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France raises its alert level to maximum after Nice attack

Thursday, October, 29 2020 7:44 am    

PARIS, France (AP) — France's prime minister says the country is going on emergency alert after the killings of three people at the Notre Dame Basilica in the southern city of Nice. Read More

UN, World Bank urge school openings amid pandemic

Thursday, October, 29 2020 6:44 am    

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — The UN and World Bank pleaded in a new report Wednesday for schools to remain open despite COVID-19 risks, highlighting the damage the pandemic has inflicted on children's education, especially in poor nations. Read More

PATH gets $40m boost from UNICEF

Thursday, October, 29 2020 6:31 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has received $40m from UNICEF Jamaica to help some of the country's most vulnerable households cope with the crippling impact of COVID-19. The ministry said the funding will cover cash transfer payments via the... Read More

'Moderate to strong' La Nina this year — UN

Thursday, October, 29 2020 6:20 am    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Global temperatures boosted by climate change will still be higher than usual despite the cooling effect of a "moderate to strong" La Nina weather phenomenon, the UN said Thursday. Read More

Zeta weakens to tropical storm battering storm-weary US coast

Thursday, October, 29 2020 6:06 am    

NEW ORLEANS, United States (AP) — A fast-moving Zeta weakened to a tropical storm as it barrelled northeast Thursday morning after ripping through Louisiana and Mississippi where storm-weary residents were advised to stay indoors overnight while officials assessed the havoc the storm had... Read More

Curfews, other measures extended

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 9:39 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the islandwide nightly curfew that the Government has implemented as one of the measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 will be extended until November 16.The curfew hours will remain at 9:00 pm to 5:00 am daily. Read More

First confirmed death from Zeta: Man electrocuted

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 9:09 pm    

NEW ORLEANS, USA (AP) — A Louisiana coroner is confirming the first known death from Hurricane Zeta, that of a 55-year-old man who was electrocuted by downed power lines. Read More

Phased resumption of face-to-face classes begin Nov 9

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 8:59 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Seventeen Jamaican schools will participate in the phased resumption of face-to-face classes beginning November 9. Read More

Guilty verdict for men involved in huge ammo seizure

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 8:36 pm    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica – A guilty verdict has been handed down in the trial of two men who were arrested five years ago in Manchester in connection with the seizure of over 2,000 rounds of ammunition. Read More

Mayor calls meeting to clarify issues regarding development approval process

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 7:17 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Following several concerns from residents regarding the construction of developments primarily in the Corporate Area, Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams called an urgent meeting with key members of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation's (KSAMC) Engineering... Read More

Regeneron announces more positive results for COVID-19 treatment

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 6:46 pm    

WASHINGTON, USA (AFP) - Regeneron, the US biotech firm that supplied synthetic antibodies to treat President Donald Trump's COVID-19, announced Wednesday it had more positive results to show from an ongoing clinical trial. Read More

'Try-Fan', 'Boom Eye' caught, another suspect sought in St James shooting

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 6:41 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica - The St James Police have arrested and charged a second man in relation to a shooting incident in Guilsbro district on April 22. Read More

Manchester man charged with murder

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 6:30 pm    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica – The Manchester Police have arrested and charged a man with murder, wounding with intent, shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.Charged is 30-year-old Derrick Batchelor of Land Settlement. Read More

More Jamaicans accessing training at HEART/NSTA Trust

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 6:24 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - More Jamaicans are accessing the HEART/NSTA Trust's training and certification services than at any other time in the agency's nearly 38-year history. Read More

'Baller among 3 charged in St Thomas businessman's murder

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 6:15 pm    

ST THOMAS, Jamaica – Detectives assigned to the St Thomas Division have charged three men with the October 13 murder of 32-year-old businessman Dexter Rhoden.Those charged are: Read More


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