COVID-19 drug plea - Pharmacists call for faster supply of remdesivir medicine

Gleaner on October 12th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Pressure is mounting on Jamaican health authorities to review the regimen for the dispensing of a crucial drug in the arsenal for treating COVID-19, which has killed 139 people here and threatens greater tragedy with positivity levels on the…

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Plea for help as 12-y-o needs bone marrow transplant

Gleaner on October 12th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

A psychiatric nursing aide at Black River Hospital is seeking the public’s help to save the life of her only child, who has been diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphocytic leukaemia. Akeela Steele, a 12-year-old student at St Elizabeth Technical High…

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Child mental health illness off the charts

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An estimated 120,000 children in Jamaica could be living with mental illness, but because of the paucity of clinicians able to help them, as well as parental apathy, only five per cent of kids are being given the intervention they desperately need…

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9-y-o killed in fish gun mishap

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Residents of Middlesex, St Elizabeth, are still haunted by the screams belted out by Stacy-Ann Brown upon discovering that her nine-year-old daughter, Monique Brown, was covered in blood and muttering that she had been shot with her father’s…

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Extra lessons outrage

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WESTERN BUREAU: There is strong objection from some parents and a word of caution from principals to teachers offering extra lessons for up to $1,500 per session. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resumption of the new academic year, a…

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Surveillance key as ‘epidemic wave’ hits Jamaica – PAHO

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Jamaica is experiencing an “epidemic wave” in coronavirus cases, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has confirmed, while warning the region to prepare for a “rapid resurgence” of the virus that’s killed more than one million people…

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On and off, fast and slow - Battling with a damaged phone and bad signal, girl appeals for laptop

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Amanda Hines, a 14-year-old student of Annotto Bay High in St Mary, has not been able to participate effectively in online classes since school resumed on October 5. A smartphone with a cracked screen and bleeding ink is the device she has been…

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A little St Mary district logs on to misery

Gleaner on October 12th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

A week after the official start of school in the COVID-19 era, parents and students in Epsom, St Mary, reported highs and lows of the new normal. Poor Internet connectivity was a common thread in the conversations a Gleaner news team had with…

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Appointments at Spanish Town Road depot moved to Harbour View

Gleaner on October 12th, 2020 | File Under More News -

Appointments at the Spanish Town Road Depot in St Andrew has been moved to the Harbour View Depot. The arrangement applies to appointments scheduled for October 12 -15. The Spanish Town Road Depot was shut down recently following the confirmation…

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7 more COVID-19 deaths, 95 new cases

Gleaner on October 12th, 2020 | File Under More News -

Jamaica on Sunday recorded seven more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 146. Three more fatalities are being probed, increasing that figure to 21. Those who have died are: A 43-year-old female of a Kingston and St Andrew address. A 45-year-old…

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