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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

Night curfew

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday warned that the police will increase vigilance and prosecute people who violate various orders which have been activated under law as he announced the imposition of a night-time curfew running from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am for seven... Read More

World athletics championships moving to 2022 — organisers

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

Paris, France (AFP) — The 2021 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon will be shifted to 2022 to accommodate the rearranged Tokyo Olympics, World Athletics said yesterday. Read More

'Butch' Stewart urges J'cans to fight COVID-19 together_20200301

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

Gordon “Butch” Stewart, making an impassioned plea to Jamaicans yesterday, urged his compatriots to take care of each other and unite to fight against the coronavirus which “has come upon the world with a speed and ferocity never before seen”. Read More

Chinese in MoBay make donation in COVID-19 fight

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — A donation of over $1 million worth of food and sanitisation items to the Trelawny Municipal Corporation by Jamaica Guangdong Association, a group of Chinese nationals here, will boost the resources available to nine councillors to assist their constituents as... Read More

Around the Caribbean... Around the Caribbean...Around the Caribbean...

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

Grenada PM defends curfew Read More

In Zimbabwe, 'you win coronavirus or you win starvation'

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — “We are already ruined. What more harm can coronavirus do?” Irene Kampira asked as she sorted second-hand clothes at a bustling market in a poor suburb of Zimbabwe's capital, Harare. Read More

US braces for big death toll

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — Bracing the nation for a coronavirus death toll that could exceed 100,000 people, President Donald Trump extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April, bowing to public health experts who presented him with even more dire... Read More

Coronavirus hits rich and poor unequally in Latin America

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — From Mexico City to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Santiago, Chile, the coronavirus is taking root in the world's most unequal region, where many of Latin America's first cases arrived with members of the elite returning from vacations or work trips to... Read More

Heart-warming song about COVID-19 by Jamaican students

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The onset of the dreaded coronavirus in Jamaica has failed to stifle the ingenuity and sharing spirit of citizens. Read More

US death toll from the virus eclipses China's official count

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

NEW YORK, United States  — The US death toll from the coronavirus climbed past 3,500 Tuesday, eclipsing China's official count, as the deepening crisis in New York hit close to home for the governor when he disclosed, teary-eyed, that his brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, has become... Read More

Guyana records second death from COVID-19

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Guyana has recorded its second death from the coronavirus (COVID-19) as health officials Tuesday confirmed that there were now 12 positive cases of the virus in the country. Read More

Guardian Life donates bus for healthcare workers at KPH, VJH

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The South East Rural Regional Health Care Authority (SERHA) yesterday received a 29-seater Coaster bus to assist in the transportation of healthcare workers at the Kingston Public and Victoria Jubilee hospitals from Guardian Life Limited. Read More

UK reports record 381 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP)— Britain reported a record daily coronavirus toll of 381 on Tuesday, more than double the number of nationwide deaths posted in the previous 24 hours. Read More

Five things we still don't know about the coronavirus

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP)— Despite extensive study by doctors and scientists across the world since the new coronavirus first appeared in China three months ago, much about the scourge is still unclear. Read More



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