PAULA’S MOVE - DPP to rule if charges should be laid against former CMU consultant held at airport

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The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) is to determine whether criminal charges will be filed against Gail Dunwell Campbell, the former Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) consultant. Dunwell Campbell, a Jamaican who resides in…

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Tragedy averted - Teen saved from raging Sandy Gully waters

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Quick action from brave men in Waterhouse, St Andrew, yesterday saved the life of 14-year-old Mikayla Anderson after she got trapped on a landing in the middle of Sandy Gully, facing the threat of being washed away by raging waters from heavy rain…

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Busted soldiers were working for drug kingpin, says cop

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Western Bureau: The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have both commenced investigations into Tuesday night’s incident in Gutters, St Elizabeth, in which two soldiers, who were reportedly trafficking a large…

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COVID-19 fear causing seniors to skip doctor’s visits - Many have not left home once since March, study finds

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Fearful of contracting COVID-19 due to their high risk of severe illness or death, many of the island’s senior citizens have been cancelling doctor’s visits and other healthcare appointments in order to remain in the safety of their homes, even as…

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Table over tablets - COVID-19 exposes inequality in society as job losses push families to the brink, says Gayle

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As The Gleaner drove through Trench Town and Majesty Gardens in Kingston on Monday morning, the streets were teeming with children playing and loitering, unperturbed about lessons they are missing as classes progress online. In an environment…

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Gov’t to acquire 800 dosages of experimental COVID-19 drug

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness, through the National Health Fund, will be spending $13 million to secure 800 dosages of the experimental Remdesivir drug used in the management of COVID-19 by next Wednesday, Dr Christopher Tufton has revealed….

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Three credit card scammers found guilty a decade after being arrested

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Three men who 10 years ago were arrested and charged in what police investigators believe was the largest debit and credit card racket locally have been convicted for various breaches of the Cybercrimes Act. Tetlow Frith, said to be the mastermind…

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Antigen tests will be a game-changer – PAHO director

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As Jamaica prepares to start offering antigen testing for COVID-19 in the coming days, director of the Pan America Health Organisation (PAHO), Dr Carissa Etienne, has issued a stern warning that the distribution of these tests should not be…

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Billy Craig and Maritime General to merge

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Pending regulatory approval, Billy Craig Insurance Brokers and Maritime General Insurance Brokers, MGI, will merge their operations to form BCMG Insurance Brokers Limited. Billy Craig Insurance CEO, William Craig, says the merger is a non-cash…

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Toots Hibberts’ burial stalls as no permit provided

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The burial of legendary reggae singer Toots Hibbert had to be abandoned today as the family could not produce an order authorising the interment. Following a private service at the chapel of Perry’s Funeral Home in St …

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