MONTEGO BAY, St James — If Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson had his way, the states of public emergency (SOEs), which were lifted ahead of the September 3 General Election, would be still in effect.
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Commissioner wants states of emergency
The Patterson Family Foundation has stepped in to assist young learners of a small Hanover community by donating 30 tablets to students at Church Hill Primary School.The foundation is headed by former Prime Minister PJ Patterson and includes generations of the family which is deeply rooted in western Jamaica.
Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia “Babsy” Grange yesterday announced Jamaica’s participation in this year’s United Nation-led annual two-week-long campaign to draw attention to violence against women and children.
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Grange leads violence against women, children fight
With talk of significant progress being made in taking a COVID-19 vaccine to market, even academics in the medical field are grappling with the decision about whether or not they would take the drug.
Academics: Give us scientific data, not press releases
A face mask has become a valuable commodity as people seek to protect themselves and their loved ones from contracting the dreaded coronavirus (COVID- 19).In Jamaica, the Government has mandated that people don the protective cover in public spaces, as part of the health and safety protocols, which include proper sanitising, hand washing and physical distancing.
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Public health nurse: Change masks every four hours
MONTEGO BAY, St James — As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to inflict severe damage to economies across the globe and significantly curb travel, Jamaica received a well-needed boost with JetBlue’s inaugurating new flights into this western city, between the cities of Newark, New Jersey; and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina on Saturday.
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday said the “escape route” from the novel coronavirus was in sight as he announced that tough restrictions in England would not be extended beyond December 2.“The breakthroughs in treatment, in testing vaccines mean that the scientific cavalry is now in sight,” he told Parliament.
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UK’s Johnson says ‘escape route in sight’ from COVID-19
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump may still be trying to overturn Joe Biden’s election win, but the business world — including some Trump backers — is looking ahead towards the new Democratic administration.
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US business leaders move on from Trump to Biden
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — US President-elect Joe Biden yesterday named experienced Antony Blinken for secretary of state, also nominating the first female head of intelligence and a czar for climate issues, with the promise of a return to expertise after the turbulent years of Donald Trump.
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US president-elect announces foreign policy, national security team
MICHIGAN, United States (AP) — Michigan election officials yesterday certified Democrat Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in the state amid President Donald Trump’s brazen attempts to subvert the results of the election.
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Michigan certifies Biden win
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — The General Services Administration (GSA) ascertained yesterday that President-elect Joe Biden is the “apparent winner” of the November 3 election, clearing the way for the start of the transition from President Donald Trump’s Administration and allowing Biden to coordinate with federal agencies on plans for taking over on January 20.
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US agency ascertains Biden as winner, lets transition begin
ROME, Italy (AFP) — The message is clear from the hand-written poster above the counter — all talk of novel coronavirus, lockdowns or virology is strictly forbidden.In this little bar on the outskirts of Rome, the manager hopes to give her clients a brief respite from the global pandemic while they drink their coffee.
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Rome bar bans coronavirus talk
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Two Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers charged last month with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, shooting with intent, possession of and dealing in ganja, and taking steps preparatory to export ganja, were offered bail in the sum of $800,000 each when they appeared in the St Elizabeth Parish Court yesterday.
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$800,000 bail for soldiers on ganja charges
WITH experts agreeing that the writing is on the wall for the Caribbean due to the rapid changes in climatic conditions, Professor Michael Taylor, director of the Climate Studies Group at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), says climate change should be tackled with the same aggression being applied to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Climate change alarm