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At least 18 people have been killed, the UN Human Rights Office is reporting, as security forces in Myanmar today made mass arrests and used lethal force, intensifying their efforts to break up protests, a month after the...

Five people died from COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the number deaths from the disease this week alone to 26, as the country continues to grapple with a surge in cases of the infectious and deadly disease. Overall 422 people have died since the...

Two men were reportedly found dead in the trunk of a  grey Toyota Axio motor car off Acadia Drive, Kingston 8. The bodies had what appeared to be gunshot wounds to the head. It's believed the incident happened some time between last night...

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, says she is confident in Japan’s capacity to deliver the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer in a safe, enjoyable and rewarding manner. “We are assured...

Barbed wire and concrete barriers surround the courthouse where the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd will soon go on trial. It's a sign of the deep uneasiness hanging over a city literally set ablaze almost a...

Councillor for the Trafalgar division in South East St Andrew, the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Kari Douglas, says she strongly denies allegations that she assaulted and obstructed the police yesterday evening. The incident happened about 8:30...

A police constable is now in the May Pen Hospital after he was attacked shortly after leaving the Mineral Heights toll plaza in Clarendon. He was on his way to work in St. Catherine. Information from Superintendent Christopher...

Investigations are ongoing in Haiti following a prison break that led to the death of 25 people. Authorities on Friday reported that more than 400 inmates escaped in the country’s largest and deadliest prison break in a decade, with...

Jamaica, on Friday, recorded a positivity rate of more than 40 per cent for COVID-19 cases- the highest rate so far since the arrival of the disease on Jamaican shores nearly a year ago.  Health officials revealed in their update this...

Jamaica Labour Party Councillor Kari Douglas was last night arrested and charged for assaulting and obstructing the police during in operation in Swallowfield, St Andrew yesterday evening.  The incident took place about 8:30 p.m., half an hour...

At nearly a century old and within the context of a raging pandemic, GraceKennedy Limited improved its earnings by nearly $2 billion last year, in what the company says has been its best financial performance in history. The food and financial...

The Jamaica Constabulary Force is reporting that a joint effort between the Matilda’s Corner Police and the Police Emergency Communication Centre (PECC), resulted in the recovery of a motor vehicle on Old Hope Road today....

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the nation on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic. The acting head of the Food...

Two St Ann men have been arrested and charged with shooting with intent following an incident in their community of Parry Town on Tuesday, February 23. Charged are 22-year-old Meandre Vassal otherwise called 'Dre...

The police say they have seized a firearm during an operation in High House, Old Harbour, St Catherine earlier today. Reports from the Old Harbour Police are that about 6:30 a.m., lawmen conducted an operation in the area where...

The Japan government will be making another donation of medical supplies and equipment to Jamaica, in support of the country’s effort to improve the quality of healthcare during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This was announced by...

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr Keith Mitchell, has announced the cancellation of the Spicemas carnival 2021 celebrations. Mitchell said there will be no carnival, even if 60 per cent of the...

The National Work Agency (NWA) is advising that on Monday it will implement a one-way system along a section of  Dunbar’s River to Chantilly roadway in Westmoreland. This follows a similar initiative in February and is aimed at...

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is again hitting back at critics of the Government's efforts to procure COVID-19 vaccines. Holness today stressed that the Government has been using several avenues to procure doses, adding that it has been...

The Court of Appeal has affirmed the 40-year parole eligibility period imposed on a St Catherine man, who doused his ex-girlfriend with gasoline then set her on fire, after he found another man at her house. Christopher Locke, 41, was sentenced in...

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index closed Friday on a winning note. The moderate trading session ended with an advance/decline ratio of 42/34. The JSE Combined Index advanced by 1,962.46 points or 0.50 per cent to close at 394,384.78...

The Electronic Land-Titling Project, which seeks to enhance the land-registration process, is to get under way in April. To commence the initial project activity, a sum of $60 million has been set aside in the 2021/22 Estimates of Expenditure, now...

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has come out in support of a call by the Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) for the drug Ivermectin to be incorporated in the protocols for the management of COVID-19 cases. The association made...

A St Thomas man is dead following an altercation that broke out on a bus plying the downtown Kingston to Yallahs route. The police are yet to confirm the identity of the deceased.  It is reported that sometime after 8 o'clock Thursday...
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