HELP OR HURT? - Unregulated ambulance services, uncertified emergency technicians could be putting public in danger

Gleaner on May 24th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Three weeks after a probe revealed that most local private hospitals were unregistered, The Sunday Gleaner has learnt that the island’s private ambulance service is operating without oversight, putting members of the public at risk. When contacted…

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Overtime cuts bleed healthcare workers

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Healthcare workers at the island’s smaller, less equipped hospitals seem to be hit hardest by a reduction of ‘sessions’ and overtime due to the restructuring of patient care caused by COVID-19. Across the island, hospitals have been sending home…

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Relief and fear - Authorities promise tight ship, but COVID-19 concern high in communities as joyous relatives welcome cruise workers

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Western Bureau: After weeks of uncertainty on the high seas and sitting in docks around the world as the global tourism industry collapsed from the devastating coronavirus pandemic, 1,044 Jamaican cruise workers breathed a sigh of relief last week…

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Crowne wins defamation case against fellow law professor

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A former University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, law professor has won the first round in a legal fight with a former colleague at a Canadian institution at which he taught. In a judgment handed down in the High Court in Trinidad and Tobago last…

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COPS IN THE COLD - Officers bemoan years of hearings, leaving them broke, depressed even after cleared of wrongdoing by courts

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Financially and mentally, Jerome Wilkins* is broken. That’s because for nearly a decade, the 36-year-old police constable has been on suspension from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). What’s worse, Wilkins says, is the reason he has been…

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#JamaicaTogether | Christopher Tufton

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COVID-19 has taught us many lessons – that diseases have no border [and] the importance of proper hygiene. At the same time, it has emphasised how important personal responsibility is. It has also demonstrated the impact one person can have on the…

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COVID cases hit 550, recoveries up to 200

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaica today recorded another six COVID-19 cases increasing the tally to 550. Four of the patients arrived on the cruise ship now in  Falmouth and one from the United Kingdom. The sixth is from the Corporate Area. Meanwhile, there were nine…

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Consumer advocate lashes Gov’t over bad gas payout - Consumer advocate lashes Gov’t over bad gas compensation

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

THE HEAD of one local consumer protection group believes consumers should feel offended by the offer of a $24.5-million compensation package for those who suffered from the purchase of contaminated gas in 2015. Michael Diamond, president of the…

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Tourism timeline - Stakeholders pressure Gov’t to set date for reopening ports

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: THE ANDREW Holness administration has come under immense pressure from the powerful and influential Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), which has called for a planned reopening date of the island’s borders for…

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Jenny Jenny reaches out to the blind

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

MORE THAN 200 members of the Jamaica Society for the Blind (JSB) were given care packages of food and other essential items yesterday amid the COVID-19 pandemic, courtesy of Jenny Jenny Productions. Founder of Jenny Jenny Productions, Jennifer…

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