Phillips sends ominous warning to ‘Gang of 15’

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As another bout of fractiousness racks the 81-year-old People’s National Party (PNP), its beleaguered president Dr Peter Phillips has given an ominous warning to the ‘Gang of 15’. “There…

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Two more crew members test positive for COVID, 11 additional recoveries

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Jamaica has recorded two more COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 588. The two, both men, arrived on the Adventure of the Seas cruise ship on May 19. One is 38 years old of a Westmoreland address; and the other, 44 years old of a St Ann address….

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No eyes on police, army - After years of promises, not one body camera in action

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More than half a decade after moves were made to equip personnel with body cameras to guard against unprofessional conduct and extrajudicial killings, national security and defence officials have confirmed that neither the police nor the army has…

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Tourists have choice to test for COVID-19

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WESTERN BUREAU: There will be no pretesting or quarantining of visitors to Jamaica when the island reopens its borders for international travel on Monday, June 15. Jamaica closed its borders on March 24 to flatten the curve of the coronavirus…

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Employees can get certified not to return to work – PM

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Some categories of employees dreading returning to the physical workplace can request to continue operating remotely even as the work-from-home orders have been lifted. For example, persons who are immunocompromised with underlying illnesses may…

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Holness exempts AGMs from gathering ban

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With some listed companies being stopped in their tracks by the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) as they sought to hold virtual annual general meetings, Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced an exemption for companies to hold these forums…

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Clarendon folk brace for stormy future

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Residents in a number of low-lying southeast Clarendon communities have expressed anxiety at what forecasters have projected to be a highly active hurricane season, with up to 19 named storms expected. Ten could become hurricanes. Their situation…

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Shahine Robinson bossed political ground game, say councillors

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Councillors who have walked the rugged terrain of St Ann North East canvassing for the Jamaica Labour Party have praised late Member of Parliament Shahine Robinson for her commitment to cause and her engagement skills on the hustings. Also the…

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Cops in limbo urged to take JCF to court

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An attorney based in the United Kingdom (UK) has suggested that an urgent application be made to the Jamaican Supreme Court challenging the vexed and long-standing practice by the local police force of leaving cops on suspension or interdiction for…

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‘We can’t afford a hurricane hit’ - Clarendon’s Banks ­fearful of disaster

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Virginia Bedward, who has lived in the low-lying southeast Clarendon community of Banks all her life, remembers like yesterday the 2007 horrors of Hurricane Dean all too well when it passed south of Jamaica, unleashing heavy winds and driving rain…

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