NO ENTRY! - Incoming passengers barred under new measures announced by Government

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All Jamaican airports and seaports will be closed to incoming passenger traffic effective today, at 11:59 p.m., as the Government increases its efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. Incoming and outgoing cargo as well as outgoing passengers will…

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Another major hotel chain closes for a month

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As the dramatic economic fallout from COVID-19 continues to unfold, the latest hotel to announce a one-month temporary closure is Couples Resorts which operates four all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica. The properties, Couples Sans Souci, Couples…

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A visit to mudhouse in rural St Andrew

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Nestled in Irish Town, St Andrew, on a multi-crop farm is a sustainable farmhouse built from mainly natural materials. The Mudhouse is representative of a modern design using a traditional construction method, wattle and daub. It is…

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Caricel officials charged

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Officials of Symbiote Investments Limited, which trades as Caricel, were among several persons on Thursday charged with breaches of the Telecommunications Act following a ruling by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Symbiote CEO…

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Clergyman: More to social distancing

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General Secretary of the Jamaica Baptist Union, Reverend Karl Johnson, in supporting the National Days of Prayer and Fasting which started at 6 p.m. yesterday and will run until 6 p.m. tomorrow as declared by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, has…

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JN waive some fees after cyberattack

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A sophisticated cyberattack was unleashed on the JN Bank this week sending the financial institution’s cybersecurity team into defence mode as they took swift action to contain the effects of the malware and to identify the source of the onslaught…

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Parks closed amid COVID-19

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The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has advised that public gardens under its control will be closed with immediate effect, in light of the spread of the coronavirus. These are Castleton Botanical Gardens in St Mary,…

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Scavengers urged to be COVID-19 cautious

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WESTERN BUREAU: Audley Gordon, executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), is warning scavengers who sort and collect things for personal use or resale from the landfill at Retirement, in St. James, to stay away…

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JUTC revenue dips sharply in wake of virus

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The Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) is reporting a 30 per cent decline in revenues as the number of people using public transportation shrinks daily. Schools and universities haved closed since March 13. At the same time, an increasing…

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Vets say no clear evidence pets will catch virus

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The Jamaica Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA) has added its voice to the list of organisations calling on all Jamaicans to do their part in combating the spread of SARS-CoV-2, or the novel coronavirus, by remaining informed and observing safety…

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