Hero mom dies saving drowning daughter

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TAHIRAH STEELE’s last memory of her mother, 43-year-old Coleen Myers, alive was of the distressed woman rushing towards her drowning frame and clinging to her hand in a bid to repel the deathly clutch of the Rio Grande in Portland. Then she…

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Union leader cautions PM on back-to-work order

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A LEADING trade unionist has reacted with caution to the impending June 1 lifting of the work-from-home orders, declaring that most employees are in no frame of mind to return to the physical workspace environment just yet. Prime Minister Andrew…

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Ship ahoy! - Gov’t lays out plan for Royal return

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HEALTH AND Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has made an impassioned plea for the more than 1,000 ship workers who arrive into the country today to ensure that they act responsibly and conform to the home quarantine guidelines. At high noon,…

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Christie saddles up for corruption fight

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MONTHS AFTER the country slipped on the global Corruption Perception Index, newly appointed executive director of the Integrity Commission, Greg Christie, yesterday signalled that he is ready to hit the ground running, as the oversight body…

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16-y-o seeks help to remove tumour and bring back smile

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THOUGH REMAINING optimistic, 40-year-old Evelyn Cordiel said she was unexpectedly thrown into a state of despair earlier this year when her daughter, Nittia Deleon, was diagnosed with ameloblastoma, a rare and fast-growing tumour in her jaw which…

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Educators sway Gov’t on July start to CXCs, says Samuda

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JAMAICAN STUDENTS are now scheduled to sit Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) exams beginning July 27. The announcement was made yesterday by Karl Samuda, the stand-in minister of education, who was speaking at a Jamaica House media briefing on…

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To the rescue! - Businesses turning out new products to reduce COVID-19-induced glut in agricultural produce

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THE MINISTRY of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is reporting significant success from an initiative developed as a response to the oversupply of fruits and vegetables due to the disruption of traditional markets by the coronavirus…

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News Briefs

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CARICOM wants closer collaboration to deal with COVID-19 pandemic GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): THE GUYANA-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat yesterday joined with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and the Brussels- based…

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#JamaicaTogether | Tafari Wright

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We are in this together. We all have to play our part. Therefore, “I’m encouraging all children to stay inside, practise good hygiene, and be sure to exercise. Blessed love.” – Tafari Wright

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Embattled CMU appoints interim president, new treasurer

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Professor Evan Duggan has been appointed interim president of the embattled Caribbean Maritime University (CMU). The appointment takes effect on June 1. Duggan replaces Professor Fritz Pinnock who is now on leave of absence amid fraud and other…

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