Election results ‘a shocker’ to many Jamaicans in US

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NEW YORK, United States — Jamaicans across the United States have reacted with shock over the results of last Thursday’s general election in which the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) battered the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP).

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Savanna-la-Mar hospital hosts activities for World Physiotherapy Week

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THE Physiotherapy Department at Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital in Westmoreland will be hosting a series of activities to mark World Physiotherapy Week, starting today and running until September 13.The week is being observed under the theme: ‘Physiotherapists’ role in helping people recover after COVID-19′. World Physiotherapy Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 9.

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UNDP says increase in women candidates a positive for Jamaica

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THE increased number of women candidates who contested last Thursday’s general election is a positive development for the country’s democracy, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) resident representative for Jamaica Denise E Antonio has said.In fact, she believes that harnessing and cultivating the talent and expertise of both men and women in an equitable manner will only enrich the island’s development prospects.

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Doctors in limbo

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APPROXIMATELY 50 doctors who studied overseas and have returned to the island to practise have been left in limbo, after learning that the mandatory orientation process set aside for them has been delayed “until further notice”.

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PSOJ wants urgent action on crime, COVID-19

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THE Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has urged the new Administration to move expeditiously to address the pressing issues facing the country — the COVID-19 pandemic and crime.

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The court will decide

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DARLISTON, Westmoreland — Attorneys representing the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate Daniel Lawrence in the September 3 General Election have signalled their intention to request a magisterial recount for the seat which was declared in favour of People’s National Party (PNP) incumbent Luther Buchanan, yesterday.

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‘PNP properly beaten and battered’

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PEOPLE’S National Party (PNP) maverick Paul Burke yesterday launched a blistering criticism of his party, saying the president and national officers “must take full responsibility for their indecisive, if not cowardly non-action”.

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US colleges combating coronavirus turn to sewage

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Days after he crossed the country to start college, Ryan Schmutz received a text message from Utah State University: COVID-19 had been detected at his dorm. Within 10 minutes, he dropped the crepes he was making and was whisked away by bus to a testing site.“We didn’t even know they were testing,” said Schmutz, who is 18 and from Omaha, Nebraska. “It all really happened fast.”

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Cuba denounces media blockade on success in fighting COVID-19

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HAVANA, Cuba (CMC) — The Government of Cuba has denounced what is has called a “media blockade”, at the international level on the country’s success in confronting the COVID-19 pandemic.

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West Indian Day festivities go virtual, but police remain

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NEW YORK, United States (AP) — The sights and sounds of one of the world’s largest celebrations of Caribbean culture will be virtual today (Labour Day) as New York City’s West Indian American Day Parade joins the ranks of the other major events turned upside-down by the coronavirus.

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