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Stories by Danae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:30 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

As the number of COVID-19 cases inch up in Jamaica, Michaelann Mills arrives to work with apprehension. Her hair virtually stands on end as she prepares to go to battle with the prospect of every cough, sniffle, sneeze and wheeze being a missile...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:36 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

A woman of Portland Cottage, Clarendon, who has tested positive for COVID-19, says limited access to clean water has undermined her attempts to comply with personal-hygiene warnings and may have compromised her family’s health in the first place....

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 12:21 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Some family members of detainees held at the Hunts Bay Police Station are raising concerns that overcrowding at lock-ups poses grave danger to their relatives amid the outbreak of COVID-19 in Jamaica. Loy Allison, the mother of a detainee at Hunts...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 12:29 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Although a sharp decline in crash fatalities in March has coincided with the rise of COVID-19 and a plunge in traffic, the Road Safety Unit’s front man says it is still too early to draw conclusions. January accounted for 37 fatal crashes...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:27 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Some seasonal Jamaican hotel workers in Miami, Florida, who missed the March 24 deadline to return to Jamaica before borders closed are pleading for the Government to help them return home. The workers said that they are at risk of eviction...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 12:19 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

COVID-19 is presenting Angella Phillips with hard lessons she has never faced before. Phillips, the owner of the Learning Gateways Homework Centre, located in Portmore Pines Plaza, said that the islandwide shuttering of schools has hit her business...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 12:06 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

DESPITE THE University of West Indies (UWI) suspending classes until after the Easter period because of the COVID-19 outbreak, some international students have reported that they are stuck on campus halls, or have opted to stay put to avoid...

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2020 | 12:24 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Margarette Abrikian, a 77-year-old Jamaican who has been living in Italy for decades, says that the novel coronavirus outbreak that has crippled the European nation reminds her of the poliomyelitis crisis that plagued Jamaica in the 1950s. In 1954...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2020 | 12:27 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

It might be a stretch to say that TerryKay Datadeen is at sixes and sevens in trying to strike a balance between being full-time supermom and work-at-home power exec. But the manager of Digicel Jamaica’s customer experience unit said that while...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2020 | 12:26 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

The mantra of “service above self” has given nine-year-old Courtney Greaves the motivation to be an angel of compassion in the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak in Jamaica. Having realised how fatal COVID-19 is to the elderly, Courtney...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2020 | 12:19 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Residents of Goshen, Clarendon, hometown of Patient One’s father who was confirmed by the Ministry of Health to having contracted the novel coronavirus, said they are frustrated with the constant discrimination they have been facing since the...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 12:14 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

The father of Patient One, the woman who the Ministry of Health tagged the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Jamaica, has denied having the disease, claiming that nurses said that he had tested negative for the novel coronavirus. According to him...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:23 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

An American woman who is expecting to get married in Kingston in a couple of days is feeling the impact of the novel coronavirus as she expressed dismay that none of her bridal party or invited guests would be coming to the wedding. The seemingly...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:20 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

With Jamaica now recording its 10th case of the novel coronavirus, at least one resident of Denham Town, west Kingston, has expressed that he is worried – not about getting sick but about how he will provide for his family amid the danger of being...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:35 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

The usually busy thoroughfares of Mocho, Clarendon, were hauntingly transformed into a ghost town yesterday over concerns that the alleged father of the first patient who was confirmed as having contracted COVID-19 in Jamaica may have been...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2020 | 12:24 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Parents have been urged by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to prepare to keep their children at home should the outbreak of COVID-19 threaten mass closures. In a press briefing yesterday evening, Holness announced that amid fears of the spread of...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2020 | 12:27 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Minutes after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Jamaica, a crush of ­shoppers swarmed pharmacies in Kingston in the hunt for sanitisation agents and safety gear. Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton announced at a press...

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2020 | 12:25 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is being blamed by the head of The University of West Indies’ (UWI) Disability Centre for the disappearance of the 22-year-old visually impaired student Jasmine Deen, who was reportedly waiting at the school...

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2020 | 12:23 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Three weeks after high-powered automatic rifles were reportedly stolen from the Up Park Camp headquarters of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), mystery continues to shroud the breach, with the Lieutenant General Rocky Meade-led army tight-lipped on...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2020 | 12:30 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

More than half of Jamaicans believe that the corruption scandals that surrounded the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology were not adequately addressed by the Government, an RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson poll has found. Fifty-two per...

Published:Wednesday | March 4, 2020 | 12:41 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness would be a “fool” if he does not call the next general election now given the rock-bottom rating of the Opposition and its leader in the most recent RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson poll. The poll found that 57...

Published:Wednesday | March 4, 2020 | 12:39 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Having blamed herself for his disability since his birth, 45-year-old Suzette Morais broke down in tears yesterday when her three-year-old son heard clearly for the first time. Morais believes her son, Clayon Elvin Jr, was born with limited...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:12 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Jamaicans are being advised to brace for a spike in prices because of the shutdown of factories in China last month amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, that has claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people globally. Business...

Published:Saturday | February 29, 2020 | 12:19 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Italians aboard the Costa Luminosa cruise ship were restricted from disembarking on Jamaican soil when the ship docked at the Ocho Rios terminal in St Ann yesterday. Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton said that based on the...

Published:Saturday | February 29, 2020 | 12:16 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

President of the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA), Gregory Chung, has blamed the takeover of service stations by lawless bus and taxi operators on the police’s failure to entrench discipline. His comment follows growing concern over...

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