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US restates commitment to upholding democratic values in the Caribbean

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 7:04 am    

WASHINGTON, USA (CMC) – The United States says it is committed to making the Caribbean safe and more prosperous as it congratulated St Vincent and the Grenadines on the celebration of its 41st anniversary of political independence from Britain on Tuesday. Read More

Bermuda governor promises UK will provide overseas territories with COVID-19 vaccine

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 7:00 am    

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) – Governor John Rankin says Bermuda and other British overseas territories will be supplied with a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine by authorities in London once one becomes available. Read More

Zeta re-strengthens, takes aim at Gulf Coast

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 6:54 am    

NEW ORLEANS, USA (AP) — Zeta re-strengthened into a hurricane early Wednesday as Louisiana braced for the 27th named storm of a historically busy Atlantic hurricane season. Read More

South Africa's president in quarantine as virus cases rise

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 6:48 am    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has announced he has gone into quarantine after coming into contact with a dinner guest who has tested positive for COVID-19. Read More

Gov't to protect public access to beaches

Wednesday, October, 28 2020 6:37 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The government yesterday revealed plans for a Beach Access and Management Policy aimed at increasing access to the foreshore, and improving the quality of beaches available to the public. Read More

Reggae Boyz player Maalique Foster shot and injured

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 10:43 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica - Reggae Boyz player Maalique Foster was shot and injured in Southborough, Portmore tonight. Read More

Trudeau tells Canadians pandemic 'really sucks' as toll rises

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 9:35 pm    

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday told Canadians exhausted by the coronavirus that the pandemic "really sucks" on the same day the nation's death toll was reported to have topped 10,000.   Read More

Plus-size model prompts Instagram nudity policy change

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 8:42 pm    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Instagram has relaxed its nudity policy in response to a campaign to let people show pride in their bodies even if they don't fit beauty stereotypes. Read More

Landlords and tenants encouraged to register with Rent Services Unit

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 8:26 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Landlords and tenants are being encouraged to make use of registration with the Rent Services Unit to benefit from protection under the Rent Restriction Act and the provisions proposed in a Bill to amend the Act. Read More

Gulf Coast braces, again, for hurricane as Zeta takes aim

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 7:37 pm    

NEW ORLEANS, United States (AP) — Residents of the storm-pummelled Gulf Coast steeled themselves Tuesday for yet another tropical weather strike as Tropical Storm Zeta took aim at southeast Louisiana, fraying the nerves of evacuees from earlier storms and raising concerns in New Orleans... Read More

PAHO wants help for member countries should COVID-19 vaccine become available

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 7:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Discussions are underway between the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and several regional and global institutions to assist member countries that may require support in accessing approved coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines when these become available. Read More

Western Union to close in Cuba following new US sanctions

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 6:57 pm    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — US-based money transfer company Western Union will close its offices in Cuba following new sanctions from Washington which prevent it from working with Fincimex, a financial company run by the island's military, Havana said Tuesday. Read More

Suspected contract killer fatally shot in confrontation with police

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 6:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man wanted for multiple murders and shootings in the parishes of St Catherine and St Ann was one of two who were fatally shot in a confrontation with the police last night in St Catherine. Read More

Waterhouse FC gets green light to host CONCACAF game

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 6:26 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Football Federation says it has been given the green light by the Ministry of Health and Wellness to host the CONCACAF League game to be hosted by Waterhouse at Stadium East Field on November 5. Read More

Dr Omar Davies endorses Mark Golding for president of the PNP

Tuesday, October, 27 2020 6:14 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Dr Omar Davies, former Member of Parliament for St Andrew South, has come out in solid support of Mark Golding as president of the People's National Party (PNP). Read More



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