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Filming to restart in California

06 June 2020

LOS ANGELES - Film and TV cameras can start rolling in California as soon as June 12, state officials said on Friday as they approved new guidelines to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on sets. Read More


Rihanna celebrates 15 years in music industry, thanks fans

26 May 2020

London – Rihanna released her debut single Pon de Replay on May 24, 2005 at the age of 17. Read More


Avatar sequel to resume filming in New Zealand

26 May 2020

LOS ANGELES – A sequel to James Cameron’s sci-fi movie blockbuster Avatar will go back into production next week for the first time since it was shuttered by worldwide efforts to contain the coronavirus, producer Jon Landau said on Friday. Read More


Valedictorian makes history at Princeton

25 May 2020

PRINCETON – Princeton University, a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, has named a Caribbean-Canadian – Nicholas Johnson, the son of a Bahamian father and a Jamaican mother, as the first Black valedictorian in the university’s 274-year... Read More


Actors reading children’s tales during lockdown

23 May 2020

LONDON – Stuck at home with the kids? Meryl Streep, Benedict Cumberbatch and Cate Blanchett may be able to help. Read More


Hundreds contribute to Covid Chronicles

01 May 2020

London – Essays submitted to BBC Radio 4's PM programme detailing its listeners' coronavirus experiences are to be archived by the British Library. Read More


Little Women star dies after accident

29 April 2020

Atlanta – Little Women: Atlanta star Ashley Ross – also known as Ms Minnie – has died suddenly at the age of 34. Read More


Baby survives COVID-19

23 April 2020

Tracy Maguire remembers the moment she saw doctors insert a swab into her three-week-old baby's nose to test for coronavirus. Read More


Rock bands selling face masks

22 April 2020

LONDON – As the global pandemic continues, bands have started offering a new piece of must-have merchandise alongside their T-shirts and hoodies – face masks. Read More


Queen turns 94 today

21 April 2020

LONDON – Britain’s record-breaking Queen Elizabeth turns 94 on Tuesday but the coronavirus lockdown means there will be little fanfare to mark the occasion. Read More


'Love letter' from the stars

20 April 2020

Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Beyonce and Oprah Winfrey on Saturday headlined a special broadcast of music, comedy and personal stories celebrating those around the world on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Read More


Toilet paper cakes a hit

19 April 2020

HELSINKI – A quick-thinking Helsinki bakery has saved itself from financial ruin due to the new coronavirus pandemic by creating a cake that looks like a toilet roll. Read More


Sam Clayton Jr dies from coronavirus

18 April 2020

Jamaican music producer and former Olympic team member, Sam Clayton Jr. died at the age of 58 from coronavirus, The New York Times reports. Clayton was a member of the Jamaican bobsled team that competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada. Read More


Actor Brian Dennehy passes away

17 April 2020

WASHINGTON – United States actor Brian Dennehy, whose chiselled jaw and towering figure featured in some 40 films, has died at the age of 81, of natural causes in Connecticut. Read More


Costumers making scrubs

16 April 2020

CHIPPING CAMDEN, England – Costume makers in Britain who normally dress actors in shows from Downton Abbey to Game of Thrones and Batman have joined forces to make scrubs for medics fighting the coronavirus outbreak. Read More


'Ultimate Bond actress' passes away

07 April 2020

Honor Blackman, the British actress who played Pussy Galore in the James Bond film Goldfinger, has died at the age of 94. Read More


Vybz Kartel loses appeal

04 April 2020

KINGSTON – Popular dancehall entertainer Vybz Kartel, on Friday lost an appeal against his murder conviction. Read More


Fighting virus one mask at a time

31 March 2020

A 67-year-old woman who has been isolating herself so she will not contract COVID-19, has been using her time to help those on the frontline fighting the disease. Read More


Playwright’s death linked to coronavirus

25 March 2020

Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally has died in Florida of complications from coronavirus, according to his husband Tom Kirdahy. Read More


Heart, lung transplant in new operation

24 March 2020

LONDON – The number of heart and lung transplants could quadruple thanks to a "reanimation" machine used in a pioneering operation, according to officials at one hospital. Read More


Artistes live-stream to make isolation easier

18 March 2020

Stars including Coldplay, Yungblud and Christine And The Queens are live-streaming gigs to combat the "boredom" of self-isolation due to coronavirus. Read More


Should Government provide back-to-school assistance for parents who lost their jobs because of COVID-19?