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JMMB Inches Closer To Central America Entry

Jamaica Observer

In an effort to further strengthen its regional footprint, JMMB Group has indicated that it is now inching closer towards fulfilling a plan to enter the Central American market. “Right now, we're looking at the Central American region with a focus around building out a presence there.

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Get The Flu Vaccine, Tufton Urges Jamaicans

Jamaica Observer

Jamaicans are being urged to get vaccinated for the influenza virus as a combination of the flu, dengue, and COVID-19 could be dire for those who are most vulnerable and strain the public health system. Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton made the call Thursday evening at the ministry's weekly virtual 'COVID Conversations' forum.

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Clifton Boys Are Home At Last

Jamaica Observer

Almost four years after Clifton Boys' Home in Darliston, Westmoreland, was destroyed by fire in January 2017, the boys are back and settling into the newly completed structure on the site of the former home. “We just get back our joy,” one delighted youngster said as the boys moved into the modern,....

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Tufton Warns Of Triple Health Threat - Says COVID, Dengue And Flu...

Jamaica Star

Having spent the last few months struggling to deal with COVID-19, which has claimed more than 200 lives on the island, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says Jamaicans should brace for the triple threat of COVID-19, dengue and the flu. Modelling done by the health ministry indicate that up to....

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Falmouth Field Hospital On Track For November 30 Opening

Jamaica Star

Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, says the field hospital being erected on the grounds of the Falmouth Public General Hospital in Trelawny, is on track for completion by November 30. The 36-bed facility, is one of four field hospitals being established across the island to....

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78 New Cases, Three More COVID Deaths

Jamaica Star

Jamaica on Thursday recorded three more COVID-19 deaths, increasing the death tally to 205. The deceased are: An 86-year-old female from a Clarendon previously under investigation. An 83-year-old female from St Catherine. A 41-year-old female from St. James.

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Jodian Duhaney: Spreading Hope And Giving Back Through Social Media

Jamaica Gleaner

When the coronavirus began spreading across Jamaica, sending many into quarantine and lockdown, Jodian Duhaney stepped up to the plate to assist those who were unable to provide for themselves. Duhaney’s initiative, Just4Charity, started small, with a WhatsApp status letting her contacts know that....

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Increased Poverty Looms - World Bank Official Says Pandemic, Climate Change Unleashing Economic Hardships

Jamaica Gleaner

Extreme global poverty is projected to rise this year to unprecedented levels and Jamaica will be among the hardest hit countries, as the ongoing fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic, combines with the impact of conflict and climate change for a deadly cocktail of economic woes.

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Tufton Urges Cooperation To Reduce Spread Of COVID

Jamaica Gleaner

WESTERN BUREAU: Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is urging the residents of Cornwall Courts in St James, which is under a special curfew owing to an increase in COVID-19 cases in that community, to work with the local health authorities to prevent further spread of the respiratory illness.

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Children Battling Cancer Make Use Of Virtual Learning

Jamaica Gleaner

While there are concerns about online learning from different sectors, the opportunity to attend classes, even while hospitalised, has been a welcome one for children with chronic medical conditions such as those diagnosed with cancer. Paediatric oncologist at The University Hospital of the West....

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Principal Spearheads ‘Operation Find The Students’

Jamaica Gleaner

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect normalcy globally, some students’ meagre access to resources for virtual schooling has also been highlighted. To help alleviate the woes associated with distance learning, the staff at the Beulah All-Age School in the rural New Longville community in....

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Summit Urges Unity For African Diaspora

Jamaica Gleaner

The Caribbean Political Action Committee (C-PAC), which recently hosted the Africans Unite Summit, is calling for the unification of Africans on the African continent and in the diaspora. The summit, held virtually on October 10, had over 400 registrants from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia.

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US Average Daily Virus Cases Rising To 74,000

Jamaica Gleaner

WASHINGTON — The seven-day rolling average for daily new coronavirus cases in the U.S. rose over the past two weeks from 52,350 to more than 74,180. That’s according to data through Wednesday from Johns Hopkins University, marking a return to levels not seen since the summer surge.

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Three More COVID Deaths, 78 Additional Cases

Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica on Thursday recorded three more COVID deaths increasing the tally to 205. One of the deaths was previously under investigation. The deceased are: An 86-year-old female from a Clarendon address; An 83-year-old female from St Catherine; A 41-year-old female from St James.

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Some Christiana Scotia Customers Plan To Leave Bank Amid Digital Push

Jamaica Gleaner

Several members of Scotiabank's Christiana branch say they will be forced to withdraw their savings and open accounts in other institutions following the bank's announced plans to expand its digital footprint. Scotiabank announced that come early 2021, six rural branches will go cashless while two....

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Mixed Reactions On Impending Closure Of Scotia's Old Harbour Branch

Jamaica Gleaner

The impending closure of the Old Harbour branch of Scotiabank has drawn mixed reactions from a number of residents in the community. While some are of the view that digital banking is the way to go, especially in light of the coronavirus pandemic, many believe that this move will severely impact the....

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Gov't, Private Sector Embark On Initiative To Secure Devices For 100,000 Students

Jamaica Gleaner

The Government and the private sector have come together for an initiative to secure electronic devices for 100,000 Jamaican students to aid with online learning. Under the 'One Laptop or Tablet Per Child' programme, the plan is to provide devices to 600 special needs students, 4,500 students in....

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Education Minister Wants More Fathers To Fulfil Role

Jamaica Gleaner

The National Parent Support Commission (NPSC), an agency of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, has issued a call for fathers to become more involved in the lives of their children. The pleas were made during the launch of National Parent Month, to be observed in November, under the theme ‘Fathers Rise, Lead and be Wise!’.

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