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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

ISSA sets dates for resumption of high school sports

Tuesday, June, 30 2020 9:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) today approved plans for the resumption of high school sports competitions by mid-October, subject to approval from the Government. Read More

Trinidad police say they have foiled plot to destabilise country

Tuesday, June, 30 2020 9:25 pm    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) today said they foiled a “well-orchestrated plan to destabilise the country” and have arrested 72 people as protesters blocked roads and fired gunshots demanding that the officers involved in the... Read More

US fatalities on rise with more than 1,000 deaths in 24 hours

Tuesday, June, 30 2020 9:03 pm    

WASHINGTON,†United States (AFP)— The United States recorded 1,199 fatalities from the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, as the country's death toll began to climb again, the Johns Hopkins University tally showed Tuesday. Read More

Gov't extends opening hours for markets

Tuesday, June, 30 2020 8:47 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Markets across the island will now open from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday to Saturday.This is an extension of the previous restricted hours from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, put in place by the Government as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. Read More

China imposes feared Hong Kong security law

Tuesday, June, 30 2020 8:33 pm    

BEIJING,†China†(AFP)— China imposed a sweeping national security law on Hong Kong Tuesday, dramatically tightening its grip on the semi-autonomous city in a historic move decried by Western nations as a threat to the financial hub's freedoms. Read More

4 new COVID-19 cases

Tuesday, June, 30 2020 8:11 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica has recorded four new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Wellness is reporting.†The new cases bring the total number of confirmed cases in the island to 702. Recoveries remain at 553.† Read More

Management team put in place to step up monitoring of COVID-19 resilient corridor

Tuesday, June, 30 2020 7:56 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says a management team has been put in place to ramp up the monitoring of the COVID-19 resilient corridor. Read More

Opposition offers condolences to Clunis' family

Tuesday, June, 30 2020 7:40 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party (PNP) spokesman on national security, Fitz Jackson, has extended his condolences to the family of Superintendent of Police Leon Clunis. Read More

JPS says it's committed to regaining public's trust

Tuesday, June, 30 2020 7:26 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — President and CEO of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS), Michel Gantois, says the company is committed to regaining the trust of its customers.†In a statement, Gantois noted the deterioration of customer relations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Top 10 festival song entries to be available on streaming sites

Tuesday, June, 30 2020 6:45 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, says the top ten entries in the 2020 Jamaica Festival Song Competition will be available on multiple music streaming platforms.† Read More

Holness saddened by Clunis' death

Tuesday, June, 30 2020 6:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed sadness at the news of the death of Superintendent Leon Clunis.The superintendent passed away earlier today at hospital. Read More

PNP mourns death of former councillor Hopeton Molloy

Tuesday, June, 30 2020 5:51 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — President of the People's National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, has expressed condolences to the family of former councillor of the Balcarres Division in Portland, Hopeton Molloy, who passed away recently. Read More

CDB, Canada establish new disaster risk management fund

Tuesday, June, 30 2020 5:25 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados— The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) announced today that governments in nine Caribbean countries will be able to maintain their disaster risk management efforts in spite of the impact of COVID-19 on their national budgets. Read More

COVID-19 cases explode in California prison

Tuesday, June, 30 2020 5:07 pm    

LOS ANGELES,†United States†(AFP)— The number of COVID-19 cases has exploded in one of California's oldest prisons, San Quentin, as more than 1,000 inmates have tested positive for the virus, authorities in the US state announced Tuesday. Read More



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