Gov’t mulls re-entry of stranded Jamaicans

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The HOLNESS administration is contemplating what it describes as a “controlled re-entry” of Jamaicans who have been stranded overseas and those who have a strong desire to return home. Jamaica closed its borders to incoming passengers on March 24…

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Easter COVID curfew - Restrictions tightened for holy season, but will relax afterwards

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Calling on Jamaicans to make a sacrifice to limit the spread of COVID-19 over the Easter holidays, Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday introduced tighter curfews and other restrictions, effectively clamping down on festivities during the…

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On your marks - Local manufacturers urged to be first out the blocks after COVID

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When Jamaica starts emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, it should look for opportunities to raise the level of exports, says Mark Williams, CEO of Kingston Wharves Limited. “We can feed Jamaica, and perhaps we can do that well, but there is now…

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Police Fed accuses Douglas of disrespect

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The Police Federation has lambasted Jamaica Labour Party Councillor Kari Douglas for disrespecting officers “in the professional execution of their duties”, charging that no one was above the law. Douglas, councillor for the Trafalgar division in…

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As curfew looms, Coal Stove is last pot standing

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From downtown to uptown, Tashi Brown and her 17-year-old daughter, Tashean Thomspon, ran into a series of closed doors for more than an hour as they tried to get a hot meal yesterday. That has become the grim reality for foodies long used to a wide…

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Jamaican tells how Vietnam took military fight to COVID

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As Europe grapples with mass deaths and Asian nations like Japan face a second wave of the novel coronavirus, Vietnam’s military strategy has been credited with successfully battling COVID-19. Jamaican media professional Gabrielle Nain has been…

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Chinese donate food, protective gear to UHWI

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Flying their Out of Many, One People flag high, several Chinese groups yesterday joined together to deliver food and personal protective equipment (PPE) to the doctors and nurses attached to the COVID-19 ward at The University Hospital of the West…

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Mandeville mayor wants market shutdown - Cops also battling non-compliance with social-distancing rules amid COVID-19

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Mandeville, Manchester: With six confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus in the central Jamaica parish of Manchester, Mandeville Mayor Donovan Mitchell believes areas that areas that attract a high volume of people daily should be closed to help…

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PM navigates issue over heartbroken Jamaican ship workers

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declined to say whether the government will be providing assistance for the 45 Jamaican ship workers who were denied landing in Kingston last week. The Jamaicans, aboard the Marella Discovery 2, are now heading to Portugal.

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Over 7,000 apply for government COVID-19 assistance programme

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More than 7,000 Jamaicans have so far applied to COVID assistance benefits from the Government. Applications for the COVID-19 Allocation of Resources for Employees (CARE) programme opened today and will close by June 30. The $10-billion programme…

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