Three St Mary communities under 14-day quarantine amid COVID containment effort

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The Health Ministry has announced a 14-day quarantine for three St Mary communities after a sharp increase in the number of cases there in the past week. As of six o’clock this morning the communities of Dover, Enfield and Annotto Bay have…

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Expert: Curve flattening but spread risk clear

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Jamaicans have been warned to exercise caution and adhere to social-distancing and personal-health protocols even though the transmission curve of COVID-19 appears to be flattening. National Epidemiologist Dr Karen Webster-Kerr disclosed via a…

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8-y-o, teen slain in West Kgn attacks

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The night was heavy with grief as the mother of an eight-year-old child who was murdered at her home yesterday afternoon wailed uncontrollably in the arms of a policeman at her Denham Town, Kingston, home. According to a police source, the child…

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‘I’m never going back’ - Returning Jamaican among 115 stranded in UK glad to be home

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Michael Forrester, one of the 115 Jamaicans who were stranded in the United Kingdom and arrived aboard a TUI charter flight yesterday, revealed that his main reason for leaving his homeland was to tend to his elderly mother. Now that he has…

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Airbnb investors jolted

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WESTERN BUREAU: A travel ban on incoming passengers triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a thunderous blow to Airbnb home-sharing investors locally, real-estate tycoon Angella Whitter has said. The international real estate agency market…

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New business on the cards for Mother’s Day

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When COVID-19 restrictions grounded Annece Williams’ six-year-old events planning company, she got infected, too – with a desire to rebound. Williams has created a spin-off ( @thepartyshopja) of her company, As You Wish Events, hoping to tap…

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Eight-year-old Denham Town girl shot dead after Tivoli boy murdered

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There has been anguish in the Kingston western community after two children were murdered a short time apart on Wednesday. In Denham Town, an eight-year-old girl was at home on her veranda when she was hit by a bullet fired by men in the area. It…

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The day Aleppo caved in - Residents remember how earth shift damaged houses, unearthed graves

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It has been more than a decade since two days of torrential rainfall sank the road connecting Aleppo Heights and Cromwell Land in St Mary. The road was fully rehabilitated by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund in partnership with the Aleppo…

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BCIC offers partial refund on April premiums

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Karena Bennett British Caribbean Insurance Company Limited, BCIC, will refund a portion of April’s premium to holders of its public passenger vehicle, PPV, and Diamond Max private motor insurance next week. The move, which is expected to cost BCIC…

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Stocks Round Up | 38 stocks advance, 27 decline and 8 trade firm

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index continued its mild rally on Thursday with an advance/decline ratio of 38/27 The index advanced marginally 2,427.05 points or 0.67 per cent to close at 364,908.47. The JSE Main Market Index was up 2,…

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