COVID-19 slackness concerns funeral directors

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FUNERAL directors across the island are urging the Government to address concerns surrounding the handling of COVID-19 bodies.Michael Jones of Jones Funeral Home said there is a lack of regulation in the industry and in the absence of appropriate guidelines, some industry players flout with general safety protocols that guide handling of the deceased when an infectious disease is at play.

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Autistic young man comes good in CSEC

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TWO years ago Javed Henry was happy his friends did not treat him with indifference because he is autistic, but today his happiness transcends to his recent success in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.“I feel very excited and glad about the passes. I feel blessed to know I came out successful,” he told the Jamaica Observer.

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Golding says Phillips has crucial role to play

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The skills of Dr Peter Phillips will be sought to play an advisory role in the future development of the People’s National Party (PNP), if presidential aspirant Mark Golding has any say in the matter.

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Sunday Brew — October 4, 2020

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Make voting in elections mandatory The numbers are showing after every election, general and municipal, that voter interest has been on the decline.In the September 3 General Election, the voter turnout was 37 per cent – the lowest in Jamaica’s history. Four years earlier it was 48 per cent, and in 2011 it was 52 per cent. That’s clear evidence of dwindling interest.

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She has been changing tyres since age 11

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It was the influence of her mother and stepfather which led Tyreka Smith, now 14, to develop the love for working with tyres — changing and repairing them from early in life.

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Who is this man, Mark Golding?

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He is a serious contender for president of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP), a businessman and lawyer, but what other facts are there to be known about Mark J Golding?Well, the Member of Parliament for St Andrew Southern was reproduced on the Jamaican ‘rock’ from an alliance with strong English and Jamaican fixtures.

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Late KC VP hailed as champion of boys

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LATE Kingston College Vice-Principal Juliet Wilson was celebrated as a champion for boys yesterday at a thanksgiving service for her life at the cemetery of Carlisle Memorial United Church in Pondside, Hanover.The 53-year-old died last month in hospital from COVID-19 complications.

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Golding: Don’t dwell on Lisa’s JLP past

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MARK Golding does not support the view by some, that Lisa Hanna’s past history of association with the rival Jamaica Labour Party should prevent her from competing for the top post in the People’s National Party.

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Tufton praises Sutherland for COVID-19 compliance

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The infection prevention and control measures implemented by business processing outsourcing (BPO) company, Sutherland were given full marks during a recent tour of its facility at Kingsland by Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton and local health officials.

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Meadowbrook past students bring good cheer to needy boy

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LECHI Johnson is giving thanks for the donation of text books and school supplies her grandson received yesterday from the Meadowbrook High School Past Students’ Association (MHSPSA) to help him get a smooth start when schools reopen virtually tomorrow.

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