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5 new COVID-19 cases

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 8:27 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica recorded five new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 707. Read More

US sees record 52,000 new virus cases in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 8:16 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - The US notched more than 52,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours Wednesday, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed, a new one-day record as infections surge around the country. Read More

Trump says he looks like Lone Ranger in a mask and likes it

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 8:02 pm    

WASHINGTON, USA (AP) — After long resisting wearing a mask in public, President Donald Trump said Wednesday he thinks it makes him look like the Lone Ranger — and he likes it. Read More

TV reporter, cameraman shot to death in northern Honduras

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 7:55 pm    

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A television reporter and a cameraman were shot to death Wednesday in La Ceiba, a town on Honduras' northern Caribbean coast that has been wracked by gang violence in the past. Read More

14-year-old Akalia Fuller missing

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 7:44 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - An Ananda Alert has been activated for 14-year-old Akalia Fuller, a student of Golden Meadows, Stony Hill in St Andrew, who has been missing since June 13.She is of dark complexion, medium build and about 162 centimetres (5 feet 4 inches) tall. Read More

NIA welcomes Integrity Commission report on Petrojam

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 7:37 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — National Integrity Action (NIA) says it welcomes the tabling in Parliament of two special reports of investigation into Petrojam, as well as the Second Annual Report (2019/2020) of the Integrity Commission. Read More

5-y-o dies after being hit by car

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 6:56 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Five-year-old Shanika McDonald of a Flanker address in St James died this afternoon after she was hit by a motor vehicle on a section of Claude Clarke Avenue in the parish.Three other family members also sustained injuries in the accident. Read More

Venezuela parliamentary elections set for December 6

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 6:40 pm    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) - Venezuela's National Electoral Council on Wednesday called parliamentary elections for December 6, with the opposition already vowing to boycott. Read More

Gov't looking to make ZOSO Act more robust

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 6:29 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is seeking to amend The Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act to make it more robust, applicable and accountable. Read More

Yvette Clarke wins NY House primary

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 6:01 pm    

NEW YORK, USA - Congressional Representative Yvette Clarke, D-NY, defeated four challengers in New York's 9th Congressional District to be the Democrat's choice to run for the House of Representatives in the general election on November 3, 2020. Read More

Camperdown used PCJ funds for light, water bills

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 5:11 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Principal of Camperdown High School, Valentine Bailey says the bulk of the $6-million of Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) funds it was awarded by Member of Parliament Kingston Eastern and Port Royal Phillip Paulwell was used to finance the school's operating... Read More

PNP calls for extradition of those named in Petrojam report

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 4:55 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) is calling for expeditious and persistent pursuit of those the Integrity Commission in its report on PetroJam referred to prosecutorial agencies. Read More

Mexico celebrates start of new trade accord with US, Canada

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 4:52 pm    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) — Mexico today celebrated the implementation of a new free trade agreement with Canada and the United States that it hopes will lead to more investment in its struggling economy. Read More

Gas prices down $2.36, diesel down $1.84

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 4:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see a decrease at the pumps in the prices of gasoline and diesel, effective Thursday, July 2, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from Petrojam. Read More

Wheatley refutes claims by Integrity Commission

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 4:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Member of Parliament for St Catherine South Central Andrew Wheatley, says while he has not yet read the report, its claims of wrongdoing, dishonesty, and nepotism in his dealings with Petrojam in his former capacity as Minister of Science, Energy and Technology are... Read More


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