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Governor to take ventilators for NYC as hospitals buckle

Saturday, April, 4 2020    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — With deaths from the novel coronavirus climbing rapidly in New York, the governor announced yesterday that he will use his authority to take ventilators and protective gear from private hospitals and companies that aren't using them, complaining that... Read More

Coronavirus: 'Worst yet to come' for countries in conflict, says UN chief

Saturday, April, 4 2020    

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) — UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres yesterday renewed his call for a global ceasefire, urging all parties in conflict to lay down arms and allow war-torn nations to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

British ship dispatched to support Caribbean territories

Saturday, April, 4 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The British casualty ship RFA Argus, has set sail for the Caribbean ahead of this year's hurricane season to assist with the response to the COVID-19 pandemic across the region. Read More

Russia detains activists trying to help hospital in need

Saturday, April, 4 2020    

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — An activist doctor who had criticised Russia's response to the coronavirus disease outbreak was forcibly detained as she and some of her colleagues tried to deliver protective gear to a hospital in need. Read More

Today's Horoscope - April 4

Saturday, April, 4 2020    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, April 4, 2020: Courageous and energetic, you act with great confidence this year. You release your past, experiment with a new outlook and start over. You research new developments in your field, especially regarding science and technology. Financial matters... Read More

NY funeral homes struggle as virus deaths surge

Saturday, April, 4 2020    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Pat Marmo walked among 20 or so deceased in the basement of his Brooklyn funeral home, his protective mask pulled down so his pleas could be heard. Read More

McKenzie apologises after street people arrested during curfew

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 3 2020    

THE Ministry of Local Government was yesterday scrambling to provide shelter for the homeless after a few were reportedly arrested on the first night of a seven-day, night-time curfew imposed by the Government to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Read More

Police take home BPO workers stranded during curfew hours

BY ONOME SIDO Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 3 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Several workers employed to a call centre in Montego Bay were left stranded in the resort city Wednesday night after they ended their shift during the curfew hours. Read More

Realtors concerned about housing market

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 3 2020    

THE Realtors Association of Jamaica (RAJ) has, for the time being, been holding up to the COVID-19 invasion, but there are fears among the leadership that things could get really bad soon. Read More

Pepsi donates goods worth $15 million for COVID-19 fight

Friday, April, 3 2020    

PEPSI-Cola Jamaica, which says its success has been built on the unwavering support of the Jamaican people, is assisting in the local COVID-19 fight through a donation of goods valued at more than $15 million. Read More

INDECOM wants exemption from curfew order

Friday, April, 3 2020    

THE Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says it is concerned with its exclusion from the list of exempted organisations under the new curfew order. Read More

COVID-19 hits family

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 3 2020    

AT least three of the six people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Cornpiece Settlement, Clarendon, are relatives of the 79-year-old man who was the first patient to succumb to the disease in the country. Read More

Curfew compliance

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 3 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Empty streets characterised communities in Trelawny, St James, Hanover, and Westmoreland — the four parishes that make up the Area One Police Division — on Wednesday night, the first of the seven-night islandwide curfews imposed by the Government... Read More

This Day in History — April 3

Friday, April, 3 2020    

Today is the 94th day of 2020. There are 272 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT  Read More

Flow appeals to 'heartless' vandals amidst COVID-19 crisis

Friday, April, 3 2020    

TELECOMMUNICATIONS firm Flow is again appealing to criminals to cease the senseless acts of theft and vandalism being levelled against its operations, even as the nation grapples with meeting the needs of customers with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Read More


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