‘COVID is not a cockroach’ - Pandohie presses for 10 p.m. curfew, saying virus isn’t night predator

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The Jamaican Government has been urged to extend the islandwide curfew to 10 p.m. because small and micro businesses were suffering disproportionately from the restrictions imposed to curb the spread of…

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Laptops scarce - As Government cans face-to-face classes, new challenge emerges

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WESTERN BUREAU: Having run into headwinds of opposition from principals and other education stakeholders, the Holness administration has backtracked on its bullish plan to phase in face-to-face classes in October amid a monthlong spike in COVID-19…

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Why Holness didn’t tighten COVID screws

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With the community transmission phase of COVID-19 in full flight, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has indicated that he has no plans to impose tighter restrictions. Holness’ remarks at a press conference at Jamaica House has resonated with financial…

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From kinder to college, fully online school launches in Jamaica

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Most schools that will be offering online classes come October 5 already existed prior to the pandemic, but this is not the case for El Shaddai Home Schools, which is strictly virtual and intends to cater to students locally and internationally….

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Stroke-plagued St Mary man pleads for help

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A 51-year-old St Mary man is in need of a home after suffering two major strokes that have made him unable to fend for himself. Lenworth Rose ended up in the hospital in October 2018 after a blood vessel burst in his brain, affecting his speech….

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Two freed in Uchence Wilson Gang trial

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Two men who were on trial for allegedly being part of the Uchence Wilson Gang were freed on Tuesday of knowingly providing a benefit to a criminal organisation. Ricardo Serju and Jermaine Stewart were found not guilty in the Home Circuit Court. On…

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2020-21 CXC exam schedule on course

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As some Caribbean countries delay the start to the 2020-2021 academic year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the regional examination body is already in discussions about next year’s sitting. Home-based learning has begun in Trinidad while…

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Patterson: PNP will bounce back - Won’t back Phillips replacement as Golding hints at leadership ambitions

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Though badly bruised from its pummelling at the polls on September 3, the People’s National Party (PNP) will recover from its worst electoral beating in 40 years, elder statesman P.J. Patterson has said. But the former prime minister and party…

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Two men, one woman charged for illegal guns

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Two men and a woman have been charged for breaches under the Firearm Act on Tuesday, following separate incidents on King Street, Lionel Town Clarendon and Nain main road in St Elizabeth. In the first incident, the May Pen police arrested and…

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Trump says he’s ‘not a fan’ of Meghan’s, wishes Harry luck

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took a swipe at the Duchess of Sussex on Wednesday after the former Meghan Markle and Prince Harry participated in a Time 100 video urging Americans to vote. Meghan, an American, says in the video that…

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