‘Wicked, barbaric and heartless’ - Chorus of condemnation against killing of Excelsior High School VP

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Huddled yesterday morning as a pastor prayed in the front yard where their loved one, 52-year-old Colleen Walker was murdered on Thursday, family members grieved while pondering on a possible motive. A rake was still on the lawn beside a small pile…

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COVID backlash! - Disease expected to ravage economy; low oil prices offer ray of hope

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Ratings agency Fitch has said the Jamaican economy is expected to contract by four per cent this year as the shock from the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the foreign currency revenues drying up. Fitch yesterday revised Jamaica’s outlook from…

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Keeping COVID-19 out! - Sanitising station set up in Waterford, Portmore

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A major initiative to get commuters and residents using the Waterford bus terminal to wash their hands before boarding buses and taxis has been launched in an effort to keep the coronavirus out of the community. Waterford is located in Portmore, St…

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Domestic workers cry for help – Pryce

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President of the Jamaica Household Workers Union, Shirley Pryce, says a significant number of domestic helpers are feeling the pinch in the wake of COVID-19 and its impact on the country. She says that many did not qualify for certain benefits…

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New Ebola case in Congo days before outbreak’s expected end

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BENI, Congo (AP): A new case of the Ebola virus has been confirmed in eastern Congo, just three days before the country expected to declare an end to the outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Friday. The new case was confirmed in Beni, a…

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Miss Kitsy, 79, not worried about possible COVID triggered food shortage - Elderly Manchester farmer enjoys tilling the soil

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In the cool climes of Chantilly, Manchester, there lives a woman named Ena Francis. Some people call her Miss Kitsy. Her birth certificate says she will be 79 in December. Born in Royal Flats in the said parish, she moved to Chantilly, where her…

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Murders mar holy season

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The community of Hendon in Norwood, St James, yesterday erupted in violence after gangsters carried out a bloody drive-by, killing two men and injuring another, less than two hours before the all-island COVID-19 curfew took effect. A day before, on…

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Councillor: Carry out more COVID-19 tests in Corn Piece

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Councillor for the Hayes division in Clarendon, Scean Barnswell, wants the Ministry of Health…

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UK sees almost 1,000 new virus deaths; Johnson improving

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LONDON (AP): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson needs time to recover from the new coronavirus and is unlikely to be back at work soon, his father said on Friday, as millions of Britons began an Easter holiday weekend in lockdown and the UK…

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Family, colleagues mourn veteran Manchester cop who passed suddenly

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Mandeville, Manchester: Four days after the sudden passing of veteran Manchester cop Sergeant Garfield Morgan, colleagues, friends and relatives are still reeling from the shock of their loss. Morgan, who spent more than 30 years in the Jamaica…

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