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Strong entertainment from distance

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

The restrictions on mass gatherings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have forced the entertainment fraternity to find creative ways to deliver performances in these times of quarantine. Read More

Work smarter, says Alexx

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

AS the entertainment industry buckles amid the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), restaurateur/music producer Alexx Antaeus is encouraging stakeholders to work smarter. Read More

CIBC FirstCaribbean donates US$250,000 to regional COVID–19 fight

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean yesterday pledged US$250,000 toward the purchase of much-needed COVID-19 testing kits. Read More

So your child is ill during the COVID-19 outbreak...

PENDA HONEYGHAN | Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

CHILDREN get sick often — and naturally so, they are like walking germ factories, often sticking the dirtiest objects that they can find in their mouths. On top of the regular health challenges that children often experience, there is now fear of them contracting COVID-19 as the... Read More

Keep your kids entertained when they're home all day

PENDA HONEYGHAN | Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

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Jamaica to ramp up COVID-19 testing

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness is expanding the criteria for COVID-19 testing in the island, signalling its intention to, among other things, roll out mobile units for the collection of samples across parishes in the coming weeks. Read More

Turn to God and pray for mercy

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

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'Gringo' keeping the faith

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

WITH the world reeling under the pressure brought on by the novel coronovirus disease (COVID-19), Montego Bay-based deejay Unknown Gringo has penned a gospel song to stave off fears and inspire hope. Read More

Gov't celebrates first COVID-19 patient recovery

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

JAMAICA has recorded its first patient recovery as officials fight to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton has said. Read More

Why was the world so unprepared?

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

Dear Editor,Viruses are older than human existence. In 1918 we had the we had the Spanish Flu which infected 500 million and killed 20 million to 50 million people. Read More

Golden Age Home and infirmaries cleaned, sanitised

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

A comprehensive cleaning and sanitising exercise was carried out yesterday at the Golden Age Home in Vineyard Town, Kingston, by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development. Read More

Closure of EOJ offices to affect publication of voters' list

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

THE Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has announced the extended closure of their offices islandwide, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and alternative means of conducting business with the entity. Read More

Clean the bundle of germs on your phone

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — You're washing your hands countless times a day to try to ward off the novel coronavirus disease. Read More

Postponed Tokyo Olympics to open July 23 next year

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

Tokyo , Japan (AFP) — The Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 23 next year, organisers said yesterday, after the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) forced the historic decision to postpone the Games until 2021. Read More

Music group seeks minister's audience

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

KAREN Smith, president of Jamaica Federation of Musicians and Affiliates Union (JFMAU), is seeking audience with Entertainment and Culture Minister Olivia “Babsy” Grange, in relation to relief recommendations for the music and creative industries which have been affected by... Read More


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