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Global economy on stronger footing, but uncertainty high — IMF

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 8:14 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Optimism that new vaccines will bring the pandemic under control and allow economic activity to resume, coupled with stimulus in major economies, has boosted the growth forecast this year to 5.5 per cent, the IMF said Tuesday. Read More

Air pollution linked to irreversible sight loss — study

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 7:49 am    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Air pollution is likely to increase the risk of irreversible sight loss, according to the results of a long-term study published Tuesday. Read More

Three men arrested after cops find gun in car

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 7:32 am    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — Three men were arrested after police officers reportedly found a firearm and ammunition during a motor vehicle search at a checkpoint in St Elizabeth on Sunday. Read More

Jamaica gets $500m Tropical Cyclone Zeta/Eta pay-out from CCRIF policy

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 7:18 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr Nigel Clarke announced yesterday that the Government received a payment of $500 million in December last year in respect of the 2020/21 Excess Rainfall policy, held with the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility... Read More

7-y-o Shavaughn Ebanks missing from St Catherine home

Tuesday, January, 26 2021 7:15 am    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A High Alert has been activated for seven-year-old Shavaughn Ebanks otherwise called 'Titi man' of Reid's Mountain, Spanish Town in St Catherine who has been missing since Monday, January 25. Read More

Grange calls for urgent reparations for slavery, colonialism

Monday, January, 25 2021 6:51 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Olivia Grange, is calling for the urgent implementation of reparations for Africans and people of African descent impacted by racial injustice. Read More

UPDATE: Major probe underway into attack on homeless men — police

Monday, January, 25 2021 3:19 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police say a major investigation has been launched across several divisions into the attack on six homeless men, which left four of them dead and two others nursing chop wounds at hospital, between late Sunday night and early Monday morning. Read More

Curfew, other COVID-19 measures tightened for Manchester

Monday, January, 25 2021 2:48 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has announced enhanced coronavirus (COVID-19) measures for the parish of Manchester for two weeks from January 25 to February 8. Read More

Citizens urged to be extra vigilant online

Monday, January, 25 2021 9:38 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — With the increase in online activity due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Jamaica Cyber Incident Response Team (Ja-CIRT) is urging persons to be extra vigilant in order to guard against cyberthreat. Read More

No endorsement of schools' indemnity letters – education ministry

Monday, January, 25 2021 9:06 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information says it has taken note of a report in the media over the weekend that some school administrators were asking parents and guardians to sign waivers indemnifying the institutions in the event their child or ward contracts... Read More

Trinidad calls for peaceful resolution after Venezuela detains Guyana fishing crews

Monday, January, 25 2021 8:58 pm    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Minister of Foreign and Caribbean Community (Caricom) Affairs Senator Dr Amery Browne on Monday called for a peaceful solution to the latest dispute between Guyana and Venezuela over the detention of two Guyanese fishing boats and crew. Read More

US detects first case of Brazil coronavirus variant

Monday, January, 25 2021 8:48 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The first case of a coronavirus variant that recently emerged in Brazil has been confirmed in the United States, health authorities in the state of Minnesota said Monday. Read More

UK to offer genomics resources for global COVID fight

Monday, January, 25 2021 8:04 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain will offer its genomics expertise to countries lacking resources to identify new variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, the government was set to announce Tuesday. Read More

Florida offers to host Olympics if Tokyo backs out — state official

Monday, January, 25 2021 7:08 pm    

MIAMI, United States   (AFP) — Florida's chief financial officer on Monday told the International Olympic Committee that the state would be happy to host the Olympics Games amid speculation that current hosts Japan may back out. Read More

Trump agreements seek to tie Biden's hands on immigration

Monday, January, 25 2021 7:01 pm    

SAN DIEGO, California (AP) — During the Trump administration's final weeks, the Department of Homeland Security quietly signed agreements with at least four states that threaten to temporarily derail President Joe Biden's efforts to undo his predecessor's immigration policies. Read More



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