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Prime Minister Andrew Holness today announces changes to the government’s orders to strict movement with the aim of limiting the spread of the coronavirus ( COVID-19). Please see details below: New curfew orders Wednesday, April 8 8:00 p.m....

Prime Minister Andrew Holness today announces changes to the government’s orders to strict movement with the aim of limiting the spread of the coronavirus ( COVID-19). Please see details below: New curfew orders Wednesday, April 8 8:00 p.m....

The Jamaica Customs Agency is tightening the screening of travellers seeking to clear domestic shipments as some of them are reportedly turning up at the ports before completing their mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Culture Minister Olivia Grange says her Ministry has contributed a further $78 million into the Trust Fund for victims of the 1963 Coral Gardens massacre. This pushes the Ministry’s contribution to more than $90 million into the Rastafari...

The National Water Commission (NWC) says operation at its Hannah Spring facility in St Elizabeth has been reduced to 50% of its capacity due to drought condition. As a result, customers served by the system will experience low...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of the European Union’s top science organization has quit at the height of the coronavirus crisis, a move he attributed to disappointment with the EU’s response to the pandemic and an EU spokesman said...

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization was on the defensive Wednesday after US President Donald Trump blasted the UN health body over its recommendations on the coronavirus and threatened to strip hundreds of millions of...

Actress Lois Kelly Miller has died. Miller, who was 102, died this morning. The former piano teacher appeared in several pantomimes and other local productions. She shared a great friendship with cultural icon Louise Bennett Coverley and they both...

Following intensified efforts by the government to locate persons who entered Jamaica between March 18 and March 24, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has indicated that about 4,500 of them have since come forward. An estimated 7,...

Councillor for the Trafalgar Division in South East St Andrew, Kari Douglas, was last night charged for breaching the COVID curfew and disorderly conduct. The Gleaner understands that Douglas was driving along Meadowbrook Avenue in St Andrew around...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is “responding to treatment” but remains in intensive care with the new coronavirus, his spokesman said Wednesday. The UK government, meanwhile, sought to keep a grip on its...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senator Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, an acknowledgement...

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is reporting a reduction in the backlog of garbage collected over the last few weeks. “What we are finding is that we are receiving fewer calls and complaints. The trucks are actively...

WASHINGTON, CMC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has urged countries in the region to protect healthcare workers by ensuring that they have access to personal protective equipment and supplies needed to care for patients affected...

WASHINGTON, CMC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has urged countries in the region to protect healthcare workers by ensuring that they have access to personal protective equipment and supplies needed to care for patients affected...

MONACO (AP) — The track world championships were rescheduled for July 15-24, 2022, on Wednesday, the first major sports event to be repositioned in the wake of the 12-month postponement of the Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic. The...

LONDON (AP) — After 76 days in lockdown, the Chinese city at the heart of the global pandemic reopened Wednesday, and tens of thousands immediately hopped on trains and planes to leave. Elsewhere, the economic, political and psychological...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he will “put a hold” on US funding to the World Health Organization, saying “they missed the call” on the coronavirus pandemic. Trump made the announcement at a White House...
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