Porsche to feature Jamaica

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Type7, Porsche’s daily lifestyle Instagram magazine, will feature content from Jamaica as part of a six-week tour through the Caribbean and Latin American by the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Ted Gushue.The Jamaica Observer’s weekly Auto magazine caught up with Gushue at the AC Hotel Marriott Kingston on March 11.

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The State can handle it, says finance minister

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FINANCE Minister Dr Nigel Clarke says the Government intends to be surgical in its fiscal and monetary response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and has assured that if the situation worsens locally beyond expectations, the State can handle it.

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COVID-19 jitters as confirmed cases’ steps retraced

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AS the Government ramps up efforts to prevent community spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by identifying passengers who may have shared flights with the two confirmed cases, employees at a financial institution and a popular pastry company in two separate parishes are fearful they have had contact with two of the passengers.

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Too late to panic, say Holy Childhood parents

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AFTER Holy Childhood High School (HCHS) sent students home yesterday “to facilitate sanitisation of the campus”, one nervous mother was seen spraying her child with disinfectant before allowing her to enter her vehicle.She later explained to the Jamaica Observer that she was very nervous but trying her best to do all she can do prevent being infected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Golding comes out in defence of the poor

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OPPOSITION spokesman on finance Mark Golding said yesterday that there is nothing in the Government’s economic policy that would make real changes in the condition of poor Jamaicans.

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Jamaica Observer COVID-19 response

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THE Jamaica Observer has taken steps to protect its employees and the general public who interact with us directly from the possible spread of COVID-19. We have stepped up in-house measures to reduce the possibility of infections and, in particular, to follow the guidance issued by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

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PEP exams postponed

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THE Primary Exit Profile (PEP) Performance Task Tests scheduled for March 19 and 20, have been postponed.These exams would have fallen within the 14-day school-closure period announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness at a press conference at Jamaica House, yesterday.Holness said this decision to close all public schools was taken after consultation with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, and will be reviewed after 10 days.

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Toxic COVID-19 mix

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IN the wake of panic buying and reported rationing of hand sanitisers and other products used to limit the spread of viruses, local public health and poison control experts are warning against combining chemicals to create home-made alternatives as they could be toxic.

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Schools out

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PRIME MINISTER Andrew Holness says the hotline which has been set up by the Ministry of Health to accept calls in relation to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns has been inundated with calls, some of them pranks.Meanwhile, as was signalled on Wednesday, the education ministry, in consultation with stakeholders has taken the decision to close all schools for the next 14 days, as of today. This is to be reviewed within 10 days.

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Austria cancels weddings, baptisms, funerals

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AUSTRIAN Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said religious leaders have agreed to cancel weddings, baptisms, funeral services and other ceremonies in the coming weeks to help prevent spread of the novel coronavirus.

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