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Peru is running out of oxygen for COVID-19 patients
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Television. Sewing machine. Motorcycle. These are the things Edda Marchan’s children sold to keep their mother breathing. In the far stretch of northern Peru where the family lives, medicinal oxygen to treat the... - 2020-06-05 12:22:54
Staff, residents at St Thomas Infirmary tested for COVID-19
Mayor of Morant Bay, Michael Hue, says the Thomas Municipal Corporation is awaiting the results of COVID-19 testing for staff and residents at the St Thomas Infirmary. Hue says the corporation is doing all it can to keep persons safe. He says the... - 2020-06-05 09:44:27
‘It’s crazy’ - Thompson Herah talks COVID-19, competition and conditioning
Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson Herah says she has been working to maintain her mental and physical conditioning and is now looking forward to the start of competition, following a COVID-19 delayed season. As is the case with most... - 2020-06-05 00:28:56
COVID-19 Tips | Dining considerations
Dining during the COVID-19 pandemic should take into consideration the six-feet physical-distance recommendations by health authorities to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus. The following tips can help you keep safe while serving, buying... - 2020-06-05 00:27:37

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Serial rapist's sentence slashed - Court halves prison time for man who confessed to assaulting eight women
A serial rapist who was ordered to serve 38 years in prison for each of the eight women he victimised over a six-week span has had his sentence slashed in half. Patrick Green, 33, was initially sentenced to a total of 499 years in prison after he... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Illness causes woman to walk on hands
For the past 10 years, 67-year-old Paulette Griffiths has, as she put it, become like a toddler all over again. The Warsop, Trelawny, woman, lost her ability to walk upright in 2010 after suffering years of severe back pain and poor blood...

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Riversdale to Bog Walk main road to be closed on Saturday
The National Works Agency (NWA) says a section of the Riversdale to Bog Walk road, in St....

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Here is Something Life-Saving You Can Do: Give Blood!
We are thinking a lot about health, about life and death, these days in the time of COVID-19. But, as the German writer Goethe said, Blut ist ein ganz besondrer Saft. [Blood is a very special juice]. It is remarkable in many ways. Jamaicans are, in general, very squeamish about giving blood. Many are afraid […]

COVID-19 and Our Most Vulnerable – Part 2
“A population that is left behind.” In the first part I wrote about our most vulnerable citizens, whose immune systems are compromised during this pandemic. People living with HIV/AIDS have more to deal with than physical illness. It’s about how other people regard them, and treat them. Unfortunately, this is also true of all our […]

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China urges citizens to shun Australia as dispute simmers
BEIJING (AP) — China is advising its citizens not to visit Australia, citing racial discrimination and violence against Asians, in what appears to be Beijing's latest attempt to punish the country for advocating an investigation into...
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The JN Group Pays Tribute to Oliver Clarke
Chief Executive Officer of The Jamaica National Group, the Hon. Earl Jarrett, has paid tribute to Chairman of the JN Group, Hon. Oliver Clarke, who passed away at home, yesterday, May 16. Read more in the Firstlook»

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