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Forex: J$141.98 to one US dollar 4:12 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, June 4 ended trading at J$141.98 down by 57 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary. Read More

PNP calls for registry of needs for disabled people in crime-torn areas 3:32 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) spokesperson on Youth, Gender Affairs, Entertainment, and Sports, Denise Daley says the Government must work with the Combined Disabilities Association and trained social workers to ascertain the needs and conditions of disabled and...... Read More

JFJ calls for reform of correctional facilities 3:05 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica— Human rights organisation, Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), says the death of Noel Chambers could have been avoided and is demanding reform of correctional facilities.... Read More

Global vaccines programme gets US$8.8b shot in the arm 2:53 pm
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP )— Governments around the world on Thursday pledged US$8.8 billion for global vaccines alliance Gavi to help immunisation programmes disrupted by coronavirus, prompting calls for global cooperation to ensure a potential COVID-19 vaccine is available to...... Read More

Police close to completing probe into Jodian Fearon's death

Thursday, June, 4 2020 2:38 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) could be soon asked to rule if anyone was criminally negligent in the death of 23-year-old Jodian Fearon. Read More

Bartlett projects up to 1 million tourist arrivals by year end

Thursday, June, 4 2020 2:21 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The tourism industry, on its resumption of services on June 15, could see up to one million visitors arriving in the island by year end — half the number of arrivals when compared to the same period last year. Read More

US$750K bail for 3 ex-officers accused in Floyd's death

Thursday, June, 4 2020 2:11 pm    

MINNEAPOLIS, United States (AP) — A judge set bail at $750,000 apiece Thursday for three fired Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in the killing of George Floyd, as a memorial service took place just blocks away. Read More

Celebrities, activists, others gather to remember Floyd

Thursday, June, 4 2020 1:51 pm    

MINNEAPOLIS, United States (AP) — The mural of George Floyd projected above his golden coffin, where mourners knelt and cried, paused and prayed at his memorial service Thursday had a simple message: “I can breathe now.” Read More

More calls for review of incarceration protocols

Thursday, June, 4 2020 1:44 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Psychiatric Association is calling on the relevant authorities, including the Department of Correctional Services and the Ministry of Justice, to conduct an immediate review of Noel Chambers' circumstances in prison and the 146 cases mentioned by the... Read More

Ill-considered posts lead to lost jobs amid US protests, crisis

Thursday, June, 4 2020 1:12 pm    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AP) — A writer from a “Law & Order" spin-off and the play-by-play broadcaster for the NBA's Sacramento Kings found themselves out of jobs after making social media posts this week that their bosses found too incendiary or insensitive, highlighting an... Read More

'Bud' charged with murder in elderly man's death

Thursday, June, 4 2020 12:56 pm    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — The Clarendon police arrested and charged a man following a Friday, May 29 shooting death in the parish.He is 36-year-old Roy Golding, otherwise called 'Bud', of Palm Crescent, May Pen in the parish. Read More

American Airlines adds flights as demand recovers from virus

Thursday, June, 4 2020 12:13 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — American Airlines will add more flights in July on improving demand, the company said Thursday, suggesting the industry had seen the worst of the hit from the coronavirus shutdowns. Read More

Brace for traffic this weekend as repairs planned for Mandela Highway

Thursday, June, 4 2020 12:01 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The eastbound corridor (Spanish Town to Kingston) of the Mandela Highway, in the vicinity of the overpass bridge, will be reduced to single lane traffic as of Friday, June 5. Read More

Delayed reports lead to 355 new COVID-19 cases in Puerto Rico

Thursday, June, 4 2020 11:40 am    

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico on Thursday reported 485 new cases of the coronavirus, but officials say 355 of those correspond to April and early May and had not been shared with the government until now. Read More

Fugitive accused of killing his wife in the US arrested in Jamaica

Thursday, June, 4 2020 11:25 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Jamaican man who is wanted in the United States of America is set to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today for extradition proceedings to begin. Read More


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