‘Shame on you’ - Medical director chastises colleagues involved in black market COVID testing

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Former president of the western chapter of the Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ), Dr Jacqueline Chambers says medical practitioners involved in the unauthorised administration of antigen (rapid) tests on the black market has brought shame to the…

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Gov’t seized of COVID learning loss – Holness

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In acknowledging the learning loss in students that has alarmed teachers and principals, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has asserted that remedial classes might be necessary to address the issue. Schools have been shuttered for the most part since…

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Deadly family feud - 4-y-o killed in her sleep, dad shot as alleged dispute between brothers boils over

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Western Bureau: When strange sounds inside their Freeman’s Hall, Trelawny, home awakened members of a family early yesterday morning, they discovered a masked gunman who was about to unleash unspeakable terror into their lives. According to the…

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Bishop calls on Holness to declare position on abortion

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Bishop Alvin Bailey, chairman of Jamaica CAUSE, is calling on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to publicly condemn calls for the legalisation of abortion even as one of his state ministers is asking for the issue to be placed back on the parliamentary…

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Thwaites: Holy Spirit’s grace not gender-specific - Women’s positions formalised in Catholic Church

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A move by Pope Francis to amend Canon law allowing women to formally become lectors and acolytes in the Roman Catholic Church is being welcomed as a step in the right direction by former Jamaican lawmaker Deacon Ronald Thwaites. Carrying out their…

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More western schools reopen for face-to-face classes

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WESTERN BUREAU: More schools across St James and Westmoreland are slated to resume face-to-face classes next Monday as the Ministry of Education continues its systematic drive to bring students back to the physical classroom after almost a year’s…

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2020 in memoriam

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Amid what was a difficult 2020, dozens of Jamaicans who lived public lives or gave stellar service in various fields over the years bade their goodbyes, leaving the nation in mourning. As the coronavirus pandemic reached our shores, Jamaicans were…

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Flood bill being tallied as Long Hill clean-up continues

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Western Bureau: The authorities are still tabulating the cost of last Friday’s flood rains, which did extensive damage in the vicinity of the Long Hill main road on the outskirts of Montego Bay in St James as a massive clean-up drive continues….

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Westmoreland COVID worry eases, Manchester and St Ann new hotspots

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The Health Ministry is reporting that the COVID worry in the parish of Westmoreland has eased. However, there is now alarm about the “uncontrolled” increase in the number of confirmed cases in the parishes of Manchester and St Ann….

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Jamaica pursuing bilateral talks to increase COVID-19 vaccine access

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Jamaica is pursuing plans to obtain safe vaccines from China, India, and Cuba to treat COVID-19. Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton told Parliament a short while ago that the Government would be seeking to enter into bilateral…

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