CRUSHED - Vendor killed in bus crash dreamt of building her own home one day

Gleaner on April 23rd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

As 44-year-old vendor Eletia Brown hurriedly pushed her cart filled with sweets and other goods on to the B…

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‘You don’t give up on your patients’ - Jamaican long jumper takes leap of faith on NY COVID front line

Gleaner on April 23rd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Former national long jumper Nolle Graham has enlisted as a foot soldier in the battle against COVID-19 in New York, armed with scrubs, mask, and lots of heart in curtail the alarming outbreak of the new coronavirus. Graham opted to pursue a career…

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COVID ‘CURSE’? - Discrimination heightens as community spread begins

Gleaner on April 23rd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Police are being called on COVID-positive patients by neighbours, fuelling serious concern about heightened discrimination associated with the pandemic. Yesterday, an individual who showed no symptoms of having COVID-19 told Health Minister Dr…

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Students juggle phones in online home classes

Gleaner on April 23rd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The resumption of the school term is often marked by students jostling for desks and chairs. Now, they’re scrambling for cell phones in an emerging scenario of musical chairs – especially in multichild households. Several parents and teachers who…

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Father killed over empty bottles

Gleaner on April 23rd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Dennis Brown Sr lay unresponsive in the lap of his youngest son while he was being transported to The University Hospital of the West Indies on Tuesday evening. Moments later, the 48-year-old tiler of Grants Pen was dead. Brown Sr was allegedly…

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Paulwell: COVID hunger pangs may spark unrest

Gleaner on April 23rd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Painting a worrying picture of many Jamaicans struggling to stave off the pangs of hunger from the COVID-19 economic fallout, opposition lawmaker Phillip Paulwell is urging the Government to double the $10.6-billion aid package. Paulwell argued…

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Bickle targets big bite - Jamaican builds delivery network for Caribbean restaurants in US

Gleaner on April 23rd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

A Jamaican who resides in the United States has launched a food-delivery platform for Caribbean restaurants in an effort to cushion the harsh impact of COVID-19 on business operations. The US has become the epicentre of the virus over the last…

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News Briefs

Gleaner on April 23rd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Credit unions give $4m to telethon The Jamaica Cooperative Credit Union League (JCCUL) on Tuesday handed over J$4 million to Telethon Jamaica: Together We Stand, the fundraising initiative to provide the country’s front-line healthcare workers…

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Five new cases push COVID tally to 257

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The Health Ministry is reporting five new coronavirus cases in Jamaica. This has pushed the tally to 257. It means in the past 48 hours, there have been 14 confirmed COVID cases. The 14 comprise six males and eight females aged two to 45 years old…

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PNP calls for gov’t to reduce Petrojam fuel adjustment

Gleaner on April 23rd, 2020 | File Under More News -

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is taking issue with the government’s decision to allow Petrojam to add US$41 per barrel to ex-refinery prices so as to obtain increased margins. In a statement this afternoon,…

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