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Flooding affects popular MoBay hotel 8:01 pm

ST JAMES, Jamaica — After a massive downpour of rain today, several roads in Montego Bay, St James have been left blocked by flood waters and debris. This includes a popular hotel in Montego Bay, which, in a viral video, saw employees assisting in reducing flooding at the... Read More

Trump says Sudan to be removed from terrorism list 5:36 pm
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday said Sudan will be removed from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism if it follows through on its pledge to pay US$335 million to American terror victims and their families.... Read More

7.5 magnitude quake off Alaska prompts tsunami warning 5:32 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A reported 7.5 magnitude earthquake off the Alaska Peninsula today prompted tsunami warnings for a vast swath of communities.... Read More

Hanna not averse to naming Bunting to Senate 5:28 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party (PNP) presidential hopeful Lisa Hanna says while party members who are unsuccessful at the national polls are not traditionally named to the Senate, former Manchester Central MP Peter Bunting could have a future there.... Read More

Central Village man charged for illegal possession

Monday, October, 19 2020 4:38 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A St Catherine man was yesterday charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition following a police operation in Central Village in the parish.He is 30-year-old Andrew Hines. Read More

20-year-old charged in Hanover shooting

Monday, October, 19 2020 4:25 pm    

HANOVER, Jamaica— Twenty-year-old Ackeme Spence was yesterday charged in connection with a shooting incident in Askenish district, Hanover on Monday, April 27. Read More

Canada tops 200,000 COVID-19 cases

Monday, October, 19 2020 4:06 pm    

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP)— Canada, in the midst of a second wave of COVID-19 illnesses, topped 200,000 cases and inched closer to 10,000 deaths Monday, according to official data compiled by Canadian broadcasters CBC and CTV. Read More

Electrician confesses to murder

Monday, October, 19 2020 3:54 pm    

ST ANN, Jamaica — A St Ann electrician was yesterday charged with murder after he reportedly confessed to the killing of a man in Runaway Bay in the parish on Thursday, October 8.He is 36-year-old Everett Duncan. Read More

Police report arrests, seizures, other successes in St Catherine curfew enforcement

Monday, October, 19 2020 3:37 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police say two persons of interest were arrested and more than 300 individuals warned for breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Regulations in the St Catherine South Division yesterday. Read More

Disney adds new racism disclaimers to older streaming titles

Monday, October, 19 2020 3:15 pm    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP)— Disney has added extended disclaimers to classics including "Peter Pan" and "Aristocats" on its streaming platform to warn viewers that the films contain derogatory stereotypes about minorities. Read More

Celebrate modern-day heroes, COVID frontline workers too, PM urges

Monday, October, 19 2020 3:01 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —  As the nation celebrates and remembers its slate of national heroes, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging Jamaicans not to forget the country's modern day heroes. Read More

Golding, Hanna profess they would work together despite outcome of election

Monday, October, 19 2020 2:37 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Both candidates for the People's National Party's (PNP's) top job, Mark Golding and Lisa Hanna, have openly declared that they intend to support each other in spite of the outcome of the party's impending internal election. Read More

Court rejects US govt's attempt to deny Caribbean nationals access to food aid

Monday, October, 19 2020 1:48 pm    

NEW YORK (CMC) — A United States federal court has granted a motion for summary judgment, permanently blocking the Trump administration's attempts to deny food assistance to hundreds of thousands of Americans, including Caribbean nationals, by changing the rules for the Supplemental... Read More

Iran hit by record 337 virus deaths in single day

Monday, October, 19 2020 1:19 pm    

TEHRAN, Iran (AFP)— Iran on Monday announced 337 deaths from the novel coronavirus, a record high for a single day in the Middle East country hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Morales party claims victory in Bolivia's presidential vote

Monday, October, 19 2020 1:05 pm    

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Evo Morales' party has claimed victory in a presidential election that appears to sharply shift Bolivia away from the conservative policies of the US-backed interim government that took power after the leftist leader resigned and fled the country a year... Read More


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