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Stories by Kimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2021 | 12:12 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Cabinet colleagues of resigned Agriculture Minister Floyd Green have declared that he will be back. Green, the St Elizabeth South Western member of parliament, quit on Wednesday over a no-movement day party video that showed him among a group of...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2021 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

The parliamentary Opposition is calling for more heads to roll in the wake of the resignation of Agriculture Minister Floyd Green and government Councillor Andrew Bellamy on Wednesday after a video emerged showing the two among a group of people at...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2021 | 12:12 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

The hopes of 82,000 Jamaicans who received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and are due a second in three weeks hinge on a shipment from the United States (US) that may not arrive on time, as the Ministry of Health...

Published:Tuesday | September 14, 2021 | 12:09 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Passage of a resolution for the entire membership of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) to vote in internal elections could mark a tectonic shift in political party governance and potentially diminish the influence of bribery and...

Published:Friday | September 10, 2021 | 12:10 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Just over a week after the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the Mu strain of COVID-19 a “variant of interest”, Jamaica confirmed 26 cases on Thursday, triggering concern locally about its potential to evade protection provided by vaccines...

Published:Thursday | September 9, 2021 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

The death of a 19-year-old woman from Porus, Manchester, has sent her family into a tunnel of grief that seems to have no end in sight after she was diagnosed with diabetes upon contracting COVID-19. Health restrictions stripped the woman, who...

Published:Tuesday | September 7, 2021 | 12:10 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

A patient transfer from Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) to Bellevue Hospital is believed to have triggered a second outbreak of COVID-19 at the state-run mental-health facility, where one person has so far died and 35, including registered nurses,...

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