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PM HOLNESS: You will be barred from leaving Jamaica 7:12 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness issued his sternest warning yet to people who landed in Jamaica, during the period March 18 - 23 and have not reported to the health authorities. Read More

Cornwall Bar supports call for curfew exemption 6:44 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — President of the Cornwall Bar Association Lambert Brown has come out in support of the Jamaican Bar Association's call for attorneys to be exempted from the seven-day nightly curfew imposed by Government on Wednesday.... Read More

Closure of Jamaica's borders extended, also quarantine in Cornpiece 5:23 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness is informing that the government will be extending the closer of the island's borders for an additional 14 days.... Read More

Six more positive COVID-19 cases in Jamaica, total now 53 4:50 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Six more Jamaicans have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton just announced at a media briefing at Jamaica House.This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Jamaica to 53.... Read More

FIFA cancels all June internationals over virus

Friday, April, 3 2020 4:46 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — All international football matches scheduled for June were postponed on Friday following the first meeting of FIFA's coronavirus working group. Read More

Forex: J$136.94 to one US dollar

Friday, April, 3 2020 4:15 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, April 3 ended trading at J$136.94 up by 51 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary. Read More

PAHO appeals for US$94.8 million to help Caribbean cope with COVID-19

Friday, April, 3 2020 4:05 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is appealing for US$94.8 million from donors to fund priority public health measures to help Caribbean and Latin American countries face the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More

Over 100 charged for violating curfew in Grenada

Friday, April, 3 2020 3:15 pm    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — Over 100 people are now facing charges for violating a mandatory 24 hour curfew in an effort to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Grace Foods provide meals for security personnel working during COVID-19 crisis

Friday, April, 3 2020 2:48 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police officers working at quarantine facilities in the Corn Piece community in Hayes, Clarendon, as well as, to officers assigned to some zones of special operations (ZOSOs) and states of emergency (SOE) are now benefiting from daily provision of 100 meals and... Read More

Reid, Pinnock lose court appeal

Friday, April, 3 2020 1:06 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Court of Appeal on Friday rejected an attempt by Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) President, Fritz Pinnock and Former Education Minister, Ruel Reid to appeal a decision made in the Full Court. Read More

Gov't could publish names of persons who fail to self-report

Friday, April, 3 2020 12:48 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, says the Government is considering publishing the names of persons who arrived in the country between March 18 and 23 and have failed to report to the ministry. Read More

Vendors return in Wuhan as China prepares virus memorial

Friday, April, 3 2020 12:31 pm    

WUHAN, China (AP) — Sidewalk vendors wearing face masks and gloves sold pork, tomatoes, carrots and other vegetables to shoppers Friday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began, as workers prepared for a national memorial this weekend for health workers and others who died... Read More

Corona beer producer halts brewing over virus

Friday, April, 3 2020 12:01 pm    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) - Two Mexican brewers, including the producers of Corona beer, have said they are reducing production because of the health emergency in the country over the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Coronavirus may spread through normal breathing – US scientists

Friday, April, 3 2020 11:17 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP)— The new coronavirus might spread through the air via normal breathing and speaking, a top US scientist said Friday as the government was poised to recommend the use of face masks for everyone. Read More

'Lean On Me,' 'Lovely Day' singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Friday, April, 3 2020 10:15 am    

CALIFORNIA, United States  — Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain't No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a... Read More


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