Jodian Fearon’s mom wants answers

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APPROXIMATELY two months after the completion of the autopsy for Jodian Fearon, the first-time mother who died after being denied access to health care at several hospitals in April, her family is yet to receive a copy of the report.The revelation was made by Fearon’s mother Portia Haughton, who has expressed disappointment in the country’s health care system and officials’ handling of the matter.

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Phillips chides PM; declares PNP has answers

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OPPOSITION Leader Dr Peter Phillips on Sunday chided Prime Minister Andrew Holness for suggesting that the country’s crime problem has evolved beyond the capacity to contain it.Holness told a meeting with stakeholders on crime last week that investment is needed to rebuild the country’s national security infrastructure, in order to contain crimes involving external forces that are exploiting the infrastructure, which has broken down over the years.

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12 months not enough

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JAMAICANS for Justice (JFJ) wants the joint select committee of Parliament tasked with reviewing the proposed sexual harassment legislation to reform the provision imposing a 12-month limit on complaints brought by victims before the tribunal.

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This Day In History- June 30

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Today is the 182nd day of 2016. There are 184 days left in the year. TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1997: The Union Jack is lowered for the last time over Government House in Hong Kong as Britain prepares to hand the colony back to China at midnight after ruling it for 156 years. OTHER EVENTS

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Visitors from high-risk US states to pretest before arrival

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AS of July 1, some visitors from the United States who plan to enter the island on and after July 10 will have to be pretested for COVID-19 for their applications for landing to be considered.

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Medics urged to ensure proper use of PPE

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CONSULTANT anaesthesiologist at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital, Dr Peter Scarlett, says the correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE) by health professionals during the novel coronavirus pandemic is imperative to safeguarding their well-being.

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NEPA to suspend cemetery expansion permit

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THE National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) yesterday served notice of its intention to suspend a permit for the establishment of a cemetery at Bendon Pen, St Catherine, granted to the company that manages Dovecot Memorial Park.The environmental regulator, in a letter addressed to Kumanda Park Limited, said the suspension will remain in force until there is a cessation of all breaches being conducted under the terms of the permit.

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NOT TRUE

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THE Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says it has spent in excess of $300 million on the well-being of its members since it established a welfare branch two years ago.

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Avian signal

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A Chicken Hawk perches on a danger sign at National Chest Hospital on Thursday, June 18, 2020. Was the bird using the sign to warn its prey or predators? (Photo: Joseph Wellington)

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Vaz calls Phillips ‘chief hypocrite’

Observer on June 30th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

CABINET Minister Daryl Vaz yesterday labelled Dr Peter Phillips “chief hypocrite” in response to the Opposition leader’s call for sanctions against him arising from his (Vaz’s) failed attempt to lease land at Holywell in the Blue and John Crow Mountains national park.

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