Governor General suspends use of insignia depicting black man as ‘Satan’

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Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has suspended personal use of the controversial insignia of the Order of St Michael and St George. The insignia depicts a white man, cited as a triumphant archangel, with his foot on the neck of a black man…

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External forces fuelling crime - Holness tells stakeholders that more money needed to build out security architecture

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has admitted to weaknesses in the country’s national security infrastructure as he bemoaned the lack of investment over time to build out Jamaica’s security architecture. Yesterday, at a meeting with stakeholders on…

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‘Don’t touch our heritage’ - Maroons united to protect their legacy

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Leaders of the Maroon communities in Portland and St Mary on Thursday signed a petition, appealing to the authorities to respect the final resting place of their forefathers and the cultural legacy bequeathed to them by stopping all further leases…

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Quarantine fears - Vendors worried nearby COVID cases could hurt Coronation Market sales

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Vendors at the Coronation Market in downtown Kingston are concerned that with the health authorities carrying out extensive contact tracing in communities nearby, sales could dramatically plummet in the coming days as shoppers avoid the area out of…

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Seaweed influx could provide opportunities

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Director of the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) at The University of the West Indies (UWI) Dr Patrick McConney says that Caribbean countries must be prepared for an influx of sargassum that is likely to continue…

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Health team tests for COVID-19 in Tivoli

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More than 100 public health professionals were deployed yesterday to Tivoli Gardens in west Kingston to conduct community surveillance following the positive testing of five residents for COVID-19. Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher…

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No criminals in uniforms - Former cops want harsher punishment for rogue officers, stricter recruitment process

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Western Bureau: Left angry, deflated, and embarrassed by the recent arrest of three St James-based police officers on drug-related charges in the United States, some former cops are calling on the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to carry out more…

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Last hurrah for Dunrobin Primary seniors - School-leavers go out in style in drive-through graduation

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Maciann McDermott was all smiles as she waited in the procession of vehicles decorated with balloons, banners and other paraphernalia for Dunrobin Primary School’s drive-through graduation on Thursday. For the first in more than three months, she…

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#JamaicaTogether Promo| Kadeen Mairs

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COVID-19 has put into perspective what matters most: our health, strength, and family. We will come out of this with new income streams and better health and hygiene practices. Protect your mental health. We are all in this together. – Kadeen…

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COVID-19 tips

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Having sickle cell disease (SCD) increases your risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Having other haemoglobin disorders, like thalassemia, may increase your risk for severe illness from COVID-19. ACTIONS TO TAKE Ask your healthcare provider…

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