Monthly Archives: February 2020

Cops issue advisory ahead of sound system showdown 

The police are advising members of the public who will be attending the Reggae Night 2020 Echoes of Sound System, which is slated to be held at the National Indoor Sports Centre in St. Andrew on Saturday, February 29, that no weapons will be allowed at the venue.

Did you eat this? 28 weird food ‘delicacies’ in Jamaica 

Jamaicans are known for their prowess in the kitchen and the ability to, in local parlance, ‘tun them hand and make fashion’.

Cruise ship boss slams Jamaica, Cayman for refusing entry 

The Executive Chairman of MSC Meraviglia, Pierfrancesco Vago, has criticised Jamaica and the Cayman Islands for denying entry to the ship, saying the Caribbean countries acted out of “fear” instead of following the rulebook.

California confirms second US coronavirus case of unknown origin

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP)— California health officials on Friday confirmed a second suspected US case of the new coronavirus transmitted to a person who did not travel overseas or come in contact with anyone known to be ill, prompting fears of a possible outbreak in the country.

US increases travel restrictions as Trump says more virus cases ‘likely’

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — Seeking to reassure the American public, President Donald Trump said Saturday there was “no reason to panic” as the new coronavirus claimed its first victim inside the US.

Viral fear sparks global run on face masks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Fear of the spreading coronavirus has led to a global run on sales of face masks despite evidence that most people who aren’t sick don’t need to wear them.