Big spend for COVID

Gleaner on September 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has already spent $4 billion of the $5.6 billion it was allocated to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far claimed 77 lives and infected 5,588 Jamaicans. Permanent Secretary Dunstan Bryan said the $4…

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60+ DANGER - 70% of virus deaths among senior citizens

Gleaner on September 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s oldest and most vulnerable account for 70 per cent of deaths from COVID-19. Fifty-four of the 77 deaths all told have accounted for persons aged 60-99. Overall infections are closing on 5,600. Ministry of Health and…

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Goldmine feels abandoned

Gleaner on September 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Seventy-three-year-old Navlette Pryce is convinced that had there been better roads in her community of Goldmine in Clarendon, her ailing husband would not have died when he did eight years ago. Complaining that they feel cut off from civilisation…

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Double delight as Henry twins bag 18 grade ones

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Seventeen-year-old twins Joi-An and Jor-Dan Henry needed no external motivation to do well in their Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, and by the results, it is clear why. The pair registered stunning successes, pulling in 19…

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Washington reviewing Ja anti-smuggling MOU

Gleaner on September 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

After more than four years of painstaking negotiations, Jamaica and the United States (US) are on the final leg of inking a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA), a memorandum of understanding aimed at stamping out the smuggling of contraband…

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Petitions of protest over CXC results

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Snowballing rage at apparent discrepancies in some Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) results is spurring a local student group to launch a petition for an immediate review. Public relations officer of the National Secondary Students’ Council,…

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State takes charge of 3-y-o smoking kid, siblings

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The court has ordered that four young siblings be admitted into state care after one of them, a three-year-old boy, was videoed smoking a cigarette and purportedly drinking alcohol on the egging of adults. The police located the mother and children…

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Field hospital opens at Chest

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Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton says the new 70-bed field hospital erected at the National Chest Hospital in Kingston will have the requisite personnel to man the facility. Fully equipped to treat patients with COVID-19, the…

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4/20 Hookah Lounge ordered closed for breaches

Gleaner on September 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The 4/20 Hookah Lounge Jamaica, located at the Manor Park Plaza in St Andrew, has been ordered closed for 14 days by Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie for reportedly breaching regulations in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus…

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Teen mom scores six ones

Gleaner on September 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Otisa Wilmoth, head girl of the St James-based Green Pond High School last academic year, has emerged as the top performer at the institution in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations. Wilmoth, who loves competition, has…

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