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Men urged to check for signs of breast cancer

Thursday, October, 15 2020 9:03 pm    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — General Surgeon at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital in Westmoreland, Dr Lincoln Cox, is urging men to check for breast cancer symptoms. Read More

Spain records 13,000 new COVID-19 cases

Thursday, October, 15 2020 8:53 pm    

MADRID, Spain (AP) — Spain added more than 13,000 coronavirus cases on Thursday.Spain's health ministry reported 6,603 new infections diagnosed in the previous 24 hours. The other cases were diagnosed in recent days but not reported until now by regional officials. Read More

Biden says Trump still doing 'nothing' to rein in pandemic

Thursday, October, 15 2020 8:40 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden said Thursday that Donald Trump has refused to boost efforts to combat the coronavirus even after he tested positive, accusing the US president of doing "nothing" to improve conditions for Americans. Read More

COVID-19 Youth Leaders Response Programme coming soon

Thursday, October, 15 2020 8:11 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, says the ministry has developed and will be rolling out a COVID-19 Youth Leaders Response Programme, tapping into the tremendous capacity for advocacy of young people in Jamaica. Read More

Main road from Golden Spring to Mount Airy open to single lane traffic

Thursday, October, 15 2020 7:54 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) said the main road from Golden Spring to Mount Airy in St Andrew is now open to single lane traffic.The NWA said the corridor is being impacted by a massive landslide. Read More

UPDATE: Twitter service restored following global platform outage

Thursday, October, 15 2020 7:45 pm    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Twitter service appeared to be restored Thursday evening after a technical problem caused a global outage of nearly two hours on the social media platform used by hundreds of millions worldwide. Read More

Some slowing in COVID-19 cases — Dr Webster Kerr

Thursday, October, 15 2020 7:12 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — National Epidemiologist Dr Karen Webster Kerr says there is some slowing in the number of COVID-19 cases recorded daily. Read More

Lump in breasts must be checked immediately — general surgeon

Thursday, October, 15 2020 6:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — General Surgeon at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital in Westmoreland, Dr Lincoln Cox, says there is an increasing number of younger women who are being diagnosed with breast cancer, which tends to be more aggressive. Read More

Spanish Town Road ITA depot to reopen after Heroes Weekend

Thursday, October, 15 2020 6:36 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The Spanish Town Road Depot of the Island Traffic Authority (ITA) is scheduled to reopen with full service on Tuesday, October 20 following the Heroes Weekend. Read More

Toots' burial halted

Thursday, October, 15 2020 6:22 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The body of reggae legend Toots Hibbert was not interred in the Dovecot Memorial Park in Spanish Town, St Catherine, this afternoon as planned, because his relatives were unable to find the burial order. Read More

First national women's shelter ready

Thursday, October, 15 2020 6:15 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's first state-run shelter for victims of domestic violence is ready. Read More

Government to work more closely with Diaspora members toward wealth creation

Thursday, October, 15 2020 5:47 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Audley Shaw, says the government will be working more closely with Diaspora organisations to address the challenges they face in getting investments underway in Jamaica as well as toward increasing opportunities for mutual... Read More

Twitter says investigating global platform outage

Thursday, October, 15 2020 5:34 pm    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Twitter was working Thursday evening to resolve a global outage of the social media platform used by hundreds of millions worldwide. Read More

Made-for-television National Honours and Awards

Thursday, October, 15 2020 5:22 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The 2020 National Honours and Awards ceremony, to be held on National Heroes Day, Monday, will take place in virtual format. Read More

Would-be US debate moderator suspended over tweet

Thursday, October, 15 2020 4:43 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — A journalist tapped to moderate the second debate between United States President Donald Trump and Joe Biden has been suspended over lying about his Twitter account being hacked, his news outlet said Thursday. Read More


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