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Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don’t reopen

President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold federal funding if schools don’t reopen in the fall, and he lashed out at federal health officials over school reopening guidelines that he says are impractical and...
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Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don’t reopen

President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold federal funding if schools don’t reopen in the fall, and he lashed out at federal health officials over school reopening guidelines that he says are impractical and...

Lace front wig con artist arrested

A 19-year-old woman was slapped with charges of obtaining money by means of false pretence and conspiracy to defraud after pretending to be a sales representative and distributor of lace wigs. She has been identified as Jodene Williams of Salt Pond...
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Lace front wig con artist arrested

A 19-year-old woman was slapped with charges of obtaining money by means of false pretence and conspiracy to defraud after pretending to be a sales representative and distributor of lace wigs. She has been identified as Jodene Williams of Salt Pond...

ZOSO declared for August Town

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared a Zone of Special Operation (ZOSO) in August Town, St Andrew to restore public order and sustainable peace. At a press conference this morning, Holness stated that crime has been affecting...
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ZOSO declared for August Town

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared a Zone of Special Operation (ZOSO) in August Town, St Andrew to restore public order and sustainable peace. At a press conference this morning, Holness stated that crime has been affecting...

Grenada postpones the reopening of its borders

Grenada  (CMC): The Grenada government says it has had to postpone the planned reopening of the international airport to July 15, because of the heightened risks from the coronavirus (COVID-19) seen in some major source markets in recent weeks...
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Grenada postpones the reopening of its borders

Grenada  (CMC): The Grenada government says it has had to postpone the planned reopening of the international airport to July 15, because of the heightened risks from the coronavirus (COVID-19) seen in some major source markets in recent weeks...

Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases now above a half-million as South Africa becomes a global hot spot

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa now has more than a half-million confirmed coronavirus cases. The continent-wide total is over 508,000, according to figures released Wednesday by the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, after South...
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Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases now above a half-million as South Africa becomes a global hot spot

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa now has more than a half-million confirmed coronavirus cases. The continent-wide total is over 508,000, according to figures released Wednesday by the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, after South...

$3.8 Billion spent on fight against COVID-19 so far

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has so far spent $3.8 billion on efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This was disclosed by Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton during his contribution to the 2020-21 Sectoral Debate in...
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$3.8 Billion spent on fight against COVID-19 so far

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has so far spent $3.8 billion on efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This was disclosed by Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton during his contribution to the 2020-21 Sectoral Debate in...

CPFSA to help children of murdered woman - Killer uncle could also get assistance

Western Bureau: After witnessing the tragic incident in which their mother was murdered by their 17-year-old uncle last Tuesday, three children who are facing an uncertain future are now on the radar of the Child Protection and Family Services...
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CPFSA to help children of murdered woman - Killer uncle could also get assistance

Western Bureau: After witnessing the tragic incident in which their mother was murdered by their 17-year-old uncle last Tuesday, three children who are facing an uncertain future are now on the radar of the Child Protection and Family Services...

Johnson Smith proud of new diplomatic appointments

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith says the continued implementation of the country’s foreign policy is vital, particularly so in the midst of the many social and economic challenges that have attended the global...
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Johnson Smith proud of new diplomatic appointments

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith says the continued implementation of the country’s foreign policy is vital, particularly so in the midst of the many social and economic challenges that have attended the global...

Give us back our community centre – Summerfield residents

The temporary relocation of several services from the Chapelton Hospital in Clarendon to the Donald Sangster community centre, Summerfield is presenting a challenge to residents in the parish. The changes took place on April 1, 2019, and was...
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Give us back our community centre – Summerfield residents

The temporary relocation of several services from the Chapelton Hospital in Clarendon to the Donald Sangster community centre, Summerfield is presenting a challenge to residents in the parish. The changes took place on April 1, 2019, and was...

