Prime Minister names 19-member Cabinet, nine state ministers

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced a new executive. In a statement a short while ago, Holness named a 19-member Cabinet and nine state ministers. Marlene Malahoo Forte has been returned as attorney general. The Prime Minister says the…

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Lightning tragedies haunt St Bess district - Dozens of livestock killed over years; warning to run from rain too late for shock victims

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Hopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer Ricardo Fisher and Sheldon Caine were jolted by the warning of homeowner Patsy Fletcher to dart from under a pear tree as torrential rain poured down on Wednesday afternoon. But their fleet-footed escape from…

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COVID SCARE - Anxiety rises among elderly as deaths hit seniors hard

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Many of the country’s 350,000 senior citizens are reportedly living in fear as they try to escape the creeping clutches of COVID-19. Jamaica recorded 74 new positive cases on Thursday and two additional deaths, bringing fatalities to 40. Among the…

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Tourism rage - Travel agents angry as portal problems driving away foreigners

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WESTERN BUREAU: As Jamaica continues to lose millions of dollars to destinations such as Cancun and Riviera Maya, Mexico, some of the country’s top-producing travel agents have accused the Government of rejecting tourists. The agents, part of the…

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Blind woman, infant among six homeless as fire guts family dwelling

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A visually impaired woman and at least five members of her family, including a 10-month-old infant, were spared injury when fire gutted their three-bedroom house on Arthur Jones Avenue, located off Waltham Park Road in St Andrew, on Wednesday. The…

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COVID field hospital coming

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As COVID-19 numbers continue to mount in Jamaica, the Government is expecting the arrival of infrastructure to build out a field hospital within two weeks. Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton disclosed on Thursday evening that the field hospital…

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Protest over police shooting jolts Old Harbour Bay

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Old Harbour Bay was rocked on Thursday by a fiery protest following the shooting of a 22-year-old man by the police a day earlier. Angered by the shooting injury, residents of the St Catherine seaside town used abandoned appliances and debris to…

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From handcart to BMW - Wayne Henry rises from homeless teen to businessman

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To say that St Catherine businessman Wayne Henry tried his hand at everything before finally finding success would not be such a stretch. His hard work and determination have taken him from pushing a handcart to being the owner of a viable business…

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Realignment changes made to South Coast Highway

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The National Works Agency (NWA) has announced a major realignment to Segment 1A of the planned Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project (SCHIP), which runs from Harbour View in St Andrew to the Yallahs Bridge in St Thomas. The changes, which…

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Westmoreland fisherman charged in relation to fatal stabbing

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Westmoreland fisherman 29-year-old Devon Ramsay, otherwise called ‘Addis’, of Rickets Street in the parish was on Thursday charged with murder. His court date is being finalised. Ramsay was arrested during a police …

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