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  • COVID spike forces St Ann schools to delay face-to-face classes
    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    OCHO RIOS, St Ann — Some schools here in St Ann which were approved for face-to-face classes have delayed their reopening because of the resurgence of the number of coronavirus cases in the parish.

  • Diaspora leaders condemn invasion of US Capitol
    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    JAMAICAN Diaspora leaders in the United States have condemned the January 6 invasion of the US Capitol by riotous mobs attempting to disrupt the certification of the Electoral College victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris.

  • More Chinese coming to work on MoBay children's hospital
    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    MONTEGO BAY, St James — Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says arrangements are currently being put in place for the arrival of a second team of workers from China to resume construction work on the $5.7-billion Western Adolescent and Paediatric Hospital in St James which was […]

  • Imagine journalists in jury boxes, of all places
    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    This is the third in a series by our reporters on how they managed to cover the news at the onset of the novel coronavirus in 2020.THERE are not many things that can cause a courtroom to empty in a rush, and these would not ordinarily include a prisoner with flu-like symptoms.But when those […]

  • PNP seeks healing
    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    TWO months since delegates of the People's National Party (PNP) elected St Andrew South Member of Parliament and Opposition Leader Mark Golding as the new president of the 82-year-old party efforts are still continuing in earnest to heal internal wounds that have beset the political movement in […]

  • Church leaders have mixed views on COVID-19 vaccine
    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    THERE were mixed views among some Jamaican church leaders on the taking of the COVID-19 vaccine later this year, but they agreed that members would have to make their own decisions.

  • Damning assessment of Government's handling of bauxite industry
    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    A damning assessment of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI), in a recent study, has revealed major environmental oversight failures in the country's bauxite-alumina industry.

  • USF to establish Wi-Fi hot spot in Black River
    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    THE Universal Service Fund (USF) has started work to identify potential sites to install free, secured Wi-Fi access to the public in Black River, St Elizabeth. Following the monthly meeting of the St Elizabeth Municipal Corporation in Black River last Thursday, USF director of projects, Kwan […]

  • Bad roads affecting motorists, businesses in Job Lane, Angels
    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    MOTORISTS and business owners are getting impatient because of the time it is taking to repair bad roads in Angels and Job Lane, both in Spanish Town, St Catherine. The bad road conditions, they say, is causing them to lose money.

  • Vaccine scepticism hurting antivirus efforts
    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Vaccines from the West, Russia or China? Or none at all? That dilemma faces nations in south-eastern Europe, where novel coronavirus vaccination campaigns are off to a slow start — overshadowed by heated political debates and conspiracy theories.

  • Tufton, Guy against Cornwall Regional field hospital
    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    MOUNT SALEM, St James — Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says there is no need for a general purpose field hospital for Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) here to assist with augmenting the services offered at the Type A facility.

  • Making health-care delivery more efficient
    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    MEDICAL science students at The University of the West Indies (UWI) now have greater access to innovative technologies to make the process of health-care delivery more efficient.This access comes through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the institution and Novamed Inc – a company […]

  • Native Jamaican, Canadian Senator Rosemary Moodie gets Ontario's highest honour
    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    Senator Rosemary Moodie has been appointed to the Order of Ontario in Canada, a news release has stated. Lieutenant governor of Ontario and Chancellor of the Order of Ontario Elizabeth Dowdeswell made the announcement at the start of January.The Order of Ontario is the province's highest honour […]

  • Gov't insists on Shiprider reforms, despite apology
    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    DESPITE an apology from United States authorities, the Government is still pursuing changes to the so-called Shiprider Agreement arrangement in order to hike the protection for Jamaicans mistakenly detained at sea for illegal activities.

  • Sex mix-up at JDF
    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    A damning allegation has surfaced against a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) officer who is being accused of sexual harassment and preying on young women soldiers under his command.The allegation was raised by a family member of a woman private, who claims that his relative, who has been in the army for […]

  • Gangsters kill 3 in bloody MoBay shootings
    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    MONTEGO BAY, St James – A flare-up of gang activities has been blamed for a shooting spree which has left three men, including a well-loved deaf mute, dead, and a woman shot and injured in two separate incidents in the inner-city community of Norwood here between Friday night and yesterday.

  • Harry Maragh eulogised as visionary, humble patriot
    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    Harriat Pershad Maragh, the employee who acquired Lannaman and Morris shipping agency just over two decades ago and transformed it into one of the region's largest and most respected group of companies, was yesterday euologised as a visionary, humble, and caring leader who had a deep love for his […]

  • Explainer: Why men can't buy the morning after pill
    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    Thirty-seven-year-old Kenny thought he was being a good husband by offering to run to the pharmacy for his wife. She needed emergency contraceptives, often referred to as the morning after pill. He went to several pharmacies but none would allow him to make the purchase.

  • Bridging dental gaps
    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    If you have one or more missing teeth, you are not alone. Finding the right replacement is the key to a confident smile, and one of the most popular options is dental bridges. Bridges are solely used to replace missing teeth. They have two crowns – one on either end – and a bridge of […]

    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    Following successful high-level talks with officials in Guyana recently, members of First Rock Capital Holdings pose for a photo. From left are Odinga Lumumba (special advisor to the president of Guyana), YP Seaton (director – First Rock Capital Holdings), Ryan Reid (co-founder – First […]

  • It’s not dead history; it’s our story
    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    A people without a knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots — Marcus Garvey

    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    Pro vice chancellor and principal of The University of The West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, Professor Dale Webber (left) and Campus Council Chairman Dr Earl Jarrett(centre) hold a spirited discussion with honourary graduand, Dr Glen Christian before Friday's blended graduation ceremony of The UWI. […]

    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    Principal of Carron Hall High School in St Mary, Carlinton Johnson (left) expresses gratitude to Icons of Annotto Bay President Wyatt “Spur” Williams and Vice-President Patricia Hucey (second right), while Stacey-Ann Helps of the school looks on. The institution was given school […]

  • 5,000 laptops for secondary students on PATH arrive
    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has received the first shipment of 5,000 laptops to be distributed to secondary students in grades 10 to 13, on the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH).The allocation is part of a total of 15,000 laptops valued at $900 […]

  • Cousins wants more focus on food security
    le 18/01/2021 à 5:28

    OPOSITION People's National Party spokesman on agriculture and water, Lothan Cousins wants a greater effort by the Government to avoid what he termed a conflict in land use for housing versus agriculture, and to do more to provide titles for the thousands of Jamaicans who have historically occupied […]

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