Has coronavirus put brakes on crash deaths?

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Although a sharp decline in crash fatalities in March has coincided with the rise of COVID-19 and a plunge in traffic, the Road Safety Unit’s front man says it is still too early to draw conclusions. January accounted for 37 fatal crashes…

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Heart attack kills COVID man - 13-y-o boy among two new positive cases

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A 58-year-old man who had a travel history to France and was recovering from COVID-19 died yesterday at The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), as government officials intensified calls for Jamaicans to limit movement and interaction to…

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Heart attack kills COVID man - 13-y-o boy among two new positive cases

Gleaner on April 1st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

A 58-year-old man who had a travel history to France and was recovering from COVID-19 died yesterday at The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), as government officials intensified calls for Jamaicans to limit movement and interaction to…

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$240m farm surplus remedy

Gleaner on April 1st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) will be seeking to remedy the glut of farm produce on the local market with an injection of $240 million. COVID-19 has dealt a crippling blow to the hotel industry and has…

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Bailout plea as fisheries sink $2b

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At least two major players in the fisheries sector remain unimpressed by the Government’s pronouncements on steps to help the sector in light of $2.1-billion hit from the COVID-19 pandemic. Roderick Francis, head of B…

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Has coronavirus put brakes on crash deaths?

Gleaner on April 1st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Although a sharp decline in crash fatalities in March has coincided with the rise of COVID-19 and a plunge in traffic, the Road Safety Unit’s front man says it is still too early to draw conclusions. January accounted for 37 fatal crashes…

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Bailout plea as fisheries sink $2b

Gleaner on April 1st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

At least two major players in the fisheries sector remain unimpressed by the Government’s pronouncements on steps to help the sector in light of $2.1-billion hit from the COVID-19 pandemic. Roderick Francis, head of B…

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Hills big barriers to online learning

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The postponement of in-person classes until after Easter is taking a toll on a single mother whose daughter is finding it challenging preparing for upcoming Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) exams. From lack of Internet connectivity to being…

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Prison COVID worries - Opposition ­senator calls for release of low-risk detainees

Gleaner on April 1st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Opposition Senator Donna Scott Mottley is calling for adequate care for prisons and lock-ups and for the Holness administration to rethink its rejection of the early release of low-risk inmates amid the swirling COVID-19 pandemic. Scott Mottley,…

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Hills big barriers to online learning

Gleaner on April 1st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The postponement of in-person classes until after Easter is taking a toll on a single mother whose daughter is finding it challenging preparing for upcoming Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) exams. From lack of Internet connectivity to being…

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