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McKenzie apologises after street people arrested during curfew

THE Ministry of Local Government was yesterday scrambling to provide shelter for the homeless after a few were reportedly arrested on the first night of a seven-day, night-time curfew imposed by the Government to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Read More

Police take home BPO workers stranded during curfew hours
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Several workers employed to a call centre in Montego Bay were left stranded in the resort city Wednesday night after they ended their shift during the curfew hours. ... Read More

Realtors concerned about housing market
THE Realtors Association of Jamaica (RAJ) has, for the time being, been holding up to the COVID-19 invasion, but there are fears among the leadership that things could get really bad soon.... Read More

Pepsi donates goods worth $15 million for COVID-19 fight
PEPSI-Cola Jamaica, which says its success has been built on the unwavering support of the Jamaican people, is assisting in the local COVID-19 fight through a donation of goods valued at more than $15 million.... Read More

INDECOM wants exemption from curfew order

Friday, April, 3 2020    

THE Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says it is concerned with its exclusion from the list of exempted organisations under the new curfew order. Read More

COVID-19 hits family

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 3 2020    

AT least three of the six people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Cornpiece Settlement, Clarendon, are relatives of the 79-year-old man who was the first patient to succumb to the disease in the country. Read More

Curfew compliance

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 3 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Empty streets characterised communities in Trelawny, St James, Hanover, and Westmoreland — the four parishes that make up the Area One Police Division — on Wednesday night, the first of the seven-night islandwide curfews imposed by the Government... Read More

This Day in History — April 3

Friday, April, 3 2020    

Today is the 94th day of 2020. There are 272 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT  Read More

Flow appeals to 'heartless' vandals amidst COVID-19 crisis

Friday, April, 3 2020    

TELECOMMUNICATIONS firm Flow is again appealing to criminals to cease the senseless acts of theft and vandalism being levelled against its operations, even as the nation grapples with meeting the needs of customers with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Read More

Cuba's 'white coats' army called to COVID-19 service

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor — news and health richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 3 2020    

AS Cuba's “army of white coats” makes headlines around the world with countries reeling from the onslaught of COVID-19 calling in reinforcements, Jamaica readies to allow 140 of the Spanish-speaking island's health care professionals to engage with the public health system... Read More

Math teacher gets 'energy' to continue online classes amid COVID-19

Friday, April, 3 2020    

MATHEMATICS teacher Richard James is today very thankful that he can resume his live online math practice classes with students sitting the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examanination (CAPE), thanks to support from liquefied natural... Read More

Burger King's partnership with supplier benefits front line cops, nurses

Friday, April, 3 2020    

JAMAICA'S police officers and nurses on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic are the most recent beneficiaries of meal donations from Burger King (BK) and one of its main suppliers. Read More

Konnexx launches COVID 'Kick it out' challenge

Friday, April, 3 2020    

Konnexx Services Ltd last Friday launched what it has labelled a 'Kick it out' containment challenge aimed at providing hand sanitisers with the correct alcohol base to Jamaicans who are unable to afford the product, as the island battles the onslaught of COVID-19. Read More

Levy supports Wehby's call to suspend agri imports

Friday, April, 3 2020    

Jamaica Broilers Group President and CEO Christopher Levy is supporting a call by Government Senator Don Wehby that Jamaica suspend importation of agricultural produce that can be grown here. Read More


Friday, April, 3 2020    

St Vincent Opposition warns against 'false sense of security'  Read More


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