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14-y-o mother, two-month-old daughter missing 11:28 am

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica— Fourteen-year-old Allison Laing and her two-month-old daughter, Akeceya Kerr, of a Hope View Avenue address in Linstead, St Catherine have been reported missing since Sunday, February 28. Read More

UPDATE: Armoured truck and crew attacked in Santa Cruz — Guardsman 11:14 am
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica— Guardsman Armoured security company has confirmed reports that three of its employees were shot and injured after an armoured vehicle came under attack this morning in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth.... Read More

Man, woman on gun and ganja charges in Negril 10:57 am
WESTMORELAND, Jamaica— The Negril Police say they have charged a man and woman following a series of operations in Red Ground, Negril on Tuesday, March 2, in which an illegal handgun and a quantity of ganja were seized.... Read More

COVID-19: Here's what you need to know today 10:39 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — More than 114.7 million coronavirus infections have been confirmed worldwide, with over 2.5 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 69.6 million having recovered from the virus.... Read More

Jamaica has 265 new COVID-19 cases, three deaths

Wednesday, March, 3 2021 10:22 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Jamaica recorded 265 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths yesterday pushing the total number of cases to 24,103 and the death toll to 435. Read More

Three security guards shot and injured in Santa Cruz robbery attempt, shootout

Wednesday, March, 3 2021 10:08 am    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica— Three security guards assigned to a security firm have been hospitalised following a brazen robbery attempt and shootout with gunmen in Santa Cruz this morning. Read More

Google vows to stop tracking individual browsing for ads

Wednesday, March, 3 2021 9:43 am    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP)— Google on Wednesday pledged to steer clear of tracking individual online activity when it begins implementing a new system for targeting ads without the use of so-called "cookies." Read More

Christians pre-occupied with wealth and achieving power, says JBU president

Wednesday, March, 3 2021 9:21 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — President of the Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) Reverend Norva Rodney is concerned that some Christians are falling into moral decadence due to a pre-occupation with wealth and achieving power. Read More

Budget review resumes today at Gordon House

Wednesday, March, 3 2021 9:12 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Standing Finance Committee (SFC) of the House of Representatives will commence its review of the 2021/22 Estimates of Expenditure at Gordon House, today. Read More

School administrators pleased with sanitation project — JSIF

Tuesday, March, 2 2021 9:44 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — School administrators at several institutions benefiting from the Government's Schools' Sanitation Project, being implemented by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), are expressing gratitude for the equipment and capacity-building development received. Read More

Seven students plummet to death at Bolivia university

Tuesday, March, 2 2021 9:11 pm    

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AFP) — At least seven students died and five were seriously injured when they fell from the fourth floor of a university building in Bolivia after a metal railing gave way Tuesday, the government said. Read More

Dominican Republic plans wall to keep out Haitian migrants

Tuesday, March, 2 2021 8:49 pm    

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AFP) — Experts have hit out at a plan by the Dominican Republic government to build a wall on its border with Haiti to reduce illegal immigration, claiming it won't work unless accompanied by development. Read More

Fly me to the moon: Japan billionaire offers space seats

Tuesday, March, 2 2021 8:24 pm    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — It's the sort of chance that comes along just once in a blue Moon: a Japanese billionaire is throwing open a private lunar expedition to eight people from around the world. Read More

16-y-o Kiwonna Sommers reported missing

Tuesday, March, 2 2021 8:18 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —  An Ananda Alert has been activated for 16-year-old Kiwonna Sommers, of a government facility who has been reported missing since Monday, March 1.She of dark complexion, slim build and is about five feet two inches tall. Read More

Phased introduction of vaccine will ensure adequate immune system response — Health Ministry

Tuesday, March, 2 2021 7:42 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Dunstan Bryan, says the Government's phased approach in administering the COVID-19 vaccine will facilitate a period of adjustment as the immune system responds to the vaccine and builds protection against the... Read More



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