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OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's ousted coup leader Lieutenant Colonel Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba left the country for Togo Sunday two days after he himself was overthrown in a coup, while the new junta urged citizens...

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting that a sperm whale which was beached in shallow waters in Negril, Westmoreland this morning has been freed and is now back in open water. In a release this afternoon, NEPA said that...

MADRID (AP) — A minute of silence was observed before football matches around the world on Sunday in honour of victims of the disaster at a stadium in Indonesia that claimed at least 125 lives, and top players, coaches and leagues sent...

The Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) mobility has been further bolstered with the handing over of 59 new vehicles for the organisation's fleet. The presentation was made on Friday during a brief handover ceremony on the grounds of the...

The Guyana government has slashed the cost of gasolene and diesel from the Guyana Oil Company Limited (GUYOIL) in a bid to bring further relief to consumers across the country.  In a statement on Saturday, the Ministry of Finance said that the...

St Ann Chamber of Commerce President Dr Ransford Davidson has hailed medical doctor Roosevelt Crooks for his contribution to the parish. Crooks died on Wednesday after ailing for some time.  Crooks was well known for the services he offered...

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Rescuers evacuated stunned survivors on a large barrier island cut off by Hurricane Ian and Florida's death toll climbed sharply, as hundreds of thousands of people were still sweltering without power days after...

West Indies Petroleum Limited (WIPL) has come out in defence of a decision by the Ministry of Finance to grant the company a waiver of the Common External Tariff on fuel imports. The company was prompted to speak out in response to questions...

Clashes between supporters of two Indonesian football teams in East Java province killed 125 fans and 2 police officers, mostly trampled to death, police said Sunday.

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Angry protesters attacked the French Embassy in Burkina Faso's capital Saturday after supporters of the West African nation's new coup leader accused France of harbouring the ousted interim president,...

A 16-year-old St Mary girl was on Friday arrested and charged with indecent language during a police operation on public order in Ocho Rios, St Ann. The teen was among several persons who were held for offences during the operation. At least four...

One of two men seen in a video breaching the padlock of a floodgate in the Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine has been charged. Glenroy Denton, 45, an excavator operator of West Prospect district in Bog Walk, was on Thursday charged with malicious...

The police in Portmore, St Catherine are probing a case of suspected suicide.  The body of a man identified only as Omar was this afternoon found hanging by a belt at a section of an abandoned premises along Fort Augusta Drive. Residents say...

A disciplinary committee of the General Legal Council (GLC) today found attorney-at-law Isat Buchanan guilty of professional misconduct. The decision was handed down at a virtual hearing. Attorney Andre Earle, who is representing Director of Public...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A United States federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Mexican government against American gun manufacturers arguing their commercial practises has led to bloodshed in Mexico. Judge F. Dennis Saylor in...

The police have charged 69-year-old security guard Ruan Forbes in connection with a break-in at a business along the Newlands Road in Portmore, St Catherine. Forbes, who is of a Newlands Road address, was charged on Friday with shop breaking and...

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Pearnel Charles Jr., is reporting that damage to the agricultural sector by flooding caused by Tropical Storm Ian is more than $200 million, and assistance will be provided to affected farmers. He said that...

STUYVESANT, N.Y. (AP) — Harvest season means long days for United States farmworkers — but usually no overtime pay. Federal law exempts farms from rules entitling most workers to 1.5 times their regular wage when they work more...

A man was arrested by the St Catherine South police in relation to the seizure of a Glock magazine containing twenty-eight 9mm rounds of ammunition on Chepstow Road in Waterford on Friday. Reports from the Portmore Police are that about 4:00 a.m.,...

The New Testament Church of God Convention Centre in Rhodes Pen, Old Harbour, St Catherine was transformed into a sea of sad faces on Saturday for the funeral of brothers Tavaris and Tavaughn Bulgin. While being a sad occasion, the praise and...

HAVANA (AP) — Groups of Cubans protested Friday night in the streets of Havana for a second night, decrying delays in fully restoring electricity three days after Hurricane Ian knocked out power across the island. A foreign monitoring group...

Thirty-five fishers across Jamaica have benefitted from a safety at sea training programme undertaken by the National Fisheries Authority (NFA) in partnership with the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU). The programme stems from a...

Some 20 stakeholders who have supported the St Catherine Jamaica Cultural Development Committee (JCDC) over the years have been recognised for their sterling contributions to the development of culture. The stakeholders were presented with...

A cook shop operator was shot and killed at his restaurant in Great River, Hanover, on Saturday morning. The incident happened about 6 o'clock. It is reported that the operator known as 'Spider' was in the process of preparing meals for...
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