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Dr Peter Phillips

Vice-president of the People’s National Party (PNP), Phillip Paulwell, has sought to rally supporters worried about the health of Dr Peter Phillips that the party will not suffer as he takes a two-week break from active political duties. Following...
An aerial shot of a deserted Cross Roads, at the intersection of Half-Way Tree, Old Hope, Caledonia, and Slipe, on Wednesday, April 1, shortly after a curfew took effect. Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced that the curfew, which was due to expire today, will be extended.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ ­declaration yesterday that the Government will extend an islandwide nightly curfew is ­expected to further drive down murders in Jamaica, a consequential benefit to the ­administration’s attempt to tighten the screws...
Parris Lyew Ayee Jr

A risk analysis study commissioned by the Cabinet and spearheaded by Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, director of the Mona Geoinformatics Institute at The University of the West Indies, has found that more than 40 communities in the Kingston Metropolitan...

Bedroom and bathroom - Keep separate bedroom and bathroom for sick person (if possible). Wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect. - The sick person should stay separated from others in the home (as much as possible). - If you have a...

COVID-19’s shuttering of schools has offered respite to an emotionally scarred teen who was pulled from classes on February 18 when she was reportedly held down by three boys who took turns sexually assaulting her. The teen’s mother is appealing...

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security said that it is working with Jamaica Post to ease a cash-flow shortage at a number of post offices across Jamaica. The problem has been attributed to pensioners, some of whom would accumulate their...

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...

With schools closing more than three weeks ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of Jamaican parents are finding it challenging to keep their children on track with lessons at home as teachers work out alternative arrangements to deliver...

WHEN TWO young women left Jamaica and migrated to the United States (US), never in their wildest dreams did they envision that one day, they would be working on the front lines, trying to save lives during a global pandemic like the new coronavirus...

WESTERN BUREAU: Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison says that unless normality is restored to the education sector and the local economy in short order, COVID-19 could cause an increase in the neglect and abuse of children as a result of...
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