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Work crews clearing road blocks 11:16 am

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica— Work crews were clearing a number of blocked roads early Sunday even as heavy rains persisted. Read More

COVID-19: Here's what you need to know today 10:49 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 43 million, with over 1.1 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 31.7 million having recovered from the virus.... Read More

44 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths 10:30 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica recorded 44 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of positive cases to 8,714.The death toll also increased to 188 after two additional virus-related deaths were recorded.... Read More

Tropical Storm Zeta has formed near Cuba, becoming the earliest named 27th Atlantic storm recorded 10:07 am
MIAMI, Flordia (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Zeta has formed near Cuba, becoming the earliest named 27th Atlantic storm recorded.... Read More

Caribbean American public advocate wants more polling sites for early voting

Sunday, October, 25 2020 9:34 am    

NEW YORK (CMC)— Caribbean American Democratic New York City public advocate Jumaane Williams has called on the city's Board of Elections to establish more polling sites to accommodate the flood of voters ahead of the November 3 election. Read More

Russia coronavirus cases top 1.5 million; no new lockdown

Sunday, October, 25 2020 9:16 am    

MOSCOW, Russia— Russia's tally of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 1.5 million on Sunday as authorities reported 16,710 new infections amid a rapid resurgence of the outbreak that has swept the country in recent weeks. Read More

State minister pledges to address needs at Black River Hospital

Saturday, October, 24 2020 7:44 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica —  State Minister in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Juliet Cuthbert Flynn, says steps will be taken to address needs at the Black River Hospital in St Elizabeth. Read More

Countries battle virus surge as WHO warns of 'exponential' cases

Saturday, October, 24 2020 7:35 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — More countries tightened anti-coronavirus measures on Saturday, with France extending a curfew and Belgium bringing forward its own curbs as new infections surged in many parts of the world. Read More

Two St Elizabeth roadways impassable — NWA

Saturday, October, 24 2020 7:18 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says Holland Bamboo Avenue and the road from Lacovia to Mountainside in St Elizabeth are impassable.The agency informed that the roads are being blocked by fallen trees and flooding. Read More

Biden, Obama slam Trump COVID response, president stays optimistic

Saturday, October, 24 2020 6:53 pm    

CIRCLEVILLE, United States (AFP) — An energised Joe Biden and Barack Obama on Saturday accused Donald Trump of a massive screw-up in his handling of the coronavirus, but the US president remained ebullient despite trailing in polls with 10 days to go until the election. Read More

Official Funeral for DK Duncan this Sunday

Saturday, October, 24 2020 6:45 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Cabinet minister, Member of Parliament and People's National Party General Secretary DK Duncan will be laid to rest on Sunday, October 25 after an Official Funeral Service at Mona Chapel, University of the West Indies scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm. Read More

Labour ministry partners with UTech to prepare work-ready graduates

Saturday, October, 24 2020 6:37 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is partnering with the University of Technology (UTech) to promote the use of the Labour Market Information System (LMIS) in order to ensure that graduates are fully equipped to meet the demands of the job market. Read More

Facebook seeks to block political ad targeting research

Saturday, October, 24 2020 6:07 pm    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Facebook has demanded that New York University pull the plug on a research project into the platform's targeting practices for political ads, saying it is a violation of terms to collect user data. Read More

Flash flood warning and watch extended

Saturday, October, 24 2020 5:58 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service has extended the flash flood warning and flash flood watch for sections of the island to 5:00 pm Sunday. Read More

Treaty banning nuclear weapons to enter into force — UN

Saturday, October, 24 2020 5:40 pm    

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — An international treaty banning nuclear weapons has been ratified by a 50th country — Honduras — allowing it to enter into force after 90 days, a UN official said Saturday. Read More


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