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COVID-19 cases surpass 1,000
Jamaica has surpassed 1,000 positive COVID-19 cases with the confirmation of 16 new cases in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported. The country has a total of 1,003 positive cases since its first case on March 10... - 2020-08-08 21:19:02
Children at play - Schools consider ‘new normal’ for physical education during COVID-19 pandemic
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Half-Way Tree Primary School has already put safety measures in place to resume its physical-education programme for the upcoming school year. Its physical education (PE) teacher, Jermaine Jones, says that PE should not... - 2020-08-08 00:18:45
COVID-19 containment requires intense studies
THE EDITOR, Madam: If the health and wellness ministry is really serious in its epidemiological approaches, a scientific basis for the containment of COVID-19 in Jamaica requires detailed pathological studies of those who have died from the virus... - 2020-08-08 00:18:10
Editorial | Need for decisive action to tackle coronavirus
A sharp spike in coronavirus cases was enough to call out members of the Government on Independence Day. Later, Prime Minister Andrew Holness delivered the alarming news at a press conference that there had been 30 new cases reported, driving total... - 2020-08-08 00:16:18

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13th COVID death - 59 cases in 48 hours; stigma fears in St Thomas
The death of a 13th Jamaican from COVID-19 and a surge of 59 new infections in the last 48 hours could push government authorities to crack down harder on movement and specific industries to curb the virus' rapid spread after a lull in June. The... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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'It's time to give back' - Morant Bay High Class of '99 stages big fundraiser today
Dancehall artiste Di Ruption is set to headline a virtual concert today, aimed at raising money for Morant Bay High School. The event is being undertaken by the graduating class of 1999. The Life Changes deejay, who graduated from the...

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Another COVID-19 death, 29 new cases reported
The Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported a 13th death from COVID-19. The...

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Three ways the Caribbean can strengthen financing for private companies
by Therese Turner-Jones Growing up in The Bahamas, I remember my grandmother's asue. There weren't any banks where she lived on the island of Inagua, and even if there had been, it wasn't customary for women to frequent them. To adapt, women (and sometimes men) formed their own informal savings groups, known as asues. As her […]

Learning about Jamaica's Forests by Hiking the Blue Mountains
by Anaitée Mills Panoramic view of the Blue & John Crow Mountains, Jamaica. Xaymaca is the Taino name for Jamaica which translates into "land of wood and water" but how much wood and how much water does Jamaica have today? The Forestry Department figured out a way to teach enthusiastic hikers about the state of […]

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COVID-19 cases surpass 1,000
Jamaica has surpassed 1,000 positive COVID-19 cases with the confirmation of 16 new cases in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported. The country has a total of 1,003 positive cases since its first case on March 10...
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