Two more COVID deaths and 74 new cases, Jamaica to construct COVID hospitals

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Jamaica has recorded two more COVID deaths – those of a 90-year-old and a 34-year-old. Their deaths have pushed the tally to 40. In the meantime, there were 74 new cases Thursday, increasing the total to 3,511 with 2,342 of them active….

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PNP still in limbo, eyes Azan’s return to House

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The People’s National Party (PNP) has still not settled on a way forward in the short term as the highly anticipated Monday night executive meeting to review the offer of resignation from party President Dr Peter Phillips did not take place….

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Teen, farmer killed by lightning as rains pelt island

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Tragedy rocked the rural district of Keynsham, St Elizabeth, yesterday after a lightning strike killed a teenager and a farmer under an avocado tree. Senior Superintendent of Police Stephanie Lindsay confirmed that 14-year-old Ricardo Fisher and…

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$16-M DISMISSAL - IDT orders Petrojam to pay former GM Mollison for sudden sacking

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Petrojam, the state-owned oil refinery, has been ordered to pay former General Manager Howard Mollison almost $16 million for his abrupt dismissal. The award was made by the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) in a 25-page decision handed down…

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12-y-o among COVID-19 deaths as pandemic squeezes economy

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The COVID-19 pandemic and measures introduced to contain its spread have continued to batter the island’s economy, with the Planning Institute of Jamaican (PIOJ) estimating an 18 per cent contraction in the April to June quarter compared with the…

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Families cut meals as COVID eats away earnings - Educator worried situation could affect learning

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“Boy, finding food is hectic. Dem eat more now and me haffi find breakfast, lunch and dinner.” That was the response of Lisa*, a mother of four living in west Kingston, when asked how her family has been coping since the COVID-19 pandemic. Two of…

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Shand: I’m done with politics - Losing independent candidate in St Ann NW says vote-buying played role in election

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Peter Shand, the independent candidate who contested the St Ann North Western seat in the September 3 general election, has raised allegations of vote buying by persons aligned to the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in the constituency in last week’s…

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Scotiabank pandemic waivers taken up by 50,000

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Some 50,000 customers took up Scotia Group Jamaica’s waiver of interest on some loans and credit cards during the May-July quarter. Within that period, the No. 2 banking group made net profit of $1.5 billion, but that was just over a third of what…

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JSIF providing grants to entrepreneurs

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The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) will be providing grants of up to $400,000 to entrepreneurs in six communities in St James, Clarendon, Kingston, and St Andrew. Eligible entrepreneurs must be from the communities of Salt Spring and Anchovy…

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JSIF providing grants to entrepreneurs

Gleaner on September 10th, 2020 | File Under More News -

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) will be providing grants of up to $400,000 to entrepreneurs in six communities in St James, Clarendon, Kingston, and St Andrew. Eligible entrepreneurs must be from the communities of Salt Spring and Anchovy…

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