COVID-19 and mental health concerns

Observer on March 23rd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

There are mounting concerns over the mental health management of members of the society amidst the measures being implemented locally to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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That journey back home for Jamaica’s overseas workers

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About nine hours after a Caribbean Airlines chartered flight from Florida whisked him and 149 other hospitality workers into the island on Saturday, 40-year-old Henry was finally at home in western Jamaica.

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Heaven’s open for business, one month after deadly fire

Observer on March 23rd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — One month after a massive fire, which resulted in the death of 59-year-old mechanic Daniel Farquharson, the injuring of several people and approximately $100 million in damage, the Heaven’s Fesco petrol station has reopened.

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Private sector commits $150 million to COVID-19 response

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As the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) increases in Jamaica, private sector organisations have committed to assisting the Government with the resources needed to effectively manage the cases.

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Don’t give up the fight, Johnson tells nurses

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PRESIDENT of the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica (NAJ), Carmen Johnson, is imploring nurses to be resilient and not be discouraged about playing their part in the fight against the corona virus disease (COVID-19) after it was reported yesterday that doctors and nurses had tested positive for the virus.

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AIRLINE WORKERS WORRIED

Observer on March 23rd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

Some Jamaicans working in the airline industry in the United States are reaching for the panic button, while for others it is business as usual as travel demands plummet amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, forcing large airlines to scale back flights and cut staff.

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PHOTO: WET, WET STUFF

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This truck mows through a pool of water on Old Harbour Road during heavy rain last Friday. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)

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BPO sector to introduce measures to protect employees from COVID-19

Observer on March 23rd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

The global services and business process outsourcing (BPO) companies are putting in place measures to protect their employees in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.At a meeting on Thursday involving sector players, and representative of the Ministry of Health and Wellness, a number of measures were decided on.

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PHOTO: SEALED WITH A KISS

Observer on March 23rd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

Andrew plants a welcome kiss on the forehead of his mother Gracia on her arrival in the island from Florida, United States, Saturday afternoon hours ahead of the lockdown of the island’s air and sea ports to incoming passenger traffic for 14 days.The lockdown was ordered by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Friday as part of the Government’s effort to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 

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Food delivery company profits from COVID-19

Observer on March 23rd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

While several companies are closing their doors amid the arrival of COVID-19 on the island’s shores, there are increasing opportunities for at least one food delivery company. Chief Executive Officer Victor Clemetson, 28, and Chief Operating Officer Javed Cameron, 29, are the head of Cutdiline, a company that has been bridging the gap between restaurateurs and consumers over the last six years.

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