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Prof. Colin O Jarrett

British Airways’ treatment of staff ‘a disgrace’, say MPs

British Airways’ (BA) treatment of staff during the coronavirus crisis “is a national disgrace”, MPs have claimed. A Transport Select Committee report accuses the airline of a “calculated attempt to take advantage” of the pandemic by cutting thousands of jobs andRead More

Coronavirus: Face masks mandatory for Uber passengers and drivers

Ride-sharing giant Uber is to make it mandatory for passengers and drivers to wear face coverings from Monday in the UK. The minicab app firm said it was taking measures “to help everyone stay safe” and had introduced measures toRead More

Atlanta Wendy’s restaurant set on fire over fatal shooting

A Wendy’s drive-through restaurant in Atlanta has been set on fire, following the fatal shooting of a US black man by police. Atlanta’s police chief has resigned after Rayshard Brooks, 27, was shot by an officer during a struggle onRead More

ARE YOU PREPARED FOR A VERY POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE?

The most powerful earthquake ever recorded was a magnitude 9.5 temblor in Chile in 1960. A magnitude 10 quake would likely cause ground motions for up to an hour, with tsunami hitting. A researcher at Tohoku University told the government’sRead More

Face Masks No Longer Required In California’s Orange County

The interim chief health officer of Orange County, California, Dr. Clayton Chau, has lifted the requirement for the public to wear face masks — days after his predecessor resigned amid criticism, and even death threats over her order, according to aRead More

Second Wave Of Coronavirus Hits Florida, Texas, Arizona After Reopenings

A second wave of coronavirus has struck some states weeks after reopening — with infection rates spiking in Florida, Texas and Arizona, according to a report Wednesday. “There is a new wave coming in parts of the country,” Eric Toner of theRead More

WHY DO MEN SUFFER AT THE HANDS OF COVID-19 MORE THAN WOMEN?

We know that older people are more vulnerable to covid-19, but another major risk factor has emerged: being male. The first signs of a sex difference in covid-19 severity emerged from hospital records in Wuhan shortly after the city locked down.Read More

TWO CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES SIGNED AGREEMENT FOR TRAVEL WITHOUT VISAS

Two Caribbean countries have signed an agreement that permits holders of diplomatic and official passports to travel to and enter the territory of the other party without the need for a visa. HE Anton Edmunds, Ambassador of St Lucia to theRead More

ST PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL, NY, DESECRATED BY ANGRY PROTESTORS

The St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, USA has been desecrated by protestors staining stairs and spewing graffiti on two walls. The graffiti on one wall on Fifth Avenue and 51st Street read “F–k F–k” in red letters. On an adjacentRead More

How airplane seats could look in the post-coronavirus era

Airline passengers may be buckling up to new physical distancing measures in the post-coronavirus era — through novel seat configurations that prevent the spread of bugs, according to a report. Italian manufacturer Aviointeriors has created concepts for two airline seatsRead More

IMPROVING YOUR COMMUNICATING SKILLS IN A RELATIONSHIP DURING COVID-19

Many of us are several weeks into following stay-at-home directives from our governments and health officials. For many, social distancing means sharing a confined space with romantic partners while navigating new stressful issues including sudden unemployment, working from home, childRead More

Couples In Quarantine: Only 18% Are Satisfied With Their Communication During Coronavirus Pandemic

Only 18% of surveyed couples reported satisfaction in communication with their partner, with the largest source of conflict is how often to have sex followed by purchasing decisions, then phone time. Dr. Michael Gurian, a marriage and family counselor, recommendsRead More

ABOVE NORMAL 2020 HURRICANE SEASON PREDICTED

A summary infographic showing hurricane season probability and numbers of named storms predicted from NOAA’s 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook   An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division ofRead More

STATISTICS SHOWS INCREASED PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT BY MILLENNIALS

“Millennials are concentrating more on building their career and becoming more knowledgable about what assets will come from their career salaries and what their income will be in the future” says Jacquline Itani of Stutman, Stutman & Lichtenstein, LLP. SheRead More

JAMAICA RECORDS 389 GANGS WITH 250 ACTIVE

This was disclosed by National Security Minister, Dr Horace Chang in Parliament on Tuesday as he tabled the report of the Joint Select Committee that reviewed the Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organizations) Act of 2014, also called anti-gang legislation.Read More

40TH ANNIVERSARY OF EVENTIDE TRAGEDY IN JAMAICA

Forty years ago, May 20, 1980, fire at the Eventide Home in Jamaica claimed the lives of over 140 destitute and elderly women. During a coroner’s jury on May 5, 1981 for just over 15 minutes, the deliberations resulted inRead More

WOMEN IN TOP JOBS ARE PRONE TO DIVORCE MORE THAN MEN

The study on the impact of career growth on relationships in Sweden, which was published by the World Economic Forum and London School of Economics Business Review, discovered a link to a rise in divorce rates for women who enjoyRead More

DISGRUNTLED SHIP WORKERS SAFELY ARRIVE AT FALMOUTH PORT, JAMAICA

Over one thousand ship workers who are aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Adventure of the Seas, which arrived at the Falmouth Port in Trelawny, Jamaica, will be allowed to disembark in stages. The process, which begins on Thursday, willRead More

ST KITTS AND NEVIS GOES TO THE POLL ON JUNE 05

Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Dr Thimothy Harris announced that the general elections will be held Friday, June 05, 2020. The electorate will at that time, chose a government to lead the Federation for the next five years.Read More

SURE SIGNS YOUR RELATIONSHIP IS HEADING “SOUTH”

Reaching the end of a relationship isn’t always a bad thing. Like ripping a band-aid, it is often better to just get the breakup over and done with rather than delaying the inevitable. Ahead, relationship therapists and Counselling psychologists spillRead More

BABY USAIN BOLT HAS ARRIVED

Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness has sent well wishes to sprint legend Usain Bolt and his girlfriend Kasi Bennett on the birth of their first daughter. The couple launched the countdown to the birth of Baby Bolt in JanuaryRead More