TVJ Midday News: Cruise Ship in Jamaica Isolates Crew Member with High Fever – February 25 2020

good afternoon I am Andrea Chism with
the midday news a special welcome if you’re watching on one spot mediacom the
Health Ministry’s protocols governing cruise ships kicked in this morning
after a mega liner docked in Acharya Saint Anne it was discovered that a crew
member has a high fever officials stole our NewsCenter that the case does not
meet the required standard for the kovat 19 coronavirus but out of an abundance
of caution that person has been isolated and passengers quarantined none of the
passengers will be allowed to disembark in otras or any other Jamaican port the
ship arrived in Jamaica from Miami today and is scheduled to sail to the Cayman
Islands it can hold up to 5,000 386 passengers and a crew of over 1,500
persons in the meantime Cove 819 is taking a toll on the world economy as it
is dangerous to health and by extension your wallet we have details from the CNN
the coronavirus quickly spreading outside of China Italy hit especially
hard confirmed cases rocketing up from 3 to more than 200 within the last week
the virus may settle down into an endemic pattern of transmission into a
seasonal pattern of transmission or could accelerate into a full-blown
global pandemic there are more than 50 confirmed cases in the US but health
officials say that number will probably rise given the high risk environment
that the Diamond Princess cruise ship passengers came from I would not be
surprised if we have additional cases the corona virus is not just a potential
health threat there’s also a financial factor on Monday the Dow dropped more
than a thousand points stock markets worldwide also took a plunge I think
they’re reacting to most the fact that this means a lot of other economies are
going to be under strain and although the corona virus is playing havoc with a
growing number of companies our rebound is likely before the end of the year it
almost certainly God willing depending on the
epidemiology is going to be finite it is going to be something that six months
from now nine months from now will an economic sense be over we’ll be seeing
some recovery in other news a desperate search is underway for a missing
eight-year-old girl from Epsom st. Mary it’s believed the girl was washed away
by water by from water by flood rains on Monday and Giovanni Denis has details
it’s the worst kind of Tears a mother wailing over her missing child kimura
white eight years old disappeared sometime yesterday afternoon during rain
fall the circumstances leading up to when she disappeared are sketchy but
what is known is that she wasn’t feeling well at school on Monday teacher telling
me that their neck she was crying for initially don’t all
day she develop a fever the teacher give our umbrella to come home I know LCR from then so she called
emergency responders and started searching herself it’s unclear exactly
how she went missing but so far one KU fold our shoes last
night but in the river close by and don’t find our bag we don’t find our
slippers I don’t find I don’t know I don’t find anything else for her so I’m
just open the search ended sometime close to midnight and resumed early this
morning scores of residents came out to help Tommy is a diver we start when we
spot the incident that man searched calm down when I really find him it so a buck
water at the moment I won’t need so come make your art I wrote no I look more
safer come my car that I have again dr. Norman done is the Member of Parliament
that’s really what for the for the for the for the for the best I’m not you
know not what we I mean sometimes there’s a silver lining everything let
us hope it’s a silver lining somewhere in the meantime Kimora’s mom is
dissatisfied with the emergency responders so far last night when the
police and the firefighters came firefighters left and said that they
will be there looking for a community search 5:30 this morning up to 20
minutes to 6 o clock this morning I had to call the station they said that they
are waiting on the response from the jdf and there the other response
so I took my flashlight and I began search oh pardon search in probably
about 6:30 are some about there the police and the firefighter came and
almighty see they’re telling me that rajesh DF should be reached here by 9 o
clock and all no I haven’t seen Giovanni Dennis TVJ News
the opposition PNP believes it can do a better job in fixing crime in Jamaica
speaking recently at a workers meeting in east central st. Andrew PNP president
dr. Peter Phillips said the number of violent crimes is evidence that the
country is in a crisis we have details in this report according to the People’s
National Party after February 15 this year murders were up by 6 percent when
compared to the same period in 2019 this despite several states of emergency
declared in almost half the country while speaking on Sunday at a workers
meeting at justiciero Park in st. Andrew president of the party dr. Peter
Phillips stressed that the security measure is not working dr. Philips
argued that even in spaces your security checkpoints are present it is evident
that the SOE s are ineffective police checkpoint and soldier I’m gonna get
down and then careful police can move unless they get it structured to move it
is a waste of the energies of the men women in the police force is policing
but why has the PNP continued to support the measure of the matter we are not
government and the government dr. Philips believes that the PNP could do a
better job at fixing Jamaica’s crime problem if it were in power if we
weren’t on it we would know what to do we have long said that modern policing
is intelligence-led policing you need to fill up your intelligence gathering you
need to deploy a police men and women to the hot spots of violence in the country
you need to go and reach out to the violent criminals that attention and Giovanna Dennis TVJ news and it’s time
for a break here on the midday news but stay with us we have more stories right
after these messages welcome back and we’re continuing the
news president of the Jamaica gasoline Retailers Association J GRA Gregory
Chong has highlighted some of the challenges faced by the members in
implementing safety standards at gas stations that includes resistance from
some motorists he says indiscipline contributes significantly to gas
stations being overrun by taxis and buses which used the properties as
pick-up and drop-off points the J GRA president says some people also converge
freely at gas stations despite the safety issues which arise mr. Chung
