31 new COVID cases increase total to 463, two more patients recover

Gleaner on May 2nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaica has now recorded 463 confirmed cases of the coronavirus after 31 new ones were reported today. Seven of the new cases are Alorica employees and five are contacts of employees. Another 19 patients are under investigation. The Health…

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Dying for COVID to Pass - Funeral homes want death of the virus

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With the spread of COVID-19 restricting large public gatherings, stakeholders in the funeral industry said their businesses have been slowly dying, as families opt to delay burials until a sense of normality resumes in the country. Some funeral…

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Law firm reels from COVID impact - Workers laid off for two months

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Fifty-eight employees of DunnCox, a local top-flight law firm, have been laid off for two months as the coronavirus pandemic continues to unleash economic hardships on economies across the globe. However, the affected staff have been invited to…

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COVID cases climb by 10

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Ten more Jamaicans have been confirmed with COVID-19, the health ministry has reported, bringing the total to 432. The newly confirmed patients are an employee of Alorica in St Catherine, seven contacts of employees, while two persons are under…

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‘Dangerous’ destination? - Senator Crawford warns Ja to brace for COVID whirlwind in tourism sector

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Opposition Senator Damion Crawford yesterday told the Senate that Jamaica might be on a blacklist if Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ pronouncement that most of the population could eventually contract COVID-19 holds true. Crawford, who was making…

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Mount Pleasant Football Academy on goodwill mission - #Jamaicatogether

Gleaner on May 2nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Since its elevation to the National Premier League, Mount Pleasant Football Academy has provided home parish, St Ann, and the wider Jamaica, with excitement on the football pitch. Today, under more trying conditions brought on by the coronavirus…

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Gov’t’s stimulus will not be enough, says Haughton

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WESTERN BUREAU: Economist and senator Dr André Haughton says the Government’s COVID-19 care packages will not be sufficient to address the fallout from the pandemic, should the spread of the deadly virus continue throughout the summer into the end…

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Port Antonio vendors cry foul over treatment by municipal cops

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Port Antonio, Portland: Tension is rising between vendors plying their wares along several streets in Port Antonio, Portland, and the municipal police, who are strenuously trying to restore order in the capital. The vendors, who accuse the…

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Community volunteer in Spaldings loses mother to COVID-19 in US

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President of the Spaldings District Area Committee, Lascelles Simmonds, is a broken man. His dream of reuniting with his mother, Gloria Samuels, was shattered as news came that she died of coronavirus in New Jersey, United States. Simmonds, in an…

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Keep COVID out! - Fisherfolk want Pedro Cays coronavirus-free

Gleaner on May 2nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

A careful review of Ministry of Health data indicates that there is no case of COVID-19 on Pedro Cays, the popular fishing hamlet, off Jamaica’s south coast and the fisherfolk based at the Old Harbour Fishing Village in St Catherine want to keep it…

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