Sir Hilary: Colonial mess leaves behind a pandemic of diseases

Demanding reparation for the more than 300 years of slavery in the Caribbean, Sir Hilary Beckles, vice chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI), charged that colonialism has left a legacy of diabetes and hypertension that continues to...
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Sir Hilary: Colonial mess leaves behind a pandemic of diseases

Demanding reparation for the more than 300 years of slavery in the Caribbean, Sir Hilary Beckles, vice chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI), charged that colonialism has left a legacy of diabetes and hypertension that continues to...

Samaritans ‘adopt’ daughter of mentally ill woman

It is not uncommon to see homeless mothers, some struggling with mental health issues, walking Jamaican streets with young children in tow. In fact, that was the case for 32-year-old Venice Dawkins, a thriving Clarendon vendor and mother of four...
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Samaritans ‘adopt’ daughter of mentally ill woman

It is not uncommon to see homeless mothers, some struggling with mental health issues, walking Jamaican streets with young children in tow. In fact, that was the case for 32-year-old Venice Dawkins, a thriving Clarendon vendor and mother of four...

Water prohibition order in effect tomorrow

The National Water Commission (NWC) has implemented a prohibition order to prevent the wastage of potable water for non-essential purposes.  The order will take effect on Thursday, July 09, 2020. Consequently, it is now a...
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Water prohibition order in effect tomorrow

The National Water Commission (NWC) has implemented a prohibition order to prevent the wastage of potable water for non-essential purposes.  The order will take effect on Thursday, July 09, 2020. Consequently, it is now a...

G2K questions PNP's commitment to transparency

Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP),  says it is confused by recent utterances made by Dr Peter Phillips, leader of the People’s National Party (PNP). "We have been paying...
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G2K questions PNP's commitment to transparency

Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP),  says it is confused by recent utterances made by Dr Peter Phillips, leader of the People’s National Party (PNP). "We have been paying...

Caribbean countries want more than apology for slavery

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 7, CMC – Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley says Caribbean countries affected by crimes of native genocide and African enslavement are calling for more than an apology from some European states and commercial...
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Caribbean countries want more than apology for slavery

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 7, CMC – Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley says Caribbean countries affected by crimes of native genocide and African enslavement are calling for more than an apology from some European states and commercial...

Mahogany Vale in St Thomas to receive new bridge

The National Works Agency (NWA) and necessary stakeholders this morning broke ground for a replacement bridge to be built in the Mahogany Vale community in St Thomas. The original bridge, which was constructed over a century ago and spanned the...
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Mahogany Vale in St Thomas to receive new bridge

The National Works Agency (NWA) and necessary stakeholders this morning broke ground for a replacement bridge to be built in the Mahogany Vale community in St Thomas. The original bridge, which was constructed over a century ago and spanned the...

Wards escape from Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre

The Department of Correctional Services is reporting that two wards absconded from the Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre on Monday, July 6, 2020. The two wards, ages 17 and 14, were on remand for shopbreaking, and robbery with...
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Wards escape from Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre

The Department of Correctional Services is reporting that two wards absconded from the Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre on Monday, July 6, 2020. The two wards, ages 17 and 14, were on remand for shopbreaking, and robbery with...

US notifies UN of withdrawal from World Health Organization

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization, although the pullout won’t take effect until next year, meaning it could be rescinded under a new...
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US notifies UN of withdrawal from World Health Organization

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization, although the pullout won’t take effect until next year, meaning it could be rescinded under a new...

CMO: Too early for persons to develop immunity for COVID-19

Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, says not enough time has passed to determine whether persons who have had COVID-19 will develop immunity to the disease. “It is still early to determine if and when persons...
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CMO: Too early for persons to develop immunity for COVID-19

Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, says not enough time has passed to determine whether persons who have had COVID-19 will develop immunity to the disease. “It is still early to determine if and when persons...

St Lucia to lift curfew on Friday

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jul 7, CMC – The St Lucia government says it will on Friday lift the curfew that had been imposed as part of the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet...
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St Lucia to lift curfew on Friday

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jul 7, CMC – The St Lucia government says it will on Friday lift the curfew that had been imposed as part of the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet...