explains that it’s a major safety hazard for gas stations speaking yesterday on
radio Jamaica’s beyond the headlines he gave further details of the
challenges it is said and sometime it’s complied with and sometimes it’s met
with resistance and you know I personally and dealers personally can
cannot be on there for court all day so while they may go there and talk to a
few persons most of the reinforcement is left of the staff what they do is that
they use a gas station instead of going to a bus park or into a line or some
kind of formal system they use a gas station to pick up passengers drop off
passengers in other easier quicker method of doing their business convicted
jamaican-born sniper Lee Boyd Malvo has agreed to drop his request for
resentencing that was spending before the US Supreme Court the decision was
made after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation yesterday
that creates the possibility of parole for juvenile offenders serving sentences
of 20 years to life Malvo received four life sentences without parole for 3
Virginia slayings commited with John Allen Muhammad during the regional
sniper rampage of October 2002 Malvo was 17 at the time he received six
additional life sentences also without possibility of parole for six killings
in Maryland during the same three-week period in 2002 the bill signed by
Governor Northam would only affect Malibu’s Virginia
sentences over 300 persons living in Montego Bay st. James and neighboring
communities attended an expungement fair in the parish on Friday it was to help
clear criminal records or provide information to those seeking
clarifications on applications more in this report about justice unit and for
lawyers were on location to assist with the application process
persons seeking to remove their criminal records spoke with our news team about
some of the challenges they have faced I tried a good job try to get jobs but
just because of this police record it’s like yeah my thinking you know for you
and I’m this police record is like a nightmare you know I mean you know
without you having a clean when you can’t get a job so I applied for my
realize I had to go to this this and that and this and that I had was to
write a letter to the Transport Authority to say you know what I mean
because of so on so on so on so on so on so on so and so and that’s why I feel to
get a new police record or a clean police record so in a sense yes and I
would like the expansion so that I can get a clean police record in the future
going flour Attorney General Marlin mallalieu Ford revealed who are eligible
to have their records expunged here we’re focusing on those who have been
sentenced either to non custodial sentences or two sentences for less than
five years who have served their time and where a period of five to ten years
have elapsed three to ten in some cases and more importantly are on a better
path they have acknowledged the wrong they have done and you have turned your
lives are on but are still haunted by the criminal record I need a fresh shot
those who have applied will be assessed and processed once found to be eligible
they will then be informed on how to move forward offenses including unlawful
wounding assault occasioning bodily harm
malicious destruction of property possession of and dealing in marijuana
are eligible for expungement offenses such as export of drugs are not eligible
burns more TVJ news and in sports last Thursday TVJ sports aired a story about
the continued decline in the standard of cricket at the high school level and in
the follow up we hear from some stakeholders about how the decline has
affected the local cricketing landscape and we have more from T V J’s Orin
Arthur Brown in 2017 fifty schools participated in the is a rural Eric Ries
helicopter competition in 2019 eight fewer schools took part in the
tournament it’s a trend that has stakeholders concerned including
Trelawny Cricket Association president Chester Anderson has only one school
from that parent currently participates in the head to cook on my board
we have mandated people to go into these schools and try to get them to be more
interested and put some more of the funding that they have towards sports
interpreting vice president of the Jamaica Cricket Association dr. Donovan
Bennett is also concerned about the drop in the standard of high school cricket
but says it’s no fault of the JCA I don’t think you should look at the the
GC for a solution because our real mandate is to promote the game at the
senior level and of course to be involved at a junior level but a
representational level at the level of these is good team playing for Jamaica
dr. Bennett also provided this explanation it’s all about money right
cookies are expensive here number one and be not and even though it’s an
expensive game at that level it still does not generate any income for the
schools right so the schools will gravitate towards sports that generate
income ie check on field and football and this
is what is happening more schools are putting all their resources into track
and field and football for obvious reasons one the popularity and to the
fact that they can make money also to support themselves in the meantime at
least one local club is worried about its own survival
every cloves on possible zompires team has been
suffering from the the weakness of glue I could just know I’ve been thinking I’m
thinking to find out what the best way to get it written I wanna do we must get
more schools playing and further funded from the high school playing we have to
start playing hardball cricket at the primary school level McLeod says clubs
have to be proactive well I think that we’d all sing catching CC we don’t wait
on them to leave the ask we try to get them while they’re at school so we can
assist because you know some schools don’t have shank watches some school is
the easy for them that teaches that that coaches some of them yes there they can
coach but time is a factor I know after these players doing what
they’re doing more than one day or two days a week you have to at the club
level would be a little bit stronger than the school level so when they play
at the school and feel that they are there and they come to the club they
realize that still have a lotta work to do so it’s best to have them who playing
at the club level along with the school in part three and Tuesday we hear the
concern from GC foster college lecturer gives Williams renard abroad for TVJ
sports and that’s the midday news I’m Andrea Chisholm and you join us at seven
for the prime time news package on behalf of the news sports and production
teams good afternoon


