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Passengers transferred from virus-stricken cruise ship off Panama5:01 am

PANAMA CITY, Panama (AFP) - Passengers on a virus-stricken cruise liner stranded off Central America were transferred to another ship Saturday, after the... Read More

The spread of COVID-19 across the globe 12:05 am
 KINGSTON, Jamaica - 199 Countries and Territories around the world have reported a total of 663,748...... Read More

In rare case, US infant dies from COVID-1910:34 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - A US infant has died from the COVID-19 illness, officials in the state of Illinois said on Saturday, marking an extremely rare case of...... Read More

NEWS

COVID-19 fear bites

PANIC buying stemming from the threat of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has increased the demand for vitamin C supplements, leading to a shortage of the... Read More

Teachers concerned for students in rural areas
With schools closed for another three weeks, some teachers in rural Jamaica are concerned that they have not yet been able to connect online with a...... Read More

Melia Braco Village hotel workers in the dark
As Jamaica's tourism industry continues to reel from travel restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, workers at Melia Braco Village hotel in Trelawny...... Read More

Nestlé Foundation supports Bull Bay residents
As Jamaica continues to grapple with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a number of private sector entities are stepping up and showing...... Read More

SPORT

Girlz goalie Jameison using COVID-19 break to catch up on school work

While other athletes use the break forced upon them by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to maintain some semblance of form,... Read More

From Belgium with love
Reggae Boyz defender Kemar “Taxi” Lawrence has moved to assist his community of Bull Bay as measures by the Jamaican Government to contain...... Read More

Rene Medley cops inter-collegiate track and field award
Former Vere Technical sprinter Rene Medley was last week named US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Women's Division...... Read More

J'can jumper Lewis leaves Texas Tech with degree, but…
Former Cornwall College athlete Odaine Lewis is a proud member of the graduating Class of 2020 from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human...... Read More

BUSINESS

Farming hit by COVID-19

As the impact of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is felt across the country, small farmers — especially those who supply... Read More

SSL safe and secured
Investment and stockbrokerage firm Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) is safe for business, based on information provided by company executives and corroborated by an...... Read More

Demand for legal services decreases amidst COVID-19 pandemic
With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease inducing the decline of the global economy, president of the Jamaican Bar Association Emile Leiba says...... Read More

Police credit union offers members loan payment break
The Jamaica Police Co-operative Credit Union (JPCCU) is now offering its members a one-time payment break as part of its response to the...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Bob Andy wrote a song for me

On Friday when news of the passing of local musical icon Bob Andy became known, singer Nadine Sutherland was left fighting a war of emotions. Read More

Make good use of this time — Mikey Bennett
Music industry insider Mickey Bennett is encouraging creatives to make the best use of this period of inactivity due to the restrictions as a result...... Read More

It's Rodigan... Jamie Rodigan
British broadcaster and reggae music enthusiast David Rodigan has made a name for himself over the past 50 years sharing the music of Jamaica with the world, but now...... Read More

Bob Andy, the songwriter
Of the many classic songs Bob Andy wrote, none appealed to Michael Barnett more than I'm Going Home. As a Jamaican living in New York City during the 1970s, it carried...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Gender reveal disappointments
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Rochell Myers' path to success
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Man dies, wife in critical condition after ingesting alleged COVID-19 cure
A Phoenix-area man has died and his wife was in critical condition after the couple took chloroquine phosphate, an additive used to clean fish tanks that is also found in an...... Read More

COLUMNS

Women step into the arena: on the ground COVID-19 fighters

Calls for social distancing and frequently washing hands have become the COVID-19 battle cry here in Jamaica and globally. Full or partial lockdown is in place, with... Read More

A true demonstration of patriotism from Sandals
I can't say I am surprised, but I am totally blown away by the gesture made to Jamaica by Sandals Resorts as we combat this COVID-19 pandemic.... Read More

Whither the dividers of the OAS?
On March 20, 2020 a reckless and irresponsible General Assembly was held by the Organization of American States (OAS) putting the health of many at risk and giving an...... Read More

Old people stay home, but...
The Government of Jamaica has issued one more COVID-19 restriction geared at keeping those most at risk in the safety zone. On Monday of this week, the youngest Prime...... Read More

REGIONAL

'Wi a feel di pressure!'

ALBERT TOWN, Trelawny — The farmer is an essential stakeholder in Jamaica's growing economy. Read More

Adella Graham is 100 not out
LOGWOOD, Hanover — According to Psalms 90, verse 10, the life expectancy of a man is three score and ten (70 years).... Read More

No disruption of service for mentally ill in St James, says MOH
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Medical officer of health for St James Dr Marcia Johnson-Campbell says despite the challenges being experienced by the...... Read More

COVID-19 couldn't stop Venesha Williams from realising her dream
Moving to a new country can be an exciting adventure.... Read More

EDITORIALS

COVID-19 will severely test our health system

The resilience of Jamaicans to the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will be, among other things, a reflection of their health and the state of the public... Read More

COVID-19 apart, this was a good regional 4-day cricket season
Like players and fans, the West Indies cricket selectors surely feel cheated by the loss of the final two rounds of the regional 4-day championship, due to...... Read More

Mr Maduro not qualified to lead, but…
The timing of the United States' action against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro yesterday may very well raise some questions in the international community. After...... Read More

Battle against COVID-19 the Third World War?
Rarely has a United Nations secretary general sounded a more urgent and chilling alarm than Mr Antonio Guterres as he launched a US$2-billion global humanitarian...... Read More

AUTO

Ferrari boss sees January end to F1 season

ROME, Italy (AFP) — Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto believes the coronavirus-hit Formula One schedule could push the world championship into a January... Read More

No new licences until April
The current suspension of testing for the granting of driver's licences, and changes to the process of the certification of motor vehicle registration...... Read More

Driving schools at standstill
Business at several driving schools in the Corporate Area are at a standstill due to the Prime Minister's announcement that citizens must maintain a...... Read More

Mazda CX-30 ups the ante
THE 2020 Mazda CX-30 compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) splits the difference between the smaller sportier CX-3 and the larger CX-5.... Read More

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