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Booming sales at Kingston and St Andrew farmers' market

Monday, July, 6 2020 10:22 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Farmer from East Kirkland Heights, St Andrew, Glenroy Crossman, had brought a carload of mainly fruits and vegetables to Friday's farmers' market at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries' Hope Gardens playfield. Read More

COVID-19 imperils AIDS progress, UN warns

Monday, July, 6 2020 9:46 am    

PARIS, France (AFP) — COVID-19 could cause an additional half a million AIDS deaths if treatment is disrupted long term, the United Nations said Monday in a warning that the pandemic was jeopardising years of progress against HIV. Read More

Trinidad dancehall artiste shot and killed

Monday, July, 6 2020 9:35 am    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Police are investigating the death of 26-year-old dancehall artiste Kyle Roberts, who was shot several times on Sunday night during a home invasion at Viceroy Crescent, Bon Air Gardens. Read More

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

Monday, July, 6 2020 9:30 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infections worldwide has surpassed 11.4 million, while 534,306 people across 196 countries and territories have died and over 5.9 million people have recovered from the virus. Many countries have eased restrictions, but in... Read More

Haiti records significant increase in imported COVID-19 cases after re-opening airport

Monday, July, 6 2020 9:11 am    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haitian health authorities have confirmed that since the reopening of the Toussaint Louverture International Airport, the French-speaking Caribbean country has recorded a 73 per cent increase in the number of imported cases of the coronavirus... Read More

Businessman wins Dominican Republic presidency in virus-marked vote

Monday, July, 6 2020 8:45 am    

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A businessman who has never held elected office has won the presidency of the Dominican Republic, according to results Monday, ending a 16-year run in power by a centre-left party. Read More

Sewage can help track pandemic virus trends

Monday, July, 6 2020 8:25 am    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — One county in Utah beat back a spike of pandemic virus infections in the spring, and another saw its rate jump. Both trends showed up in their sewage. Read More

India becomes third hardest-hit country for COVID-19 cases

Monday, July, 6 2020 7:45 am    

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — India's densely populated cities ordered new restrictions as the confirmed number of coronavirus cases neared 700,000, passing Russia with the third-highest number of infections. Read More

Sections of Eastwood Park Road, North Odeon Ave impassable after shooting

Monday, July, 6 2020 7:32 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are advising that sections of Eastwood Park Road and North Odeon Avenue in Kingston are currently impassable due to a shooting incident in the area. Read More

UK to unveil sanctions against human rights violators

Monday, July, 6 2020 7:10 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain will on Monday name the first individuals to be sanctioned under a new regime targeting people who violate human rights, with Russians and Saudis reportedly on the list. Read More

US adds 40,000 new virus cases in 24 hours: tracker

Sunday, July, 5 2020 7:59 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States recorded 39,379 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed Sunday, as infections continue to trend up around the country.The country's total number of cases now stands at 2,876,143 . Read More

4 new COVID-19 cases

Sunday, July, 5 2020 6:03 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica has recorded four new positive COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the new total to 732. Three of the cases are imported and one is import-related. Read More

VPA recommends holistic approach to policing

Sunday, July, 5 2020 5:22 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) says there needs to be a holistic approach to policing and that citizens should work with the police to address the country's crime problem. Read More

Service clubs urged to help restore livelihoods of people impacted by COVID-19

Sunday, July, 5 2020 5:13 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Fayval Williams, is calling on service clubs to assist the Government in restoring the lives and livelihoods of Jamaicans who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

15-y-o Jada Minto missing

Sunday, July, 5 2020 5:04 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica – An Ananda Alert has been activated for 15-year-old Jada Minto of Gordon Crossing, Ramble Hill in St James, who has been missing since Saturday, July 4.She is of dark complexion, slim build and is about 134 centimetres (4 feet 5 inches) tall. Read More


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