Why no lockdown of Tivoli Gardens after 5 COVID-19 cases

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THE Ministry of Health and Wellness says the decision to place the west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens under surveillance instead of a lockdown, as it had done in other communities where novel coronavirus infections were detected, was based on a risk assessment.

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Bar Association, Chamber differ on who should handle sexual harassment cases

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The Jamaican Bar Association (JBA) does not support the proposal to create an independent disputes tribunal to deal with sexual harassment cases.

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J’can cops in US drug bust linked to men nabbed in MoBay

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Individuals among the seven men suspected to be major figures in the illegal drug trade who were arrested during a Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC)-led operation in Montego Bay, St James, on Wednesday have been linked to last week’s arrest of three Jamaican police officers in the USA, on drug-related charges.

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Thanksgiving service for Michael Gordon tomorrow

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A thanksgiving service for the life of retired Jamaica Observer Senior Photo Editor Michael Gordon will be held tomorrow at Boulevard Baptist Church in St Andrew.

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OUR defends anti-theft campaign

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THE Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has defended its anti-theft advertising campaign, as it responded to social media criticisms yesterday of an online post.

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The Chuck reverse

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JUSTICE Minister Delroy Chuck has back-pedalled on his position on the one-year limitation for lodging sexual harassment complaints in the workplace and other specified spaces, as proposed in the anti-sexual harassment law that is now being reviewed by a parliamentary committee.The 12-month period for reporting sexual harassment is a legacy from the original 2015 Bill piloted by then Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller.

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All cattle must have ear tags, passports by January 2021

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ALL cattle must have ear tags and corresponding passports, effective January 1, 2021.This move by the Government is to tighten enforcement measures under the National Animal Identification and Traceability System (NAITS), according to Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries J C Hutchinson.

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Jamaicans in hiding say specialised cells for ‘high-value’ criminals not enough

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RESIDENTS of Red Hills Road, St Andrew, who fled their communities because of threats issued by thugs acting on the orders of an incarcerated man, say the pronouncement by National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang that such prisoners will be moved to cells where they will be cut off from all communication has not made them feel safer.

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Mourners reminded to adhere to COVID-19 protocols

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MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has again appealed for mourners to adhere to the safety protocols that have been put in place for funerals in light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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PSOJ wants speedy action on Petrojam reports

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THE Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) says it expects a speedy review of the “long-anticipated” reports on the Petrojam investigations by the various parliamentary oversight committees.

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