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IDB study finds GOJ COVID CARE programmes wanting

AN Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study designed to gauge the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic on Jamaican businesses has found that a large number of businesses were not impressed with the Government's cash support programmes, leading to a call for an assessment of the... Read More

Little Bay Primary and Infant begins classes with satellite Internet service
Grade six students at Little Bay Primary and Infant School in Westmoreland were able last week to begin preparation for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), thanks to satellite Internet service provided by ReadyTV.... Read More

KIDS TO STAY HOME
WHEN the new school year formally begins in October, in excess of 400 students could be missing from the formal registers, their parents opting instead to homeschool them. ... Read More

'The 'Duncan' gave me currency'
His children were no stranger to his political life, accompanying him on the hustings from their early years and seeing him revered by many. But the story of just how much of a legend former politician Dr Donald Keith (D K) Duncan was, is one his daughter Patricia Duncan Sutherland tells...... Read More

Lessons in hand washing

Monday, September, 21 2020    

Young Kai Jackson gets a lesson in hand washing from manager of the Spanish Town branch of VMBS, Sasha-Gay Wright-Wilson, at a newly installed hand washing station on the grounds of Spanish Town Primary School. Read More

CMO says businesses may not need to close for deep cleaning

Monday, September, 21 2020    

CHIEF Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie has advised that once the infection prevention and control protocols for the workplace are observed, businesses will not need to close their doors to facilitate deep cleaning in the event of suspected exposure to the... Read More

BSJ urges customers to examine hand santiser labels

Monday, September, 21 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — In the wake of what it describes as a "proliferation of substandard handsanitiser products on the market", Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) is urging consumers to examine content labels and use products as recommended to ensure their health and safety. Read More

Bahamas records more COVID-19 deaths

Monday, September, 21 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Bahamas today announced that two of its nationals have died from the COVID-19 virus over the past 24 hours.The country also recorded 55 additional cases, bringing the country's total to 3,370. Read More

COVID-19: Here's what you need to know today

Monday, September, 21 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 31.1 million, with 961,531 people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 21 million having recovered from the virus. Many countries have eased restrictions on movement and social... Read More

UK science advisers warn of darker COVID-19 days ahead

Monday, September, 21 2020    

LONDON, England (AP) — Britain's top medical advisers on Monday painted a grim picture of exponential growth in illness and death if nothing is done to control the second wave of coronavirus infections, laying the groundwork for the government to announce new restrictions later this... Read More

National Baking Company donates truck to Recycling Partners of Jamaica

Monday, September, 21 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — National Baking Company recently donated a truck to the Recycling Partners of Jamaica (RPJ) to boost its mission to rid Jamaica of plastic bottle waste. Read More

Jamaica records 155 new COVID cases, three more deaths

Monday, September, 21 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica has recorded three COVID-19 related deaths and 155 new cases in the last 24 hours.The country's COVID-19 death toll now stands at 70 and the number of confirmed cases at 5,143. Read More

Indian couple run street-side classes for poor students

Monday, September, 21 2020    

NEW DELHI, India (AP) — On a quiet road in India's capital, tucked away on a wide, red-bricked sidewalk, kids set adrift by the country's COVID-19 lockdown are being tutored. Read More

Prince Charles warns climate crisis will dwarf virus impact

Sunday, September, 20 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain's Prince Charles warned Sunday that a climate change crisis will dwarf the impact of coronavirus, and urged the world to use the pandemic as an opportunity to act. Read More

Lebanon reports record 1,006 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

Sunday, September, 20 2020    

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AFP) — Lebanon on Sunday said it confirmed 1,006 new novel coronavirus cases and 11 deaths from the disease in 24 hours, in a new record for the crisis-hit country. Read More



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