Mom, we’re home! - Portmore woman anticipates emotional reunion with three sons after COVID-19 adventure on the seas

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WESTERN BUREAU: CONROY STERLING begged his mom, Joan Spence, not to break down and cry as he, twin Conrad, and adopted brother Rohan were repatriated to the island aboard the Adventure of the Seas cruise ship on Tuesday afternoon. After months of…

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8-y-o battles on after suffering three strokes

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HANNAHLISA HALL is just eight years old but she is a battle-hardened soldier who has survived three strokes. The child and her mother, Claudette Grant, visited the Combined Disabilities Association office on Ripon Road in Kingston yesterday to…

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Guy, Tufton in Russian roulette over virus deaths

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OPPOSITION SPOKESMAN on Health Dr Morais Guy is warning the Holness administration not to be lulled into a false sense of security, like the Russians, who appeared to be managing COVID-19 well until they discovered thousands of related deaths that…

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Flag sparks tearful joy for arriving crew member

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WESTERN BUREAU: A RETURNING Jamaican ship worker aboard the Adventure of the Seas was overcome with ­sadness as security personnel moved about at the Falmouth Port on Tuesday afternoon. But a familiar sight across the street caught her attention…

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Eventide memories still raw

Gleaner on May 20th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

THE NO. 43 Jamaica Omnibus Service (JOS) bus that plied the route from Red Hills Road to downtown Kingston was filled with schoolchildren and civil servants on Tuesday, May 20, 1980. Students heading to Wolmer’s, St Andrew Technical, Kingston…

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18 years waiting - Proposed new law to govern private ­hospitals gathering dust

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DIRECTOR OF standards and regulation in the health ministry, Cynthia Lewis-Graham, disclosed yesterday that proposed legislation to govern private hospitals has been sitting untouched for 18 years gathering dust. The revelation was made at the…

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COVID TIPS

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To protect yourself and others against COVID-19, clean your hands frequently and thoroughly. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser or wash your hands with soap and water. If you use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser, make sure you use and store it…

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Health ramps up COVID-19 army

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THE REGIONAL health authorities are now recruiting an additional 1,300 community health aides to help curtail the spread of COVID-19 at a time when Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the process of preparing the population to…

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Eventide 40 years on: elderly warehousing concern

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THE HAUNTING tragedy of the Eventide Home fire 40 years ago today, which claimed the lives of at least 153 destitute and elderly women, still symbolises weaknesses in Jamaica’s care of citizens who can no longer do it for themselves, advocates have…

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#JamaicaTogether Promo | Mark Kerr-Jarrett

Gleaner on May 20th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

We must adhere to the guidelines set out by the Government of Jamaica and the Ministry of Health. I implore you to take responsibility for your actions. Let us get through this as quickly as possible with the least amount of damage, pain and…

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