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Cuba's 'white coats' army called to COVID-19 service

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor — news and health richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 3 2020    

AS Cuba's “army of white coats” makes headlines around the world with countries reeling from the onslaught of COVID-19 calling in reinforcements, Jamaica readies to allow 140 of the Spanish-speaking island's health care professionals to engage with the public health system... Read More

Math teacher gets 'energy' to continue online classes amid COVID-19

Friday, April, 3 2020    

MATHEMATICS teacher Richard James is today very thankful that he can resume his live online math practice classes with students sitting the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examanination (CAPE), thanks to support from liquefied natural... Read More

Burger King's partnership with supplier benefits front line cops, nurses

Friday, April, 3 2020    

JAMAICA'S police officers and nurses on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic are the most recent beneficiaries of meal donations from Burger King (BK) and one of its main suppliers. Read More

Konnexx launches COVID 'Kick it out' challenge

Friday, April, 3 2020    

Konnexx Services Ltd last Friday launched what it has labelled a 'Kick it out' containment challenge aimed at providing hand sanitisers with the correct alcohol base to Jamaicans who are unable to afford the product, as the island battles the onslaught of COVID-19. Read More

Levy supports Wehby's call to suspend agri imports

Friday, April, 3 2020    

Jamaica Broilers Group President and CEO Christopher Levy is supporting a call by Government Senator Don Wehby that Jamaica suspend importation of agricultural produce that can be grown here. Read More


Friday, April, 3 2020    

St Vincent Opposition warns against 'false sense of security'  Read More

Political reps say 'yes' to JISCo dust control project

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor at Large, South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 3 2020    

NAIN, St Elizabeth — Political representatives are giving a guarded thumbs up to efforts by JISCo Alpart Jamaica to contain dust pollution from the bauxite/alumina waste disposal area referred to locally as the 'red mud lake'. Read More

'We're all scared'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 2 2020    

A Jamaican-born cardiologist practising in the United States has painted a grim picture of the onslaught of COVID-19 in that country, detailing the severe impact the disease is having on front-line workers. Read More

Tufton says testing for COVID-19 adequate

Thursday, April, 2 2020    

HEALTH Minister Dr Christopher Tufton, in responding to scepticism regarding the extent of the testing for COVID-19, is insisting that what is now being done is adequate. Read More

Gov't unable to help 36 J'can students stuck in Barbados

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WLLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 2 2020    

THE Jamaican Government says it is unable to respond to the rescue plea for 36 Jamaican from the Cave Hill, Barbados, campus of The University of the West Indies who have been left stranded on that island after airports here were closed to incoming passengers on March 21 because of the... Read More

Border closure puts Jamaicans in US visa limbo

Thursday, April, 2 2020    

JAMAICA'S Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks says the embassy is working to assist“out-of-status” Jamaicans in that country, after Prime Minister Andrew Holness last month announced several measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, including the closure of the... Read More

COVID kindness

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-Large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 2 2020    

THE Government is set to allow the occupants of 10 vessels which sailed into the Port Antonio Harbour, Portland after the country's borders were closed, to ride out the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Jamaican waters, as long as they do not become a drain on the country's... Read More

Portland Cottage on radar

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 2 2020    

WITH six new cases of the COVID-19 disease now confirmed in the community of Cornpiece in Clarendon, health officials say the community of Portland Cottage, also in the parish, is now on their radar. Read More

This Day in History — April 2

Thursday, April, 2 2020    

Today is the 93rd day of 2020. There are 273 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

J'can pastor, worshippers breach gathering ban in Antigua

Thursday, April, 2 2020    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The pastor of the Bolans New Testament Church of God, Jamaican Uriah Taylor, and three other members of the church will return to court on May 5 after they were granted bail on charges arising from their failure to comply with public health regulations... Read More


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