Christmas supply of tubers, meat sufficient, says Green

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AGRICULTURE and Fisheries Minister Floyd Green is assuring the country that the food supply chain for the Christmas period remains stable, though challenges abound with crops of vegetable that were severely impacted by recent heavy rains.Green gave the assurance during yesterday’s virtual post-Cabinet press briefing from Jamaica House in St Andrew.

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Belfield police assist students with Internet access

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COPS at Belfield Police Station in St Mary are responding to the needs of students in their tight-knit, rural community who have been hindered by a lack of Internet access in the area.At the start of the new school term in October, Belfield Primary School students were experiencing challenges to access virtual classrooms, with just about half the school’s population being engaged in online learning.

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Children’s rights being violated amid COVID-19, says UWI professor

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A university professor is calling for an urgent analysis of the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic on the quality of education children are receiving, saying already a number of their rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child have been violated.

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Diego Maradona — a life in 10 key dates

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AFP) — From his birth in 1960 to Argentina’s World Cup triumph in 1986 and his positive drug test at the 1994 finals, here are 10 key dates in the colourful life of Diego Maradona, who died yesterday aged 60:October 30, 1960 Maradona is born in Lanus, to the south of Buenos Aires. The son of Diego Maradona and Delma Franco, he is one of seven children.October 20, 1976

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Slippery slope

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CLOVENA Harris is a mother in need of a house.Two weeks ago, 39-year-old Harris and her three children had to relocate from their two-room board house in the quiet, farming community of Belfield, St Mary, after recent heavy rains eroded the land beneath the fragile structure.Although the family has been staying with relatives who live nearby, all of their belongings remain inside the house, which continues to edge closer towards a precipice.

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IN THE HANDS OF GOD

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AFP) — Diego Maradona, one of the greatest footballers of all time, died yesterday at the age of 60, plunging the sport and his native Argentina into mourning.Renowned along with Pelé as one of the finest players ever to grace the field, the Argentine World Cup-winning captain had undergone brain surgery this month and died of a heart attack, a member of his entourage told AFP.

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Too many dangers in leaving children unattended, parenting commission warns

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PARENTS are being cautioned against leaving underage children at home unattended during online classes, while they go to work or to handle other business.Among the myriad issues that have emerged as parents and children navigate the virtual learning landscape is the question of suitable childcare arrangements for those who are not able to work from home, or others who must “hustle” to provide for their households.

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Murals give new life to Water Lane

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The once grimy Water Lane in downtown Kingston came alive yesterday with the official launch of 10 newly created murals.The murals were funded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund and Sherwin Williams Jamaica while the implementation was managed by Kingston Creative.The Water Lane Mural Project is part of the wider vision of the development of the Downtown Kingston Art District.

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Commissioner calls on entertainers for support

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Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson has urged members of the entertainment community to partner with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in the fight against crime.Anderson met with some of the major players in the entertainment industry at his Old Hope Road, St Andrew office on Monday as part of renewed efforts by the JCF to forge stronger partnerships between law enforcement and key stakeholders, such as entertainers.

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‘BACK TO HAPPY’

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For New Yorkers Edward and Paula Baldrian, their happy place is somewhere in the Caribbean, under the roof of a Sandals Resort and amongst the staff members who they call family.

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