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  AS US STRUGGLES, AFRICA'S COVID-19 RESPONSE IS PRAISED
As US struggles, Africa's COVID-19 response is praised Tuesday, September 22, 2020 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — At a lecture to peers this month, John Nkengasong showed images that once dogged Africa, with a magazine cover declaring it "The Hopeless Continent." Then he quoted Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah: "It is clear that we must find an African solution to our problems, and that this can only be found in African unity." The coronavirus pandemic has fractured global relationships. But as director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nkengasong has...
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  FACEBOOK SAYS FAKE ACCOUNTS FROM CHINA AIMED AT US POLITICS
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP)— Facebook said Tuesday it derailed a network of fakes accounts out of China that had recently taken aim at the US presidential race. The takedown came as part of the social networks fight against "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" and marked the first time Facebook had seen such a campaign based in China targeting US politics, according to head of security policy Nathaniel Gleicher. Facebook did not connect the campaign to the Chinese government, saying its investigation found links to individuals in the Fujian province...
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  KENTUCKY CITY PREPARES FOR BREONNA TAYLOR ANNOUNCEMENT
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — Officials in Kentucky's largest city were preparing Tuesday for more protests and possible unrest as the public nervously awaits the state attorney general's announcement about whether he will charge officers in Breonna Taylor's shooting death. With timing of the announcement still uncertain, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer declared a state of emergency due to the potential for civil unrest, hours after police said they would restrict access in the city's downtown area. The mayor and police said they were trying to plan ahead of...
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  WESTMORELAND WANTED MAN APPREHENDED IN ST ANN
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man, who was wanted by the Westmoreland police for shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm, was arrested in an operation in St Ann on Saturday, September 19. He is 28-year-old Ainsley Woodburn of Belfant district, Cambridge, St James. The police said that on September 2, 2019, around 11:53 am, Woodburn allegedly went to the complainant's home on Marchmont Road in Westmoreland and opened gunfire at him. The complainant managed to escape unhurt. The police said a warrant for the incident was executed on Woodburn on Monday,...
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  GOV'T FINALISES POTABLE WATER STANDARDS
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation says it has finalised the standards for access to potable water supply and improved sanitation as stated in the National Water Sector Policy and Implementation Plan 2019 (NWSP). It means the country is closer to achieving the goal of having all households with access to potable water supply by 2030. According to a statement from the ministry, the measure was outlined in a virtual information session held today under the theme, 'Water and Health'. • Convenient — Water supply...
http://jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Govt_finalises_potable_water_standards?profile=1228
  FRANCE TO DOUBLE PATERNITY LEAVE TO ALMOST A MONTH
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 PARIS, France (AFP)— France is to double paternity leave to 28 days, President Emmanuel Macron's office announced Tuesday, a move bringing the country in line with progressive legislation elsewhere in Europe. The current allocation of 14 days for fathers dates back to 2002 and at the time was much longer than in other European nations. But much more generous leave systems have since been set up, with Nordic countries and also some southern states leading the way. "This reform will allow France to move from a mid-ranking position in Europe to the group of...
http://jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/France_to_double_paternity_leave_to_almost_a_month?profile=12...
  WORLD'S TOP EMITTER CHINA AIMS TO GO CARBON NEUTRAL BY 2060
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop pumping additional carbon dioxide, the main global warming gas, into the atmosphere by 2060. Xi's announcement during a speech Tuesday to the UN General Assembly is a significant step for the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases and was immediately cheered by climate campaigners. Calling for a "green revolution", Xi said the coronavirus pandemic had shown the need to preserve the environment. "Humankind can no longer afford to ignore the repeated warnings of nature,"...
http://jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Worlds_top_emitter_China_aims_to_go_carbon_neutral_by_2060
  NO CURRENT PLANS FOR FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES, SAYS MINISTER
No current plans for face-to-face classes, says Minister Tuesday, September 22, 2020 KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Education, Youth and Information Fayval Williams has confirmed that schools will be considered re-open on October 5, 2020, but added that contrary to previous pronouncements, there are no plans for face-to-face classes. She was speaking at a digital conference at the Jamaica House moments ago. The minister pointed out that COVID-19 aside, Jamaica is currently in an education crisis as many students are failing subjects, particularly mathematics and English, which she...
