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Mar 30, 2020

36 Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus In Jamaica

There are now thirty-six confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Jamaica. Stay with the latest and follow the chronology here.

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Mar 27, 2020

Corona Virus in Jamaica | Eye-Catching Projection, Data & Statistics

How many persons will get the corona virus in Jamaica? and by when? Here's my summary from our Prime Minister's presentation at the town hall on Mar 26 2020.

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Mar 26, 2020

Covid19 | Encouragements | Tips, Issues & Reports | Its Your Voice

This is true community! Not only can you get and share tips and words of encouragement, persons impacted will get the opportunity to share Covid19 stories.

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Mar 24, 2020

How do you make Jamaican potato salad from scratch?

How do you make Jamaican potato salad from scratch? Can you send me a recipe -Yvonne RESPONSE: by Wellesley Related: What are the popular foods to eat

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Mar 23, 2020

More Covid-19 Restrictions In Jamaica | Corona Virus In Jamaica Update

In another press conference today, March 23, Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, flanked by his team, including the Minister of Health, the Chief Medical Officer

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Mar 21, 2020

The Jamaican Cotton Tree | Its Mystique and Wonder Explored|!

Not only is it regarded as a sacred tree, the Jamaican cotton tree, with its mystique, is a symbol of long life and continuity. Here's a bit of history for you

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Mar 21, 2020

Live It not Di-et | How Cheri Received Her Miracle From Stage 4 Cancer

Live It Up | Becoming a Miracle in 15 Steps By ‘Chia’ Cheri In response to this request for Cheri to share her story. I’m celebrating my 7th Anniversary

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Mar 20, 2020

How Many Islands Are In Jamaica?

RESPONSE: by Wellesley Related: How Many Caves In Jamaica. On the face of it, I asked, 'What a ridiculous question?'Jamaica is an island country,

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Mar 20, 2020

Stay High Vibe - Best To Keep It Positive In Covid!

Stay High Vibe. Best to not focus on the negative, as thoughts can become things; when negative thoughts are sent out, then they attract more of the same.

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Mar 20, 2020

gargle with warm salt and water

Someone may already passed this on but here it is anyway. Every night, and morning too if you wish, gargle with warm salt and water. A friend of mine

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Mar 19, 2020

Its JAMHearts Anniversary!!

Write this down! On March 24, our exclusive JAMHearts community will celebrate its first anniversary!!!! One year can be a very long time in business,

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Mar 19, 2020

Staying strong in Palm Beach County FL.

I’m trying to stay safe, I haven’t gone to any stores, nail salon, or visit family members. I just go to work and back home, so far no one at my job

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Mar 18, 2020

Tucking away still from Covid19 in Toronto

It has been four days since I had to cancel my trip to Jamaica. Nightmares are gone. No longer disoriented thinking I did in fact make it to Kingston and

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Mar 18, 2020

Build-up Your Immune System for Covid19. Here's How...

The very unsettling and scary fact concerning the Corvid-19 virus is the length of time it takes to positively identify affected individuals. By the

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Mar 18, 2020

Same virus - different name - Mass hysteria!

SARS-CoV-2 the virus that causes Covid-19. I lived in Scarborough when SARs-Cov broke out in 2003, Patient 0 went into my neighborhood Scarborough General

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Mar 18, 2020

COVID-19 The Killer Virus

Well, I am behaving as if I got it and treating everyone as a carrier. At first, I was flipped, but now I am calm, and telling myself we will get over

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Mar 16, 2020

Your Evenings in Jamaica | Here Are The Best Way To Enjoy!

Make the most of your trip to the Jewel of the Caribbean. Find out the best ways to spend your evenings in Jamaica.

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Mar 16, 2020

Effective Sanitizer for Covid19 - Must have at least 60% alcohol

In order to be effective, hand-sanitizers must contain at least 60% alcohol. I remember that when I was younger the doctor would swab my arm with alcohol

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Mar 16, 2020

Tucking away in Toronto, Canada

So my West Jet flight was scheduled to land in Kingston, Jamaica at 1PM today, Sunday. All winter, in fact from October 2019, I had this trip forefront

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Mar 16, 2020

Covid10 In London, UK | Unique in its approach

Hi, I live in London, UK and people are panicking here. There are 35 deaths as of today - Sunday 15 March, and that number is expected to keep rising!

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Mar 16, 2020

COVID-19 in Atlanta, GA--USA

We are officially in the midst of fighting the virus here in Atlanta, Georgia. In an effort to warn my fellow friends and family in Jamaica, I have some

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Mar 15, 2020

Tips From A Jamaican living in Wuhan China

A Jamaican living in China said this... I woke up today to see that Jamaica has reported it's first eight case of Covid-19. As someone who has been living

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Mar 15, 2020

Covid-19 In Connecticut USA - Things Are Getting Scary Here!

Things are getting a little scary. Schools are closed indefinitely. Store shelves are pretty bare. Bans on gatherings and on unnecessary travel. State

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Mar 15, 2020

London calling (I am in self-isolation)

Amidst all the confusion that this pandemic is causing, one positive thing to take away from this is that people are showing their more humane caring side.

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Mar 14, 2020

Jamaica Declared 'A DISASTER AREA'

In another press conference earlier this evening, March 13, 2020, Prime Minister, Hon. Andrew Holness, based on the current situation, declared Jamaica

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Mar 13, 2020

Jamaica confirms 6 new cases of the COVID-19 cases

The following is the press release from the Ministry of Health and Wellness on the latest development on the Covid-19 Corona virus in Jamaica. March

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Mar 13, 2020

UPDATE Covid19 In Jamaica | Schools Close, Panic Buying & More...

Schools Close, Panic Buying, Contact Numbers and more. Here is the latest update on the covid19 in Jamaica

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Mar 12, 2020

How many parishes were in Jamaica in 1844?

Click To Enlarge Answered by Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer In 1844, Jamaica had 22 parishes, but how was that? Follow me for a quick explanation.

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Mar 12, 2020

Mi Dear Jamaica - Poem

Mi Dear Jamaica, Mi lang fi come home yusi! Mi miss de warmth and laughta, And de soun of de rain pon de zinc roof. Lawd Jamaica, things not so good

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Mar 12, 2020

Where can I buy pimento wood?

Its berries, its bark, its leaves and even its wood are premium products! Yes, that Jamaican pimento! Today's question is... yes, where can pimento wood

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A patriotic Jamaican who adore its culture, Wellesley has been using this medium to share what he calls 'the uniqueness of Jamaica with the world' since April 2007.  

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