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Reggae Boyz get four new faces ahead of Saudi friendlies

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 1:45 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Four new players have been added to the Reggae Boyz line-up as the team gets ready to face off against Saudi Arabia in two international friendly matches. Read More

Off-duty cop foils Roehampton robbery

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 1:33 pm    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — One man was killed and another is on the run following an incident with an off-duty police officer on Roehampton Close, Kingston 19 yesterday. Read More

Turkish leaders condemn Charlie Hebdo cartoon of Erdogan

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 1:10 pm    

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials on Wednesday railed against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo over its cover-page cartoon mocking Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and accused the publication of sowing "the seeds of hatred and animosity". Read More

Trinidad records its youngest COVID death

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 12:44 pm    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago health authorities today confirmed that the country had recorded its youngest person to die from the coronavirus to date - a woman who was under 25 and had  prevailing medical conditions. Read More

US to buy initial antibody doses from Eli Lilly

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 12:36 pm    

WASHINGTON (AP) — The US government has agreed to buy initial doses of an experimental COVID-19 antibody drug from Eli Lilly that patients could receive if federal regulators allow it on an emergency basis. Read More

Heightened unrest in Philadelphia after Black man's killing

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 12:16 pm    

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A tense Philadelphia braced for more demonstrations Wednesday over the police killing of a Black man following two nights of protests that set off clashes with police and break-ins of stores on the other side of the city. Read More

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

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 11:53 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 44 million, with over 1.1 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 29.6 million having recovered from the virus. Many countries had eased restrictions on movement and... Read More

Jamaica records 64 new COVID cases, two new deaths

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 11:32 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Jamaica recorded 64 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 8,851.The country's death toll also rose to 198 following two additional virus-related incidents. Read More

Suriname records second death in as many days from COVID

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 11:13 am    

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (CMC) — Suriname recorded two deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) in two days, as other Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries also reported deaths and increased positive cases from the virus over the past 24 hours. Read More

Senator Allen calls for details of announced tourism investment

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 10:44 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The People's National Party (PNP) spokesperson on tourism, Senator Janice Allen says portfolio minister Edmund Bartlett should provide details on the recently announced investments in the tourism sector. Read More

UPDATE: McKenzie saddened by passing of golden ager, hopes for recovery for over 100 more residents, staff

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 10:23 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Desmond McKenzie has expressed regret at the passing of a resident of The Golden Age Home in Vineyard Town due to COVID-19. Read More

NWU endorses Mark Golding

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 10:10 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The National Workers Union (NWU) has declared support for Mark Golding who is seeking to replace Dr Peter Phillips as president of the People's National Party (PNP). Read More

COVID-positive resident of Golden Age Home dies

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 9:52 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A resident at the Vineyard Town Golden Age Home who had tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away.Mayor of Kingston, Senator Delroy Williams made the announcement on his social media a short while ago. Read More

Europe faces tougher virus curbs as global cases hit daily record

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 9:36 am    

PARIS, France (AFP)— People in France and Germany were bracing Wednesday for tough new curbs on their daily lives as Europe struggled to contain an alarming surge in coronavirus cases. Read More

Three escape injury after truck overturns on Spur Tree Hill

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 9:18 am    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Three people narrowly escaped serious injury when a truck overturned on the Spur Tree Hill main road this morning. Read More


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