COVID-19 trending down for Christmas

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The downward trend in new coronavirus infections may offer a boon for Jamaicans as the Yuletide season approaches, but the country’s chief medical officer, Jacquiline Bisasor McKenzie, has warned citizens not to let their guard down for fear that…

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GHOST BPO - Applicants, HR reps demand answers as call centre targets 1,500 jobseekers

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More than 30 applicants shortlisted for customer service and sales representative positions at a ghost call centre have raised an alarm and want the authorities to probe its operations. Some of the hundreds of jobseekers have reportedly paid over…

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A contract killer’s trail of blood

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The mother of 49-year-old David Drummond has been having nightmares since the death of her son on July 16 in Palm district, Treadways, allegedly at the hands of contract killer Ashado ‘Boysie’ McFarlane. She still endures sleepless nights while…

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Why schools pulled out of pilot

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The three schools that withdrew from a two-week pilot, due to start next Monday, opted out because of logistical, health, and other challenges that would have threatened a smooth restart amid the coronavirus pandemic. This week’s hiccup came days…

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Ahmad: Don’t blame the poor for shanty towns

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WESTERN BUREAU: British High Commissioner Asif Ahmad has said that the poor should not be blamed for the plethora of shanty towns and informal settlements across the island as it is the rich, who, in creating towns and cities with high-rise…

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Green vows strong action against poachers

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Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Floyd Green has signalled his intention to take strong action against poachers who continue to plunder Jamaica’s territorial waters. Green, who delivered the keynote address at the formal handover of a twin-…

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Teachers anxious over CXC’s silence on 2021 plans

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WESTERN BUREAU: Educators across the island are growing anxious over what they say is a lack of communication by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) on how it intends to administer the 2021 sittings of the regional exams in light of the COVID-…

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PAHO official says COVID vaccine could be available first half of 2021

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Assistant Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr Jarbas Barbosa, says an approved coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine could be available for distribution and administration during the first half of 2021. Speaking during PAHO’s…

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Communities implored to cooperate with health teams

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is imploring residents in communities that have been quarantined due to coronavirus (COVID-19) to cooperate with health teams in getting tested for the virus. Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jacquiline…

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Appeal Court rules driver should serve prison time for death of blind women

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Ann Marie Williams, the driver of a motorcar that killed two visually-impaired women after it ploughed into a crowded bus stop in 2011, has been taken into custody to begin serving her prison sentence.

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