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Why the Opposition benches were empty as PM addressed COVID matters

Why the Opposition benches were empty as PM addressed COVID matters

Jamaica

The Opposition benches were empty in Parliament on Tuesday as the Government announced the people who will be exempted from the islandwide nightly curfew which begins on April 1. The curfew will run until April 8 from 8 p.m to 6 a.m daily. The...
Jamaica Gleaner, 1 days ago

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'Patient 5' released from hospital but linked contact remains

'Patient 5' released from hospital but linked contact remains

Jamaica

The Health Ministry is reporting that 'Patient 5' has now recovered from the coronavirus (COVID-19) and was on Sunday night discharged from hospital. In the meantime, one person who came in contact with 'Patient 5' and contracted the virus remains in isolation receiving treatment.
Jamaica Gleaner, 2 days ago

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Westmoreland 'mastermind' behind false COVID voice note charged

Westmoreland 'mastermind' behind false COVID voice note charged

Jamaica

A Westmoreland man has now been charged with creating public mischief in relation to a viral voice note falsely claiming that there would be a shutdown of the parish.  Zavian Patterson, 37, who was listed as a person of interest, surrendered...
Jamaica Gleaner, 3 days ago

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The breakdown: Two more coronavirus cases in Jamaica push total to 32

The breakdown: Two more coronavirus cases in Jamaica push total to 32

Jamaica

Jamaica has now reported 32 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) up from 30 reported yesterday. So far there has been one death. The two newest cases involve a 70-year-old female from St Catherine with no travel history and a 67-year-old Kingston...
Jamaica Gleaner, 4 days ago

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Attorney General insists COVID containment measures are constitutional

Attorney General insists COVID containment measures are constitutional

Jamaica

Jamaica's Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte has asserted that the Government's COVID-19 containment measures are constitutional. Noted attorney Dr Lloyd Barnett has maintained that without a State of Public Emergency, some of the measures announced by the Government breach the Charter of Rights.
Jamaica Gleaner, 5 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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Barbados PM to undergo medical procedure

Barbados PM to undergo medical procedure

Jamaica

CARICOM chairman Mia Mottley is to take a break from Government to undergo a medical procedure. Mottley, who is also the Prime Minister of Barbados, made the disclosure in a national broadcast on Thursday night. She did not provide details but said...
Jamaica Gleaner, 6 days ago

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Finance Minister details COVID assistance programme

Finance Minister details COVID assistance programme

Jamaica

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has announced a major programme for several sectors affected by COVID-19. The programme has been dubbed the COVID Allocation of Resources for Employees (CARE) programme. However, according to Clarke, the government...
Jamaica Gleaner, 8 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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COVID cases now at 21, Holness announces salon restrictions, further school closure

COVID cases now at 21, Holness announces salon restrictions, further school closure

Jamaica

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced new measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus for which he says Jamaica is now preparing for a rapidly approaching community spread. At a press conference at Jamaica House on Monday evening, Holness also...
Jamaica Gleaner, 9 days ago

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NCB closing earlier due to COVID-19

NCB closing earlier due to COVID-19

Jamaica

Come tomorrow, National Commercial Bank customers will have to adjust to new business hours in light of the current outbreak of COVID-19.  In a release on the weekend NCB said its new branch operating hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30...
Jamaica Gleaner, 10 days ago

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Racing at Caymanas on indefinite lockdown

Racing at Caymanas on indefinite lockdown

Jamaica

Promoters Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), in a release tonight, said that operations at Caymanas Park will be closed ‘until further notice’ effective Saturday, March 21, 2020 at midnight. SVREL said it had been in...
Jamaica Gleaner, 11 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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