COVID-hit Alorica promises to pay workers 100 per cent salary up to April 30

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Alorica call centre says it will continue to pay all staff 100 per cent of their base salary until April 30 even if they are unable to work from home. However, there is uncertainty what will happen after that. In a letter to staff, Alorica…

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UPDATE: Why a Turks and Caicos patient was allowed landing in Jamaica

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A senior Government official has sought to explain that a Turks and Caicos Islands patient was allowed to enter Jamaica this week because he had an urgent medical emergency.

 

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Another COVID spike - No details as yet on 17 cases recorded in last 24 hours

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The country’s ballooning number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 163, with the ministry recording an additional 20 new cases over the last 24 hours. Senior government ministers and technocrats had been locked in a high-level meeting…

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Portmore clean-up - Municipal corporation carries out exercise to help prevent spread of COVID-19

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A massive sanitisation drive was carried out by the Portmore Municipal Corporation in the Sunshine City yesterday in preparation for the thousands of residents who are expected to come out to shop today – the second designated day for getting…

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Testing blues

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As Ministry of Health…

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Lockdown woes

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The lockdown of St Catherine declared by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Tuesday is already taking its toll on some residents of the parish, particularly the dispossessed. Men, women and children in Ellerslie Pen, Spanish Town, all have the same…

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Quarantine lifted in Corn Piece Settlement

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The Ministry of Health…

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Opposition calls for vigilance in sharing information via social media

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WESTERN BUREAU: Opposition spokesman on Science and Technology, Julian Robinson, has warned that great care must be taken when sharing sensitive information on the many videoconferencing options on social media. There has been a sharp increase in…

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Living in stark poverty and dreading COVID-19

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An elderly common-law couple, Leslie Brown and Inez Colbourne of Ellerslie Pen, commonly known as Capture Land, are in urgent need of assistance. The two, who are blind, have been together for more than 30 years with Brown battling diabetes. Their…

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Private schools awaiting ministry’s decision on COVID-19 relief

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WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica Independent Schools Association (JISA) is currently awaiting the Ministry of Education’s decision on whether the island’s independently run schools will be getting state relief in light of the impact of the coronavirus…

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