Curfew extended as murders plunge

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ ­declaration yesterday that the Government will extend an islandwide nightly curfew is ­expected to further drive down murders in Jamaica, a consequential benefit to the ­administration’s attempt to tighten the screws…

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Cancer test - Paulwell backs Phillips as leader set to undergo chemo

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Vice-president of the People’s National Party (PNP), Phillip Paulwell, has sought to rally supporters worried about the health of Dr Peter Phillips that the party will not suffer as he takes a two-week break from active political duties. Following…

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Veteran farm worker staying put till US COVID crisis passes

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WESTERN BUREAU: Seventy-four-year-old Roy Burns has been picking apples in Vermont for nearly 40 years, but while the United States seasonal agricultural programme has been beneficial to him and his family, he will not report for work this year. At…

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COVID hotspots - 40 communities south of Half-Way Tree at high risk for transmission

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A risk analysis study commissioned by the Cabinet and spearheaded by Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, director of the Mona Geoinformatics Institute at The University of the West Indies, has found that more than 40 communities in the Kingston Metropolitan…

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$180m to retrofit Arena for COVID-19 - T­housands more ­travellers self-­report after lock-up threat

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The Government is to spend $180 million to retrofit the National Arena to house COVID-19 patients as preparations intensify for community spread of the disease in Jamaica. Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday told the media that the…

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Some private schools might close for good - Funding deficit ­triggers COVID-19 plea

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WESTERN BUREAU: Some local private schools that were forced to close their doors because of the COVID-19 pandemic might never reopen after the viral plague ends unless they receive government subventions to plug funding deficits. Dr Faithlyn Wilson…

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Helpers plead for help - Once the nucleus of households, ­domestics being put out the door

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Twenty-eight-year-old Mona Johnson*, the mother of two boys aged 11 and two, admits to be bordering on depression. She is now out of work, having been laid off recently after working three years as a domestic helper. “I really don’t know what the…

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COVID TIPS | Cleaning tips for COVID-19 patient

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Bedroom and bathroom - Keep separate bedroom and bathroom for sick person (if possible). Wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect. - The sick person should stay separated from others in the home (as much as possible). - If you have a…

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Mount Industry thirsts for water to keep COVID at bay - Dry pipes, ­trucking costs force ­residents to turn to untreated sources

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Dry pipes have been making it difficult for thousands of residents in Mount Industry, St Catherine, to maintain sanitation guidelines issued by the Government to combat the spread of the deadly coronavirus locally. With frequent handwashing and…

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Farming fallout more than small potatoes

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After five years in farming, Tyrone Robinson answered the Government’s call to ramp up production of Irish potatoes and really went in big. Having landed deals with a number of hotels, he was on track to deliver 90,000lb of produce. Then COVID-19…

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