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8 new COVID-19 cases

Thursday, July, 2 2020 6:33 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Ministry of Health and Wellness says eight new samples have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 715. Read More

OUR says controversial post should enhance public awareness

Thursday, July, 2 2020 6:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) says it has taken note of reactions to one of its now viral anti-theft social media posts. Read More

JFJ gets more than 2,700 signatures on letter to Joint Select Committee

Thursday, July, 2 2020 5:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Human rights lobby group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) says its open letter to the Joint Select Committee of Parliament reviewing the Sexual Harassment Bill gained more than 2,700 signatures. Read More

St James man charged with murder faces court

Thursday, July, 2 2020 5:34 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica— A 36-year-old St James man is set to face the court tomorrow to answer to charges following the death of 20-year-old Kenneth Williams in Font Hill district, St Elizabeth in 2018. Read More

Jamaica's trade agenda needs to be more ambitious, says Hylton

Thursday, July, 2 2020 5:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— People's National Party spokesman on industry, competitiveness and global logistics, Anthony Hylton says the country's trade agenda needs to be more ambitious than the current “defensive posture” of Caricom on external trade. Read More

Blue and John Crow Mountains World Heritage Site turns 5

Thursday, July, 2 2020 4:24 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica—Tomorrow, Friday, July 3 will mark five years since Jamaica's Blue and John Crow Mountains were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.The Jamaica Conservation Development Trust (JCDT) will host a ceremony at Holywell to commemorate the event. Read More

Johnson urges Brits to act responsibly when pubs open

Thursday, July, 2 2020 4:13 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP)— British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged people to "act responsibly" when pubs in England reopen on Saturday after more than three months of coronavirus lockdown -- and revealed he himself plans a visit. Read More

Forex: J$140.62 to one US dollar

Thursday, July, 2 2020 3:40 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, July 2 ended trading at J$140.62 up by $1.12 according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary. Read More

Crime plan only one element of security strategy, says Chang

Thursday, July, 2 2020 3:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Minister of national security, Dr Horace Chang says a crime plan is only one element of a “greater strategy to achieving sustainable peace and security.” Read More

Chuck says he will push for tougher penalties for sexual offences

Thursday, July, 2 2020 3:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Justice minister Delroy Chuck has indicated that he will be pushing for harsher penalties for sexual offences, following comments he made last week at a joint select parliamentary committee, which drew public outrage and subsequent apologies from him. Read More

Former Panama presidents face corruption charges

Thursday, July, 2 2020 2:40 pm    

PANAMA CITY, Panama (AFP) — Panama's last two presidents, Ricardo Martinelli and Juan Carlos Varela, faced questions from prosecutors Thursday, each on charges of corruption and money laundering. Read More

Over 80 killed in Ethiopia unrest after singer shot dead

Thursday, July, 2 2020 2:37 pm    

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP)  — More than 80 people have been killed in unrest in Ethiopia after a popular singer was shot dead this week, the state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation says. Hachalu Hundessa was buried Thursday amid tight security. Read More

US prosecutors would 'welcome' Prince Andrew testimony after Maxwell arrest

Thursday, July, 2 2020 2:23 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The US prosecutor investigating Jeffrey Epstein's sex crimes said she would welcome the testimony of Britain's Prince Andrew following the arrest of socialite Ghislaine Maxwell in the case Thursday. Read More

US virus cases smash daily record as global infections soar

Thursday, July, 2 2020 2:19 pm    

LOS ANGELES, United States  (AFP)— New daily coronavirus cases in the United States soared past 50,000 for the first time Wednesday, as the World Health Organization delivered a grave warning that the global pandemic is accelerating. Read More

Shannon Gabriel added to West Indies Test squad

Thursday, July, 2 2020 1:46 pm    

MANCHESTER, England — Shannon Gabriel has been added to the West Indies Test squad for the ongoing Sandals Tour of England 2020. Read More



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