BIG COVID CLUSTER - 74 cases rock Missionaries of the Poor charity

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Less than two weeks after a clutch of coronavirus cases emerged at an elder-care home in Kingston, another cluster of 74 infections has broken out at Faith Centre, the Catholic charity in the capital. The outbreak among a population of 125…

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Life over votes - Holness to squeal on rogues building in danger zones, willing to suffer hit at polls

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Member of Parliament Juliet Holness has threatened to report residents in St Andrew East Rural who construct homes in contravention of the law and warned that she would be willing to suffer the consequences of losing electoral support. Holness’…

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Dead heat? Dead meat! - Hanna leading Golding among youth, nation, new poll finds

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People’s National Party (PNP) presidential contender Lisa Hanna is preferred over Mark Golding as the more viable candidate to beat Prime Minister Andrew Holness, a BlueDot poll has shown, although a general election is five years away. The poll,…

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Old boys’ club comes under fire - Land surveyors’ exam fails sniff test as students hint at corruption

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Judana Murphy/Gleaner Writer The organisation empowered to certify Jamaica’s land surveyors has been cast as a shadowy old boys’ club and the examination process criticised as corrupt and lacking transparency. Calls are growing for sweeping…

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Haunted by 1980 | ‘800 people killed for what?’ - Lambert Brown says JLP ‘human rights’ committee pushed violence in bitter war

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Lambert Brown, the now-veteran trade unionist who was a loud voice in the leftist Workers Party of Jamaica (WPJ), laments that the war between the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) leading up to the October 30, 1980,…

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Harris ticket to spur Jamaican vote in US election

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Immigration is among several big-ticket items that could help decide the outcome of the presidential election when Americans head to the polls on Tuesday. Almost 92 million Americans have voted so far as a majority of states reported record early…

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COVID response team set up as reopening schools named

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness has been charged with inspecting the 17 schools slated to reopen under a two-week pilot this month and installing a rapid-response team to cauterise spread if coronavirus cases break out among students, faculty,…

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Ex-JLP councillor to know fate Friday after pleading guilty to gun charge

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Former local government representative in the St Catherine Municipal Corporation, Barrington Bailey, is to be sentenced on Friday for breaches of the Firearms Act. Bailey, the Jamaica Labour Party councillor in the Ensom City division from 2012 to…

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Haunted by 1980 | How Trevor Munroe got radicalised

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Professor Trevor Munroe, a radical of the turbulent 1970s, has now admitted that it was “inappropriate” to weaponise Edward Seaga’s race in a struggle to advance the democratic socialist agenda which opponents said bordered communism. The Message…

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Shaw welcomes launch of Hazardous Regulatory Authority

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Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Audley Shaw  says he is confident in Jamaica’s capacity to safely pursue its engagement with nuclear science and technology in all aspects of national development and wealth…

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