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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Coronavirus declared global emergency by World Health Organisation

An outbreak sparked by a new virus in China that has been exported to more than a dozen countries was declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation on Thursday after the number of cases spiked tenfold in a week.

Rats force transfer of detainees from Spanish Town lock-up 

An infestation of rats has forced the relocation of detainees from the lock-up at the Spanish Town Police Station in St Catherine.

Jamaica bans China travel; quarantine for those who break rule

Jamaica imposed a ban on travel to and from China on Friday, a day after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a global emergency.

Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Sunday. He was 41.

Kobe Bryant was one of nine people killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday. He was 41. His 13-year-old daughter Gianna was also killed in the crash.

Koffee wins Best Reggae Grammy for Rapture EP 

You can add Grammy Award winner to her accolades as the 19-year-old recording artiste copped the Best Reggae Album Grammy at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles.

Tsunami warning issued for Jamaica, other Caribbean islands 

A tsunami warning is in effect for Jamaica following the massive 7.7-magnitude earthquake that struck in the Caribbean Sea between the island and neighbouring Cuba on Tuesday.