Trump accidentally acknowledges Biden victory

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WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump has yet to admit defeat in the US election. But with a word here, a slip there, he is raising the prospect ever more plainly.In a tweet yesterday morning, Trump appeared accidentally to acknowledge Joe Biden’s victory before quickly reversing course to claim he won, and again push unsubstantiated claims of mass electoral fraud.

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Senators unanimous on second chance for young electricians

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Government Senator Ransford Braham wants the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology (MSET) to ensure a “second chance” for young people to become electricians without Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) certification, under the Electricity (Electrical Work, Registration and Licensing) Regulations.

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No need to quarantine international travellers, says PAHO

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The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) has recommended that international travellers should not be quarantined nor be subjected to sampling and isolation in destination countries, given the need to restore consumer confidence to reactivate economies shattered by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Ja honorary consul chairs Edinburgh Slavery and Colonialism Legacy Group

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The City of Edinburgh Council has appointed Jamaica’s Honorary Consul to Scotland Sir Godfrey “Geoff” Henry Oliver Palmer OBE (Order of the British Empire) as independent chair to lead the Edinburgh Slavery and Colonialism Legacy Review Group.

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Med student makes it out of the school of hard knocks

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Balancing a high school and university journey with a once vibrant mother downed by cancer and then Parkinson’s disease easily makes Kimberley Scott the best pick for class valedictorian for the school of hard knocks, if there was one, but she will instead graduate The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, with a bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery (MBBS) degree this month-end.

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Digitisation of over 25,000 businesses, organisations coming, says Shaw

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Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Audley Shaw says the Government is embarking on an initiative to facilitate the digitisation of over 25,000 business operations within the next three years.

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A loss too hard to bear

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Curtis Saunders (right), husband of late police Sergeant Maydean Simone Blackwood, witnesses the casket bearing the remains of his wife who died last month in a vehicular crash on Mandela Highway. Interment took place yesterday at the family plot in Inverness, St Ann, following a thanksgving service last Wednesday at the Roman’s Funeral Chapel in St Andrew.(Photo: Garfield Robinson)

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TitchfieId High honours beloved former principal

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The main driveway at Titchfield High School in Port Antonio, Portland, has been officially named the Lloyd O Chin Drive, in honour of one of the key personalities behind the success of the 234-year-old institution, the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) reported yesterday.Members of the school’s board and management led community and other stakeholders attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony last week, saluting the man who served from 1976 to 1992.

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Not true, Dr Ford!

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A claim by popular Kingston physician Dr Jephthah Ford that no attempt had been made by medical personnel to resuscitate a soldier before he died of a gunshot wound in September was yesterday rubbished by May Pen Hospital Senior Medical Officer Dr Bradley Edwards.

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Heroics of two men saved six-year-old girl from fire in Falmouth

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FALMOUTH, Trelawny —Two friends risked their lives as they braved the scorching heat to rescue a six-year-old girl from an inferno that razed a three-bedroom board house along Duke Street in the historic town of Falmouth, early Saturday afternoon.According to Lamar Richardson, he and his pal, Randy James became curious after a thick plume of smoke was noticed billowing from a house along Duke Street in the town.

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