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Clean the bundle of germs on your phone

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — You're washing your hands countless times a day to try to ward off the novel coronavirus disease. Read More

Night curfew

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday warned that the police will increase vigilance and prosecute people who violate various orders which have been activated under law as he announced the imposition of a night-time curfew running from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am for seven... Read More

Nurses and doctors associations react to curfew

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

THE islandwide curfew imposed by the Government as a measure to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) might impact transportation of the island's nurses. Read More

Senate approves MOCA regulations despite some concerns

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

The regulations for the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA), including the code of conduct for agents, were affirmed in the Senate last Friday after a lengthy debate. Read More

'Butch' Stewart urges J'cans to fight COVID-19 together_20200301

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

Gordon “Butch” Stewart, making an impassioned plea to Jamaicans yesterday, urged his compatriots to take care of each other and unite to fight against the coronavirus which “has come upon the world with a speed and ferocity never before seen”. Read More

Chinese in MoBay make donation in COVID-19 fight

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — A donation of over $1 million worth of food and sanitisation items to the Trelawny Municipal Corporation by Jamaica Guangdong Association, a group of Chinese nationals here, will boost the resources available to nine councillors to assist their constituents as... Read More

This Day In History - March -31

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

Today is the 91st day of 2020. There are 275 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

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

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

Grenada PM defends curfew Read More

In Zimbabwe, 'you win coronavirus or you win starvation'

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — “We are already ruined. What more harm can coronavirus do?” Irene Kampira asked as she sorted second-hand clothes at a bustling market in a poor suburb of Zimbabwe's capital, Harare. Read More

US braces for big death toll

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — Bracing the nation for a coronavirus death toll that could exceed 100,000 people, President Donald Trump extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April, bowing to public health experts who presented him with even more dire... Read More

Coronavirus hits rich and poor unequally in Latin America

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — From Mexico City to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Santiago, Chile, the coronavirus is taking root in the world's most unequal region, where many of Latin America's first cases arrived with members of the elite returning from vacations or work trips to... Read More

KingAlarm cuts guard service rates

Monday, March, 30 2020    

Top-flight private security company KingAlarm is reducing the rates of its guard service to all its customers for the month of April as a contribution to Jamaica's efforts to combat the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Read More

10 vessels sitting in Port Antonio harbour

BY EVERAD OWEN Observer correspondent | Monday, March, 30 2020    

PORT ANTONIO, Portland — The West Harbour in this town is now home to 10 vessels with a combined 28 passengers whom the local authorities have refused landing in keeping with the Government's travel restrictions in the wake of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak... Read More

Jamaican stuck in Egypt 'blows' out his birthday candle anyway

BY CHARMAINE N CLARKE Managing editor clarkec@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 30 2020    

ON March 28, St Elizabeth native Kevin Thomas sang a COVID-19-inspired rendition of Happy Birthday to himself, used one hand to cover his mouth and the other to 'blow' out the candle on his birthday cupcake. After his first attempt to put out the tiny flame failed, he abandoned standard... Read More

Farmers expect they'll lose millions

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 30 2020    

FARMERS in Walkerswood, St Ann, are expecting to lose millions in the coming weeks as the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) hits markets for their produce. Read More


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