US tells citizens to avoid cruises

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THE United States Government has advised its citizens to avoid cruises as the novel coronavirus continues to spread.“US citizens, particularly travellers with underlying health conditions, should not travel by cruise ship,” the State Department said in a statement posted to its website, yesterday.

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Keeping Jamaica clean with pride

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While most people would shun clearing waste from households, businesses and schools, Kedisha Pennant and Carol Francis do it with pride. In fact, both women regard their jobs as important to the well-being of their fellow Jamaicans and the preservation of the country’s environment.

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The UWI partners for research and social impact

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THE leadership of The University of the West Indies (UWI) says the 71-year-old institution is pushing to become more responsive, by making its research increasingly available to the public and private sectors.

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More tributes to photographer Bryan Cummings

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TRIBUTES continue to come in for veteran photojournalist Bryan Cummings, who died on Friday after a battle with cancer.Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips said that Cummings, who was the Jamaica Observer’s photo editor, had made it his life’s work to capture the most magical moments of the glorious athletic history of Jamaica for more than a decade.

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Rev Carmen Stewart passes

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REV Carmen Stewart, former custos of St Andrew, has died.Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips said yesterday he was saddened by news of the death of Rev Stewart.“Rev Stewart was a conscientious visionary and a trailblazing leader. She was a woman of many firsts, breaking glass ceilings and standing for unpopular, but essential causes crucial to nation-building and the empowerment of the people.

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#EachforEqual

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In celebration of International Women’s Day, yesterday, National Commercial Bank, in association with the Jamaica Observer, invited more than a dozen women to read excerpts from some of their favourite books over brunch at an event dubbed ‘Booked for Brunch’. Here, attendees at the event, held at the AC Hotel by Marriott Kingston, make the equality gesture in support of all women.(Photo: Garfield Robinson)

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NO PARKING!

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HUNDREDS of taxi operators who are forced to use gas stations, parking lots of malls, and other properties should not expect any special parking facilities to be built for them anytime soon.

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Murders the same as last year in Manchester

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The police are reporting eight murders in this south-central parish since the start of 2020, up to last Thursday. This is the same number as for the similar period last year.Deputy Superintendent Elsa Smith of the Manchester Police Division told business leaders at the monthly meeting of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce that four of this year’s eight homicides have been deemed domestic-related.

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Labour of Love

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Social activist and business operator Wendy Freckleton vividly remembers how she first got caught up in a drive to establish a shelter for the homeless in this south-central town. The way she tells it, directors of the charitable Candle in the Dark drop-in-centre, which provided food and other essential services for homeless people, visited her in September 2018.

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One more step for Knox nursing and health care students

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — More than 200 student nurses and others being trained in health care at the Cobbla Campus of the Knox Community College in northern Manchester celebrated another step towards professional status recently.Ranging in categories including allied health care, assistant nursing, and the elite four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing programme, the students were stripped, capped, and awarded in a joyful atmosphere.

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