Mario Deane murder case hit by yet another delay

Western Bureau: For the seventh consecutive time, the absence of a long-awaited medical psychiatric report has led to a delay in the case against Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan, the two inmates charged with murder arising from the 2014 death of Mario...
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Mario Deane murder case hit by yet another delay

Western Bureau: For the seventh consecutive time, the absence of a long-awaited medical psychiatric report has led to a delay in the case against Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan, the two inmates charged with murder arising from the 2014 death of Mario...

Trelawny captains facing challenges ahead of rafting resumption

Western Bureau: It would appear that the COVID-19 pandemic has not only taken away the livelihood of the over 80 rafts captains who operate at the Martha Brae River in Trelawny, but during their layoff, some rafts have either been washed away or...
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Trelawny captains facing challenges ahead of rafting resumption

Western Bureau: It would appear that the COVID-19 pandemic has not only taken away the livelihood of the over 80 rafts captains who operate at the Martha Brae River in Trelawny, but during their layoff, some rafts have either been washed away or...

Growth & Jobs | St Thomas farmers to access 400 acres of sugar lands

More than 400 acres of former sugar cane lands in St Thomas will be made available to small farmers in the parish for the growing of cash crops. “We are looking to move certain lands from sugar cane into crash crops. The small farmers … who are...
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Growth & Jobs | St Thomas farmers to access 400 acres of sugar lands

More than 400 acres of former sugar cane lands in St Thomas will be made available to small farmers in the parish for the growing of cash crops. “We are looking to move certain lands from sugar cane into crash crops. The small farmers … who are...

Growth & Jobs | COVID-19 is an opportunity to digitise key economies – Hines

Tamique Hines, senior manager of software engineering at MC Systems Ltd, has said the COVID-19 pandemic is helping to create a digital revolution in Jamaica, which can assist in revitalising the country’s economy. “There is certainly an opportunity...
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Growth & Jobs | COVID-19 is an opportunity to digitise key economies – Hines

Tamique Hines, senior manager of software engineering at MC Systems Ltd, has said the COVID-19 pandemic is helping to create a digital revolution in Jamaica, which can assist in revitalising the country’s economy. “There is certainly an opportunity...

Growth & Jobs | Create your own employment - Young people taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis

Despite the crippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of many Jamaicans, some young people are finding ways to adjust to be able to survive and thrive during the crisis. “I’m a positive-minded person; therefore, I don’t take...
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Growth & Jobs | Create your own employment - Young people taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis

Despite the crippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of many Jamaicans, some young people are finding ways to adjust to be able to survive and thrive during the crisis. “I’m a positive-minded person; therefore, I don’t take...

Miami-Dade County imposing restrictions after cases spike

MIAMI (AP) — Florida’s biggest county ordered restaurants and gyms closed again Monday because of a rise in confirmed coronavirus cases and hospitalisations, as the U.S. emerged from a Fourth of July weekend of picnics, pool parties and...
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Miami-Dade County imposing restrictions after cases spike

MIAMI (AP) — Florida’s biggest county ordered restaurants and gyms closed again Monday because of a rise in confirmed coronavirus cases and hospitalisations, as the U.S. emerged from a Fourth of July weekend of picnics, pool parties and...

Tommy Lee Sparta listed as person of interest

The St James Police have listed dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta as a person of interest. Tommy Lee, given name Leroy Russell, is being asked to make contact with detectives at the Freeport Police Station in Montego...
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Tommy Lee Sparta listed as person of interest

The St James Police have listed dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta as a person of interest. Tommy Lee, given name Leroy Russell, is being asked to make contact with detectives at the Freeport Police Station in Montego...

Firearm found in refrigerator

Four men are in custody following the seizure of a firearm in Deligent district, St. Elizabeth on Sunday, July 5. Reports from the Black River Police are that about 3:30 p.m., lawmen conducted an operation in the area where several premises...
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Firearm found in refrigerator

Four men are in custody following the seizure of a firearm in Deligent district, St. Elizabeth on Sunday, July 5. Reports from the Black River Police are that about 3:30 p.m., lawmen conducted an operation in the area where several premises...

