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Today's Issue Published: Saturday, August 8, 2020
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13th COVID death - 59 cases in 48 hours; stigma fears in St Thomas

The death of a 13th Jamaican from COVID-19 and a surge of 59 new infections in the last 48 hours could push government authorities to crack down harder on movement and specific industries to curb the virus rapid spread after a lull in June. The...

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Giving back: Airy Castle volunteers host community fair

Signs mandated social distancing; masks were compulsory and while lollygagging was not restricted, there was little milling about as the community of Airy Castle in St Thomas hosted a small community fair last Saturday at the Airy Castle Basic...

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Football season faces further delay

Football stakeholders are concerned that the start of the 2020-2021 Red Stripe Premier League and schoolboy football seasons could be pushed back even further than October. This is because of what has been a dramatic rise in local COVID-19 cases...

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A spectacular Independence celebration - We will survive Sahara dust and COVID-19 – Grange

The Grand Gala, that annual feel-good, makes-you-proud-to-be-Jamaican curtain closer of the islands Emancipation and Independence celebrations, came under attack from COVID-19, but the virus was clearly no match for the resilience of the Jamaican...

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Editorial | Need for decisive action to tackle coronavirus
A sharp spike in coronavirus cases was enough to call out members of the Government on Independence Day. Later, Prime Minister Andrew Holness delivered the alarming news at a press conference that there had been 30 new cases reported, driving total...

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Letter of the Day | School rules should evolve but maintain ethical values
THE EDITOR, Madam: I read Peter Espeuts article on discipline in schools, and he has some very valid points. I went to high school in Jamaica for about six years (I repeated fifth form to get more GCE subjects). We had so many rules in school, I...

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