Gov’t now arranging return of heartbroken Jamaican ship workers

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Jamaica’s Foreign Affair Minister Kamina Johnson Smith has written to the attorney representing several ship workers aboard the Marella Discovery 2 telling her that the government is actively trying to arrange their return from England.

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Former UWI professor is Jamaica’s sixth COVID death

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Chief Medical Officer Dr Jaquiline Bisasor McKenzie has confirmed Jamaica’s sixth COVID-related death. Tara Dasgupta, lectured at the University of the West Indies, Mona and was Professor Emeritus of Inorganic Chemistry. He had been…

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Corn Piece COVID nightmare - Family with first fatality in despair after daughter tests positive; 70-year-old recovering victim hobbled by stroke

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Two days after a monthlong quarantine was lifted from the central Jamaica community of Corn Piece Settlement, the family of the man who became the island’s first COVID-19 fatality is in the throes of the disease again. The victim’s 50-year-old…

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Church urged to rally to elderly’s aid in lockdown

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Seventy-six-year-old Rupert Langstaffe was visibly tired as he rested against the wall outside a wholesale in Independence City, Portmore, last Wednesday. Langstaffe supports the lockdown of St Catherine parish imposed on April 15 as the “right…

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Poverty warning - Inequality to rise, brakes to be put on globalisation, says Bernal

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Edmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter With economies across the globe being battered by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ambassador Richard Bernal says that Caribbean nations that are more vulnerable to external shocks can expect to see an…

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Coronavirus domino effect: one couple’s hardships

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The government-imposed lockdown of St Catherine to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus has had a particularly devastating impact on the fortunes of Harkers Hall couple Christine Roberts and Michael Wilson. Wilson, who owns a full-operational…

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Slain 16-y-o misses out on birthday baby

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Sheka Robinson believes that a pang in her stomach while she was at work last Friday morning, followed by a teacup shattering, were omens of the fatal shooting of her 16-year-old son, Dave Tyrrell, in Denham Town, west Kingston. His murder, around…

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Gov’t yielding on defence lawyer exemption – Tavares-Finson

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Lawyers who have accused the Holness administration of threatening the constitutional right citizens have to legal representation by the non-exemption of attorneys under COVID-19 curfew orders will see a reversal this week, according to Senate…

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Bliss-ful smile lifts spirits of worn-out nurses

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Former national sprint hurdler Andrea Bliss is leaning on her track and field journey to help navigate the challenges that the new coronavirus have presented. Bliss currently lives in the United States where nearly 760,000 people have been infected…

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Seven inmates still on the run

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One inmate has been recaptured, but a manhunt is still under way for seven prisoners who escaped custody at the Hunts Bay Police Station in St Andrew on Sunday. The escapees have been charged with a variety of crimes, including murder, illegal…

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