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Health Ministry's handheld temperature machine stolen from airport
The Health Ministry is reporting that its digital handheld thermal scanner used to detect high fever has been stolen from the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.

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Today's Issue Published: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Lead Stories

Sex strike - Gender activists call for withholding of pleasure to protest violence against women

  Gender activists in Jamaica are hoping that the call for a more-than-one-month withdrawal of sexual privileges in romantic relationships will raise awareness...

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News

Growth & Jobs | Plan to overcome the funeral debt trap –Tomlinson

“Most persons do not like to consider the subject of death, as they believe it is too morbid. Hence, many fail to prepare financially for funeral costs and final expenses,” says Oliver Tomlinson, general manager of JN Life Insurance Company Limited...

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Sports

Tuff talk! - Health Minister Tufton could bar Jamaican athletes from attending World Indoors in China

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton told The Gleaner that he is prepared to advise Jamaican athletes against competing at the upcoming World Athletics Indoor Championships, scheduled for Nanjing, China, if the coronavirus continues to spread...

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Business

GM outfitting plant for electric vehicles

General Motors, GM, is spending US$2.2 billion to refurbish an underused Detroit factory so it can build a series of electric and self-driving vehicles, eventually employing 2,000 people. GM said in a statement Monday that the factory will start...

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Entertainment

Xodus has the Remedy - Ready to claim ‘baddest band' title

With just over two months to go before the highly anticipated Carnival Road March, the competition is on to see who will be the ‘baddest band’ on the road this year. As the soca fever steadily creeps to its climax, the Xodus band showed they are in...

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Commentary

Editorial | Make parties report on anti-corruption activities
While no one, of whatever political persuasion, should find anything to celebrate in Jamaica’s slippage in Transparency International’s 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), the Holness administration oughtn’t to be surprised at the decline. For.

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Letters

Letter of the Day | World Cup 2022 qualification campaign will need strong leadership
THE EDITOR, Madam: Last year, Michael Ricketts, president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), said on television that both he and the JFF believed that the ­voting system in which only 13 persons can vote for the president was flawed. He also...

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Social

Something Extra | Tuesday

At Wednesday’s Mayberry Investor Forum, attendees were informed about the recent successes of the Jamaican economy, with Dr Nigel Clarke, minister of finance and the public service, getting up close and personal with the Mayberry audience. The...

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Shipping

Maritime Authority of Jamaica hosts IMO first Caribbean regional Knowledge Partnership Workshop

In an innovative approach, maritime leaders, along with international and regional development agencies, gathered in Kingston last week to participate in the first Caribbean Regional Knowledge Partnership Workshop on maritime technical cooperation...

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