Palmetto Meadows residents complain

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RESIDENTS of the Palmetto Meadows housing scheme located in the Sandy Bay area of Clarendon have questioned why they are facing even tighter restrictions than other communities slapped with a 14-day quarantine because of a coronavirus outbreak.

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PNP gears up for election; presents candidates today

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THE Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) will today present all 63 candidates who will be contesting the upcoming general election, at a rally set for The University of the West Indies.The PNP said it had, since last year, been having a series of individual candidate presentations across the constituencies, but will today present the full slate.

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Court approves seizure of El Faisal’s cash

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THE Financial Investigations Division (FID) yesterday said it has forfeited $524,000 and £1,850 from accused terrorist Sheik Abdullah El Faisal who last week lost his appeal against an extradition request from the United States Government.The order for the forfeiture was made in the St Catherine Parish Court by Justice Alicia McIntosh.

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COVID COMPLIANCE

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Residents of several communities in Sandy Bay, Clarendon, yesterday surged forward to be tested by health workers following the imposition of a 14-day quarantine announced on Thursday in the wake of an outbreak of COVID-19 cases there.

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Red Rose’s toast to romance

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THERE is no shortage of songs expressing a man’s admiration for a woman. The latest is Sweetest Romance by Anthony Red Rose. It features dancehall elite Beenie Man.

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Portland protesters cause mayhem again

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PORTLAND, United States (AP) — About 200 people, some wielding homemade shields, clashed with police early yesterday for the third-consecutive night as two other Black Lives Matter rallies proceeded peacefully elsewhere in the city, authorities said.

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Plane skids off runway in India; 16 killed, dozens hurt

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NEW DELHI, India (AP) — A special flight carrying evacuees to India who had been stranded abroad because of the novel coronavirus skidded off a runway and split in two while landing yesterday in heavy rain in the southern state of Kerala, killing at least 16 passengers and injuring 123 more, police said.

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Tufton defends Jamaica’s COVID-19 protocols

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HEALTH Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is defending the effectiveness of the measures implemented by the Jamaican Government to contain COVID-19, pointing out that a major source of the infection level which the country is now seeing is from people returning from North America.

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Young man cries as mom finally gets a house of her own

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RHIANE Powell was overcome with emotion when his dream was realised — a home for himself and his mother.Keys for the house, constructed at Pisces Close in Watson Grove, Portmore, St Catherine, were handed over by Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie and Mayor of the Portmore Leon Thomas to Powell and his mother, Ann-Marie Douglas, recently.

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USF opens two new community access points in St Mary

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HUNDREDS of residents in Oracabessa and Three Hills in Tower Isle, western St Mary, are now benefiting from Internet and other related services, which are being provided at two community access points (CAP) that have been established in those areas.

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