HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, April 4, 2020: Courageous and energetic, you act with great confidence this year. You release your past, experiment with a new outlook and start over. You research new developments in your field, especially regarding science and technology. Financial matters are favoured and new social connections are promising. If single, you develop an important and nurturing love connection. If attached, love assumes a gentle and sentimental quality. Joyful interludes...
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced that people who arrived in Jamaica after March 18 and have failed to register could the health ministry, despite repeated requests, are in breach of the law and will be charged when found as Government steps up measures to contain spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
THE Opposition People's National Party (PNP) has called on the Government to make arrangements to protect vulnerable persons who live in cramped conditions in the inner city and some rural communities, making it almost impossible for them to practise social distancing.
US wants to stop export of respirators to Canada TORONTO, Canada — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it would be a mistake for the United States to block 3M from sending respirators to Canada.
THE first individual who tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Jamaica is now free of the virus and has been released from isolation.The woman, who came into the island from Britain for a funeral late February, and who was staying in Bull Bay, St Andrew, tested positive for the virus on March 10 and was placed into isolation.
Cayman Islands to extend curfew measuresGEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin says curfew measures across the territory will be “extended and toughened up” following the confirmation of five new Covid-19 cases.
The driver of a taxi was yesterday arrested after his car collided with a Toyota Rav4 being driven by a woman at the intersection of Beechwood Avenue and Lyndhurst Road in St Andrew.The exact details of the crash were not immediately clear, however the incident left both vehicles badly damaged, as the taxi, after hitting the Rav4, crashed into a concrete perimeter fence.
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (CMC) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is appealing for US$94.8 million from donors to fund priority public health measures to help Caribbean and Latin American countries face the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On Thursday, PAHO said the funds will be used to carry out its COVID-19 Response Strategy which, it said, is in alignment with the World Health Organization (WHO).
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The British casualty ship RFA Argus, has set sail for the Caribbean ahead of this year's hurricane season to assist with the response to the COVID-19 pandemic across the region.Although the vessel's deployment to the Caribbean had been scheduled for the hurricane season, she will now be able to play a part in ensuring the UK Government is ready to support the overseas territories during the pandemic..
HEALTH Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has chided individuals for sidelining and even abusing people suspected of having contracted COVID-19, while pointing out that individuals who have recovered should be allowed to seamlessly reintegrate into society.