(Jamaica Gleaner) Popular dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel has lost his appeal against his murder conviction.
(Jamaica Star) Finger-pointing, bad-mouthing, and even threats of arson were hurled at a woman in Clarendon on Thursday after residents learnt that she has tested positive for the new coronavirus – COVID-19.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Controversial entertainer Vybz Kartel and his three murder co-convicts will be vindicated this morning when their appeal ruling is handed down, say two members of the high-level legal team representing the men.
(Reuters) – Oil producer Apache Corp and its joint venture partner Total SA said yesterday that they made their second significant oil discovery of the year in a closely watched area off the coast of South America’s Suriname.
(Trinidad Guardian) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley faced the harsh reality mourners now face as only five persons could attend his eldest brother’s funeral on April 2, to prevent the spread of the COVID -19 virus.
(Trinidad Guardian) Although Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says police have no power to shut down banks and supermarkets, Commis-sioner of Police Gary Griffith maintains his officers can intervene in situations where too many people are congregating to save lives during the current “Stay-at-Home” COVID-19 measures.
(Trinidad Guardian) Moving to quell public outcry as the government moves to release 388 prisoners from the nation’s prisons, Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi yesterday assured that all prisoners will be medically checked before any release takes place.
(Trinidad Express) As of yesterday afternoon, the Health Ministry reports the following: Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing for COVID-19 638 Number of samples which have tested positive 94 Number of deaths 5 Number of persons discharged 1 The Ministry of health provides the following update: * Four additional persons have tested positive for COVID-19.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The Court of Appeal will on Friday morning deliver its judgment in the Vybz Kartel murder case.
(Jamaica Observer) The Jamaican Government says it is unable to respond to the rescue plea for 36 Jamaican from the Cave Hill, Barbados, campus of The University of the West Indies who have been left stranded on that island after airports here were closed to incoming passengers on March 21 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
(Jamaica Gleaner) As the coronavirus pandemic spreads like a bush fire throughout the United States, several Jamaican healthcare professionals on the front line tell of a brutal grind of attrition that has seen COVID-19 infections creep towards the one-million mark and deaths topping 45,000.
(Jamaica Star) Jhonny Martin and his wife Louise from Murray Mountain, St Ann, were plunged into mourning last Monday after losing their daughter Loraine ‘Marvet’ Martin to cancer.
“I was allowed to give a brief blessing and prayer. It lasted about five minutes.
(Barbados Nation) A mandatory quarantine period for all visitors, restrictions on when to leave home, a ban on the sale of liquor and a change in the operating hours of all essential businesses are among the measures acting Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw announced in an address to the nation last night.
(Trinidad Guardian) Mere hours after the Ministry of Health announced the nation’s fourth death from the COVID-19 virus came news yesterday morning of a fifth death.
(Trinidad Express) Police Commissioner Gary Griffith’s threat to close banks, supermarkets and markets cannot be enforced.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – An indigenous woman in a village deep in the Amazon rainforest has contracted the novel coronavirus, the first case reported among Brazil’s more than 300 tribes, the Health Ministry’s indigenous health service Sesai said yesterday.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The death of British reggae pioneer Delroy Washington, who passed away last Friday, is as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
(Trinidad Guardian) A prominent Debe pundit and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19.
(Jamaica Star) The Ministry of Health has announced that a second patient has died from the coronavirus.