Jamaica to draw on IMF funding

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Jamaica intends to enter into a lending arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as it admits that the Government will make significant adjustments to the 2021 Budget arising from the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. A…

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Health deaf to Alorica alarm? - Portmore mayor casts doubt over ministry’s audit report ‘indicating compliance’

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Romario Scott/Gleaner Writer Lingering concerns surrounding the operations of the Alorica call centre in Portmore, St Catherine, appeared to have fallen on deaf ears as the local authorities have insisted that an alarm was raised at the onset of…

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COVID closes health ministry HQ - Tufton, Bryan test negative but PS, others quarantined

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The New Kingston head offices of the Ministry of Health and Wellness have been ordered closed after an employee charged with response to the COVID-19 pandemic has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The identity of the worker, who has been…

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Journalists get all-clear to move about in St Catherine lockdown

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The Government has agreed to make changes to an order prohibiting media workers from moving about during the period of lockdown in St Catherine to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. The move came after the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ)…

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Fleeing lockdown families caught out west

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WESTERN BUREAU: More than a dozen family members who fled Portmore to avoid a COVID-19 lockdown St Catherine and sought refuge in Hanover and St James are now being quarantined in state facilities in western Jamaica. Special teams from the…

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Sutherland COVID-19 fears trigger CSO clean-up

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Operations were delayed yesterday as the Central Sorting Office (CSO), the headquarters of Jamaica’s postal service, underwent emergency sanitisation amid the threat of coronavirus contagion from the commingling of staff at a call centre sited…

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Sabbath keeper cries foul amid SDA Church’s silence

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Though not wearing clothes made from camel’s hair, Jessie Justin bellowed yesterday like John the Baptist – a lone voice in the wilderness denouncing the Government’s selection of Saturday as the second of two days designated for shopping for…

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Why Jamaica rejected Cuban COVID-19 drug

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Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie has said that the Government’s decision to reject the use of the Cuban antiviral drug Interferon Alpha 2B to treat persons battling COVID-19 at this time was made after consultations with…

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Jackson: Holness’ ship tale not believable

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Opposition Spokesman on National Security Fitz Jackson yesterday accused Prime Minister Andrew Holness of lying to the nation about the Government’s decision to deny landing rights to 43 Jamaicans aboard the Marella Discovery 2 when it docked in…

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Lifelong friends break down coronavirus in children’s book

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Realising the struggle to educate their sons about the novel coronavirus and that other parents worldwide are possibly facing the same challenges, two lifelong friends have teamed up to release a children’s book, Coronavirus: Get Outta Here! aimed…

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