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Opposition stands with Gov't in COVID-19 fight

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 2 2020    

THE Opposition People's National Party (PNP) says it has no intention of mounting a legal challenge against the Government's choice of legislation to manage the COVID-19 crisis. Read More

Manufacturers support nightly curfew

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 2 2020    

PRESIDENT of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) Richard Pandohie says his organisation welcomes the seven-day curfew as a measure to help prevent rapid spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Read More

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

Thursday, April, 2 2020    

President Mo´se urges Haitians to stay home Read More

Photo: Before the curfew...

Thursday, April, 2 2020    

Inspector Mark Harris takes up position outside the Half-Way-Tree Transport Centre yesterday afternoon ahead of the first day of the nightly curfew imposed by the Government to stem the spread of COVID-19. Inspector Harris and 10 of his colleagues are responsible for that area during the curfew... Read More

World could face food crisis in wake of coronavirus — UN, WTO

Thursday, April, 2 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The heads of three global agencies warned yesterday of a potential worldwide food shortage if authorities fail to manage the ongoing coronavirus crisis properly. Read More

Americans struggle to pay rent as COVID job cuts begin to hurt

Thursday, April, 2 2020    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — It's the first of the month, and everybody knows the rent's due. For millions of Americans, yesterday was the first time the landlord is knocking on the door since the novel coronavirus outbreak turned the economy upside down. Read More

Prepare for psychological fallout, Dr De La Haye warns

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

Former chief medical officer Dr Winston De La Haye has warned that there will be psychological fallout from the COVID-19 crisis, and suggested that the Government seeks help now to put interventions in place for the expected deluge of depression. Read More

Second COVID-19 death, another patient recovers, 38 cases

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

Jamaica's second COVID-19 death was reported yesterday as the health authorities reported two new positive tests, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the island to 38. Read More

We want to come home!

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

THIRTY-SIX Jamaican students at the Cave Hill, Barbados campus of t he University of the West Indies have appealed to the Government to help get them home. Read More

Jamaica posts video of hope to travel trade

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

Amid the COVID-19 onslaught worldwide, Jamaica is spreading a message of hope within the travel trade with a one-minute video encouraging viewers to practise safety measures while promoting the island's beauty and warm, hospitable people. Read More


BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

AFTER hearing about his family's experience while he was in isolation, having tested positive for COVID-19, the man who is Jamaica's first patient to recover from the virus is begging his fellow countrymen not to discriminate against people who contract the disease. Read More

PM: It's not a lockdown

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness made it clear yesterday that Government's seven-day nightly curfew — from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am — starting tonight, is not a lockdown of the country. Read More

Measures in place to protect children in State care

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

THE Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) is reporting that its childcare facilities have put measures in place to ensure that children in State care are protected during the COVID-19 crisis. Read More

Councillor urges vigilance against crime as Covid-19 takes hold

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Councillor for the Balaclava Division and former mayor of Black River Everton Fisher (People's National Party) is urging Jamaicans to be “extra vigilant” and to prepare themselves for a surge in crime as the COVID-19 crisis cripples economic... Read More

Govt's curfew order gets strong backing from western Jamaica

BY HORACE HINES AND ONOME SIDO Observer writers | Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Business lobby groups in western Jamaica are giving Government the thumbs up for the imposition of a curfew running from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am for the next seven days, as part of efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Read More


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