  1. When it come to some offence I think that after 3 to 5 years you haven't broken the law again your record should Clair.

  2. Teacher should contact the parents cant send home a child on her own maybe if she was going in the crowd it wouldn't have happened

  3. Peter Phillips is so funny, I guess he thinks that we all have forgotten that he was once Minister of National Security and couldn't solve the problem then and neither could KD Knight or Bunting. I see on Wikkipedia a lot of lies are being told about his successes in various roles but I don't believe in alternative facts.

  4. PNP and Peter Phillips are trying to fool Jamaicans that's all,none of two political parties can't change the status quo.
    Both political parties and the government they form is corrupt, it was the same thing when they were in government. What is required to give Jamaica a chance, none of the two political parties will do it, sweeping constitutional changes is required, laws in place to investigate and arrest an get convictions of corrupt politicians, and all government officials ,from various government agencies chief among them is the JCF and customs,government will have to clean its house and Jamaicans are forced to follow .DON'T LET HIM FOOL YOU JAMAICANS, The only difference between the PNP and the JLP is between worse and worst. FIGHT BACK JAMAICANS AND JAMAICA.

  5. Based on the comments most ppl seems to be blaming the teacher. Jamaica is a society where teachers are so easy to be blamed. Why is it that when inform your child is sick, why not come to the school as a parent to pick up your child? What can we learn from this? Shouldn't it be the government now based on this incident..Put measure in place on what should happen when I child is sick at school? This is not up to the teacher? I bet no new measure will be in place so parents and teachers have a guide line to follow from here on.

  6. If the child was sick, why didn't the teacher call the parents to come get the child instead of giving a sick child an umbrella to go home by her self in the rain?

  7. Lol, Peter can do better, Andrew can do better. Please ppl wake up it can be done only if both parties work together and decide to cut ties with criminals then Jamaica can be transformed

  8. Mr Phillips if you care about your country you would share the solution for the crime in the country .but all of you care about is winning.

  9. what stupidness is this am hearing is that teacher mad child not feeling well n d best u could do is give a child umbrella a next think parents should write there phone number in all there child book

  10. Like really??instead you call the parent๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”oh silly that teacher is careless๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”my prayer goes out to you๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡hope she alive

  11. Everyone talking about this child n nobody talking about the virus…… its obvious the mother careless n the teacher wicked kmt all d mah fi go jail… its a everyday thing thats y the teacher could send her hone alone caz a dat always happen kmt

  12. PNP sound like hypocrites them never do enough towards crime and corruption when dem in power for 18 years, But Andrew Holness is a clown when it comes to crime and corruption I thought he would be more serious because under his watch the 14 Parishes under gun attack him more interesting in his green Clark's than finding a proper crime plan kmt.

