Duncan family heartened by support after DK’s passing, PJ lost a friend

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The family of former Cabinet minister Dr D.K. Duncan has released a statement saying it is heartened by the outpouring of love and appreciation from across the world following his passing. Duncan died at a hospital on Thursday, weeks after he was…

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God dump the Queen - Jamaicans ruled by monarch like Jews under a Hitler, says lobbyist

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Anti-colonial campaigner Bert Samuels believes that Jamaica should follow in the footsteps of Barbados in dumping the Queen of England as head of state. Samuels, a reparation lobbyist, said that the retention of the monarchy in Jamaica’s…

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Businesses pivoting to ride out COVID wave - Small operators want curfew at peak sales hours revised

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Quality customer service is proving vital to business continuity and pivoting for large and small entities hoping to stay afloat and survive in an environment where their original business models are not fully sustainable. While some have been able…

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Mom, daughter fight cancer together

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Jamaica-born Andrea Ajibade was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer one month before the completion of her daughter’s chemotherapy treatment. In July 2018, she underwent a routine mammogram at a healthcare facility in Cape Town, South Africa,…

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Golding snub causes more PNP turmoil

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With the People’s National Party (PNP) set to enter another round of leadership changes within three months, various groups in the 89-year-old party are already lining up behind two presumptive candidates although nominations have not yet been…

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Hanna retains seat by 31 votes

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Lisa Hanna retained the St Ann South Eastern seat for the People’s National Party (PNP) at the end of the judicial recount at the St Ann’s Bay Courthouse on Wednesday. Hanna eventually won by a margin of 31 as she secured 5,150 votes to the…

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Wanted men nabbed as guns, ammo seized out west

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Police-military operations spanning St James and Trelawny resulted in several detentions in the past 48 hours, including that of three men who were being sought for various crimes. Law enforcers also seized three illegal firearms and several rounds…

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Briefs

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Manchester MC fraud convicts get new court date for forfeiture order Mandeville, Manchester: The court hearing for a forfeiture order the Financial Investigations Division is seeking to use to cease the assets of the convicts in the Manchester…

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Roadway or waterway? - White Lane residents debate years of nagging floodwaters

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It is a recurring debate among residents every time they are swamped by floodwaters after a heavy shower of rain: Is White Lane in Waterhouse, St Andrew, a street or a gully? Yesterday, as the roadway, which links Penwood Road to Henley Road, was…

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GIS mapping, COVID data to guide school reopening – MOE

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The Ministry of Education says it will be using geographic information system (GIS) mapping, demographic and health data to drive the safe reopening of schools. The initiative will be undertaken with the support of the Ministry of Health and…

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