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Hanover man pulls gun, points it at woman during argument

Monday, January, 25 2021 2:18 pm    

HAVOVER, Jamaica — The police have charged a 31-year-old Hanover resident who reportedly pulled a gun during an argument with a woman late last year. Read More

Biden to reinstate COVID-19 travel rules, add South Africa

Monday, January, 25 2021 2:07 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — President Joe Biden will sign executive action reinstating COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-US travellers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders, the White House announced... Read More

More cancellations for Carnival amid jumbled vaccine rollout

Monday, January, 25 2021 1:43 pm    

MIAMI, Florida (AP) — Carnival Cruise Line is cancelling and delaying more US trips with new cases of COVID-19 averaging about 170,000 per day in the country amid a jumbled rollout of vaccines. Read More

Man charged with shop breaking, larceny in Hanover

Monday, January, 25 2021 1:23 pm    

HANOVER, Jamaica — The police have charged 48-year-old Dean Prescadd in connection with the theft of items from a shop in Lucea, Hanover on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Read More

DCS confirms 21 cases of COVID-19 at Tower Street facility

Monday, January, 25 2021 1:06 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is reporting that 21 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in Kingston. Read More

Suriname president contracts COVID-19, ministers undergo testing

Monday, January, 25 2021 12:59 pm    

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (CMC)— President Chandrikapersad Santokhi has tested positive for COVID-19 while several members of his Cabinet who were in contact with him in recent days are being tested for the highly contagious virus, the government's information service CDS has... Read More

Homeless people urged to use shelters after 5 killed

Monday, January, 25 2021 12:47 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Desmond McKenzie has condemned this morning's attacks on six homeless men in the Corporate Area that left five of them dead. Read More

Biden overturns Trump ban on transgender US troops

Monday, January, 25 2021 12:30 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Joe Biden on Monday overturned Donald Trump's ban on transgender personnel serving in the military, saying "all Americans" qualified to serve should be able to do so. Read More

Moderna says COVID vaccine effective against UK, S Africa variants

Monday, January, 25 2021 11:38 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP)— US biotechnology firm Moderna on Monday said lab studies showed its COVID-19 vaccine remains effective against variants of the coronavirus first identified in the United Kingdom and South Africa. Read More

Google offers facilities for US vaccination sites

Monday, January, 25 2021 11:35 am    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Google said Monday it would make its facilities available for COVID-19 vaccination sites as part of a new initiative to help speed the rollout of inoculations in the United States. Read More

UK COVID variant confirmed in St Lucia

Monday, January, 25 2021 11:20 am    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — The Ministry of Health and Wellness on Sunday reported that it had received confirmation from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) of five cases of the United Kingdom strain of COVID-19 in the island. Read More

Man charged following shootout with police

Monday, January, 25 2021 10:57 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have arrested and charged a Kingston man, who reportedly shot at lawmen on Spanish Town Road on Tuesday, January 12. Read More

Voting machine maker sues Trump lawyer Giuliani for defamation

Monday, January, 25 2021 10:46 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP)— A voting machine manufacturer sued Rudy Giuliani, the lawyer for former US president Donald Trump, on Monday after he claimed the company had cost Trump last November's election. Read More

Barbados records 10th COVID-19 death

Monday, January, 25 2021 10:30 am    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC)— Barbados has recorded its 10th COVID-19 fatality since the first case of the highly contagious virus was diagnosed here in March 2020. Read More

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

Monday, January, 25 2021 10:15 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — More than 99.1 million coronavirus infections have been confirmed worldwide, with over 2.1 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 60.1 million having recovered from the virus. Read More



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