http://jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/No_current_plans_for_face-to-face_classes,_says_Minister
  ISRAELI KIBBUTZ TWEAKS ITS NAME TO HONOUR GINSBURG
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli kibbutz has changed its name to honour the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in a week-long tribute to the Jewish American judge. Kibbutz Ramat Hashofet, or The Judge's Heights, is named after Julian Mack, an early 20th century Jewish American judge. The kibbutz in northern Israel said this week it was temporarily tweaking its name to Ramat Hashofetet. Hebrew is a gendered language and the change turns the word judge female. Ginsburg died Friday at age 87. The kibbutz' Facebook page was adorned with a banner...
http://jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Israeli_kibbutz_tweaks_its_name_to_honour_Ginsburg
  CURFEW, OTHER COVID RESTRICTIONS TO CONTINUE UNTIL OCT 6
Curfew, other COVID restrictions to continue until Oct 6 Tuesday, September 22, 2020 KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the current restrictions and protocols in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 are to remain until October. He is currently speaking at a digital press conference at Jamaica House. Holness said the 8:00 pm to 5:00 am islandwide curfew will remain in place until 5:00 am on October 7, 2020. Employees should work from home where possible. The prime minister stressed where it will not affect productivity and output, private sector and public sector...
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  THE THALIDOMIDE DRUG VICTIM WHO JUST LOVES HER JAMAICAN PEOPLE
Sunday, September 20, 2020 Faith Russell, a Jamaican-born victim of the 1960s “wonder drug” Thalidomide, has been without legs since birth, but that has not interfered with her loyalty to her country and, especially, Jamaicans with disabilities. “I love Jamaica. I love my people, and I want to make a difference,” she declared, sitting in the back seat of a Kingston taxicab which has been taking her around the country while she is here for approximately three weeks. “I want to bring awareness to the disabled people in Jamaica, that they are human beings, too. We...
http://jamaicaobserver.com/news/the-thalidomide-drug-victim-who-just-loves-her-jamaican-people_2035...
  MYRIE'S ROADWORK ASSERTIONS COME UNDER FIRE
BY KIMONE FRANCISSenior staff reporterfrancisk@jamiacaobserver.com Monday, September 21, 2020 CONCERNS are being raised in the St Andrew East Central constituency held in Parliament by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips about several road rehabilitation projects allegedly being carried out in the Cassia Park Division by Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) caretaker Jodian Myrie. Several photos and a video posted to Myrie's social media pages with captions suggesting that she commissioned the repairs drew questions from users and members of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP), who asked in...
http://jamaicaobserver.com/news/myrie-s-roadwork-assertions-come-under-fire_203547
  SUNDAY BREW — SEPTEMBER 20, 2020
Sunday Brew — September 20, 2020 with HG HELPSEditor-at-Largehelpsh@jamaicaobserver.com Sunday, September 20, 2020 NOW that the dust has settled, the Opposition People's National Party should stop its masquerading and elect Peter Bunting as its president. The party should not waste time debating whether or not it should be Lisa Hanna, Fitz Jackson, Julian Robinson, Mikael Phillips, or Damion Crawford. It has to be Bunting…one among a few who can preside over the reorganisation of the great political organisation that has seen some indifferent leadership over the last 15...
http://jamaicaobserver.com/news/_203533
  BARRY O'HARE DEAD AT 56
BY BRIAN BONITTOAssociate Editor — Auto & Entertainmentbonittob@jamaicaobserver.com Sunday, September 20, 2020 WELL-RESPECTED music and audio engineer Barry O'Hare died at University Hospital of the West Indies, in St Andrew, yesterday morning. The 56-year-old had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week. Stage technician Jeffrey Brown, a friend of O'Hare for more than 4o years, confirmed his passing. “Barry was one of the best persons on the face of this earth...Mi an' him is not like friends, we're like brothers. He's always willing to lend a hand. If I go to Ochi, I...
http://jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/barry-o-hare-dead-at-56_203592
  THE KING IS DEAD! AWAY WITH THE KING!
