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United Way of Jamaica seeks to raise $120m for COVID support

Friday, October, 23 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Corporate companies and individuals yesterday pledged their support of the United Way of Jamaica (UWJ) 2020/21 Fundraising Campaign during its virtual Nation Builders' Award Ceremony to honour companies and individuals who contribute to mation building. Read More

IMF describes COVID-19 pandemic as a 'crisis like no other' for Caribbean

Friday, October, 23 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday said the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the Caribbean has been “massive”, particularly for tourism-dependent countries in the region, but that lower commodity prices were... Read More

Global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids just starting

Friday, October, 23 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — The global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning — a lagging start that has some US paediatricians worried they may not know if any shots work for young children in time for the next school... Read More

US sees daily record of nearly 80,000 new COVID-19 cases

Friday, October, 23 2020    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP)— A record of nearly 80,000 new COVID-19 infections over the course of a day were reported in the United States on Friday, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University. Read More

Special curfew for Rae Town, Cornwall Courts

Friday, October, 23 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The areas of Rae Town in Kingston and Cornwall Courts in St James are being placed under special area curfew. This will take effect from today at 6:00 pm until 5:00 am on Friday, November 6. Read More

France surpasses 1 million coronavirus cases

Friday, October, 23 2020    

PARIS, France — France has surpassed 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic, becoming the second country in Western Europe after Spain to reach the mark. Read More

IMF warns pandemic persistence clouds Latin America and Caribbean recovery

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Thursday said that the coronavirus pandemic has hit Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) harder than other parts of the world, both in human and economic terms. Read More

Human trials for new COVID-19 vaccine approved for Cayman Islands

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — A healthcare facility in the Cayman Islands has been granted permission to enter into phase one of a clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine. Read More

CCRP expresses concern at COVID-19 outbreak at Golden Age Home

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) says it is deeply concerned at the cluster of COVID-19 cases at the Golden Age Home in Vineyard Town, Kingston. Read More

France extends COVID curfew to cover 46 million people

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — France on Thursday extended the anti-COVID curfew in place in nine cities to large parts of the country, taking to 46 million the number of people forced to stay indoors at night. Read More

US regulators, experts take up thorny vaccine study issues

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — The US regulators who will decide the fate of COVID-19 vaccines took an unusual step Thursday: Asking outside scientists if their standards are high enough. Read More

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

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 41.3 million, with over 1.1 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 28.2 million having recovered from the virus. Many countries have eased restrictions on movement and... Read More

155 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica has recorded 155 new cases of the novel coronavirus and confirmed five deaths as a result of the virus in the last 24 hours. Read More

WRHA safeguards well-being of vector-control workers

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) says the region continues to adequately safeguard the well-being of vector-control workers as they work to destroy mosquito breeding sites, in the face of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More

Oxford vaccine trial continues amid death report

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — The University of Oxford says the late-stage trial of its COVID-19 vaccine in Brazil will continue following reports of a participant's death. Read More



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