I cry almost every night, says COVID-positive woman - Dehring, Parchment Brown also give peek inside their journeys

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It’s one of the most frightful concerns for many Jamaicans at the moment. With infection numbers soaring over the past month, the COVID-19 pandemic has entered a new dimension locally, health officials announcing that the country has entered the…

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Bolt party probe on track - DPP could receive file on birthday bash investigation in two weeks

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It will take at least another two weeks for the police to complete investigations and present a case to the director of public prosecutions (DPP) into last month’s surprise birthday party for sprint legend Usain Bolt that reportedly breached COVID-…

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TIGHT SQUEEZE - Physical-distancing concerns emerge over cramped parliamentary chamber in aftermath of landslide election victory

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A new parliament will soon be called back to work and newly elected and appointed legislators will have to attend on the cramped quarters of Gordon House at Duke Street in Kingston in the throes of a pandemic which requires physical distancing if…

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Jamaican judge withdraws Florida Supreme Court nomination

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Jamaica-born Palm Beach judge Renatha Francis has withdrawn her nomination to become a member of the Florida Supreme Court after the court, in a unanimous decision on Friday, ruled that she was not constitutionally qualified to be appointed….

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Toots hailed as a passionate performer with big personality

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WESTERN BUREAU: Not only has Jamaica and the music industry lost a national treasure with Friday’s passing of reggae icon Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert, but his death has left a mammoth vacuum in the island’s cultural landscape. “We have lost an icon,…

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Thwaites, Bunting needed to strengthen PNP in Senate – Ashley

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The opposition People’s National Party (PNP) will need to field a strong group of individuals to fill its eight Senate positions, and former Kingston Central Member of Parliament Ronald Thwaites should be among them, believes public commentator Dr…

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Third-quarter tax payments due for businesses

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Businesses are to file monthly statutory deductions and quarterly income tax/statutory payments tomorrow and Tuesday. Tax Administration Jamaica says the deductions that are to be filed are: statutory deductions (S01) for August;…

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Search on for Jamaicans and Haitians lost at sea in Bahamas

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(CMC): Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, the Royal Bahamas Police Marine Division and the United States Coast Guard, are continuing a  search and rescue mission for several Haitian and Jamaican nationals reportedly missing at sea….

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JetBlue to launch major expansion in the Caribbean

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(CMC): US-based carrier, JetBlue is set to launch a major Caribbean expansion in November, with new routes across the region, from Aruba to St. Maarten. In a recent announcement, the airline said that starting November 19, it will be will be…

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