Education ministry to provide support for parents

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THE Ministry of Education is working on a plan to provide support for parents who, because of issues with literacy, are unable to help their children who are now being taught through online learning.

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PNP chairman chides Mark Golding

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Chairman of the People’s National Party (PNP) Fitz Jackson has expressed disappointment that what he believed was a private conversation between him and the Member of Parliament for St Andrew Southern, Mark Golding, hit the media hours after he received it.

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Experts cite possible correlation between election campaign and COVID-19 jump

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PUBLIC health experts say there could be some correlation between Wednesday record 210 COVID-19 cases within a day, and campaign activities for the September 3 General Election, but noted that the situation had begun to snowball prior to that.

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COVID-19 game changer

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THE health ministry announced yesterday that, as of next month, rapid antigen testing for COVID-19 will be available in the public health system.

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Leaders pay tribute to D K Duncan who dies at age 80

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ONE of Jamaica’s most radical and influential politicians, Dr Donald Keith Duncan, better known as DK, died yesterday at the age of 80, following a short bout with the COVID-19 disease.Prime Minister Andrew Holness, responding to Dr Duncan’s death on Instagram, said it was with deep sadness that he learnt of the passing of the former Cabinet minister and Member of Parliament.

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‘Dissing’ of Portia caused electoral tsunami, says AJ Nicholson

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THE ‘electoral tsunami’ unleashed on the People’s National Party (PNP) in the general election was caused by the “disrespectful treatment” of former president and prime minister, Portia Simpson Miller, A J Nicholson said yesterday.

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Butch Stewart hails DK Duncan as patriot, loyal friend

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APPLIANCE Traders Ltd Group Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart yesterday expressed deep sadness at the death of former Cabinet minister Donald Keith “DK” Duncan and described the veteran politician as a patriot and loyal friend.Duncan, who had tested positive for COVID-19, passed away at hospital yesterday.

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Former Hanover constituents remember DK as a friend

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COMRADES in Hanover Eastern are mourning the death of veteran People’s National Party (PNP) politician and former Cabinet minister Dr D K Duncan, who served as Member of Parliament for the constituency between 2007 and 2016.Duncan, 80, was also the Member of Parliament for St Andrew East Central between 1976 and 1983.

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Rescuers reach people cut off by Gulf Coast hurricane

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FLORIDA, United States (AP) — Rescuers on the Gulf Coast used high-water vehicles yesterday to reach people cut off by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, even as a second round of flooding began taking shape along rivers and creeks swollen by the storm’s heavy rains.

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Sandals boosts safety protocols with full-body sanitising machines

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SANDALS Resorts International, in a further step to enhance its already industry-leading COVID-19 prevention and response protocols, and in particular to safeguard the health and safety of its employees, is moving to install walk-through sanitisation machines at all its resorts.

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