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Rae Town, Cornwall Courts under two-week COVID curfew

The Office of the Prime Minister has announced special curfews for Rae Town, Kingston and Cornwall Courts, St James amid an increase in COVID cases in the communities. The curfews take effect Friday at 6 p.m., Friday, October 23 and will run until...
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NWA working to restore road access in St Andrew communities

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it is currently in the process of clearing roadways, on a priority basis, in order to reopen these corridors to vehicular traffic following rain-related landslides and flooding. NWA Communication and Customer...
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The residents of Shooters Hill in St Andrew working feverishly to dig through debris for a missing 15-year-old student of The Queen’s School whose father’s body was found after a landslide yesterday fell on the house they were in.

Double tragedy - Father killed and daughter missing after landslide covers house

Fifteen-year-old Saneeka Leechman, a student of The Queen’s School in Kingston, was making plans to surprise her father, 42-year-old Romeo Leechman, on his upcoming birthday, but this will never come to pass as a land slippage caused by heavy rains...
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Hope Pastures residents score victory - Court of Appeal rules JPS in breach, orders trial to determine safety of underground wire distribution system

The long-running case between the Hope Pastures residents in St Andrew and the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is headed for trial. The Court of Appeal yesterday said the JPS was under a statutory obligation to supply electricity by underground...
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The entrance to the new Faith Education Centre, located in Innswood Village.

Faith Education Centre moves to new location - Hard-hit institution secures premises through successful GoFundMe campaign

Faith Education Centre has settled into its new location. The special-needs institution, which launched a GoFundMe campaign on May 21 to relocate from its Willodene, Spanish Town, location, has moved to Innswood Village, also in the Old Capital. “...
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Letter to Lifespan - Water company aims to award deserving pupils with tablets

Lifespan Spring Water Company Limited has asked students to write letters about their lives and the merits of education. The reward for their personal essays: a tablet computer to assist with online schooling. “The criteria for selection involve...
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Jamaica’s Damion Lowe (right) and Panama’s Gabriel Torres battle for the ball during the first half of a Concacaf Gold Cup match in Philadelphia on Sunday, June 30, 2019.

‘Where I want to be’ - Reggae Boy Damion Lowe focused on getting back to best form

On the verge of advancing to the United Soccer League (USL) final, national defender Damion Lowe says that he is slowly getting back to his best as he continues his play-off campaign with Phoenix Rising FC. Phoenix will host El Paso Locomotive in...
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Swim clubs adjusting to calendar reshuffle

Despite the rescheduling of swimming events because of the coronavirus pandemic, Tornadoes Swim Club coach Wendy Lee and ‘Y’ Speedos coach Gillian Millwood say that the setbacks have not hindered the preparation of their athletes. The competitions...
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Carol Coy, director general, Statistical Institute of Jamaica.

COVID pressuring household incomes - Unemployment rate jumps to 12.6% in new jobs survey

A COVID-19 study conducted by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, Statin, has found that 57 per cent of Jamaican households saw a reduction in income between the onset of the coronavirus in March and September. The data affirms the results of a...
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Crashes are fewer but more severe, says insurer IronRock

The number of car crashes have fallen since the April imposition of COVID-19 curfews, but the damage sustained in motor accidents were found to be more severe. The upshot for IronRock is that claims are tracking apace with last year, despite fewer...
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Miss Universe Jamaica franchise holders and owners of Uzuri International, Mark McDermott (left) and Karl Williams.

Miss Universe Jamaica eliminations today - Largest number of applicants since 2013, says franchise holder

With beauty pageants and related activities barred under existing COVID-19 protocols and quarantine rules, Miss Universe Jamaica (MUJ) franchise holders are taking the necessary steps to find this year’s queen, and the response has been second to...
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McKenzie: Examine COVID messaging - ... says Buju’s utterances require ‘deep analysis’

Music analyst Clyde McKenzie says the messaging of coronavirus (COVID-19) campaigns, both locally and globally, needs to be examined. This amid uproar over Buju Banton’s denouncement on social media of mask-wearing as one of the protocols...
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Editorial | Work towards equality in education

The story of Ainsley Rodhen offers a clear and compelling reason to celebrate in one of the most unsettling times in human history. This B.B. Coke High School graduate has successfully shaken the label of ‘ward of the state’ and is proudly wearing...
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Curtis Ward |From Globalisation to Populism – Part III: The terrorism phenomenon and the rise of populism

The globalisation agenda was jolted into a new reality in 2001. The most heinous of terrorist attacks in modern history against the United States on September 11, 2001 (9/11) sparked an unprecedented security threat on a global scale posed by...
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Letter of the Day | Let’s work together to make Jamaica a better place

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica recently elected a new Government with a very powerful mandate, which may not be good for a parliamentary democracy in the sense that the opposition members of parliament are considerably fewer. The people have chosen...
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Buju’s outburst is disappointing

THE EDITOR, Madam: Recently, I saw on social media where one of our beloved sons, reggae artiste and the Jamaica Festival Song 2020 winner, Mark Myrie, aka Buju Banton, had an unexpected outburst. Now, no one knows for sure what was going on in...
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An election worker pulls a stack of returned ballots from a sorting machine at the King County Elections Office on October 20.

Russian hackers targeting state, local networks

WASHINGTON (AP): US officials said that Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of state and local governments in the United States in recent days, stealing data from at least two servers. The warning, less than two weeks before the...
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Final count gives leftist big victory in election

LA PAZ (AP): A final official vote count released Friday gave leftist Luis Arce a smashing victory in Bolivia’s presidential election, a vindication for the Movement Toward Socialism party of ousted President Evo Morales, who was barred from...
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