Trinidad and Tobago reports its first COVID death as elderly male passes

Gleaner on March 26th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Trinidad and Tobago has reported its first death as a result of the coronavirus. This makes three the number of fatalities in the Caribbean as result of COVID-19. One death has also been reported in Guyana and another in Jamaica. As in the case of…

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Stranded! - As airlines cancel flights, COVID-19 leaves Jamaicans high and dry

Gleaner on March 26th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

They missed the March 24 deadline to return to Jamaica and now find themselves stranded in an airport in Atlanta, Georgia, as they try to make their way home. They are seasonal Jamaican hotel workers who normally travel on HB-2 visas to work in…

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Going after price gougers - COVID-19 profiteers could face $2m fine

Gleaner on March 26th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Romario Scott/Gleaner Writer “Unconscionable” retailers found guilty of jacking up prices on goods without cause amid the COVID-19 outbreak in breach of a new order announced yesterday could be slapped with a fine of up to $2 million. State…

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Jamaicans sleep at Barbados airport as dozens left grounded

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WESTERN BUREAU: Two Jamaican men are hungry and homeless after being stranded by Caribbean Airlines. Miguel Bailey and Lendert Pearson are lamenting being forced to sleep at the Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados since Monday night….

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‘Mi tired fi bawl!’ - 75-y-o mourns grandson as St Andrew South bleeds

Gleaner on March 26th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The 75-year-old grandmother of 22-year-old Ahkeem Lindsay, who was shot and killed yesterday at the cook shop where he worked, said that the news of his death has hit her hard just as she was overcoming the passing of a son. The murder happened on…

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Social distancing goes viral – and Harris is peeved

Gleaner on March 26th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

With ‘social distancing’ the new buzzword in the COVID-19-era Jamaica, 68-year-old Harris Smith has more problems on his hands with the lockdown ordered on the elderly to limit the spread of a pandemic. The Fletchers Land, central Kingston,…

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Hotel COVID-19 stigma will be short-lived – Dyer

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WESTERN BUREAU: The stigma that hoteliers may face from their properties housing COVID-19 isolation patients will be short-lived, Godfrey Dyer, chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund, has said. “Yes, it [the housing of recovering COVID-19…

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Countryside cricket clean-hits COVID for six

Gleaner on March 26th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

“Run fi di six!” he shouted to his teammate as the ball made its way to the mango tree in the distance. A strip of asphalt at Junction crossroads, St Catherine, was their pitch, and with little to no traffic passing by, their game of cricket was…

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No timeline on new testing kits

Gleaner on March 26th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

With 184 tests for COVID-19 conducted by the Ministry of Health and Wellness since Jamaica registered its first related case on March 10, Permanent Secretary Dunstan Bryan says that a decision should be made by today on the most appropriate test…

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Flankers under 96-hour lockdown - Security forces targeting gangsters and guns

Gleaner on March 26th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James community of Flankers, which has recorded two murders recently, is now under a 96-hour lockdown as the military and the police are now conducting house-to-house searches for illegal guns and gangsters. The operation…

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