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Caribbean countries urged to make full use of new United States initiative

Friday, July, 3 2020    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC)— Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries have been urged to respond “positively” to a United States initiative that would allow regional countries to access funding from a number of international financial institutions as they recover from the impact of... Read More

Antigua and Barbuda re-examines conditions for entry

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The Antigua and Barbuda Government says it has re-examined the conditions under which visitors and nationals returning home can enter the island because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More

Florida again breaks daily virus case record at more than 10,000

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Florida today reported a record of more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases, as it struggles to rein in the virus's spread, blamed in part on young people congregating in the US state. Read More

Haiti's COVID cases pass 6,000

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haiti became the first Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to pass the 6,000 mark, recording 65 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours. Read More

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

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 10.7 million, while 516,369 people across 196 countries and territories have died, and over 5.4 million people have recovered from the virus. Many countries have eased restrictions, but in... Read More

Dominica prepared to leave borders closed until December — PM

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — The Dominica government says it is prepared to close the island until December even as it announced plans to re-open its borders to international travel in August. Read More

Grim UN report underscores need to safely reopen tourism sector — Bartlett

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett says that a report published yesterday by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development outlining the projected fallout for the global economy and in particular countries like Jamaica, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic... Read More

Ward uses COVID-19 downtime to create $5-m gym for employees

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 2 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - While many businesses across western Jamaica were downsizing amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic, prominent Montego Bay businessman, Howard Ward, was busy converting a section of his Ironshore offices to a gym... Read More

J'can embassy in Washington, DC reopens after COVID-19 lockdown

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

AUDREY Marks, Jamaica's ambassador to the United States and permanent representative to the Organization of American States, has announced the reopening of the Offices of the Jamaican embassy in Washington, DC, USA. Read More

US marks record 53,069 coronavirus cases in 24 hours – tracker

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP)— The US notched more than 53,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours Thursday, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed, a new one-day record as infections surge around the country. Read More

“COVID a keep”, says Tufton

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, says COVID-19 still presents a clear threat to the island and urged citizens and visitors alike to take the protocols seriously. Read More

8 new COVID-19 cases

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Ministry of Health and Wellness says eight new samples have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 715. Read More

US virus cases smash daily record as global infections soar

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

LOS ANGELES, United States  (AFP)— New daily coronavirus cases in the United States soared past 50,000 for the first time Wednesday, as the World Health Organization delivered a grave warning that the global pandemic is accelerating. Read More

Cinemas, playhouses re-open; dining out allowed

Wednesday, July, 1 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has announced that cinemas, playhouses and theatres will be conditionally re-opened for a period of 14 days effective Sunday, July 5. Read More

McKenzie threatens closure for beaches, rivers that breach COVID protocols

Wednesday, July, 1 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie says that effective tomorrow, July 2, all beaches and rivers will be strictly monitored and those found to be in breach of the protocols will be closed with immediate effect. Read More



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