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Month: July 2020

US Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 150,000

The United States coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths surpassed 150,000 on Wednesday, a number higher than in any other country and nearly a quarter of the world’s total. A Johns Hopkins University report revealed that the country’s coronavirus death toll was 150,676 as of WednesdayRead More

Man shot dead for ‘blasphemy’ in Pakistan courtroom

A man accused of blasphemy was shot and killed in a courtroom in Pakistan on Wednesday. Police officials say Tahir Ahmad Naseem,  was on trial for claiming he was a prophet when he was shot six times during a hearing in hisRead More

Buju Wins Jamaica Festival Song Competition 2020

Just in case you missed all the headlines, Buju Banton was voted the winner of the 2020 JCDC Festival Song Competition! The last time I was so excited about Festival was in 1984, which was also the year I migrated. IRead More

Donald Trump’s Complete Lack of Empathy has had Thousands of Covid Victims Pay with their Lives 

Empathy : the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.   All successful politicians are probably lacking in this area.   The stream of lies they must tell on a daily must be debilitating, and the overall processRead More

Portland : The Prospect of Civil War is more Scary than a Police State

America is raging.  The death of George Floyd has caused protests across the nation.  Cities are struggling to contain the chaos, and violence has infiltrated the peaceful aspect.  As expected, the unrest has Donald Trump exploiting the divide and feigningRead More

Trump Hints At Closure of More Chinese Consulates Amid Allegations of Visa Fraud

Tensions are brewing between the United States and China following the forced closure by Washington of Beijing’s consulate in Houston. The closure was made amid revelations that federal prosecutors are seeking a Chinese scientist accused of visa fraud who they say isRead More

Suspect in Shooting of Federal Judge’s Son And Husband has died

The person suspected of killing the son of federal judge Esther Salas on Sunday at her North Brunswick home has died of what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Law enforcement sources say that 20-year-old Daniel Anderl, a student atRead More

Over 2000 teachers registered to attend the Virtual Education Summit

Over 2000 teachers registered and over 1000 admitted to the Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force (JDETF) Virtual Advancement in Education Summit, July 7-9, 2020.  The annual flagship event was JDETF’s fifth summit and its first virtual staging. The event initially plannedRead More

Man Rushed to Hospital Following Crash Along Bay Park Way, Brooklyn New York

A man was rushed to hospital early this morning following a motor vehicle accident along Bay Park Way, Brooklyn New York. It appeared the driver was driving under the influence when he crashed into a Man Lift along the sideRead More

Britain Expecting Normality by Christmas, But Prepares for Second COVID-19 Wave

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is hopeful the country will return to normality before Christmas even though he has warned against a potential increase of the coronavirus. Britain’s death toll is the highest in Europe with more than 45,000 confirmedRead More

Federal judge demands copy of executive order following Roger Stone’s commutation

A US District Judge has ordered parties involved in Roger Stone’s commutation to provide a copy of the executive order by Tuesday. The new request in relation to President Trump’s executive order to “commute the entirety of the prison sentenceRead More

132 Million at Risk of Suffering Chronic Hunger Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The United Nations has warned that some 132 million people could suffer from chronic hunger by the end of the year. In a new report released on Monday, the UN has called on governments to adopt a set of policyRead More

Federal investigators seize 81 vehicles bound for Venezuela in smuggling ring operation

The U.S. has seized 81 vehicles headed for Venezuela that were part of a smuggling ring which had deep rooted connections to political and wealthy individuals. Federal investigators announced Wednesday that they had seized the vehicles with a market valueRead More

More Than 20 Black Men Wrongly Charged – Report Shows

An investigative report released in New York on Thursday, has detailed 25 wrongful convictions by The Kings County District Attorney’s office, which have resulted in persons spending 426 combined years behind bars. Al Jazeera says the report which is titled “426Read More

Dream App Now A Reality: Jamaican Woman Develops Bible Quiz App

Living by her mantra, “I can do all things through Christ”, Author and Christian Minister, Shadeen Anglin, has ventured into the male dominated world of game app development, to create what she describes as the ultimate game for families. TheRead More

GIVING BACK THE LOTTERY CONTRACT TO BRADS A HUGE MISTAKE

When the United States became a country, education was not a priority for the government so it became a responsibility for the churches. The churches were also afraid of the government converting their children through different religious beliefs so theyRead More

The Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force hosts its first-ever Virtual Advancement in Education Summit

July 3, 2020 – The Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force (JDETF) will host its Virtual Advancement in Education Summit on July 7-9, 2020. The annual flagship event is JDETF’s fifth summit and its first virtual staging since its inception inRead More

Jamaican Cultural Connection Now Celebrates Ten Years Of Existence Amid Covid-19

By now everyone is aware of the devastation this virus has caused or could cause due to public gathering.  So, the venue of Zoom was the choice for this organization to meet, select, vote, and inaugurate a new president.  RosemarieRead More

Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested for Role Played In Sexual Abuse of Minors

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, the one time girlfriend of convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, has been charged in the US. She is accused of assisting Epstein with recruiting, grooming and abusing minors as young as 14 years as part ofRead More

British Airways’ treatment of staff ‘a disgrace’, say MPs

British Airways’ (BA) treatment of staff during the coronavirus crisis “is a national disgrace”, MPs have claimed. A Transport Select Committee report accuses the airline of a “calculated attempt to take advantage” of the pandemic by cutting thousands of jobs andRead More

Labor Department to end unemployment benefits 1 week early

The United States Labor Department has confirmed that a large majority of Americans will be cut off from receiving their $600 weekly unemployment benefits 7 days early. According to NewsWeek, this is due to a technicality affecting the unemployment benefitsRead More

A Response To Brian Plummer’s Letter On Venezuela

Adjunct Professor of History and Political Science The United States is in a Cold War with China and Iran – not Russia. China is now the richest country in the world because of the amount of goods they export toRead More

A gathering of historic proportions – Jamaica Diaspora day Live Online Virtual Celebration

A gathering of historic proportions, Jamaica Diaspora day was the first-ever virtual and global all-day event of this nature, which saw the broadcast and streaming of eleven (11) consecutive sessions throughout the day live on Jamaicans.com Facebook platform, OneLoveJamaica. EachRead More