud” to support the US Coast Guard (USCG) Operation Southern Cross as part of the US' efforts to build regional maritime security partnerships and counter illegal, unreported and unregulated... Read More

Nations failing to fund climate adaptation — UN

Sunday, January, 17 2021 1:15 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The world is falling short of promises made under the Paris climate deal to help the most vulnerable nations deal with the increasingly devastating impacts of climate change, according to the United Nations. Read More

Building delays at CRH should serve as a teachable moment — Tufton

Sunday, January, 17 2021 12:19 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, says that the building delays at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in St James, should serve as a teachable moment, as the Government embarks on the construction and rehabilitation of other hospitals across the... Read More

Vaccine skepticism hurts East European anti-virus efforts

Sunday, January, 17 2021 11:35 am    

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Vaccines from the West, Russia or China? Or none at all? That dilemma faces nations in southeastern Europe, where coronavirus vaccination campaigns are off to a slow start — overshadowed by heated political debates and conspiracy theories. Read More


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