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Let's focus on our 'whys'

The year 2020 was one for the history books, and 2021 is on track to be just as extraordinary. During these unprecedented times, it is essential that we remember the 'whys' that drive us. Read More

COVID's painful impact
When the tourism industry collapsed in the wake of the global spread of the novel coronavirus last year, the economic wheels of a number of suppliers to the sector also came to a grinding halt.... Read More

Supreme Ventures, Edufocal partner to provide access to online learning
MINISTER of state in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Robert Morgan, has hailed the partnership between Supreme Ventures Foundation and EduFocal which will provide 5,000 students with free access to the EduFocal platform to continue their online...... Read More

Chicago teachers vote to defy order to resume face-to-face classes
CHICAGO, USA (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union said yesterday that its members voted to defy an order to return to the classroom over concerns about COVID-19, setting up a showdown with district officials who have said that refusing to return when ordered would amount to an illegal...... Read More

Israel targets flights as virus rages

Monday, January, 25 2021    

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that Israel will be closing its international airport to nearly all flights, while Israeli police clashed with ultra-Orthodox protesters in several major cities and the Government raced to bring a raging coronavirus... Read More

Jamaica National Small Business Loans supporting clients through COVID-19

BY DAVID ROSE Observer Business Writer | Sunday, January, 24 2021    

Even as COVID-19 continues to decimate small businesses and render many firms unable to generally operate, Jamaica National's Small Business Loans (JNSB) arm has been extending a helping hand to its various clients especially micro-entrepreneurs whose lives have been uprooted due to the... Read More

COVID-19 travel tips

Sunday, January, 24 2021    

Travellers boarding international flights from Jamaica to the US, Canada, and the UK, must now show proof of a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter. Different countries have different requirements on what type of testing is permitted, and what the quarantine... Read More

Is now a good time to buy real estate? Banker, experts weigh in

Sunday, January, 24 2021    

AS most sectors of the local economy continue to feel the impact of the disruption triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, prospective homebuyers may be apprehensive. Read More

Concern about face-to-face classes in St Elizabeth schools

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, January, 23 2021    

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — Principal of Munro College Mark Smith says his institution has resorted to online classes for day students for two weeks out of an abundance of caution following reports that two parents tested positive for the novel coronavirus... Read More

Little Bay Primary and Infant students adjust to face-to-face classes

Saturday, January, 23 2021    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Principal of Little Bay Primary and Infant School in Westmoreland, Keron King, says students are adapting well to the phased resumption of face-to-face classes. Read More

It's a secret

Saturday, January, 23 2021    

CALIFORNIA, United States (AP) — California Governor Gavin Newsom has from the start said his coronavirus policy decisions would be driven by data shared with the public to provide maximum transparency. Read More

Bartlett: All visitors will be able to access approved COVID testing

Saturday, January, 23 2021    

TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett is expressing confidence that Jamaica has bolstered its COVID-19 testing infrastructure to meet the growing demand for such tests, driven by new travel requirements in major tourism source markets. Read More

Gov't pleads to unauthorised COVID testing labs to seek accreditation

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 22 2021    

THE island's accreditation agency has issued a plea to facilities involved in 'back-door' COVID-19 testing to come forward to seek authorisation to administer tests for the virus. Read More

No travel to US without negative COVID test result; quarantine now mandatory

Friday, January, 22 2021    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — President Joe Biden yesterday tightened mask-wearing rules and ordered quarantine for people flying into the United States, as he got to work on tackling the novel coronavirus pandemic on his first full day in power. Read More

NBA postpones two more games, announces 11 new players test positive

Friday, January, 22 2021    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Memphis' NBA game at the Portland Trail Blazers scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed with the Grizzles depleted by coronavirus contact tracing, the league said. Read More


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