Trapped on high seas - Longing for home, Jamaican ship workers split on being stuck in cabins

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WESTERN BUREAU: Linford Graham* feels like he is living in a cage while being in solitary confinement for Danielle Ellis means refuge from the novel coronavirus on the outside. The two Jamaicans working on separate cruise ships, Harmony of the Seas…

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Lowe eyeing coronavirus ganja patent

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Jamaican scientist Dr Henry Lowe is awaiting approval of a patent for a cannabis-based drug that could be a winning remedy for the novel coronavirus, The Gleaner has learnt. A source said that Lowe would have to wait in line for a couple of weeks…

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COVID-19 caused job cuts, then sparked revival

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THE FINANCIAL downturn sparked by COVID-19 had begun to affect operations at Apparel Wearhouse, forcing the management to lay off some workers. But in an ironic twist, by last Friday evening, the global pandemic that had threatened to close down…

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Jericho family on COVID-19 watch

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The family of a man who returned to the island recently from New York and passed away at his home in Jericho, Linstead, St Catherine, on Saturday, is wracked with concern over whether he might have died from complications associated with the novel…

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Coronavirus’ side effect: Home, sweet home!

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As Leonard Sinclair stirred his bubbling pot of ital stew yesterday, he marvelled at how the novel coronavirus that has filled the world with fear has, paradoxically, drawn him closer to his family. COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, has…

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COVID gear supply chain safe, says health ministry

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Jamaica’s Ministry of Health and Wellness has advised that the Trump administration’s decision to halt overseas shipping of personal protective equipment (PPE) from the United States is unlikely to affect the country. The US is grappling with a…

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‘Medical fighter pilots’ - An inside look at lab testing for COVID-19

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They fly into bacterial and viral turbulence to provide accurate analysis of disease outbreaks and study the form and behaviour of organisms that lead to pandemics like the highly contagious novel coronavirus that has put the medical world on the…

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Masks bring HOPE to interns

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What started as a goodwill gesture has grown into a national effort centred on loyalty and patriotism to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. When the global pandemic started to impact Jamaica, Colonel Martin Rickman thought it would make…

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Fashion designer turns mask crusader

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As hospitals globally grapple with a shortage of N95 masks and everyday commuters hunt for non-medical options, top fashion designers in the United States and Europe are converting their operations into personal protective equipment factories. From…

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‘Uprising’ quelled at Richmond prison

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RICHMOND, St Mary: Normality has returned to the Richmond Farm Correctional Centre in St Mary following a fracas involving an inmate and correctional officers on Sunday morning. The clash, which reportedly involved three correctional officers and…

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