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24 Oct/2020

Body of Shooters Hill teen found

The body of 15 year-old Saneeka Leachman, who went missing yesterday morning, following a deluge, which caused a wall to collapse on the board dwelling she and her father occupied, has been found. Our sister radio station, Radio...
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24 Oct/2020

NWA having difficulties mobilising equipment to clear blocked roads in St Andrew, St Thomas

Several communities in rural St Andrew remain marooned, following yesterday's heavy rains across the island.  Speaking with Radio Jamaica this afternoon, the National Works Agency's (NWA) communications manager, Stephen Shaw...
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24 Oct/2020

Trump votes in Florida ahead of rallies; Biden focusing on Philadelphia

(AP)- US president, Donald Trump, has said he voted today “for a guy named Trump” and called it an “honour” to cast his own ballot in his adopted home state of Florida before he jetted off to campaign in three...
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24 Oct/2020

PAHO urges Caribbean to prevent polio outbreak amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)  says countries in the Americas, including the Caribbean, must maintain vaccination and epidemiological surveillance against poliomyelitis during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to prevent...
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24 Oct/2020

Four more COVID deaths increase total fatalities to 186

Four more people have died from COVID-19 and another death is under investigation, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported.  This means Jamaica has now recorded 186 deaths from the disease since it's first case on March 10. ...
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24 Oct/2020

Faith Education Centre moves to new location - Hard-hit institution secures premises through successful GoFundMe campaign

Faith Education Centre has settled into its new location. The special-needs institution, which launched a GoFundMe campaign on May 21 to relocate from its Willodene, Spanish Town, location, has moved to Innswood Village, also in the Old Capital. “...
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24 Oct/2020

Letter to Lifespan - Water company aims to award deserving pupils with tablets

Lifespan Spring Water Company Limited has asked students to write letters about their lives and the merits of education. The reward for their personal essays: a tablet computer to assist with online schooling. “The criteria for selection involve...
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24 Oct/2020

From a shack to a studio apartment - Needy resident gets house under councillor’s legacy project

Living under a zinc-and-tarpaulin structure and getting stoned at nights by unruly youngsters is really an awful way to live. But this is what 51-year-old Ivan Lawrence, also known as ‘Badcare’, of Lime Hall, St Ann, had to contend with over a...
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24 Oct/2020

Gov’t to develop COVID response technology plan

The Government is working on a COVID response technology plan, which will provide Jamaicans with Internet connectivity while a national broadband plan is being developed. Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Daryl Vaz made the disclosure on...
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24 Oct/2020

Sharing breadfruit with the world - J’can duo behind Trees That Feed Foundation works to create successful entrepreneurs

Lynda Edwards and George Graham, two Jamaica-born writers a generation apart, interview interesting Jamaicans living abroad. George was born in 1934 in Black River. Lynda was born in 1967 in Mandeville. Both live in Florida. This week, they...
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24 Oct/2020

Tamarind Farm correctional centre gets broiler units

Two Broiler units, which will see the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) becoming more self-sufficient in food production and result in major cost savings, were officially commissioned into service on Thursday. This was done at the Tamarind...
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24 Oct/2020

Jamaican Jerk Festival US goes virtual

Producers of the Florida, New York, and Canada Grace Jamaican Jerk Festivals, along with Orlando and Palm Beach festivals, have partnered to celebrate the food, music, art, and the culture of jerk in an unprecedented way with National Jamaican Jerk...
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23 Oct/2020

Greenwich Park to Davis Town road in St Ann closed

Vehicular movement along the main road from Greenwich Park to Davis Town in St Ann is now being restricted. The restriction has come as the National Works Agency (NWA) is undertaking emergency works to repair damaged gratings in the community...
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23 Oct/2020

NWA working to restore road access in St Andrew communities

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it is currently in the process of clearing roadways, on a priority basis, in order to reopen these corridors to vehicular traffic following rain-related landslides and flooding. NWA Communication and Customer...
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23 Oct/2020

Groups call for tax relief on digital devices

A call is being made by private sector groups and a non-government organisation for the Government to remove duties and taxes on mobile and digital equipment for least 24 months. The call has come from the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, the Jamaica...
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23 Oct/2020

Hope Pastures residents win appeal in JPS power line case

Residents of a neighbourhood in Hope Pastures, St Andrew have won their appeal against the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) in the long-running case over the decision of the electricity company to demand that they assume the expense for their...
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23 Oct/2020

Update : Eastern and south-central parishes now under flash flood warning

The Meteorological Service has upgraded the flash flood watch to a flash flood warning for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St Mary, Portland, St Thomas, Kingston, St Andrew, St Catherine, Clarendon, and Manchester. The measure means flooding has...
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23 Oct/2020

Flash flood watch issued for all parishes

The Meteorological Service has issued a flash flood watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes. The measure, which is effective until 5:00 p.m tomorrow, means that flash flooding is possible and residents are advised to...
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23 Oct/2020

Motorists urged to drive with caution amid flooding, landslides and fallen trees

As the country continues to experience persistent rainfall, the National Works Agency (NWA) is warning motorists that driving conditions along several roadways may become an issue. According to NWA Communication and Customer Services Manager,...
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23 Oct/2020

Education Ministry installs Internet service equipment at 16 schools, targeting 100

The Ministry of Education is reporting that 16 schools at the infant, primary, and junior high levels have been fitted with Internet service equipment allowing them better access to educational broadcasts coordinated by the ministry. It says the...
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