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Ten charged for breaching COVID-19 curfew

Thursday, April, 2 2020 2:37 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting the arrest of ten people for purported breaches of the nightly curfew imposed by the Government in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. Read More

100-bed shelter to house homeless people in Kingston during nightly curfew

Thursday, April, 2 2020 2:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie has announced a 100-bed overnight shelter to accommodate homeless people during the nightly curfew. Read More

Help for teen moms affected by closure of women's centres

Thursday, April, 2 2020 1:38 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport says it will be giving support to adolescent mothers who have been affected by the temporary closure of the Women's Centre of Jamaica Foundation locations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Free online training for tourism workers laid off due to COVID-19 spread

Thursday, April, 2 2020 1:06 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica —  The Ministry of Tourism, through the Jamaica Centre of Tourism Innovation (JCTI) and other partners, has launched  a free online training programme for tourism workers negatively impacted by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More

St Thomas farmer charged with house breaking

Thursday, April, 2 2020 12:32 pm    

ST THOMAS, Jamaica— The police on Friday charged 20-year-old farmer and construction worker Tavaughn Williams, with house breaking, larceny and receiving stolen property. Read More

Judiciary facilitating bail hearings via video conferencing

Thursday, April, 2 2020 12:12 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Judiciary of Jamaica today announced that bail hearings are now being conducted through video conferencing following measures implemented by the Government to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including the promotion of social distancing and the prohibition... Read More

United States sends warships to the Caribbean to stop illegal drug trade

Thursday, April, 2 2020 11:45 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC)— The Donald Trump administration in the United States is sending warships to the Caribbean in an effort to stop the illegal drug trade. Read More

Man imprisoned on firearm charges gets life sentences for two murders

Thursday, April, 2 2020 11:17 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Westmoreland man, who was serving a three-year sentence for illegal possession of firearm, has received two life sentences after pleading guilty to two counts of murder. Read More

Global virus cases near a million as US sees record job losses

Thursday, April, 2 2020 10:59 am    

MADRID, Spain (AFP)— Confirmed coronavirus cases approached one million around the world on Thursday as Europe reeled from the pandemic and the United States reported record numbers of people out of work. Read More

BVI prepares to go on complete lockdown for 14 days

Thursday, April, 2 2020 10:02 am    

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC)— Residents in the British Virgin Islands have been urged to stock up on supplies and conduct essential business before the territory enters another 24-hour lockdown that will last for two weeks. Read More

UK's Johnson still has symptoms of coronavirus

Thursday, April, 2 2020 9:31 am    

LONDON, England (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is still showing symptoms almost a week after he announced he had the new coronavirus.Johnson's spokesman says the prime minister “continues to have mild symptoms.” Read More

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

Thursday, April, 2 2020 9:03 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infections worldwide neared one million people while more than 48,000 people around the world have died. More than 2.6 billion people — one third of humanity — are now under lockdown conditions in a global... Read More

Man arrested after breaching COVID-19 curfew order in viral video

Thursday, April, 2 2020 8:27 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police last night arrested a man seen on video voicing his refusal to obey the curfew order given by Prime Minister Andrew Holness in response to the COVID-19 crisis on the island. Read More

St Andrew man gets life imprisonment for murder

Thursday, April, 2 2020 7:53 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A St Andrew man has been sentenced to life in prison in connection with a murder in Constant Spring, St Andrew in 2008. Sedikie Franklin was imprisoned on charges of illegal possession of firearm, making use of a firearm to commit a felony, wounding with intent and... Read More

Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states

Thursday, April, 2 2020 7:24 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — President Donald Trump is resisting calls to issue a national stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the new coronavirus despite his administration's projections that tens of thousands of Americans are likely to be killed by the disease. One by one,... Read More


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