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Published:Friday | April 24, 2020 | 12:25 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) has received more than 30 reports of price-gouging since a law prohibiting exploitative costing took effect on March 31. Price-gouging occurs when a seller increases the prices of goods, services, or...

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2020 | 12:20 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A Jamaican who resides in the United States has launched a food-delivery platform for Caribbean restaurants in an effort to cushion the harsh impact of COVID-19 on business operations. The US has become the epicentre of the virus over the last...

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2020 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A team at Mona-Tech Engineering Services has embarked on a mission to repair ventilators and biomedical equipment in the island’s public health sector free of charge as the island tackles the coronavirus pandemic. The deadly SARS-CoV-2 virus, which...

Published:Friday | April 17, 2020 | 12:21 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Operations were delayed yesterday as the Central Sorting Office (CSO), the headquarters of Jamaica’s postal service, underwent emergency sanitisation amid the threat of coronavirus contagion from the commingling of staff at a call centre sited...

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2020 | 12:20 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Thousands of healthcare workers across the island’s four regional health authorities are working daily to help treat, trace, and detect cases of the deadly coronavirus across the island. Since Jamaica recorded the first case of the virus that...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2020 | 12:31 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

They have seen many first looks, heard many first cries, and have been integral to one of the most joyous occasions in the lives of many women – the birth of a child. Charmaine Reid, 66, and Iris Vassell-Murray, 64, are retired midwives who have...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2020 | 12:29 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Caribbean-American Congress­woman Yvette D. Clarke has expressed concern for the thousands of undocumented immigrants living in the United States amid the coronavirus outbreak. The United States has become the epicentre of COVID-19 over the last...

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2020 | 12:19 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Dorcia Dennis has been without a source of income since bars were ordered closed by the Government more than three weeks ago in a bid to contain the local spread of COVID-19. But even though the liquor business isn’t in good spirits, Dennis would...

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2020 | 12:19 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Residents of St Mary are reeling from the impact of hiked fares and back-breaking pressure carrying loads across a bridge that partially collapsed about a month ago. Heaps of dirt and stone blocking vehicular traffic stand as symbols of the...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2020 | 12:14 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s Ministry of Health and Wellness has advised that the Trump administration’s decision to halt overseas shipping of personal protective equipment (PPE) from the United States is unlikely to affect the country. The US is grappling with a...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

FLOW Country Manager Stephen Price has suggested that business leaders lean on the strength of team members as they seek to lead through the disruption of COVID-19. COVID-19 has impacted various local industries and forced many companies to...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 12:19 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A Jamaican doctor is appealing to Prime Minister Andrew Holness to allow for the temporary use of an Internet-based platform for the dispensing of prescriptions. Managing director of DigiScripts, Dr Leslie Samuels, believes that the technology...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 12:27 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) will be seeking to remedy the glut of farm produce on the local market with an injection of $240 million. COVID-19 has dealt a crippling blow to the hotel industry and has...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:27 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Trucks loaded with food and other essential items were gifted to four charities for donation to Jamaica’s neediest and vulnerable as the country grapples with the economic and social fallout from COVID-19. At the handover ceremony on Monday,...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

THEY STROLLED from various directions and converged along Church Street in downtown Kingston, the vast majority before the 9 a.m. breakfast time. Sunday was the launch of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation’s (KSAMC) special feeding...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 12:25 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

As concerns heighten over the vulnerability of Kingston’s homeless population to the novel coronavirus, Local Government and Community Development Minister Desmond McKenzie said that the Government is in a race against time to retrofit a facility...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Locally produced 3D face shields could become available for healthcare workers who are on the front line of the unfolding COVID-19 crisis. Jamaican authorities are seeking to ramp up the supply of gear for doctors and nurses, with the World Health...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke has maintained that the Government’s approach to cushioning the impact of COVID-19 in Jamaica is to target those who are most affected. COVID-19 has disrupted the income of many Jamaicans...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:28 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Candidates registered to sit Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) May-June 2020 exams will be assessed using a modified process, the result of a policy decision taken by the council. More than 30,000 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

LOUIS O’CONNOR, a resident of Kentish in St Catherine, has planted more seeds on his farm to guard against food shortage amid the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. When Jamaica recorded its first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus on March 10...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2020 | 12:25 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

“Run fi di six!” he shouted to his teammate as the ball made its way to the mango tree in the distance. A strip of asphalt at Junction crossroads, St Catherine, was their pitch, and with little to no traffic passing by, their game of cricket was...

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2020 | 12:15 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

AN UNEMPLOYED mother of six, who requested that her name be withheld, is the head of one of the more than 130,000 families who receive benefit through the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH). “I wasn’t working ‘cause I had...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2020 | 12:27 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

More than $23.5 billion was paid out to Jamaican families registered with the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) between 2014 and 2019. Benefits are provided under the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to children,...

Published:Saturday | March 21, 2020 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

All Jamaican airports and seaports will be closed to incoming passenger traffic effective today, at 11:59 p.m., as the Government increases its efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. Incoming and outgoing cargo as well as outgoing passengers will...

Published:Saturday | March 21, 2020 | 12:19 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) is reporting a 30 per cent decline in revenues as the number of people using public transportation shrinks daily. Schools and universities haved closed since March 13. At the same time, an increasing...

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