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Two more deaths from COVID-19; 26 other fatalities still being investigated
Two more people died from COVID-19 yesterday, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has revealed.  The deceased are two senior citizens, both of them men aged 72 and 70 years-old, from St Catherine and St Elizabeth respectively. ... - 2020-10-25 11:03:02
COVID-19 survivors at risk of new health issues - Persons overmedicating to ward off disease
COVID-19 has not only claimed more than a million lives around the world, but it is waging a mental and physical war on humanity, creating new and long-term, life-threatening health issues in previously healthy individuals who contract the dreaded... - 2020-10-25 00:18:44
Patrick Hylton | Impact of COVID-19 and economic outlook for Jamaica: accelerating out of the crisis
The year 2020 has proven to be a roller-coaster year for communities worldwide. We are operating in uncharted territory characterised by an unclear resolution path in many instances, resulting in our everyday lives being fundamentally changed and... - 2020-10-25 00:17:17
- Young people share their thoughts on the effect of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic caused me to undergo substantial personal and spiritual growth. It allowed me to recognise the level of privilege that my family and I have. This reflection on God’s benevolence upon my family further taught me to be more... - 2020-10-25 00:07:46

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Sent home for being blind - ... Visually impaired man wins first round against NEPA for being forced to retire
It's been a 'rough' last 19 months for 61-year-old Kojo Dawes who is in a keenly watched court battle with two government entities over his forced early retirement from the public service after he became blind on the job. It is a case leading... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Fire on Pope - Views on same-sex civil unions condemned
The Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society (JCHS) is calling for the removal of Pope Francis, in light of his support of same-sex civil unions. Dr Wayne West, chairman of the JCHS, said Pope Francis' comments go against Christian and biblical...

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44 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths
Jamaica recorded 44 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of positive...

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Novak Djokovic on Sunday won his sixth straight Australian Open title and his 11th Grand Slam to join a pantheon of greats in the sport of tennis. Only Roger Federer with 17, Rafael Nadal 14, Pete Sampras 14 and Roy Emerson 12m have more than the Serbian, who now has as many titles as Bjorn [...]

The spectre of Steffi Graf loomed over the Australian Open final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber on Saturday. If Serena won she would have joined Graf on 22 Grand Slam titles the most ever by a woman in the Open era. Had Kerber won, she would have been the first German woman since Graf [...]

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Several roads in Clarendon, St Elizabeth, Manchester impassable
As heavy rains pour across the island, the National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that the several roads are impassable due to flooding. The NWA says the following areas in Clarendon are flooded: Alley Bridge; the May Pen to Sour...
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