Sunday, September 20, 2020 The late Patrick Manning with whom I developed a close friendship served as leader of the People's National Movement (PNM) for 23 years and prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago for 13 of those years. In those 23 years he led the PNM into seven elections, winning three and losing three with one ending in a tie. In his 13 years as prime minister, the country's economy grew by 72 per cent — an average annual rate of just under 5 per cent. Per capita income increased 250 per cent. Manning built on the foundations laid by his PNM predecessor, George Chambers,...
http://jamaicaobserver.com/opinion/the-king-is-dead-away-with-the-king-_203426
  PETER PHILLIPS MEETS WITH ELECTION CANDIDATES
Sunday, September 20, 2020 KINGSTON, Jamaica - President of the People's National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, and other members of the party's leadership, met with the party's candidates in the recent general election today at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies. A statement from the party said Dr Phillips extended thanks and appreciation to all candidates for having offered themselves on behalf of the party, and the work and sacrifice made by each of them in what was a difficult campaign. He acknowledged that the party, as well as each candidate, must now undertake a...
http://jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Peter_Phillips_meets_with_election_candidates
  EDUCATION MINISTER EXTENDS CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF KINGSTON COLLEGE'S VICE PRINCIPAL
Sunday, September 20, 2020 KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Fayval Williams, has extended deepest condolences to the immediate family, staff and students of Kingston College on the passing of vice-principal Juliet Wilson. Wilson died at the University Hospital of the West Indies this morning after being admitted a few weeks ago. She reportedly died from complications related to COVID-19. Williams said her death was a significant loss to the Kingston College family, whom she served for more than 25 years. She noted also that there were innumerable...
http://jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Education_minister_extends_condolences_
  RSS FEED | JAMAICA GLEANER
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  WILLIAMS: DON’T PRESSURE PARENTS FOR SCHOOL FEES | NEWS | JAMAICA GLEANER
Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 3:21 PM Education Minister Fayval Williams speaking at a digital press conference on September 22, 2020. With classes being held online when schools reopen on October 5, Education Minister Fayval Williams says that no demand or pressure should be placed on parents to pay contributory fees. Speaking at a digital press conference this afternoon, Williams said parents are instead encouraged to use the money to purchases devices, books, and data plans for educational purposes. “Parents have been raising concerns regarding parental contributions to...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20200922/williams-dont-pressure-parents-school-fees
  CSEC, CAPE RESULTS TO BE RELEASED TODAY | NEWS | JAMAICA GLEANER
CSEC, CAPE results to be released today Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 2:57 PM Students will receive their Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) results later today. Barbados Minister of Education, Santia Bradshaw, made the announcement this morning at a press conference. According to Bradshaw, the results will be sent to the respective ministries of education across the region and students simultaneously. This, as a result of the challenges associated with the administration of examinations, the later than usual...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20200922/csec-cape-results-be-released-today
  PORTLAND ROCKED BY SPATE OF BREAK-INS | NEWS | JAMAICA GLEANER
Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 2:30 PM The police in Portland have expressed concern over a series of break-ins that have taken place at various business establishments throughout the parish. Commanding officer for the Portland police division, Superintendent Duane Wellington, stated that while the lawmen are doing all they can, they are in need of better equipment to clamp down on the illegal activities of criminals. “We are seeing an increase in break-ins throughout the division. More so in Port Antonio. We have had eight break-ins now. The last one was at the Long Bay service...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20200922/portland-rocked-spate-break-ins
  ISLANDWIDE CURFEW EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 7 | NEWS | JAMAICA GLEANER
Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 1:13 PM Prime Minister Andrew Holness speaking at a virtual press conference on September 22, 2020. The islandwide curfew aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 will continue until October 7. The measure runs from 8:00 p.m to 5:00 a.m. In making the announcement, Prime Minister Andrew Holness urged Jamaicans to follow health protocols. Persons 70-years-old and over are still required to remain at home and the restrictions on funerals, entertainment events, burials, and public gatherings will continue. Businesses are encouraged to continue to...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20200922/islandwide-curfew-extended-october-7
