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Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 1:49 PM

Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) president and CEO Emanuel DaRosa has announced that the company will be donating $45 million to the national coronavirus fight. In a digital briefing on Saturday morning, DaRosa said, of...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:55 AMJudana Murphy and Danae Hyman/Gleaner Writers

As Jamaica records four more cases of COVID-19, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie says the National Public Health Laboratory will have the capacity to test for COVID-19 within the next two to three weeks. Yesterday’s...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:28 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) has confirmed that a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has tested positive for the coronavirus. According to head of the CCU, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Stephanie Lindsay, the...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:27 AMNeville Graham/Business Reporter

Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr Nigel Clarke, says a re-engagement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is not on the cards at this time. He says while the Government has considered all its options in responding to the economic...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:26 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Paul Adolphous Brown, a director of Brown’s Funeral Home in Kingston, has been charged in connection with the recent discovery of hundreds of hospital gloves and masks at the establishment located next door to the Kingston Public Hospital. This...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:26 AM

A 23-year-old female and three teenagers are among five persons charged by detectives from St Mary Division in connection with the murder of businessman Roger Chang. The persons charged for Chang’s murder are Khadesha McKenzie, 23, of a Kingston 11...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:26 AM

Students preparing for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exams will have free access to the EduFocal LIVE online classes during the month of April. This is because corporate Jamaica has donated $10 million to offset costs to use the platform. Since...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:20 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Well-known Montego Bay-based mathematics expert, Richard James, who was the first educator to publicly offer his programmes free of cost via YouTube to help students displaced by the shutdown of schools owing to COVID-19, has been...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:20 AM

Chairman of JAMPRO, Senator Don Wehby, says the agency is developing a set of new measures to bolster growth in the Jamaican economy. “As Jamaica’s economic development agency, JAMPRO must support our most innovative and creative businesses to...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:19 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Steve Morris, chief public health inspector for Westmoreland, says residents have expressed fear that the COVID-19 pandemic could severely impact their communities as persons who have recently returned to the island are not obeying...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:18 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 | 9:56 PM

Jamaica's Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte has asserted that the Government's COVID-19 containment measures are constitutional. Noted attorney Dr Lloyd Barnett has maintained that without a State of Public Emergency, some of the measures announced by the Government breach the Charter of Rights.

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 | 12:28 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Pleas to expatriates for donations of medical equipment and gear as the Jamaican health sector braces for a surge in COVID-19 cases could founder because of shortages in the United States, where key diaspora centres are buckling under the weight of...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:28 AM

Some groups left reeling from the economic fallout of COVID-19 and its attendant social restrictions are in line to receive financial assistance. A programme is being developed for taxi and bar operators, barbers, hairdressers, market vendors, and...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:28 AM

Barbados will impose nightly curfews on the island as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise. In a national broadcast on Thursday evening, Prime Minister Mia Mottley said that her government intended to go to Parliament to amend the...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:27 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s second-highest foreign-exchange earner, remittances, could suffer a massive blow this year owing to the devastating effects of COVID-19 on jurisdictions overseas with large diaspora communities. Signs of a downward trajectory have already...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:27 AM

Nuttall Memorial Hospital has announced that it would no longer be accepting patients who are displaying the symptoms of COVID-19. It took immediate effect yesterday. Chief Executive Officer Harvey Levers said that Nuttall was not adequately...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:27 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Stay where you are! That’s the message from Jamaica’s ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, to seasonal hotel workers who have been turning up at American airports seeking to return to their homeland because their employment ended early...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:26 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Easter is mere weeks away, but the traditional fetish for fish is not taking the bait. Fisherfolk at the Old Harbour Bay fishing village in St Catherine have resorted to supplying fish on credit, banking on the trustworthiness of consumers as sales...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:23 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Private schools have urged the Government to outline whether they will receive a COVID-19 stimulus to stay afloat amid mass closures that will last for at least a month. Dr Faithlyn Wilson, president of the Jamaica Independent...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:22 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Utility companies have been called on to fashion specially tailored monthly bills to facilitate teachers and students who currently have to pursue education online at home after schools were closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic....

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2020 | 1:15 AM

Trinidad and Tobago has reported its first death as a result of the coronavirus. This makes three the number of fatalities in the Caribbean as result of COVID-19. One death has also been reported in Guyana and another in Jamaica. As in the case of...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2020 | 12:29 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

They missed the March 24 deadline to return to Jamaica and now find themselves stranded in an airport in Atlanta, Georgia, as they try to make their way home. They are seasonal Jamaican hotel workers who normally travel on HB-2 visas to work in...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2020 | 12:28 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Two Jamaican men are hungry and homeless after being stranded by Caribbean Airlines. Miguel Bailey and Lendert Pearson are lamenting being forced to sleep at the Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados since Monday night....

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