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Devon House ordered closed

Sunday, July, 5 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Devon House will officially have to close its doors until the Government is satisfied that they will comply with gathering rules under the Disaster Risk Management Orders. Read More

Voters in Dominican Republic brave virus to elect new president

Sunday, July, 5 2020    

SANTO DOMINGO,†Dominican Republic (AFP)— Voters in the Dominican Republic braved a roaring coronavirus epidemic Sunday to cast their ballots for a new president and legislature of the Caribbean country. Read More

Mexico becomes fifth-hardest hit country in pandemic, surpassing France

Sunday, July, 5 2020    

MEXICO CITY,†Mexico (AFP)—Mexico's death toll from the new coronavirus rose to 30,366 Saturday, propelling it past France to become the country with the fifth-highest number of fatalities in the global pandemic, according to the health ministry. Read More

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

Sunday, July, 5 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infections worldwide has surpassed 11.2 million, while 530,865 people across 196 countries and territories have died and over 5.8 million people have recovered from the virus. Many countries have eased restrictions, but in... Read More

J'cans exempted from UK's COVID-19 quarantine rules

Saturday, July, 4 2020    

BRITAIN yesterday listed Jamaica among more than 50 countries exempted from its COVID-19 quarantine rules, but excluded the United States, which yesterday posted a record 53,000 new cases of the virus. Read More

July 4 test for US

Saturday, July, 4 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — The US headed into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays cancelled, beaches and bars closed, and health authorities warning that this will be a crucial test of Americans' self-control that could determine the... Read More

New arrangements for persons importing personal shipments

Saturday, July, 4 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) has revamped the arrangements for persons importing personal shipments valued up to US$5,000 to involve the mandatory use of the entity's Express Clearance Process facility. Read More

Haiti records 132 COVID-19 cases

Saturday, July, 4 2020    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC)— Haiti recorded a significant spike in the number of people testing positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) after having kept the figure below 100 for several days. Read More

Spain locks down 200,000 as US gears up for July 4 crowds

Saturday, July, 4 2020    

BARCELONA,†Spain†(AFP)— Spain†put 200,000 people back in confinement and England reopened its beloved pubs on Saturday as Europe stuttered its way out of lockdown while the United States braced for large crowds hitting the streets to celebrate Independence Day. Read More

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

Saturday, July, 4 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infections worldwide has surpassed 11.1 million, while 526,663people across 196 countries and territories have died and over 5.7 million people have recovered from the virus. Many countries have eased restrictions, but in... Read More

Florida reports nearly 9,500 new virus cases

Friday, July, 3 2020    

MIAMI, Florida (AP) — Florida reported 9,488 new confirmed cases and 67 deaths, a day after setting a new daily record with more than 10,000 cases. Read More

China aims to phase out sale of live poultry at food markets

Friday, July, 3 2020    

P…KIN, China (AFP) — China today vowed to gradually phase out the slaughter and sale of live poultry at food markets, in a move welcomed by animal rights activists amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

WHO urges countries to 'wake up' and halt virus

Friday, July, 3 2020    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization on Friday urged countries hit by serious coronavirus outbreaks to "wake up" to the realities on the ground instead of bickering, and to "take control". Read More

Jamaica exempted from Britain's COVID-19 quarantine rules

Friday, July, 3 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Britain on Friday listed Jamaica among more than 50 countries exempted from its COVID-19 quarantine rules, but excluded the United States, which yesterday posted a record 53,000 new cases of the virus. Read More

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

Friday, July, 3 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 10.8 million, while 521,384 people across 196 countries and territories have died, and over 5.5 million people have recovered from the virus. Many countries have eased restrictions, but in recent weeks,... Read More



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