  KSAFA DEMANDS SPEID'S RESIGNATION | SPORTS | JAMAICA GLEANER
Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:44 PM The Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) has demanded, with immediate effect, the resignation of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) technical committee chairman, Rudolph Speid. The letter, which was addressed to Speid and signed by KSAFA president Wayne Shaw, said Speid's role as a JFF board director, technical committee chairman, head the JFF's coaching school operations, chairman of the Jamaica Coaches Association, member of the Jamaica National Premier League (JNPL) and owner and major shareholder in Cavalier Soccer Club...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/sports/20200922/ksafa-demands-speids-resignation
  JFF OUTLINES RSPL RESUMPTION PLAN, SUPPORT FOR CLUBS | SPORTS | JAMAICA GLEANER
JFF outlines RSPL resumption plan, support for clubs Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:23 PM The 2020/21 Premier League season is expected to get underway on November 14 and end on June 30, 2021, this after organisers on Tuesday, outlined resumption plans for the nation's top football competition, despite the coronavirus pandemic. Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts, who also outlined a relief package for participating clubs valued at over $1.2 million each, made the announcement during a press conference held at the Jamaica Pegasus, in conjunction with...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/sports/20200922/jff-outlines-rspl-resumption-plan-support-clubs
  GUIDANCE COUNSELLOR CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF RAPE | NEWS | JAMAICA GLEANER
Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 11:59 AM The Westmoreland Police on Monday charged Leslie Blake, a guidance counsellor of a Clarendon address, with two counts of rape. Thirty-year-old Blake was listed as wanted by the police for two counts of rape of a minor allegedly committed in March and June 2020 in Little London, Westmoreland. The police say he turned himself in on Sunday, September 20, accompanied by his attorney and a warrant subsequently executed on him. His court date is being finalised. Follow The Gleaner on Twitter and Instagram @JamaicaGleaner and on Facebook...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20200922/guidance-counsellor-charged-two-counts-rape
  ‘YUH CYAH LEARN IF YUH HUNGRY’ - STAKEHOLDERS MULL MAINTAINING CRITICAL ACCESS TO MEALS FOR WELFARE STUDENTS | LEAD STORIES | JAMAICA GLEANER
Aware of the challenges facing some families, with many students receiving their only meals for the day at school, school administrators are concerned that the new COVID-19 learning environment could see many going hungry and unable to...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200922/yuh-cyah-learn-if-yuh-hungry-stakeholders-...
  ONLINE LESSONS COULD AFFECT DELIVERY OF PRACTICAL SUBJECTS - TEACHERS FINE-TUNING GRADING SCHEME FOR AT-HOME TESTS | LEAD STORIES | JAMAICA GLEANER
Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:12 AM In this 2007 Gleaner photo, woodwork teacher Lloycent Gordon checks if a fence his students are working on is level during class at Ascot High School in Portmore, St Catherine. Lynton Weir, president of the Association of Principals and Vice-Principals. With the 2020-2021 academic year set to officially get under way soon, questions are being raised about the feasibility of teaching all classes remotely and the rubric to maintain consistent criteria for grading students at home. During a Gleaner Editors’ Forum last week, Lynton Weir,...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200922/online-lessons-could-affect-delivery-pract...
  NO CARNIVAL ON THE SEAS FOR JAMAICA? | LEAD STORIES | JAMAICA GLEANER
WESTERN BUREAU: Royal Caribbean, MSC and Norwegian (NCL) have already submitted temporary schedules for their return to Jamaica, but the world’s largest cruise ship operator, Carnival, is yet to tender its intention to the Port Authority of...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200922/no-carnival-seas-jamaica
  SAMUDA URGES SCRUTINY AS PLASTICS REPLACE FOAM | LEAD STORIES | JAMAICA GLEANER
Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:12 AM Sirgany Beach is littered with garbage, including plastic lunch containers that have replaced the now-banned styrofoam boxes. Styrofoam is not biodegradable and was a nagging pollutant dumped in drains and along coastlines. Senator Matthew Samuda, who piloted legislation banning styrofoam, plastic straws, and some plastic bags. Legislation banning styrofoam has spurred a boom in plastic food packaging, which inadvertently presents a similar, if not worse, problem regarding a rise in non-biodegradables. Senator Matthew Samuda, who in 2018...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200922/samuda-urges-scrutiny-plastics-replace-foam
  DAUGHTER OFFERS US$5K REWARD IN FATHER’S MURDER | LEAD STORIES | JAMAICA GLEANER
Two years after the death of her father and frustrated by the lack of information from the police on the investigation and its failure to apprehend the killer, Brittina Brooke has offered a US$5,000 reward for credible leads on the murder....
