‘Scary time for everybody’ - Alorica shuts down second plant; transport hazard worries staff; 140 tested for virus

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Call centre Alorica has shut down its Kingston branch – its second closure in as many days – as concerns swirl about coronavirus contact tracing and the vulnerability of employees in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector. Approximately 140…

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Deportees coming - Holness Gov’t bows to Trump as expelled expats to arrive in weeks

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Within “a week or two”, the Jamaican Government will have to accept dozens of deportees from the United States (US). Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang made the disclosure on Monday, days after US President Donald Trump signed an order…

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‘Passion to help people’ - Good Samaritan helps young and old sign up for COVID grants

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Dorcia Dennis has been without a source of income since bars were ordered closed by the Government more than three weeks ago in a bid to contain the local spread of COVID-19. But even though the liquor business isn’t in good spirits, Dennis would…

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Double the time, double the money - Caved-in St Mary bridge, longer travel burn commuters’ pockets

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Residents of St Mary are reeling from the impact of hiked fares and back-breaking pressure carrying loads across a bridge that partially collapsed about a month ago. Heaps of dirt and stone blocking vehicular traffic stand as symbols of the…

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Together, We Can!

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As Jamaica’s newspaper of choice since 1834, The Gleaner has been with our country through the best of times and, indeed, the worst of times. We stood in unison through the deadly Spanish flu of 1918-20 that infected 500 million people – about a…

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Hellshire murder suspect killed by mob

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A St Catherine man who was the main suspect in the brutal killing of a fisherman on the Hellshire Beach was murdered in a mob attack on Sunday morning, the police have said. Dead is Troy Sewell, otherwise called ‘Mello Man’, a 32-year-old fisherman…

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McNeill denies plotting to replace Phillips as PNP president

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People’s National Party (PNP) Vice-President Dr Wykeham McNeill has denied allegations that he has been canvassing support to replace Dr Peter Phillips as president of the party. Phillips, the opposition leader, is currently battling Stage Three…

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High risk! - Why the Gov’t did not grant cruise ship workers landing

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One week after a group of heartbroken Jamaican ship workers reported that they were denied landing in Kingston, the Government yesterday said that when the vessel pulled out of Jamaican waters, it could not have guaranteed permission to disembark….

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Jamaica’s COVID-19 cases jump to 105, seven day lock down for St Catherine

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Jamaica’s COVID-19 cases has jumped to 105. Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton informed that 32 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. He indicated that 31 of the 32 cases are linked to the Alorica call…

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Tokyo has no ‘Plan B’ for another Olympic postponement

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TOKYO (AP) — There is no “Plan B” for the Olympics if they need to be postponed again because of the coronavirus pandemic, Tokyo organisers said Tuesday. Masa Takaya, the spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics, said organisers are…

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