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The National COVID-19 Vaccination Operationalisation Task Force says the Government should move to implement enhanced measures to reduce the impact of a possible fourth wave of the virus in Jamaica. The task force is asserting that given the very...

Jamaica has recorded three more COVID-19 fatalities, pushing the tally to 2,410. The deceased are an 89-year-old woman from Kingston and St Andrew, a 54-year-old man from St Mary whose death was previously under investigation, and a 75-year-old...

Residents in sections of Clarendon are being urged by the National Water Commission (NWC) to store water as they will be without piped supply for two weeks starting on Monday, December 6. The NWC says operations at its Preddie Water Facility...

The police are reporting the seizure of an AK47 rifle, a nine millimetre pistol, and 25 rounds of ammunition during a joint operation along Clayton Close in Spanish Town, St Catherine today. It is reported that about 5:15 a.m., an operation was...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 18 people died after a bus carrying choir members to a wedding plunged into a river in Kenya on Saturday, police said. Mwingi East Sub-County Police Commander Joseph Yakan said the driver tried to steer the bus...

The Ministry of Energy is encouraging Jamaicans to shop around and negotiate rates as they face higher costs to get their properties inspected and certificated to receive electricity. Previously, there was no cost for inspection. However, with the...

LUMAJANG, Indonesia (AP) — The highest volcano on Indonesia's most densely populated island of Java spewed thick columns of ash, searing gas and lava down its slopes in a sudden eruption triggered by heavy rains on Saturday. At least one...

Queen's Counsel Velma Hylton, who was a former deputy director of public prosecutions, died this morning. Retired Court of Appeal judge Clarence Walker described her as a forceful prosecutor. “She always prepared her cases properly and...

One more COVID-19 death has been recorded in Jamaica, increasing the tally to 2,407. The health ministry says the deceased is a 70-year-old St Thomas woman who died on December 2. And one more fatality is under investigation, moving that figure to...

Minister of Transport Robert Montague is urging motorists to abide by the Road Traffic Act beyond curfew hours. “I want to make that appeal because during the COVID-19 pandemic we are experiencing another pandemic of death on...

PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — A court imposed Panama's maximum sentence of 50 years in prison Friday on seven members of a cult who killed a woman and six children in a religious rite in a remote part of the Central American nation. The...

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, has been elected by acclamation as the new Chairman of the Organization of American States (OAS) Inter-American Committee on Tourism. Bartlett came out ahead of the candidates from Paraguay and Ecuador for...

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A justice of Brazil's top court ordered on Friday that President Jair Bolsonaro be investigated for comments linking COVID-19 vaccines to AIDS — an assertion rejected by doctors and scientists. Supreme Court...

Rocky Point in Clarendon has been placed under a 48-hour curfew. The security measure started at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 03. The boundaries of the curfew are as follows: North - Along an imaginary line approximately 2 kilometres from the...

A 53-year-old district constable died last night after being wounded during a gun attack in Abbey Gardens off the Hatfield Main Road, west of Mandeville. His attacker, who is yet to be identified but believed to be in his 50s, was...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — South African scientists are warning that reinfections among people who've already battled COVID-19 appear to be more likely with the new omicron variant than with earlier coronavirus mutants. A research...
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