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20200922/daughter-offers-us5k-reward-fathers-murder
  FATHER’S FEARS REALISED AS COP DIES RIDING BIKE | NEWS | JAMAICA GLEANER
Knowing the opposition from his dad which would meet his decision to purchase a motorcycle, Constable Kamal Foster waited more than a month before breaking the secret to his dad. Last Saturday, roughly six weeks since the day of truth, the...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20200922/fathers-fears-realised-cop-dies-riding-bike
  PARTIES IGNORE MOBAY MAYOR’S ORDERS TO REMOVE CAMPAIGN POSTERS, FLAGS | NEWS | JAMAICA GLEANER
Parties ignore MoBay mayor’s orders to remove campaign posters, flags Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:08 AM Montego Bay Mayor Leeroy Williams. A call by Montego Bay’s newly minted mayor, Leeroy Williams, for the removal of election paraphernalia from public spaces around the city has fallen on deaf ears. At his inauguration just over a week ago, Williams said one of his first tasks would be to ask representatives of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) to remove the flags, posters and billboards that were mounted around the city during the general...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20200922/parties-ignore-mobay-mayors-orders-remove-campaign...
  LAWYERS WANT JURY TRIAL FOR COPS IN DEANE CASE | NEWS | JAMAICA GLEANER
Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:07 AM Although jury trials have been suspended in COVID-19 era courtrooms locally, lawyers representing three cops charged in connection with the 2014 death of Mario Deane in a Montego Bay lock-up have indicated that they would prefer this option to a bench trial when the matter gets under way in January. When Corporal Elaine Stewart and District Constables Juliana Clevon and Marlon Grant appeared in the St James Circuit Court yesterday to answer the charges of manslaughter, misconduct in a public office, and perverting the course of justice,...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20200922/lawyers-want-jury-trial-cops-deane-case
  COST CONCERNS FOR RSPL - CLUBS EXPECTING RAISED EXPENDITURE AS DETAILS OF NEW SEASON TO BE OUTLINED AT PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY | SPORTS | JAMAICA GLEANER
Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:05 AM Cavalier FC’s Dwayne Atkinson leaps to control the ball during a Red Stripe Premier League match against UWI FC at the Mona Bowl on Sunday, February 23. Red Stripe Premier League clubs are expecting to spend much more than their estimated average of $15 million to $20 million per season to finance their campaigns for the 2020-21 term because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But even though clubs are expecting the season to be more expensive than usual, they are not certain how costly it will really be. However, Cavalier FC Technical Director...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/sports/20200922/cost-concerns-rspl-clubs-expecting-raised-expend...
  NO DISCIPLINE, NO FANS - MANSINGH SAYS CROWD CONTROL CRITICAL TO POSSIBILITY OF SPECTATORS ATTENDING CHAMPS 2021 | SPORTS | JAMAICA GLEANER
No discipline, no fans - Mansingh says crowd control critical to possibility of spectators attending Champs 2021 Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:13 AM Spectators fill out the bleachers at the National Stadium to cheer on their respective schools’ athletes during the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships in March 2019. Sports physician Dr Akshai Mansingh says that the discipline of spectators in adhering to COVID-19 protocols may prove an obstacle to the chances of them being allowed to attend the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/sports/20200922/no-discipline-no-fans-mansingh-says-crowd-contro...
  WALK/RUN BENEFICIARIES’ DONATIONS AFFECTED BY PANDEMIC | SPORTS | JAMAICA GLEANER
Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:08 AM Racers at the line preparing to start a recent running of the Guardian Group Keep It Alive 5K Walk/Run event in Montego Bay, St James. A number of beneficiaries from local walk/run events are concerned because the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the donations they would normally receive from these races. The funds raised from the walk/runs would normally be used to purchase equipment and basic necessities for in-need organisations such as hospitals and homes. The Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI) Run is one such event,...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/sports/20200922/walkrun-beneficiaries-donations-affected-pandemic
  CITY TAME WOLVES TO START EPL | SPORTS | JAMAICA GLEANER
Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:12 AM Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne scores his team’s first goal from the penalty spot during their English Premier League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, yesterday. An abnormally short preseason and a lengthy list of injury and coronavirus-related absentees didn’t stop Manchester City getting off to a fast start in the English Premier League (EPL) yesterday. City scored in the first half through Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden before weathering a fightback from Wolverhampton in a 3-1 win at...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/sports/20200922/city-tame-wolves-start-epl
  BANK SHARES SLIDE ON REPORT OF RAMPANT MONEY LAUNDERING | BUSINESS | JAMAICA GLEANER
Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:06 AM The financial sector was hit hard Monday following a report alleging that a number of banks – JPMorgan, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank and Bank of New York Mellon, among them – have continued to profit from illicit dealings with disreputable people and criminal networks despite previous warnings from regulators. According to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, leaked government documents show that the banks continued moving illicit funds even after being warned of potential criminal prosecutions. The...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/business/20200922/bank-shares-slide-report-rampant-money-launder...
