Ja to boost testing capacity for COVID-19

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As Jamaica records four more cases of COVID-19, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie says the National Public Health Laboratory will have the capacity to test for COVID-19 within the next two to three weeks. Yesterday’s…

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Cop contracts COVID-19

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The Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) has confirmed that a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has tested positive for the coronavirus. According to head of the CCU, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Stephanie Lindsay, the…

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Editors’ Forum | Applications for COVID-19 assistance open April 9

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Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke has maintained that the Government’s approach to cushioning the impact of COVID-19 in Jamaica is to target those who are most affected. COVID-19 has disrupted the income of many Jamaicans…

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CHARGED! - Funeral home director in trouble with the law over KPH stolen masks, gloves

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Paul Adolphous Brown, a director of Brown’s Funeral Home in Kingston, has been charged in connection with the recent discovery of hundreds of hospital gloves and masks at the establishment located next door to the Kingston Public Hospital. This…

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Five charged for Roger Chang’s murder

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A 23-year-old female and three teenagers are among five persons charged by detectives from St Mary Division in connection with the murder of businessman Roger Chang. The persons charged for Chang’s murder are Khadesha McKenzie, 23, of a Kingston 11…

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JAMPRO steps up support for businesses

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Chairman of JAMPRO, Senator Don Wehby, says the agency is developing a set of new measures to bolster growth in the Jamaican economy. “As Jamaica’s economic development agency, JAMPRO must support our most innovative and creative businesses to…

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COVID BREACH? - Fears heighten as quarantine rules arereportedly being violated in Westmoreland

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WESTERN BUREAU: Steve Morris, chief public health inspector for Westmoreland, says residents have expressed fear that the COVID-19 pandemic could severely impact their communities as persons who have recently returned to the island are not obeying…

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IMF not on cards at this time

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Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr Nigel Clarke, says a re-engagement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is not on the cards at this time. He says while the Government has considered all its options in responding to the economic…

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Corporate Jamaica funds PEP online programme

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Students preparing for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exams will have free access to the EduFocal LIVE online classes during the month of April. This is because corporate Jamaica has donated $10 million to offset costs to use the platform. Since…

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MoBay’s math whiz gets help

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Western Bureau: Well-known Montego Bay-based mathematics expert, Richard James, who was the first educator to publicly offer his programmes free of cost via YouTube to help students displaced by the shutdown of schools owing to COVID-19, has been…

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