Breaches punch holes in Bull Bay quarantine zone

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“It nuh make nuh sense.” That’s the conclusion of Bull Bay resident Sophia Rhoden, who has characterised as a sieve the quarantine imposed on the communities of Seven Miles and Eight Miles since last Friday. She echoed the sentiments of several…

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COVID-19 DEATH JOLTS FAMILY - 79-y-o man from New York wanted to be buried in Jamaica

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester: The fearful family of the 79-year-old man who was confirmed as Jamaica’s first COVID-19 death has been ordered to self-isolate to safeguard against contagion as the country grapples with imported cases and local…

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Supermoms struggle with work-at-home juggling act

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It might be a stretch to say that TerryKay Datadeen is at sixes and sevens in trying to strike a balance between being full-time supermom and work-at-home power exec. But the manager of Digicel Jamaica’s customer experience unit said that while…

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Food-delivery boom gobbles COVID profits

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Online food delivery services are sinking their teeth into bigger profits as Jamaicans skip crowded restaurants and opt to stay indoors in line with a COVID-19 ban on mass gatherings. Starting yesterday, the Government imposed crowd-control…

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Cops target mystery man to solve Deen disappearance

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Three weeks after the disappearance of visually impaired University of the West Indies (UWI) student Jasmine Deen, investigators are banking on the photo of a man taken about 30 minutes before her final trace as crucial to cracking the case. The…

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9-y-o is crusader of clean against COVID-19

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The mantra of “service above self” has given nine-year-old Courtney Greaves the motivation to be an angel of compassion in the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak in Jamaica. Having realised how fatal COVID-19 is to the elderly, Courtney…

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SERHA recruits ex-cop to crack down on thieves - Chairman cites ‘revolving door of theft’ in hospitals, clinics

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Come next Monday, the South East Regional Health Authority (SEHRA) will have a retired senior police officer as part of its team to complement workers to strengthen the body’s investigative capacity in the wake of the theft of anti-COVID-19…

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Jamaica confirms 16th COVID case, Corn Piece community now under quarantine

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Jamaica has confirmed another case of the Coronavirus. This has pushed to 16, the number of confirmed cases. The patient travelled from New York on March 10, 2020 and has been isolated at the St Ann’s Bay Hospital in St Ann since Tuesday. In…

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Jamaica confirms 16th COVID case, Corn Piece community now under quarantine

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Jamaica has confirmed another case of the Coronavirus. This has pushed to 16, the number of confirmed cases. The patient travelled from New York on March 10, 2020 and has been isolated at the St Ann’s Bay Hospital in St Ann since Tuesday. In…

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MPs to get additional $2 million in CDF money towards COVID-19 fight

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Members of Parliament are to get an additional $2 million towards their Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to help with the national response to COVID-19. This is a total of $126 million. In making the announcement during his contribution to the…

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