Several eastern Kingston communities without water

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The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that customers in several eastern Kingston communities are now without water. According to the NWC, this is because of a disruption to the Long Mountain deep well power supply in St Andrew. The…

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Embrace us - Johnson wants authorities to engage more local nurses rather than turning to foreigners

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WESTERN BUREAU: Immediate past president of the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ), Carmen Johnson, is urging the regional health authorities to make it easier for local nurses to find employment in the badly understaffed health sector. While…

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Trapped in cycle of poverty - Family relies on charity to eat; lack of devices keep children out of school

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At 45 years old, mother of nine and grandmother of 10, Susan Burke* finds herself begging on the streets of the capital city to provide for her household. Up to March this year, the Trench Town resident had been working as a janitor but lost her…

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UDC gets gov’t funds to retain staff

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With significant revenue streams from several attractions it owns now at a trickle owing to the severe impact of COVID-19 on the tourism sector, the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has had to seek financial support from the Government to keep…

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Report them - St James Health Department says it’s not afraid to prove COVID breaches

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Western Bureau: A number of call centre workers in Montego Bay, St James, have told The Gleaner that they are dissatisfied with how some managers have been handling their operations and are fearful that enough is not being done to keep them safe…

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Several Jamaicans on November ballots in US polls

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With early voting already under way in a number of states, with others set to start polling later this month, there is a massive push within communities with large numbers of Jamaican and Caribbean nationals to rally support for a number of…

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Mom strengthened by Cornel’s courage

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Cornel Alphanso Grant, affectionately called ‘CJ’, is being remembered for his outstanding courage and faith in the face of overwhelming odds, which now serve as a source of strength for grieving the passing of the Calabar High School student….

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Co-accused in ‘Bunny’ Francis murder case released

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One of the four co-accused men in the June 2011 murder of well-known seafood businessman Roderick ‘Bunny’ Francis was released yesterday as the Crown was unable to find sufficient evidence tying him to the killing. Director of Public Prosecutions (…

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Medical fraternity mourns Jackson, Morgan

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Two of the country’s well-known medical practitioners – Dr Lenworth Jackson and Professor Owen Morgan – who died within days of each other have been hailed by colleagues as doctors of the highest calibre and decent human beings. Family physician…

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Four-year wait for pre-COVID air traffic levels

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Audley Deidrick, president and CEO of the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ), says that based on international and local projections, it could take up to five years for Jamaica to see airline passenger traffic levels returning to pre-COVID numbers…

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