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Wilson worried - Sprintec head coach forecasts bleak financial outlook for athletes because of COVID-19 disruption
With the 2020 athletic season on an indefinite pause because of the coronavirus pandemic, Sprintec Track Club head coach Maurice Wilson says he is not optimistic about any financial recovery for athletes and clubs for the 2020 season. Athletic... - 2020-04-03 00:33:15
COVID-19 casualty was being treated with bush medicine - Relatives battling rejection in their home community
Western Bureau: The family of a 41-year-old COVID-19 patient from Westmoreland who died on Wednesday is now grappling with scorn from fellow residents amid their grief. The man was the third COVID-19 patient to have died since the emergence of the... - 2020-04-03 00:31:59
Concerns regarding coronavirus
THE EDITOR, Madam: MANY STEPS have been taken to help the country successfully deal with COVID-19 in recent weeks. We recognise that much more is desperately needed because of the unfolding nature of this crisis and the information given mainly... - 2020-04-03 00:30:02
COVID-19 mobile testing units to roll out today
THE COUNTRY’S mobile testing mechanism will start rolling out today as the Ministry of Health and Wellness ramps up testing for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Portfolio Minister Dr Christopher Tufton made the announcement during a digital press... - 2020-04-03 00:28:00

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COVID WATER WOE - Woman in Portland Cottage with 2 kids appeals for help amid supply shortage
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.... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Serial walker tells Jamaicans to stay home
Derrick 'Black X' Robinson has walked Jamaica countless times and was planning a honeymoon walk from St Mary to Kingston yesterday. But that was before COVID-19 forced him to postpone his wedding that was supposed to have taken place on Tuesday...

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Health workers reluctant to take samples from suspected coronavirus cases
  A senior official in the Ministry of Health has said some health workers are reluctant to...

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It’s not business as usual in Jamaica!
So it’s been a very unusual time for everyone around the world. Our daily routine has been severely disrupted by quarantines and lock downs. Schools have been closed, examinations either cancelled or postponed and a number of businesses have also closed their doors or have reduced their hours. These actions have been taken not just [...]

Budgeting during Lockdown!
As the financial landscape across countries all over the world has changed drastically overnight with the spread of COVID-19, persons are now being forced to change the way they budget. During the current virus pandemic many difficult decisions regarding budget have had to be made by families, businesses and governments. For example, what are necessities [...]

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KINGSTON, JAMAICA: The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) will take to the streets of Kingston in three months to host the 2020 edition of the ‘Run For Your Heart 5K’. Read more in the Firstlook»

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