Jamaica insists on health guidelines in stand-off with cruise company

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Jamaica’s health authorities last night reiterated that interim guidelines relating to the admittance of cruise ships to the island’s ports have been drafted and circulated to The Port Authority of Jamaica and relevant agencies.

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Virus hurts handshakes, elections, Louvre

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PARIS, France (AP) — The new novel coronavirus is entering new territories, from megacities to seaside villages, and casting a fast-growing shadow over the world economy.Here’s a look at some of the latest developments: MERKEL SNUBBED

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Supreme Court rejects second judicial review application in CMU case

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The Supreme Court yesterday rejected a second attempt by attorney Hugh Wildman to have the criminal charges against former Education Minister Ruel Reid and Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) President Professor Fritz Pinnock dismissed, and declared that it was firmly of the view that “the application must fail”.

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A walloping!

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As was widely expected, another father and son team will sit in the Lower House when Speaker Pearnel Charles Sr swears in his son, Charles Jr, who clobbered his opponent Dereck Lambert in the Clarendon South Eastern parliamentary by-election yesterday by more than 6,000 votes.

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Sandals team members mentor Flanker students

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MANAGERS and team members from Sandals Resorts Montego Bay region recently launched a mentorship programme at the Flanker Primary and Junior High School by sharing special sessions with grades 5 and 6 students who are sitting Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations this year.

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US surgeon general urges caution, not panic

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CONNECTICUT, United States (AP) — United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams called for caution but “not panic” over the spread of the new coronavirus during a stop yesterday in Connecticut, where state officials urged the federal government to increase spending on health agencies and preparedness.

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This Day In History — March 3

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Today is the 63 day of 2020. There are 303 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1999: An estimated 74 million US viewers watch former White House intern Monica Lewinsky confess the details of her affair with US President Bill Clinton. OTHER EVENTS1707: Mogul Emperor Aurangjeb dies in India and is succeeded by Bahadur.

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Private sector shuns OSHA Committee

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With both Houses of Parliament currently on a pre-budget break, the most interesting news coming out of Gordon House last week was that the private sector organisations have shunned the joint select committee review of the crucial Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).

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Florida awaits CDC confirmation of 2 cases of COVID-19

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FLORIDA, United States (AP) — Florida officials tried to reassure residents yesterday that the risk posed by a new strain of coronavirus remained low, despite revelations that two people had become the first in the state to test positive for the virus.

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What is coronavirus?

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ACCORDING to the World Haelth Organization (WHO), coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).These viruses were originally transmitted between animals and people. SARS, for instance, was transmitted from civet cats to humans while MERS moved to humans from a type of camel.

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