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Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:05 AM

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Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 4:18 PM

Jamaica has three more confirmed COVID-19 cases, pushing the country’s tally to 47. The Health and Wellness Ministry reports that of the five pending test results from yesterday, two samples have tested negative while three are positive. The...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 3:25 PM

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says it is concerned that it was not included in the exemption list under the new COVID-19 curfew orders and is calling for the government to fix it. The order for the seven-day nightly curfew...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 2:47 PM

The police today charged 10 persons for breaching the COVID-19 curfew which started last night. The police say among the group is 37-year-old Dayne Mitchell of Penso Street, Kingston who was seen o in a viral social media video...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 2:14 PM

Leader of Government Business in the House of Representatives Karl Samuda says Jamaica is not yet at the stage where sittings of parliament need to be conducted online.

 

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 12:02 PM

A St Andrew man is among several people who were last night arrested for breaching the curfew order as nightly restrictions took effect. The police are still collating the number of arrests and the related parishes. The Arnett...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 11:34 AM

The Judiciary has announced that bail hearings are now being conducted through video conferencing. It says the became necessary as Jamaica continues to implement measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including promoting social...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 11:25 AM

Some 205 cane farmers in St Thomas are set to receive the long-awaited cash payments as a part of the government’s pledge of $200 million to assist those displaced by the closure of the Golden Grove Sugar Factory.

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 9:49 AM

Members of the public are being urged to report suspected cases of price gouging to the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) “It is very important that the reports are made. You should submit receipts along with the reports so we can use this as...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 9:41 AM

The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) has extended the validity of certificates due for renewal by seafarers over the next three months amid the global coronavirus pandemic. The documents include Seafarers Certificate of Competence and the ship...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 9:37 AM

The police are probing a case of suspected suicide in Franklyn Town, Kingston 16. It is reported that about 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nicholas Griffiths was found hanging by a piece of cord tied to the roof of his dwelling by a relative The police were...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 12:20 AM

IN 2018, Jhannel Tomlinson declared her commitment to youth advocacy in the effort to contain climate-change impacts in the Caribbean. Fast-forward to 2020, and she is sticking to her guns and has the ‘receipts’ to show. Among other things, she was...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 12:16 AM

MISS UNIVERSE Jamaica 2019 Iana Tickle Garcia continues to make her mark as a philanthropist and environmental champion. The founder of the Crochet for Charity project, Garcia uses her crocheting skills to create handmade accessories and donates...

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Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Being a society with a social interaction tradition heavily based on physical contact, renowned western Jamaica-based family therapist Dr Beverly Scott says the sudden change in social norms, brought on by the onset of the COVID-19...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 8:00 PM

The police say provisions under the law will be fully and strictly enforced during the nightly COVID-19 curfew. It will run from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. each day. On Wednesday night, the corporate area was bare as law enforcement authorities moved into the commercial districts.

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 5:45 PM

Gas prices will go down by $4.50 effective Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $119.70 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $122.51. Automotive diesel oil will move up by $0.03 per litre...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 5:06 PM

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton this afternoon reported that Jamaica has recorded an additional six cases of the coronavirus.​ Tufton says all six are linked to the case of the 79-year-old man from Corn Piece Settlement in Clarendon who became Jamaica's first COVID-related death.

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Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 4:34 PM

The police high command in Area One, which covers St James, Hanover, Trelawny and Westmoreland, has instituted a number of health and security measures to ensure the safety of prisoners, staff, and visitors amid the coronavirus crisis....

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 4:18 PM

Private school stakeholders, including teachers and parents, will have to wait until Thursday to known what agreements, if any, will be reached between the Ministry of Education and the Jamaica Independent Schools Association (JISA). This as a...

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