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COVID-19 fear bites

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 29 2020    

PANIC buying stemming from the threat of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has increased the demand for vitamin C supplements, leading to a shortage of the commodity across the island. Read More

COVID-19 — We will never be the same

Garfield Higgins | Sunday, March, 29 2020    

A child who has no mother will not have scars to show on his back. — Hausa proverb, Nigeria Like previous pandemics, the global outbreak of this novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) shall come to an end. Read More

From Belgium with love

BY SEAN A WILLIAMS Deputy Sport Editor | Sunday, March, 29 2020    

Reggae Boyz defender Kemar “Taxi” Lawrence has moved to assist his community of Bull Bay as measures by the Jamaican Government to contain the deadly coronavirus have caused disruptions in normal day-to-day life. Read More

Make good use of this time — Mikey Bennett

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 29 2020    

Music industry insider Mickey Bennett is encouraging creatives to make the best use of this period of inactivity due to the restrictions as a result of the global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Teachers concerned for students in rural areas

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 29 2020    

With schools closed for another three weeks, some teachers in rural Jamaica are concerned that they have not yet been able to connect online with a significant number of their students. Read More

Melia Braco Village hotel workers in the dark

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 29 2020    

As Jamaica's tourism industry continues to reel from travel restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, workers at Melia Braco Village hotel in Trelawny are disgruntled that they were sent home without formal communication from the management of the Spanish-owned hotel... Read More

J'can jumper Lewis leaves Texas Tech with degree, but…

Sunday, March, 29 2020    

Former Cornwall College athlete Odaine Lewis is a proud member of the graduating Class of 2020 from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Sciences, this less than a year after helping the “Red Raiders” win their first-ever NCAA Division One Outdoor... Read More

Nestlé Foundation supports Bull Bay residents

Sunday, March, 29 2020    

As Jamaica continues to grapple with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a number of private sector entities are stepping up and showing support in the response effort to help citizens who are being impacted. Read More

Women step into the arena: on the ground COVID-19 fighters

Imani Duncan-Price | Sunday, March, 29 2020    

Calls for social distancing and frequently washing hands have become the COVID-19 battle cry here in Jamaica and globally. Full or partial lockdown is in place, with schools and non-essential businesses closed. These are critical actions to stem the spread of coronavirus and are to be... Read More

Social distancing ... really?

Sunday, March, 29 2020    

Jamaican authorities have called on the population to observe 'social distancing' in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This would mean people keeping distances, in some instances up to six feet, in order to reduce the spread of the virus. But, see for yourselves on this page if that's what's been... Read More

Sunday Brew — March 29, 2020

with HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 29 2020    

Elephant Man should have been caged Elephants usually have long trunks, with which they can do anything, including defend themselves to the 'max' in any difficult jungle. Read More

A true demonstration of patriotism from Sandals

BY NORMAN MARTIN | Sunday, March, 29 2020    

I can't say I am surprised, but I am totally blown away by the gesture made to Jamaica by Sandals Resorts as we combat this COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

JPS pledges $45-m COVID-19 assistance package

Sunday, March, 29 2020    

The nation's power provider, JPS, yesterday announced a $45-million assistance package to help in the fight against COVID-19 and to bring relief to members of the disabled community and the elderly. Read More

North-South toll blow

BY PATRICK FOSTER Deputy News Editor fosterp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 29 2020    

As the fallout from the deadly coronavirus continues to be felt across Jamaica, operators of the north-south leg of Highway 2000 are feeling the debilitating effects of the disease, with traffic literally non-existent on the cross-island... Read More

COVID-19 and the threat to people living with HIV

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 29 2020    

IN light of the increasing confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Jamaica, people living with HIV (PLHIV) are being urged to remain compliant or get on treatment now. Read More



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