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WHO launches pandemic response probe

Thursday, July, 9 2020    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization, which faced fierce US criticism over its handling of the coronavirus crisis, launched an independent panel on Thursday to review its response to the pandemic. Read More

Nearly 400,000 CARE applicants get payout

Thursday, July, 9 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr Nigel Clarke, says that as at July 1, disbursements had been made to 396,311 people out of 415,888 eligible applicants, under the Government's COVID Allocation of Resources for Employees (CARE) Programme. Read More

At 244 years, America is a broken, humiliated country

Raulston Nembhard | Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

On July 4 America celebrated its 244th year of Independence. This year, however, it rings false to even use the word “celebration”, given the state of the country and the sickening humiliation it has been undergoing under the leadership of President Donald... Read More

Brazil to become testing ground for COVID-19 vaccine

Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Brazil may be struggling in its battle against the novel coronavirus, but it is on the cutting edge of vaccine development with large-scale trials and the production of millions of doses on the horizon. Read More

United sending layoff notices to nearly half of US employees

Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

(AP)— United Airlines is warning 36,000 employees - nearly half its US staff - they could be furloughed in October, the clearest signal yet of how deeply the virus pandemic is hurting the airline industry. Read More

Woman dies trying to flee isolation — police

Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police are now investigating the death of a woman at the National Chest Hospital in St Andrew.According to the constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), the woman was admitted to the isolation ward of the hospital. Read More

Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don't reopen

Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

(AP)— President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold federal funding if schools don't reopen in the fall, and he lashed out at federal health officials over school reopening guidelines that he says are impractical and expensive. Read More

Haiti's COVID-19 death toll reaches 117

Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC)— Haiti has recorded four new deaths due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) as the French-speaking Caribbean Community (Caricom) said that the number of people testing positive for the virus had reached 6,432. Read More

COVID-19: Here's what you need to know today

Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infections worldwide has surpassed 11.8 million, while  544,311 people across 196 countries and territories have died and over 6.2 million people have recovered from the virus. Many countries have eased restrictions, but in... Read More

Britain to reveal post-coronavirus recovery plan

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain will Wednesday unveil a mini-budget to kickstart the UK economy, hoping costly infrastructure investment will help build its way out of the crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Read More

Eight new COVID-19 cases

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 745. Read More

US posts new daily virus case record of 60,209 — Johns Hopkins

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States, the country hardest hit by the coronavirus, today posted 60,209 new cases, a record for a 24-hour period, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. Read More

Latin America, Caribbean surpass 3 million virus cases

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AFP) — Latin America and the Caribbean today surpassed three million novel coronavirus cases, more than half of those in Brazil, according to an AFP tally. Read More

San Francisco holds off restaurant, bar openings

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

CALIFORNIA, United States (AP) — San Francisco is holding off on reopening indoor restaurants and outdoor bars because of continued coronavirus infections. Read More

Gaming lounges reopen tomorrow

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Gaming lounges are set to reopen tomorrow, Minister of Finance and the Public Service Nigel Clarke has announced.Dr Clarke announced the reopening in the House of Representatives this afternoon. Read More



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