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Coronavirus could threaten voting rights
Given the current upward movement in the number of cases of the coronavirus locally, there are concerns that some Jamaicans – possibly entire communities – could be under government health quarantine orders, restricting their movement and their... - 2020-08-09 00:31:05
Foul play - Unfair to lump Caribbean with Latin America COVID-19 numbers, stakeholders protest
During the second week of July, the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, issued a policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 on Latin America and the Caribbean. In a press release, the UN said several countries in the region “are now... - 2020-08-09 00:21:22
COVID-19 cases surpass 1,000
Jamaica has surpassed 1,000 positive COVID-19 cases with the confirmation of 16 new cases in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported. The country has a total of 1,003 positive cases since its first case on March 10... - 2020-08-08 21:19:02
Children at play - Schools consider ‘new normal’ for physical education during COVID-19 pandemic
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Half-Way Tree Primary School has already put safety measures in place to resume its physical-education programme for the upcoming school year. Its physical education (PE) teacher, Jermaine Jones, says that PE should not... - 2020-08-08 00:18:45

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13th COVID death - 59 cases in 48 hours; stigma fears in St Thomas
The death of a 13th Jamaican from COVID-19 and a surge of 59 new infections in the last 48 hours could push government authorities to crack down harder on movement and specific industries to curb the virus' rapid spread after a lull in June. The... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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'It's time to give back' - Morant Bay High Class of '99 stages big fundraiser today
Dancehall artiste Di Ruption is set to headline a virtual concert today, aimed at raising money for Morant Bay High School. The event is being undertaken by the graduating class of 1999. The Life Changes deejay, who graduated from the...

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Another COVID-19 death, 29 new cases reported
The Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported a 13th death from COVID-19. The...

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MICHAEL ‘MIKEY SPICE’ SAMUELS The Jamaican motor-racing fraternity is in mourning at present, having lost one of its most avid, dedicated and well-traveled motorsports photographer, Michael Samuels a.k.a. Mikey Spice. Hoodlums silenced his camera, but, the images he captured, including a dramatic encounter, involving yours truly, will, like eternity, exist forever. In an earlier F1-related [...]

Marc Marquez and victories in the premier class have maintained an enviable record. Marc Marquez, with his huge haul of world championships, has solidified his position as a front-runner in the discussion re the G.O.A.T. This year – when the history books complete their final assessment – will possibly be regarded as an anomaly of [...]

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COVID-19 cases surpass 1,000
Jamaica has surpassed 1,000 positive COVID-19 cases with the confirmation of 16 new cases in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported. The country has a total of 1,003 positive cases since its first case on March 10...
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