Jamaica records 10 new COVID cases, 10 more recoveries

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaica has recorded 10 new COVID cases increasing the total to 544. Five of the new patients arrived on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas, which docked in Falmouth, Trelawny on Tuesday. Three others are from Kingston and St Andrew and…

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Gov’t not at fault for miscarriage – Tufton

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the decision to cancel Medevac helicopter support for the mother of two who suffered a miscarriage while aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Adventure of the Seas was made by…

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‘Who will mind my kids?’ - Parents mulling back-to-work order ponder daycare dilemma

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Parents and guardians preparing to return to worksites as COVID-19 restrictions ease next month are now mulling over another quandary: whether to risk sending their children to daycare. Others who have lost jobs or suffered steep pay cuts can’t…

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Tivoli justice ‘impossible’ - Botched police probes doom search for truth forever, say watchdogs

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The search for answers about how dozens of west Kingston residents perished during the infamous 2010 Tivoli Gardens incursion has been doomed by botched police investigations from the outset, two state agencies have asserted. However, both the…

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Shaw pushes irrigation as rainfall lags

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw has pledged to aggressively expand the footprint of drip irrigation as Jamaican farmers wilt under searing temperatures amid below-average rainfall. Preliminary data gathered by the Meteorological Service of…

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Last pick for Christie corruption team identified

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The front-line anti-corruption team is now in place, with one exception. The director of information and complaints has been identified and is now awaiting appointment, retired Justice Seymour Panton, chairman of the Integrity Commission, has said…

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Amid pain, Coke loyalty lingers

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The ear-splitting sounds of mortars and the haunting memories of blood-soaked bodies are fresh in the mind of long-time Tivoli Gardens resident Jacqueline Brown. Playback from the real-life horror movie flashes painful images: the pungent smell of…

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Families birth businesses from farmers’ market resale

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Alexandria Rodriques and her 16-year-old sister, Amanda, have tapped business opportunities out of farmers’ markets by buying bulk produce at low cost and retailing, on order, to established clientele. “We buy wholesale every week for our own…

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IDT rules in favour of BOJ in vacation leave dispute

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) has sided with the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) in a long-standing dispute with the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) over a change in the bank’s vacation leave policy, over which the union has expressed…

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CB pumps $30m into restaurant revival

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Seeking to “galvanise” the revival of eateries across Jamaica, chicken wholesaler CB Group yesterday pledged $30 million in marketing and financial support to 2,300 restaurants and cookshops. Distribution of funds will take place from June 1 to…

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