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England confirm West Indies series for July 9:03 am

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — England will play three Tests at home to the West Indies in July, subject to British government clearance to return behind closed doors, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced Tuesday. Read More

VP Records joins music industry's support of 'Black Out Tuesday' 8:42 am
QUEENS, New York — VP Records, the Jamaican-owned independent company, has joined the music industry's support for groups fighting an end to prejudice against "persons of colour" in the United States.... Read More

Government reviewing order for closure of places of amusement 8:31 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is currently reviewing the order pertaining to the closure of places of amusement, beaches and other attractions, with a view of reopening them in a limited and controlled manner.... Read More

PNP renews calls for appointment of full time education minister 8:15 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party deputy spokesman on education, Michael Stewart is once more calling on the Government to appoint a full time minister of education as the start of the new school year approaches.... Read More

'Dangles' charged with murder of 16-y-o boy

Tuesday, June, 2 2020 7:53 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Kingston East Criminal Investigations Branch arrested and charged a man with connection with the murder of 16-year-old Justin Foster of Harbour View in Kingston. Read More

PNP approves all candidates for upcoming elections

Tuesday, June, 2 2020 7:35 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The executive committee of the People's National Party (PNP) has deliberated and approved its final four candidates to complete the slate of all 63 candidates for the next general election. Read More

Two more crew members test positive for COVID-19

Monday, June, 1 2020 9:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica recorded two more cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the island to 588. Read More

Trump says to send 'thousands' of troops, police to US capital's streets

Monday, June, 1 2020 7:08 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) -- US President Donald Trump on Monday said he was deploying thousands of "heavily armed" soldiers and police to prevent further protests in Washington, where buildings and monuments have been vandalised near the White House. Read More

DR Congo reports fresh Ebola outbreak

Monday, June, 1 2020 6:27 pm    

KINSHASA, DR Congo (AFP) — DR Congo reported a fresh Ebola outbreak in its northwest on Monday, the latest health emergency for a country already fighting an epidemic of the deadly fever in the east as well as a surging number of coronavirus infections. Read More

George Floyd death was 'homicide' caused by 'neck compression' —official autopsy

Monday, June, 1 2020 5:07 pm    

MINNEAPOLIS, United States (AFP) — An official autopsy released Monday ruled that George Floyd, the African-American man whose death at police hands set off unrest across the United States, died in a homicide involving "neck compression". Read More

Chef killed in Clarendon drive-by shooting

Monday, June, 1 2020 4:58 pm    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — A Clarendon man was killed in a drive-by shooting in the community of Lesterfield near Frankfield in the parish on Sunday. Read More

Pandemic antibiotics surge will cause more deaths – WHO

Monday, June, 1 2020 4:52 pm    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP)— Increased antibiotics use in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic will strengthen bacterial resistance and ultimately lead to more deaths during the crisis and beyond, the World Health Organization said Monday. Read More

52-y-o man shot dead in Manchester

Monday, June, 1 2020 4:33 pm    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — A 52-year-old man was shot dead in the usually quiet Alligator Pond area on Saturday.He has been identified as Morris Simpson otherwise called 'Woodie' a labourer of Alligator Pond, and Myersville in St Elizabeth. Read More

Change of command in St Elizabeth Police Division

Monday, June, 1 2020 4:22 pm    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — There has been a change of command in the St Elizabeth Police Division. Read More

McNeill wants clarification on COVID-19 testing for int'l travellers

Monday, June, 1 2020 3:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party's (PNP) spokesman on tourism, Dr Wykeham McNeill, is calling for clarification on the coronavirus testing protocol for international travellers to the island. Read More


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