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China spacecraft lands on moon to bring rocks back to Earth

Tuesday, December, 1 2020 3:51 pm    

BEIJING, China (AP) — A Chinese spacecraft landed on the moon Tuesday to bring back lunar rocks to Earth for the first time since the 1970s, the government announced. Read More

House resumes meeting at Gordon House

Tuesday, December, 1 2020 3:39 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The House of Representatives resumed meeting at Gordon House today, for the first time since the dissolution of Parliament in August, following several changes in keeping with the Ministry of Health and Wellness COVID-19 guidelines. Read More

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

Tuesday, December, 1 2020 3:29 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 63.2 million, with over 1.4 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 40.2 million having recovered from the virus. Many countries had eased restrictions on movement and... Read More

Clarke tables Fiscal Commission Bill

Tuesday, December, 1 2020 3:23 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The government this afternoon tabled in the House of Representatives legislation to establish the long awaited Independent Fiscal Commission (IFC). Read More

Members worry EU will bend as Brexit talks run out of road

Tuesday, December, 1 2020 2:26 pm    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP)— EU member states on Tuesday warned European negotiators not to lose their nerve in negotiations with Britain, in a rare reproach as post-Brexit talks entered their most delicate phase. Read More

Baby among four killed as car runs down shoppers in Germany

Tuesday, December, 1 2020 2:13 pm    

TRIER, Germany (AFP)— A baby was among four people killed and 15 injured when a car tore through a pedestrian shopping street in the southwestern German city of Trier on Tuesday, police said, after arresting the driver. Read More

Govt to continue NHT's contribution to Budget

Tuesday, December, 1 2020 1:55 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The government plans to continue the National Housing Trust's (NHT) annual contribution to the Budget.Ordinarily, the NHT contribution to Central Government, which began in 2013, would have ended this fiscal year, 2020/21. Read More

LED streetlights along road to new St Catherine community stolen

Tuesday, December, 1 2020 1:44 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says thieves have made off with nine of the LED streetlights that were installed along the roadway leading to the newly constructed SilverSun Estate in St Catherine. Read More

KSAMC launches new website

Tuesday, December, 1 2020 1:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) today launched a more integrated and interactive web portal. Read More

Trump files lawsuit challenging Wisconsin election results

Tuesday, December, 1 2020 12:55 pm    

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) — US President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Wisconsin seeking to disqualify hundreds of thousands of ballots in a longshot attempt to overturn Democrat Joe Biden's win in the battleground state he lost by nearly 20,700 votes. Read More

MoBay Sports Complex temporary site for Catherine Hall Health Centre

Tuesday, December, 1 2020 12:52 pm    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — The St James Municipal Corporation has announced that the Catherine Hall Health Centre in the parish will be temporarily relocated to the Montego Bay Sports Complex to accommodate infrastructural works at the clinic. Read More

St Lucia's PM willing to be among the first to take COVID vaccine

Tuesday, December, 1 2020 12:41 pm    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says he will be among the first individuals in St Lucia to take a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine as he moves to quell fears among the population regarding the safety of the vaccine that is likely to become available by year... Read More

Willard Hylton to act as managing director of Transport Authority

Tuesday, December, 1 2020 12:25 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Willard Hylton has been appointed as acting managing director of the Transport Authority effective today. Read More

Olympic rings back in Tokyo Bay; a sign of hope in pandemic

Tuesday, December, 1 2020 11:17 am    

TOKYO, Japan (AP) — The five Olympic rings are back in Tokyo Bay.They were removed for maintenance four months ago shortly after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

47 people test positive for COVID, one more patient dies

Tuesday, December, 1 2020 10:44 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Forty-seven people have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), while the country recorded another virus-related death in the last 24 hours. Read More


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