COVID tally increases to 505 as three more ship workers test positive

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Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has reported that another two men and one woman who arrived in Jamaica on the flight from the United Kingdom last week have tested positive for the coronavirus. This has pushed Jamaica’s COVID-19 tally to…

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New curfew hours, rules for bars and churches

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The Government has announced new curfew hours and new rules for bars and churches as Jamaica seeks to adjust to life amid the coronavirus. At a press conference at Jamaica House on Monday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said, as of May 13, the…

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Child abuse alarm - Reports plunge, potentially giving predators free rein

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Preliminary reports of child abuse to the National Children’s Registry in March fell by approximately 28 per cent compared to the previous month, signalling to welfare authorities that hundreds of children might be at greater risk of exploitation…

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GG rallies Jamaicans to back COVID-19 fight

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Jamaica’s Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has called for his compatriots to throw support behind the Government’s efforts to combat the global pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 worldwide and brought economies to their knees. Sir Patrick…

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‘Contact tracing breaks the back of virus’

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There are hundreds of healthcare workers engaged in contact tracing, the method by which trained health personnel interview people who may have been in contact with persons having contagious illnesses such as COVID-19. It is a necessary part of…

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Mom wounded while parting fighting sons dies

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It should have been another typical Mother’s Day celebration on Sunday for 62-year-old Charmaine Henry and her family. But in a bizarre series of events, Sunday was spent by the family mourning Henry’s untimely death and giving statements to the…

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Iberostar: We weren’t at fault for SET Cash saga

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Iberostar Hotel…

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Drive-thru church brings joy to moms

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After weeks of being isolated from their church family, scores of moms were yesterday gifted care packages at the Faith Cathedral Deliverance Centre in Kingston, where a Mother’s Day drive-thru service was hosted for members. More than 100 mothers…

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Live-stream dream - COVID-19 opens new doors for real-time viewership

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When Rolando Nooks’ father passed away three years ago, his sister was unable to travel for the funeral and made one request of him. Using his mobile phone, the Jamaican streamed the service live for his sibling to view. “I was leaning into this…

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Storms, COVID-19 could strain emergency arms – Guy

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WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s emergency-response systems could buckle under the strain of an approaching hurricane season in the midst of coronavirus community spread, Dr Morais Guy, the opposition spokesman on health, has warned. Sixteen named storms…

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