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Jamaican invention a COVID-19 fighter

UNIVERSITY of Technology (UTech), Jamaica student Rayvon Stewart is on top of the world this morning after his invention “XERMOSOL” was yesterday named by Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland as a possible key weapon in the fight to contain the spread of... Read More

CIBC FirstCaribbean donates US$250,000 to regional COVID–19 fight
Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean yesterday pledged US$250,000 toward the purchase of much-needed COVID-19 testing kits.... Read More

Jamaica to ramp up COVID-19 testing
THE Ministry of Health and Wellness is expanding the criteria for COVID-19 testing in the island, signalling its intention to, among other things, roll out mobile units for the collection of samples across parishes in the coming weeks.... Read More

Gov't celebrates first COVID-19 patient recovery
JAMAICA has recorded its first patient recovery as officials fight to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton has said.... Read More

Golden Age Home and infirmaries cleaned, sanitised

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

A comprehensive cleaning and sanitising exercise was carried out yesterday at the Golden Age Home in Vineyard Town, Kingston, by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development. Read More

Closure of EOJ offices to affect publication of voters' list

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

THE Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has announced the extended closure of their offices islandwide, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and alternative means of conducting business with the entity. Read More

Clean the bundle of germs on your phone

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — You're washing your hands countless times a day to try to ward off the novel coronavirus disease. Read More

Night curfew

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday warned that the police will increase vigilance and prosecute people who violate various orders which have been activated under law as he announced the imposition of a night-time curfew running from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am for seven... Read More

Nurses and doctors associations react to curfew

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

THE islandwide curfew imposed by the Government as a measure to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) might impact transportation of the island's nurses. Read More

Senate approves MOCA regulations despite some concerns

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

The regulations for the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA), including the code of conduct for agents, were affirmed in the Senate last Friday after a lengthy debate. Read More

'Butch' Stewart urges J'cans to fight COVID-19 together_20200301

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

Gordon “Butch” Stewart, making an impassioned plea to Jamaicans yesterday, urged his compatriots to take care of each other and unite to fight against the coronavirus which “has come upon the world with a speed and ferocity never before seen”. Read More

This Day In History - March -31

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

Today is the 91st day of 2020. There are 275 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

In Zimbabwe, 'you win coronavirus or you win starvation'

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — “We are already ruined. What more harm can coronavirus do?” Irene Kampira asked as she sorted second-hand clothes at a bustling market in a poor suburb of Zimbabwe's capital, Harare. Read More

US braces for big death toll

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — Bracing the nation for a coronavirus death toll that could exceed 100,000 people, President Donald Trump extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April, bowing to public health experts who presented him with even more dire... Read More

Coronavirus hits rich and poor unequally in Latin America

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — From Mexico City to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Santiago, Chile, the coronavirus is taking root in the world's most unequal region, where many of Latin America's first cases arrived with members of the elite returning from vacations or work trips to... Read More


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