Golden age cluster - 43 COVID-19 cases discovered among elderly residents, staff at Kingston home

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A COVID-19 cluster of 43 cases discovered at the Golden Age Home in Vineyard Town, Kingston, has triggered emergency protocols to cauterise the spread of the deadly virus among the high-risk group. In a release last night, the Ministry of Health…

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Hanna bags big endorsements in PNP race

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Lisa Hanna has picked up the endorsement of two key People’s National Party (PNP) operatives as the campaign for the presidency of the 82-year-old political organisation intensifies. PNP Vice President Phillip Paulwell yesterday threw his lot in…

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We remain independent, fair

Gleaner on October 21st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

On Tuesday, October 20, the board of Radio Jamaica Limited, the parent company of the entities in the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, met and discussed public discourse surrounding Chairman Joseph Matalon’s endorsement of Mark Golding in the…

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CXC overturns failing English grades for majority of JC students

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Jamaica College students are now breathing a sigh of relief with their adjusted grades after being stumped when earlier Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) results showed that over 90 per cent of them had failed English A. So, too, is…

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COVID-stricken Portland councillor dies

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Port Antonio, Portland: Sixty-one-year-old Portland councillor Irvin Brown died yesterday morning at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), where he had been admitted after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Brown, who represented the…

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Reprisal fears grip Plum Lane after beheadings

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Residents of Plum Lane off Whitehall Avenue in St Andrew are on tenterhooks following last Friday’s beheading of two men in the area, triggering fears of a possible reprisal because of the gruesome nature of the crime. So terrified are they that…

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Longville Park moves to restrict COVID-19 spread

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Special measures will take effect in the community of Longville Park in Clarendon as of today as stakeholders move to prevent a massive COVID-19 outbreak among its 12,000 residents. The community was recently placed on the radar for its rising…

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‘Stretched to the limit’ - West bracing for upsurge in virus cases amid resource constraints

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WESTERN BUREAU: With Jamaica expected to face a fresh wave of COVID-19 cases in the upcoming weeks, the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) says it is doing all it can to brace itself albeit with limited numbers of personnel and bed spaces for…

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Windrush campaigners team up for stronger voice

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Chairman of the soon-to-be-launched Windrush National Organisation (WNO UK), Dr Desmond Jaddoo, says a system is needed to bridge the gap between persons affected by the United Kingdom’s hostile environment policy and the Home Office, which is…

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Online schooling by the roadside - Parents struggling to keep children in classes as ministry tries to help PATH students

Gleaner on October 21st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Parents across Jamaica are making the effort to assist their children get accustomed to the online method of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Beverley Dressikie of Huddersfield, St Mary, is one of them. The only difference is she does it…

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