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Spain sees 3rd daily drop in coronavirus deaths 9:31 am

MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Spain saw its third consecutive daily decline in the number of people dying from the coronavirus pandemic as the country recorded another 674... Read More

Pope celebrates without public in St Peter's 9:08 am
VATICAN CITY, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday Mass without the public because of the coronavirus pandemic, which he said should focus people's attention...... Read More

Man dead, two injured in Mandeville shooting 12:19 am
MANCHESTER, Jamaica- A man is dead and two people reportedly hospitalized following a shooting incident on Rembrandt Close off Manchester Road in Mandeville, Saturday...... Read More

Two more positive COVID-19 cases in Jamaica, total now 55 8:06 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica now has 55 confirmed cases of COVID-19. This is an increase of two over the total given yesterday.... Read More

Thirteen charged for breaching curfew regulations 7:25 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Police officers working in the Denham Town Zone of Special Operation last night arrested and charged 13 individuals for breaching the curfew order under the...... Read More

Grange announces COVID-19 telethon 4:13 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, will launch a fund-raising initiative dubbed 'Telethon Jamaica: Together We...... Read More

Confirmed coronavirus cases in US top 300,000: Johns Hopkins 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States has topped 300,000 and there have been more than 8,100 deaths, Johns Hopkins...... Read More

COVID-19: Here's what you need to know today1:32 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infections worldwide surpassed 1.1 million people while more than 60,000 people across 190 countries...... Read More

NEWS

COVID-19 demand makes lupus drug scarce

An increasing number of doctors are prescribing a drug used to treat lupus and other autoimmune conditions to anyone demanding the medication, has led to a shortage,... Read More

Levy, SVL taking BGLC to court over lottery licence
Deputy chairman of Supreme Ventures Ltd (SVL), Ian Kent Levy has filed an application in the Supreme Court seeking a stay of proceedings, or alternatively, an...... Read More

ENT doctors timid in face of COVID-19
FRONT line medical staff across the island have expressed their personal fears as they put on a brave face in the battle against coronavirus, but for ear, nose and...... Read More

Panton slaps attorneys who give clients impression they know how court will rule
Distinguished retired jurist Seymour Panton has slapped attorneys who give their clients the impression that they can predict the outcome of cases when a court reserves...... Read More

SPORT

Training lay-off gives thrower Dacres more time to focus on business venture

Despite the postponement of the Olympic Games and on the current curfew imposed on island, Jamaica's champion discus thrower Fedrick Dacres is making... Read More

Physical trainer Henry flexes creative muscle in keeping footballers in shape
As a physical trainer, Jason “Buju” Henry is used to being heavily tasked with fuelling players of many teams — school, club and...... Read More

Kobe Bryant heads 2020 Hall of Fame honorees
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant headed a star-studded list of honorees named to basketball's 2020 Hall of Fame...... Read More

Overseas-based senior gymnasts inspiring locals during COVID-19 challenge
Even as the world continues to be ravaged by the Covid-19, many athletes are still being urged to maintain their fitness levels by their coaches and sports...... Read More

BUSINESS

First Rock

Sunday Finance can confirm that real estate development and private equity outfit First Rock Capital Holdings is undertaking an almost $2-billion upscale residential... Read More

It was the best of times, 'twas the worst of times
In the field of disasters, COVID-19 is unique as its unrelenting disastrous effects simultaneously undermine the health and economic sectors of a...... Read More

Digicel brokers deal to reduce debt
REGIONAL telecoms giant Digicel has brokered a deal, which — if accepted by all its bondholders — could result in significant reductions in its mounting...... Read More

Good LUCK with COVID-19
It's difficult not to talk about this mushrooming health crisis. Every week seems worse than the previous ones. However, if only for the sake of maintaining our mental...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Virtual reign for Miss World

The Miss World Organization has been forced to review the reign of the current titleholder Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh, in light of the pandemic due to the novel... Read More

No 'Best of the Best' for 2020
The organisers of the popular stage show 'Best of the Best', which has been held in Miami, Florida, for the past 13 years, have decided to cancel this year's staging...... Read More

Online performances a plenty
The onset of restrictions on mass gatherings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the entertainment fraternity to become more creative. As...... Read More

Toni-Ann encourages Jamaicans
Meanwhile, Miss World Toni-Ann Singh is encouraging her fellow Jamaicans to use the time currently being spent in quarantine or self-imposed isolation...... Read More

COLUMNS

COVID-19: Heroes, challenges and lessons

A villager who wants to eat bread should send bush meat to the city. — Ovambo proverb, Namibia  Read More

'Agri at Heart' to 'Agri-Smart'
Agriculture is an important and sustainable contributor to Jamaica's economic development. Its contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP) in...... Read More

In search of their demons
Some years ago, whilst pursuing my master's degree, I began attempting to understand the killers I was spending my life fighting. It was somewhat necessary for my...... Read More

Extraordinary times demand extraordinary measures
Only by coming together will the world be able to face down the COVID-19 pandemic and its shattering consequences.... Read More

REGIONAL

Political reps say 'yes' to JISCo dust control project

NAIN, St Elizabeth — Political representatives are giving a guarded thumbs up to efforts by JISCo Alpart Jamaica to contain dust pollution from the... Read More

'Agriculture over tourism'
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COVID-19 brings water to residents of Friendship division
FRIENDSHIP, Westmoreland - In light of the increased cases of the global pandemic COVID-19, water is now being trucked to residents...... Read More

'Six to Six is better'
FALMOUTH, Trelawny - Vendors plying their wares at the Falmouth and Charles Gordon markets in Falmouth and Montego Bay respectively,...... Read More

EDITORIALS

The world after COVID-19

Understandably , the urgency of today's race to control the COVID-19 pandemic is consuming humanity. However, it would be extremely foolhardy to ignore... Read More

No easy way out
We have been hearing since it was first identified in Wuhan, China late last year that among the biggest challenges facing the world in relation to the novel...... Read More

Opportunities for agriculture after COVID-19
Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) President Richard Pandohie makes a valid point in his suggestion that farmers and the wider agricultural sector...... Read More

Burying a loved one in the era of COVID-19
The pain of burying a loved one is becoming even more excruciating as traditional norms of extended ceremony and eulogy are having to be abandoned in...... Read More

AUTO

VW Amarok V6: Unmatched, unrivalled

WHEN we tested the Volkswagen Amarok last year, we nicknamed it Pickup GTI for the punchy performance from its two-litre twin-turbocharged diesel four-cylinder motor... Read More

JAA focuses on essential services
Jamaica Automobile Association (JAA) has made a move to retain some of its core services, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) local...... Read More

BUSINESS AS USUAL
Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) says its bus service within the Kingston Metropolitan Region (KMR), including Kingston, St. Andrew and parts of St...... Read More

Ferrari boss sees January end to F1 season
ROME, Italy (AFP) — Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto believes the coronavirus-hit Formula One schedule could push the world championship into a January...... Read More

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