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OUR statement that company owes customers millions shocks JPS

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 5:26 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) says it shocked by a release from the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) issued earlier today indicating that the JPS owes customers millions for breaches of its Guaranteed Standards. Read More

Former Guyana gov't minister on fraud charge

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 5:09 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC)— Former Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson and former General Manager of the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) Corporation, Rawlston Adams, appeared in court Monday charged with conspiracy to defraud a government corporation of almost G$163 million... Read More

Swift action needed to protect homeless, says PNP's Daley

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 4:55 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— People's National Party (PNP) spokesperson on local government and community development, Denise Daley is calling for a swift and thorough investigation into yesterday's attacks that left four homeless men dead. Read More

Russia, US exchange documents to extend nuclear pact

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 4:30 pm    

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Russia and the United States traded documents Tuesday to extend their last remaining nuclear arms control treaty days before it is due to expire, the Kremlin said. Read More

First SVL Lotto winner in 2021 snares $69m

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 4:14 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Supreme Venture Limited's (SVL) first Lotto winner for 2021, using the name R Nelson, says the winning numbers came to him in a series of dreams and rakes over time. Read More

Forex: J$147.88 to one US dollar

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 3:54 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, January 26 ended trading at J$147.88 up by 89 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary. Read More

Grenada extends curfew following COVID-19 spike in neighbouring islands

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 3:21 pm    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — A spike in COVID-19 cases in neighbouring islands has prompted the government to hold back on plans to ease the existing 10 pm to 5 am curfew, and the measure will remain in place for at least the next two weeks. Read More

First private space crew paying US$55m each to fly to station

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 2:49 pm    

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — The first private space station crew was introduced Tuesday: Three men who are each paying US$55 million to fly on a SpaceX rocket. Read More

Jamaican in US gets 35 years for shooting man in Kroger store

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 2:34 pm    

FORT WAYNE, Indiana (AP) — A judge has sentenced a man to 35 years in prison for shooting another man three times inside a Kroger supermarket in Fort Wayne, United States. Read More

Venezuela's Foreign Minister to pursue release of detained Guyanese seamen

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 2:24 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC)— Twelve Guyanese fishermen detained in Venezuela for the last five days have appeared in court, even as the Venezuelan Foreign Minister undertook to pursue their release. Read More

Have you seen 15-y-o Markayliah Rose?

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 1:45 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — An Ananda Alert has been activated for 15-year-old Markayliah Rose otherwise called 'Kayla of Vauxhall Avenue, Kingston 16 who has been missing since Monday, January 18. Read More

Unknown if vaccinated people can spread COVID-19 — EMA

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 1:25 pm    

BRÜSSEL, Belgium (AFP) — It is still not known whether people vaccinated against COVID-19 can still transmit the coronavirus, the head of the EU's medicine regulator told MEPs on Tuesday. Read More

New UN report warns of 'fragile, uneven economic recovery' in the Caribbean

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 1:06 pm    

UNITED NATIONS (CMC) — A new United Nations report has warned that Latin America and the Caribbean will face a “fragile and uneven economic recovery” as the COVID-19 crisis may leave lasting scars on the region’s economies. Read More

Two facing gun-related charges in St James

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 12:49 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Police in St James charged a man and a woman with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition yesterday in two separate incidents in the parish. Read More

Changes to tongue, hands or feet may flag virus — study

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 12:35 pm    

MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Changes to the tongue, the hands or the soles of the feet could give an early indication of COVID-19 infection, Spanish researchers found in a study presented Tuesday. Read More



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