McKenzie urges Brown’s Town market vendors to be more responsible

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MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has urged vendors at the Brown’s Town Market in St Ann to be more responsible while operating within the space.

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PM says BPOs can absorb some tourism jobs

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says there are signs that the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector can provide employment for individuals who have lost their jobs in the tourism industry.The prime minister raised the issue yesterday while touring St Ann North Eastern where hundreds of jobs have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. His tour included a stop at the Ibex BPO plant in Ocho Rios.

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COVID-19 not stopping fireworks at Jamaica 58 celebration

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MINISTER of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange announced last night that there will be fireworks over Kingston today, despite the absence of spectators because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Deputy clerk relishes uproars in Parliament

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A number of Jamaicans are upset when the media reports on “uproars” and “walkouts” in the Jamaican Parliament at Gordon House.But for 25-year veteran deputy clerk to both Houses of Parliament, Valrie Annie Curtis, it is simply indicative of a dynamic Parliament.

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COVID-19 problems for political campaigns

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THE island’s two major political parties could find themselves scrambling to meet the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 protocols when they hit the road to campaign during the lead up to the next general election expected in a matter of weeks.While the protocols do not specifically speak to political meetings, they cover small outdoor events such as concerts, parties, round robins, religious celebrations, and festivals.

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Facebook, citing virus misinformation, deletes Trump post

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CALIFORNIA, United States (AP) — Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump for the first time, saying the post violated its policy against spreading misinformation about the novel coronavirus. The post in question featured a link to a Fox News video in which Trump says children are “virtually immune” to the novel coronavirus.

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Confident PNP ready to roll

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THE Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has declared its readiness to contest and win the next general election, whenever it is called by Prime Minister Andrew Holness.With speculation mounting that Holness will call Jamaicans to the polls in a matter of weeks, PNP General Secretary Julian Robinson yesterday told the Jamaica Observer that the party is ready and confident of victory.

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PNP’s Guy wants continued medical attention for people with NCDs

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OPPOSITION spokesman on health Dr Morais Guy says the concerns raised by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) over data showing that a number of countries have pulled back essential health care services at the primary level as they struggle with rising cases of the novel coronavirus is “a genuine one”.

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Newcomer replaces Sampson as PNP standard-bearer for John’s Hall

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Businessman Devon Wilson has been named as the new People’s National Party (PNP) standard-bearer for the John’s Hall d ivision of the Manchester North Western constituency.This follows Councillor Faith Sampson’s switch of allegiance to the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) last month.

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Guyana president swears in new Cabinet ministers

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — President Dr Irfaan Ali yesterday swore into office the remaining members of his new “results-oriented” Cabinet, promising also that his Administration would be transparent in dealing with the affairs of Guyana.

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