Fury after motorcyclist killed in Manchester crash

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Tempers flared yesterday as residents of Battersea in Mandeville expressed anger after one of their own, a motorcyclist, was killed in a crash on the Winston Jones Highway.Despite efforts by the police to quell tensions, residents reportedly hurled stones and bottles at the scene in mid-afternoon.Relatives of the deceased man identified him as Tajay Millard.

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Sandals again wins big at 2020 World Travel Awards

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Sandals Resorts International (SRI) was Friday recognised as the World’s Leading All-Inclusive Company for the 25th consecutive year at the 27th annual World Travel Awards Grand Final. The prestigious award was one of four accolades secured by the Jamaican-owned resort brand, solidifying its position as an industry trailblazer in the all-inclusive space.

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‘Homeschooling should not be linked with testing,’ argues ECLAC official

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Charging that the Caribbean seems to be obsessed with using tests to determine educational progress, an official of the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) says that approach does not gel with homeschooling, which most territories have now embraced because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Sometimes even heroes need a helping hand

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When Miguel Murray goes to work his children worry.A porter at University Hospital of the West Indies, he’s proud of his supporting role ensuring that patients can be treated. But that work comes with the added risk of potential exposure to COVID-19 facing Jamaica’s health care workers.

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‘Mark my words’

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Mark Golding yesterday sought to stamp his authority as president on the People’s National Party (PNP), telling its National Executive Council (NEC) that the Opposition party would offer no haven to corrupt individuals and warned anyone who would want to challenge him for leadership that the only place to do so is at the movement’s annual conference.

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Unity plan first order of business, says Paulwell

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Newly elected chairman of the People’s National Party (PNP) Phillip Paulwell says his first day in office in his new post will be spent “charting out a plan to unite all the Comrades into one again”.

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Christmas trees from the breadbasket parish

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SOUTHFIELD, St Elizabeth — All his life, Edward Richards has been fascinated by trees.That’s one reason he joined the State-run Forestry Department in 1977 as a 23-year-old, staying put for 43 years until March this year when he retired.

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Scientists urge public to report sightings of hammerhead flatworms in Jamaica

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Young scientists at The University of the West Indies’s Department of Life Sciences are appealing to the public to report sightings of hammerhead flatworms as they continue research on the invasive species and other worms across Jamaica.

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Transport Authority gift

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Keisha Waller (left), principal, Melrose Primary School, and Vice-Principal Elizabeth Miller (centre) admire a dresser, which was among a number of items of furniture donated to the school by the Transport Authority of Jamaica. Petra-Kene Williams (right), the authority’s corporate communications manager, made the presentation on Thursday. The furniture will be used in the school’s sick bay and COVID-19 isolation area.(Photo: Garfield Robinson)

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Completed Wisconsin recount confirms Biden’s win over Trump

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MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) — Wisconsin finished its recount of votes cast in this month’s presidential election yesterday, with only minuscule changes in the results that saw Democrat Joe Biden defeat Republican Donald Trump in the battleground state.

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