‘WE NAH SWITCH’

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Norris Bryan:I’m voting for Robert Nesta Morgan because he is a son of the soil and me a party supporter. I am a ‘diehearted’ party supporter. Me a 84-year-old and a father of eight children, and all of them a Labourite. All mi wife a Labourite, too.Juliet Mills:

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CIBC FirstCaribbean seeking COVID-19 unsung heroes

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COMMUNITIES across the Caribbean have a unique opportunity to hail those special heroes who, in the darkest moments of the COVID-19 crisis, shone brightest.

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COVID-19 causes cut in number of boarding spaces for students

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A number of students who depended on boarding facilities at various schools last year will this year find themselves competing for space on campus due to the distancing protocols brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Multi-purpose courts at Buckfield Playfield renovated

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The basketball and multi-purpose courts at Buckfield Playfield, located in the heart of Ocho Rios, have been renovated to better serve residents across the parish of St Ann.

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Amid pandemic, future of many Catholic schools in doubt

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NEW YORK, United States (AP) — As the new academic year arrives, school systems across the United States are struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Roman Catholic educators have an extra challenge — trying to forestall a relentless wave of closures of their schools that has no end in sight.

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New water harvesting systems for seven schools

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Ahead of the start of the 2020/2021 academic year, work is far advanced to improve drought management and sanitation systems at seven infant and primary schools in St Ann, Hanover, St James and Westmoreland.

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Invasive cane toads being captured across The Bahamas

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NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas National Trust in partnership with the departments of Agriculture and Environmental Health have captured close to 400 cane toads as the battle against the invasive species continues.

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China sentences Canadian to death over drug charge

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BEIJING, China (AFP) — A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian national to death last Thursday in a ruling that could further inflame tensions between China and Canada.The Guangzhou Intermediate Court said in a statement it had handed Xu Weihong a death sentence for manufacturing drugs, and said all his personal property would be confiscated.

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Blacks in Portland struggle to be heard amid protests

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PORTLAND, United States (AP) — Chaotic and often violent protests against racial injustice have topped the headlines for days, but lost in the shouting are the voices of many black Portland residents themselves — and their feelings about the unrest are nuanced and diverse.

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Europe alarmed

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ROME, Italy (AP) — With confirmed coronavirus cases in the US hitting five million yesterday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe.

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