Cruise virus policy backlash

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WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s hard line on its novel coronavirus travel protocol has been criticised by a leading adventure tourism stakeholder as ill-conceived and overblown. Mike Drakulich, managing director of adventure park Mystic Mountain in…

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Holness a fool if he doesn’t call election now – Chang

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness would be a “fool” if he does not call the next general election now given the rock-bottom rating of the Opposition and its leader in the most recent RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson poll. The poll found that 57…

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Tourism fallout - Sector forecast to shed J$76 billion as ­coronavirus causes plunge in revenue projections

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The tourism sector, Jamaica’s second-largest earner of foreign exchange, is expected to haemorrhage approximately J$76 billion as government officials cut the forecast for the 2020-2021 fiscal year owing to the severe impact of the dreaded…

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Noxious fumes force tax staff to abandon posts

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Operations at the Montego Bay office of Tax Administration Jamaica came to a standstill on Tuesday morning after dozens of staff walked off the job and staged a protest over noxious fumes in the building. The employees, including clerks and…

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News Briefs

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Fletcher sent to cool murder hotspot Superintendent Aaron Fletcher has been parachuted in to head the murder-plagued St Andrew North Division, which is the second bloodiest police zone in the country. Fletcher, who had been transferred to lead…

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Hearing music for first time, 3-y-o dances with glee

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Having blamed herself for his disability since his birth, 45-year-old Suzette Morais broke down in tears yesterday when her three-year-old son heard clearly for the first time. Morais believes her son, Clayon Elvin Jr, was born with limited…

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Technology will root out police corruption, says Chang

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The Government’s investment in ­modern technology in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will soon begin to bear fruit by ­reducing the incidence of corruption among traffic cops and the increased ­apprehension of “high-value” criminals, Minister…

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Body of Manchester man found in tank

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GEORGE’S VALLEY, Manchester: The Manchester police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man whose body was found in a water tank at his Sweden Street home in George’s Valley in the parish. The deceased is 58-year-old…

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Parties throw jabs as Guyana awaits election results

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): The two main contenders in Monday’s regional and general elections traded accusations late Tuesday night as Guyana continued to await word on which one of them will control the affairs of the country for the next five…

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Tensions rise as US death toll from coronavirus reaches 9

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SEATTLE (AP) — Tensions over how to contain the coronavirus escalated Tuesday in the United States as the death toll climbed to nine and lawmakers expressed doubts about the government’s ability to ramp up testing fast enough to deal…

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