  13. peter phillips, shut you ass, the crime and violence facing Jamaica right now is a clear demonstration of the corrupted PNP milk drinking party dirty track record, these crime was planted and was blossoming under the PNP watch, so it did not started 2016 it's may many years of the PNP involvement and we or now seen the end result, so shut you ass peter phillips with you wanna be prime minister, that won't help you, you all was there, and couldn't do a damn thing about it, your security minister was calling for divine intervention, u forget already????????, your just a set of damn asshole

  14. Government should work together, share ideas and how to govern the country. Not because you're not in power doesn't me you shouldn't help the other side with the country. By the end of the day we all want best for the country? " him: if we were in power we would have know what to do" ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ such a selfish response to a crisis that's affecting our country and everyone in it. Smh

  15. Actions not a bag a mouth. Sweet talking. Both parties are. Full of pure lies. N. The Jamaican people are so bamboozled by their own lies. N. Sweet promises. If you live in a glass house. Don't throw stones

  16. I wonder how that stupid teacher feel?!! Parents suppose to sign out their children from school once school is still in session. And a sick bay suppose to be in every school the child should send to lay down until her parents come

  17. PNP IS talkin rubbish because they R NOT in power they talk shitt bout they will do better bull shit tocombat crim e they R TOO BADMINE let they stop talk bulls shit

  18. I don't think she get wash away.. my spirit tell mi someone kidnap her & throw the shoes in the water just to throw police & people off the trail.. bcaz too much kidnapping going on out there.. please the stupid teacher need to remove from her job or retrain bcaz how can you send home a sick child during rainy time anyway.. some of Jamaicans are so backward I swear

  19. Can you imagine Peter Phillips said he could do a better job if he was the government but because he's not he cannot have an input to help solve this problem. But people continue to die every, the same people who he expects to get vote from when it's time. What kind of message is he sending.

  20. Some people fail to accept or understand that under the current circumstances now,it is going to be very hard to control the crime situation in Jamaica. Because of the continuous devaluation of the Jamaican dollar everyday, and it is making life very hard on the poor people which is the majority of the population. I was talking to my brothers and sisters, when they were telling me how much money for a simple loaf of bread. A tin of condensed milk, a pound of flour, a lbs of rice,a tin of tin bomb, I could not believe it at all. The living conditions in Jamaica it is dread than dread,that is to tell how rough it is on the poorer people in general. Who is working minimum wages in Jamaica, working less than 10,000 dollars per week what the hell that can buy. Based on the prices of things under the present JLP party government, because they told the people them lies about the tax relieves. Because the government haveto taxes you in other areas to accumulated those taxes,to help making up the budget.
    The crimes situation in Jamaica is very terrible because of the high inflation rates, and the majority of the population cannot afford to buy the basic necessities of life for their families.

  21. Peter Philips…… Nothing new…. Jus talking!!!! talking!!!! Kmt…. It's not a one man job so to me u fail already…….

  22. What Malawo is saying is all nonsense, the Jamaican government is following everything that the United States is doing to their people. It is full time that the Jamaican people should open up their eyes, the kinds of repressive regimes those people is trying to put on the poor people in Jamaica. Just like the days of slavery, because if someone served is time in prison. That should have nothing to do with the person personal life,when you are preventing them from working.
    You are forcing the people them as a government to do more wrong things again, I am only sorry that some of you officials is not suffering from the hands of some of those people. Because you are some wicked kind of people, the same people voted for you.Then you are treating the poor people in Jamaica like wild animals, so the people them should be very careful who they are voting for.

  23. I can't understand why this little child got sick at school and the teacher didnt call her parents to get her???? Heights of negligence.

