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Full List | COVID-19 assistance programmes and how to apply

The Ministry of Finance says all is set for applications to open on Thursday for Jamaicans to access relief assistance as part of the Government’s COVID-19 economic stimulus package. The initiative is being led under the $10 billion Covid...
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Full List | COVID-19 assistance programmes and how to apply

The Ministry of Finance says all is set for applications to open on Thursday for Jamaicans to access relief assistance as part of the Government’s COVID-19 economic stimulus package. The initiative is being led under the $10 billion Covid...

Hanover police pleased with curfew compliance

Commander for the Hanover Police, Superintendent Sharon Beeput, says she’s pleased with the level of cooperation by residents with the islandwide nightly COVID-19 curfew. The seven-day measure became on Wednesday, April 1. On the first, the...
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Hanover police pleased with curfew compliance

Commander for the Hanover Police, Superintendent Sharon Beeput, says she’s pleased with the level of cooperation by residents with the islandwide nightly COVID-19 curfew. The seven-day measure became on Wednesday, April 1. On the first, the...

Health Ministry issues recommendations for wearing masks

The Ministry of Health & Wellness is encouraging persons to exercise caution in how they wear masks in the bid to prevent COVID-19. At the same time, members of the public must observe infection prevention measures such as washing and...
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Health Ministry issues recommendations for wearing masks

The Ministry of Health & Wellness is encouraging persons to exercise caution in how they wear masks in the bid to prevent COVID-19. At the same time, members of the public must observe infection prevention measures such as washing and...

Heartbroken Jamaican ship workers denied landing in Kingston

They came so close, some reportedly became emotional. It was the first time in 21 days that a group of 45 Jamaican ship workers aboard the Marella Discovery 2 were seeing land, and it was capital city Kingston....
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Heartbroken Jamaican ship workers denied landing in Kingston

They came so close, some reportedly became emotional. It was the first time in 21 days that a group of 45 Jamaican ship workers aboard the Marella Discovery 2 were seeing land, and it was capital city Kingston....

Manchester mason charged following machete attack

Forty-nine-year-old Ian McDonald, otherwise called ‘Ricky’, a mason of Pratville district, Asia in Manchester, was arrested and charged on Saturday over a machete attack. The police report that last Wednesday, April 1 about 3:00 p.m.,...
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Manchester mason charged following machete attack

Forty-nine-year-old Ian McDonald, otherwise called ‘Ricky’, a mason of Pratville district, Asia in Manchester, was arrested and charged on Saturday over a machete attack. The police report that last Wednesday, April 1 about 3:00 p.m.,...

Opening hours for Junction Road in St Mary adjusted

In light of the nightly curfew that begins at 8 o' clock, the restrictions along a section of the Junction Road in St Mary has been adjusted to accommodate motorists needing to travel earlier. CEO of the National Works Agency,...
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Opening hours for Junction Road in St Mary adjusted

In light of the nightly curfew that begins at 8 o' clock, the restrictions along a section of the Junction Road in St Mary has been adjusted to accommodate motorists needing to travel earlier. CEO of the National Works Agency,...

St Elizabeth Municipal Corporation ramps up water trucking

The St Elizabeth Municipal Corporation, through a recent allocation of $6 million from the Government, has intensified the trucking of water in drought-stricken communities to curb the spread of the novel coronvirus (COVID-19) in the parish....
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St Elizabeth Municipal Corporation ramps up water trucking

The St Elizabeth Municipal Corporation, through a recent allocation of $6 million from the Government, has intensified the trucking of water in drought-stricken communities to curb the spread of the novel coronvirus (COVID-19) in the parish....

Pastor charged for breaching social gathering ban

Pastor Cynthia Williams was on Sunday arrested and charged by the police for breaching the restriction on social gathering. The 54-year-old is of a Gregory Park address in Portmore, St Catherine. The police say a team was summoned to the area about...
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Pastor charged for breaching social gathering ban

Pastor Cynthia Williams was on Sunday arrested and charged by the police for breaching the restriction on social gathering. The 54-year-old is of a Gregory Park address in Portmore, St Catherine. The police say a team was summoned to the area about...

