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Prepare for psychological fallout, Dr De La Haye warns

Former chief medical officer Dr Winston De La Haye has warned that there will be psychological fallout from the COVID-19 crisis, and suggested that the Government seeks help now to put interventions in place for the expected deluge of depression. Read More

PLCA extends suspension of RSPL
The Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) has decided to extend the suspension of the Red Stripe Premier League indefinitely, as stakeholders agree to the completion of the league.... Read More

COVID-19 and Darwinism
Let me declare at the outset that, as an evangelical Christian, I am a creationist grounded in the belief of intelligent design of the human species. I am also, by early education and practice, a scientist. That makes room for healthy respect of 19th century English naturalist Charles...... Read More

Test skipper Holder urges fans to stay 'patient and safe'
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — West Indies players took to social media on Monday to brighten the spirits of regional fans and also reassure them of their commitment amidst the challenges posed by the dreaded novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. ... Read More

Second COVID-19 death, another patient recovers, 38 cases

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

Jamaica's second COVID-19 death was reported yesterday as the health authorities reported two new positive tests, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the island to 38. Read More

We want to come home!

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

THIRTY-SIX Jamaican students at the Cave Hill, Barbados campus of t he University of the West Indies have appealed to the Government to help get them home. Read More

Buttler auctions World Cup final shirt for hospital appeal

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

London , United Kingdom (AFP) — England's Jos Buttler is auctioning the shirt he wore in last year's dramatic World Cup final win in support of hospitals treating the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Read More

Tax time craze in COVID-19 times

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

Dear Editor,I am confused about the Government's approach to the issue of 'social distancing' in relation to the tax collectorates. Read More

Sandals Resorts closes amidst COVID-19

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

THE Caribbean's popular all-inclusive resort chain, Sandals and Beaches Resorts, has announced the temporary closure of its hotels in response to the impacts of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Read More


BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

AFTER hearing about his family's experience while he was in isolation, having tested positive for COVID-19, the man who is Jamaica's first patient to recover from the virus is begging his fellow countrymen not to discriminate against people who contract the disease. Read More

PM: It's not a lockdown

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness made it clear yesterday that Government's seven-day nightly curfew — from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am — starting tonight, is not a lockdown of the country. Read More

Measures in place to protect children in State care

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

THE Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) is reporting that its childcare facilities have put measures in place to ensure that children in State care are protected during the COVID-19 crisis. Read More

Councillor urges vigilance against crime as Covid-19 takes hold

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Councillor for the Balaclava Division and former mayor of Black River Everton Fisher (People's National Party) is urging Jamaicans to be “extra vigilant” and to prepare themselves for a surge in crime as the COVID-19 crisis cripples economic... Read More

Govt's curfew order gets strong backing from western Jamaica

BY HORACE HINES AND ONOME SIDO Observer writers | Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Business lobby groups in western Jamaica are giving Government the thumbs up for the imposition of a curfew running from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am for the next seven days, as part of efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Read More

JUTC expecting revenue loss due to funeral changes

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company's (JUTC) Chartered Division is expecting a huge revenue loss due to the adjustment of funeral services as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Read More


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