NURSING HOMES IN BREACH - Majority of elderly care, indigent facilities fail COVID-19 inspection

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

More than half of the nursing homes and infirmaries inspected across the island since May to gauge how they have been adhering to COVID-19 protocols aimed at mitigating the risk of an outbreak of the virus have been found unsatisfactory. The…

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COVID shutters a third of small businesses - Call renewed for grants, loans to keep enterprises afloat

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

With a membership of more than 300, the Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ) says a recent survey it conducted has revealed that 35 per cent of its business operators have closed their doors owing to the crippling effects of the COVID-19…

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Hanna first to starting line

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

Lisa Hanna became the first official candidate in the November 7 race for the president of the People’s National Party (PNP), submitting nomination papers yesterday afternoon. Hanna, backed by a number of women in the PNP, including Imani Duncan…

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Misinformation a great threat to health of region, says PAHO director

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

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Dr Carissa Etienne has issued an appeal to member states to “prioritise a transparent and proactive” communications approach for COVID-19. “The people of our region crave clear guidance….

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UK champions better access to finance for SIDS

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

THE UNITED Kingdom (UK), working with Fiji and Belize, yesterday brought together Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in a virtual round table to broker better access to finance and identify solutions for a resilient recovery from coronavirus….

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Another MoBay businessman killed

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

Fifty-seven-year-old Asbert Campbell, one of the most prominent business figures in the Second City, was gunned down shortly after 6 p.m. on Tuesday outside of his shop. Campbell, affectionately called ‘Mr Lee’, was standing outside his Fustic Road…

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Unemployment rises by 50% as labour force shrinks

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

Jamaica’s employed labour force suffered a six per cent decline at the end of July in comparison with July 2019, according to the latest data from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) Labour Force Survey (LFS). At as July 2020, there were…

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Diversify beyond US and UK, travel expert urges Caribbean

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

WESTERN BUREAU: With the United States economy contracting and the United Kingdom also facing economic fallout from the ravages of COVID-19, in addition to uncertainty related to Brexit, travel-research experts are urging the Caribbean to consider…

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Five more COVID deaths, 155 new cases

Gleaner on October 22nd, 2020 | File Under More News -

Jamaica on Wednesday recorded five more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 179. Two of the cases were previously under investigation. The deceased: A 61-year-old male from St James A 39-year-old male from St James A 61-year-old male from…

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Earth Today | Study shows value in boosting country ownership over climate money

Gleaner on October 22nd, 2020 | File Under More News -

A NEW Adaptation Fund (AF) study highlights its Climate Finance Readiness Programme, which has been found to provide valuable and growing support to building the capacity of vulnerable countries to access and manage financial resources across the…

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