Five new COVID cases, 10 more recoveries

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The Health Ministry is reporting five new #coronavirus cases increasing the tally to 534. Two of the new patients recently arrived from the United Kingdom while three are under investigation. In the meantime, there were 10 more recoveries today…

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Ship worker loses baby - Uncertainty over whether distressed pregnant woman from Adventure needed help earlier

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As there was celebration that 1,044 Jamaican nationals were being landed at the historic Falmouth Port in Trelawny after being stranded for two months at sea, tragedy was unfolding as a 10-week pregnant woman who was a worker on the Adventure of…

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Boos for back-to-work order - PM urged not to prejudice task force plan

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The president of one of Jamaica’s most powerful unions has warned the Government against pushing for the whole-scale return of the workforce to offices and plants. The high-ranking official has also suggested that the decision might prejudice the…

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Budget deadlock - Examination of Estimates halted as legal opinion sought on rule breach claim

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Solicitor General Marlene Aldred is expected to provide legal guidance to a parliamentary oversight committee that halted its examination of the First Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure yesterday,…

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Dad kept me grounded, says daughter of Oliver Clarke

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Describing the late Oliver Clarke as an incredible philanthropist and businessman and “undercover celebrity”, Alexandra Clarke said that her late father always sought to keep her grounded, warning against notions of entitlement. Clarke, a banker…

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Elderly St James couple, grandson perish in Westmoreland crash

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WESTERN BUREAU: A St James elderly couple and their grandson became the latest road fatalities in western Jamaica on Tuesday when they perished in a motor vehicle crash along the Paradise main road in Westmoreland. Three other family members,…

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Adventure ship workers touch soil today

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WESTERN BUREAU: After weeks of voyaging on the high seas as high-level negotiations dragged on between the Government of Jamaica and their employers, the more than 1,000 Jamaican cruise ship workers who sailed into the Falmouth…

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Shield churches, micro businesses from data law pressure – Golding

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St Andrew South Member of Parliament Mark Golding has proposed that the Government introduce a threshold to exempt micro businesses and small non-governmental organisations such as churches from the Data Protection Act. With the passage of the…

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BPOs want work-at-home extension

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WESTERN BUREAU: The Global Services Association of Jamaica (GSAJ) has submitted a request to the Government for an extension to its current work-at-home arrangement to the end of the year. The current order made by Prime Minister Andrew Holness,…

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Johnson Smith bristles against headwinds of COVID-19 nationalism

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The Jamaican Government is pushing back against the pro-nationalist and protectionist ideology sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, with its most senior foreign-policy official warning political administrations to stay true to globalisation, therefore…

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