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Early Detection Saves Lives

On a flight back from New York in late April 2013; I reflected on the week I just spent with my mother and my sisters Sonia and Sharon. But my reflection was mostly on Sharon, the sister I followed asRead More

COVID-19 GRANTS PRE-APPROVED TO COUNTRIES

A major international humanitarian organization has pre-approved grants to countries that are experiencing financial difficulties primarily as a result of the onslaught of the global pandemic. The Sovereign Kingdom of Manna has called a Zoom Meeting with major stakeholders forRead More

PRESIDENT TRUMP – BACK AT THE WHITE HOUSE!!!

With mask removed as he arrived back at the White House following days of hospitalization for CORONAVIRUS, U.S. President Donald Trump was discharged Monday evening from Walter Reed Medical Center near Washington. US President Donald Trump has left hospital, three days afterRead More

FORMER PNP CABINET MINISTER DR D.K. DUNCAN DIES

Former Cabinet Minister and General Secretary of the People’s National Party, PNP, Jamaica Dr Donald Keith (DK) Duncan died on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica. The 80-year-old Dentist was recovering in hospitalRead More

REV DEVERE NUGENT TAKES UP PASTORAL DUTIES AT EAST QUEEN STREET BAPTIST, KINGSTON

The historic East Queen Street Baptist Church, Downtown, Kingston will receive a new pastor on the first Sunday of October 2020. REV DEVERE NUGENT, who accepted the call of God to serve at East Queen Street, served the William KnibbRead More

Diaspora Engagement for Jamaica’s Growth and Development

September 14, 2020 – The Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network (JDTAN), the sector-based network with members across 21 countries, will host its Annual General Meeting (AGM) under the theme Reflections from Our Partners: Diaspora Engagement for Jamaica’s Growth and Development.Read More

HOLNESS COMMITS TO BUILDING AN ACCOUNTABLE GOV’T DURING FIRST SPEECH AS PRIME MINISTER

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, has  committed to strengthening the government’s anti-corruption framework, as he seeks to maintain public trust. Mr. Holness who was speaking during his first address to the nation as Prime Minister, since his September 3 re-election,  notedRead More

India Building Collapse, Dozens Feared Trapped

At least 60 are feared trapped in the debris of a five-storey building that collapsed in an industrial town in western India’s Maharashtra state, officials said. According to Reuters news agency, not all the roughly 200 residents of the  47Read More

The Jamaica Diaspora Health Taskforce rolls out a series of online Seminars

August 17, 2020 – The advent of the novel coronavirus has brought a halt to many pre-approved plans for 2020 and has made it virtually impossible to execute the usual health missions to Jamaica every year. The Jamaica Diaspora HealthRead More

US, China Talks Postponed This Weekend

The U.S. and China have postponed a review of their Phase 1 trade deal progress initially slated for Saturday, sources familiar with the plans told Reuters. The talks that would involve Chinese Vice Premier Liu, U.S. Trade Representative Robert LighthizerRead More

Back to School Supplies Drive

Following the success of the COVID-19 Care package project which to date has distributed over 14,000 packages, JDTAN and partners will be supporting the  Crime Prevention and Community Safety branch of the Ministry of National Security’s Back-to-school initiative to provideRead More

Concerns Deepen over Russia’s “Speedy” Roll-out of Covid-19 Vaccine

Concerns are looming over Russia’s announcement, that it has registered a vaccine which its President, Vladimir Putin said will offer “sustainable immunity” against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. On Tuesday, Putin announced Russia was the first country to registerRead More

Jamaican Organizations In Canada To Celebrate 58th Year of Independence

On August 6 – 8, 2020, Jamaican organizations across Canada will come together to celebrate Jamaica’s 58th year of Independence in a special three-day event! This year, due to the ongoing pandemic, celebrations could not be held in person asRead More

Trump Confirms US Election Set For Nov. 3 As Planned

US President Donald Trump, has shut down speculations that the presidential election will be delayed, noting there will be an election on November 3 as planned. Trump on Thursday suggested delaying the U.S. elections, an idea that was greatly opposedRead More

PM Holness says Children Must not be discriminated Against

Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness has expressed concerns about children who are discriminated against and are barred from attending school due to their hair style. His response came amid a court ruling on the case surrounding a seven-year-old JamaicanRead More

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