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McKenzie urges Brown's Town market vendors to be more responsible

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has urged vendors at the Brown's Town Market in St Ann to be more responsible while operating within the space.
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PM says BPOs can absorb some tourism jobs

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says there are signs that the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector can provide employment for individuals who have lost their jobs in the tourism industry.The prime minister raised the issue yesterday while touring St Ann North Eastern where hundreds of jobs have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. His tour included a stop at the Ibex BPO plant in Ocho Rios.
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COVID-19 not stopping fireworks at Jamaica 58 celebration

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
MINISTER of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange announced last night that there will be fireworks over Kingston today, despite the absence of spectators because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Deputy clerk relishes uproars in Parliament

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
A number of Jamaicans are upset when the media reports on “uproars” and “walkouts” in the Jamaican Parliament at Gordon House.But for 25-year veteran deputy clerk to both Houses of Parliament, Valrie Annie Curtis, it is simply indicative of a dynamic Parliament.
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Facebook, citing virus misinformation, deletes Trump post

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
CALIFORNIA, United States (AP) — Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump for the first time, saying the post violated its policy against spreading misinformation about the novel coronavirus. The post in question featured a link to a Fox News video in which Trump says children are “virtually immune” to the novel coronavirus.
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Tragic end

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
FIFTY-FOUR-YEAR-OLD retired teacher Novelette Cooper spent two days sitting in a chair at Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in St James before she allegedly toppled over and hit her head.Moments later, doctors at the problem-plagued hospital declared her brain dead. She died a few days later.
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COVID-19 problems for political campaigns

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
THE island's two major political parties could find themselves scrambling to meet the Ministry of Health's COVID-19 protocols when they hit the road to campaign during the lead up to the next general election expected in a matter of weeks.While the protocols do not specifically speak to political meetings, they cover small outdoor events such as concerts, parties, round robins, religious celebrations, and festivals.
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PNP's Guy wants continued medical attention for people with NCDs

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
OPPOSITION spokesman on health Dr Morais Guy says the concerns raised by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) over data showing that a number of countries have pulled back essential health care services at the primary level as they struggle with rising cases of the novel coronavirus is “a genuine one”.
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Confident PNP ready to roll

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
THE Opposition People's National Party (PNP) has declared its readiness to contest and win the next general election, whenever it is called by Prime Minister Andrew Holness.With speculation mounting that Holness will call Jamaicans to the polls in a matter of weeks, PNP General Secretary Julian Robinson yesterday told the Jamaica Observer that the party is ready and confident of victory.
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Newcomer replaces Sampson as PNP standard-bearer for John's Hall

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Businessman Devon Wilson has been named as the new People's National Party (PNP) standard-bearer for the John's Hall d ivision of the Manchester North Western constituency.This follows Councillor Faith Sampson's switch of allegiance to the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) last month.
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Guyana president swears in new Cabinet ministers

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — President Dr Irfaan Ali yesterday swore into office the remaining members of his new “results-oriented” Cabinet, promising also that his Administration would be transparent in dealing with the affairs of Guyana.
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Spokesman raps US ambassador for targeting Chinese firm

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
THE Chinese embassy in Jamaica has come out swinging against United States Ambassador Donald Tapia, describing his recent comments about a Chinese company in business with new local lottery firm, Mahoe Gaming, as “baseless and discriminatory”.
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UWI launches culture, creative and performing arts faculty

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
THE University of the West Indies (UWI) on Saturday launched a Faculty of Culture, Creative and Performing Arts at its Cave Hill, Barbados, campus.It brings to seven the number of faculties available at that campus, but nine across the regional UWI system.Speaking ahead of the launch, The UWI, Cave Hill, principal, Professor V Eudine Barriteau hailed the new faculty as a much-needed addition to the university.
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Americas at risk of losing years of health gains, says PAHO

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is voicing “growing concern” over data showing that a number of countries have pulled back essential health care services at the primary level, such as pregnancy-related care and management of chronic conditions like diabetes and infectious diseases, to grapple with rising COVID-19 cases.
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Minto Family Foundation gives back to Waterford

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
Approximately 200 residents of Waterford, St Catherine, particularly the elderly, benefited from a grocery giveaway held by the Minto Family Foundation last Saturday. The gesture also saw the distribution of school supplies and was part of the foundation's thrust to help people cope with the ravages of COVID-19.
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Politics getting hot in St Andrew West Rural constituency

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
THE battle for the key St Andrew West Rural constituency is heating up, with the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People's National Party (PNP) levelling charges against each other.Both parties have identified the constituency as a must win, as the party emerging victorious in St Andrew West Rural has gone on to win the last three general elections.
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This Day In History - August 6

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
Today is the 219th day of 2020. There are 147 days left in the yearTODAY'S HIGHLIGHT
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Biden won't go to Milwaukee

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination because of concerns over the novel coronavirus, party officials said yesterday, signalling a move to a convention that essentially has become entirely virtual.
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US believes Beirut blast a likely 'attack'

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — President Donald Trump says US military generals have told him that they “seem to feel” the massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, killing at least 70 people, was a “terrible attack” likely caused by a bomb.
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Gone for good

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — Stark evidence of the damage the resurgent viral outbreak has caused the US economy could come tomorrow when the Government is expected to report that the pace of hiring has slowed significantly after a brief rebound in the spring.
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