New JDF entrance to become operational Friday

Effective Friday, the main entrance to the Jamaica Defence Force Up Park Camp base will be relocated from the existing Cotton Tree Gate to its new location at Cannon Ball Gate on Camp Road, across from Arnold Road. New lights and road signs...
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New JDF entrance to become operational Friday

Effective Friday, the main entrance to the Jamaica Defence Force Up Park Camp base will be relocated from the existing Cotton Tree Gate to its new location at Cannon Ball Gate on Camp Road, across from Arnold Road. New lights and road signs...

Brother of Jamaica’s Consul General in New York dies from COVID-19

Jamaica’s Consul General in New York, Alsion Roach Wilson, has lost her brother to COVID-19 Roach Wilson made the announcement in a post on Facebook Sunday morning saying her brother, Ashley Johnson, passed away on Friday, March 27 due to the...
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Brother of Jamaica’s Consul General in New York dies from COVID-19

Jamaica’s Consul General in New York, Alsion Roach Wilson, has lost her brother to COVID-19 Roach Wilson made the announcement in a post on Facebook Sunday morning saying her brother, Ashley Johnson, passed away on Friday, March 27 due to the...

Ban on conch fishing extended to February 2021

The National Fisheries Authority, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, is advising the public that the Queen Conch Close Season remains in effect until February 28, 2021. This follows a scientific assessment of the Queen Conch...
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Ban on conch fishing extended to February 2021

The National Fisheries Authority, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, is advising the public that the Queen Conch Close Season remains in effect until February 28, 2021. This follows a scientific assessment of the Queen Conch...

Virtual parliamentary sittings not necessary as yet - Samuda

LEADER OF Government Business Karl Samuda said that despite the presence of COVID-19 in Jamaica necessitating social (physical) distancing, it has not reached the stage where the Parliament must convene virtually as yet. He did say, however, that...
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Virtual parliamentary sittings not necessary as yet - Samuda

LEADER OF Government Business Karl Samuda said that despite the presence of COVID-19 in Jamaica necessitating social (physical) distancing, it has not reached the stage where the Parliament must convene virtually as yet. He did say, however, that...

Consider COVID-19 plan for urban centres – Golding

A member of the Special Select Committee of Parliament discussing issues relating to COVID-19, wants to know what plans, if any, the Government has to deal with a possible community transmission of the disease in densely populated urban centres and...
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Consider COVID-19 plan for urban centres – Golding

A member of the Special Select Committee of Parliament discussing issues relating to COVID-19, wants to know what plans, if any, the Government has to deal with a possible community transmission of the disease in densely populated urban centres and...

GSS sector under medical scrutiny

Western Bureau: PUBLIC HEALTH officials from the Ministry of Health and Wellness are conducting assessments of all local outsourcing firms to ensure adherence to the restrictions implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The global services sector...
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GSS sector under medical scrutiny

Western Bureau: PUBLIC HEALTH officials from the Ministry of Health and Wellness are conducting assessments of all local outsourcing firms to ensure adherence to the restrictions implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The global services sector...

May-June bookings strong despite COVID-19 - Bartlett

WESTERN BUREAU: Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has said that while the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought tourism to a grinding halt, the industry remains optimistic. Bartlett, who was addressing stakeholders from his Knutsford...
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May-June bookings strong despite COVID-19 - Bartlett

WESTERN BUREAU: Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has said that while the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought tourism to a grinding halt, the industry remains optimistic. Bartlett, who was addressing stakeholders from his Knutsford...

ALEX throws farmers a lifeline

WESTERN BUREAU: REELING FROM a near $283-million annual loss from the closure of hotels, the island’s farmers have been given a lifeline in the form of easier access to restaurants and supermarkets to sell their produce Minister of Tourism Edmund...
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ALEX throws farmers a lifeline

WESTERN BUREAU: REELING FROM a near $283-million annual loss from the closure of hotels, the island’s farmers have been given a lifeline in the form of easier access to restaurants and supermarkets to sell their produce Minister of Tourism Edmund...

Alleged Manchester thieves held in Clarendon

Two Manchester men who allegedly robbed a shop in Clarendon of items valued at more than $100,000 are to appear before the May Pen Parish Court on Thursday. Twenty-one-year-old truck driver Joseph McLeod, otherwise called ‘Rothy’, of...
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Alleged Manchester thieves held in Clarendon

Two Manchester men who allegedly robbed a shop in Clarendon of items valued at more than $100,000 are to appear before the May Pen Parish Court on Thursday. Twenty-one-year-old truck driver Joseph McLeod, otherwise called ‘Rothy’, of...

