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Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus5:38 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a... Read More

French club doctor 'commits suicide' after coronavirus diagnosis5:10 pm
REIMS, France (AFP) - French Ligue 1 club Reims were on Sunday in mourning for long-serving club doctor Bernard Gonzalez who committed suicide after being...... Read More

Three more test positive for COVID-194:18 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reporting that three more people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.... Read More

Cellphone find leads to injury of four at Richmond Farm Adult Correctional Centre 4:06 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The following is a statement from Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of National Security Matthew Samuda following an incident at...... Read More

UK PM in hospital for precautionary COVID-19 tests: office 3:25 pm
LONDON, England — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken to hospital on Sunday for tests, his office said, 10 days after he tested positive for...... Read More

Queen Elizabeth II says collective effort will defeat COVID-19 3:23 pm
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday thanked healthcare workers on the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus outbreak, promising that a...... Read More

US navy captain fired for voicing virus concern tests positive: report 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - The US naval commander whose widely publicized plea for help for his coronavirus-affected crew led to his dismissal has reportedly himself...... Read More

Louisiana reports 68 coronavirus-related deaths3:03 pm
LOUISIANA, United States — Louisiana health officials reported 68 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, marking the state's biggest jump in reported deaths since the...... Read More


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

Just keep moving: Lunges
IT'S week three of our fitness feature with Sagicor Wellness Ambassador Shani McGraham Shirley, and we hope you've been enjoying the exercises and incorporating them in...... Read More


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


First Rock to build Liguanea town house development

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

Missing car title slows insurance claim
Dear ClaudienneIn an accident on June 5, 2019, I almost lost my life, and my car — a Mazda Premacy — was totally written off.... Read More


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


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

Hogwash! NIDS is no saviour?
The coronavirus pandemic has hit like nothing anyone has seen in decades. First World countries initially disbelieved. Their responses were slow. We...... Read More

No room for complacency
We are now well into the community phase of the advancing pandemic COVID-19. It only took one month, March, to drag us through the...... Read More

COVID-19: Impact and Lessons on the road to a united nations
There are certain life lessons that you can only learn in the struggle. — Idowu Koyenikan ... Read More


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


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


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

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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