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Trinidad & Tobago sprinter Ahye banned for two years

Tuesday, January, 14 2020 11:33 am    

PARIS, France (AFP) – Trinidad and Tobago's Michelle-Lee Ahye, an Olympic sprint finalist, has been banned for two years after "whereabouts failures", the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced Tuesday. Read More

Gun found near ball field

Tuesday, January, 14 2020 10:02 am    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The police are reporting the seizure of a Ruger 9mm pistol on Grants Pen Drive, St Andrew during an operation yesterday. Read More

Ongoing dispute ends with man's stabbing death

Tuesday, January, 14 2020 9:52 am    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica —  An ongoing dispute between two men who shared premises in Waugh Hill District, Sligoville, St Catherine, has left one dead and the other in police custody. Read More

Look out for signs of domestic abuse – JCF

Tuesday, January, 14 2020 9:33 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is encouraging the public to be aware of signs of domestic abuse, following three recent incidents which ended tragically. Read More

Main road through Broadgate St Mary now impassable

Tuesday, January, 14 2020 9:02 am    

ST MARY, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says the main road through Broadgate (Junction), St Mary is now impassable due to mudslide caused by heavy overnight rains. Read More

Jamaica records 34 murders in the first 11 days of 2020

Tuesday, January, 14 2020 8:57 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting 34 murders in the first 11 days of this year, a slight uptick from the 33 recorded over the same period last year. Read More

'Swift, sure and severe' punishment coming for perpetrators of domestic violence

Tuesday, January, 14 2020 8:06 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang is urging Jamaicans to make use of counselling services provided by churches as well as other domestic violence intervention centres, in the wake of three recent cases of domestic disputes which ended... Read More

EU launches Iran nuclear deal dispute action

Tuesday, January, 14 2020 7:24 am    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — Britain, France and Germany have launched action under the Iran nuclear agreement paving the way for possible sanctions in response to Tehran's attempts to roll back parts of the deal, European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Tuesday. Read More

Forex: J$136.46 to one US dollar

Monday, January, 13 2020 5:47 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The US dollar on Monday, January 13 ended trading at J$136.46 up by 72 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary.  Read More

US troops in Iraq got warning hours before Iranian attack

Monday, January, 13 2020 4:45 pm    

AIN AL-ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AP) — American troops were informed of an impending missile barrage hours before their air base in Iraq was struck by Iran, US military officials said Monday, days after the attack that marked a major escalation between the long-time foes. Read More

Pompeo to visit Jamaica this month

Monday, January, 13 2020 4:28 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to visit Jamaica this month for a meeting with Jamaican and Caricom leaders, a highly placed source has told the Jamaica Observer. Read More

11-y-o Latiesha Turner missing

Monday, January, 13 2020 3:21 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica— The police are seeking the public's help to locate 11-year-old Latiesha Turner of Bog Walk, St Catherine, who has been missing since Monday, January 6.She is of dark complexion, slim build and is about 152 centimetres (5 feet) tall. Read More

Decline in aedes index for St James

Monday, January, 13 2020 2:22 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica— St James has seen a further decline in its aedes index, moving from nine per cent in late December to seven per cent as of January 2020.  Read More

JCF to train members to handle domestic violence reports

Monday, January, 13 2020 1:18 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says it will be placing greater emphasis on training and educating members of the force and other stakeholders to recognise and handle domestic violence related matters in keeping with legislation. Read More

Cholera, gone, but not forgotten – WHO

Monday, January, 13 2020 1:07 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – Two United Nations health agencies said Monday that death from cholera in Haiti is preventable and urged the authorities “to accelerate investments in clean water and adequate sanitation.” Read More



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