Award bombshell - Role in Tivoli incursion clouds explosives expert getting national honour

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The physical and emotional scars serve as constant reminders for Majorie Hinds about the moment, 10 years ago, when she claimed a powerful blast from a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) mortar round changed her life for the worse. Hinds’ recollection of…

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Females outshine men in COVID response, IDB study reveals

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As the country’s economy tightens under the crunch of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, women continue to shoulder much of the growing burdens of Jamaican households, despite being stricken hardest by the disease. Up to yesterday, 4,494…

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UHWI a fire hazard - Ageing hospital not fit to get fire certificate; most public hospitals operating without permit

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For more than a decade, the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), the Caribbean region’s premier teaching medical institution, has been operating in breach of Jamaica’s fire safety standards. The revelation comes as the hospital faced an…

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Toots to be buried in Heroes Park

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Reggae legend Toots Hibbert will be laid to rest in National Heroes Park, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange announced yesterday. Grange said this had become possible thanks to the generosity of the family of the…

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Pandemic pulls out strength of rural women

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Rural female farmers have always been a strong part of the backbone of Jamaica’s development, particularly in agriculture and food security for the country. Although rarely supported, acknowledged or celebrated, they remain optimistic while…

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Peter Phillips’ US assets plunge - Outgoing opposition leader files statutory declaration; justice minister wants changes to ineffective process

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Following the controversy that erupted last year over the publication of the financial affairs of Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips and his family, his statutory declarations are now in for 2019, showing total asset holdings of roughly $140…

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COVID-19 causes severe poverty plunge - Rural communities reeling under the impact of the pandemic

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Eight months ago, a dozen vendors blanketed the perimeter fence of the Yallahs Primary School in St Thomas, their colourful stalls feeding both their families and the energetic students behind the chain links. Today, however, Millicent Davis is the…

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Breast cancer: Support the fight

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* Breast cancer is the leading cancer among Jamaican women, and the leading cause of cancer-related death, with approximately 300 Jamaican women dying annually from the disease. * Prohibitive cost for private treatment and challenges getting free…

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COVID-19 resilience - Western businesses determined to stay strong in the grip of the pandemic

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WESTERN BUREAU: Despite the cloud of uncertainties created by the emergence of the dreaded coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), several business operators in western Jamaica are pumping capital into new ventures and employing innovative ways to…

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Magna Motors upgrades showroom design for more ‘impact’ - Roll-out set for December

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A confluence of events, not least of which was the outbreak of the coronavirus, has led to delays in the showroom and headquarters being developed in New Kingston by Magna Motors, the dealer for Hyundai vehicles. But some of the hold-up comes from…

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