MONTEGO BAY, St James — Members of the security forces have come in for high praises from the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) for their provision of yeoman service throughout the state of emergency.“The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry applauds the security forces for their hard work that has resulted in an unprecedented reduction in homicides in St James.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The outgoing chairman of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Allen Chastanet, yesterday said the region needs to do more to deal with the socio-economic and political situation in Haiti, the Frenchspeaking member country of the regional integration movement.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Caribbean Community (Caricom) Secretary General Irwin LaRocque yesterday said that regional leaders were meeting against a background of global uncertainty, including the increasing threats to multilateralism, the spread of tensions and volatility arising from unresolved conflicts, as well as the acceleration of the devastating effects of climate change.
BEIJING, China (AFP) – The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak rose again yesterday, but Chinese and international health officials sought to calm global nerves, citing a study showing most cases are mild and warning against excessive measures to contain the epidemic.Nearly 1,900 people have now died and more than 72,000 others infected by the virus in China, with hundreds more cases in some 25 countries.
THE Human Employment and Resource Training/National Service Training Agency (HEART/NSTA) Trust, the entity created out of the recent merger of the HEART Trust, the Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning, the Apprenticeship Board, and the National Youth Service, has embarked on a programme to institutionalise its new name and to promote its expanded range of services.
JOS, Nigeria (AFP) – Nigerian soldiers have torched many homes across southern and central Nigeria after recent attacks by armed groups that left six soldiers dead, security sources and residents said yesterday.Early yesterday morning armed assailants shot at soldiers in a suburb troubled by ethnic violence outside the central Nigerian city of Jos, Plateau State, local police told AFP.
FOURTEEN suites have been identified at St Joseph's Hospital in St Andrew and designated as quarantine facilities, in light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that has, up to yesterday, resulted into 2,000 deaths in China.In fact, more than 74,000 people have been infected by the virus in China, with hundreds more in some 25 countries.
PORUS, Manchester — Three of the remaining seven accused in the Manchester Municipal Corporation multimillion-dollar fraud trial gave unsworn statements from the dock in the Porus Court yesterday, declaring their innocence.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Police are investigating the death of an 11-year-old schoolboy, who is reported to have committed suicide after being told by his parents to stop watching television and go to bed.Media reports said that the child, a fourth standard primary school pupil, was rushed to the Couva District Health Facility on Monday night by his father after he was found in the bedroom with a cord around his neck.
WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — President Donald Trump has gone on a clemency blitz, commuting the 14-year prison sentence of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and pardoning former New York Police Department Commissioner Bernie Kerik, among a long list of others.