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Three more COVID-19 deaths, 77 new cases
Jamaica on Sunday recorded three more COVID-19 fatalities, pushing the tally to 863. The deceased are a 63-year-old woman from Clarendon, a 68-year-old female from Kingston & St Andrew, and a 56-year-old man from... - 2021-05-17 11:02:37
Letter of the Day | Will minor sports exist after COVID-19?
THE EDITOR, Madam It is no doubt that minor sports such as table tennis, swimming, squash and badminton have been struggling long before the coronavirus pandemic hit. I am a badminton national athlete. While some national athletes from bigger... - 2021-05-17 00:07:01
WMC’s James wants a COVID-19-like response to crime
WESTERN BUREAU: With more than 500 homicides nationally since the start of 2021, Garfield James, the newly appointed chairman of the Civic and Community Affairs Committee at the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC), says he wants to see the... - 2021-05-17 00:05:36
West Indies Women receive COVID-19 vaccine
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): West Indies Women and support staff have received the first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca through a partnership between Cricket West Indies (CWI) and Antigua’s Ministry of Health. Eighteen players and members of the... - 2021-05-16 00:17:17

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Twenty-year-old man charged for killing 14-year old school girl
Twenty-year-old Shamar McCalla of Naseberry Grove in Kitson Town, St Catherine, has been charged with the murder of 14 year old Jonathan Grant student Danisha Cooper. McCalla allegedly used a kitchen knife to stab Cooper, who had broken off an...

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Three more COVID-19 deaths, 77 new cases
COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Jamaica, increasing the death toll to 863. The...

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Paper or plastic? How has Jamaica benefited?
Do you remember what happened on this date – January 1, 2019? Well, that was the Government will impose a ban on single use plastic bags, straws and polystyrene. The ban covered the importation, manufacture and distribution of the materials. The plastic bags that were banned were those that were commonly referred to a 'scandal [...]

7 ways to live Green!
Since we have all been under lockdown. I have tried to engage in all kinds of hobbies to keep me from sliding into ‘pandemic fatigue’ which essentially means I was going crazy and needed a mental boost. 1. Create a compost and use in your garden So one of my hobbies that I started was [...]

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Stocks Round Up | 138 Student Living Variable Preference Shares today's top winner, First Rock (USD) leads decliners
The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index closed Monday on a winning note, advancing marginally. The lively trading session ended with an advance/decline ratio of 39/46. The JSE Combined Index advanced by 2,225.45 points or 0.52 per cent to...
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