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AG responds to critics on laws to address the COVID-19 pandemic

ATTORNEY General Marlene Malahoo Forte has responded to concerns that the Government may not have acted within the law in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Gov't vows to push national ID system
THE Jamaican Government has indicated that it will be fast-tracking the implementation of the national identification system (NIDS) as part of its response to the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read More

Old guards Gatlin, Powell hanging on for Games in 2021
Highlights of their very best moments are still available on compact discs, maybe even actual video tape. When teammates shout out, “Hey, old man” — well, they know that's directed at them.... Read More

J'can teachers in South Carolina hunker down
SEVERAL Jamaican teachers in the South Carolina county of Kershaw, which is the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak in that state, are hunkering down for a long haul with schools declared closed for at least two months as authorities there try to contain the...... Read More

Quarantine warning!

Saturday, March, 28 2020    

INDIVIDUALS who entered the island after March 18 and have not been observing the State's directions to remain in self-quarantine for a 14-day period before mingling will face consequences, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has warned. Read More

Jamaicans urged to heed emergency orders

Saturday, March, 28 2020    

HEAD of the constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay is urging Jamaicans to abide by the emergency orders issued by the Government to control the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which are enforceable by the... Read More

Stamma Gramma gives COVID-19 warning

Saturday, March, 28 2020    

Stamma Gramma, former dancehall singjay-cum-podcaster, hopes his podcast dubbed Patient Zero from The Grammar Podcast can assist in spreading awareness about the deadly coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and ultimately save... Read More

Jamaica Flour Mills donates flour and cereal

Saturday, March, 28 2020    

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton (third left) shares an elbow bump with Jamaica Flour Mills Managing Director Derrick Nembhard after the company presented flour and cereal to assist with feeding residents of the communities currently under COVID-19... Read More

Bigger role for technology in education post-COVID-19, says principal

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, March, 28 2020    

LUCEA, Hanover — President of the Jamaica Association of Principals of Secondary Schools Linvern Wright believes that during the post-COVID-19 period, schools will begin to make better use of existing technology in the delivery of education. Read More

IDB outline priority areas for funding to deal with COVID-19

Saturday, March, 28 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, Uniyted States (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and IDB Invest say they have agreed with governments on the priority areas for deploying the financial and technical resources being made available to borrowing member countries and companies to... Read More

Tobago nurses appeal for calm as hospital worker tests positive

Saturday, March, 28 2020    

SCARBOROUGH, Tobago (CMC) – The Trinidad and Tobago Registered Nurses Association (TTRNA) is calling for calm as people express concern over the positive COVID-19 test by as a worker at the Scarborough General Hospital. Read More

Clearance of goods by persons in quarantine not allowed

Saturday, March, 28 2020    

JAMAICA Customs, in keeping with public health measures to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), has advised airline passengers who entered Jamaica on or after March 18, and are in quarantine, to refrain from proceeding to any port to effect the clearance of goods as this will not be... Read More

Flu and coronavirus — similar symptoms, different fears

Saturday, March, 28 2020    

ITALY (AP) — Is it the flu, a cold or the new coronavirus? Patients and doctors alike are parsing signs of illness to figure out who needs what tests or care and how worried they should be. Read More

Water shut-offs in sharp focus amid coronavirus outbreak

Saturday, March, 28 2020    

MICHIGAN, United Strates (AP) — The advice is simple and universal: Washing your hands with soap and water is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But for millions of people across the country, that's not simple at all: They lack running water in... Read More

Traffic authority suspends testing for driver's licences

Saturday, March, 28 2020    

THE Ministry of Transport and Mining will, effective next Monday, suspend all driving examinations at Island Traffic Authority depots islandwide for a period of 14 days. Read More


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