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Covid-19

Fashion can't spoil

After stitching his way to top of the second season of television reality show Mission Catwalk in 2012, Gregory “HOD” Williams became one of Jamaica's hottest fashion designers, with dancehall stars and other fashionistas beating a path to his door for the suits to rock any... Read More

How corona has changed the love game
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Canji lends a helping hand
The Jamaica Chapter of the Canji International Foundation, which has a long-term strategic goal of breaking barriers and increasing access and achievement in marginalised communities, has reached out to people in need during the novel coronavirus...... Read More

Judges but no jurors as courts reopen today
Court operations will resume on a phased basis across the island today with strict guidelines and health protocols.... Read More

PwC donates laptops to UWI

Monday, June, 1 2020    

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Jamaica has donated 20 laptops to The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona. Read More

Many US states scrambling as hurricane season begins amidst COVID-19

Monday, June, 1 2020    

Officials across southern United States are still scrambling to adjust their hurricane plans to the novel coronavirus. The big unknown: Where will people fleeing storms go? Read More

ECLAC warns that COVID-19 will lead to the biggest recession ever experienced by the region

Monday, June, 1 2020    

SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) — The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, has submitted to the member countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) the actions, proposals, and policy... Read More

Privacy concerns collide with public health needs in South Korea

Monday, June, 1 2020    

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a cramped office in eastern Seoul, Hwang Seungwon points a remote control toward a huge NASA-like overhead screen stretching across one of the walls. Read More

COVID-19 screening online platform to be launched soon

Monday, June, 1 2020    

MDLink, which offers online medical services via video, voice, or text messages, will be rolling out an artificial intelligence novel coronavirus screening online platform in collaboration with the IDB Lab, for members of the public. Read More

Two more crew members test positive for COVID-19

Monday, June, 1 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica recorded two more cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the island to 588. Read More

Pandemic antibiotics surge will cause more deaths – WHO

Monday, June, 1 2020    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP)— Increased antibiotics use in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic will strengthen bacterial resistance and ultimately lead to more deaths during the crisis and beyond, the World Health Organization said Monday. Read More

McNeill wants clarification on COVID-19 testing for int'l travellers

Monday, June, 1 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party's (PNP) spokesman on tourism, Dr Wykeham McNeill, is calling for clarification on the coronavirus testing protocol for international travellers to the island. Read More

UN agency recommends health guidelines for airlines

Monday, June, 1 2020    

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) — Mask wearing, temperature controls, disinfection of aircraft: the International Civil Aviation Organization on Monday published a series of health recommendations for a pandemic-hit airline industry as it relaunches air travel. Read More

Antigua and Barbuda reopens international airport

Monday, June, 1 2020    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Antigua and Barbuda Monday became the first Caribbean Community (Caricom) country to reopen its international airport amid stringent health protocols to prevent any reoccurrence of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More



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