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UK registers daily record of 1,564 COVID-19 deaths

Wednesday, January, 13 2021 11:41 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain on Wednesday announced another 1,564 virus fatalities, a daily record and the first time the death toll has passed 1,500 in a 24-hour period during the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Jamaican charged with smuggling cocaine into US

Wednesday, January, 13 2021 11:34 am    

NEW JERSEY, United States (CMC) — A Jamaican man faces the possibility of up to 40 years in prison in the United States and a massive fine after being charged with smuggling a kilogramme of cocaine in coffee bags and picture frames. Read More

Green calls on hoteliers to set up food banks for the vulnerable

Wednesday, January, 13 2021 11:23 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, has challenged hoteliers to set up food banks for the distribution of excess food to the vulnerable in the society, working in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in an effort to reduce the... Read More

15-y-o Nathalia Graham missing

Wednesday, January, 13 2021 11:21 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — An Ananda Alert has been activated for 15-year-old Nathalia Graham of Newbury Avenue, Kingston 10 who has been missing since Monday.She is of dark complexion, slim build and about five feet five inches tall. Read More

Pope receives coronavirus vaccine — reports

Wednesday, January, 13 2021 10:51 am    

ROME, Italy (AFP) — Pope Francis, 84, was given the coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday, according to media reports.  Read More

New virus mutation raises vaccine questions

Wednesday, January, 13 2021 10:35 am    

PARIS, France (AFP) — As the British coronavirus variant occupies countries' pandemic plans due to its increased transmissibility, other mutations to the Sars-CoV-2 are provoking concern among scientists who are scrambling to work out if they will still respond to vaccines.  Read More

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

Wednesday, January, 13 2021 10:23 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — More than 91.5 million coronavirus infections have been confirmed worldwide, with over 1.9 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 56.3 million having recovered from the virus. Read More

92 new cases of COVID-19, two deaths

Wednesday, January, 13 2021 10:20 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica has recorded 92 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths over the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported.This brings the total number of cases to 13,852, and the country's death toll to 317. Read More

Pandemic-driven shift to home work carries risks, UN says

Wednesday, January, 13 2021 10:12 am    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The shift to home-working triggered by the coronavirus pandemic looks set to endure long-term, making it vital to protect employees' rights and avoid blurred lines between on-the-clock hours and personal time, the United Nations said Wednesday. Read More

UK to trial 24-hour COVID vaccinations

Wednesday, January, 13 2021 10:01 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain will make appointments for coronavirus vaccinations available 24 hours-a-day "as soon as we can", Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday, reversing his opposition to the idea. Read More

16-y-o Brittany Bouges missing

Wednesday, January, 13 2021 9:38 am    

PORTLAND, Jamaica — An Ananda Alert has been activated for 16-year-old Brittany Bouges of Drapers Heights, Portland who has been missing since Monday.She is of dark complexion, slim build and about five feet five inches tall. Read More

Sir Hilary, Dr Fauci to be honoured with Martin Luther King Award

Wednesday, January, 13 2021 9:26 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Reverend Al Sharpton, president and founder of the US National Action Network, has announced that the organisation's Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day awards will be conferred on Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and Dr Anthony Fauci at the annual breakfast event on MLK Day,... Read More

Returning resident freed after court upholds no-case submission

Wednesday, January, 13 2021 9:20 am    

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — Returning resident, 48-year-old Carl Williams, was yesterday freed in the Yallahs Parish Court after the judge upheld a no-case submission made by his attorneys Peter Champagnie QC and Richard Lynch. Read More

Over 520 passports processed through community fairs — PICA

Wednesday, January, 13 2021 9:18 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Over 520 passports have been processed by the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) through local business and community fairs, the agency reported yesterday. Read More

US COVID-19 deaths hit another one-day high at over 4,300

Wednesday, January, 13 2021 9:02 am    

UNITED STATES (AP) — Coronavirus deaths in the US hit another one-day high at over 4,300 with the country's attention focused largely on the fallout from the deadly uprising at the Capitol. Read More



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