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54°
Sunny
7:12am6:09pm EDT
Feels like: 52°F
Wind: 9mph W
Humidity: 65%
Pressure: 30.04"Hg
UV index: 2
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  • This Day in History - October 19 October 19, 2021
    Today is the 292 day of 2021. There are 73 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1992: African National Congress President Nelson Mandela acknowledges that prisoners in congress military camps had been tortured during the 1980s and early 1990s. The camps, located in other African countries, had been training sites during the congress's guerrilla war against […]
  • Colin Powell, exemplary general stained by Iraq claims, is dead October 19, 2021
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Colin Powell, the barrier-breaking soldier and diplomat who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace but whose sterling reputation was stained by his faulty claims to justify the United States (US) war in Iraq, died yesterday of COVID-19 complications. He was 84.A veteran of the Vietnam War, Powell spent 35 […]
  • Terrifying! October 19, 2021
    MONTEGO BAY, St James - The chilling scene of a fellow congregant's throat being slashed sent one woman scurrying from Pathway International Kingdom Restoration Ministries in Albion, St James, Sunday night. The woman, who asked not to be identified by name, said she was about to join her son and daughter inside when she witnessed […]
  • Councillor wants to tap into emergency funds for road repairs October 19, 2021
    OCHO RIOS, St Ann - Councillor of the Borobridge Division in St Ann South Western Winston Brown has called for an agile approach in reconstructing roads in the division that were destroyed by heavy rain associated with tropical storms Grace and Ida in August. In a heated discussion during last Thursday's sitting of the St […]
  • Relief, tears of joy as kidnapped teen Winshae Barrett found alive October 19, 2021
    There were obvious signs that Tammara Logan was tired. But the joy she felt at finding her 13-year-old daughter Winshae Barrett alive yesterday was visible in her eyes."Relief, that is what I feel right now. Relief is the correct word," Logan said, knowing that her daughter was safe and sound."When I saw my daughter, it […]
  • He was a most articulate, persuasive speaker who loved bun and calypso - Ambassador Richard Bernal October 19, 2021
    Former Jamaican ambassador to the United States Dr Richard Bernal remembers General Colin Powell as a charismatic and confident personality who quickly absorbed "an enormous amount of complex information and get to the gravamen of the matter".Following is Bernal's tribute to the former US secretary of state:Secretary of State General Colin Powell was a great […]
  • US Jamaicans say Colin Powell was a symbol of the successful immigrant story October 19, 2021
    NEW YORK, USA - The pall of gloom which descended yesterday over the Jamaican communities across the United States was palpable, as news hit home that an illustrious son of Jamaican parents and a symbol of the successful immigrant story had passed.The Diaspora reacted with shock over the death of the revered General Colin Powell, […]
  • Miramar mayor remembers Colin Powell October 19, 2021
    AMONG the items on Wayne Messam's bucket list was to meet General Colin Powell. The current mayor of Miramar in South Florida never fulfilled that dream but had an enduring admiration for the former United States secretary of state whose background was similar to his.Powell, whose parents were Jamaican, died yesterday at age 84. In […]
  • 'We are all heroes' October 19, 2021
    THEY used their bodies as human shields for their two injured colleagues who were shot by alleged cop killer Damion Hamilton on June 12 last year.A year later, that selfless act saw their country, on the day it celebrates its heroes, numbering them among the gallant.Constables Michael Beckford and Delano Dunn were yesterday among three […]
  • Michael Manley would get the nod, but views mixed on a new national hero October 18, 2021
    With the annual revival of the debate about appointing a new national hero, thanks to the National Heroes' Day celebrations, Jamaicans have continued to be divided in their views, with some saying the country is ready for a new national hero, while others believe that it's not necessary.Always a popular choice among those who want […]