Force on high alert as cops allegedly being targeted

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The police are now on high alert following credible information that members of the force are being targeted. According to the High Command of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), they have launched investigations into what is believed to be three…

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‘I couldn’t use my hands’ - Sanitiser delivers pain, depression for Manchester man

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Mark John* is alive again. For weeks, he stared at dead skin in his darkened palms as he inched closer and closer to depression. It’s the result of the use of a hand sanitiser he accepted at a store or stores in the Manchester capital, Mandeville,…

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Health ministry to begin random product sampling

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is to begin doing random sampling of hand sanitisers being offered to customers entering business places. The development follows an incident brought to its attention by The Sunday Gleaner last week about a…

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Market flooded with unapproved sanitisers

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A Sunday Gleaner probe in downtown Kingston, Half-Way Tree in St Andrew and May Pen in Clarendon has found that a flood of unapproved hand sanitisers are on shelves for sale to unsuspecting members of the public, who could be putting themselves in…

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6-day-old tests positive for COVID as mixed info clouds state response - Nurses increasingly worried as negative test no longer required for return to work

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Amid the continued rise in coronavirus cases and deaths in the island, there are fears that a shortage of healthcare workers could hurt efforts to combat the virus even as the Government gets going with plans to construct three field hospitals to…

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Sherene Golding Campbell feels no pressure as she enters Senate - Former PM’s daughter says she will give it her best shot

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Attorney-at-law Sherene Golding Campbell has taken her place in the Upper House of Jamaica’s Parliament at a historic time for the legislature, which currently has the highest number of women sitting at any one time. Although the daughter of…

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Senator Morris hopes to bridge generation gap for a better Ja

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WESTERN BUREAU: Gabriela Morris became a fixture at every prize-giving ceremony at the infant, primary and secondary level at the schools she attended. By age eight, she was getting substantial support from corporate Jamaica for her outstanding…

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Seven more COVID deaths, 230 new cases

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Jamaica on Saturday recorded seven more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 67. The country also recorded 230 new infections with ages ranging from 1 day to 104 years, increasing the overall figure to 4,988 …

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Trump promises to replace Ginsburg with a woman - and soon

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider…

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‘A very funny kinda guy’ - DK’s children reflect on his love for country, family

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Nevada Powe was in class at the Campion College when he was alerted that his mother was at the St Andrew-based high school to get him. It was the 1970s and Powe’s mother, Grace Duncan, was married to Dr D.K. Duncan, the controversial and polarising…

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