  IRONROCK WARNS OF MARKET FALLOUT - SAYS MORE BAD THINGS TO COME FROM COVID | BUSINESS | JAMAICA GLEANER
General Insurance company IronRock is still a young buck in a market that it entered as a start-up over four years ago with a tech strategy for insurance delivery – a status its founders say has helped it to weather the pandemic, so far. The...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/business/20200920/ironrock-warns-market-fallout-says-more-bad-th...
  JAMAICA ENERGY PARTNERS MULLS EV CHARGING STATION NETWORK | BUSINESS | JAMAICA GLEANER
Published:Sunday | September 20, 2020 | 6:30 AM Aerial view of Jamaica Energy Partners. Jamaica Energy Partners, JEP, an operator of power plants and producer of electricity, is considering entering the electric vehicle charging market. “Our group, having started the listed operations in the Dominican Republic, entry into Panama and Jamaica is a possibility because we have important operations here,” said Kevin Francis, director of strategic planning, facilities and IT. JEP’s parent company, InterEnergy Holdings, is setting up a series of charging stations at hotels, shopping centres and...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/business/20200920/jamaica-energy-partners-mulls-ev-charging-stat...
  WATCHDOG KNOCKS FAA OVER EMERGENCY JET EVACUATIONS | BUSINESS | JAMAICA GLEANER
The US Federal Aviation Administration hasn’t updated standards for emergency airliner evacuations in nearly two decades, a period when travellers have increasingly had to deal with tighter aircraft seats, more carry-on bags and support animals,...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/business/20200920/watchdog-knocks-faa-over-emergency-jet-evacuat...
  LEGENDARY MEETS LUXURY - ISHAWNA SIGNS WITH LUXURY ROSES | ENTERTAINMENT | JAMAICA GLEANER
Dancehall’s ‘Top Doll’, Ishawna, has signed a deal with international floral arrangement brand Luxury Roses. The partnership will see ‘Miss Legendary’ becoming the face of the brand in Jamaica as they expand their global reach. In an interview...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/entertainment/20200922/legendary-meets-luxury-ishawna-signs-luxu...
  CARDI B OFFSETS GENDER-BIAS DISCUSSIONS | ENTERTAINMENT | JAMAICA GLEANER
Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:05 AM Cardi B, left, accepts the award for best rap album for “Invasion of Privacy” as Offset kisses her hand at the 61st annual Grammy Awards. Less than a week ago, American rapper Cardi B filed for a divorce from her husband, Migos rapper Offset. The couple had been on again, off again, then back on again since secretly tying the knot in 2017. Cheating came into play along the way on the part of Offset. And even though she walked away then, the two reunited, with the WAP singer declaring she wanted to make her marriage work. In that same year...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/entertainment/20200921/cardi-b-offsets-gender-bias-discussions
  GEAR UP FOR ROAD MARCH 2021 - CARNIVAL STAKEHOLDERS PROMISE SUPPORTERS A VIBRANT RETURN | ENTERTAINMENT | JAMAICA GLEANER
Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:10 AM Kamal Bankay (left), chairman of the Carnival in Jamaica stakeholders committee, sitting alongside Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism, at press conference COVID in March. ?? Supporters of the annual Jamaica Carnival celebrations were left in limbo earlier this year when the announcement that 2020 carnival events would move from the original date in April to Sunday, October 25, due to the continued spread of the coronavirus. Refunds for costumes already paid for became a hot topic, but with the strict no-refund policy that most of the...
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  ROMEICH MAJOR ON HARD WORK | ENTERTAINMENT | JAMAICA GLEANER
The moment one sets foot inside Romeich Major’s office, one immediately realises that, when it comes to his business, the 35-year-old entrepreneur takes no prisoners. In fact, he made sure to warn The Sunday Gleaner team that our conversation...
