Poor air quality forces early closure at MoBay tax office

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Air quality issues yesterday resulted in an early closure of Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) offices here.

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Police believe MoBay killers same as those who robbed Trelawny supermarket last month

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Detectives suspect that the heavily armed robbers responsible for Monday’s double murder and robbery of a popular Chinese businessman and a security guard in Montego Bay are the same men who carried off an $800,000 heist at a supermarket in Duncans, Trelawny , last month.

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Bartlett to meet cruise lines Friday amid coronavirus concerns

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Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is scheduled to meet with cruise line representatives on Friday to discuss forward bookings in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) threat which has forced the health ministry to issue interim guidelines for cruise ships visiting Jamaica.

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A $1.2-million gift to KC

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FOR the fourth-straight year a Canadian bishop who has no connection to Kingston College (KC) has given money to that all-boys’ high school.Administrative bishop for Eastern Canada, and pastor of Praise Cathedral Worship Centre in Mississauga, the largest black church in Canada, Lennox Walker, handed over a personal cheque valued at $1.2 million to Kingston College officials yesterday, at the famous school’s North Street main campus in Kingston.

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Virus check worry

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As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, forcing international travel restrictions, there are concerns that screening of incoming passengers from private/charter flights at Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston needs more dedicated attention.

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JLP provides more indication of early general election

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness and the leadership of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have provided more hints that the next general election is imminent.Jamaicans are constitutionally slated to go to the polls to elect a new Government next year, but more and more the JLP has provided signs that the general election will be this year.

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Diplomats urge calm as Guyana awaits results of elections

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Western diplomats yesterday urged calm as the Guyana population awaits the outcome of Monday’s regional and General Elections.The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is projecting that full preliminary results could be available by today as it blamed a number of factors, including inclement weather in one of the regions, for a further delay in announcing the complete preliminary results..

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This Day In History — March 4

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Today is the 64th day of 2020. There are 302 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1965: Syria orders nationalisation of nine oil companies, including affiliates of two US concerns. OTHER EVENTS1632: Sweden’s King Gustavus II resumes his Palatinate campaign in Germany.

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Coronavirus: What you need to know

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In January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease in Hubei province, China to be a public health emergency of international concern. WHO stated there is a high risk of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreading to other countries around the world.

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Passing of Sir Royston Hopkin, a most unbelievable loss to hotel and tourism sector — ‘Butch’ Stewart

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Gordon “Butch” Stewart, the Caribbean’s leading hotelier, has described the passing of Grenadian tourism icon Sir Royston Hopkin as a “deep, unbelievable and shocking loss” to the regional tourism sector.

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