‘A TIME TO HEAL’ - Hope, relief greet Biden-Harris win around the world

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World leaders swiftly congratulated United States President-elect Joe Biden on his victory yesterday, cheering it on as an opportunity to fortify global democracy and celebrating the significance of Americans having their first woman vice-president…

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NHT locks horns with security companies over contributions

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The National Housing Trust’s (NHT) insistence on getting $5 billion it claims private security firms owe for their workers is being viewed as an existential threat to the multibillion-dollar industry. Granting security guards long-demanded benefits…

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PNP still reeling from previous bitter contests - New leader urged to foster unity

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Internal campaigns have planted seeds of political division in the People’s National Party (PNP), leaving it badly damaged since 1992, but the temperature has risen exponentially in leadership races since, according to the party’s longest-serving…

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VIDEO | GOLDEN GOLDING - St Andrew Southern MP beats Hanna to become sixth PNP president

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Delegates of the People’s National Party (PNP) yesterday elected Mark Jefferson Golding as the political movement’s sixth president in its 82-year history, denying Lisa Hanna a chance to wear the crown. Golding, the member of parliament (MP) for St…

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Staring down a recession - COVID swallows up job gains made under IMF programmes

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The COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out a significant portion of the jobs created under the country’s recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) programmes, threatening a devastating recession as businesses shutter their doors islandwide. Still,…

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COVID-19 may have been here before March - Pregnant women could hold answers in proliferation study

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Jamaicans were sent into a frenzy in March as news spread of the island’s first confirmed case of the coronavirus which causes COVID-19. Nine months later, however, there are indications that the virus that has claimed the lives of at least 218…

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NWA: A lot of work to clear Gordon Town landslide

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Workers and contractors of the National Works Agency (NWA) were busy yesterday trying to clear an “unusual” landslide which blocked the Gordon Town main road, leaving hundreds of rural St Andrew residents stranded. Stephen Shaw, communications…

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Update| Weather may improve by Tuesday, but more rainfall by weekend says Met Service

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The Meteorological Service says Jamaica should begin to experience an improvement in weather conditions by Tuesday, as the heavy rainfall reduces.   However, at the same time, it forecasts that rainfall could return by…

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#PNPvotes| Golding took majority of votes in central and west; Hanna received more in east

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An analysis of yesterday’s votes in the People’s National Party’s (PNP) presidential election shows an interesting variance in support for both candidates from the different regions of the island.  The vote breakdown…

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Tremor rocks parts of St Thomas, Kingston, St Andrew and St Catherine

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The Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona, says sections of Jamaica were rocked by a a 3.4 magnitude earthquake this afternoon. It happened at about 2:59 p.m. The epicentre was near Trinityville, St Thomas. The quake…

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