HOSPITALS IN BREACH - Embattled Andrews among private facilities operating without gov’t certification

Gleaner on May 3rd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Only four private hospitals in Jamaica are currently certified to operate. The state of affairs was uncovered during a Sunday Gleaner probe into the circumstances that led to the death of 23-year-old first-time mom Jodian Fearon, hours of giving…

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Law for Jodian - Lawyer says legislative changes needed to remove hurdles for other patients, families

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The family of Jodian Fearon, the 23-year-old mom who died under controversial circumstances at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) hours after giving birth last weekend, is calling for legislation to ensure that no other Jamaican has…

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Bullish on bank accounts - Wehby suggests tiered system to tap Jamaica’s unbanked

Gleaner on May 3rd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Government Senator Don Wehby has proposed that the Government explores having Jamaicans being allowed to open bank accounts with just their taxpayer registration numbers and national identification, but cap the maximum amount of money it can hold…

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Strong interest in salt filters - Dawes sees them as integral to reopening economy

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After going public a week ago with his salt filter solution for tackling the deadly coronavirus, surgeon Dr Alfred Dawes says he has been inundated with expressions of interest from across the globe. From researchers and medical practitioners to…

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#JamaicaTogether – P.J. Patterson

Gleaner on May 3rd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

We have to play our part in winning the battle of this pandemic which threatens human life. We have to be humane, kind and considerate. If we combine our total efforts, there is nothing in the world that can stop us, and we will prove what we mean…

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‘Watch yuh back’ - Former PNP MP sympathises with De La Haye for quitting politics after threat

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A FORMER member of parliament has opened up about some of the measures that were employed to keep her safe amid a slew of death threats over the four years she served as a lawmaker. Heather Robinson, the one-term parliamentary representative for…

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‘Many students are being left behind’ - COVID-19 ignites need for nat’l distance learning policy

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WESTERN BUREAU: With schools across the island closed to combat the spread of coronavirus, studying at home has become the norm for many students at all levels of the education system. The situation has triggered a call for a public education…

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Businessman gunned down at St Thomas store

Gleaner on May 3rd, 2020 | File Under More News -

The St Thomas Police are yet to establish a motive for the murder of a businessman who was gunned down at his workplace in Morant Bay on Saturday afternoon. He has been identified by the police as 55-year-old Arjun Balani, otherwise called Raj, of…

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FULL LIST | 18 arrested at Kingston party during curfew hours

Gleaner on May 3rd, 2020 | File Under More News -

The police have released the names of the 18 people arrested last night at a party during curfew hours. They have been charged under the Disaster Risk Management Act and have been granted bail and booked to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew…

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CBU urges media to guard its freedom even during COVID-19

Gleaner on May 3rd, 2020 | File Under More News -

“Media workers across the world are marking World Press Freedom Day 2020 in an environment never experienced before; one that creates fear and tremendous uncertainty, but one which requires fearless, factual, informative and responsible…

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