Latest & Breaking News in Jamaica

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Football chiefs in England have written to the bosses of Twitter and Facebook calling for action to tackle “havens of abuse” after a spate of online racist incidents.

Thursday, February, 11 2021 12:49 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — G7 nations will consider whether to use the IMF to mobilise US$500 billion in aid to the world’s poorest nations to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, a French source said Thursday.

Thursday, February, 11 2021 12:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The University of the West Indies Earthquake Unit is reporting that a minor earthquake of 3.1 magnitude was felt in Jamaica this morning.

Thursday, February, 11 2021 12:23 pm    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Head of the Community Safety and Security Branch (CSSB) in St James, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Yvonne Whyte-Powell, says the relationship between the police and residents in sections of Salt Spring in the parish has seen a vast improvement.

Thursday, February, 11 2021 12:07 pm    

PHILADELPHIA, United States (CMC) — The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says officers discovered five unemployment benefit cards bearing other beneficiaries’ names in the possession of a traveller returning from Jamaica at Philadelphia International Airport on…

Thursday, February, 11 2021 11:42 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — AstraZeneca said Thursday it expects to have a new version of its COVID-19 vaccine ready for use by this autumn as drugmakers respond to concerns about emerging variants of the disease that may be more transmissible or resistant to existing…

Thursday, February, 11 2021 11:25 am    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH) in Manchester says it is currently reorganising its workflows and implementing its surge plan after 34 of its staff members tested positive for the COVID-19 in recent days.

Thursday, February, 11 2021 11:09 am    

SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) — A new report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on employment and labour conditions for women in the region, generating a setback of more than a decade in…

Thursday, February, 11 2021 10:53 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Scientists on Thursday described a drug that hijacks the body’s appetite system as a potential “game changer” in treating obesity after research showed it could cut body weight by up to 20 per cent.

Thursday, February, 11 2021 10:44 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — Chilling security video of last month’s deadly insurrection at the US Capitol, including of rioters searching menacingly for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence, has become a key exhibit in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial as lawmakers…

Thursday, February, 11 2021 10:29 am    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The arthritis drug tocilizumab reduces the risk of critically ill patients dying of COVID-19, according to results of a study on Thursday which experts welcomed as an “exciting” development.

Thursday, February, 11 2021 10:16 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — After running from the police, getting caught and being sentenced to more than two years in juvenile detention for selling drugs, Jerome Hines, a resident of Flanker in St James, is now on track to acquire a new livelihood through the Ministry of National Security’s…

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