The Edge 105 FM off to ‘phenomenal start’

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Jamaica’s newest radio station, The Edge 105, got off to an excellent start yesterday morning, living up to its promise to provide listeners with programming that will help them live more useful lives, plus wholesome, first-rate music from across the world influenced by Jamaican culture.

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‘Afraid and traumatised’

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THE Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) has issued a 30-day ultimatum demanding that the Government respond to its call to address security and disciplinary issues affecting the nation’s schools.

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‘When a man kills his wife it says abuse has been happening all along’

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — Though most of the tributes were done in English, the language of her adopted homeland, it was “No llores si me amas…” (Don’t cry if you love me),, read passionately in her native tongue, that seemed to move most of the many people who gathered here last Thursday to remember slain Cuban-born nurse, Arianna Taylor-Israel.

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Last-ditch attempt to get charges against alleged gangsters dismissed

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FOUR of six attorneys representing alleged members of the Westmoreland-based King Valley gang, in a last-ditch effort yesterday, prevailed on Chief Justice Bryan Sykes to dismiss the charges against their clients, arguing that the Crown had produced no evidence to convict the men or establish that any such gang existed.

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DEPORTATION UNCERTAINTY

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Up to late yesterday there was uncertainty surrounding plans by the British Government to deport 50 Jamaicans today.Several media reports in the United Kingdom (UK) yesterday said the British Government had received a blow to its plans to deport the Jamaicans after one of two legal actions to try to halt the scheduled flight succeeded.

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Jamaican with ‘elevated temperature’ in isolation

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A Jamaican who has been quarantined at a government facility since returning to the island from China was yesterday put in isolation, the first such development in Jamaica since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.Speaking at a press briefing yesterday, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said the individual was put in isolation yesterday morning after their temperature became elevated.

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More businesses reopen in China, but many people stay home

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BEIJING, China (AP) — More offices and stores in Beijing and other parts of China finally reopened yesterday after the Lunar New Year break was extended to discourage travel and contain the new coronavirus, but many workers and shoppers appeared to stay home.

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Former PNP candidate to shore up support in Clarendon SE

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DERRICK Lambert, the former People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for Clarendon South Eastern, seems set to contest the March 2 parliamentary by-election as an independent candidate.In fact, Lambert, along with members of the PNP angered by the party’s decision not to contest the by-election, are set to meet with constituents today to shore up support ahead of tomorrow’s nomination day exercise.

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This Day In History — February 11

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Today is the 42nd day of 2020. There are 324 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT2013: Pope Benedict XVI does what no pope has done in more than half a millennium, announcing his resignation and sending the already troubled Roman Catholic Church scrambling to replace the leader of its one billion followers. OTHER EVENTS1254: The British Parliament first convenes.

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Today is Safer Internet Day

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Jamaica’s two telecoms giants, Flow and Digicel, are today staging a range of activities to help students better use the world wide web as the island joins the globe in observing Safer Internet Day.Flow promoting digital responsibility

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