STRANDED! - Travellers to Canada in limbo in Ja as labs overwhelmed due to new testing requirement for COVID-19

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Hundreds of vacationers hoping to return to Canada are now stranded in Jamaica after new rules requiring them to show proof of a negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test in order to enter the country came into effect on January 7. All…

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Holness slams vaccine grab - PM says rich countries under false sense of security hoarding COVID cure

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With a single Caribbean country yet to receive any vial of the COVID-19 vaccine released a month ago, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says big countries are hoarding the precious medicine. Wealthy countries have been engaged in surplus buying since…

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Barricaded to prevent drive-by shootings - Police erect barriers in Trench Town as violent attacks increase

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Security barricades have been erected in the community of Trench Town from Lower First Street to Fifth Street along each intersection linking West Road to prevent further drive-by shooting as tension continues to increase in the area. There has…

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New ward for COVID-19 patients under construction at Falmouth Hospital

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WESTERN BUREAU: The Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) is presently overseeing the construction of an additional ward now being built at the Falmouth Public Hospital in Trelawny. Construction of the facility comes even as the Falmouth…

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Outpouring of tributes and emotions for Butch at viewing of his body

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Government officials, diplomats, business associates, and staff members turned out at the Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church in St Andrew to pay their respects to Gordon Arthur Cyril ‘Butch’ Stewart, who died late Monday evening in Florida….

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Still active in farming, competitions, 78-year-old Clarendon senior relishes her fitness

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Linda Harris, 78, from Pennantwood in Clarendon, is not quite ready to call it quits on her favourite pastime. The senior, who has an enviable collection of certificates, awards and trophies, brags about her domino prowess which has earned her a…

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NSWMA to undertake garbage profile survey

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The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is to undertake a comprehensive garbage characterisation survey, slated to get under way in the second quarter of the year, to determine what percentage of much of the country’s solid waste is…

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Democrats’ momentum builds to impeach Trump; Pelosi hits rioters

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Momentum built among Democrats today for a fresh and fast push to impeach President Donald Trump, even as the House speaker accused his backers who violently invaded the Capitol of choosing “their whiteness over democracy.” …

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Relatives in desperate search for man abducted in St Catherine

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The relatives of 25-year-old Oraine Bailey are anxious for his return, after he was taken by men purporting to be police on January 2.  His relatives told our newsroom that the  incident happened while Bailey was…

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Robbers raid training facility for the disabled

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Paul Wilson, coordinator at Creative Craft Plus in downtown Kingston, his wife Angela and two other workers, were in for a rude awakening this morning when they turned up at the facility, which provides training for several …

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