COVID cases hit 550, recoveries up to 200

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaica today recorded another six COVID-19 cases increasing the tally to 550. Four of the patients arrived on the cruise ship now in  Falmouth and one from the United Kingdom. The sixth is from the Corporate Area. Meanwhile, there were nine…

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Consumer advocate lashes Gov’t over bad gas payout - Consumer advocate lashes Gov’t over bad gas compensation

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THE HEAD of one local consumer protection group believes consumers should feel offended by the offer of a $24.5-million compensation package for those who suffered from the purchase of contaminated gas in 2015. Michael Diamond, president of the…

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Tourism timeline - Stakeholders pressure Gov’t to set date for reopening ports

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WESTERN BUREAU: THE ANDREW Holness administration has come under immense pressure from the powerful and influential Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), which has called for a planned reopening date of the island’s borders for…

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Jenny Jenny reaches out to the blind

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MORE THAN 200 members of the Jamaica Society for the Blind (JSB) were given care packages of food and other essential items yesterday amid the COVID-19 pandemic, courtesy of Jenny Jenny Productions. Founder of Jenny Jenny Productions, Jennifer…

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Mother relives painful event after losing two sons

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AFTER THE alleged brutal slaying of her two sons 10 years ago during the so-called Tivoli incursion, Marjorie Williams is struggling to erase from her thoughts nightmarish flashbacks that remind her of the horrific event. She wanted a home, one…

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Senators clash as Crawford questions whether ship workers are suicidal

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SENATORS YESTERDAY traded barbs as they clashed over the Jamaicans who recently arrived in Falmouth off the Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Adventure of the Seas. The ship docked at the historic Falmouth Port on Tuesday with 1,044 Jamaicans aboard…

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Trelawny Farmers’ Market gets thumbs down from MP

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Western Bureau: VICTOR WRIGHT, the member of parliament for Trelawny North, is pouring scorn on yesterday’s Trelawny Farmers’ Market, which took place at the Hague Showground in the parish, describing it as a farce. Wright, whose relationship with…

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Rearing rabbit, the other white meat

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The Jamaica 4-H Clubs is on a drive to get Jamaicans to consume more rabbit, which it is actively promoting as ‘the other white meat’ and a healthful alternative for persons looking to enhance their diet. With less than one per cent body fat,…

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Jamaican helping to feed thousands in New York

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE Officer (CEO) of 963Img Radio and member of the Evangel Church in New York, Patrick Thorpe, has been very busy in recent times as he organises thousands of food packages for those hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thorpe, who hails…

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Normality returns to Annotto Bay as St Mary quarantine expires

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ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary: As residents of the northeast town of Annotto Bay emerged from their homes at the end of a 14-day quarantine, there are calls for caution amid the new-found freedom. Three St Mary communities – Dover, Annotto Bay, and…

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