Jamaica Gleaner

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:22:08 -0500
Cancer test - Paulwell backs Phillips as leader set to undergo chemo
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...

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:22:33 -0500
Curfew extended as murders plunge
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 ...

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:20:50 -0500
COVID hotspots - 40 communities south of Half-Way Tree at high risk for transmission
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...

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:16:27 -0500
Veteran farm worker staying put till US COVID crisis passes
WESTERN BUREAU: Seventy-four-year-old Roy Burns has been picking apples in Vermont for nearly 40 years, but while the United States seasonal agricultural programme has been beneficial to him and his family, he will not report for work this year. At....

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:16:39 -0500
Some private schools might close for good - Funding deficit ­triggers COVID-19 plea
WESTERN BUREAU: Some local private schools that were forced to close their doors because of the COVID-19 pandemic might never reopen after the viral plague ends unless they receive government subventions to plug funding deficits. Dr Faithlyn Wilson....

Jamaica Observer

Wed, 8, Apr, 2020 07:01:00 GMT
CMO says some COVID-19 patients will be isolated at their homes
CHIEF Medical Officer Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, pointing to “problems with stigma”, says Jamaicans must come to terms with the reality that people deemed to be COVID-19 positive will be isolated at home in the co...

Wed, 8, Apr, 2020 07:01:00 GMT
National Arena to be converted to field hospital
THE National Arena is to become a field hospital to house persons with mild cases of COVID-19, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton announced yesterday.Cabinet has approved the makeshift hospital, which is to be completed over th...

Wed, 8, Apr, 2020 07:01:00 GMT
Gov't to probe alleged use of lupus drug to treat COVID-19
THE Ministry of Health and Wellness has promised to investigate a claim by Opposition Spokesperson on Health Dr Morais Guy that the May Pen Hospital has violated the Government's COVID-19 treatment guidelines by using the drug Hyd...

Wed, 8, Apr, 2020 06:42:52 GMT
Quarantined in China and Jamaica
WHEN a St Catherine man took up a job opportunity to teach English in Zhejiang province in the People's Republic of China, he never envisaged being at the centre of one of the most devastating global pandemics ever — the new...

Wed, 8, Apr, 2020 08:24:15 GMT
This Day In History - April 8
Today is the 99th day of 2020. There are 267days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1946: The League of Nations assembles in Geneva for the last time.OTHER EVENTS1500: French army, aided by Swiss mercenaries, conquers Milan in It...

Jamaica Star

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 09:09:52 -0500
Pastor arrested for keeping church at home with 50 members
A team of officers assigned to the Portmore Operational Support Team arrested and charged a pastor on Sunday, April 5, for breaching the Disaster Risk Management (Enforcement Measures) (No 2) Order 2020. She is 54-year-old Cynthia Williams, pastor....

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 08:50:03 -0500
US, UK brace for soaring death tolls as pandemic bears down
LONDON (AP) — The U.S. and Britain braced for what could be one of their bleakest weeks in memory Monday as the human and financial toll of the coronavirus outbreak mounted. But new deaths and infections appeared to be slowing in Italy, Spain...

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 05:02:03 -0500
J’can has near-death COVID experience
A Jamaica-born woman who has been living in Brooklyn, New York, for 16 years, said she had a near-death experience when she contracted the coronavirus. Karen, 49, said that she had no idea she would live to tell her story. She is now recovering......

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 05:01:46 -0500
Social media influencer helps needy during COVID lockdown
Social media influencer, Romone 'OneRomone' Robinson, has been using his online presence to raise funds and donate to those desperately in need during the crisis brought on by COVID-19. Robinson, who has a following of more than 68,000 on...

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 05:02:02 -0500
Local coronavirus numbers go up - But island also has another recovery
Jamaica has recorded three more cases of the novel coronavirus 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 Ann, with no travel history; her mode of transmission......