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Stories by Mark Titus - Staff Reporter

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 12:14 AMMark Titus - Staff Reporter

With no indication as to when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will give the green light for cruise activity to return to US waters and an expectation that COVID-19 protocols will reduce the number of guests on each voyage,...

Published:Sunday | November 8, 2020 | 12:24 AMMark Titus - Staff Reporter

The police Area One High Command is attributing the reduction in serious crimes to the state of emergency (SOE) imposed in three of its four divisions to arrest a wave of murders across the western region last year. Though the security measure was...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2020 | 12:15 AMMark Titus - Staff Reporter

Montego Bay resident Kimberly Curtis is desperate for answers as to how her taxpayer registration number (TRN) was used to import goods for commercial use without her knowledge. Curtis, a 29-year-old customer service representative, thought it was...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2020 | 12:13 AMMark Titus - Staff Reporter

The two major political parties are yet to finalise their slate of candidates for the local government elections constitutionally due next month, but after handing a political hiding to the People’s National Party (PNP) in the general election last...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2020 | 12:08 AMMark Titus - Staff Reporter

Ocho Rios Councillor Michael Belnavis says he will be seeking re-election in the upcoming local government polls as he remains committed to serving the people despite being toppled from the post of St Ann’s Bay mayor earlier this year, dogged by...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2020 | 12:14 AMMark Titus - Staff Reporter

It is not a welcome start to the school year for Hubert Cassidy*, whose child suffers from disabilities that have made learning a challenge over the years. His second-born attends the Llandilo School of Special Education that operates at three...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 12:16 AMMark Titus - Staff Reporter

Hit by a raft of cancellations and a COVID-19-forced lockdown of the tourism industry, Tryall Club and Spa has been offering substantially lower rates to attract more business, but while Managing Director Aram Zerunian expects an increase in...

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2020 | 12:21 AMMark Titus - Staff Reporter

Leading up to the September 3 contest in St James Southern, both the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Homer Davis and the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Dr Walton Small were brimming with confidence. Both men were seeking their first mandate to enter...

Published:Sunday | August 30, 2020 | 12:59 AMMark Titus - Staff Reporter

With a vaccine to halt the deadly COVID-19 pandemic a seemingly distant reality, several research institutions around the world, including The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, are exploring the use of convalescent plasma as a possible...

Published:Sunday | August 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMMark Titus - Staff Reporter

Tova Hamilton, the 37-year-old attorney-at-law and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for Trelawny Northern, is fully aware of the uphill task she faces in her bid to end the People’s National Party’s (PNP) 31-year reign in the constituency....

Published:Sunday | August 2, 2020 | 12:28 AMMark Titus - Staff Reporter

Several contributors to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) since the 1980s are demanding answers from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) after it was discovered that what should have been their unique personal numbers have been...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2020 | 12:24 AMMark Titus - Staff Reporter

Operators of small hotels and European plan (EP) properties in western Jamaica are feeling the pinch from the Government’s decision to cease COVID-19 testing of visitors at the airports, but instead have tourists undergo a quarantine at their...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2020 | 12:22 AMMark Titus - Staff Reporter

As the nation waits to hear whether Jamaicans will be called to elect new councillors and members of parliament in polls held simultaneously, some politicians could face an uncertain future as occasionally losing candidates in one election are...

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