Four more COVID cases, 17 additional recoveries

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Jamaica has reported that four more ship workers have tested positive for COVID-19 pushing the country’s overall tally to 595. In the meantime, there were 17 additional recoveries increasing the total to 385. Three of the patients arrived on…

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WATCH: ‘I tried everything’ - Sister of man who died in custody after 40-year wait for trial speaks out

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For more than three decades, Joyce Davy sought justice for her brother, Noel Chambers, stepping up her efforts as visible signs emerged that his health was deteriorating at the Kingston-based Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, where he spent…

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Tourism reopening a matter of economic life or death – Bartlett

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WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the loss of direct tourism revenue to the Government owing to COVID-19 for April 2020 to March 2021 has been estimated at 38.4 billion, a severe blow to the island’s economy. According to…

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Christie serves notice - Integrity Commission CEO says oversight body will monitor COVID spending

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The Greg Christie-led Integrity Commission has served notice of its intention to monitor the Government’s COVID-19-related expenses and contract awards. This comes a day after the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) called…

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AG: Have the prisons not learned from past cases? - Calls mount for audits, intervention for inmates lost in system without trial

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There are mounting calls for the Government to commence an immediate review of the processes that could lead to mentally ill people accused of crimes getting lost in the prison system for several years without a trial. This comes on the heels of…

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BPOs donating 18,000 masks to health authorities - West gets batch of 6,000

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WESTERN BUREAU: THE GLOBAL Services Association of Jamaica (GSAJ) – formerly the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica – is on a mission to boost the stock of personal protective equipment in the public health sector by donating 18,000…

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Use school closure to build out new-look classrooms – Skeffery

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Opposition Senator Wensworth Skeffery is urging the Ministry of Education to make the most of the suspension of physical classes and the summer holidays to have schools ready to reopen in September within a new normal ushered in by the COVID-19…

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Jodian Fearon case almost ready for submission to DPP

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The high-level probe into the death of Jodian Fearon is well advanced, with a file almost ready for submission to the director of public prosecutions (DPP) for recommendation. The police provided an update on Fearon’s case as well as that of…

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Three shot, two dead in St Andrew

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Investigators up to press time were still at the scene of a double murder on Rosalee Avenue, off Waltham Park Road in St Andrew yesterday. The Gleaner understands that two men were shot and killed by unknown assailants shortly after 5 p.m. One of…

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Teacher finds innovative way to deliver Spanish online

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IN NORMAL times, Zavia Cunningham guides her students through the structured Spanish curriculum with face-to-face encouragement. But since March 13, the Wolmer’s Boys’ School teacher has had to find innovative ways to execute effective remote…

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