END OF AN ERA - PNP campaign warrior D.K. Duncan dies

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Donald Keith Duncan, one of the legendary generals of the People’s National Party (PNP) who steered it during the tumultuous upheaval of the 1970s, is dead, forced to retreat from the political battlegrounds where the coronavirus was an invisible…

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‘Diabolical’ contract killer watched as Beachy Stout’s wife was stabbed to death

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Denvalyn Minott has been married for more than two decades and is known to residents in his east Portland community of Norwich as a family man who is devoted to his four children. On Thursday, Minott was led from the Home Circuit Court in downtown…

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Rapid COVID tests get green light

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Jamaica is set to introduce rapid antigen testing that will have a faster turnaround in results than the model originally backed by the Government. Also called F200, the COVID-19 antigen testing will come on stream in October. However, the new…

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D.K. was like a father to me, says Maxfield man

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Wayne Wallace is the son the late D.K. Duncan never had. Wallace grew up in the impoverished Maxfield Park community known as ‘Frog City’, where he came under the mentorship of the politician who he says changed his life forever. The 57-year-old…

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Pickersgill in hospital

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WESTERN BUREAU: People’s National Party (PNP) self-proclaimed ‘Chairman for Life’ Robert Pickersgill has been admitted to the University Hospital of the West Indies. Highly placed sources in the PNP confirmed his hospitalisation, but declined to…

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Call for more COVID wards in St Thomas

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As the numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in St Thomas continue to spike, chairman of the Princess Margaret Hospital, Michael McLeod, has called for additional wards and at least one other facility to accommodate persons infected with the new…

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Hanover Eastern weeps for Duncan

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News of the death of political stalwart Dr Donald K. Duncan gripped Hanover Eastern yesterday as former constituents reacted with shock at the passing of a man they affectionately called ‘D.K.’ Grief enveloped the People’s National Party’s (PNP)…

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11 aspiring doctors seeking sponsorship to start med school

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A group of 11 prospective medical students have tapped the Government for assistance to secure enrolment at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona. Rashaun Stewart, a second-year UWI medical student, is leading the push for the students to…

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Educators fear students falling behind - COVID-19 puts holidays, exam prep under threat as access challenges linger

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School administrators and teachers are growing increasingly concerned over the inability of many students to access lessons remotely as they prepare to resume classes in a few weeks. The disruption to the academic calendar could also mean shortened…

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Guatemalan president tests positive for coronavirus

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GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei says he’s tested positive for the coronavirus. The 64-year-old Giammattei told a local radio station he feels well. He has multiple sclerosis and uses canes to walk. The…

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