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Gov't in talks with insurance companies to provide coverage for farmers

Sunday, January, 24 2021 1:35 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is taking steps to provide insurance coverage for the island's large and small-scale farmers through partnership with the private sector. Read More

Foreign investment faces U-shaped recovery — UN

Sunday, January, 24 2021 1:12 pm    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Global foreign direct investment flows are set to go through a U-shaped recovery, staying weak in 2021, the United Nations warned on Sunday. Read More

Estonia to get first female PM

Sunday, January, 24 2021 12:16 pm    

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia's two biggest political parties clinched a deal on Sunday to form a new government to be led by a female prime minister for the first time in the Baltic country's history, replacing the previous Cabinet that collapsed into a corruption scandal earlier this... Read More

Security forces continue Clarendon plane crash probe

Sunday, January, 24 2021 11:48 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Members of the security forces are continuing their search of areas surrounding the White Sands Beach, Rocky Point in Clarendon following the crash landing of an aircraft last night. Read More

Municipal police demolish stalls downtown Kingston

Sunday, January, 24 2021 11:38 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Representatives of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation are now carrying out a massive operation in downtown Kingston demolishing dozens of illegally erected stalls and shops. Read More

19 burned bodies found near Mexico-US border town

Sunday, January, 24 2021 11:22 am    

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities say they have found 19 shot and burned bodies near a town across the Rio Grande from Texas in an area that has seen violent territorial disputes between organised crime groups in recent years. Read More

US passes 25 million COVID-19 cases — Johns Hopkins

Sunday, January, 24 2021 10:48 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — More than 25 million COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the United States since the pandemic began, Johns Hopkins University said Sunday, just days after President Joe Biden's inauguration. Read More

ECLAC celebrates Escazú Agreement highlighting commitment to sustainable development, human rights

Sunday, January, 24 2021 10:39 am    

SANTIAGO (CMC) — The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has celebrated the prompt entry into force of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean, known as... Read More

Guyana condemns seizure of boats by Venezuela

Sunday, January, 24 2021 10:24 am    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed reports that two Guyanese registered fishing vessels — the Lady Nayera and the Sea Wolf — operating off the coast of Waini Point within Guyana's Exclusive Economic Zone, were recently intercepted by... Read More

Fourth Zimbabwean Cabinet member dies of COVID-19 in surge

Sunday, January, 24 2021 10:12 am    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Four Zimbabwean Cabinet ministers have died of COVID-19, three within the past two weeks, highlighting a resurgence of the disease that is sweeping through this southern African country. Read More

France faces third lockdown if curfew not enough

Sunday, January, 24 2021 9:55 am    

PARIS, France (AP) — France's government may impose a third lockdown in the coming days if an existing 12-hour-a-day curfew doesn't significantly slow virus infections. Read More

Egypt begins COVID-19 immunisation campaign with Chinese vaccine

Sunday, January, 24 2021 9:51 am    

ISMAILIA, Egypt (AFP) — Egypt began its COVID-19 immunisation programme Sunday, becoming one of the first countries in Africa to vaccinate its citizens, with a doctor and a nurse receiving the Chinese-made Sinopharm jab. Read More

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

Sunday, January, 24 2021 9:44 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — More than 98.6 million coronavirus infections have been confirmed worldwide, with over 2.1 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 59.6 million having recovered from the virus. Read More

Jamaica records 107 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths

Sunday, January, 24 2021 9:38 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Jamaica registered 107 new cases of the COVID-19 and no new deaths in the last 24 hours. Read More

Cayman Islands to reopen tourism stipend regulations

Sunday, January, 24 2021 9:21 am    

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — Workers in the local tourism industry who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, will this week, have another opportunity to sign up for government's temporary stipend when a new round of registration begins Tuesday. Read More


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