$57b NHT rescue - Gov’t clawing $11.4b annually over five years to cushion COVID collapse

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Jovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter The Andrew Holness administration will be seeking $57 billion over the next five years from the National Housing Trust (NHT) to help cushion the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. That proposal…

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Gov’t to press ahead with five-year housing rollout

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Despite projections that Jamaica’s economy is set to decline by up to 10 per cent for the current fiscal year owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Andrew Holness administration has no immediate plans to adjust its target of rolling out 70,000…

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‘Death sentence’ - Arrested in front of children, J’can dreads UK deportation without known relatives

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A 23-year-old man who is to be deported from the United Kingdom (UK) on Wednesday, December 2, having served time in prison for peddling ‘class A’ drugs, is accusing the Home Office of being “callous, wicked and uncaring” for arresting him in full…

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‘Major’ child abduction ruling - Court orders 3-y-o sent back to dad in Florida

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The Jamaican mother of a three-year-old boy has been ordered to return the child to his father in United States amid a simmering year-long dispute that drew on international law governing child abduction. The landmark case was anchored on the Hague…

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Evergreen Christmas trees hit the sidewalks - Farmers optimistic despite Gordon Town road, COVID hurdles

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With a breakaway ruling out commute along their normal Gordon Town road route, Christmas tree farmers have seen their journey from Penlyne Castle to Constant Spring Road in Half-Way Tree more than double this year. As the Christmas shopping season…

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Caribbean must double down on HIV fight, says UNAIDS director - Region way off target for 90-90-90 goal

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Several Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, are shaping up to miss the ambitious 90-90-90 United Nations target for the end of this year to help end the AIDS epidemic. Set in 2013, the target called for countries to have 90 per cent of those…

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‘I thought I was gonna die’ - Advocate calls for J’cans to support HIV-positive persons along rough journey

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Joan Stephen has been living with HIV for two decades. The 59-year-old activist and mother of seven epitomises strength and wears a radiant smile as she champions the call to end the stigma and discrimination against people who have the virus. “I…

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Westmoreland firefighter saluted for long service - Near-death experience in truck crash didn’t scare off rookie

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WESTERN BUREAU: Corporal Neri Allen says despite a near-death experience and the sometimes unpredictable, fiery nature of his job, he remains undaunted in his love and commitment to serving his community and country. Allen, who serves in the…

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Hamilton tests positive for COVID-19, will miss Sakhir F1 GP

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SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP): Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix. The Mercedes team said in a statement Tuesday that Hamilton was tested three times last week and…

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JPS’ smart LED streetlights leading to new St Catherine community stolen

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The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) has disclosed that nine of the nine of the LED streetlights installed to light the roadway leading to the SilverSun Estate in St Catherine, have been stolen.  The housing…

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