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Trinidad and Tobago records 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Two more people have tested positive for the COVID-19 bringing the number of confirmed cases in the twin-island republic to 100. The Ministry of Health said the two new cases were the close contacts of a...
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Nightly closure order for gas stations

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that no gas station should remain open beyond 8:00 p.m. in keeping with the nightly islandwide curfew currently in place. “We are now going to specifically prohibit the opening of gas stations starting...
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Valerie Neita-Robertson, QC, speaks to members of the media after listening to the Court of Appeal judgment in relation to  Vybz Kartel and his co-accused Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell, Kahira Jones and Andre St John. The decision was handed down via a conference call between the panel of three judges, prosecutors and the attorneys for the four men. Neita-Robertson was speaking from her Duke Street offices in Kingston yesterday.

Kartel stays in prison - Lawyers peeved over Appeal Court judgment, moving to Privy Council for ‘justice’

The COVID-19 outbreak resulting in mass deaths in the United Kingdom and Europe at large could present major delays in the final murder conviction appeal of controversial deejay Vybz Kartel, attorneys representing him have admitted. Kartel, who...
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REJECTED! - Reid, Pinnock suffer third loss in legal battle to quash criminal charges

Hugh Wildman, the attorney-at-law representing resigned Education Minister Ruel Reid and Caribbean Maritime University President Professor Fritz Pinnock, has vowed to take his clients’ case to UK-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, after...
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Stay home; don’t put Jamaicans at risk

A New Jamaica of Peace: Changing lives, one child at a time

Committed to making a difference in the inner-city community of Arnette Gardens, Clarion Phillpotts, co-founder and managing director of A New Jamaica of Peace Foundation, aims to inject positive changes in the community, starting with the children...
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Child-protection agency welcomes SVF coronavirus aid

Head of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) Rosalee Gage-Gray says that the $1 million donated by the Supreme Ventures Foundation to create a special medical contingency fund for children in state care will go a long way in the...
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Jamaica’s Ricardo Morris in action against Guyana during the Concacaf Nation’s League at the Montego Bay Sports Complex Monday, November 18, 2019.

JFF still focused on World Cup Qualifiers

The uncertainty of the international football calendar because of the outbreak of the coronavirus has not blurred the Jamaica Football Federation’s vision of qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president...
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KSAFA eyes league completion

Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) general secretary Dwayne Dillion says the body still aims to complete its competitions. This decision comes after a meeting between of KSAFA officials on Thursday. But Dillon said everything is...
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Stocks Round Up | 43 stocks advance, 28 decline and 9 trade firm

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index advanced on Friday with an advance/decline ratio of 43/28. The index moved up by 4,164.83 points or 1.11 per cent to close at 380,787.88. The JSE Main Market Index advanced by 4,394.76 points or 1....
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Digicel negotiating new debt plan with creditors, delays interest payments

TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY Digicel Group announced a halt to interest payments to bondholders for 30 days, which led the rating agency Fitch to downgrade its bonds to ‘C’. Digicel defended its move as an allowed measure, saying the delay comes...
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Shawn Storm feels justice system ‘pressured’ - Attorney going to Privy Council

When the judgment was read out at minutes to 10 on Friday morning via electronic link, Bianca Samuels, one of the lawyers for Sean Campbell, let out a barely audible gasp, questioning what she had just heard, “Dismissed?” Samuels, her father Bert,...
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JAFTA Propella on virtual schedule

In this time of crisis, all film productions have come to a halt. Nonetheless, the Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA) Propella programme is still a go. The short-film programme, designed to take film-makers on a capacity-building...
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Editorial | A ray of light

Good news can get lost in a time of crisis. But in these crisis-stricken times, good news is exactly what the people need to buoy their spirits amid the head-spinning statistics of sickness and death caused by the coronavirus. Jamaica’s history is...
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Peter C. Champagnie | Quarantine Act seriously outdated

Ever since the announcement of our first coronavirus case on March 10, 2020 in Jamaica, the issue of quarantine and all the attendant factors with it have become the subject of daily discussions in a very serious way. Some of us, myself included,...
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Today’s concept of appropriate classroom control sees the teacher begging the students to cooperate

Letter of the Day | Are teachers just ‘glorified babysitters’?

THE EDITOR, Madam: I remember when I was younger and travelling in a taxi, a lady was on her phone arguing that teachers are being unreasonable about wanting more pay. She said “All dem do a siddung inna class wid the pickney dem, teach and go home...
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Electronic prescribing to suppress COVID-19

THE EDITOR, Madam: An open letter to the Prime Minister Andrew Holness. We have developed an Internet-based platform called DigiScripts that allows doctors to manage their patients online. The application permits the taking of notes, the...
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A brigade of health professionals, who volunteered to travel to the West Indies, raise their right fist as they sing their country’s national anthem in Havana, Cuba, on March 28. The medical team is now in the dual-island country Saint Kitts and Nevis to assist local authorities with an upsurge of COVID-19 cases.

Cuban docs fighting COVID-19 around world, defying US

HAVANA (AP): For two years, the Trump administration has been trying to stamp out one of Cuba’s signature programmes – state-employed medical workers treating patients around the globe in a show of soft power that also earns billions in badly...
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CARICOM COVID-19 roundup

Cayman employs alphabet system to restrict citizens’ activities GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC): Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin has indicated that curfew measures across the territory will be “extended and toughened up”. He said that...
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