Public encouraged to report whereabouts of passengers

Jamaicans wishing to confidentially share information on the whereabouts of persons who arrived in the island on or after March 18 and who have not reported to health officials can contact the police. The police say members of the public may call...
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Public encouraged to report whereabouts of passengers

Jamaicans wishing to confidentially share information on the whereabouts of persons who arrived in the island on or after March 18 and who have not reported to health officials can contact the police. The police say members of the public may call...

Correctional officers hurt in bloody scuffle at Richmond Farm prison

Police and soldiers have been called in to the Richmond Farm Adult Correctional Centre in St Mary following a bloody early afternoon scuffle among inmates and warders.  
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Correctional officers hurt in bloody scuffle at Richmond Farm prison

Police and soldiers have been called in to the Richmond Farm Adult Correctional Centre in St Mary following a bloody early afternoon scuffle among inmates and warders.  

COVID-19 cases now at 58, another patient released following recovery

The Health and Wellness Ministry is reporting that in the last 24 hours, three samples have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jamaica to 58. The new cases are:  * A 41-year-old female from St...
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COVID-19 cases now at 58, another patient released following recovery

The Health and Wellness Ministry is reporting that in the last 24 hours, three samples have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jamaica to 58. The new cases are:  * A 41-year-old female from St...

Seafood industry struggling to stay afloat amid outbreak

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The seafood industry has been upended by the spread of the coronavirus, which has halted sales in restaurants and sent fishermen and dealers scrambling for new markets. Seafood is a global industry that relies on a...
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Seafood industry struggling to stay afloat amid outbreak

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The seafood industry has been upended by the spread of the coronavirus, which has halted sales in restaurants and sent fishermen and dealers scrambling for new markets. Seafood is a global industry that relies on a...

The Dawkinses devoted to family and spiritual strengthening – Part 1

They don’t profess to be the bar by which all couples should be judged, but because of their authenticity, openness, and willingness to help newly-weds, Eileen and Jeffrey Dawkins have been seen as role models for others to emulate. Married for 12...
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The Dawkinses devoted to family and spiritual strengthening – Part 1

They don’t profess to be the bar by which all couples should be judged, but because of their authenticity, openness, and willingness to help newly-weds, Eileen and Jeffrey Dawkins have been seen as role models for others to emulate. Married for 12...

Preserving our plant species for food security (Part 2)

The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA), to which I referred in my last article, became operational on June 29, 2004. Jamaica acceded to this treaty on March 14, 2006. As at February 2020, according to...
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Preserving our plant species for food security (Part 2)

The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA), to which I referred in my last article, became operational on June 29, 2004. Jamaica acceded to this treaty on March 14, 2006. As at February 2020, according to...

In support of the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

No one can be happy that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has finally made a decision to call off the Tokyo Olympics until 2021. This was the only practical decision to have made, but the delay in coming to this position meant that...
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In support of the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

No one can be happy that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has finally made a decision to call off the Tokyo Olympics until 2021. This was the only practical decision to have made, but the delay in coming to this position meant that...

Forced to live differently –Part 2 - Surviving the crisis of COVID-19

In our continuation from last week, eProbe looks on how persons within the entertainment industry have had to adjust to what is now considered their new reality, as business owners share their worries and concerns, while entertainers use the time...
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Forced to live differently –Part 2 - Surviving the crisis of COVID-19

In our continuation from last week, eProbe looks on how persons within the entertainment industry have had to adjust to what is now considered their new reality, as business owners share their worries and concerns, while entertainers use the time...

‘Potentially infectious’ in death - Funeral homes warned to be careful in handling COVID-19 victims

Concerned that persons who die from COVID-19 may still be infectious, funeral home operators are being warned to avoid direct contact with blood and other fluids from the bodies. Jamaica’s health ministry has also cautioned that funeral home...
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‘Potentially infectious’ in death - Funeral homes warned to be careful in handling COVID-19 victims

Concerned that persons who die from COVID-19 may still be infectious, funeral home operators are being warned to avoid direct contact with blood and other fluids from the bodies. Jamaica’s health ministry has also cautioned that funeral home...

