Revivalists feel left out of COVID-19 activities

Observer on March 21st, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

The Spiritual Christian Revivalists Council of Churches (SCRCC) has criticised the Government for excluding the denomination from participating in the State’s anti-coronavirus activities.President of the SCRCC, Bishop Bryan Cameron, said that the failure of Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton to include the nearly 40-member group was evidence that the discrimination against revivalist churches has not ended.

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More COVID-19 test kits to come, unless supply chain hit

Observer on March 21st, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

A member of The University of the West Indies COVID-19 Task Force that developed the 2,500 tests now being used locally to detect those infected with the flu-like virus, says it would take about three weeks to get the components needed to create more, unless there is a shortage of reagents used in the process.

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Why were our borders not closed beforehand?

Gleaner on March 21st, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: In light of the pandemic now happening, my question is, “why were the borders of our beautiful island not closed beforehand?” The measures which are being put in place seem to be after-the-fact. Yes, give on to Caesar his due…

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Ask questions if you don’t understand

Gleaner on March 21st, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: The immigration form is quite clear in asking for the countries that each person has visited within the last six weeks. As a person who has travelled, I am accustomed to the form. Elephant Man is just seeking to cop out of…

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Still hoping to find UWI student

Gleaner on March 21st, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: The current pandemic ought not to stop well-meaning citizens from registering concern in respect of the still-missing, visually impaired University of the West Indies student. Like her family, many are bewildered. Even so, we…

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Should we be so afraid of COVID-19?

Gleaner on March 21st, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: The past few weeks have been chaotic as the news of the arrival of the dreaded COVID-19 reached Jamaica. The entire country has been flipped upside down, but should we be this worried? No. This new virus is indeed something we…

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Letter of the Day | Are funeral homes in league with gunmen?

Gleaner on March 21st, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: I happened to stumble across a section of an article in one of our local papers and was left aghast at a comment that was made by a funeral parlour operator. After the initial shock, I got very alarmed over the comment. The…

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Failings of UK Home Office

Gleaner on March 21st, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: COVID-19 poses a serious threat to life, even worse if you are in immigration detention. People are treated like they don’t matter. I know that hundreds of people share showers. Harmondsworth Detention is infested with mice and…

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