‘Please leave!’ … Media barred from airport as stranded Jamaicans arrive, Opposition alarmed

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The Opposition has raised alarm over the blocking of journalists who turned up at the Norman Manley International Airport today to cover the arrival of more Jamaicans who had been stranded overseas. 

 

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Manchester mother charged for enabling sexual abuse of daughter

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A Manchester mother accused of facilitating the sexual abuse of her 11-year-old daughter has been arrested and charged by the police. A date has not yet been decided for the woman to appear on the charge of failing to report a child in need of care…

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Two more COVID cases increase tally to 509, as Jamaica records 13 additional recoveries

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The Health Ministry is reporting two additional coronavirus cases pushing the tally to 509. One of the new patients is a 48-year-old man from St Catherine, the other is 74 years old, also a man, from the Corporate Area. The ministry says one of…

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As MPs squabble over renaming, ‘Warmy’ blasts political honours

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DEBATE ON a motion to rename the Ferris Cross to Mackfield road in Westmoreland after Jamaica’s first native governor general, the late Sir Clifford Campbell, was not without ­controversy yesterday, after some opposition lawmakers suggested that…

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Air tragedy - ‘Mark was like my son,’ says local instructor, as Jamaican student pilot dies in Florida crash

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WESTERN BUREAU: STUDENT PILOT Mark Daniel Scott’s death has been described as a major loss for young aspiring Jamaican aviators. The 25-year-old Wolmer’s Boys alumnus died in a plane crash in south Florida Tuesday morning after the Piper PA-34…

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Integrity Commission set up to kill OCG probes – Bunting

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NEARLY THREE years after the then Office of the Contractor General (OCG) launched a probe into alleged irregularities into the issuing of permits by the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), an opposition lawmaker is raising questions about the status…

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Diaspora education fundraising flop

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LAUNCHED WITH much fanfare in October 2016 with a goal of raising US$2 million to assist schools in Jamaica as well as to promote professional development, the Pledge2Build project is a bust. Four years later, the organisers reported raising US$5,…

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Scott eyes ouster of Daley in St Catherine East PNP dispute

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THE HIERARCHY of the People’s National Party (PNP) will today intervene in a growing rift in St Catherine Eastern between Member of Parliament Denise Daley and Spanish Town Mayor Norman Scott. Scott, who is also the councillor for the Greendale…

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CMO: No community spread yet, but watch out for silent carriers

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DESPITE NOT being able to say how scores of people contracted the COVID-19 disease, Jamaica’s chief medical officer (CMO) has told a committee of Parliament that the country’s situation has not yet met the medical threshold of community spread. “…

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Karen Dale Foundation donates supplies to St Ann’s Bay Hospital

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NEWLY MINTED charity, the Karen Dale Foundation, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Ocho Rios, recently donated equipment valued at more than $300,000 to the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital. The items included 130 digital thermometers, 200…

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