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Teens among 13 charged in Denham Town for breaching COVD curfew

Thirteen persons including two teens in Denham Town, Kingston were on Friday arrested and charged for breaching the COVID-19 nightly islandwide curfew. The police say they were arrested between 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. after they failed to heed...
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Sunny weather tempts Europe, Queen Elizabeth urges self-discipline

LONDON (AP) — As warm, sunny weather beckoned across Europe, Queen Elizabeth II appealed to Britons on Sunday to exercise self-discipline in “an increasingly challenging time” as the country saw a record 24-hour jump in...
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Bigger than 9/11 - COVID-19 will change how medicine is practised, say doctors

One of the country’s brightest medical minds, Professor Michael Boyne, believes that the crippling fear and death associated with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is comparable only to the terror attack of September 11, 2001 in the United...
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Risking COVID-19 for work - J’can farm workers head to US, Canada in midst of coronavirus outbreak

Despite the alarming rate at which lives are being lost to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in North America, Jamaicans are still willing to take the risk to participate in the seasonal overseas work programmes. However, this time they have to...
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Stay home; don’t put Jamaicans at risk

‘Potentially infectious’ in death - Funeral homes warned to be careful in handling COVID-19 victims

Concerned that persons who die from COVID-19 may still be infectious, funeral home operators are being warned to avoid direct contact with blood and other fluids from the bodies. Jamaica’s health ministry has also cautioned that funeral home...
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Forced to live differently –Part 2 - Surviving the crisis of COVID-19

In our continuation from last week, eProbe looks on how persons within the entertainment industry have had to adjust to what is now considered their new reality, as business owners share their worries and concerns, while entertainers use the time...
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An aerial shot during the final day of activities at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

IPL set to lose big bucks

General manager of Independence Park Limited (IPL) Major Desmon Brown says his organisation is projected to lose more than $100 million due to the closure of sporting facilities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Jamaica now has 55 confirmed COVID...
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‘Schedule changes will have an effect on training’

Enforced changes to the traditional track and field schedule will make athletes approach training differently. That is the expert opinion of Maurice Wilson, founder and head coach of the Sprintec Track Club. In particular, Wilson believes that the...
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Chlorine gas plant commissioned in Jamaica

ANSA Coatings Jamaica has commissioned a chlorine regasification plant at the same complex that houses its sister company, Berger Paints in Kingston, becoming the only operation in Jamaica to enter that line of chlorine manufacturing. Neither the...
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TGI Friday’s pay bill cuts profit for Jamaican operation

THE TRENDY sports bar and grill TGI Friday’s in Kingston made a profit of TT$1.6 million, or about J$32 million, in 2019 after menu tweaks, but those earnings were less than the previous year, ­according to its Trinidadian parent Prestige Holdings...
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Kartel: His influence on dancehall - Mikie Bennett examines incarcerated DJ’s ability to brand himself

Producer Mikie Bennett, in a recent interview with The Sunday Gleaner on the influence and impact of Vybz Kartel on the music, noted that the controversial dancehall artiste is the “most dominant figure we have had in dancehall in many years”....
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Bay-C’s Spatial Innovision goes beyond business for COVID-19

Around the world, people have been pooling skills, talents, and resources in the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Factories have been re-purposed and product output temporarily altered. Even entertainers have taken time to keep...
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Editorial | Ploughing land to plant concrete

We still hope that the Government will appreciate the wisdom of not planting Jamaica’s most fertile lands with concrete and steel and that the economic dislocation from the COVID-19 pandemic will be the epiphany, leading to the embrace of this...
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Carolyn Cooper | Nuh hitch up hitch up pon people

Snobbish speakers of English don’t seem to mind catching the coronavirus from ill-informed speakers of Jamaican. Last month, I wrote a column in our Jamaican language with this headline, “Holness Fi Gi Virus Warning Inna Two Language”. As was to...
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New coronavirus limits bring new religious freedom tension

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite state and local limits on public gatherings, some faith leaders have persisted in holding in-person services, a matter of religious freedom, they say, as the nation approached its fourth Sunday battling the coronavirus...
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Saudi Arabia sharply rebukes Russia over oil price collapse

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia sharply criticised Russia on Saturday over what it described as Moscow blaming the kingdom for the collapse in global energy prices, showing the tensions ahead of an emergency meeting of OPEC...
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In the spirit of serving humanity – Part 3

We continue our journey highlighting the journey of Peace Corps volunteers (PCV). In this third and final instalment, the underlying and broad message is that volunteerism is a combination of one’s personal choices, external influences, and a keen...
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A refreshing look at personal development and success

At the outset, author Ivy Slater shares the existential crisis that spurred her to change careers. Slater’s psychosocial experience after the passing of her father and the stagnation she experienced at her printing business proved exhaustively...
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Claudia Landley mastering sales

She had no interest in cars. Her parents did not own one, and neither did her seven elder siblings. It has been over a year, and the story has changed for 27-year-old Claudia Landley, who is one of the few female sales executive at automotive...
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Timmy Stewart: aiming for rally greatness

Like many who have attempted various forms of motorsport, 29-year-old Timothy Stewart chose rally as his favourite version of the sport to practise. “I prefer it because of the technicalities, where we actually have to spend a few days before the...
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The International Monetary Fund headquarters building in Washington, DC.

Mark Ricketts | Government must call in the IMF

Government, having said bye, bye to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), declared quite boldly that it was ready to take charge and defend, on its own, the country’s economic independence. For the Government to swallow its pride and say, “Please...
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Norris McDonald | COVID-19 pandemic … The US must lift Cuban embargo to save lives

“The United States has launched a stunning attack on Cuba’s medical-aid missions, with the Trump administration pressing countries to reject them during the coronavirus pandemic,” Steve Sweeny reported in the Morning Star, March 26, 2020. Given...
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Jermaine Gordon takes 360-degree turn after tragedy - Gospel artiste spreading message of hope, positivity among youth

With just four child psychologists employed to the Child Protection and Family Services Agency and a wider shortage islandwide, gospel artiste Dr Jermaine Gordon has dedicated his time and resources to change the trajectory of the Jamaican youth...
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Saint male model makes Vogue cover history

THE 20TH-YEAR celebrations of supermodel maker Saint International has taken on added significance with the recent revelation that one of its newest male models, Lawrence, has achieved the stunning feat of being the first black male model to star...
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