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Locked up: No masks, sanitizer as virus spreads behind bars

Sunday, March, 29 2020    

Something was wrong. The chow hall line at New York's Rikers Island jail had halted. For three hours, the men stood and waited, without food, until a correctional officer quietly delivered the news: A civilian chef was among those who tested positive for the... Read More

Virus prevention measures turn violent in parts of Africa

Sunday, March, 29 2020    

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Police fired tear gas at a crowd of Kenyan ferry commuters as the country's first day of a coronavirus curfew slid into chaos. Elsewhere, officers were captured in mobile phone footage whacking people with batons. Read More

Love in the time of corona

Tony Robinson | Sunday, March, 29 2020    

Here lies a wretched corpse,Of wretched soul bereft,Seek not my nameA plague consume you wicked caitiffs left!Here lie I, Timon, who alive all living men did hate Read More

Today's Horoscope — March 29,2020

Sunday, March, 29 2020    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Sunday, March 29, 2020: You get along with others and can fit in just about anywhere. But this year you face some potential confrontation. A legal matter dominates. You comprehend the nuances of the situation, but it's difficult to go with the flow. If single, you maintain... Read More

The spread of COVID-19 across the globe

Sunday, March, 29 2020    

 KINGSTON, Jamaica - 199 Countries and Territories around the world have reported a total of 663,748 confirmed cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 that originated from Wuhan, China, and a death toll of Read More

AG responds to critics on laws to address the COVID-19 pandemic

Saturday, March, 28 2020    

ATTORNEY General Marlene Malahoo Forte has responded to concerns that the Government may not have acted within the law in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Police: Three teens among 5 charged in connection with Roger Chang's murder

Saturday, March, 28 2020    

The police yesterday said they have charged five people — three of whom are teenagers — in connection with the murder of businessman Roger Chang. Read More

Gov't vows to push national ID system

Saturday, March, 28 2020    

THE Jamaican Government has indicated that it will be fast-tracking the implementation of the national identification system (NIDS) as part of its response to the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

House committee recommends conscience vote on abortion

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, March, 28 2020    

THE House of Representatives' Human Resources and Social Development Select Committee has recommended that Members of Parliament make a “conscience” vote to determine whether or not abortion should be legalised in Jamaica. Read More

J'can teachers in South Carolina hunker down

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, March, 28 2020    

SEVERAL Jamaican teachers in the South Carolina county of Kershaw, which is the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak in that state, are hunkering down for a long haul with schools declared closed for at least two months as authorities there try to contain the... Read More

Quarantine warning!

Saturday, March, 28 2020    

INDIVIDUALS who entered the island after March 18 and have not been observing the State's directions to remain in self-quarantine for a 14-day period before mingling will face consequences, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has warned. Read More

Jamaicans urged to heed emergency orders

Saturday, March, 28 2020    

HEAD of the constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay is urging Jamaicans to abide by the emergency orders issued by the Government to control the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which are enforceable by the... Read More

Jamaica Flour Mills donates flour and cereal

Saturday, March, 28 2020    

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton (third left) shares an elbow bump with Jamaica Flour Mills Managing Director Derrick Nembhard after the company presented flour and cereal to assist with feeding residents of the communities currently under COVID-19... Read More

Bigger role for technology in education post-COVID-19, says principal

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, March, 28 2020    

LUCEA, Hanover — President of the Jamaica Association of Principals of Secondary Schools Linvern Wright believes that during the post-COVID-19 period, schools will begin to make better use of existing technology in the delivery of education. Read More

IDB outline priority areas for funding to deal with COVID-19

Saturday, March, 28 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, Uniyted States (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and IDB Invest say they have agreed with governments on the priority areas for deploying the financial and technical resources being made available to borrowing member countries and companies to... Read More



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