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China pauses in memory of virus victims and 'martyrs' 9:51 pm

WUHAN, China (AFP) — China came to a standstill on Saturday to mourn patients and medical staff killed by the coronavirus, as the world's most populous country observed a nationwide three-minute silence. Read More

US sets new global record with 1,480 virus deaths in 24 hours 9:16 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States recorded nearly 1,500 deaths from COVID-19 between Thursday and Friday, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, the worst 24-hour death toll globally since the pandemic began. ... Read More

All gas stations must close by 8:00 pm during curfew hours 8:40 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness is advising that no gas station should remain open beyond 8:00 pm in keeping with the nightly island-wide curfew currently in place.... Read More

Seven-year-old crushed to death after truck overturns 8:19 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — A seven-year-old boy was crushed to death by building construction material which were being transported in a truck, in which he was travelling, after it overturned in his community this (Friday) afternoon.... Read More

Face coverings recommended, First Lady endorses but Trump says he won't wear one

Friday, April, 3 2020 7:51 pm    

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced new federal guidelines Friday recommending that Americans wear face coverings when in public to help fight the spread of the new coronavirus. The president immediately said he had no intention of following that advice himself, saying, "I'm... Read More

Man charged for several breaches of the Sexual Offences Act

Friday, April, 3 2020 7:48 pm    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — The police are reporting that a man was charged for several breaches of the Sexual Offences Act committed in 2014 and 2019.He is 33-year-old Dwayne Davis, a labourer of Havana Heights in Clarendon. Read More

PM HOLNESS: You will be barred from leaving Jamaica

Friday, April, 3 2020 7:12 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness issued his sternest warning yet to people who landed in Jamaica, during the period March 18 - 23 and have not reported to the health authorities. Read More

Cornwall Bar supports call for curfew exemption

Friday, April, 3 2020 6:44 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — President of the Cornwall Bar Association Lambert Brown has come out in support of the Jamaican Bar Association's call for attorneys to be exempted from the seven-day nightly curfew imposed by Government on Wednesday. Read More

Closure of Jamaica's borders extended, also quarantine in Cornpiece

Friday, April, 3 2020 5:23 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness is informing that the government will be extending the closer of the island's borders for an additional 14 days. Read More

Six more positive COVID-19 cases in Jamaica, total now 53

Friday, April, 3 2020 4:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Six more Jamaicans have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton just announced at a media briefing at Jamaica House.This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Jamaica to 53. Read More

FIFA cancels all June internationals over virus

Friday, April, 3 2020 4:46 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — All international football matches scheduled for June were postponed on Friday following the first meeting of FIFA's coronavirus working group. Read More

Forex: J$136.94 to one US dollar

Friday, April, 3 2020 4:15 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, April 3 ended trading at J$136.94 up by 51 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading summary. Read More

PAHO appeals for US$94.8 million to help Caribbean cope with COVID-19

Friday, April, 3 2020 4:05 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is appealing for US$94.8 million from donors to fund priority public health measures to help Caribbean and Latin American countries face the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More

Over 100 charged for violating curfew in Grenada

Friday, April, 3 2020 3:15 pm    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — Over 100 people are now facing charges for violating a mandatory 24 hour curfew in an effort to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Grace Foods provide meals for security personnel working during COVID-19 crisis

Friday, April, 3 2020 2:48 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police officers working at quarantine facilities in the Corn Piece community in Hayes, Clarendon, as well as, to officers assigned to some zones of special operations (ZOSOs) and states of emergency (SOE) are now benefiting from daily provision of 100 meals and... Read More


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