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Man charged after threatening granduncle with gun for money

Thursday, October, 29 2020 4:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have arrested and charged a man with assault at common law and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition after he allegedly threatened his granduncle with a gun during an altercation. Read More

Agriculture minister lauds Newport-Fersan for $2m fertiliser donation to farmers

Thursday, October, 29 2020 4:29 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Farmers worst affected by the recent heavy rains are to benefit from a donation of $2 million worth of fertilisers by Newport-Fersan Jamaica Limited. Read More

Majority of affected roadways now reopened to vehicular access

Thursday, October, 29 2020 4:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says it has reopened the majority of roadways which were rendered impassable earlier this week as a result of landslides, flooding or mudflows associated with the outer bands of Tropical Storm Zeta. Read More

Forex: J$147.57 to one US dollar

Thursday, October, 29 2020 4:14 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, October 29 ended trading at J$147.57 up by $1.14 according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary. Read More

INDECOM investigating shooting of alleged robber by off-duty cop

Thursday, October, 29 2020 3:55 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says it is investigating the fatal shooting of an alleged robber by an off duty police officer along Roehampton Close, Kingston 19 on Tuesday, October 27.Dead is 27-year-old Roshane Bogle. Read More

Severe weather to cause delay in garbage and recycling collection islandwide

Thursday, October, 29 2020 3:39 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) says due to inclement weather conditions, residents will see further delays in their garbage and recycling collection islandwide over the next week. Read More

INDECOM investigating double fatal shooting at Duncan's Pen

Thursday, October, 29 2020 3:23 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says it is investigating the double fatal shooting by a team of eight officers during a police operation at Duncan's Pen in Kingston on October 26. Read More

CCSG calls for thorough EIA consultation process for mining permits

Thursday, October, 29 2020 2:53 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Cockpit Country Stakeholders Group (CCSG) is expressing concern about the conduct of virtual public consultations during the COVID-19 period as part of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Noranda Special Mining Lease 173 in Trelawny and the border of St... Read More

WHO in Europe says virus lockdowns should be 'last-resort'

Thursday, October, 29 2020 2:44 pm    

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AFP) — The World Health Organization in Europe on Thursday said nationwide lockdowns should be treated as a "last-resort option" even as it noted that the continent was back at the pandemic's "epicentre". Read More

New electricity regulations approved by the House

Thursday, October, 29 2020 2:27 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — New electricity regulations, which aim to digitise, modernise and transform the electrical inspection process, were approved by the House of Representatives during its sitting on Tuesday, October 27. Read More

JAPHI donates equipment to Westmoreland infirmary

Thursday, October, 29 2020 2:27 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors (JAPHI),  donated  personal protective equipment and other items to the Westmoreland Infirmary on Wednesday (October 28). Read More

Victims can seek support from VSD anytime

Thursday, October, 29 2020 2:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Director of the Victim Services Division (VSD), Osbourne Bailey, is reminding the public that there is no statute of limitations for victims of crimes needing support. Read More

PNP deputy gen sec Basil Waite endorses Mark Golding

Thursday, October, 29 2020 1:53 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Deputy General Secretary of the People's National Party (PNP) Basil Waite today declared his support for Mark Golding in the race to become the party's next president. Read More

'Difficult winter': Europe divided on lockdowns; cases soar

Thursday, October, 29 2020 1:28 pm    

BRUSSELS (AP) — The World Health Organization's Europe director expressed deep concern on Thursday after the region again recorded the highest-ever weekly incidence of cases, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of a “difficult winter” as residents in France braced for... Read More

Bahamas announces slight relaxation of COVID-19 rules

Thursday, October, 29 2020 1:09 pm    

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC)— The Bahamas government has announced a slight relaxation of COVID-19 rules, but warned that Bahamians must get used to cycles that involve tightening and loosening of restrictions because the pandemic will be “with us well into next year”. Read More



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