Melia Braco Village hotel workers in the dark

Observer on March 29th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

As Jamaica’s tourism industry continues to reel from travel restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, workers at Melia Braco Village hotel in Trelawny are disgruntled that they were sent home without formal communication from the management of the Spanish-owned hotel chain.

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Teachers concerned for students in rural areas

Observer on March 29th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

With schools closed for another three weeks, some teachers in rural Jamaica are concerned that they have not yet been able to connect online with a significant number of their students.Communities in northern Trelawny, for example, namely Troy, Alps and Ulster Spring, are reported to be having challenges with internet connection, with some parents also struggling to purchase data.

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COVID-19 fear bites

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PANIC buying stemming from the threat of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has increased the demand for vitamin C supplements, leading to a shortage of the commodity across the island.Suppliers have taken a hit as they struggle to meet the demands of pharmacies in order to appease consumers.In addition to vitamin C, gloves, masks, and rubbing alcohol are also in low quantities in pharmacies.

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Nestlé Foundation supports Bull Bay residents

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As Jamaica continues to grapple with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a number of private sector entities are stepping up and showing support in the response effort to help citizens who are being impacted.

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Social distancing … really?

Observer on March 29th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

Jamaican authorities have called on the population to observe ’social distancing’ in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This would mean people keeping distances, in some instances up to six feet, in order to reduce the spread of the virus. But, see for yourselves on this page if that’s what’s been happening:

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Sunday Brew — March 29, 2020

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Elephant Man should have been caged Elephants usually have long trunks, with which they can do anything, including defend themselves to the ‘max’ in any difficult jungle.But there is a two-legged one in Jamaica who cannot use whatever physical advantage he might have to allow him to escape from the wild, wild world of buffoonery.

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Essential vitamins for teeth & gum health

Observer on March 29th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

PROPER nutrition is beneficial for your whole body, including your teeth and gums. By ingesting the right vitamins through food or supplements, you can help protect your oral health.Check out these five essential vitamins for teeth and gum health. 1. CalciumCalcium isn’t just good for your bones, it’s good for your teeth, too. Calcium helps form and maintain healthy teeth.

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Unknowingly or knowingly, do not become cold givers

Observer on March 29th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

KNOWINGLY spreading the novel coronavirus is a chilling reality we hear talk of. But endangering life by not following health directives is an equally cold reality that undermines the fight against the infectious disease COVID-19.

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JPS pledges $45-m COVID-19 assistance package

Observer on March 29th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

The nation’s power provider, JPS, yesterday announced a $45-million assistance package to help in the fight against COVID-19 and to bring relief to members of the disabled community and the elderly.

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Just Keep Moving: Bent-over row

Observer on March 29th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

LET’S kick it up a notch as we go into week two of the ‘Just Keep Moving’ fitness feature with Sagicor Wellness Ambassador Shani McGraham-Shirley, who is the CEO for Yahsuh FitBox and a group and personal trainer.This week we look at another exercise to include in your routine — bent-over rows!Bent-over rows

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