Forty-five new COVID cases in a day push tally to 350

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Health Ministry has reported 45 new cases of the coronavirus in Jamaica. This means there are now 350 cases here. The ages of the new patients range from one year old to 75 years. Eleven of the new cases are linked to the Alorica call centre in…

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Jamaica will emerge from COVID-19 as an example to the world - Doctor who initiated blood plasma treatment for the virus hails control measures taken by her homeland

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Jamaica is taking the right steps to combat the killer coronavirus, believes the Jamaica-born US-based doctor who has pioneered the concept of using the blood plasma of recovered COVID-19 patients to treat the contagion. And Dr Khamille West was…

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The perfect storm | Caribbean countries in for a ‘bloodbath’ if a major hurricane hits during COVID-19 crisis, say leaders

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With economies grinding to a halt in coronavirus-hit Caribbean countries, hardly any breathing room is likely as the six-month “above-normal” 2020 Atlantic hurricane season looms, bringing to regional shores what officials are calling the “perfect…

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COVID-19 killer? - Local doctors develop salt filters for masks to fight coronavirus

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There’s still no known cure for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), but one of Jamaica’s top medical practitioners, Dr Alfred Dawes, is today prescribing what he believes could be one of the most effective weapons in the global fight against…

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Gas cheapest in 3 years - … but heavy taxation still making it hard for J’cans to benefit from massive declines on world market, says JGRA president

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Jamaicans can now buy gas at the cheapest prices in three years and the fall in prices are expected to continue into summer. The Ministry of Energy, at the same time, will also embark on a mission to make the pricing mechanism more transparent for…

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Jackson leaving CDEMA

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Jamaica’s Ronald Jackson will be leaving his post as executive director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), to head the United Nation’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery for Building Resilience Team (DRT). He will…

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Two children killed, four injured in Craig Town shooting

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Member of Parliament for South St Andrew, Mark Golding, yesterday described the killing of two teenagers and the injuring of five other children, including a six-year-old, as “an act of depraved violence”. The incident, which happened yesterday…

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Andrews Memorial responds to controversy surrounding woman who died after giving birth

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Andrew’s Memorial Hospital has responded to the ongoing controversy concerning a woman in labour who had flu-like symptoms, and was reportedly denied services by more than one hospital. The woman, who has been identified as…

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Phillips urges government to be cautious with BPO sector

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Opposition Leader, Dr Peter Phillips is urging government to be cautious with how it handles the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector at this time.  The sector has been at the centre of the growing COVID-19 outbreak in the…

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Holness weighs in on incident involving woman who died after giving birth

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has weighed in on the controversy surrounding the death of a woman with flu-like symptoms who was reportedly denied services at more than one hospital. The woman died shortly after giving birth. In a post, a…

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