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17 schools selected for face-to-face pilot

The Education Minister Fayval Williams has announced that face-to-face classes will resume under a pilot programme for 17 schools in nine parishes from November 9 to 20. Twelve of the schools are at the primary level and five at the secondary...
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Two nursing homes ordered closed over COVID protocol breaches

Health authorities have ordered the closure of two nursing homes found in breach of COVID-19 protocols. At the same time, several others as well as lock-ups and prisons have been given time to comply. Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton told a...
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An aerial photograph of a house on Barrett Street in Spanish Town, St Catherine, on Friday, July 17, 2020. The dwelling inches closer to the Rio Cobre with each heavy downpour of rainfall as a result of soil erosion.

Gully bank threat - Holness talks tough on no-build zones as flood bill nears $3b

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has sounded a warning to Jamaicans who construct houses on gully banks and other areas prone to flooding, saying that his administration will take steps to establish “no-build zones”. He contended that the Government...
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Dark dance of death - Survivors remember Gold Street Massacre

Forty years after the bloody election campaign in 1980, Rosemarie ‘Debbie’ Maragh believes that she would not be alive today had it not been for her insistent sister and the heroic help of a man who braved heavy...
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Stay home; don’t put Jamaicans at risk

Davia Gyles accepts her award from Windalco’s Director of Human Resource Glendon Johnson.

Windalco invests $8m in scholarship programme

Sixty-three students residing in St Catherine, Manchester and St Ann are beneficiaries of the 2020 annual Windalco local scholarship and grants programme. The programme, which has been running for more than a decade, has seen more than $100 million...
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J’can figures big in COVID-19 fight in New York

Jamaican Ingrid Murray, who serves as president and director of facilities of the United States-based family-owned Prospect Cleaning Services (PCS), which she runs with her husband Courtney Murray, was earlier this year commissioned by the...
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‘Optimistic and positive’ - Waterhouse hopeful ahead of Concacaf assignment

Despite not playing any competitive football for seven months, Waterhouse Football Club will go into their Concacaf League quarter-final against Arcahaie of Haiti on November 5 at Stadium East with a lot of hope and optimism, says coach Marcel...
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National Stadium, Sabina ready for ‘Prem’ - No issues for venues despite heavy rain across the island

General Manager of Independence Park Limited, Major Desmon Brown and Chief Executive Officer of Sabina Holdings Limited, Anthony Walter have both noted that there is no significant issue hampering their ability to host games for the upcoming...
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Gregory Pullen, chairman of Everything Fresh Jamaica Limited.

EFresh expands to Bahamas

Food distributor Everything Fresh Jamaica Limited, EFresh, has gotten the nod from the Central Bank of Bahamas for the acquisition of a 60 per cent stake in a company it took a bet on in early 2019. Details of the transaction were not disclosed,...
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Caribbean Cement headed for best year in negative times

Caribbean Cement Company, supplier to a resilient construction market, made $2.2 billion over three quarters to September, reflecting a one-third growth in earnings amid the pandemic. Not only has Caribbean Cement outperformed its nine-month...
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Erotic dancehall acts will be ‘purged’ - Selector compares music to Mother Earth

It is no secret that the already thin line that exists between highly sexualised dancehall content and full-on soft porn has eroded even further, as more dancehall entertainers say that they are embracing their sexuality, sometimes in eye-popping...
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Happy birthday, Bob Andy - Singer did it his way

Godfrey ‘Bobby’ Anderson, the son of late, great, reggae singer and songwriter Bob Andy, said his father often used a line of American singer Frank Sinatra’s popular song My Way to describe his life’s journey. “My father would say that ‘like ole...
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Editorial | Transparency in protocols for classroom teaching

It has been more than a month since this newspaper urged Fayval Williams, the education minister, to bring to the table for frank discussions, and a sharing of the geo-mapping data, on how, where, and under what circumstances schools may be...
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Alfred Dawes | Surviving COVID-19 [Part I]

When a new virus enters a population, initially it spreads slowly then rises sharply until enough people develop immunity to block further transmission of the disease, leading to the epidemic ending. The goal, therefore, is to slow the spread of...
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Letter of the Day | Usain Bolt should be respected for his hard work

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is really a very fulfilling feeling when you see your fellow men rise up. You should be singing praises for his/her accomplishments. When your friends or acquaintances move up the ladder of success and make marked progress,...
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Hotel operators have a responsibility, too

THE EDITOR, MADAM: My deepest condolences to the family of Andre Burnett, who disappeared in the Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, waters over the weekend. This is so very sad. I note with great concern the call being made for the Government to...
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Evelio Mancera and his daughter, Jennifer Mancera, both residents of Madison, fill out their ballots on the first day of the state’s in-person absentee voting window for the November 3 election outside the city’s City-County Building Tuesday in Madison

Worst place, worst time - Trump faces virus spike in Midwest

OSHKOSH, Wisconsin (AP): Gabe Loiacono is the kind of voter President Donald Trump can ill afford to lose. He lives in a pivotal county of a swing state that is among a handful that will decide the presidency. A college history professor who last...
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Trump supporters rally at US Embassy in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP): A convoy of cars decorated with American flags and Trump 2020 banners on Tuesday drove from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, holding a rally outside the US Embassy in support of the American president ahead of next week’s election. Some two...
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CPR in children a last resort, prevention is key

Cardiac arrest is a dreaded complication of any injury or illness. In children, cardiac arrest is often secondary to respiratory failure and shock, unlike in adults where it is usually sudden and due to a problem in the heart. The majority of...
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It has been hell – breast cancer survivor

“It has been hell!” a confident and defiant Paulette Rennalls-Dawson said as she recalls her challenging and tumultuous journey with stage four breast cancer. Rennalls-Dawson was diagnosed with the disease in 2009. As a result of the severity of...
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