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Barbados becomes first member state to fly official CARICOM flag

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 3:13 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Barbados' Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (Caricom) David Comissiong today announced that the official flag of the regional body will be flown at all embassies, high commissions and diplomatic offices of member states as of Wednesday. Read More

Cabinet approves Jamaica's updated greenhouse gas emissions targets

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 3:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) has received approval from the Cabinet and has been uploaded to the NDC Registry of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Read More

England overtakes Jamaica in latest INF rankings

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 2:43 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The International Netball Federation (INF) today released the latest INF World Rankings which reflect the most current form of international teams. The latest rankings see Australia retain their position as the top team in the world, with New Zealand in second place. ... Read More

West Indies batting legend Sir Everton Weekes has died

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 2:22 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — West Indies batting legend Sir Everton Weekes has died.He was 95. He had reportedly been ailing for the last few months.Weekes was part of the famous 3Ws, which included Frank Worrell and Clyde Walcott. Read More

Armed assailants rob Appleton Estate

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 2:02 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — J Wray and Nephew Limited has confirmed a robbery at its Appleton Estate operations in St Elizabeth this morning. Read More

OUR under fire

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 1:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is now under fire from the public after a post shared to the regulatory body's Twitter this morning. Read More

Two escape injury in Santa Cruz crash

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 1:37 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two people escaped serious injury when the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a truck along the Santa Cruz main road in St Elizabeth this morning Read More

Fox News' Ed Henry fired after sexual misconduct allegation

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 1:24 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Fox News today fired daytime news anchor Ed Henry after an investigation of sexual misconduct in the workplace. Read More

Police release composite sketch of man wanted in Trelawny

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 1:03 pm    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — The police have released a composite sketch of the suspect in the June 19 murder of 36-year-old Tamara Geddes who was shot and killed in Reserve district, Trelawny. Read More

JOA prep makes Tokyo shift 'easier to handle'

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 12:43 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The shift in the Tokyo Olympics fixture has been devastating news for some, but the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) says its advanced preparation makes the pill easier to swallow. Read More

Citing racial bias, San Francisco will end mug shots release

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 12:34 pm    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AP) — San Francisco police will stop releasing the mug shots of people who have been arrested unless they pose a threat to the public, as part of an effort to stop perpetuating racial stereotypes, the city's police chief announced todday. Read More

'Petrojam report inaccurate and misleading' — Mayor Richard Creary

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 12:10 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Mayor of Port Maria and former board member of Petrojam, Richard Creary, is refuting claims aired in the media from the Integrity Commission Report on Petrojam. Read More

New Brazil minister resigns amid scrutiny of his credentials

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 11:43 am    

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's latest education minister reportedly offered his resignation Tuesday just days after his appointment, creating a new headache for the embattled leader as he struggles to start a new chapter at the ministry and shore up... Read More

ARC hails 22 of its machine operators

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 11:31 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — ARC Manufacturing Limited recognised 22 of the company's technical employees who were certified as machine operators under the HEART Trust National Service Training Agency (HEART TRUST NSTA) Workforce Certification Programme, after completing over 126 hours of training... Read More

Hong Kong police make first arrests under new security law

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 11:03 am    

HONG KONG, China (AP) — Hong Kong police made the first arrests Wednesday under a new national security law imposed by China's central government, as thousands of people defied tear gas and pepper pellets to protest against the contentious move on the anniversary of the former British... Read More


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