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House sending Trump impeachment to Senate, GOP opposes trial

Monday, January, 25 2021 9:52 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — As the House prepares to bring the impeachment charge against Donald Trump to the Senate for trial, a growing number of Republican senators say they are opposed to the proceeding, dimming the chances that former president will be convicted on the charge... Read More

COVID cases surpass 15,000 as two more deaths recorded

Monday, January, 25 2021 9:37 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The total number of COVID-19 cases in the island surpassed the 15,000 mark after the confirmation of 133 new cases yesterday. The country also recorded two virus-related deaths. Read More

EU pressures AstraZeneca to deliver vaccines as promised

Monday, January, 25 2021 9:20 am    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — The European Union is pressuring the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to deliver more coronavirus vaccine doses to its 27 nations and to stick to its initial promises once the jab gets EU approval, especially since the bloc has already invested in enhancing... Read More

World lost equivalent of 255m jobs in 2020 — UN

Monday, January, 25 2021 8:59 am    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The coronavirus pandemic took a huge toll on global jobs last year, the United Nations said Monday, with the equivalent of more than a quarter of a billion lost. Read More

Bangladesh sweep ODI series 3-0 against West Indies

Monday, January, 25 2021 8:49 am    

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AFP) — Bangladesh beat the West Indies by 120 runs in the third one-day international in Chittagong Monday to sweep the series 3-0.Mohammad Saifuddin claimed three wickets as Bangladesh bowled out the West Indies for 177 runs in 44.2 overs. Read More

At least six homeless men attacked in the Corporate Area

Monday, January, 25 2021 8:36 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police sources are now reporting that at least six homeless men were attacked in the Corporate Area this morning. Read More

Six men shot and injured at illegal party Sunday night

Monday, January, 25 2021 8:17 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have reported that six men were shot and injured by unknown assailants on Race Course Lane, Kingston 14 on Sunday. Read More

Bangladesh post 297-6 against West Indies in third ODI

Monday, January, 25 2021 8:02 am    

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AFP) — Four players hit fifties as Bangladesh made 297-6 to set a stiff target in the third one-day international against West Indies in Chittagong on Monday. Read More

Three homeless men found dead in downtown Kingston

Monday, January, 25 2021 7:37 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police investigators are now on the compound of the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Sutton Street in downtown Kingston where the body of a homeless man has been found. His throat was slashed. Read More

Parents upset about late start of classes at St Aloysius Primary

Monday, January, 25 2021 7:31 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — There is some confusion outside of the downtown Kingston based St Aloysius Primary School where face to face classes are set to resume this morning. Read More

Jamaica, India exploring arrangements to provide COVID-19 vaccines locally

Sunday, January, 24 2021 4:29 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — New Indian High Commissioner to Jamaica, His Excellency Rungsung Masakui, says his country is exploring arrangements with Jamaica to provide vaccines to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More

Trapped for two weeks, 11 workers rescued from China gold mine

Sunday, January, 24 2021 4:06 pm    

BEIJING, China (AP) — Eleven workers trapped for two weeks inside a Chinese gold mine were brought safely to the surface on Sunday, a landmark achievement for an industry long-blighted by disasters and high death tolls. Read More

Guyana engages IICA for outstanding Panama rice payments

Sunday, January, 24 2021 3:08 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Guyana's Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha says the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) has been invited to assist Guyana in retrieving the GUY$1.9 billion owed to rice millers by the Panamanian authorities. Read More

Consultations held with local stakeholders on CXC's options for 2021 exams

Sunday, January, 24 2021 2:25 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Fayval Williams, says the ministry has been in dialogue with the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) and has conducted consultations with key local stakeholders on the five options suggested as modifications to the... Read More

UK vaccination drive expands as virus toll nears 100,000

Sunday, January, 24 2021 1:45 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — Britain is expanding a coronavirus vaccination programme that has seen more than six million people get the first of two doses — even as the country's death toll in the pandemic approaches 100,000. Read More


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