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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

Antigua and Barbuda re-examines conditions for entry

Thursday, July, 2 2020 1:45 pm    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The Antigua and Barbuda Government says it has re-examined the conditions under which visitors and nationals returning home can enter the island because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More

Supt Clunis' passing a great shock to us all — Anderson

Thursday, July, 2 2020 1:23 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson says the passing of Superintendent Leon Clunis has been a great shock as the force has “regrettably lost an extraordinary police officer, colleague and friend”. Read More

Florida again breaks daily virus case record at more than 10,000

Thursday, July, 2 2020 1:03 pm    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Florida today reported a record of more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases, as it struggles to rein in the virus's spread, blamed in part on young people congregating in the US state. Read More

US unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns are underway

Thursday, July, 2 2020 12:45 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — US unemployment fell to 11.1 per cent in June as the economy added a solid 4.8 million jobs, the government reported Thursday. But the job-market recovery may already be faltering because of a new round of closings and layoffs triggered by a resurgence of... Read More

PSOJ calls for greater accountability following PETROJAM report

Thursday, July, 2 2020 12:31 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) says it expects a speedy review by the parliamentary oversight committees of the “long anticipated” reports on the PETROJAM investigations. Read More

St Andrew High School Foundation rallies COVID care support

Thursday, July, 2 2020 12:22 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The St Andrew High School Foundation announced today that it has raised $2.7 million for the school from among alumnae and friends in Jamaica and overseas responding to its COVID care fundraising appeal. Read More

London statue of Haile Selassie destroyed

Thursday, July, 2 2020 11:42 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — British broadcaster BBC is reporting that a bust of former Ethiopian leader Haile Selassie was destroyed in a park in Wimbledon, south-west London Tuesday evening.They say police are investigating the incident, which took place in Cannizaro Park. Read More

Alleged drug syndicate busted in St James

Thursday, July, 2 2020 11:23 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Seven men suspected to be significant players in the illegal drug trade were arrested in a major security operation led by the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Division (C-TOC) in St James yesterday.                  Read More

Haiti's COVID cases pass 6,000

Thursday, July, 2 2020 11:08 am    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haiti became the first Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to pass the 6,000 mark, recording 65 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours. Read More

Education ministry only facilitating transfers for PEP students placed far from home

Thursday, July, 2 2020 10:56 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Parents and guardians of students recently placed in high schools based on their Primary Exit Profile (PEP) scores are being advised that the Ministry of Education Youth and Information (MoEYI) will only facilitate transfers for students placed at schools considered far... Read More

Utility companies pay out $87m to customers in Jan-March quarter — OUR

Thursday, July, 2 2020 10:43 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is reporting that utility companies paid out approximately $87 million for service breaches to customers during the January 2020 to March quarter. Read More


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