Woman isolated at Annotto Bay Hospital days after China trip

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A Jamaican woman who returned from China in the past week has been admitted to the Annotto Bay Hospital in St Mary. Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says as a precaution, the woman has been isolated. It’s part of Jamaica’s response…

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11-y-o boy found dead - Grief sweeps Temple Hall

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Mystery surrounds the death of 11-year-old Mark Leslie, whose body was found yesterday along a stream in Temple Hall, St Andrew. Investigating officers reported that while no bruises were found on the child’s body to suggest trauma, his body…

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Usain’s mom hoping for Baby Bolt to be boy

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WESTERN BUREAU: While track and field legend Usain Bolt is somewhat reluctant to speak about his impending role as a dad, his mother, Jennifer Bolt, is ecstatic and is hoping that her grandchild will inherit the athletic genes of her iconic son….

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Tourism virus scare - China travel ban imposed as Jamaica ‘particularly vulnerable’ to outbreak

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WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica has imposed a ban on travel to and from China with immediate effect and there are jitters that the local tourist industry could be hurt by the snowballing coronavirus outbreak if it reaches these shores. The United States…

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Ambitious court road map - Chief justice rolls out plan to make judiciary number one in the Caribbean

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Jamaica’s judiciary has crafted a bold and ambitious road map to achieve its vision of being the best in the Caribbean by 2023 and one of the best in the world in six years’ time. Chief Justice Bryan Sykes indicated that it was the first time in…

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Gov’t grapples with count of Jamaicans in China

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WESTERN BUREAU: Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith says the Jamaican Government is still not 100 per cent sure of how many of its citizens reside in China, but had organised a new online registration regime that has…

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Jamaican in China hunkers down as virus travel fears soar

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WESTERN BUREAU: Currently on day 10 of a lockdown in her apartment, a Jamaican teacher in China says she has made an informed decision to stay put, although there have been several calls for her to return home amid a coronavirus outbreak in the…

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Freestyle footballer kicks off Invasion - RJRGLEANER Cross Country tour lights up Parade

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Twenty-one-year-old Horace Herbies kicked excitement into the St William Grant Park in downtown yesterday as he juggled, flipped and did stunts with his football at the launch of the 16th staging of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group’s Cross…

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3-y-o girl killed in MoBay fire

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A threee-year-old girl was killed and her brother hospitalised with serious injuries after a devastating fire destroyed their home at Railway Gardens in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday afternoon. The dead child has been identified as Ashaine…

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Workman electrocuted in New Kingston

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A 21-year-old workman operating from scaffolding at 52-60 Dumfries Road in New Kingston was electrocuted and rushed to hospital early yesterday afternoon. The freak accident occurred about 12:40. The man’s identity was not disclosed by the police…

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