TOUGH SANCTIONS LOOM - Comply with COVID protocols or else, says Gov’t to healthcare operators

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The Government has issued a strong warning to owners and operators of residential healthcare facilities that failure to comply with regulations and protocols related to COVID-19 by month end will result in prosecutions, closures, and fines…

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Chicken farmer cries foul - JPS ordered to pay $65m but appeal will intensify distress, says claimant

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After winning a 12-year legal battle with the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) for land trespass, Rosemarie Samuels is being dragged back to court as the light and power company is appealing the award of $65 million to the chicken farmer. The…

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Tax relief for computer donors

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Disgruntled donors and cash-starved parents angered by hefty taxes on computers may now benefit from relief on duties that have hobbled access to online learning for children amid the coronavirus pandemic that has shuttered schools since March….

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Election too close to call

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The election has ended but the decision is far from over. After millions of Americans voted in an election overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic, political watchers and ordinary Americans remained on tenterhooks as the count began on Tuesday. At 10…

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When it rains, it pains

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Every time it rains, anxiety overwhelms Carleen Dyce, a resident of the hilly Kintyre community in the St Andrew East Rural constituency, an area that has suffered from landslides for years. Dyce once enjoyed a sizeable backyard that has now been…

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A2: Swing states key for Trump, Biden

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Young Caribbean voters lead charge against Trump

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Genesis Whitlock is still in high school and was unable to vote on Tuesday because she’s 17 years old, a year below America’s voting age. But the fact that she was unable to participate in this election has only intensified her resolve to make a…

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$120m lifeline - Relief package for fisheries industry

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The Government has thrown a $120-million lifeline to the fisheries industry which has been tanking under the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Portfolio Minister Floyd Green told Parliament on Tuesday that productivity in the sector has fallen as…

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PNP delegates have loads of practice

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Nearly 150 officials from the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) will marshal Saturday’s internal polls to select the sixth president of the People’s National Party (PNP) and the fourth leadership change since 1992. St Andrew South Member of…

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St Andrew businesswoman freed of murder

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St Andrew businesswoman 47-year-old Karlene Spencer was today freed of murder. Spencer was charged in relation to the death of Barrington Walton. Allegations were that on September 28, 2016 Spencer had intervened in an altercation between the…

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