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Off to the cafe: Sweden is outlier in virus restrictions

Sunday, March, 29 2020 4:20 pm    

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — The streets of Stockholm are quiet but not deserted. People still sit at outdoor cafes in the centre of Sweden's capital. Vendors still sell flowers. Teenagers still chat in groups in parks. Some still greet each other with hugs and handshakes. Read More

Gov't to assist PATH parents with cash to prepare meals

Sunday, March, 29 2020 4:06 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Parents of students on the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), are set to receive monthly cash payments to prepare breakfast and lunch for their children while schools remain closed. Read More

Help for Jamaican students in Barbados

Sunday, March, 29 2020 3:29 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, says the welfare needs of Jamaican students in Barbados are being addressed. Read More

Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease

Sunday, March, 29 2020 2:35 pm    

WASHINGTON (AP) — Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they're far from the only ones vulnerable. One of many mysteries: Men seem to be faring worse than women. Read More

Libya frees over 450 inmates due to virus fears

Sunday, March, 29 2020 2:01 pm    

TRIPOLI, Libya (AFP) - Libya's justice ministry announced Sunday over 450 prisoners were being freed in a bid to protect against the spread of coronavirus in the wake of the war-torn country's first declared infections. Read More

Suspected drowning in St Ann

Sunday, March, 29 2020 1:09 pm    

ST ANN, Jamaica— Seventeen-year-old Kingsley Campbell of Sterling district, Calderwood in St Ann is suspected to have drowned, yesterday, at a beach in Priory, St Ann.   Read More

Remove electricity, fuel taxes, suspend lock-offs – Paulwell

Sunday, March, 29 2020 12:43 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The People's National Party's (PNP) Shadow Minister on energy, Phillip Paulwell, has called for the immediate lifting of taxes on electricity and fuels as the nation continues its response to the COVID-19 crisis. Read More

Police seek assistance in finding Kimani Davis

Sunday, March, 29 2020 11:53 am    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica— The police are seeking the public's help to locate 20-year-old Kimani Davis of Pear Hill, St Andrew who has been missing since Thursday, March 26.He is of dark complexion, slim build, and is about 164 centimetres (5 feet 5 inches) tall. Read More

Fauci says coronavirus deaths in US could top 100,000

Sunday, March, 29 2020 10:53 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — As the White House looks for ways to restore normalcy in parts of the US, the government's foremost infection disease expert says the country could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Portland records first murder for 2020

Sunday, March, 29 2020 10:10 am    

PORTLAND, Jamaica— Jason Pendley, a 45-year-old farmer of Tower Isle, St Mary is Portland's first murder in 2020. He was shot and killed on House Pond Road in Buff Bay yesterday. Read More

Business leaders commend the government on stimulus package

Sunday, March, 29 2020 9:45 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Government is being commended by business leaders for taking “decisive action” in providing the $25 billion stimulus, which includes a $10 billion contingency provision to address prevailing and potential fallouts from the Coronavirus... Read More

Bermuda records five more COVID-19 cases as curfew looms

Sunday, March, 29 2020 9:31 am    

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC)— Bermuda has recorded five more confirmed cases of COVID-19 as the island prepares to go under curfew in a new government crackdown. Read More

ONLINE READERS' COMMENTS: People of St Thomas don't ignore the warnings

Sunday, March, 29 2020 9:16 am    

The Editor, Sir:  Read More


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