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55°
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6:58am4:30pm EST
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Wind: 10mph W
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Pressure: 29.96"Hg
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New York
55°
Cloudy
6:58am4:30pm EST
Feels like: 54°F
Wind: 10mph W
Humidity: 49%
Pressure: 29.96"Hg
UV index: 0
SunMonTue
57/46°F
63/54°F
57/39°F

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  • Parliament to review ZOSO Act, says PM
    MOUNT SALEM, St James — The Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act is to be reviewed by Parliament in an effort to make it more functional and deployable, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said yesterday.
  • Speid slams principals who have returned to school
    MONTEGO BAY, St James — Owen Speid has slammed some principals who he has accused of trying to look better than their peers by going out to school despite the novel coronavirus pandemic, thus putting the lives of others at risk.
  • Target: One million fruit, timber trees
    FOOD For the Poor has committed to planting one million fruit and timber trees over the next three years.This is in support of the Government's target to plant three million trees over three years, under a national tree-planting initiative launched by Prime Minister Andrew Holness in October 2019.
  • Sexual Harassment Bill could trespass on court's jurisdiction, cautions IJCHR
    THE Independent Jamaica Council for Human Rights (IJCHR) has cautioned legislators to tread carefully in creating the offence of “sexual advances” under the Sexual Harassment Act, as this could constitute a trespass by the tribunal on the jurisdiction of the island's courts.
  • HIV-positive people still being denied basic human rights, study finds
    INDIVIDUALS from key populations affected by HIV and AIDS are still being denied basic human rights, despite efforts to combat HIV-related discrimination, according to a 2020 study.
  • Legislation coming to deal with gun crimes, says Chang
    Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang says crucial legislation will be enacted with urgency to tackle gun crimes and other criminal activities.He said among them is a review of the four-year-old anti-gang law and a modern legislation dealing with illegal firearms so that the police can be well equipped to stem organised criminal gangs […]
  • Utility pole down
    The scene on East King's House Road in St Andrew yesterday afternoon, after a downed utility pole blocked a section of the road.(Photo: Garfield Robinson)
  • Anti-corruption boost
    Jamaica's chief anti-corruption agency, the Integrity Commission, is to receive a massive cash injection from the United Kingdom as it moves to further strengthen its operations.The British Government is to provide the commission with approximately $108 million (£550,000) over the next two years to enable significant capacity-building at the anti-corruption agency.
  • TERRIFYING
    Caribbean children yesterday gave the world a window into their experience with the novel coronavirus pandemic, branding it an “unwelcome stranger” which has severely curtailed their activities and rights, causing them to fear their deaths and that of loved ones as millions around the world succumb to the virus.
  • ODPP taking Buchanan to General Legal Council
    The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) is to report attorney Isat Buchanan to the disciplinary committee of the General Legal Council over what it said were defamatory comments attributed to him about the office in the Vybz Kartel case published by online news outlet Loop Jamaica.