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Seven more COVID-19 deaths, 332 new cases
Jamaica on Thursday recorded seven more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 443. Those who have died are: * A 56-year-old man from St James. * A 64-year-old man from Westmoreland.    * A 32-year-old woman from Kingston & St Andrew....

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Today's Issue Published: Friday, March 5, 2021
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FAT CHANCE! - Obesity lobby loses fight as healthcare workers first in line for COVID vaccine

Despite calls from the World Obesity Federation for severely overweight people to be among priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccine, the Holness administration has disclosed that front-line healthcare workers will be first in line to get the jab,...

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Engineer Nardica Phillips switches gears

COVID-19 has been the worst and best thing that couldve ever happened to Nardica Phillips. The FACT (Festo Authorized and Certified Training) engineer and assistant lecturer at the FACT Centre at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) was on the...

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We will adjust for COVID vaccine – JADCO

Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) Chairman Alexander Williams says that they will adjust their approach to any potential adverse findings resulting from athletes who are administered the COVID-19 vaccine. With four months to go before the...

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Real estate roll-outs unchecked

By mid-year, the real estate arm of Proven Investments Limited will have five developments under construction, with an additional three to come, despite the soft economy. Its banking on the resilience of real estate amid economic downturns, plus...

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Five Questions With Sizzla Kalonji

Making music for the masses is no difficult feat for Sizzla Kalonji. From his emergence on the reggae and dancehall scene in the ‘90s to now, he continues to exceed expectations. The lyrics, “Perseverance for the utmost best should be your...

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Editorial | UWI report needs to be tabled in Parliament
Vice-Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles broad outline of his alternative vision for staving off insolvency at The University of the West Indies (UWI) is a welcome development that adds weight to this newspapers call for a robust debate about the...

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Letter of the Day | Not allowing burials will worsen COVID-19 crisis
THE EDITOR, Madam: The recent announcement by the prime minister that effective March 8, burials will be prohibited for two weeks has the potential to worsen the COVID 19 crisis. Assuming an average of three deaths a day related to COVID-19,...

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Something Extra | Friday

It was a black and white affair as Montego Bay businessman Simon Casserlys birthday squad celebrated his 50th year on earth at the five-star Royalton Negril Resort and Spa recently. Social distancing, sanitisation and masks were the hallmark of...

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A tale of two cities

SAO PAULO (AP): São Paulo and Buenos Aires were a tale of two cities this week, with Brazils megalopolis partially shutting down and bracing for possibly the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, while residents of Argentinas capital were stepping out...

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