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Haiti records more than 300 COVID-19 cases over a three-day period9:10 am

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haiti has recorded more than 100 new cases and two deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours, pushing the total number... Read More

US toll of new virus deaths under 700 for third day straight: tracker 9:35 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States has posted a toll of less than 700 new coronavirus deaths for the third day in a row, the Johns Hopkins University...... Read More

Bars generally complying with guidelines — McKenzie9:01 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, says since the reopening of bars, the Government has observed a positive...... Read More

Bunny Wailer's spouse missing 8:31 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jean Watt, the 70-year-old spouse of singer/songwriter and former member of the Wailers singing group, Neville “Bunny Wailer” Livingstone,...... Read More

33 nursing homes deemed 'unsatisfactory' after COVID-19 inspections 8:01 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton says that following an islandwide inspection of nursing homes, 33 facilities were deemed...... Read More

21 contacts of COVID-19 positive infirmary employee quarantined 7:50 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, says 21 close contacts of the employee at the St Ann infirmary who tested positive have been...... Read More

PM urges employers to be flexible with work arrangements 7:34 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the expiration of the work-from-home orders does not mean the Government is mandating everyone to physically return...... Read More

Cruise vessels docked in Falmouth to be processed6:44 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Norwegian & Carnival Glory vessels currently docked in Falmouth, Trelawny, are to be processed over the...... Read More

NEWS

Gov't steps up pace to have Jamaicans back home

THE Government has announced the broadening of protocols covering the return of Jamaicans to the island as it signals its intention to fully reopen the country's... Read More

US donates additional $44 million to Jamaica's COVID-19 response
The United States Government has committed an additional $44 million (US$300,000) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Jamaica, the American Embassy...... Read More

CMU to miss report deadline due to auditing delay
OFFICIALS of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) were again put in the hot seat at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting yesterday, as discussions centred on...... Read More

PM calls for understanding in return of workers
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says employers and employees must come to a common understanding regarding returning to work on June 1, as workers' circumstances,...... Read More

SPORT

Julien Alfred, a triple honoree; 9 others receive double honours

Nine Jamaicans were double honorees on the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-American list for the 2020... Read More

Simmons unfazed by Windies T20 rankings slide
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — West Indies' slump in the world Twenty20 (T20) rankings is of little concern to head coach Phil Simmons, but believes it can work...... Read More

'I never saw myself as a loser, I am always a winner'
Most jockeys would be devastated and heartbroken if they were to endure almost two years without booting home a winner but not apprentice Tamicka Lawrence. Instead, the...... Read More

Bayern Munich down Dortmund to close on Bundesliga title
Berlin , Germany (AFP) — Joshua Kimmich described his winning goal as “brutally important” after Bayern Munich took a huge step...... Read More

BUSINESS

Sagicor may distribute PATH and CARE benefit payments via My Cash

Sagicor Bank is close to brokering a deal with the Government for using its My Cash prepaid card for the distribution of PATH and CARE benefit... Read More

Fontana revenues up but profits down for March quarter
Fontana Limited has achieved revenues of $1.17 billion for its third quarter ended March 31, 2020. This represents a 33 per cent increase over the $885.1 million...... Read More

MICAF spends $650,000 to assist higglers in Annotto Bay under quarantine
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) has assisted higglers in Annotto Bay, St Mary, through its Buy-Back Programme, at a cost of...... Read More

Rainforest responds to COVID with new services
Rainforest Seafood has found new and creative ways to connect with consumers and at the same time offload excess supplies and pivot from the...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Ding Dong, Spice to the rescue

Giving back to their community is not new for entertainers Spice and Ding Dong. Over the years, both acts — Magnum Tonic Wine brand ambassadors — have given... Read More

Ebanks, Shannon wade in Deep Water
THE rugged working-class communities of Fletcher's Land and Spanish Town where producer Damian Ebanks grew up are worlds apart from scenic Truckee in Northern...... Read More

Lovingoldschool has a lesson plan
Reggae singer Lovingoldschool is no ordinary artiste. ... Read More

Mikki Ras ready to shine again
Reggae singjay Mikki Ras is ready to return to the spotlight with his recently released single Suffer No More...... Read More

COLUMNS

Celebrate survival, overcome

FOR some Jamaicans, the triumph of recovery from COVID-19 is in jeopardy of being overshadowed by anxiety associated with community reintegration, given the stigma... Read More

In America, wearing of masks an index of a divided country
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic it has been universally acknowledged that the wearing of masks is one of the best ways of containing and preventing the...... Read More

Ungratefulness among some Jamaicans
I have always been fond of the authentic Jamaican spirit — the one that causes me to miss home whenever I visit international spaces. When we zoom out of the...... Read More

Opposition leader challenges PM Harris to debate ahead June 5 poll
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Opposition Leader Dr Denzil Douglas is calling for a debate with Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris ahead of the June 5 General...... Read More

REGIONAL

St Elizabeth teen braces for surgery

TREASURE BEACH, St Elizabeth — The family of 16-year-old Hampton School student Nittia Deleon is to know on Wednesday when a surgery to remove a fast-growing... Read More

Farmers use technology to boost sales
SCORES of farmers in Clarendon have been using locally developed technology platform Revofarm to boost their produce sales, while...... Read More

Young people form NGO to inspire other youth
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Aspirar JA, a non-governmental organisation based in Manchester, says since it was formed in January, 300 primary and secondary school...... Read More

Business owners urged to adjust to survive
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — President of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce Kenisha Dwyer-Powell and her predecessor Garfield Green have added their voices to those...... Read More

EDITORIALS

UNDP's warning is cause for more action

As much as we anticipate the changes that will obtain in Jamaica after COVID-19 and the promise of an enticing and exciting future, we cannot ignore... Read More

Relishing the new post-COVID-19 Jamaica
As a new Jamaica emerges from COVID-19 we cannot stress enough the importance of our various leaders developing a vision of how their different sectors will fit into...... Read More

Putting work into Labour Day in defiance of COVID-19
It's testimony to the strength of the human spirit that even the worst health emergency of the last 100 years has not drowned out Mr Michael Manley's call of 48 years...... Read More

Just as the Caribbean was emerging from the debt crisis…
BEFORE the COVID-19 pandemic the small, middle-income developing economies of the Caribbean had been slowly but steadily emerging from their prolonged debt crisis. Now,...... Read More

AUTO

Porsche drops top on new 911

The third body variant of Porsche's new 911 generation now makes its début with the all-wheel drive 911 Targa 4 and 911 Targa 4S models, completing the automaker's... Read More

UK motorsport chief wants British Grand Prix spared quarantine laws
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The head of Motorsport UK urged the Government on Wednesday to spare Formula One from quarantine laws that threaten plans to stage...... Read More

Lauda with me 'in spirit at every race', says Hamilton
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton said Niki Lauda is with him “in spirit at every race” as the six-time world champion hailed the Austrian...... Read More

IndyCar confirms October season finale set for St Petersburg
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — IndyCar, scheduled to open a 2020 season delayed by the coronavirus pandemic on June 6, has confirmed it will close the...... Read More

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