HELP OR HURT? - Unregulated ambulance services, uncertified emergency technicians could be putting public in danger

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Three weeks after a probe revealed that most local private hospitals were unregistered, The Sunday Gleaner has learnt that the island’s private ambulance service is operating without oversight, putting members of the public at risk. When contacted…

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Overtime cuts bleed healthcare workers

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Healthcare workers at the island’s smaller, less equipped hospitals seem to be hit hardest by a reduction of ‘sessions’ and overtime due to the restructuring of patient care caused by COVID-19. Across the island, hospitals have been sending home…

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Relief and fear - Authorities promise tight ship, but COVID-19 concern high in communities as joyous relatives welcome cruise workers

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Western Bureau: After weeks of uncertainty on the high seas and sitting in docks around the world as the global tourism industry collapsed from the devastating coronavirus pandemic, 1,044 Jamaican cruise workers breathed a sigh of relief last week…

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Crowne wins defamation case against fellow law professor

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A former University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, law professor has won the first round in a legal fight with a former colleague at a Canadian institution at which he taught. In a judgment handed down in the High Court in Trinidad and Tobago last…

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COPS IN THE COLD - Officers bemoan years of hearings, leaving them broke, depressed even after cleared of wrongdoing by courts

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Financially and mentally, Jerome Wilkins* is broken. That’s because for nearly a decade, the 36-year-old police constable has been on suspension from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). What’s worse, Wilkins says, is the reason he has been…

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#JamaicaTogether | Christopher Tufton

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COVID-19 has taught us many lessons – that diseases have no border [and] the importance of proper hygiene. At the same time, it has emphasised how important personal responsibility is. It has also demonstrated the impact one person can have on the…

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Man in police custody following brother’s death

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A man who was allegedly involved in a dispute with his brother on Friday, is now in police custody, after his brother died following the incident.  The man was treated in hospital and released into police custody, the Jamaica Constabulary…

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Former JFF president, Hugh Perry, dead

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Former president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Hugh Perry has died. Perry died in hospital this morning after ailing for some time.  Perry served as JFF president from 1981 to 1983. Last year, he was recognised by the…

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Former correctional officer killed in road crash

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A former correctional officer died in a motor vehicle crash in Portland yesterday.  He has been identified as Rollin Brown, a former warden.  He was allegedly hit from his bicycle in Buff Bay as two motor vehicles sped and crashed into a…

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New York Times devotes front page to victims of COVID-19

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(AP)- The New York Times has devoted Sunday’s entire front page to a long list of names of people who have died in the COVID-19 pandemic. The names and brief descriptions culled from obituaries from around the country fill six columns…

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