Jamaica bracing for COVID surge in December

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High-level technocrats at the Ministry of Health and Wellness are bracing for a surge in COVID-19 cases for Christmas. At the same time, they are pleading for people to take all the COVID precautions to reduce the possibility of hospitalisations…

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Murder wave tops agenda

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As Jamaica’s Crime Monitoring and Oversight Committee prepares to update the nation on its deliberations, stakeholders will be acutely aware that the wave of violence flaring for decades is still at crisis proportions. Despite a slew of coronavirus…

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NO $40M PAYOUT FOR TAHJAY - Judgment reversed for boy with brain damage

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The Court of Appeal has quashed a 2015 ruling of the Supreme Court that had awarded approximately $40 million to the family of 16-year-old Tahjay Rowe, who sustained brain damage when he was born at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital. The court has…

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Like Trump, Jamaican Republican denies defeat - Makes unproven claims of voter fraud, says American Dream now nightmare

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Jamaican Errol Webber, who ran on the Republican ticket for the 37th congressional district in Los Angeles, California, is refusing to concede defeat despite getting less than 14 per cent of the total votes cast. The seat was retained by Democrat…

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UK deportees to arrive in December

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Jamaica will, in a matter of weeks, welcome more deported migrants from the United Kingdom (UK) even as lobbyists attempt to put a halt to the plans. Upwards of 20 persons are being readied by the Home Office to be deported, The Gleaner has learnt…

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COVID fear sparks bedsore trauma

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Despite an apology and a suggestion that a patient be returned to the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital for proper care, a traumatised family is unmoved after a woman believed to have been inflicted with COVID-19 was allegedly neglected, causing her…

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Advocate: Get kids to open up about abuse

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Parents have been urged to develop more open relationships with their children so that they will be more likely to disclose incidents of sexual and other abuse as reports to state authorities have plunged amid the coronavirus pandemic. As the…

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100 kisses for ‘Miss Lou’ - Centenarian stands strong between two major pandemics

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Curline Lyon, who is celebrating 100 years today, is still on a high from the drive-through birthday wishes she received last Saturday. Dressed to the nines, Lyon’s children erected a tent at the gate for family and friends to pass by with showers…

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9 things to know about new dog-attack law

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The House of Representatives passed the Dogs (Liability for Attacks) Bill on Tuesday with 17 amendments. Here are a few key provisions: • In Section 2 of the legislation, ‘attack’ means any circumstance that results in injury. • And ‘injury’…

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Boy found wandering in Coronation Market

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The authorities are seeking the help of the public to find the parents of this boy who was found wandering in the Coronation Market on Tuesday. The child was brought to the Bustamante Hospital for Children by officers from the Darling Street Police…

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