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Portmore man on illegal firearm charges 4:41 pm

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Twenty-one-year-old Shanni Dryden has been arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. Read More

Jamaican, Caribbean private sector to access more than US$2b in IDB Invest pandemic recovery financing 4:29 pm
WASHINGTON, United States — Various private sector concerns in the Caribbean, hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, are to access more than US$2 billion in new financing from Inter-American Development Bank and its private sector arm, IDB Invest.... Read More

'Brown man' charged with two counts of murder 4:02 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Thirty-six-year-old Oral Thompson, otherwise called Brown Man, of McWhinney Street in Kingston was charged with two counts of murder following a shooting incident at a plaza on Hagley Park Road in Kingston on Saturday, July 25.... Read More

Italy approves outpatient use for abortion pill 3:44 pm
ROME, Italy (AP) — Women in Italy can now use the abortion pill on an outpatient basis rather than be hospitalised to terminate a pregnancy.... Read More

Flower Hill, surrounding areas get piped water after 30 years

Saturday, August, 8 2020 3:37 pm    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Friday commissioned into service the $110-million Flower Hill Water Supply System in the second city, bringing potable water to residents after 30 years without access to the commodity.  Read More

Man charged with teen's murder in St Andrew

Saturday, August, 8 2020 3:19 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Twenty-one-year-old Stefan Rankin, otherwise called Jet Lee, of Waltham Park Road in Kingston was charged for the murder of 19-year-old Daniel Lafayette, otherwise called 'Theo', of Maryland district in St Andrew on Saturday, June 20. Read More

Man on bail for alleged abetting rape, assault charges caught attending party

Saturday, August, 8 2020 2:33 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Twenty-five-year old Leon Lewis of Rock River in Clarendon, one of 41 patrons charged with breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act following their attendance at a party on St Johns Road in St Catherine yesterday is also facing charges for breaching the Bail... Read More

Three guns seized, St James chef charged

Saturday, August, 8 2020 2:29 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police have reported the arrest of 29-nine-year-old Christopher Hoyte otherwise called Stringy, a chef of Hendon, Norwood in St James on charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.                                                      Read More

Supt Clunis will not be easily, if ever replaced — JCF

Saturday, August, 8 2020 2:12 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Superintendent Leon Clunis has been described as one of the bravest members the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has seen in a long time; one who, according to Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake will not be easily, if ever replaced. Read More

France's Saint-Tropez resort makes masks mandatory outdoors

Saturday, August, 8 2020 1:51 pm    

SAINT-TROPEZ, France (AP) — The glamorous French Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez began requiring face masks outdoors Saturday, threatening to sober the mood in a place renowned for high-end, free-wheeling summer beach parties. Read More

Survivors of yesterday's deadly India crash say plane swayed violently

Saturday, August, 8 2020 1:22 pm    

KOCHI, India (AP) — The plane swayed violently as it approached a hilltop runway soaked by monsoon rain, and moments later the special return flight for Indians stranded abroad by the pandemic skidded off, nosedived and cracked in two, leaving 18 dead and more than 120... Read More

Fight continues to include undocumented Caribbean immigrants in US Congressional Apportionment

Saturday, August, 8 2020 12:49 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a motion for partial summary judgment or, in the alternative, a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit to halt US President Donald Trump's efforts to illegally leave millions of undocumented Caribbean and other... Read More

Tears for Supt Clunis

Saturday, August, 8 2020 12:45 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — There is barely a dry eye inside Church of the Open Bible on Washington Boulevard where the service of thanksgiving for the life of Superintendent Leon Ernest Clunis is currently underway. Read More

T&T records 18 more COVID-19 cases since August

Saturday, August, 8 2020 12:20 pm    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) —Trinidad & Tobago health authorities said that 18 positive cases being reported were from tests conducted during the period July 31 to present. Read More

Brazil near 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

Saturday, August, 8 2020 11:55 am    

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) — Brazil was leaping toward a grim milestone — 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 — on Saturday, and five months after the first reported case, the country had not shown signs of crushing the disease. Read More


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