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Rockets hit near US embassy in Iraq capital: security sources

Sunday, January, 26 2020 12:39 pm    

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AFP) — A volley of rockets landed near the US embassy in the Iraqi capital Baghdad Sunday, two security sources told AFP, in the latest unclaimed attack on American installations in the country. Read More

Work on to fully reopen section of West End, Negril roadway

Sunday, January, 26 2020 12:01 pm    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says work is now underway to reinstate the section of the West End Road in Negril, Westmoreland that was reduced to single lane due to inclement weather associated with the cold front that impacted the island last week.  Read More

Deportee, attempted murder convict said involved in cop's injury by taxi

Sunday, January, 26 2020 11:25 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police say the man wanted in connection with an incident where a cop was mowed down by a taxi in Kingston last week was a deportee from the United States who was convicted for attempted murder.  Read More

Haiti-bound murder suspect caught by cops

Sunday, January, 26 2020 11:13 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The suspect held in connection with the murder of eight-year-old Galen Buchanan was trying to flee the island by boat to Haiti when he was arrested by detectives in Trelawny yesterday. Read More

East Kingston Police Division saw 49% increase in murder rate —PM

Sunday, January, 26 2020 11:07 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the decision was made to implement a state of public emergency in the East Kingston Police Division after a 49 per cent increase in the murder rate. Read More

SOE declared for East Kingston Police Division

Sunday, January, 26 2020 10:41 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced a state of public emergency in the East Kingston Police Division.Holness made the announcement at a press briefing just now at Jamaica House. Read More

Two arrested following firearm seizure

Sunday, January, 26 2020 10:08 am    

HANOVER, Jamaica — Two people were arrested following the seizure of a Glock pistol fitted with a magazine containing eight 9mm rounds of ammunition in Jump Town district, Hopewell in Hanover yesterday. Read More

Police seeking driver of vehicle involved in fatal crash

Sunday, January, 26 2020 9:50 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Barnett Street police are appealing to the driver of a Toyota Mark X motor car that was involved in a fatal crash on Barnett Street, Montego Bay, yesterday to turn himself in immediately. Read More

Proposed Hong Kong virus quarantine building firebombed: police

Sunday, January, 26 2020 9:06 am    

HONG KONG, China (AFP) — Protesters threw petrol bombs Sunday night at an empty public housing complex in Hong Kong that had been earmarked to become a temporary quarantine zone, police said, as the city battles an outbreak of the SARS-like Novel Coronavirus. Read More

Weekly Round-up: Port Royal welcomes cruise ship… Four men killed in Trelawny crash... Call for swimming to be part of Champs

Saturday, January, 25 2020 7:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Port Royal welcomed its first cruise ship ever on Monday, when the Marella Discovery 2 docked in the historic city. Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett reported that some 2,000 passengers were on board. Read More

Boeing's new 777X airliner takes off on first flight

Saturday, January, 25 2020 4:27 pm    

EVERETT, United States (AFP) — Boeing's new long-haul 777X airliner made its first flight on Saturday, a step forward for the company whose broader prospects remain clouded by the 737 MAX crisis. Read More

Fight against mosquitoes will continue after 3-day clean up, says Grange

Saturday, January, 25 2020 3:32 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has hailed volunteers across the island who are participating in the three-day national dengue clean up activity. Read More

Suspect in murder of 8-y-o Kingston boy held in Trelawny

Saturday, January, 25 2020 2:56 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The suspect wanted in relation to the killing of eight-year-old Galen Buchanan was held in Trelawny, this morning, the police have confirmed. Read More

MoBay crash kills one, injures four

Saturday, January, 25 2020 2:30 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — A motor vehicle crash this morning in Montego Bay, St James, along Barnett Street resulted in the death of one and the injury of four, the Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of Transport and Mining is reporting. Read More

No crime, Trump lawyers argue: Dems want to nullify election

Saturday, January, 25 2020 2:13 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyers plunged into their impeachment trial defence Saturday by accusing Democrats of striving to overturn the 2016 election, arguing that investigations of Trump's dealings with Ukraine have not been a fact-finding mission but a... Read More


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