Hargreaves Memorial apologises to Dr Singh

Hargreaves Memorial Hospital has apologised to prominent Manchester medical doctor Stephen Singh for the “unprofessional and unwarranted” actions of some of its health care workers while he was a patient at the privately-owned facility awaiting “preca
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Hargreaves Memorial apologises to Dr Singh

Hargreaves Memorial Hospital has apologised to prominent Manchester medical doctor Stephen Singh for the “unprofessional and unwarranted” actions of some of its health care workers while he was a patient at the privately-owned facility awaiting “precautionary testing” related to the coronavirus.  

Family of ‘Lizard’ Williams appeals for privacy, expresses gratitude for support

The family of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams is expressing gratitude to those who have offered their support over the past few years. A spokesperson said in a statement that the family continues to grieve the loss. Yesterday, the Court of...
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Family of ‘Lizard’ Williams appeals for privacy, expresses gratitude for support

The family of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams is expressing gratitude to those who have offered their support over the past few years. A spokesperson said in a statement that the family continues to grieve the loss. Yesterday, the Court of...

Gustazos partners with Food For the Poor in COVID response

Gustazos, under its social responsibility platform, G-Community, has partnered with Food For The Poor, Jamaica to help families islandwide who are affected by COVID-19.  With the health and financial security of many Jamaicans now at risk...
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Gustazos partners with Food For the Poor in COVID response

Gustazos, under its social responsibility platform, G-Community, has partnered with Food For The Poor, Jamaica to help families islandwide who are affected by COVID-19.  With the health and financial security of many Jamaicans now at risk...

Stony Hill woman abducted by gunmen

A police probe has been launched into the abduction of a woman along Airy Castle road in Stony Hill, St Andrew. The Gleaner understands that about 1:15 yesterday afternoon 50-year-old Jacqueline Aikman and another woman were walking along the road...
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Stony Hill woman abducted by gunmen

A police probe has been launched into the abduction of a woman along Airy Castle road in Stony Hill, St Andrew. The Gleaner understands that about 1:15 yesterday afternoon 50-year-old Jacqueline Aikman and another woman were walking along the road...

Opposition urges forward oil purchase to help with post COVID-19 recovery

Opposition Spokesman on Finance Mark Golding is urging the Government to use the fuel tax to purchase oil or liquefied natural gas (LNG) which are now at low prices on the global markets due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Golding says this would help to...
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Opposition urges forward oil purchase to help with post COVID-19 recovery

Opposition Spokesman on Finance Mark Golding is urging the Government to use the fuel tax to purchase oil or liquefied natural gas (LNG) which are now at low prices on the global markets due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Golding says this would help to...

Lean on team members during COVID-19 pandemic, says Price

FLOW Country Manager Stephen Price has suggested that business leaders lean on the strength of team members as they seek to lead through the disruption of COVID-19. COVID-19 has impacted various local industries and forced many companies to...
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Lean on team members during COVID-19 pandemic, says Price

FLOW Country Manager Stephen Price has suggested that business leaders lean on the strength of team members as they seek to lead through the disruption of COVID-19. COVID-19 has impacted various local industries and forced many companies to...

Child-protection agency welcomes SVF coronavirus aid

Head of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) Rosalee Gage-Gray says that the $1 million donated by the Supreme Ventures Foundation to create a special medical contingency fund for children in state care will go a long way in the...
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Child-protection agency welcomes SVF coronavirus aid

Head of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) Rosalee Gage-Gray says that the $1 million donated by the Supreme Ventures Foundation to create a special medical contingency fund for children in state care will go a long way in the...

A New Jamaica of Peace: Changing lives, one child at a time

Committed to making a difference in the inner-city community of Arnette Gardens, Clarion Phillpotts, co-founder and managing director of A New Jamaica of Peace Foundation, aims to inject positive changes in the community, starting with the children...
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A New Jamaica of Peace: Changing lives, one child at a time

Committed to making a difference in the inner-city community of Arnette Gardens, Clarion Phillpotts, co-founder and managing director of A New Jamaica of Peace Foundation, aims to inject positive changes in the community, starting with the children...

Gov’t ramping up drive to locate passengers, COVID cases now 53

Persons who came into Jamaica between March 18 and 23 and have failed to report to the Health Ministry will be taken into state quarantine and will be charged. Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the greatest threat to the government’s COVID-...
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Gov’t ramping up drive to locate passengers, COVID cases now 53

Persons who came into Jamaica between March 18 and 23 and have failed to report to the Health Ministry will be taken into state quarantine and will be charged. Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the greatest threat to the government’s COVID-...

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