COVID-19 ‘like a hurricane coming’ - Price increases forecast from factory closures, shipping slowdown

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Jamaicans are being advised to brace for a spike in prices because of the shutdown of factories in China last month amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, that has claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people globally. Business…

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To serve with dad - Charles Jr says sitting with his father in Gordon House will be ‘most memorable’ experience of political career

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Having defeated his opponent in yesterday’s by-election for the vacant Clarendon South East constituency, Pearnel Charles Jr says the time he will serve with his father, Speaker of the House of Representatives Pearnel Charles Sr, in Gordon House,…

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CRUISE CLASH - Late-night talks appear to falter as Carnival threatens to pull vessels over coronavirus protocols

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Jamaica is at risk of losing at least three ship calls this week as a “stand-off” over protocols between the Ministry of Health and Wellness and Carnival Cruise Limited deepened last night, with the cruise line threatening to bypass the country if…

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Reid, Pinnock lose again - Court rejects application for leave for judicial review a second time

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President of the Caribbean Maritime Institute, Professor Fritz Pinnock, and former Education Minister Ruel Reid were dealt a heavy blow yesterday when a Full Court panel unanimously rejected their renewed application for judicial review as they…

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Chinese businessman, guard slain in brazen MoBay robbery

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WESTERN BUREAU: The St James police yesterday took two men into custody following a brazen mid-morning incident in which a popular Chinese businessman and his personal security guard were shot and killed outside a bank across from the Church Street…

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Calabar roars in robotics

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The lions of Calabar High School hunted glory and took home the FIRST Tech Challenge Jamaica National Robotics Championship top award last Saturday, two steps up from their placement last year. The eight-member team competed against 30 schools in…

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Stocks Round Up | 76 stocks traded

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index continued its downward trend on Tuesday with an advance/decline ratio of 22/46. The index sank by 12, 629.18 points or 2.68 per cent to close at 458,904.97. The JSE Main Market Index lost 13,201.50…

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Funds available to fill Integrity Commission vacancies – Finance Ministry

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The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service says it has money in the 2020/2021 Estimates of Expenditure to pay salaries for 24 positions to be filled at the Integrity Commission this year. Quizzed by Opposition Member of Parliament Julian…

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Transport Authority warns operators against overcharging passengers

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The Transport Authority is warning public passenger vehicle operators that they should immediately desist from overcharging commuters in the Corporate Area. The authority says it has again received complaints that unscrupulous persons are insisting…

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Three-year-old boy celebrates hearing clearly for the first time

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Excitement erupted inside the Chinese Benevolent Centre in St Andrew this morning when three-year-old Clayon Elvin, through the help of the Starkey Hearing Foundation, discovered sound for the first time.

 

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