Partner of Cabinet minister resigns amid concern over Holland sweetheart deal

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Lola Marshall Williams, the partner of Cabinet Minister, JC Hutchinson, has resigned from the company that manages the Holland Estate in St Elizabeth amid conflict of interest concern. In a statement today, Hutchinson, a minister without portfolio…

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Bustamante hospital gets high dependency unit

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The European Union (EU) today handed over the final of four maternal neonatal high dependency units to the Bustamante Hospital for Children, adding 10 specialised bed spaces to improve the institution’s capacity to treat sick…

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Outdoor events, amusement parks and sports bars to resume starting July 21

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Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has announced that small outdoor events, amusement parks, water attractions and sports bars will be allowed to resume operations temporarily starting Tuesday, July 21. The arrangement will end on July…

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K.D. Knight: Holness could form a stronger Opposition if he calls election now

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Veteran People’s National Party (PNP) politician K.D. Knight says if Prime Minister Andrew Holness calls the general election now, he could have a stronger Opposition than if he waits longer.   “He will have a small number…

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Men accused of shooting at cops in St Catherine freed

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Two men who were accused of shooting at the police have been freed by the Gun Court. The allegations were that on February 1, 2017, Roje Daley of Portmore, St Catherine and Odane Brown, of Central Village, also in St Catherine, were travelling…

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Day care centres, summer day camps get green light for resumption

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Effective Tuesday, July 21, day care centres and summer day camps will be allowed to operate. In making the announcement in Parliament this afternoon, Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie indicated that resumption will be permitted until July…

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13 charged for breaching COVID curfew at Old Harbour bar

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The St Catherine South Police arrested and charged 13 persons who were in breach of the Disaster Risk Management Act after they were caught beyond the curfew time at a bar along North Street, Old Harbour in the parish on Monday. The police report…

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Jamaica Baptist Union against moving NIS pension payments to banks

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The Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) has come out against the decision of the Government to solely disburse National Insurance Scheme (NIS) pension benefits through commercial banks.

 

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Dengue prevention efforts stifled by coronavirus pandemic

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — To slow the spread of the coronavirus, governments issued lockdowns to keep people at home. They curtailed activities that affected services like trash collection. They tried to shield hospitals from a surge of…

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Two killed, two injured in St Ann crash

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Investigators assigned to the St Ann Traffic Division are probing the circumstances surrounding the fatal crash that claimed the lives of two men on the Ocho Rios main road in on Sunday. The deceased have been identified as 26-year-old Ramario…

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