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State minister pledges to address needs at Black River Hospital 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 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 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 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

Tropical depression forms south of Cuba, set to strengthen

Saturday, October, 24 2020 5:33 pm    

MIAMI, Florida (AP) — A tropical depression formed Saturday afternoon south of Cuba amid forecasts that the system would become a named tropical storm later this weekend and possibly a hurricane within days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Read More

42 COVID-19 testing sites for healthcare workers

Saturday, October, 24 2020 4:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, says there are now 42 sites to facilitate priority coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for healthcare workers. Read More

Cameroon school attack kills 8 students – UN

Saturday, October, 24 2020 4:32 pm    

KUMBA, Cameroon (AFP)— Attackers armed with guns and machetes killed at least eight children Saturday in a raid on a school in southwestern Cameroon, the United Nations said. Read More

Positive results from special quarantine in Whitfield Town and Waterford- Tufton

Saturday, October, 24 2020 4:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, is reporting positive results from the communities of Whitfield Town, St Andrew and Waterford in St Catherine that were placed under special quarantine from October 6- 20. Read More

Ex-Minister gets 30-year sentence for repeatedly raping girl

Saturday, October, 24 2020 3:48 pm    

BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut (AP) — The former minister of a Connecticut church who was convicted of repeatedly raping a girl beginning when she was 6 has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Read More

American Airline plane overruns runway in Bahamas

Saturday, October, 24 2020 3:20 pm    

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC)— An American Airlines plane with 28 people on board veered off the runway after landing on Runway 6 in Freeport on Saturday, officials have confirmed. Read More


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