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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

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

US Supreme Court Rules In Support Of Abortion Rights

The United States Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, in its first big abortion ruling under the Trump administration. The law included a requirement that doctors who perform abortions have an arrangement called “admitting privileges”Read More

Another Cultural Institution Stolen by Big Real Estate Developers?

BROOKLYN, NY – January 8, 2020 —  What’s happening in our community? A question passersby should ask themselves as they walk past the newly renovated site of the historic The Black Lady Theatre in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Early last week,Read More


A strong and deep 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of southwest Japan early Sunday, the US Geological Survey said. No tsunami warning was issued. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage caused by the earthquake, which had amRead More

Border Patrol Agent Found Dead While Patrolling New Mexico Trail

A first-year US Border Patrol agent was found dead while patrolling a remote New Mexico trail, officials said. Border Patrol officials said Saturday that agent Johan Mordan, 26, was on duty when other agents lost communication with him in theRead More

Travel Authorization Protocols Now in Effect for Jamaican Nationals and Visitors

Travel authorization protocols are now in effect for Jamaican nationals and non- nationals arriving on the island. Speaking during a digital press briefing on Friday June 12, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced that both categories of persons will require aRead More

COVID Carre Package Update

Just over a month ago, JDTAN announced a partnership with LASCO Chin Foundation to bolster the distribution of COVID-Care Packages to communities and families in need. Shortly after we announced our partnership, the Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations (UJAA) andRead More

Jamaicans across the Diaspora celebrate Jamaica Diaspora Day on June 16th

On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, Jamaica worldwide will join together to celebrate Jamaica Diaspora Day with a full day of virtual sessions. The event hosted by the Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network (JDTAN) in association with will highlight the extraordinary work andRead More


“Thy love divine hath led us in the past In this free land with thee our lot is cast Be thou our ruler, guardian, guide and stay Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.” Oh Lord, we are stunned andRead More

George Floyd To Be Buried In Houston Today

George Floyd, the man who has inspired several anti-racist protests across the world, will be buried in Houston, Texas today. His burial comes two weeks after his death while being held by police in a Minneapolis street. Videos circulating onRead More

Policeman who pinned George Floyd facing charges of manslaughter and third-degree murder

Derek Chauvin, the policeman who detained George Floyd has been arrested and charged with manslaughter and third-degree murder. On Friday, a prosector formally charged the policeman who had detained Floyd, an unarmed African American, and pinned him down with hisRead More

No Justice No Peace!

  This protest “A Vigil in Solidarity” was hosted by Delaware Valley Action a nonprofit organization in Pike County, PA located in front of the Historical Pike County Courthouse. According to roots reggae artist Nick Dillon otherwise, know as D’OriginalRead More


The coronavirus pandemic is having a major impact on many families throughout the world. The biggest fear for many people is that; it will shatter their unaccomplished dreams, stop some of them to enjoy what they have accomplished in theirRead More

IMF praises Jamaica’s economic reforms following COVID-19 outbreak

The International Monetary Fund has praised Jamaica’s efforts in reforming its economy and its fiscal discipline while facing the coronavirus crisis. The country was commended by IMF’s Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, who said that Jamaica’s economic reforms and its nationalRead More

Gov. DeSantis confirms Florida is entering “full Phase One”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has confirmed that Florida will be moving into a new phase following the lockdown, starting today. The governor, speaking at a press conference in Jacksonville on Friday said that the state would be moving into “phaseRead More

Mississippi legislators vote to unlock $300 million in business grants

Mississippi legislators voted this week to enable new grants for small businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The total cost of the program is estimated to be around $300 million, and businesses will be eligible to applyRead More

IMF, World Bank Urged to Cancel Debt of Poorest Nations

Politicians from around the world on Wednesday petitioned the International Monetary Fund (MF) and World Bank to cancel the debt of the poorest countries in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative, led by former United States presidential candidate SenatorRead More

California Moving University Classes Online Ahead of Fall Semester

University classes in California are moving online ahead of the fall semester due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement was made shortly after US top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told Congress that lifting the sweeping lockdownsRead More

Mixed Reaction to New York’s subway shutdown

New Yorkers are already showing mixed reactions to the shutdown of subways amidst a rapid increase in its daily coronavirus cases. Last week, for the first time, the trains stopped running between the hours of 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.,Read More

Russia to Ease Coronavirus Restrictions Despite Surge in New Cases

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced plans to ease coronavirus restrictions in Russia as of Tuesday. During a televised broadcast on Monday, the President also announced  new measures to support the Russian economy as well as welfare payments for familiesRead More

Senior executive leadership of UWI sets up student fund

The University of the West Indies’ senior executive team has allocated a percentage of their annual salaries towards a student hardship fund. The executive leadership team which includes pro-vice chancellors, campus principals, the university bursar, the vice-chancellor, and registrar allRead More

Doctors overwhelmed as officials struggle to remove bodies from Brooklyn funeral home

New York (ONN) – Officials were back at a Brooklyn funeral home this week after it was reported that there were four trucks containing up to 60 bodies onsite, with nowhere for them to go. CNN reports that the AndrewRead More

Jamaica Records its First Covid-19 Death

Jamaica has recorded its first Covid-19 death. The deceased is a 79 year old male from Lionel Town Clarendon, who was taken to the Mandeville Regional Hospital on Monday with flu like symptoms. In a press briefing this afternoon, ChiefRead More

Jamaica Confirms First case of COVID-19

Jamaica has confirmed its first imported case of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The announcement was made by Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. Christopher Tufton, during a press briefing at the ministry’s New Kingston offices this afternoon. The Health MinisterRead More

Bloomberg Enters 2020 Presidential Race

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg formally announced his 2020 presidential campaign over the weekend. The multi-billionaire and politician made the announcement that he is running in the crowded race for the Democratic presidential nomination, after weeks of speculation.Read More

Marine Charged for Haiti Gun-smuggling

An American marine is facing federal charges in North Carolina for smuggling guns into Haiti last month.  The marine, who is also a native of Haiti, was arrested upon arrival to the Caribbean nation on Nov. 12, and subsequently detainedRead More

While It Is a Good Idea For Garifuna People In The Diaspora To Visit Their Motherland, It Is The Opposite For Those From St Vincent & The Grenadines

From the time our people were forcefully removed from Baliceaux, St Vincent & The Grenadines where they were imprisoned, tortured, killed and buried in 1797 to Roatan, Honduras their lives have never been the same in the countries of; Honduras,Read More