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No deal between US and TikTok as asset sale deadline nears - source 9:23 pm

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP)— Shortform video app TikTok and the Trump administration had not come to terms over sale of the company's US operations late Friday as a deadline loomed, according to a source familiar with the matter. Read More

Cuba talks on freedom of expression break down after rare protest 9:10 pm
HAVANA, Cuba (AFP)— Dialogue over freedom of expression between Cuba's government and artists who organized a rare protest last week hit an impasse Friday as communist authorities accused some of them of being financed by the United States.... Read More

Ministry pushes 'Mask Up Before You Talk Up' campaign 8:33 pm
PORTLAND, Jamaica— Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, recently took the streets of Portland to push the ministry's 'Mask Up Before You Talk Up' campaign.... Read More

Biden officially secures enough electors to become president 8:07 pm
CALIFORNIA, United States (AP)— California certified its presidential election Friday and appointed 55 electors pledged to vote for Democrat Joe Biden, officially handing him the Electoral College majority needed to win the White House.... Read More

West Indies tumble in five-wicket New Zealand swing session

Friday, December, 4 2020 7:43 pm    

HAMILTON, New Zealand (AFP)— The West Indies crumbled in the face of a Tim Southee-led masterclass of swing, losing five wickets in the first session on day three of the first Test against New Zealand in Hamilton on Saturday. Read More

Refurbished basketball court at Stadium just about ready - Grange

Friday, December, 4 2020 7:24 pm    

Kingston, Jamaica— Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, says the refurbishing work at the outdoor basketball court at the National Stadium complex is “just about complete.”    Read More

No Christmas visits for inmates

Friday, December, 4 2020 7:02 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Visitors will not be allowed access to inmates at correctional institutions over the holiday period. Read More

UN health chief: World can start dreaming of pandemic's end

Friday, December, 4 2020 6:40 pm    

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The UN health chief declared Friday that positive results from coronavirus vaccine trials mean the world “can begin to dream about the end of the pandemic,” but he said rich and powerful nations must not trample the poor and marginalized “in the... Read More

Gathering limit for weddings remains at 50 people

Friday, December, 4 2020 6:29 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Under the latest Disaster Risk Management (Enforcement Measures) (No.16) Order, 2020, during the period December 1, 2020 to January 15, 2021, the gathering limit for weddings remains at 50 people. Read More

Public beaches, rivers allowed to open

Friday, December, 4 2020 6:13 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Under the latest Disaster Risk Management (Enforcement Measures) (No 16) Order, 2020, during the period from December 1, 2020, to January 15, 2021, public beaches (whether licensed under the Beach Control Act or otherwise) may open during the hours 6:00 am to 6:00... Read More

NWC invests $45m to rehabilitate Cornwall Beach Sewage Facility

Friday, December, 4 2020 5:45 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica— The National Water Commission (NWC) says it invested approximately $45 million to complete rehabilitation works at the Cornwall Beach Wastewater Pumping Station in Montego Bay. Read More

Tufton praises public-private partnership in Adopt-A-Clinic initiative

Friday, December, 4 2020 5:26 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica— Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, says the Adopt-A-Clinic initiative continues to be an important public-private partnership in supporting the delivery of primary healthcare in communities. Read More

Free COVID testing for St Catherine residents

Friday, December, 4 2020 5:02 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica— The St Catherine Health Department will be offering free COVID-19 testing from the mobile unit to residents of Eltham, Ensom City, Gordon Pen, Crescent, Jobs Lane, Walks Road, Brunswick Avenue and Waterford over the weekend. Read More

Forex: J$144.99 to one US dollar

Friday, December, 4 2020 4:31 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, December 4 ended trading at J$144.99 down by 62 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary. Read More

School principals receiving leadership training

Friday, December, 4 2020 4:27 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Principals of educational institutions across the island are benefiting from training under the Inclusive School Leadership Training Programme (ISLTP). Read More


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