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WHO bows to calls from countries for independent virus probe

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization bowed to calls Monday from most of its member states to launch an independent probe into how it managed the international response to the coronavirus, which has been clouded by finger-pointing between ...

Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett welcome baby girl

Sprinting legend Usain Bolt and his entrepreneur girlfriend Kasi Bennett have welcomed their first daughter. She was born yesterday.  In January, the couple launched the countdown to the birth of Baby Bolt in early morning Instagram announcement...

Ship drifting as Jamaican crew members linger for landing approval

The Royal Caribbean Cruise Line vessel, Adventure of the Seas, is now drifting in Caribbean waters as the captain lingers for landing clearance from Jamaican authorities. Some 1,044 ship workers are aboard the vessel. Shortly before 9 o'clock this ...

Gun and ammunition seized in Kingston, man arrested

A man was arrested in connection with the seizure of a firearm and nine rounds of ammunition during a police operation on 4th Street, Kingston on Saturday. The police report that about 11:45 p.m., a team was in the area when a premises was searched...

Judiciary implements emergency call centre

As the Judiciary of Jamaica continues to assess developments surrounding COVID-19, additional measures are being considered and implemented at the Parish Courts to ensure easy access to our courts while maintaining the safety of staff. An emergenc...

Gov’t carefully managing food supplies – Green

As the Government continues to roll out the national response to COVID-19, the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is assuring that it is taking several steps to ensure optimal management of the country’s food security and ...

Two tourists die in separate incidents in Montego Bay

Two tourists died hours apart under separate circumstances in Montego Bay, St James yesterday. In one incident, Kimberley McCarty, 39, who is from Massachusetts in the United States was found dead in her room by a housekeeper at a resort about 3:15...

Bars pour scorn on lockdown

Bar operators in the Corporate Area and some rural towns across Jamaica are agitating against a total shutdown of their services as the Government rolls out stringent measures, starting today, to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. Prime M...

Update: Bahamas declares state of emergency after confirming more COVID-19 cases

The Bahamas has declared a state of emergency after confirming two more COVID-19 cases. This has pushed to three, the number of cases in the Caribbean country. Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced today that the patients were identified through...

Policeman freed of murder charge

Police constable Mark Grant was on Tuesday freed of murder in the Home Circuit Court. The seven-member jury deliberated for over an hour before returning a unanimous verdict of not guilty. At the trial, which began on March 11, the prosecution led ev...