COVID bailout - Axed workers to get payouts as Clarke warns to prepare for the worst

Gleaner on March 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaican workers who have lost their jobs because of the economic ravages of COVID-19 are eligible to receive $54,000 under the Government’s Supporting Employees with Transfer of Cash (SET Cash) programme subject to stipulated conditions. This is…

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COVID bailout - Axed workers to get payouts as Clarke warns to prepare for the worst

Gleaner on March 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaican workers who have lost their jobs because of the economic ravages of COVID-19 are eligible to receive $54,000 under the Government’s Supporting Employees with Transfer of Cash (SET Cash) programme subject to stipulated conditions. This is…

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Police station bars remain open - Cops in high spirits breach PM’s order with impunity

Gleaner on March 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Bars at several Jamaica Con­stabulary Force (JCF) police ­stations across the Corporate Area are ­operating in breach of a ban by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to curb the spread of COVID-19. The shutdown of drinking ­parlours, nightclubs and…

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Police station bars remain open - Cops in high spirits breach PM’s order with impunity

Gleaner on March 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Bars at several Jamaica Con­stabulary Force (JCF) police ­stations across the Corporate Area are ­operating in breach of a ban by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to curb the spread of COVID-19. The shutdown of drinking ­parlours, nightclubs and…

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‘I think I am in the war’ - Italy lockdown harks back to 1950s Jamaica polio crisis

Gleaner on March 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Margarette Abrikian, a 77-year-old Jamaican who has been living in Italy for decades, says that the novel coronavirus outbreak that has crippled the European nation reminds her of the poliomyelitis crisis that plagued Jamaica in the 1950s. In 1954…

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Jakes steps up to plate as hotels mull quarantine plea

Gleaner on March 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: Jakes Treasure Beach is the first local hotel to offer its 65 rooms for quarantine or isolation purposes for COVID-19 patients, the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) has said. The resort, located in St Elizabeth, will…

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‘I think I am in the war’ - Italy lockdown harks back to 1950s Jamaica polio crisis

Gleaner on March 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Margarette Abrikian, a 77-year-old Jamaican who has been living in Italy for decades, says that the novel coronavirus outbreak that has crippled the European nation reminds her of the poliomyelitis crisis that plagued Jamaica in the 1950s. In 1954…

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Clarke has backup plan if stimulus fails

Gleaner on March 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

If the raft of stimulus measures introduced by the Government to cushion the impact of COVID-19 on the Jamaican economy were insufficient, Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke is suggesting that the fiscal responsibility law…

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Jakes steps up to plate as hotels mull quarantine plea

Gleaner on March 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: Jakes Treasure Beach is the first local hotel to offer its 65 rooms for quarantine or isolation purposes for COVID-19 patients, the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) has said. The resort, located in St Elizabeth, will…

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Clarke has backup plan if stimulus fails

Gleaner on March 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

If the raft of stimulus measures introduced by the Government to cushion the impact of COVID-19 on the Jamaican economy were insufficient, Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke is suggesting that the fiscal responsibility law…

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