SCARED TO DEATH - COVID-19 anxiety causing diabetics, others to neglect medical care

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COVID-19 fears have triggered an anecdotal decline in visits for medical attention among diabetic and hypertensive Jamaicans, potentially worsening their vulnerability to the highly contagious disease that has killed 101 people in Jamaica. The…

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Some cops denied gun permits for spousal abuse – FLA

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Allegations of domestic violence are among the main reasons cops are being denied permits for private firearms, the regulatory agency has revealed. The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) disclosed that in other cases, cops are denied permits because…

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Just what the doctor ordered - Isaac accepted to med school

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There has been a turnaround in the stories of Isaac Dunkley and Esther Thomas, whose applications for the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, were rejected. Since publication…

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Messado jailed, released after breaching court order

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Disbarred real estate attorney Jennifer Messado, who is facing several fraud charges, has been released after spending a week behind bars for breaching a civil court order. The court had sanctioned her for six weeks’ imprisonment. Justice Kissock…

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Bright light in Bellas Gate - 17-y-o overcomes sister’s death to score CSEC success

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The death of her older sister on February 29 could have derailed academic success for Shanique McKenzie as she prepared to sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate examinations. Her sister was her mentor and study partner who stayed up…

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Government scraps Golding chairmanship tradition

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A more-than-decade-old practice of having opposition members chair all key oversight committees of Parliament in a bow to transparency has been discarded by the Holness administration. Opposition chairmanship of the Public Accounts Committee and…

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Tablet vouchers for 36,000 non-PATH kids

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Some 36,000 needy students not registered on the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) will be able to benefit from vouchers towards the purchase of tablets or laptops. Minister of Education, Youth and Information Fayval…

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HEART failure - No certificate awarded to 81% of students in CAP-YES programme

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The Auditor General’s Department is reporting that records obtained from the HEART Trust have revealed that of the 687 participants who were enrolled in the Career Advancement Programme Youth Empowerment Solutions (CAP-YES) programme from 2014 to…

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Holness backs COVID Marshall Plan

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Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness has backed calls by world leaders for a Marshall Plan to rekindle economic growth, particularly for small island developing states, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking on Tuesday at a virtual United…

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NIDS law possible by year end

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If the legislative process moves apace, Jamaica could have a new National Identification and Registration Act by year end. The Government is taking steps to have the bill tabled in Parliament by November and placed before a joint select committee…

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