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16 Apr/2021

Kareem’s Quest: Jamaica Inn – a piece of tourism history

Since the early 20th century, Jamaica has always been a getaway spot for the elites. When renowned laureate Ian Fleming saw the majestic St Mary coastline, he immediately called the place home – writing many of his James Bond novels at his house on...
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16 Apr/2021

‘Travel chick extraordinaire’ Oneasha Martin finds peace in Jamaica’s gems

In the past year, staycations have become hugely popular, with many Jamaicans exploring local attractions more than ever before. However, for the self-described ‘travel chick extraordinaire’ Oneasha Martin, her love for local travel started long...
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16 Apr/2021

KingAlarm to roll out ambulance service July 1

AmbuKing, an affiliate company of KingAlarm, will be offering ambulance services in partnership with a team of medical doctors who will be on call 24/7 to liaise with emergency medical personnel come July 1. Managing Director of KingAlarm, John P...
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16 Apr/2021

Woman, 92, flees US to escape COVID but catches it in Jamaica

In a case that befits the Jamaican proverb, ‘Long run, short ketch,’ a 92-year-old Jamaican woman residing in Florida, USA, was sent back home in July last year by her daughter to escape the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic in that country, only to...
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16 Apr/2021

NERHA bats for upgrade

ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary: DESCRIBING THE loss of life of a newborn baby as very unfortunate, chairman of the North Eastern Regional Health Authority (NERHA), Laura Heron, has revealed that plans are in place to upgrade the Annotto Bay Hospital from a...
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16 Apr/2021

US gov’t-funded mobile field hospital finds new home in Spanish Town

United States Embassy officials visited the US government-funded field hospital, now located at the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine. The mobile field hospital, provided by the US Southern Command in September 2020, was recently visited by...
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16 Apr/2021

Spare the rod, then what?

WESTERN BUREAU: Pointing out that many of the accepted forms of punishment do not work on insolent children, Clifton Boys’ Home Chairman the Reverend Hartley Perrin said that the probe into alleged beatings at the facility brings into fresh focus...
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16 Apr/2021

Wildman snubbed, barred from defending Jamaican in Cayman court

Prominent attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman has expressed shock after his application to practise in the Cayman Islands to represent a Jamaican man in the appellate court was rejected. Wildman says he is dissatisfied with the queries raised by Chief...
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16 Apr/2021

Bed occupancy for COVID-19 patients down

NATIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGIST Dr Karen Webster Kerr has said the occupancy rate at hospitals for COVID-19 patients is decreasing as the country records a fall in its positivity rate and the number of infections. “The number of admissions in relation to...
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16 Apr/2021

Old Harbour Ministers Fraternal to roll out crime initiative

THE OLD Harbour’s Ministers Fraternal and the Citizens Action against Crime (CAAC) have designed a programme that will rescue young men in Old Harbour, St Catherine from a life of crime. Randy Finnikin, convener of the CAAC and executive member...
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16 Apr/2021

JHTA gifts front-line workers with passes to resorts, attractions

Several members of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) have offered passes to their resorts and attractions to some of the front-line health workers on duty in the recent COVID-19 vaccination blitzes – a thank-you gesture for their...
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16 Apr/2021

MenTOUR: Daniel Long struggles to stay online

While at the MenTOUR session held under the theme: ‘Staying focused in challenging times,’ one young man stood out from the group, with his focused demeanour. As I finished my presentation to the upper-school students, a school administrator...
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16 Apr/2021

Scotiabank funds scholarship for 15 UWI students

Anya Schnoor, executive vice-president for the Caribbean, Central America and Uruguay at Scotiabank, has charged its latest cohort of UWI Scholarship recipients to maximise opportunities to realise their full potential and to make positive...
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15 Apr/2021

More staff changes at HEART / NSTA Trust

There are more staff changes at the HEART /NSTA Trust with Kenesha Campbell being appointed acting deputy managing director effective Monday, April 19.  There's internal dissent, however, as some staffers believe the project director has...
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15 Apr/2021

Police warn against fraudsters using fake online stores

The police are warning the public to be cautious about persons using social media platforms, especially Instagram, to sell goods as unscrupulous individuals have been defrauding citizens. The police say the scammers usually advertise for sale cell...
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15 Apr/2021

Mini Uzi seized in St James, man arrested

The police are reporting the seizure of a mini Uzi and thirteen 9 mm cartridges during a joint operation on Brissett Road, Cambridge in St James. One man has been taken into custody. The police report that on Wednesday morning a police-military...
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15 Apr/2021

Major advertising company makes about-turn on requiring staff to be vaccinated

A major advertising company based in St Andrew has withdrawn a threat forcing staff to resign if they refused to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In internal correspondence issued on April 12 under the signature of director Robert McCook, Caledonia...
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15 Apr/2021

St Andrew businessman ordered to forfeit over $17 million to gov’t

St Andrew businessman Winston Graham is to forfeit over $17.1 million to the Government following a successful court application by the Financial Investigations Division (FID). The order was handed down in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court (...
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15 Apr/2021

Electrical fire at May Pen Hospital

There was an electrical fire today on the roof of the administrative building at the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon. Three units responded to the fire. The hospital’s chief executive officer St Andrade Sinclair informed that the fire broke on...
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15 Apr/2021

JLP secretariat to meet with George Wright over assault allegation

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness has directed the party’s secretariat to meet with Westmoreland Central Member of Parliament George Wright to discuss assault allegations against him. Wright was interviewed by cops at the...
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