Two more COVID deaths, 140 new cases

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Jamaica today recorded two more COVID-19 deaths bringing the total to 36. Three other deaths remain under investigation. Meanwhile, there have been 140 new COVID cases with ages ranging from two years to 90 years. The overall COVID tally is…

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DNA samples dead end in New Yorker’s murder, says cop

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WESTERN BUREAU: DNA samples taken from six persons of interest and close associates of murdered American model Desiree Gibbon have not led to the arrest or identity of the New Yorker’s killer three years after her death. The body of Gibbon, who was…

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Coach Holness - PM pledges to delegate more power to ministers; promises 150,000 jobs

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness used his post-inauguration speech on Monday to signal a shift in how he would manage his emerging Cabinet, suggesting he would devolve more power and authority to his ministers while demanding accountability. Holness…

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Meet Harry ‘Houdini’ - JLP strategist Morrell has magic hand in election wins across parishes

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Harry Morrell is not a magician, but no one would argue about a name change if he’s called the Houdini of Jamaican politics after the performance of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in last Thursday’s general election victory, in which they won 48 of…

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Pledge for electronic voting by 2025

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WESTERN BUREAU: Outgoing Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte has promised that Jamaicans will be able to cast their votes remotely by the next general election, due constitutionally in September 2025. Speaking with The Gleaner, the member of…

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Half of COVID deaths among over-70s

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has imposed stricter COVID-19 restrictions. The clampdown includes a slightly longer islandwide curfew, a stay-at-home order for the elderly, and a reduction in the allowable numbers in public gatherings. Starting 8 o’…

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Phyllis Coard dies, remembered as fighter for women’s rights

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Late Jamaica-born author and social worker Phyllis Coard, the lone woman convicted among the Grenada 17 in the bloody coup that uprooted Prime Minister Maurice Bishop, has been praised as a fearless advocate of women’s rights. The 73-year-old…

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Grange appeals for blood for reggae artiste Toots Hibbert

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Former Culture Minister Olivia Grange says reggae artiste Toots Hibbert is making steady progress in hospital. However, she is asking that people donate blood to his account at the University Hospital of the West Indies or the Blood Bank on Slipe…

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Sagicor to do real estate development in Spanish Town

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Sagicor Group Jamaica plans to do a real estate development in Spanish Town, St Catherine, says President and CEO Christopher Zacca. It follows acquisition of a majority stake in start-up real estate venture Bailey-Williams Limited, last year. “It…

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Stocks Round Up | 43 stocks advance, 29 decline and 9 trade firm

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index closed Tuesday on a winning note, with an advance/decline ratio of 43/29. The JSE Combined Index advanced 1873.13 points or 0.52 per cent to close at 364,217.74 The JSE Main Market Index was up 1545….

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