Jamaica Gleaner
Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Lead Stories

Golden age cluster - 43 COVID-19 cases discovered among elderly residents, staff at Kingston home

A COVID-19 cluster of 43 cases discovered at the Golden Age Home in Vineyard Town, Kingston, has triggered emergency protocols to cauterise the spread of the deadly virus among the high-risk group. In a release last night, the Ministry of Health...

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From the trenches to national honourees - Seven pastors given awards on Heroes Day

Baptist minister the Reverend Karl Johnson sees the bestowing of national honours and awards on seven pastors on Monday as a signal that the Church is still relevant and continues to do good work despite its shortcomings. Johnson, the general...

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Concerns raised ahead of Boyz friendlies

Jamaicas long wait to play an international friendly is expected to end next month as they are scheduled to play two games against Saudi Arabia. However, the impending fixtures come in the midst of concerns for the safety of players, as the...

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Cheques fading as spending recovers

People are still using cheques but since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic usage has dropped by one-third, according to data from the Bank of Jamaica, BOJ. In an era of physical distancing the use of cheques seems less efficacious. Just over $100...

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Lessons learnt from J'can grandma help Naomi Campbell in lockdown

Naomi Campbell has enjoyed being on her own during the lockdown. The 50-year-old model has been spending time at home by herself amid the coronavirus pandemic, but said she was more than happy to do so because she knows how to take care of herself...

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Editorial | Rest to Toots, but clear criteria needed
Few will demur at the idea of Toots Hibbert joining the handful of celebrated figures, including the Jamaican language poet Louise Bennett-Coverley, and the reggae singer Dennis Brown, who are interred at Jamaicas National Heroes Park, although...

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Letter of the Day | COVID-19 prison cluster is becoming a crisis
THE EDITOR, Madam: Stand Up For Jamaica has been raising alarm about the poor way in which the COVID-19 prison cluster is being managed. The number of cases within correctional facilities is increasing steadily and this fact is being lost in the...

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Watch your eyes! - Taking care of your sight during the COVID-19 pandemic

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of adults and children have increased screen time on computers, tablets and phones. This prolonged screen time can lead to eye discomfort, fatigue, blurred vision, headaches, and dry eyes. Low...

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World News

Argentina passes 1 million infected cases

USHUAIA (AP): At the edge of Argentina in a city known as ‘The End of the World, many thought they might be spared from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. Sitting far from the South American nations bustling capital, health workers in...

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