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Forex: J$146.99 to one US dollar

Monday, January, 25 2021 6:58 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, January 25 ended trading at J$146.99 up by 23 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary. Read More

Guyana officially registers protest over seizure of boats by Venezuela

Monday, January, 25 2021 6:57 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hugh Todd on Monday issued a protest note firmly condemning the illegal detention of the captains and crews of two Guyanese registered fishing vessels, and calling for their immediate release. Read More

US 'well on' way to COVID herd immunity by summer — Biden

Monday, January, 25 2021 5:25 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Joe Biden on Monday said the United States should be closing in on COVID herd immunity by summer, with mass vaccinations becoming available in the spring. Read More

Venezuela says captured Guyanese fishing boats were intruding

Monday, January, 25 2021 4:55 pm    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela said Monday that two Guyanese fishing vessels captured by its navy last week were caught "red handed" fishing illegally in Venezuelan waters, a claim rejected by its smaller neighbour. Read More

Rich and poor vaccine divide worsening, warns WHO

Monday, January, 25 2021 4:47 pm    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The COVID-19 vaccine divide between rich and poor nations is worsening by the day, the World Health Organization warned Monday, insisting the failure to distribute doses fairly could cost the global economy trillions of dollars. Read More

Agriculture ministry to develop strategy to boost yam production

Monday, January, 25 2021 4:43 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries says it has established a National Yam Oversight Committee with responsibility for developing a national yam strategy. Read More

Parents shouldn't be denied right to legal recourse re COVID exposure in schools — PNP

Monday, January, 25 2021 4:26 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— People's National Party (PNP) spokesperson on education and training, Dr Angela Brown Burke has expressed shock at reports that some schools are asking parents to sign waivers of indemnity regarding COVID-19 exposure without the direction or knowledge of the Ministry of... Read More

Red Cross doubles front-line disaster relief funding

Monday, January, 25 2021 3:49 pm    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The Red Cross announced Monday it was more than doubling disaster relief money for front-line responders, in a change to how it reacts to climate-related humanitarian crises. Read More

TAJ adjusts business hours for Manchester offices

Monday, January, 25 2021 3:42 pm    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has advised that effective today, its business hours in Manchester have been adjusted in response to the revised nightly curfew that was imposed due to the spread of COVID-19. Read More

Olympics would be 'extremely difficult' for unvaccinated athletes — France

Monday, January, 25 2021 3:37 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Athletes who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 would face "extremely difficult" conditions at the Tokyo Games this summer, the president of the French National Olympic Committee (CNOSF) said on Monday. Read More

Plan of action needed to prevent repeat of attack on homeless — Golding

Monday, January, 25 2021 3:09 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —  Opposition Leader Mark Golding is calling for immediate action to be taken by the Government of Jamaica in response to this morning's attack on six homeless men in separate locations in the Corporate Area. Read More

480,000 killed by extreme weather this century — analysis

Monday, January, 25 2021 2:38 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Almost half a million people have died in natural disasters linked to extreme weather events in the last 20 years, according to a new assessment of the direct threat posed to humanity by climate change. Read More

Ken Allen was among the best newspaper men in the Caribbean — Grange

Monday, January, 25 2021 2:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has hailed veteran journalist Ken Allen as a "legendary" journalist.Allen died yesterday. He was 87 years old. Read More

PHOTOS: Viewing of Gurney Beckford's body

Monday, January, 25 2021 2:27 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Family, friends and well-wishers came out today to view the body of Gurney Beckford, who for decades was the face of Dunlop Corbin Communications (DCC) — one of Jamaica's top advertising agencies. Read More

PNP wants reasons for Bengal Development bond extension

Monday, January, 25 2021 2:27 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The People's National Party (PNP) has called on the Government to give reasons for the extension of the payment of the $40 million environmental performance bond by Bengal Development Limited/Jamaica World LLC. Read More


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