No new COVID cases, 19 more recoveries

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There were no new coronavirus cases in Jamaica today. The number of confirmed cases remain at 621. At the same time, 19 more patients recovered today bringing the tally to 449. There are now 162 active cases. Follow The Gleaner on Twitter and…

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TRANSPORT HIKE - Shutdown looms as busmen, cabbies demand fare rise

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BUS AND taxi operators have threatened to shut down Jamaica’s transport sector next Monday if their demand for a 100 per cent fare increase is not met. They have also singled out Transport Minister Robert Montague for criticism for the sector’s “…

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14 years later, a dad longs for lost child

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ALTHOUGH IT has been 14 years since his five-year-old daughter was mowed down by a gunshot victim as she stood waiting on her dad, the pain is still fresh for Sheckton Hudson. He still wears a piece of her on his heart every day. Hudson even…

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5,000 airport workers to get back jobs

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WESTERN BUREAU: TOURISM MINISTER Edmund Bartlett said that Monday’s “soft reopening” of the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay was a silver lining for workers at that gateway after a near-three-month layoff. Bartlett was addressing…

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Cops left in the dark as councillor brokers gang truce

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Rosalie Hamilton, councillor for the Rae Town division in Kingston Central, has pushed back at concerns that the local police were not invited to a recent meeting she hosted to broker a truce between warring factions in the area. Speaking with The…

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Jamaican pilots lead AA’s return to ‘The Rock’

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WESTERN BUREAU: MORE THAN 40 American Airlines pilots were born in Jamaica, and of that lot, two of them were responsible for steering the first flight of 126 passengers to the island on Monday as the island reopened its tourism sector. Captain…

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Soldiers accused of assaulting two Trench Town men

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Residents of Fourth Street in Trench Town are accusing the Jamaica Defence Force of abusing two of its residents last Friday. One of them reportedly had two of his teeth knocked out. Rita Graham said on Monday that she was jolted into action by…

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#JamaicaTogether Promo | Velma Ricketts Walker

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As we recalibrate and adjust to the ‘new norm’, we must not let down our guard, or relent from this fight. This is a fight that we must win. Let us do it for our families, our communities, our organisations and, for Jamaica. Let us together, rise…

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Man accused of raping 12-y-o heads to court today

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Adrian Frater/News Editor WESTERN BUREAU: A 30-YEAR-OLD man who allegedly sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl twice last year and threatened to kill her family if she reported the offence will appear in the Lucea Parish Court today to answer to…

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Relief as MoBay airport employees return to work

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Workers at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James on Monday expressed relief and gratitude at being able to return to work. The airport re-opened Monday welcoming six six flights, the first for week since restrictions on flights because of COVID-19.

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