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Shopkeeper killed in Manchester

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 12:14 pm    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Police here are probing this morning's shooting death of a 55-year-old shopkeeper in Hatfield on the outskirts of Mandeville.Relatives identified the deceased as Everton Ranglin otherwise called 'Ginger', a resident of Hatfield. Read More

Jamaica Red Cross to train 1,500 volunteers for mental health response

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 11:49 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Red Cross (JRC) has partnered with the Ministry of Health and Wellness to train some 1500 volunteers in Psychological First Aid (PFA) to respond to the growing need for mental health support services amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

UK passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak still rages

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 11:38 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — More than 100,000 people have died in the United Kingdom after contracting the coronavirus, a year into Europe's deadliest outbreak, figures from the government showed Tuesday. Read More

Agriculture ministry targets increased strawberry production

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 11:14 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Farmers in South Trelawny are being encouraged to intercrop yam with the cultivation of strawberries, one of 12 crops being promoted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries under its Production Incentive Programme (PIP). Read More

Over 80% of island's streetlights now smart LEDs — JPS

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 10:48 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) says over 80 per cent of the islands' streetlights are now smart LEDs, with all island coverage expected by December this year.  Read More

Traffic signals down at Mandela Highway/ north-south toll entrance

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 10:38 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists that the traffic signals, located at the intersection of the Mandela Highway and entrance of the north-south leg of Highway 2000 is currently out of service. Read More

NWC pays out $685,000 for standard breaches

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 10:24 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission has paid out $685,000 to its customers for breaches of the Guaranteed Standards during the April – June 2020, and July – September 2020 quarters, according to the Office of Utilities Regulation's (OUR) latest Quarterly... Read More

$75.2m still unpaid for JPS standard breaches — OUR

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 10:18 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Customers of the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) who are owed a combined $75.2 million in payments for 34,535 breaches of the Guaranteed Standards during the April– June 2020, and July– September 2020 quarters, have not yet been... Read More

Moderna COVID-19 jabs can be up to six weeks apart — WHO

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 9:58 am    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — World Health Organization experts on Tuesday cautiously backed delaying second injections of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine in some situations, as they did for the Pfizer-BioNTech jabs. Read More

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

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 9:52 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — More than 99.6 million coronavirus infections have been confirmed worldwide, with over 2.1 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 60.4 million having recovered from the virus. Read More

Jamaica records 141 new COVID cases, one death

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 9:50 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica has recorded 141 new cases of COVID-19 and one new virus-related death in the last 24 hours. Read More

Attack on the homeless 'a new low' — PNP councillors

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 9:09 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party (PNP) councillors in the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Council have condemned the “spate of violence and savagery that has befallen the homeless community” within the Corporate Area. Read More

Global ice sheets melting at 'worst-case' rates — UK scientists

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 8:47 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The rate at which ice is disappearing across the world matches "worst-case climate warming scenarios", UK scientists have warned in new research. Read More

MoBay mayor charges JSIF recipients to help strengthen their communities

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 8:22 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Leeroy Williams, recently charged beneficiaries under the Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP II) being spearheaded by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), to hold up their end of the social responsibility bargain by... Read More

Athletes will be vaccinated, Games to go ahead says Farah

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 8:17 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Mo Farah said on Tuesday he will get the chance for a fifth Olympic gold medal later this year despite the coronavirus pandemic as the Tokyo Games will go ahead and athletes have been told they will be vaccinated. Read More


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