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'Act responsibly and follow protocols' — Tufton 2:45 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, says that as the nation returns to work tomorrow, people are being advised to act responsibly and follow the protocols implemented to protect employers, employees and customers from COVID-19 while lessening the... Read More

INDECOM investigating Susan Bogle's death 2:34 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is assuring the public that there is a thorough, ongoing investigation into the fatal shooting of 44-year-old Susan Bogle in August Town on Wednesday, May 27.... Read More

Journalists covering US protests find themselves under attack 1:41 pm
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Journalists covering nationwide protests over the death of a black man at police hands in Minneapolis have found themselves under attack, by police and at times by protesters.... Read More

Record number of virus cases, 1,000 dead in 24 hours in Brazil 12:12 pm
BRASÍLIA, Brazil (AFP) — Brazil registered a new record in COVID-19 cases and more than 1,000 dead in a 24 hour period, according to official figures out Thursday.... Read More

Hanover residents urged to continue following COVID guidelines

Sunday, May, 31 2020 11:46 am    

HANOVER, Jamaica — Residents in Hanover are being urged to continue following COVID-19 guidelines set out by the Ministry of Health and Wellness as part of efforts to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. Read More

Canadian cannabis companies withdraw from Jamaican market

Sunday, May, 31 2020 10:50 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Several Canadian companies, which are licensed producers of cannabis, are leaving the Jamaican market due to stalled governmental decisions on export licenses. Read More

JFJ calls for swift investigation into Susan Bogle's death

Sunday, May, 31 2020 10:06 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) has joined the call for a swift and thorough investigation into the killing of a disabled woman from the August town community on Wednesday, May 27. Read More

Trinidad records new COVID case after nearly a month

Sunday, May, 31 2020 9:45 am    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago health authorities Saturday night confirmed that the island had recorded a new case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) after almost a month, as the country moved towards further re-opening of its economy that had been locked down since... Read More

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

Sunday, May, 31 2020 9:29 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infections worldwide surpassed six million while 369,086 people across 196 countries and territories have died. Over 2.5 million people have recovered from the virus, as some countries slowly begin to ease restrictions in... Read More

Six new COVID-19 cases

Saturday, May, 30 2020 8:19 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica has recorded six new COVID-19 cases and one more recovery in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness. This means that the island now has 581 confirmed cases of the virus and 280 recoveries. Read More

All 204 Jamaicans aboard Disney vessel disembark

Saturday, May, 30 2020 7:41 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A total of 204 Jamaicans who were aboard a Disney vessel, which had docked at the Falmouth Port in Trelawny on Friday have disembarked. Regional director of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) Errol Greene told OBSERVER ONLINE this evening that all... Read More

Trump says will not allow mob violence to rule

Saturday, May, 30 2020 4:54 pm    

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — US President Donald Trump says he will not tolerate mob violence during demonstrations over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Read More

Possible abduction turns out to be domestic dispute — police

Saturday, May, 30 2020 4:06 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — An incident this morning that was being investigated as a possible abduction in Portmore, St Catherine, based on a report from a resident, turned out to be a domestic dispute, says the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Read More

SpaceX lifts off on historic private crewed flight to ISS

Saturday, May, 30 2020 3:46 pm    

United States (AFP) — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying two veteran NASA astronauts lifted off for the International Space Station on Saturday, the first crewed space flight from US soil in nine years and the first ever by a commercial company. Read More

Health Ministry reviewing protocols to reopen tourism industry

Saturday, May, 30 2020 3:12 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reviewing protocols to facilitate the reopening of the tourism industry, which was adversely impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More



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