  24. Nuff a them teacher ya no care a backside mi a tell u no matter if shi a 16 call the parents careless no love them a do it fi the likes nuff teachers in schools all over this country a jus for the money smh God bless the teachers that really loving that will go above and beyond

  25. O boy, I will never understand some adult. First and foremost if I take any one home in my car, I wait until they go inside their home. Itโ€™s just the right thing to do..SMH

  26. The teacher should he held responsible for this!!! Why didn't they call the parent to come for the sick child??? This is an outrage!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Poor and shame system of our country to no that any intelligence that person learn to no that is to follow so for low level teacher that put the child at more risk or the principal or the doctor at the school or probably they dont that system in schools yet so poor and shame of government's that have not facilitates all schools in Jamaica with doctors office plus no child can be released on her or him own so parents need to take better actions on they self stop sitting down a wait on a child to walk home by there selfs ,, sit their a get bigand fat some a you women shame of these parents too that not put there selfs in the right position of their lives . a just wish God just let her appear back so hurtful so hard

  28. Why when shooting gwan in Ocho Rios it donโ€™t come over new drive by shooting happen in Ocho Rios last night on it donโ€™t come over new

  29. You only a say you have plan and have plan you no have shit raw mouth. Share the plans weh u have and stop chat frog face


  31. And Peter Bunting did come on TV a bawl bout divine intervention when they were in power. Why these scumbags so hungry for power.๐Ÿ˜‚

  32. so because your not the government you cant help to solve the crime in jamaica,,listen to your speech cause thats exactly what your saying ,old crook.

  33. I don't understand how a teacher could send home a child who is sick why didn't she call the parents to come and get that child

  34. Lol Dr Dr Peter Phillips from my understanding PNP party run Jamaica for over 18 years and honestly from my observation I don't see how they were any better than JLP

  35. PNP can not fix nothing, they can not even fix their party, just talk, crime has been a CANCER ever since. How the PNP is going to fix when they are a part of the problem?? They need to go and find somewhere and sit, they are just power hangry!!

  36. Jamaicans do you think these JDF person didn't get order s from the the prime minister of the country to let him get back control he is the one who gave the order read the Constitution law at up camp head quarters PB


  38. That teacher needs to be fired. This is a disgrace… jamaicans should be ANGRY AND DEMAND THIS TEACHER NEVER WORKS WITH CHILDREN AGAIN!

  39. we are lacking in sense: our mentality are slow, imagine the irresponsible behaviour of that teacher. which the teacher must be held to account.

  40. Jamaica politicians dem fool asโ€™f the virus is spreading rapidly across the world over 36 countries now, all of which has a much better healthcare systems than of ours and they are struggling. The diamond princess cruise ship had proven to be a corona virus hotspot due to the poor ventilation system, the virus travel through air, if that guy turns out positive itโ€™s sad to say but the number of infected persons on that ship would be frightening. I think the government should put a temporary band on cruise ships also. If the virus reach here the greedy Jamaican government aught to be blamed.

  41. The teacher should have called an Adult to come for the child, I think that's neglegence on the teachers part , and to all those schools who are sending home children when parents send them to school, before going home time you all need to stop , when something serious happens to people children what will come out of it. If they are sick, take them to the hospital and call the parents, if they do something wrong put them to sit somewhere in the school and call the parents, enough is enough.

  42. A country with uneducated people can never move forward, if education is important make it more affordable so you can have a safe and successful country. If people had known the real danger of that gas leak no one would get injured.

  43. My concern is… Why can't the PM, the TM and the HM come to the understanding that they were elected to serve the people? And in doing so place a indefinate ban on all Cruse ships from entering our ports until a lid is place on this virus… The average citizen that would be gravely affected by this virus does not pocket anything from tourism… The few craft market people must choose between business decline or health/life.

  44. All Vehicles owner that wants to get red plate register taxis should have GPS on their cars and proper identification for their drivers, this is a safety measure for both passengers and drivers.

  45. The PNP government were there for some 25years or more and didn't fix it this crime problem they asking the Jamaican people to put them back in to do a job they couldn't do..get real

  46. Sounds like she had symptoms of coronovirus i pray that they find her this don't sound right . I hope am wrong but it sound like the symptoms๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  47. Peter Phillips is not about people life ,its about politics dats all uno fight fa in Jamaica to trick poor people an win to control the country to rob an thief black people labour, uno dam wicked and corrupt politicians all a uno .

  48. It would be down to the policies that the education authorities have in place regarding notification between schools and parents, children under certain age should be accompanied by an adult to and from school, but Jamaica system slack, di government nuh reddi yet.

  49. The teacher should have called the child's parent to collect her. Based on her symptoms it may that she was coming down with meningitis which needs early intervention.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *