‘Unnecessary COVID-19 pain’ - Chung raps Gov’t for wasted coronavirus restrictions that damaged economy

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The Government has come under fire for perceived excessively long coronavirus containment measures that have damaged the economy, haemorrhaging hundreds of thousands of jobs and blowing an $81-billion revenue hole in the 2020-2021 Budget. Financial…

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Tourists may need COVID ‘passport’

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WESTERN BUREAU: Airline and cruise-ship visitors to Jamaica may be required to present medical certificates of a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter the island when the country reopens its borders for tourism. The medical certificate, which…

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SLB chop - $81b COVID revenue hole triggers Budget cuts

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The Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) is one of the major casualties of the new-look Budget this fiscal year as the Government has proposed to cut the nearly $3 billion ($2.978 billion) it was allocated to provide loans for students attending tertiary…

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Pryce to replace De La Haye

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The People’s National Party (PNP) is set to announce Raymond Pryce as its caretaker for St Catherine East Central, the seat vacated by Dr Winston De La Haye last month under controversial circumstances. General secretary of the PNP, Julian…

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Egg farmer cracks, killing 12,000 chickens

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A Clarendon egg farmer slaughtered and buried 12,000 layer chickens on Tuesday to cut his losses as a result of the dramatic slump in egg prices and sales, which he attributes to the agriculture ministry’s intervention to ease a surplus by…

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Petersfield’s track team chickens diverted to PATH students

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WESTERN BUREAU: With the 2020 ISSA Boys and Girls’ Championship derailed by COVID-19, Petersfield High School in Westmoreland has decided to provide food, including chickens that were being reared for the athletics team, to the more than 280 needy…

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Kingston coastline facelift under way

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Kingston’s coastline, stretching from Rae Town to the Bank of Jamaica along Port Royal Street, is currently undergoing major restoration, made possible through a US$30-million loan from the World Bank. The loan was provided under the multilateral’…

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Fire on JISCO over water - Truckers lash Chinese in water dispute

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The more than 70 truck drivers who draw water from the JISCO/Alpart bauxite plant in St Elizabeth for commercial use across several communities in Essex Valley have labelled as unfair and insensitive the decision by its Chinese operators to…

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Minor earthquake in St Andrew

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A magnitude 3.0 earthquake was felt in sections of Jamaica today. According to Earthquaketrack.com, the epicentre of the quake was Mavis Bank in St Andrew. It occurred about 4:03 p.m. The earthquake also reportedly affected sections of Haiti, The…

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Businesswoman shot in St Thomas

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A St Thomas businesswoman remains hospitalised after being shot at her house in Duhaney Pen this morning. The police report that about 8:20, a man, who was wearing a mask, entered her yard and asked for her husband. The businesswoman, who was…

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