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20 pounds of ganja seized in St James

Twenty pounds of ganja has been seized by members of the St James Quick Response team in the parish’s capital earlier today. The operation, which occurred between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., in areas such as St. James Street...
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Missouri governor, opponent of mandatory masks, has COVID-19

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wear masks, tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Wednesday. Parson was tested after his wife, Teresa,...
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Children in Bowerbank, Kingston, are glued to a video being played on a tablet on Tuesday. Backtracking on a plan to phase in face-to-face classes on October 5, the Government announced on Tuesday that students will be reliant on a mixture of online and TV

Laptops scarce - As Government cans face-to-face classes, new challenge emerges

WESTERN BUREAU: Having run into headwinds of opposition from principals and other education stakeholders, the Holness administration has backtracked on its bullish plan to phase in face-to-face classes in October amid a monthlong spike in COVID-19...
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‘COVID is not a cockroach’ - Pandohie presses for 10 p.m. curfew, saying virus isn’t night predator

The Jamaican Government has been urged to extend the islandwide curfew to 10 p.m. because small and micro businesses were suffering disproportionately from the restrictions imposed to curb the spread of...
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Stay home; don’t put Jamaicans at risk

JHTA secretariat struggling to stay afloat

Western Bureau: Outgoing Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) President Omar Robinson is bemoaning the stranglehold the COVID-19 virus has had on the financial health and operations of his organisation. Speaking at the JHTA annual general...
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Clarendon charity gives back-to-school supplies to needy students

The Free Town Church of God of Prophecy Outreach Foundation in Clarendon on Friday distributed tablets, two laptops and back-to-school supplies to struggling students from the community and nearby areas. Director and pastor for the church, Dr Rev...
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Seated from left: Donovan White, president of Waterhouse FC; Paul Christie, team manager of Dunbeholden FC; Michael Ricketts, president of Jamaica Football Federation (JFF); and Dalton Wint, general secretary of JFF, sign a memorandum of understanding rela

Premier League boost - JFF provides relief for clubs ahead of planned November restart

National Premier League clubs will soon receive financial assistance to the tune of $35 million, as they prepare for the upcoming top-flight season, which is set to begin on November 14 and end on June 30, 2021. Jamaica Football Federation (JFF)...
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KSAFA demands ‘Speidy’ resignation - ... Points to conflict of interest, threatens FIFA/Concacaf intervention

President of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA), Wayne Shaw, said his association is prepared to take their demand for the resignation of Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) technical committee chairman, Rudolph Speid, to...
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Richard Pandohie, CEO of Seprod Limited, speaks at the company’s annual general meeting at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Monday, September 21, 2020.

Seprod adds Latin flavour - Enters two South American markets, eyeing three more for grain export

Manufacturing and distribution company Seprod Limited has landed new markets in new territory for the group that will see its grain venture putting another 15 per cent of unused capacity into play. Jamaica Grain...
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Port of Kingston retains ranking amid pandemic

Port container volumes in Kingston have fallen during the pandemic. The contraction still resulted in Kingston ports outperforming more than half of the other city ports in the Americas, regional shipping data shows. Cargo shipments into Kingston...
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Jamaica Jamaica! exhibition: Ska Authentic presenting the original Ska-talites from Jamaica – Studio 1, 1967.

National Gallery hosts virtual Last Sundays

The National Gallery of Jamaica’s virtual Last Sundays, scheduled for September 27, will feature a musical performance by the singer Tori-Lattore, as well as interview clips from the Jamaica Jamaica! exhibition opening. The video will premiere at 1...
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Jameela Jamil: Clear skin a sign of privilege

Good Place star Jameela Jamil credits her “privilege” with giving her clear skin. The actress said recently that coming from a place of privilege with her career and her finances means she has “more access to good quality nutrition” and has a “...
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Editorial | Minister Williams’ difficult task

In this environment, Fayval Williams wasn’t going to have a quiet introduction to her new job. But the new minister has to move quickly to engage all stakeholders in the education process, including parents, lest her absence of a honeymoon descend...
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Elizabeth Morgan | CARICOM’s trade with Asian countries: mainly about imports

Over the past months, I have written a series of articles on CARICOM’s trade with its trading partners – USA, Canada, United Kingdom (UK), European Union (EU), Latin America and Africa. I had also looked previously at trade discussions within the...
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Letter of the Day | Honoured by number of women in Parliament

THE EDITOR, Madam: St Andrew Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW St Andrew), an affiliate of BPW International, wishes to extend heartiest congratulations to all the female candidates who were successful in being elected in the recent...
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Yes to GIS mapping

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica has a long way to go, and the integration of science and technology across different sectors tells me good news – that Jamaica is preparing for take-off. I welcome the partnership of the Mona Geoinformatics Institute...
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Men in face masks walk past a hair product billboard on the street in Soweto, South Africa. The coronavirus pandemic has fractured global relationships as governments act in the interest of their citizens first, but John Nkengasong, Africa’s top public h

As US struggles, Africa’s COVID-19 response is praised

JOHANNESBURG (AP): At a lecture to peers this month, John Nkengasong showed images that once dogged Africa, with a magazine cover declaring it ‘The Hopeless Continent’. Then he quoted Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah: “It is clear that we...
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UNC leader not stepping down

PORT OF SPAIN (CMC): The leader of the main opposition United National Congress (UNC), Kamla Persad Bissessar, has brushed aside calls for her to step down following the party’s defeat in the August 10 general election, telling her detractors she...
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Children and the transmission of COVID-19

IF COVID-19 were like the flu, globally, one would expect places with more children to have more intense epidemics, but this is not the case. During the influenza season, however, children help spread influenza to their families and other children...
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Take charge of your health: Get tested for prostate cancer

Regional medical epidemiologist at the Western Regional Health Authority, Dr Maung Aung, has said the country continues to see an increase in the incidence of prostate cancer. Dr Aung, who was addressing the Misty Blue Cancer Care Foundation’s...
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