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England to wear 'Black Lives Matter' logo for West Indies series

Thursday, July, 2 2020 10:15 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — England will join the West Indies in wearing "Black Lives Matter" logos on their shirts during their three-match Test series, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Thursday. Read More

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell arrested in Epstein case

Thursday, July, 2 2020 9:27 am    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of late financier Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested in the United States on Thursday by FBI officers investigating his sex crimes, multiple US media outlets reported. Read More

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

Thursday, July, 2 2020 9:18 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 10.7 million, while 516,369 people across 196 countries and territories have died, and over 5.4 million people have recovered from the virus. Many countries have eased restrictions, but in... Read More

Hanover SDC hosts bus tour and farmer's market

Thursday, July, 2 2020 8:47 am    

LUCEA, Hanover — The Social Development Commission will be hosting a bus tour and farmers' market in Hanover today as a means of assisting people affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More

England-West Indies Test dedicated to Strauss charity

Thursday, July, 2 2020 8:25 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The third Test between England and the West Indies will be dedicated to the work of the Ruth Strauss Foundation, which raises money for families facing the death of a parent from cancer. Read More

Industrial action hits NHT as managers, supervisors stay off the job

Thursday, July, 2 2020 8:10 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Managerial and supervisory staff at the National Housing Trust (NHT) have taken industrial action to protest what they say are irregularities in the hiring and promotion of some individuals to fill key positions at the State entity. Read More

Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 123 people

Thursday, July, 2 2020 7:52 am    

HPAKANT, Myanmar (AP) — At least 123 people were killed Thursday in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, the worst in a series of deadly accidents at such sites in recent years. Read More

Dominica prepared to leave borders closed until December — PM

Thursday, July, 2 2020 7:42 am    

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — The Dominica government says it is prepared to close the island until December even as it announced plans to re-open its borders to international travel in August. Read More

WIPA, ICC hail cricket legend Sir Everton

Thursday, July, 2 2020 7:30 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The West Indies Players' Association (WIPA) and the International Cricket Council (ICC) have paid tribute to former Barbados and West Indies batsman, Sir Everton Weekes. Read More

Grim UN report underscores need to safely reopen tourism sector — Bartlett

Thursday, July, 2 2020 7:15 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett says that a report published yesterday by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development outlining the projected fallout for the global economy and in particular countries like Jamaica, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic... Read More

Health experts slam US deal for large supply of virus drug

Thursday, July, 2 2020 6:36 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — Public health experts on Wednesday criticised the US for securing a large supply of the only drug licensed so far to treat COVID-19. Read More

Ban gives tobacco illegal drug status in South Africa

Thursday, July, 2 2020 6:29 am    

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The message was dropped into a WhatsApp group used by suburban moms in South Africa. Amid the grumblings over homeschooling during lockdown, one mom went off topic: "Does anyone know where to get illegal cigarettes? I just need a few. I'm... Read More

PAHO launches new site for donations to its COVID-19 Response Fund

Thursday, July, 2 2020 6:21 am    

WASHINGTON, United States — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is seeking to mobilise new resources for its work on the COVID-19 pandemic in the Americas with a new online portal where donations can be made directly to the PAHO COVID-19 Response Fund. Read More

UK recognises Guaido as Venezuela's president, denies Maduro access to gold reserves

Thursday, July, 2 2020 5:52 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — A judge in London said Thursday the British government had "unequivocally recognised" opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's president, in a battle over gold bullion held at the Bank of England.  Read More

Appeals court lifts restraint against Trump book publisher

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 9:56 pm    

NEW YORK, USA (AP) — A New York appeals court cleared the way Wednesday for a publisher to distribute a tell-all book by President Donald Trump's niece over the objections of the president's brother. Read More


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