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Progressive gives COVID-19 aid
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,... - 2020-03-31 00:27:19
Bartlett: Valuable lessons from COVID-19
Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says there are some valuable lessons to be learnt from the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), which, if heeded, should make the world a better place. Bartlett, in a podcast on tourism resilience and recovery on... - 2020-03-31 00:25:14
4.2 quake hits amid COVID-19 curfew
SAN JUAN (AP): A magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit Puerto Rico at a shallow depth and was felt across the United States (US) territory on Monday. The US Geological Survey said the quake occurred at a depth of five kilometres near the southwest coastal... - 2020-03-31 00:22:48
Coronavirus hits rich and poor unequally in Latin America
PORT-AU-PRINCE (AP): From Mexico City to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Santiago, Chile, the coronavirus is taking root in the world’s most unequal region, where many of Latin America’s first cases arrived with members of the elite returning from... - 2020-03-31 00:21:49

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COVID curfew - Seven-night all-island lockdown starts tomorrow
Starting tomorrow, Jamaicans will be under an all-island curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. to slow down the spread of COVID-19, which has killed one person locally, with another 35 infected with the virus. It will last for seven days. Members of the... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Pastor arrested for violating rules amid virus outbreak
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials have arrested the pastor of a megachurch after detectives say he held two Sunday services with hundreds of people and violated a safer-at-home order in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus....

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Opposition calls for gov't safety net to protect vulnerable Jamaicans from COVID-19 fallout
The Parliamentary Opposition is calling for the government to put in place a comprehensive...

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We watch as our lives adopt varying, new shapes, in an atmosphere where the average individual is at the mercy of forces he is now, more than ever, in absolutely, no position to render an impact on. That is the nature of our current existence. Uncertain and unpredictable, devoid of the latitude required to effect [...]

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KINGSTON, JAMAICA: The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) will take to the streets of Kingston in three months to host the 2020 edition of the Run For Your Heart 5K. Read more in the Firstlook»

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