Nightly curfews extended to December 1

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The Office of the Prime Minister (OMP) has announced that the nightly curfews and several other COVID containment measures have been extended until December 1. A number of the existing measures under the Disaster Risk Management Order were…

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DOGS MAUL 5-Y-O - St Ann boy bitten all over body; new scrutiny on stalled legislation

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A five-year-old boy is battling for his life in the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital after being mauled by dogs in St D’Acre, near Alexandria, on Sunday. He has been identified as Mickele Allen of a St D’Acre address in St Ann. The St Ann police…

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‘They’re not qualified’ - CEO-in-waiting of mining investors bashes environmentalists

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A former deputy commissioner of the Government’s Mines and Geology Division tapped for a leadership role in the controversy-plagued Jamaica World LLC has warned that much of the criticism of the Puerto Bueno Mountains quarrying plan is misplaced…

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COVID test for J’cans at Hedo

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WESTERN BUREAU: All Jamaicans are now required to undergo a COVID-19 test in order to check into the Hedonism II hotel in Negril. Only tourists originating in four US states – Arizona, Texas, Florida, New York – are expected to present a COVID-19…

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Holness launches GoFundMe for flood-hit constituents

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Juliet Holness, the member of parliament for St Andrew East Rural, is seeking to raise nearly $3 million through crowdfunding to assist with the recovery effort in the constituency, which has been recently devastated by flooding. So far,…

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Toots’ last beat - Heroes Park burial marks end of an era

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Reggae icon Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert had a quiet burial amid few mourners on Sunday, a stark contrast to a bombastic career in which his distinctive voice and infectious smile made millions of fans across the globe and transformed stages into…

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Church takes fight to virus

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Declaring that the Church was made for crises such as the coronavirus outbreak, pentecostal pastor the Rev George King charged Christian believers on Sunday to seize opportunities to be a light dispelling the darkness in their communities. “Your…

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Pastor rips into ganja-smoking jobless men

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Marijuana smokers were drawn into the firing line of a Kingston pastor on Sunday, the minister using an International Men’s Day church service to rail against a practice he associated with non-productivity and the sense of malaise stymieing Jamaica…

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AA introduces trial app to make travel easier during COVID

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WESTERN BUREAU: As at Wednesday, November 18, American Airlines passengers connecting through Miami to Jamaica will have access to a mobile wellness wallet app that will be used to verify pretesting for COVID-19. A collaboration between the airline…

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Stocks Round Up | 36 stocks advance, 35 decline and 11 trade firm

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index advanced on Monday with an advance/decline ratio of 36/35. The JSE Combined Index advanced by 1,063.31 points or 0.28 per cent to close at 375,938.71. The JSE Main Market Index advanced by 1,066.43…

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