AG responds to critics on laws to address the COVID-19 pandemic

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ATTORNEY General Marlene Malahoo Forte has responded to concerns that the Government may not have acted within the law in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Police: Three teens among 5 charged in connection with Roger Chang’s murder

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The police yesterday said they have charged five people — three of whom are teenagers — in connection with the murder of businessman Roger Chang.Of the three teenagers, two are 16 years old and the other is 17. They are all from Enfield in St Mary.

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AG responds to critics on laws to address the COVID-19 pandemic

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ATTORNEY General Marlene Malahoo Forte has responded to concerns that the Government may not have acted within the law in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Quarantine warning!

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INDIVIDUALS who entered the island after March 18 and have not been observing the State’s directions to remain in self-quarantine for a 14-day period before mingling will face consequences, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has warned.

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J’can teachers in South Carolina hunker down

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SEVERAL Jamaican teachers in the South Carolina county of Kershaw, which is the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak in that state, are hunkering down for a long haul with schools declared closed for at least two months as authorities there try to contain the spread.

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Gov’t vows to push national ID system

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THE Jamaican Government has indicated that it will be fast-tracking the implementation of the national identification system (NIDS) as part of its response to the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tobago nurses appeal for calm as hospital worker tests positive

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SCARBOROUGH, Tobago (CMC) – The Trinidad and Tobago Registered Nurses Association (TTRNA) is calling for calm as people express concern over the positive COVID-19 test by as a worker at the Scarborough General Hospital.The association made the call follow a release yesterday by the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) which stated that a health care worker at the institution is Tobago’s second coronavirus case.

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Jamaicans urged to heed emergency orders

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HEAD of the constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay is urging Jamaicans to abide by the emergency orders issued by the Government to control the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which are enforceable by the police.

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Clearance of goods by persons in quarantine not allowed

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JAMAICA Customs, in keeping with public health measures to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), has advised airline passengers who entered Jamaica on or after March 18, and are in quarantine, to refrain from proceeding to any port to effect the clearance of goods as this will not be facilitated until their quarantine period has ended.

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Flu and coronavirus — similar symptoms, different fears

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ITALY (AP) — Is it the flu, a cold or the new coronavirus? Patients and doctors alike are parsing signs of illness to figure out who needs what tests or care and how worried they should be.“You have three different major viruses floating around at the same time” — causing somewhat similar symptoms — but different levels of concern, said Dr Gary LeRoy, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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