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/entertainment/20200920/romeich-major-hard-work
  GRACEKENNEDY DONATES 210 TABLETS AND LAPTOPS TO SCHOOLS | NEWS | JAMAICA STAR
Group Chief Executive Officer of GraceKennedy, Senator Don Wehby. Kingston, Jamaica (JIS): GraceKennedy Limited (GK), through its Grace and Staff Community Development Foundation, on Monday donated 210 tablets and laptops valued at approximately $5.2 million, to 10 schools and six of the company's homework centres in Kingston. The initiative, which is dubbed ‘Tools for Schools’, is aimed at equipping Jamaican teachers and students with computer technology to facilitate online education. The Foundation partnered with Worldwide Technology to purchase the devices, which included Alcatel seven-...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/news/20200922/gracekennedy-donates-210-tablets-and-laptops-schools
  FOUR CARICOM COUNTRIES IMPLEMENT TRAVEL BUBBLE | NEWS | JAMAICA STAR
(CMC): Four Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have from Tuesday, put arrangements in place for operating a travel bubble, as part of the efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, Barbados Ambassador to CARICOM, David Comissiong has said. In a statement, Comissiong said that St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, and Barbados have all put their arrangements in place and have commenced operating the bubble, which went into effect last week Friday in keeping with a decision made at a special emergency meeting of CARICOM leaders earlier this month. “The defining...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/news/20200922/four-caricom-countries-implement-travel-bubble
  NIGHTLY CURFEW, COVID CONTAINMENT MEASURES EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 7 | NEWS | JAMAICA STAR
Nightly curfew, COVID containment measures extended to October 7 Prime Minister Andrew Holness, has announced an extension of the islandwide curfew, aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 will continue until October 7. The measure will continue to run from 8:00 p.m to 5:00 a.m. In making the announcement, Holness appealed to Jamaicans to continue to follow the health protocols already set in place. COVID-19 containment measures already in place were also extended, these include: - Funerals remain prohibited, with burials limited to 15 persons,  five members of clergy and including 10...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/news/20200922/nightly-curfew-covid-containment-measures-extended-oc...
  US DEATH TOLL FROM CORONAVIRUS HITS UNFATHOMABLE 200,000 MARK | NEWS | JAMAICA STAR
US death toll from coronavirus hits unfathomable 200,000 mark In this May 28, 2020, file photo, a woman passes a fence outside Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery adorned with tributes to victims of COVID-19 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) (AP): The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation with its state-of-the-art laboratories, top-flight scientists and stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies. “It is completely unfathomable that we’ve reached this point,”...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/news/20200922/us-death-toll-coronavirus-hits-unfathomable-200000-ma...
  GUIDANCE COUNSELLOR CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF RAPE | NEWS | JAMAICA STAR
A Westmoreland Guidance counsellor was on Monday charged with two counts of rape. Charged is 30-year-old Leslie Blake, Guidance counsellor, of a Clarendon address. Blake was listed as wanted by the Westmoreland police, for two counts of rape of a minor committed in March and June 2020 in Little London, in the parish. He reportedly turned himself in to the police on Sunday, September 20, accompanied by his attorney and a warrant subsequently executed on him. His court date is being finalised. We want to hear from you! Email us at and follow @thejamaicastar on Instagram and on twitter...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/news/20200922/guidance-counsellor-charged-two-counts-rape
  WESTMORELAND WANTED MAN CAPTURED IN ST ANN | NEWS | JAMAICA STAR
A man who was wanted by the Westmoreland police for shooting with intent, and illegal possession of firearm, was arrested during an operation in St. Ann on Saturday, September 19. He is 28-year-old Ainsley Woodburn of Belfant district, Cambridge, St. James. Reports from the Bethel Town police are that on September 2, 2019 about 11:53 a.m., Woodburn allegedly went to the complainant’s home on Marchmont Road in Westmoreland and opened gunfire at him. The complainant managed to escape unhurt. A warrant for the incident was executed on Woodburn on Monday, September 21 and he was charged for the...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/news/20200922/westmoreland-wanted-man-captured-st-ann
  INDIAN COUPLE RUN STREET-SIDE CLASSES FOR POOR STUDENTS | NEWS | JAMAICA STAR
