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SECOND CORONAVIRUS PATIENT CONFIRMED IN US

  US officials say a second person in the US has been diagnosed with the deadly corona-virus. The patient is a woman in her 60s who had returned home to Chicago from Wuhan in China - where the outbreak began - on January 13. US officials say there are 63 patients in 22 US states being monitored for signs of the rare...

VEHICLE REPORTEDLY USED TO MOW DOWN TRAFFIC COP IN NEW KINGSTON YESTERDAY, FOUND

  The vehicle that was reportedly used to mow down a traffic cop in New Kingston yesterday, has been found. Police indicated last night that the black Toyota Wish motorcar had been abandoned in the Mountain View area. The car is now in the custody of the police and crime scene investigators are processing it. The seizure of the car, follows an appeal...

NFL FREE AGENT ANTONIO BROWN RELEASED ON US$110,00 BOND

NFL free agent Antonio Brown was granted bail today after turning himself in at a Florida jail on charges that he and his trainer attacked the driver of a moving truck that carried some of his possessions from California. Broward County Judge Corey Amanda Cawthon set a $110,000 bond and imposed conditions including a GPS monitor, no possession of weapons...

CMU ACCREDITATION WILL NOT BE AFFECTED SAYS SAMUDA

Minister with responsibility for Education, Karl Samuda, has given the assurance that the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) is not in jeopardy of losing its accreditation in the wake of the deepening corruption scandal rocking the tertiary institution. This follows concerns raised by some CMU students about the future of the university. Mr. Samuda and officials from the Education Ministry met with...

GAUFF BEAT DEFENDING CHAMPION OSAKA AT AUSTRALIAN OPEN

American teenager Coco Gauff produced a performance for the ages to knock out defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka on Friday, January 24. The 15-year-old has already made headlines around the world but none of her achievements so far could compare to this as she took apart one of the best players in the world on Rod Laver Arena. Gauff showed...

LEBRON RECORDS 10TH TRIPLE-DOUBLE OF THE SEASON IN WIN OVER NETS

LeBron James recorded his 10th triple-double of the season as the Los Angeles Lakers pulled away and beat the Brooklyn Nets 128-113 on Thursday night. James had 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in his 10th triple-double of the season as the Los Angeles Lakers made a season-high 19 three-pointers. James closed within 17 points of Kobe Bryant for third...

TODAY’S FORECAST – FRIDAY JANUARY 24, 2020

Our Z Weather Report and forecast for today sees a weak Trough across Jamaica. Additionally, there is a Stationary Front across the central Caribbean. The Met Office says the Trough is expected to linger across the island for the next few days. Expect cooler temperatures to continue across Jamaica today as the Stationary Front slowly weakens. On the National Scene this...

Grammys deny claims of nomination voting corruption

Deborah Dugan—the former Grammys president and CEO who was put on administrative leave following an allegation of misconduct from the former assistant of her predecessor, Neil Portnow—recently filed a complaint detailing her own allegations of sexual harassment, corruption, and racial discrimination within the Recording Academy. The complaint outlined what Dugan viewed as a corrupt nominations process for the Grammy Awards,...

Skilli Beng follows up with “50 Bag”

After dominating the latter part of 2019 with the hit song entitled "Brik Pon Brik", Dancehall Artiste Skilli Beng is now focused on building on the momentum, following the release of his latest effort, entitled "50 Bag". While noting how serious he is about making his mark on the dancehall scene, the deejay expressed to the Zee that he...

LIZZO ON THE COVER OF ROLLING STONE

Lizzo finally landed on the cover of Rolling Stone. Her arrival on the front-page of the magazine's February issue might be perfect timing, since it lands just ahead of what could be her biggest weekend yet career-wise, at Sunday's Grammy Awards. She has already graced the cover of Vogue, Essence, Entertainment Weekly and Time magazine. In the issue, Lizzo also owns...
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