New COVID clampdown - Whitfield Town, Waterford hot on virus radar

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With 24 active cases of COVID-19 and five deaths recorded in Waterford, St Catherine, and 21 cases in Whitfield Town, Kingston, the Government has imposed a curfew on the densely populated communities to prevent an exponential spike of the highly…

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Jamaica’s oldest man dies at 115

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WESTERN BUREAU: Charles Edward James, Jamaica’s oldest citizen, has died. He passed away at his Holly Hill home in Darliston, Westmoreland, on Sunday morning. James, affectionately called ‘Maas Tata’, was reportedly born on February 3, 1905, in…

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Alcohol abuse cries surge

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A quadrupling of reports of alcohol excesses in the last four months has raised concerns among substance-abuse experts that stress and anxiety caused by COVID-19 may be driving more people to the bottle. Executive director of the National Council…

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Gov’t spending to jump $16b

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The Holness administration’s programmed central government expenses have been increased by nearly $16 billion to $853 billion in the second Supplementary Estimates for fiscal year 2020-21. Finance Minister Nigel Clarke, in tabling the estimates in…

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Generation of students could lose year of education – Robinson

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Thousands of students from inner-city and rural communities are at risk of being displaced or left behind as a result of the digital divide as the new academic year enters its third day today, Julian Robinson has said. Robinson, opposition…

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JUTC, MoBay Metro revenue down 40%, says Montague

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The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) and the Montego Bay Metro have been hard hit by the COVID-19 outbreak that is now into its seventh month in the island. Even with the reigniting of commerce since the frigid lockdowns of the early months,…

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Sykes puzzled at gang rap as more charges crumble

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Chief Justice Bryan Sykes admitted on Tuesday that he was puzzled about some of the charges that have been laid against individuals who are alleged to have been part of the Uchence Wilson Gang. That comment came as more of the alleged gang members…

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Cop dies in highway crash

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The police force again plunged into mourning late Tuesday following a fatal traffic crash in which several of its members were also injured. Dead is Woman Detective Sergeant Maydeen Blackwood. Blackwood, who was pinned in the vehicle for…

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Risk factors you can change

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. Not being physically active. Women who are not physically active have a higher risk of getting breast cancer. . Being overweight or obese after menopause. Older women who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of getting breast cancer than…

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High-risk Parliament staff to be tested for COVID-19

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Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton said that two members of the parliamentary staff who were considered to be at high risk of exposure to COVID-19 will undergo tests and will be quarantined. In a statement to Parliament on…

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