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Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Wednesday night further extended the nightly curfews and other COVID containment measures until November 16. This means the curfew hours will remain at 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., daily. According to the Prime...

The Education Minister Fayval Williams has announced that face-to-face classes will resume under a pilot programme for 17 schools in nine parishes from November 9 to 20. Twelve of the schools are at the primary level and five at the secondary...

Health authorities have ordered the closure of two nursing homes found in breach of COVID-19 protocols. At the same time, several others as well as lock-ups and prisons have been given time to comply. Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton told a...

LONDON (AP) — The British government is under pressure to develop a national strategy to combat a surge of COVID-19 cases and “rescue Christmas” as scientists warn that the number of people hospitalised with the disease in the U.K...

BERLIN (AP) — German officials agreed Wednesday to a four-week shutdown of restaurants, bars, theaters and other leisure facilities in an effort to curb a rapid rise in coronavirus infections, opting for decisive action to prevent an “...

Former Manchester United player and England youth product Ravel Morrison is set to make his long-awaited debut for Jamaica's national senior team in their double friendly international assignment against Saudi Arabia next month. Morrison, who has...

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Oct 28, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago health authorities have confirmed that the country recorded its youngest death from the coronavirus, after an 18-year-old woman with prevailing medical conditions passed away....

Several private sector groups are calling for the removal of duties and taxes on mobile and digital equipment, mobile phones, software, tablets, computers and related accessories, for a period of at least 24 months.Businesses ask for removal of CET...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government has agreed to buy initial doses of an experimental COVID-19 antibody drug from Eli Lilly that patients could receive if federal regulators allow it on an emergency basis. Lilly has asked the U.S. Food and Drug...

Two more people have died from COVID-19 and another death is under investigation, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported.  This means Jamaica has now recorded 198 deaths from the disease since it's first case on March 10....

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Zeta was speeding toward storm-weary Louisiana and intensifying, with landfall expected as a Category 2 hurricane Wednesday afternoon. New Orleans, where a pump system failure has raised flood risks, was squarely...

One of the residents of The Golden Age Home in Kingston, who tested positive for COVID-19 has died.  Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Desmond McKenzie, has expressed regret at her passing. On October 21, a COVID-19...

The two Jamaica Defence Force soldiers held earlier this month with more than 1500 pounds of ganja after a shootout with the police in St Elizabeth have now been charged.  They are Roan Mendez, 39, of a Kingston 10 address and Robert Smith, 38...

Dr Omar Davies, former member of parliament of South St Andrew has come out in support of Mark Golding as president of the People’s National Party (PNP). In a video posted on social media, the former Finance Minister and PNP...

Discussions are under way between the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and several regional and global institutions to assist member countries that may require support in accessing approved coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines when these become...

  Prime Minister Andrew Holness has indicated that the damage caused by Tropical Storm Zeta is at $2 billion and counting. But speaking in Parliament Tuesday, Holness said the estimate, included in a report presented by the National Work Agency (NWA), is preliminary because the agency is still unable to access all communities which recorded damage. 

A man wanted in connection with eight contract killings is among two shooters killed in a confrontation with the police in Duncans Pen, St Catherine on Monday night. The police say Ashado McFarlane otherwise called 'Boysie' was wanted...

Scotiabank says it has started discussions with the union representing its employees about potential job losses with the impending closure of its Black River, St Elizabeth and Old Harbour, St Catherine branches next year. In a...

Dancehall artiste Beenie Man has taken to social media asking for prayers as he continues to come to terms with the death of his mother, Lilieth Sewell. On Sunday, videos circulated on social media showing Beenie Man, apparently fainting at the graveside.
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