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Princess Margaret Hospital Needs More Wards as COVID-19 Cases Spike

18 September 2020

Michael McLeod, chairman for the Princess Margaret Hospital, says the hospital requires more wards and there is a need for an additional facility in the parish of St. Thomas. This statement comes as St. Thomas, the fifth least populated parish in Jamaica, has recorded 330 COVID-19 cases. A number which places the parish only behind […]

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Former Cabinet Minister Robert ‘Bobby’ Pickersgill in Intensive Care

17 September 2020

Bobby Pickersgill is presently in the intensive care unit at the University Hospital of the West Indies. The former Cabinet Minister who served as Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change in the People’s National Party (PNP) was admitted on Thursday.

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Dr DK Duncan, Former Cabinet Minister has Passed

17 September 2020

Dr DK Duncan, former Cabinet Minister, has died. He had recently tested positive for COVID-19. Duncan, who is the father of People’s National Party candidates Patricia Duncan Sutherland and Imani Duncan-Price, passed away in hospital a while ago.

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Arrests Made of Suspects in a Goat Theft Ring

16 September 2020

Two suspected thieved were caught with 8 goats at Catholic Lane in Yallahs, St. Thomas. Reports are that on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at around 1.40 pm, a team of police pursuing leads intercepted a bus on the road. One male suspect fled the scene but the police were able to hold onto two other […]

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Chinesa Searchwell of Top Brown’s Gully is Missing

12 September 2020

Chinesa Searchwell of Top Brown’s Gully, Morant Bay, St Thomas has been missing since Sunday, August 30, 2020. She is 19 years old, brown complexion, slim build, around 155 centimetres (5 feet 1 inch) tall, and around her eyes are black spots. Her voice is high pitched. According to the Morant Bay Police, Searchwell was […]

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Reggae Legend Frederick Nathaniel ‘Toots’ Hibbert Passes Away

12 September 2020

Frederick Nathaniel ‘Toots’ Hibbert has died at the age of 77. Reports are that he passed away peacefully at the UWI Hospital surrounded with his family. His cause of death has not yet been announced. However on September 3, ‘Toots’ Hibert had been taken into intensive care and was waiting for results of a test […]

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Fisherman from White Horses Reported to Have Drowned

11 September 2020

Yesterday (Thursday September 10, 2020), tragedy struck Renaldo Rennie, a 20 year old fisherman from the community of White Horses, St. Thomas when according to reports he went dive fishing with another man in the nearby community of Roselle. At around 4 pm it is believed that he got into difficulties and drowned. People on […]

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Jamaica’s Economy Retains B+ Ratings from Fitch; Outlook Revised from Positive to Stable

10 September 2020

The change in outlook is credited to the shock experienced by Jamaica due to the present COVID-19 pandemic which is expected to contract tourism, remittances, and alumina exports which are the island’s main sources of foreign currency revenue. According to Fitch, the contraction in foreign currency revenue will interrupt the downward trend in Government debt […]

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Popular Media Personality Mark Wignall Has Been Shot

8 September 2020

Mark Wignall, a popular political analyst, talk show host, and columnist, was injured during a drive-by shooting on Red Hills Road, St. Andrew this morning. Three people, including Mark Wignall, were shot in the incident. The other two victims were transported to hospital by Wignall who has received a flesh wound from the incident.

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Oxford University Press Offers Textbooks Online for Free

7 September 2020

Free access is being provided to online textbooks for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) by Oxford University Press. The free access provided is scheduled to end on September 30, 2020; and is being done in support of learning and teaching from home. This action is a part of […]

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