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'Laden' charged with illegal possession of firearm, ammo

Thursday, October, 29 2020 12:51 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Dancehall entertainer 'Laden,' was among three men arrested and charged by the St Elizabeth police yesterday. Read More

FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US health care system

Thursday, October, 29 2020 12:46 pm    

BOSTON (AP) — Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the US health care system designed to lock up hospital information systems, which could hurt patient care just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are... Read More

Jamaica's Dr David Walcott appointed to World Economic Forum's Global Future Council

Thursday, October, 29 2020 12:33 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Jamaican businessman Dr David Walcott has been appointed to the Global Future Council (GFC) of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Read More

Oil prices slide in lockdown-driven rout

Thursday, October, 29 2020 12:22 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP)— Oil prices dived Thursday on demand fears as more nations go into lockdown to staunch the spread of the coronavirus, while stock prices attempted a modest rebound. Read More

World Bank predicts 14 per cent decline in global remittances

Thursday, October, 29 2020 12:12 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The World Bank says projections are that global remittances will decline 14 per cent by 2021 compared to the pre-COVID-19 levels in 2019.This is according to the latest estimates published in the World Bank's Migration and Development Brief.    Read More

Mexico passes 90,000 virus deaths, Argentina records 30,000

Thursday, October, 29 2020 11:54 am    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP)— Two Latin American countries hard hit by coronavirus each recorded another bleak moment in the pandemic on Wednesday with Mexico exceeding 90,000 deaths from its outbreak and Argentina surpassing a toll of 30,000. Read More

Johnson-Smith says US Ambassador has promised no repeat of 'inappropriate' remarks

Thursday, October, 29 2020 11:40 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson-Smith, says United States Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia has assured that there will be no recurrence of the "inappropriate" remarks he made on Twitter in response to criticisms of his comments regarding... Read More

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

Thursday, October, 29 2020 11:24 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 44.5 million, with over 1.1 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 29 million having recovered from the virus. Read More

Nature loss means deadlier future pandemics, UN warns

Thursday, October, 29 2020 11:03 am    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Future pandemics will happen more often, kill more people and wreak even worse damage to the global economy than Covid-19 without a fundamental shift in how humans treat nature, the United Nations' biodiversity panel said Thursday. Read More

COVID deaths surpass 200 as Ja records 76 new cases

Thursday, October, 29 2020 10:55 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — COVID-19 fatalities in Jamaica surpassed 200 today after four additional deaths were reported by the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Read More

Tropical wave approaching Jamaica expected to strengthen

Thursday, October, 29 2020 10:34 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service of Jamaica says it is monitoring a tropical wave currently stationed in the Lesser Antilles.The system is expected to move across the island on Friday evening and could further develop over the weekend. Read More

Judiciary seeks to expand public reach

Thursday, October, 29 2020 9:46 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Judiciary of Jamaica has launched a media protocol aimed at facilitating greater communication between the judicial arm of Government and the press, as well as social media accounts to expand its public reach. Read More

Feds gave new US citizens erroneous voting information — report

Thursday, October, 29 2020 9:29 am    

BOSTON, United States (AP) — Federal immigration officials incorrectly told more than 400 new US citizens in Massachusetts that they couldn't vote in this year's general election because the state's registration deadline had passed before they took their citizenship oaths, according to a... Read More

Moderna already has US$1.1b in deposits for COVID-19 vaccine

Thursday, October, 29 2020 8:40 am    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP)— Moderna said Thursday it took in US$1.1 billion in deposits in the third quarter for a coronavirus vaccine that it is "actively preparing" to launch. Read More

C'bean countries approve proposal to fuel transformation amid COVID-19

Thursday, October, 29 2020 8:16 am    

SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) — The United Nations' Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) said on Wednesday that regional countries have approved its proposal for forging a new, post-COVID-19 future through a “transformative development recovery”, with greater... Read More


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