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Traffic authority suspends testing for driver's licences

Saturday, March, 28 2020    

THE Ministry of Transport and Mining will, effective next Monday, suspend all driving examinations at Island Traffic Authority depots islandwide for a period of 14 days. Read More

Staying afloat: US$2.2-trillion Bill offers economic lifeline

Saturday, March, 28 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — In the novel oronavirus crisis, even doctors can face a cash crunch. Read More

Venezuela hospital makes own masks to confront new virus

Saturday, March, 28 2020    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Medical supplies of almost any sort are in short supply in Venezuela, so workers at a maternity hospital in Caracas are racing to confront the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus by making surgical masks, one by one. Read More

Virus test results in minutes But scientists question accuracy

Saturday, March, 28 2020    

MADRID, Spain(AP) — Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pinprick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, or previously had, the virus. Read More

Today's Horoscope - March 28

Saturday, March, 28 2020    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, March 28, 2020: This year, improvements and expansion in your home are a focus. Your flair for communication affects income positively. Extra reading and research enhance your earning power. Family members are restless, and you must allow them to grow. If... Read More

PM warns J'cans who continue to ignore coronavirus orders

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, March, 27 2020    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness has chastised Jamaicans who continue to flout COVID-19 restriction orders issued under law, and has said, if it becomes necessary, the country will be put on lockdown to stem the spread of the infectious disease. Read More

Govt's COVID-19 response ignores constitution, says Barnett

Friday, March, 27 2020    

THE Independent Jamaica Council for Human Rights (IJCHR) has questioned whether the Government has acted within the law in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

COVID-19 break for Jamaicans facing deportation from the UK

Friday, March, 27 2020    

THE British Government has put a hold on the deportation of Jamaicans who have run afoul of the law in that country, as COVID-19 spreads across the United Kingdom (UK). Read More

US indicts Maduro on narco-terrorism charges

Friday, March, 27 2020    

FLORIDA, United States (AP) — Nicolás Maduro effectively converted Venezuela into a criminal enterprise at the service of drug traffickers and terrorist groups as he and his allies stole billions from the South American country, the US Justice Department charged in several... Read More

BIG COVID-19 RESPONSE

BY DESMOND ALLEN Executive editor – special assignment allend@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, March, 27 2020    

Gordon “Butch” Stewart's Sandals Resorts International (SRI) has offered the Government a 52-room hotel and has helped to finance 40 ventilators at a cost of $20 million to be used to treat COVID-19 patients. Read More

New Fortress Foundation reaches out to vulnerable families

Friday, March, 27 2020    

THE New Fortress Energy Foundation is providing support for vulnerable families in Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine and Hayes, Clarendon — areas in which the company operates. Read More

A window to our souls

Friday, March, 27 2020    

Just a few months ago, the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was this ethereal disease that only afflicted those in another world — not our little island. Read More

More kudos to Gov't for COVID-19 response

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, March, 27 2020    

Buoyed by a report in the Miami Herald that Jamaica was among the countries in the hemisphere most prepared for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Prime Minister Andrew Holness and members of his Cabinet will meet today to examine further measures to contain the possible community... Read More

China offers advice, help in COVID-19 videoconference with LAC

Friday, March, 27 2020    

JAMAICAN health officials participated in a videoconference on the prevention and control of COVID-19 with their counterparts in China, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Chinese Embassy in Kingston said in a news release on Wednesday. Read More

Economic toll rises

Friday, March, 27 2020    

ROME, Italy — Italy has reported 6,153 new coronavirus infections, pushing the global total to more than half a million people, based on a count kept by Johns Hopkins University. Read More



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