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Five healthcare workers among Jamaica’s 396 positive cases

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The Health Ministry is reporting that five healthcare workers are among the 396 confirmed coronavirus cases in Jamaica. At a virtual press conference on Wednesday, Permanent Secretary in the Health Ministry Dunstan Bryan reported that all five are…

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Fifteen new COVID cases push tally to 396

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The Health Ministry has reported 15 new cases of the coronavirus in Jamaica pushing the tally to 396. In the past 48 hours, there have been 32 confirmed cases. Fifteen of these are linked to the Alorica call centre and one to the Centerfield Media…

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Balloons soar with memories on Jodian Fearon’s birthday

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Holness revs economy - Rolls out works ­project from Dunrobin to Mandela

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DETERMINED TO resuscitate an ailing economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has reaffirmed his intention to roll out a long-touted works scheme to boost business confidence and sop up sagging labour. Addressing the House…

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New Kingston BPO shut down - Worker tests positive for COVID-19

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LESS THAN 24 hours after the Government hinted at its hope for a whole-scale reopening of call-centre sites after an outbreak of COVID-19, it has emerged that a business process outsourcing (BPO) firm has been ordered shut by public health…

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Guy, Tufton spar over Fearon police probe

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WHILE MINISTER of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton awaits the outcome of a criminal investigation into the controversial death of 23-year-old Jodian Fearon, he has been urged not to defer an internal probe into an issue that has triggered…

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Eyebrows raised over De La Haye shock resignation

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WITH THE sudden resignation of Dr Winston De La Haye, the People’s National Party (PNP) caretaker for St Catherine East Central, the party says it is moving to swiftly find a replacement in the constituency. But as news of his resignation surfaced…

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Force call centres under BPO umbrella – Henry

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WESTERN BUREAU: THE UMBRELLA group for BPOs is appealing to the Government to make it mandatory for all outsourcing firms operating in Jamaica to register with the representative body to ensure good governance in the sector. Of the 68 BPOs, or…

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News Briefs

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Sutherland employee tests negative for COVID-19 AN EMPLOYEE from a Sutherland call centre site who was tested for the coronavirus has returned a negative result. Doug Almond, Sutherland’s vice-president and country head for Jamaica, revealed the…

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Opposition muscles in on recovery task force

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OPPOSITION SPOKESMAN on Finance Mark Golding says the committee announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Monday to chart the Jamaican economy’s rescue from the COVID-19 fallout was not sufficiently broad-based because it excluded the…

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