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Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:16 PM

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has so far spent $3.8 billion on efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This was disclosed by Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton during his contribution to the 2020-21 Sectoral Debate in...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 11:06 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa now has more than a half-million confirmed coronavirus cases. The continent-wide total is over 508,000, according to figures released Wednesday by the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, after South...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 10:49 AM

Grenada  (CMC): The Grenada government says it has had to postpone the planned reopening of the international airport to July 15, because of the heightened risks from the coronavirus (COVID-19) seen in some major source markets in recent weeks...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared a Zone of Special Operation (ZOSO) in August Town, St Andrew to restore public order and sustainable peace. At a press conference this morning, Holness stated that crime has been affecting...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 9:56 AM

A 19-year-old woman was slapped with charges of obtaining money by means of false pretence and conspiracy to defraud after pretending to be a sales representative and distributor of lace wigs. She has been identified as Jodene Williams of Salt Pond...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 9:11 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday he has tested positive for the new coronavirus after months of downplaying its severity while deaths mounted rapidly inside the country. The 65-year-old right-wing...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:18 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The temporary relocation of several services from the Chapelton Hospital in Clarendon to the Donald Sangster community centre, Summerfield is presenting a challenge to residents in the parish. The changes took place on April 1, 2019, and was...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:17 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith says the continued implementation of the country’s foreign policy is vital, particularly so in the midst of the many social and economic challenges that have attended the global...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:13 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

It is not uncommon to see homeless mothers, some struggling with mental health issues, walking Jamaican streets with young children in tow. In fact, that was the case for 32-year-old Venice Dawkins, a thriving Clarendon vendor and mother of four...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:11 AM

Hello mi neighbour! Let brotherly love continue. And what is this ‘brotherly love’? My short answer will follow a quick review of eight other types of love. For those who are familiar with them, please bear with me while I establish a foundation to...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:10 AM

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is now among a list of the world’s top 100 universities in new rankings released by Times Higher Education. On June 24, Times Higher Education revealed its ‘Golden Age University Rankings’ of established...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:09 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: After witnessing the tragic incident in which their mother was murdered by their 17-year-old uncle last Tuesday, three children who are facing an uncertain future are now on the radar of the Child Protection and Family Services...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:08 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Demanding reparation for the more than 300 years of slavery in the Caribbean, Sir Hilary Beckles, vice chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI), charged that colonialism has left a legacy of diabetes and hypertension that continues to...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has announced a two-month extension for two elements of the Government’s COVID assistance programme. Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday, Clarke said SET Cash and BEST Cash grants will be extended to...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 5:15 PM

President of the People’s National Party (PNP),  Dr Peter Phillips, says there has been a systematic weakening of the local government structures by the Jamaica Labour Party-led municipal corporations. Phillips says this has had the...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 4:09 PM

The National Water Commission (NWC) has implemented a prohibition order to prevent the wastage of potable water for non-essential purposes.  The order will take effect on Thursday, July 09, 2020. Consequently, it is now a...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 3:41 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization, although the pullout won’t take effect until next year, meaning it could be rescinded under a new...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 2:47 PM

The Department of Correctional Services is reporting that two wards absconded from the Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre on Monday, July 6, 2020. The two wards, ages 17 and 14, were on remand for shopbreaking, and robbery with...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 1:24 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) and necessary stakeholders this morning broke ground for a replacement bridge to be built in the Mahogany Vale community in St Thomas. The original bridge, which was constructed over a century ago and spanned the...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:36 PM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 7, CMC – Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley says Caribbean countries affected by crimes of native genocide and African enslavement are calling for more than an apology from some European states and commercial...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:03 PM

Sprint sensation Usain Bolt and his long-time girlfriend, Kasi Bennett, have revealed the name of their baby girl – Olympia Lightning Bolt. Bennett, who is celebrating her birthday today, revealed the name on her Instagram account with the...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP),  says it is confused by recent utterances made by Dr Peter Phillips, leader of the People’s National Party (PNP). "We have been paying...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 9:25 AM

The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalised patients climbs. A...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 8:59 AM

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jul 7, CMC – The St Lucia government says it will on Friday lift the curfew that had been imposed as part of the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 8:50 AM

Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, says not enough time has passed to determine whether persons who have had COVID-19 will develop immunity to the disease. “It is still early to determine if and when persons...

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