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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

Seven – day curfew begins

Wednesday, April, 1 2020 9:19 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The streets of Jamaica are empty tonight as the seven-day curfew imposed by the government to halt the spread of COVID-19, got underway at 8:00 pm this evening. The daily hours of the curfew are from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am for each of the seven... Read More

Not all contacts of COVID-19 patients testing positive, most cases mild — CMO

Wednesday, April, 1 2020 6:10 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jacquiline Bisasor McKenzie has noted that not all persons who are close contacts of COVID-19 patients are testing positive. Read More

Six new COVID-19 cases in Jamaica; all from Cornpiece, Clarendon

Wednesday, April, 1 2020 5:51 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The island has now recorded 44 cases of the cornavirus (COVID-19), the  ministry of health has advised.The six additional cases are persons from Cornpiece settlement in Clarendon, and are linked to the index case from that community. Read More

Andrew's Memorial Hospital agrees to assist KPH with housing patients

Wednesday, April, 1 2020 5:35 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has struck a deal with Andrews Memorial Hospital, which will see the private hospital acting as an extension of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) as part of measures to help the public health system manage the COVID-19 crisis. Read More

Forex: J$134.71 to one US dollar

Wednesday, April, 1 2020 4:31 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, April 1 ended trading at J$134.71 down by 68 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary. Read More

Gas prices down $4.50; diesel up $0.03

Wednesday, April, 1 2020 4:13 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Motorists should see a decrease at the pumps in the price of gasoline and an increase in the price of diesel, effective Thursday, April 2, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from Petrojam. Read More

Man pleads guilty to murder of two children in St James

Wednesday, April, 1 2020 3:56 pm    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — The accused in the murder of two children in Montego Bay, St James has pleaded guilty to the crime and is set to appear before the Trelawny Circuit Court on June 11 for sentencing . Read More

Redesigning of Corporate Area markets to be completed within three months

Wednesday, April, 1 2020 2:53 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Kingston Mayor, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, says work to redesign markets operated by the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is slated for completion within three months. Read More

J'can pastor, three worshippers charged in Antigua over violation of public gathering restriction

Wednesday, April, 1 2020 2:21 pm    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) —The Jamaican pastor of the New Testament Church of God in Antigua, Uriah Taylor, and three other members of the church are to return to court on May 5 after they were granted bail on charges arising from their failure to comply with public health regulations... Read More

Third COVID-19 patient dies in Jamaica

Wednesday, April, 1 2020 1:56 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— A third person infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) has died in Jamaica.Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton made the announcement on social media a short while ago.More information later. Read More


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