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New York COVID-19 deaths double in 3 days, with worst to come

Wednesday, April, 1 2020 12:57 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the state-wide death toll from the coronavirus (COVID-19) doubled in three days to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the city... Read More

Suspected suicide in Franklyn Town, Kingston

Wednesday, April, 1 2020 12:33 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man is suspected to have committed suicide at his home in Franklyn Town, Kingston 16 on Monday.According to the police, Nicholas Griffiths was found by a relative, about 6:00 pm, hanging by a piece of cord tied to the roof of his house.  Read More

Four alleged robbers arrested in St Elizabeth

Wednesday, April, 1 2020 12:20 pm    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — Three Kingston residents are among four men facing robbery charges in St Elizabeth.The police today reported that the three Kingston men are accused of entering a man's house on Monday and stealing a sum of money along with other items. Read More

US provides $95m to assist Jamaica's COVID-19 response

Wednesday, April, 1 2020 11:57 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The United States Government has committed J$95 million (US$700,000) to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in Jamaica. Read More

JCF gets 43 new SUVs under Project ROC

Wednesday, April, 1 2020 11:33 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of National Security says it has handed over 43 retrofitted compact sports utility vehicles (SUVs) to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) under its Project Rebuild Overhaul and Construct (P-ROC).  Read More

S&P warns of darker days for global economy

Wednesday, April, 1 2020 10:54 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom — As measures to stem the coronavirus pandemic have pushed the global economy into recession, the sudden economic stop will bring intense credit pressure to bear on borrowers worldwide as slumping cash flows and tight financing conditions weigh on... Read More

British American Tobacco working on COVID-19 vaccine using tobacco leaves, says report

Wednesday, April, 1 2020 10:36 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Reuters news agency is reporting that British American Tobacco says its US biotech unit is working on a potential vaccine for COVID-19 using proteins extracted from tobacco leaves. Read More

JUTC backtracks, says normal operations continue despite curfew

Wednesday, April, 1 2020 10:19 am    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) is advising the public that its buses will operate as normal despite the curfew. Read More

Wimbledon cancels for virus: first time since World War II

Wednesday, April, 1 2020 10:11 am    

LONDON, England (AFP) — Wimbledon has been cancelled for the first time since World War II because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More

4,000 frontline medical staff to benefit from Wisynco contributions

Wednesday, April, 1 2020 10:01 am    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica— Wisynco Group Limited is lending its support to medical workers who are at the frontline of the fight to stem the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Jamaica. Read More

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

Wednesday, April, 1 2020 9:42 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infections worldwide topped more than 880,000 while more than 44,000 people around the world have died. More than 2.6 billion people — one third of humanity — are now under lockdown conditions in a global effort... Read More

COVID-19 assistance package needs to be more flexible – Mark Golding

Wednesday, April, 1 2020 9:36 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition spokesman on finance, Mark Golding is urging the Government to roll out a more flexible and comprehensive package of COVID-19 assistance that will capture all vulnerable groups and those outside of the formal economic system. Read More

UK records over 500 daily coronavirus deaths for first time

Wednesday, April, 1 2020 9:29 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP)— Britain reported 563 daily coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, the first time the national toll has exceeded 500, bringing the total fatalities to 2,352, according to official figures. Read More

GCT reduction to 15% now in effect

Wednesday, April, 1 2020 8:55 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The reduction in the standard rate of General Consumption Tax (GCT) payable in respect to taxable goods and services is now in effect. Read More

Heart-warming song about COVID-19 by Jamaican students

Tuesday, March, 31 2020 8:55 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The onset of the dreaded coronavirus in Jamaica has failed to stifle the ingenuity and sharing spirit of citizens. Read More


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