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The West Indies will be hoping that they can avoid five straight One-Day International (ODI) losses in a row when they face Bangladesh in the second game of the three-match series on Friday at 12:30 a.m. Jamaica time. Once again, the spin-friendly...

Ronnie Nasralla, well-known for his role in the Jamaican music industry, died yesterday at age 90 in his Atlanta, Georgia home. His eldest son, Christian, said he passed away peacefully. “Rosemary had a priest come there the night before, who...

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) combined index declined on Thursday with an advance/decline ratio of 37/31. The JSE Combined Index declined by 1,284.08 points or 0.33 per cent to close at 383,528.21. The JSE Main Market Index declined by 1,563.62...

The director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Dr Carissa F Etienne has urged the Region of the Americas, including the Caribbean, to immediately intensify public health interventions on social distancing, limiting gatherings, wearing...

NASSAU, Bahamas, Jan. 21, CMC – The Government of the Bahamas will be easing some of the restrictions that have been implemented to halt the spread of COVID-19. In a statement on Thursday, the Office of the Prime Minister said that as of...

BAGHDAD (AP) — Twin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens, officials said in what was the first massive bombing in years, harkening back to darker days...

Jamaica is innovating a digital emergency response mechanism to coordinate and track multiple demands for financial support, goods and services across government and inflows of international and local assistance, in the event of emergencies like...

President Joe Biden revoked a recent Trump administration report that aimed to promote “patriotic education” in schools but that historians mocked and rejected as political propaganda. In an executive order signed on Wednesday...

Jamaica on Wednesday recorded 63 new cases of COVID-19, with ages ranging between one year to 100 years, pushing the tally to 14,550 with 2,239 being active. Of the new cases, 24 are men and 39 are women. No new death...

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has appealed to Jamaicans who have become “fatigued and weary” after more than nine months of COVID-19 restrictions, to press on, so that they can enjoy the benefits of perseverance.  In his...

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica’s (STATIN) October 2020 Labour Force Survey showed increased employment for ‘Real Estate and Other Business Services’. This was the only industry group to record a growth in employment for the...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook parts of the southern Philippines on Thursday night, but authorities said it was too deep to cause major damage and no tsunami warning was issued. The quake measured magnitude 7.0 and was...

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Jamaica has donated technological equipment valued at approximately $1.9 million to the Department of Correctional Services’ (DCS) Juvenile Services Unit, which will enable the wards to continue...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jan. 20, CMC – Barbados has recorded its first two COVID-19 deaths since April 2020, bringing the total to nine, Minister of Health and Wellness Lieutenant-Colonel Jeffrey Bostic disclosed on Wednesday. During a...

PUNE, India (AP) — At least five people were killed in a fire that broke out Thursday at a building under construction at Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, officials said. The company said the blaze...

The Manchester Police say they have arrested and charged 31-year-old Jervanie Smith, otherwise called ‘Zungu’, of Plowden district, with shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, following an incident...

The Government is moving to improve the monitoring of projects though the implementation of a web-enabled Public Investment Management Information System. Cabinet has given approval for the award of a US$997,608.69 contract to Cambridge Resources...

WASHINGTON (AP) — China imposed sanctions on nearly 30 former Trump administration officials moments after they left office on Wednesday. In a statement released just minutes after President Joe Biden was inaugurated, Beijing slapped travel...

Two men were on Wednesday afternoon pronounced dead at the Spanish Town Hospital after they were hit in a shootout with the police. It is reported that a team from the St Catherine South Police Division was patrolling the Waterford area of Portmore...
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