Risk still of 1.5m COVID-19 cases

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Jamaica could still be on course to register hundreds of thousands more coronavirus infections in line with initial modelling by government authorities that projected a potential spread to more than half the population. That could be as many as 1.5…

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Elderly voters warned to avoid morning rush - Some EOJ workers back out over COVID fears

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Elderly voters have been urged to avoid the traditional morning crush of bodies at polling stations because they may be at increased risk for coronavirus infection as COVID-19 cases mount in Jamaica. Director of Elections Glasspole Brown sounded…

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Election day workers honoured to serve country

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Between general and municipal polls over the years, fashion designer Judith Dennis has been an election day worker 10 times, describing her experiences as “fair”. “Luckily for me, I haven’t seen any violence or problems. Smooth,” she told The…

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Motorcade and Clarks don’t win election, says confident Hayles - PNP incumbent certain he’ll retain Hanover Western

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Western Bureau: Despite the buzz around his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) challenger, Tamika Davis, Ian Hayles of the People’s National Party (PNP) is flush with confidence that come September 3, he will retain his seat as member of parliament (MP)…

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Churches call for extended voting hours

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WESTERN BUREAU: Extended voting hours and priority treatment for senior citizens and the disabled are among a list of requests the Jamaica Umbrella Groups of Churches (JUGC) has made days before Jamaicans go to the polls on Thursday. The churches,…

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CAFFE to have presence in 40 constituencies

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Citizens Action for Free and Fair Elections (CAFFE) is preparing to roll out a team of 46 roving observers and 183 indoor observers across the island as Jamaica holds its 18th general election on Thursday. CAFFE Chairman Dr Lloyd Barnett revealed…

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50 trainee cops puzzled as names missing from voters’ list

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WESTERN BUREAU: Fifty trainee police officers in western Jamaica missed out on exercising their franchise on Monday as their names did not appear on the voters’ list for the security forces. In an interview with The Gleaner just before the close…

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UWI closes Senate, admin buildings after COVID case on campus

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The University of the West Indies Mona has closed its Senate and Administrative Annex buildings for two days following the confirmation of a COVID case on the campus. The UWI says the buildings will be cleaned and disinfected. In the meantime…

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Jamaica records 102 new COVID cases

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Jamaica today recorded 102 COVID cases bringing the total to 2,459. The patients are aged eight months to 87 years. There are now 1,476 active cases with 14 moderately ill and six critical. Recoveries remain at 890. According to the Health…

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EOJ warns employers against restricting time off to vote

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The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is cautioning employers that employees have the right to time off to vote on Thursday. The EOJ says it has come to its attention that several employees have indicated to staff that they will not be allowed the…

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