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WHO suspends trial of hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment over safety concerns 11:48 am

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization said Monday that it had "temporarily" suspended clinical trials of hydroxychloriquine as a potential treatment for COVID-19 being carried out across a range of countries as a precautionary measure. Read More

Former Mayor of May Pen Milton Brown dies 10:19 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Mayor of May Pen and Jamaica Labour Party Councillor for the Mineral Heights Division in Clarendon, Milton Brown has passed away.... Read More

Caribbean baker Conrad Ifill dies in New York at 81 10:02 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Conrad Ifill, a Caribbean baker and the owner of Conrad's Famous Bakery in Brooklyn, New York has passed away.... Read More

Haiti closes in on 1,000 positive cases of COVID-19 9:38 am
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haiti is moving towards becoming the first Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to register 1,000 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), which has so far killed 344,964 people and infected over five million others worldwide.... Read More

COVID-19: Here's what you need to know today

Monday, May, 25 2020 9:10 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infections worldwide surpassed 5.3 million while 344,964 people across 196 countries and territories have died. Over two million people have recovered from the virus, as some countries slowly begin to ease restrictions in... Read More

Stranded St Lucians return home – placed in quarantine

Monday, May, 25 2020 12:12 am    

CASTRIES, St Lucia, May 24, CMC – St Lucia on Sunday (May 24) welcomed home nationals who were stranded overseas due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Through the ongoing repatriation process, of the 151 St Lucians standee overseas, some arrived from Canada and Barbados. Read More

US coronavirus death toll rises by 638: Johns Hopkins

Monday, May, 25 2020 12:09 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - The US coronavirus death toll has risen by 638 over the past 24 hours, the Johns Hopkins University tracker reported Sunday night (May 24). Read More

Japan set to lift coronavirus emergency as cases slow

Monday, May, 25 2020 12:06 am    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) - Japan was poised to lift its nationwide state of emergency over the coronavirus on Monday, gradually reopening the world's third-biggest economy after new cases slowed to a crawl. Read More

Recoveries up by 11 with two new COVID-19 cases

Sunday, May, 24 2020 10:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - In the last 24 hours, 11 more patients have recovered and have been discharged from isolation, bringing the total number of patients recovered and released to 211(38% recovery rate). Meanwhile, two new samples have tested positive for COVID-19, which brings the total... Read More

16-y-o among three arrested in West Kingston

Sunday, May, 24 2020 3:29 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— A 16-year-old boy implicated in the murder of eight-year-old Toya Brown was one of three persons who were arrested by members of the Kingston Western Police Division in separate incidents on Friday. Read More

Four more COVID-19 deaths in Florida – total cases 50,867

Sunday, May, 24 2020 3:02 pm    

TALLAHASSEE, Florida— The Florida Department of Health, reported that as at 11:00 am (Florida time) there were 740 new positive COVID-19 cases (733 Florida residents and 7 non-Florida residents) and four Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19. Read More

Jamaica National Group donates $1.5m to Nurses Association

Sunday, May, 24 2020 2:27 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Jamaica National Group has donated $1.5 million to the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ), to assist nurses in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. Read More

UK leader Johnson stands by aide over 250-mile lockdown trip

Sunday, May, 24 2020 1:50 pm    

LONDON (AP)— Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday he wouldn't fire his chief aide for allegedly violating the national lockdown rules that he helped to create by driving the length of England to his parents' house while he was infected with the coronavirus. Read More


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