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Nissan recalls over 250K vehicles to replace Takata air bags

DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is recalling more than a quarter-million SUVs, trucks and vans worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The vehicles have air bags with volatile ammonium nitrate that can explode with too much...
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Stocks Round Up | 79 stocks traded

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index advanced on Thursday with an advance/decline ratio of 49/18. The index moved by 3,429.40 points or 0.92 per cent to close at 376,623.05. The JSE Main Market Index advanced by 2,911.92 points or 0.77...
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Clarendon on COVID radar - Third coronavirus patient dies as more cases linked to Corn Piece man

Jamaica has registered two COVID-19-linked deaths in as many days and, on Wednesday, recorded an almost 16 per cent increase in the number of persons who have tested positive for the respiratory disease. With positive cases rising by six to 44, a...
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‘Guns that have no bullets’ - Jamaican doctors in US say COVID war scary as hell

 As the coronavirus pandemic spreads like a bush fire throughout the United States, several Jamaican healthcare professionals on the front line tell of a brutal grind of attrition that has seen COVID-19 infections creep...
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Earth Today | Jhannel Tomlinson: Making youth advocacy count

IN 2018, Jhannel Tomlinson declared her commitment to youth advocacy in the effort to contain climate-change impacts in the Caribbean. Fast-forward to 2020, and she is sticking to her guns and has the ‘receipts’ to show. Among other things, she was...
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Earth Today | From pageant queen to recycling champ

MISS UNIVERSE Jamaica 2019 Iana Tickle Garcia continues to make her mark as a philanthropist and environmental champion. The founder of the Crochet for Charity project, Garcia uses her crocheting skills to create handmade accessories and donates...
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McClure boots COVID-19 - Reggae Girlz goalkeeper speaks on overcoming novel coronavirus

She is very good at saving penalties, but her biggest save may be against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Jamaica’s senior women’s football tea goalkeeper, Nicole McClure, came down with the virus recently but has fought and defeated the deadly...
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Aussie-based Girls dealing with pay cut

NATIONAL SENIOR netball team captain Jhaniele Fowler says that she and other Sunshine Girls who play in Suncorp Super Netball in Australia are devastated by the move of organisers to cut their salaries by 70 per cent. This is because of the...
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Dozens of parked American Airlines planes are parked at the Pittsburgh International Airport, on Friday, March 27, 2020, in Moon, Pennsylvania.

US Treasury wants payback plan from airlines

THE UNITED States Treasury Department wants airlines to say how they will compensate the government for US$25 billion in grants used to keep employees on the payroll during the coronavirus outbreak. The economic-relief bill passed last week gives...
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Stocks Round Up | JSE Combined Index declines

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index declined on Wednesday with an advance/decline ratio of 49/25. The index moved down by 536.62 points or 0.14 per cent to close at 373,193.65. The JSE Main Market Index declined by 1,643.55 points or 0....
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Freedom Skate Park to add spark to Bull Bay

At the end of the Bull Bay quarantine comes some more good news for residents, especially the young and spritely. Freedom Skate Park, a massive undertaking that has been years in the making, is finally now very near its own end. Kevin Bourke, one...
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Family starts GoFundMe for Delroy Washington

The family of late British reggae pioneer, Delroy Washington, has started a GoFundMe drive to assist with funeral expenses and other memorial costs. The account, which was established on Tuesday, four days after Washington’s death in London from...
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Editorial | Mandatory face masks for public transport

THE GOVERNMENT’S imposition of a night-time curfew, among measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, would probably have been informed by an analysis of after-dark traffic patterns and adherence to the administration’s shelter-in-place guidance of a...
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Devon Dick | Who let the horses out to race?

Why was horse racing allowed at Caymanas Park after Prime Minister Andrew Holness, by order, declared the whole of Jamaica a disaster area on March 13, 2020? The regulation of the Disaster Risk Management (Enforcement Measures) (No. 2) Order 2020...
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Letter of the Day | Covid-19 - Assistance beyond physical care

THE EDITOR, Madam: WITH THE directives for confinement of those of our citizens age 75 years and over, referred to as the ‘elderly’, it is timely to remind ourselves that the maintenance law of Jamaica requires that adults who are able maintain...
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Kudos to the Jamaica Guangdong Association

THE EDITOR, Madam: I ADMIRE and appreciate the efforts of the Chinese business community in Jamaica, particularly through the Jamaica Guangdong Association, in aiding the fight against the COVID-19 disease locally. According to its website, the...
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Single COVID patient recovers in St Vincent - Caribbean coronavirus fight takes many forms

WHEN IT became apparent in January that the new coronavirus (COVID-19) would become a serious pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that each country would have to adopt untested strategies to manage the crisis. Here in the Caribbean...
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Police stations shuttered amid coronavirus curfew

SAN JUAN (AP): Puerto Rico on Wednesday closed its fifth police station in a week, raising concerns about the US territory’s ability to respond to the coronavirus pandemic as officers accused the government of exposing one of the largest police...
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Athletes Kemar Bailey-Cole and Ristananna Tracey tie the knot

Congratulations have been pouring in from track and field fans and colleagues for Olympians ​Kemar Bailey-Cole and Ristananna Tracey. The couple who have been in a relationship since 2009, tied the knot on Saturday. They have taken to social media...
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Westmoreland custos weds in Florida

Custos of Westmoreland Canon Hartley Perrin wed his fellow parishioner, the stunning Sophia Loraine, on Saturday in Clermont, Florida. In an intimate gathering that was officiated by Fr. Lenworth Haughton, family and friends braved Coronavirus...
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Quarantine and cook with Peppatree

Groceries are essential to nourishment, sustenance and good health. But if you’re looking to spice things up in the kitchen for the entire family, it might be a viable option to quarantine and cuisine with Peppatree. According to the company’s...
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Experience the flavours of Leanne’s Sweet Tooth

Leanne’s Sweet Tooth is an eight-year-old virtual baking house owned by young chef Leanne Morrison, who has dedicated her time to produce options that you wouldn’t see in a typical bakery. The current pandemic has scaled down operations for Leanne’...
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