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NEPA to suspend cemetery expansion permit

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

THE National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) yesterday served notice of its intention to suspend a permit for the establishment of a cemetery at Bendon Pen, St Catherine, granted to the company that manages Dovecot Memorial Park. Read More

Vaz calls Phillips 'chief hypocrite'

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

CABINET Minister Daryl Vaz yesterday labelled Dr Peter Phillips “chief hypocrite” in response to the Opposition leader's call for sanctions against him arising from his (Vaz's) failed attempt to lease land at Holywell in the Blue and John Crow Mountains national... Read More

Avian signal

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

A Chicken Hawk perches on a danger sign at National Chest Hospital on Thursday, June 18, 2020. Was the bird using the sign to warn its prey or predators? (Photo: Joseph Wellington) Read More

Caribbean Graduate School of Theology gets first female president

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

SHORTLY after she assumed responsibility as campus registrar at the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology (CGST), Dr Viviene Kerr was identified as the best person to take the institution to the next level as its new president. Read More

People returning home must remain in quarantine for 14 days

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness is imploring people who have returned home or are visiting the island to remain in quarantine for the required 14 days, to ensure the safety of all. Read More

Minister saddened at death of 'Dunstan' Whittingham

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie says he is saddened by yesterday's passing of Lionel “Dunstan” Whittingham, president of the Jamaica Higglers, Vendors and Markets Association. Read More

PJ Patterson Centre for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy launched

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

A centre designed to coordinate public policy and advocacy by fostering development relations between the Caribbean and Africa was launched at The University of the West Indies last Friday. Read More

LIAT chair assures staff of payments

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – Chairman of the shareholder governments of the regional airline, LIAT, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves yesterday sought to assure employees that payment of outstanding salaries and arrears “will be urgently... Read More

Visitors to Bermuda must pay US$75 for COVID-19 tests

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — Bermuda will introduce a strict COVID-19 testing regime when it opens its borders on Wednesday to international flights for the first time in more than three months — and tourists will have to help foot the bill. Read More

Guyana elections boss opts out of CCJ hearing

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, (CMC) — Chair of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Claudette Singh says she will not “actively participate” in the appeal filed by the two senior members of the main Opposition People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) in relation to a Court of... Read More

Governments backtracking as confirmed virus cases surge

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

NEW DELHI, India (AP) — Governments are stepping up testing and reimposing restrictions as newly confirmed coronavirus infections surge in many countries. India reported 20,000 yesterday, while the caseload in the US is growing by about 40,000 a day. Read More

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump but Interpol

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the US drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, a local prosecutor reportedly said yesterday. Read More

A disaster for Britain

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

LONDON, England (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged yesterday that the novel coronavirus pandemic has been a “disaster” for Britain, as he announced a spending splurge designed to get the country — and his faltering Conservative Government —... Read More

Experts see no proof of child abuse surge amid pandemic

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic took hold across the United States in mid-March, forcing schools to close and many children to be locked down in households buffeted by job losses and other forms of stress, many child welfare experts warned of a likely... Read More

Today's Horoscope — June 30, 2020

Tuesday, June, 30 2020    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, June 30, 2020: Extremely motivated and technically gifted, you will be in demand this year. And with your astute financial sense, you will do better than most. If single, you let so few into your private world that it could take a long time before you allow... Read More



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