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A Jamaica Defence Force helicopter in flight on April 7, the seventh night of an all-island curfew that was due to expire on Wednesday. The restrictions have been extended for another two weeks.

Calling on Jamaicans to make a sacrifice to limit the spread of COVID-19 over the Easter holidays, Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday introduced tighter curfews and other restrictions, effectively clamping down on festivities during the...

The HOLNESS administration is contemplating what it describes as a “controlled re-entry” of Jamaicans who have been stranded overseas and those who have a strong desire to return home. Jamaica closed its borders to incoming passengers on March 24...

When Jamaica starts emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, it should look for opportunities to raise the level of exports, says Mark Williams, CEO of Kingston Wharves Limited. “We can feed Jamaica, and perhaps we can do that well, but there is now...

Vice-president of the People’s National Party (PNP), Phillip Paulwell, has sought to rally supporters worried about the health of Dr Peter Phillips that the party will not suffer as he takes a two-week break from active political duties. Following...

Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ ­declaration yesterday that the Government will extend an islandwide nightly curfew is ­expected to further drive down murders in Jamaica, a consequential benefit to the ­administration’s attempt to tighten the screws...

A risk analysis study commissioned by the Cabinet and spearheaded by Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, director of the Mona Geoinformatics Institute at The University of the West Indies, has found that more than 40 communities in the Kingston Metropolitan...

WESTERN BUREAU: Seventy-four-year-old Roy Burns has been picking apples in Vermont for nearly 40 years, but while the United States seasonal agricultural programme has been beneficial to him and his family, he will not report for work this year. At...

WESTERN BUREAU: Some local private schools that were forced to close their doors because of the COVID-19 pandemic might never reopen after the viral plague ends unless they receive government subventions to plug funding deficits. Dr Faithlyn Wilson...

Twenty-eight-year-old Mona Johnson*, the mother of two boys aged 11 and two, admits to be bordering on depression. She is now out of work, having been laid off recently after working three years as a domestic helper. “I really don’t know what the...

The Government is to spend $180 million to retrofit the National Arena to house COVID-19 patients as preparations intensify for community spread of the disease in Jamaica. Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday told the media that the...
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