ICE tells students on visas they must leave US if schools go online-only

International students pursuing degrees in the United States will have to leave the country or risk deportation if their universities switch to online-only courses. This was announced by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE...
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ICE tells students on visas they must leave US if schools go online-only

International students pursuing degrees in the United States will have to leave the country or risk deportation if their universities switch to online-only courses. This was announced by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE...

INDECOM probing shooting of autistic boy by policeman's weapon

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has started a probe into Saturday’s shooting of a nine-year-old autistic boy at his home on Penwood Road in St Andrew. The shooting involved the licensed firearm of his uncle who is a...
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INDECOM probing shooting of autistic boy by policeman's weapon

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has started a probe into Saturday’s shooting of a nine-year-old autistic boy at his home on Penwood Road in St Andrew. The shooting involved the licensed firearm of his uncle who is a...

St Thomas police appeal for help in probing security guard's murder

The St Thomas police are seeking the help of anyone with information that can assist investigators probing the shooting death of a man in the parish on Friday night.  The deceased has been identified as 59-year old Wayne Campbell, a security...
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St Thomas police appeal for help in probing security guard's murder

The St Thomas police are seeking the help of anyone with information that can assist investigators probing the shooting death of a man in the parish on Friday night.  The deceased has been identified as 59-year old Wayne Campbell, a security...

Turbidity Disrupts Operations at Dantrout Pump Station in St James

The National Water Commission says it is monitoring the inflow of water at its Dantrout Pump Station in St. James, which it has had to shut down due to high levels of turbidity. Operations will resume as soon as the turbidity subsides. The...
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Turbidity Disrupts Operations at Dantrout Pump Station in St James

The National Water Commission says it is monitoring the inflow of water at its Dantrout Pump Station in St. James, which it has had to shut down due to high levels of turbidity. Operations will resume as soon as the turbidity subsides. The...

Trinidadian dancehall artiste shot and killed

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul 6, CMC – Trinidadian Police are investigating the death of 26-year-old dancehall artiste, Kyle Roberts, who was shot several times on Sunday night during a home invasion at Viceroy Crescent, Bon Air Gardens. It is...
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Trinidadian dancehall artiste shot and killed

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul 6, CMC – Trinidadian Police are investigating the death of 26-year-old dancehall artiste, Kyle Roberts, who was shot several times on Sunday night during a home invasion at Viceroy Crescent, Bon Air Gardens. It is...

Small farmers in St Thomas to access some 400 acres of former sugar lands

More than 400 acres of former sugar cane lands in St Thomas will be made available to small farmers in the parish for the growing of cash crops. “We are looking to move certain lands from sugar cane into crash crops. The small farmers...
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Small farmers in St Thomas to access some 400 acres of former sugar lands

More than 400 acres of former sugar cane lands in St Thomas will be made available to small farmers in the parish for the growing of cash crops. “We are looking to move certain lands from sugar cane into crash crops. The small farmers...

UN group calls for end to violence in Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jul 6, CMC – The United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) is expressing concern at the “increase in violence and barbaric acts perpetrated in the neighbourhoods of the metropolitan area of ​​Port-au-...
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UN group calls for end to violence in Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jul 6, CMC – The United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) is expressing concern at the “increase in violence and barbaric acts perpetrated in the neighbourhoods of the metropolitan area of ​​Port-au-...

MP defends record as MP as constituents clamour for factories, water

Incumbent St Ann South West Member of Parliament (MP) Zavia Mayne has defended his stewardship of the constituency since being elected in February 2016. Mayne, whose performance has drawn criticism from his political rivals, argues that his work...
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MP defends record as MP as constituents clamour for factories, water

Incumbent St Ann South West Member of Parliament (MP) Zavia Mayne has defended his stewardship of the constituency since being elected in February 2016. Mayne, whose performance has drawn criticism from his political rivals, argues that his work...

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