COVID-related hospitalisations hit record 35, new cases jump by 11

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The Health Ministry is reporting that Jamaica has seen a record increase in the number of COVID-related hospitalisations. According to the ministry, 35 people confirmed or suspected, are now hospitalised. The ministry said this number includes…

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READ: Court releases written judgment in case of dreadlocked girl barred from school

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The Supreme Court has now published its written judgment in the case of the Kensington Primary School student who was denied access because of her dreadlocked hair. According to the court, the girl’s constitutional rights, as pleaded, were not…

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COVID CLASH - Haughton cries as forces lock down skating festival

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Residents engaged in a war of words with the security forces in Mount Salem, St James, after lawmen shut down a Grand Prix skateboarding festival that drew hundreds of patrons on Crawford Street on Sunday. Disquiet in the zone of special operations…

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Schools court dreadlocked girl

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Principals have been reaching out to the parents of a dreadlocked schoolgirl who is at the centre of a two-year dispute stoked by a culture clash over school rules and rights to a hairstyle. The parents of the seven-year-old Kensington Primary…

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SIX SILENCED - ‘Terminator’, ‘Hitler’ among Clarendon gangsters killed

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Six reputed members of what the police call “a very big and dangerous” criminal network were killed in an alleged fierce fight with the security forces shortly after midnight Saturday, disrupting the Bushman Gang’s reign of terror in central…

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‘I couldn’t recognise my wife’ - Emerging from coma can bring more darkness than light

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A coma can leave both patient and despairing family in the dark. For some patients, the experience can be life-changing with transition to a persistent vegetative state. But emerging from unconsciousness and the recovery of most functions don’t…

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‘He was my everything’ - Clarendon farm worker collapses, dies in US; family awaits COVID-19 test results

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Marcia Edwards of Crooked River, Clarendon, has a sense of regret that she never pressed her husband, Earl, not to take that final trek to the United States to work at Gebbers Farms. Mrs Edwards got the crushing news on Friday, July 31, that her…

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Brain surgery patient on the mend

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Patrice Henry-Burford underwent successful brain surgery last Thursday and is expected to be released from hospital in days. Henry-Burford, who was featured in The Gleaner on July 20, had suffered two aneurysms and survived surgery. However,…

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#JamaicaTogether Promo| Hosts of Shop Talk: The unfiltered truth

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What we love most about Jamaica is that nobody no more than we. The audacity and confidence of our people. We likkle but we tallawah. We are proud Jamaicans. – Hosts of Shop Talk: The Unfiltered Truth (from left) Melbourne “D Burnz” Douglas, Dr…

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Bunny Wailer recovering in hospital

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The family of Bunny Wailer has dismissed reports that he had died.  Two weeks ago,  Bunny Wailer, 73, was hospitalised for issues and complications related to a stroke he had in October 2018.  “The rumour was spreading like…

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