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Mandeville corporal injured in station brawl with woman inspector

Gleaner on May 9th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

A Manchester corporal is now on sick leave after receiving several blows to his face allegedly by a woman police inspector at work yesterday. It is reported that the incident happened in the guard room of the Mandeville Police Station.

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COVID-19 dents Mother’s Day sales

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Vendors and store operators who would normally score big on Mother’s Day baskets are lamenting that the novel coronavirus has put a dent in their sales. Kaydyonne Thomas, owner of a gift store in the Pavilion Mall, located in Half Way Tree, said…

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Care cash rush

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Scores of people who turned up yesterday at the Pavilion Mall to collect their government-issued compassionate grants at Western Union made a mockery of physical distancing as they converge on the financial institution. There were long lines…

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Longing to see mom

Gleaner on May 9th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

May 10, Mother’s Day, is a special day on the calendar when many people make big plans to spend the day or the weekend with their mothers. However, this year some people may rethink their plans as they would not want to expose their beloved mothers…

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Sector groups: Increase business hours

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No sooner than the Government’s announced its intention to restart the economy, private sector groups are advocating for longer working hours to fast-track recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a collaborative move, the Jamaica Manufacturers…

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Hickling hailed for sterling contribution to mental health

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The Senate on Friday paid tribute to distinguished consultant psychiatrist, Frederick Hickling, for his tremendous contribution to persons with intellectual disabilities. Hickling died on Thursday. Senator Dr Saphire Longmore remembered Professor…

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Downswell reaches out to Central Village - Carry Me singer delivers care packages to community

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The wet weather last Saturday (May 2) could not dampen the spirits of award-winning gospel artiste and ordained evangelist Kevin Downswell as he ventured into the St Catherine community of Central Village, where he spent some of his formative years…

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Lockdown pains! - Vendor suffers double setback from COVID strictures

Gleaner on May 9th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

It was a double whammy of inconvenience for Sharon Carter, a vendor in Metcalfe Market, Annotto Bay. Carter, who lives in St Catherine, had just recently been relieved of the lockdown in the parish and is now being affected by the quarantine which…

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Taxis complying with social-distancing protocol

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Many taxi and bus operators in sections of Kingston and St Andrew are seemingly adhering to social-distancing guidelines outlined by the Government for the sector, in terms of the number of passengers they are allowed to transport at a time. These…

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Bread-and-butter issues surface under St Mary community restrictions

Gleaner on May 9th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

DOVER, St Mary: Residents of Epsom and Dover in St Mary are on edge, but have accepted quarantine measures imposed by the Government to curtail the spread of the dreaded coronavirus in that parish. Security checkpoints at both ends of the parish…

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