Smoking boy’s mom ‘very remorseful’

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THE mother of the three-year-old boy, who last week sparked public outcry after he was seen in a widely circulated video smoking and drinking at the urging of adults, according to her attorney, is “very remorseful”.Attorney Maisha Wilson Campbell yesterday argued successfully for her client’s release on bail before the St Catherine Parish Court.

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Sagicor offers 50 university scholarships

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SAGICOR Group Jamaica has awarded 50 renewable tertiary scholarships to young Jamaicans through its charitable arm, Sagicor Foundation, as it continues its 50th anniversary corporate social responsibility initiatives.The number of scholarships represents a 100 per cent increase over the average scholarships awarded each year to students at the tertiary level.

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10 CSEC grade ones later, 16-year-old relieved

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DESPITE the anxiety that overcame her in March when her school closed its doors and moved lessons online due to the threat of COVID-19, Brianna Elliot was determined to ace her Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams. Whenever she felt overwhelmed, she would envision 10 grade ones listed under her name, and that would be enough motivation to continue studying.

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Jamaica assumes presidency of OAS Permanent Council

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WASHINGTON DC, United States — Jamaica’s permanent representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) Ambassador Audrey Marks has assumed chairmanship of the organisation for the next three months.

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‘What happened?’

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LUCEA, Hanover — Twenty-five-year-old Sakile Stewart, who was due to give birth early this month, died on Monday at Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Hanover — four days after being hospitalised for high blood pressure.The medical staff was also unable to save her unborn child.Distraught family members, who are adamant that the expectant mother died as a result of negligence, are now demanding answers.

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COVID cheats

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THERE are growing concerns in Government circles that State employees based at the island’s two major international airports are accepting bribes to help individuals arriving in the island to avoid the measures designed to track their movement while in quarantine.

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High demand for flu shots; countries want to avoid ‘twindemic’

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NEW YORK, United States (AP) — October is prime time for flu vaccinations, and the United States and Europe are gearing up for what experts hope is high demand as countries seek to avoid a “twindemic” with COVID-19. “Take flu out of the equation this fall,” said Dr Daniel Jernigan of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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This Day in History — October 2

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Today is the 276th day of 2020. There are 90days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT2009: In a vote of high drama, the bustling Brazilian carnival city of Rio de Janeiro gets the 2016 Olympics, a first for South America. OTHER EVENTS1187: Besieged Crusader forces in Jerusalem capitulate to Muslim commander Saladin. The Christians retake the holy city in 1229.

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House pays tribute to Dr DK Duncan

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MEMBERS of the House of Representatives paid tribute to late former Member of Parliament and Cabinet minister, Dr Donald Keith (DK) Duncan, during the sitting held on Tuesday at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston.Dr Duncan died on September 17 in hospital. He was 80 years old.

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Negril fisherfolk urged to become better stewards of aquatic ecosystem

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SENIOR manager for projects at the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Gregory Thomas, has called on fisherfolk in Negril, Westmoreland, to become better stewards of the aquatic ecosystem in order to maintain a healthy marine environment.

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