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JCDC Westmoreland celebrates Jamaica 58 12:48 pm

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica  — The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Westmoreland Office, will host its Jamaica Festival 58 Independence concert today, starting at 1:00 pm at the Independence Park in Savanna-la-Mar, in the parish.  Read More

Twitter moves to reduce reach of 'state-affiliated' media 12:09 pm
SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Twitter on Thursday unveiled new steps to curb the spread of content from "state-affiliated media" used to advance a government's political agenda.... Read More

Greece records more than 5,000 coronavirus infections 11:51 am
ATHENS, Greece (AFP) — Greece on Thursday recorded more than 5,000 coronavirus cases after a spurt in new infections that sparked a "wake-up week".... Read More

Education ministry to undertake phased introduction of electronic textbooks 11:35 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will commence the phased introduction of electronic textbooks to replace printed versions during the 2020/21 academic year, which starts in September.... Read More

Economy tanking, Cuba launches some long-delayed reforms

Thursday, August, 6 2020 11:19 am    

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — With its airports closed to commercial flights and its economy tanking, Cuba has launched the first in a series of long-promised reforms meant to bolster the country's struggling private sector. Read More

Westmoreland, Hanover small farmers benefit from Hi-Pro's # GROWSTRONG campaign

Thursday, August, 6 2020 11:00 am    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Over 140 small farmers from Westmoreland and Hanover who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, recently benefitted from Hi-Pro's #GROW STRONG campaign. Read More

US Coast Guard seized US$26 million in cocaine, marijuana

Thursday, August, 6 2020 10:45 am    

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP) — The US Coast Guard unloaded almost US$26 million in cocaine and marijuana at Port Everglades, the agency said in a news release. Read More

UWI scientists appointed to International Science Council to provide expertise for SIDs

Thursday, August, 6 2020 10:31 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two scientists from The University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Terrence Forrester and Dr Michelle Mycoo have recently been appointed to the International Science Council (ISC). Read More

IDB approves more funds for Haiti's health care system amid COVID-19

Thursday, August, 6 2020 10:12 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on Wednesday approved a reassignment of US$27 million from the non-disbursed balance of Haiti's current investment portfolio, from the IDB Special Donation Fund, in an effort to help the government fight the... Read More

NY Attorney General secures victory for immigrants

Thursday, August, 6 2020 9:41 am    

NEW YORK, United States — New York Attorney General Letitia James has secured another major victory for Caribbean and other immigrants across New York and the rest of the United States in her lawsuit against the Trump administration’s Public Charge Rule. Read More

COVID-19: Here's what you need to know today

Thursday, August, 6 2020 9:30 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 18.8 million, while 708,236 people across 196 countries and territories have died and over 11.1 million people have recovered from the virus. Many countries have eased restrictions, but in recent weeks... Read More

Bay Road Fellowship Tabernacle launches prayer breakfast to assist needy

Thursday, August, 6 2020 9:21 am    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The Fellowship Tabernacle Church of God in Bay Road, Little London, Westmoreland recently launched its annual prayer breakfast in an effort to raise funds to provide care packages for families in the community who are negatively impacted by the COVID-19... Read More

Funeral service of Superintendent Leon Clunis to be held on Saturday

Thursday, August, 6 2020 9:10 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The funeral service for Superintendent Leon Clunis will be held on Saturday, August 8, live on social media.Superintendent Leon Clunis was among three police officers shot while on operation in Horizon Park, St Catherine on Friday, June 12. Read More

Sandy Bay, Clarendon under community quarantine

Thursday, August, 6 2020 6:49 am    

CLARENDON, Jamaica - The Ministry of Health and Wellness, in collaboration with the Clarendon Health Department and the Southern Regional Health Authority, reviewed the recent positive COVID-19 cases coming out of Clarendon, and recommended community quarantine for Sandy Bay. Read More

US adds 1,242 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins

Wednesday, August, 5 2020 9:22 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - The United States added 1,262 more deaths to its COVID-19 toll in the 24 hours ending at 8:30 pm Wednesday according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Read More


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