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Man dead, two injured in Mandeville shooting 12:19 am

MANCHESTER, Jamaica- A man is dead and two people reportedly hospitalized following a shooting incident on Rembrandt Close off Manchester Road in Mandeville, Saturday night. Read More

Two more positive COVID-19 cases in Jamaica, total now 55 8:06 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica now has 55 confirmed cases of COVID-19. This is an increase of two over the total given yesterday.A release from the Ministry of Health and Wellness listed the new additions as:... Read More

Thirteen charged for breaching curfew regulations 7:25 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Police officers working in the Denham Town Zone of Special Operation last night arrested and charged 13 individuals for breaching the curfew order under the Disaster Risk Management Act.... Read More

Grange announces COVID-19 telethon 4:13 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, will launch a fund-raising initiative dubbed 'Telethon Jamaica: Together We Stand' towards providing additional resources to health services in the wake of COVID-19.... Read More

Confirmed coronavirus cases in US top 300,000: Johns Hopkins

Saturday, April, 4 2020 3:13 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States has topped 300,000 and there have been more than 8,100 deaths, Johns Hopkins University reported on Saturday. Read More

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

Saturday, April, 4 2020 1:32 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infections worldwide surpassed 1.1 million people while more than 60,000 people across 190 countries and territories. More than half of the world's population is now under lockdown conditions in a global effort to contain... Read More

Five men charged with illegal possession of firearm, ammunition

Saturday, April, 4 2020 1:20 pm    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — Five men who were arrested in connection with the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition along the Lodge main road in Mocho, Clarendon on Wednesday, March 25 have been charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. Read More

CDB makes US$140 million available to counter COVID-19, other disasters

Saturday, April, 4 2020 12:40 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved up to US$140 million to be used by the bank's borrowing member countries to tackle the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic and other shocks to their economy. Read More

China sending 1,000 ventilators to New York

Saturday, April, 4 2020 12:32 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that China is facilitating the shipment of 1,000 ventilators to his state, as he continues to shop for more of the lifesaving devices ahead of a growing number of coronavirus patients who are expected to need... Read More

Italy's intensive care virus cases drop for first time

Saturday, April, 4 2020 12:08 pm    

ROME, Italy (AFP) — Italy on Saturday saw its first drop in patients receiving intensive care for the coronavirus that has killed 15,362 people in the country and put the healthcare system under massive strain. Read More

OBSERVER ONLINE — On the streets during curfew, Jamaicans heeding the call – police are happy

Saturday, April, 4 2020 11:46 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The usual hustle and bustle associated with life in downtown Kingston were missing last night during the 8:00 pm – 6:00 am hours of the government imposed curfew. Read More

Ban on incoming passenger flights extended for 14 more days

Saturday, April, 4 2020 11:09 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaicans overseas who were hoping to be able to return home after today, with an early lifting of the ban on incoming passenger flights, will have to wait, at least, another two weeks. Read More

Chinese community makes $5 million contribution to western Jamaica COVID-19 efforts

Saturday, April, 4 2020 10:23 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Chinese community in Jamaica yesterday donated sanitation items worth $5 million to the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), as part of its contribution to the country's fight against the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More

UK COVID-19 deaths climb by new high of 708

Saturday, April, 4 2020 10:02 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain on Saturday reported 708 more deaths from COVID-19 in a new daily high, as the number of confirmed cases rose to nearly 42,000. Read More

Grenada informs the WHO about COVID-19 patient who fled the island

Saturday, April, 4 2020 9:46 am    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — Grenada's  acting Chief Medical officer, Dr Francis Martin, says the government has formally written to the International Health Regulations of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to inform them about a man who was confirmed positive for COVID-19, who then fled... Read More


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