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Barbados back in COVID lockdown, confirms three cases of UK strain

BRIDGETOWN: Barbados will go back into lockdown for a two-week period that will include an 11-hour nightly curfew in an attempt to bring the COVID-19 outbreak under control, Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced Tuesday night. She also confirmed...
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Lionel Johnson, 47, lights a cigarette while sitting outside the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation temporary night shelter on Church Street. Deported from New York almost two decades ago, Johnson said he has no relatives here in Jamaica. He said

Homeless horror - Streets filled with trembling as four chopped to death in Kingston

The cold, haunting streets of Kingston were frozen with fear on Monday night as the capital’s nomads snuggled in corners or retreated to shelters in the aftermath of the grisly murders of four homeless men and the wounding of two others. The...
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High-priced COVID tests - Ministry baulks at gougers as travellers charged up to US$300

Health facilities have been partnering with hotels to offer PCR tests for as much as US$300 (J$43,000) following requests from some of Jamaica’s main international travel partners for a negative COVID-19 test from travellers. A negative PCR test...
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My Jamaica Your Jamaica

Chris Hind, general manager, JN General Insurance.

Growth & Jobs | Achieving vehicle ownership goal in 2021

Consistent with the start of a new year is the making of resolutions for things to be accomplished during the year. Resolutions range from breaking a bad habit to taking on a personal development initiative to acquiring assets. For some persons,...
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Growth & Jobs | JN Group expects big results from tech investment

The Jamaica National Group has been, in the past year, deepening its investment in and deployment of technology to improve services to its members and employees, while increasing operational efficiency. Beyond deploying additional smart ATMs and...
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Portmore United’s Shai Smith (left) shields the ball from Humble Lion’s Levaughn Williams during their Jamaica Premier League match at the Spanish Town Prison Oval on Sunday, January 5, 2020.

‘We will not be rushed’ - MOHW reiterates stance that sports will only return after complete national risk assessment

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said a national risk assessment will have to done before a permit can be granted for the resumption of sports amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Tufton said that his ministry has held dialogue with...
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COVID-19 won’t stop Stadium work – Fennell

Independence Park Chairman Mike Fennell says it has received assurances from the Government that despite the country’s economic situation because of COVID-19, renovation of the National Stadium will go ahead as planned. Fennell said that the work...
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In this November 5, 2018 photo, a woman walks past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. Google says it’s making progress on plans to revamp Chrome user tracking technology.

Google reports progress on Chrome user tracking revamp

Google says it’s making progress on plans to revamp Chrome user tracking technology aimed at improving privacy even as it faces challenges from regulators and officials. The company gave an update Monday on its work to remove from its Chrome...
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Jamaica Post hits back at the banks - Says it alerted them to card theft, offered safer premium services

While most commercial banks have sought to curtail the incidence of card theft, cloning, and attempts at unauthorised activation, by ending the distribution of credit and debit cards to their customers using the regular mail service, the urging to...
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Kamal Bankay said he believes the events industry can work with the Government to develop new guidelines.

'It can work' - Kamal Bankay - Industry professional believes proposal is a way forward

Even as coronavirus cases fluctuate, there are professionals who believe restoring the events industry in a limited and controlled way should be top priority. Kamal Bankay said he believes the events industry can work with the Government to...
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Trinidad’s Caesar’s Army Antillea ‘is too real’ - Organisers say VR Technology is a way forward for carnival

As the popular adage goes, “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” and the Trinidad-based event production company Caesar’s Army has taken the time to lay the necessary building blocks as it creates and maintains an empire within the Caribbean carnival...
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Editorial | Tribute to the newspaperman

The Gleaner was Ken Allen’s home for nearly 70 years. His death on the weekend, at age 87, has stirred a flood of memories of a man who served the media with distinction. The Montego Bay native and Cornwall College alumnus began his career at The...
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Lisa Hanna | Agricultural export is the way forward for Jamaica

I have been reading with keen interest your editorials regarding broadening the economic base of Jamaica with agriculture and agri-industries. In short, I agree and have been saying this for several years. However, despite Jamaica’s leadership in...
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Letter of the Day | Blessed by warm Jamaican welcome

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing to express my gratitude for the manner in which I was treated by the Jamaican authorities when I arrived on the island on December 21, 2020. I was one of the passengers on that last flight from England before...
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Waiting on NWA approval for traffic lights at Drax Hall

THE EDITOR, Madam: This is in response to a Letter to the Editor, on January 21, Fix The Traffic Lights At Drax Hall! We share the concern of the citizen of St Ann regarding the continued absence of traffic lights at the crossing of the North...
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President Joe Biden (left), departs after attending mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Sunday, in the Georgetown neighbourhood of Washington.

Biden orders COVID-19 travel restrictions, adds South Africa

WASHINGTON (AP): President Joe Biden on Monday reinstated COVID-19 travel restrictions on most non-US travellers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders. He also added South...
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Nigeria police working to rescue abducted orphans, staff

LAGOS (AP): Police in Nigeria are working to rescue seven children and a man who were abducted from an orphanage in the capital over the weekend. The children and a staff member of the Rachel’s Orphanage Home in the capital city, Abuja, were...
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Data based on container trade statistics

Container trade volumes varied significantly in first three quarters of 2020

The sudden and prolonged action of COVID-19 on health, living conditions, and the world economy is being characterised by four fundamental elements: the pre-existence of adverse conditions, the extent of the effects, the speed of the impact, and...
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Email invoice scams cause big losses for shipping companies

Shipping companies are being warned by the shipping insurer International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) that cybercrime connected with fraudulent demands for payment continues to plague the maritime sector. A recent article appearing on The...
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