Grange: Bob Andy’s passing a great loss

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Nobody could write songs like him,” said the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, as she reflected on the life of the Jamaican Reggae icon, Bob Andy. Andy, who was born Keith Anderson, passed away this morning…

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Prison authorities probe Kartel’s alleged IG Live appearance

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The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) says its has found contraband in the cells of some prisoners following a search this morning.The search was conducted following reports that an inmate was involved in a live stream on a popular social…

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Reggae singer Bob Andy has died

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Veteran reggae singer, and prolific songwriter, Keith ‘Bob Andy’ Anderson, has died. Glory Music principal, Tommy Cowan, confirmed to THE STAR, that Anderson, who had been ailing for some time, passed away at 8:30 this morning, while at…

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Italy hopes virus is easing but fears new onslaught in south

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Doctors and nurses in Italy’s overwhelmed northern hospitals have welcomed a slight stabilizing in the number of coronavirus infections but fear the virus is still silently spreading in the south two weeks into the West’s most extreme…

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Government has material to conduct 3,000 COVID-19 tests

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The Government has received material from the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), to carry out  3,000 coronavirus . This was revealed by Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor McKenzie, during a digital press conference held…

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UK’s Johnson tests positive for virus, deaths soar in Spain

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LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday he has tested positive for the coronavirus, while the number of infections in the United States surged to the most in the world and Spain announced a record number of virus deaths…

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‘Inseparable’ brothers die in bike crash - Men were seeking transport as taxis became scare due to coronavirus fear

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Sedley Williams of Wheelersfield in St Thomas is in immense pain following the tragic death of his children on Tuesday night. His sons, 30-year-old Adrian, and 29-year-old Alando, died in a crash along the Golden Grove to Hordley Crossing main…

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LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA - Virus forces couples to push back weddings

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After 10 months of planning for the perfect day to tie the knot, Gabrielle Leslie and her groom-to-be, John Osborne, have been forced to postpone their wedding. The pair, who got engaged in November 2018, lives in the US and had planned a…

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‘Me cannot afford it’ - Inner-city residents say they are unable to stock up on food, essentials

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‘Stay at home’ has become a familiar rhetoric used by the Jamaican Government, in an attempt to stem the spread of COVID-19. People have also been advised to stock up on necessities like food and medication, but the average person - the low-…

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Farm workers anxious to see the back of COVID-19

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The United States (US) Embassy in Kingston says it continues to process visas for temporary farm workers. This is despite the spread of COVID-19, which has, among other things, forced the embassy to suspend its public visa services. “Jamaican…

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