NEW YEAR SURGE - Ministry warns of possible collapse of health sector with virus cases to rise over Christmas

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A huge spike in COVID-19 cases looms over the Christmas season, which could put pressure on hospital bed spaces, with males at a higher risk of dying if Jamaicans let down their guards against the coronavirus in the coming weeks, the health…

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Peeping Tom landlords to be punished

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Landlords who utilise technological devices such as cameras to spy on their tenants or invade their privacy could soon face sanctions when the Cybercrimes Act is amended. Director of legal reform in the Ministry of Justice, Maurice Bailey, told…

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Killer Causwell loses appeal

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Stephen Causwell, the businessman who killed his girlfriend inside her Oakland Apartments complex over a decade ago, has lost his bid to have his murder conviction overturned. In a decision handed down yesterday, the Court of Appeal refused an…

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Family rejects claim man shot girlfriend, best friend before suicide

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Western Bureau: The family of a popular Westmoreland promoter, who allegedly killed himself after shooting his girlfriend and his best friend in a bizarre incident early yesterday morning, says they believe he was murdered and the story fabricated…

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Downtown Kgn vendors forecast bleak Christmas

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Vendors in the busy downtown Kingston commercial district are on edge as the Government ponders whether or not to relax COVID-19 restrictions for the festive season. While some want more breathing room to operate and rake in earnings in a year…

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JNHT: Mining would threaten archaeological assets in Cockpit Country

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An archaeological impact assessment conducted by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) has painted a gloomy picture for historical assets within the proposed Special Mining Lease (SML) 173, if the Government allows Noranda Jamaica Bauxite…

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Southside hopes for meaningful change - Shootings, murders, break-ins increase in Kingston Central

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As the Crime Monitoring…

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Ja urged to keep eye on dengue, chik-V, Zika and malaria

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Although several factors have been driving the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases across the world, climate change is being pinpointed as one of the major influences. Unplanned urbanisation, increased exposure of humans to disease…

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‘Being a father is by far my favourite cap’ - Dads honoured on International Men’s Day

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Audley Malcolm was ushered into fatherhood when he was 19 years old and quickly had to equip himself with the tools necessary for all facets of his child’s upbringing. Now 65 and a father of nine, he was yesterday honoured for being exemplary in…

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Applications now open for MOE tablet/laptop voucher programme

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The portal established by the Government for Jamaicans to apply for financial assistance to buy electronic devices for distance learning is now up and running. The Ministry of Education says the technical issues that delayed Tuesday’s launch…

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