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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

Latin America, Caribbean may see virus deaths quadruple — experts

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 10:45 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The Pan American Health Organization warned yesterday the coronavirus death toll in Latin America and the Caribbean could top 400,000 by October without stricter public health measures. Read More

Jamaican teachers being recruited to tutor US students online

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 10:27 am    

WASHINGTON, United States — Jamaican teachers are being hired to tutor students in the United States over the Internet. Read More

Tourism faces minimum $1.2-trillion hit from virus — UN

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 10:14 am    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The coronavirus crisis could cost global tourism and related sectors from US$1.2 to US$3.3 trillion in lost revenue, the United Nations said today. Read More

PM announces ZOSO in Greenwich Town, St Andrew

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 9:53 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — As was reported by OBSERVER ONLINE this morning, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared another zone of special operation (ZOSO).This time it is the St Andrew South West community of Greenwich Town. Read More

New York cuts police budget amid 'defund' calls

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 9:35 am    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — New York City lawmakers have approved a disputed budget that purports to slash US$1 billion from the NYPD's annual budget as calls by anti-racism protesters to defund law enforcement sweep the United States. Read More

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

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 9:26 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 10.5 million, while 511,312 people across 196 countries and territories have died, and over 5.3 million people have recovered from the virus. Many countries have eased restrictions, but in recent weeks,... Read More

PM expected to announce new ZOSO today

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 9:02 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The nation should know this week where the Government will establish the latest zone of special operation (ZOSO). Read More

Protest against vaccine trial in Africa

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 8:04 am    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — A protest against Africa's first COVID-19 vaccine trial was underway Wednesday as experts note a worrying level of resistance and misinformation around testing on the continent. Read More

Poll: About 7 in 10 white evangelicals approve of Trump

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 6:23 am    

NEW YORK, USA (AP) — About seven in 10 white evangelical Protestants approve of President Donald Trump's handling of his job, according to a new survey — support from a cornerstone of his political base that has remained strong following a polarising church visit and a Supreme Court... Read More

Five arrested in Clarendon double murder

Wednesday, July, 1 2020 6:10 am    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — The police have arrested five men in connection with a double murder which occurred here on Friday, June 26. Read More



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