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This Day In History - April 1

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

Today is the 92nd day of 2020. There are 274 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

JUTC expecting revenue loss due to funeral changes

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company's (JUTC) Chartered Division is expecting a huge revenue loss due to the adjustment of funeral services as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Read More

Progressive Grocers and partners help in COVID-19 response

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Observer staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

APPROXIMATELY 1,000 Jamaicans in some 30 communities across the island, primarily those who are shut-ins, indigent or have lost jobs, began benefiting from a large donation of food, drinking water, sanitary products, and other items donated to four charities operating throughout the... Read More

Main Event annual profit up 2.7 per cent

BY ABBION ROBINSON Business reporter robinsona@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

Main Event Entertainment Group Limited (MEEG) on Tuesday (March 17) reported an after-tax profit of $97.3 million for the financial year ended October 31, 2019, a 2.7 per cent increase when compared with the corresponding period in the previous ... Read More

Taxi operators feeling the COVID-19 pinch

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

TAXI operators in St Catherine are feeling the COVID-19 pinch as, with orders laid down by Government that taxis only carry three passengers, their earnings have taken a nosedive in recent weeks. Read More

A funeral with only 8 people in attendance

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

THREE days after the first case of the new coronavirus was confirmed in Jamaica, Verna Reid's brother, Troy Stephenson, died after suffering an asthma attack.He was 52 years old. Read More

Who can travel to Canada at this time

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

Dear Mr Brown, Read More

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

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

Guyana records second death from COVID-19 Read More

PAHO: Act now to slow virus or face damning effect

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

DIRECTOR of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Dr Carissa Etienne, while warning that the COVID-19 pandemic in the Americas “is going to escalate and get worse before it gets better”, says countries must “act now” to slow the spread of the virus or face... Read More

Jamaican invention a COVID-19 fighter

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

UNIVERSITY of Technology (UTech), Jamaica student Rayvon Stewart is on top of the world this morning after his invention “XERMOSOL” was yesterday named by Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland as a possible key weapon in the fight to contain the spread of... Read More

CIBC FirstCaribbean donates US$250,000 to regional COVID–19 fight

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean yesterday pledged US$250,000 toward the purchase of much-needed COVID-19 testing kits. Read More

Jamaica to ramp up COVID-19 testing

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness is expanding the criteria for COVID-19 testing in the island, signalling its intention to, among other things, roll out mobile units for the collection of samples across parishes in the coming weeks. Read More

Gov't celebrates first COVID-19 patient recovery

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

JAMAICA has recorded its first patient recovery as officials fight to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton has said. Read More

Golden Age Home and infirmaries cleaned, sanitised

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

A comprehensive cleaning and sanitising exercise was carried out yesterday at the Golden Age Home in Vineyard Town, Kingston, by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development. Read More

Closure of EOJ offices to affect publication of voters' list

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

THE Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has announced the extended closure of their offices islandwide, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and alternative means of conducting business with the entity. Read More


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