A former diplomat Virendra Gupta and his singer wife Veena Gupta pose for a photograph with underprivileged children whom they teach on a sidewalk in New Delhi, India, on Sept. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup) NEW DELHI (AP) — On a quiet road in India’s capital, tucked away on a wide, red-bricked sidewalk, kids set adrift by the country’s COVID-19 lockdown are being tutored. The children, ages 4 to 14, carry book bags more than 2 kilometers (a mile) from their thatched-roof huts on the banks of the Yamuna River to this impromptu, roadside classroom. There, they receive free lessons in...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/news/20200922/indian-couple-run-street-side-classes-poor-students
  MOTHER WANTS HER SON TO HEAR | NEWS | JAMAICA STAR
One of Lexcine Witter's greatest wishes in life is to hear her two-year-old son Leandre Forbes say the word 'Mommy'. Currently, the toddler is unable to utter that or any other word as he has been diagnosed with bilateral sensorial hearing loss and has not developed speech. The Denham Town mother is seeking the public's assistance in accumulating the J$15 millions (US$146,000) needed for her son to undergo surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the US. "I love my son dearly. and I believe it is every parent's job to do every and anything in their power to ensure their child takes advantage of...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/news/20200922/mother-wants-her-son-hear
  ‘A HIM HAVE MI HEART’ - WOMAN MOURNS BROTHER KILLED BY GUNMEN | NEWS | JAMAICA STAR
Nichola Pink’s mother, Patricia Shaw, is at a loss for words as she sits in the yard where the couple lived in Chestnut Lane, Denham Town. Last Saturday when Kimone Garrison handed her brother Tovoy Smith a beverage which he had asked for, she had no idea it would be the last thing she gave him. Smith, 23, and his girlfriend Nichola 'Trudy' Pink, 27, were murdered by gunmen early Sunday morning. Reports are that some time after 2 a.m., gunmen entered their Chestnut Lane home, and pumped multiple bullets into their bodies. Another man, Godwin Morris, who was inside his house in the same...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/news/20200922/%E2%80%98-him-have-mi-heart%E2%80%99-woman-mourns-bro...
  ‘HE WAS A FAMILY MAN’ - MANCHESTER BUSINESS OPERATOR SHOT DEAD | NEWS | JAMAICA STAR
Thirteen years of marriage ended in pain and sorrow for Kerry-Ann last Friday after she received news that her husband, 41-year old Danian Simpson, had been murdered. The grieving widow told THE STAR that it has been a devastating time for her and their children ages three and 12. "I am distraught, broken, and hopeful that he was still alive. Right now I feel empty. When I went to the hospital and saw that he was dead, I started crying, and I just keep breaking down," she said. "The three-year-old doesn't understand. She is not crying, but she knows he was killed, and she doesn't ask for...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/news/20200922/%E2%80%98he-was-family-man%E2%80%99-manchester-busine...
  ‘RIHANNA, PLEASE COME HOME’ - FATHER RESTLESS FOLLOWING TEENAGE DAUGHTER’S DISAPPEARANCE | NEWS | JAMAICA STAR
‘Rihanna, please come home’ - Father restless following teenage daughter’s disappearance "Rihanna, please come home. I miss you and I am so stressed out since we cannot find you. Where are you? Just come home, please." These are the words of Rowan Thomas whose 14-year-old daughter, Rihanna Thomas, has been missing since last Thursday. Thomas, a student of St Catherine High and resident of Kitson Town, St Catherine, has been reported missing by her mother, who called her for dinner and got no reply. This was sometime between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Thomas said his daughter is well-behaved and is...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/news/20200922/%E2%80%98rihanna-please-come-home%E2%80%99-father-res...
  CARING COP CARRIES ON DESPITE PANDEMIC | NEWS | JAMAICA STAR
Corporal Andrew Williams' acts of kindness have not been halted by COVID-19. If anything, his efforts have been proved to be more beneficial to more Jamaicans during the unprecedented pandemic. Last November, Williams told THE STAR that he started the Positive Initiative non-profit organisation in 2012, in an attempt to foster kindness across Jamaica, and create an ideal world for his daughter to grow up in. Williams could be seen in shops or supermarket, paying for a random person's groceries out of his pocket. While COVID-19 has halted those pop-ups,, he has employed a new approach and is...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/news/20200922/caring-cop-carries-despite-pandemic
  SHENSEEA INKS DEAL WITH RIHANNA BRAND | ENTERTAINMENT | JAMAICA STAR
Dancehall princess Shenseea has inked a deal with internationally renowned lingerie brand Savage X Fenty, owned by Bajan pop star and fashion mogul Rihanna. This comes less than a month after securing a major endorsement from UK-based fashion retailer Pretty Little Thing. Shenseea made the announcement of the latest deal via Instagram on Sunday. "I've been a fan of Rihanna since her existence in the industry and to be the new ambassador for such an international brand feels amazing, especially since I'm representing my country. Honestly, all I can say about all of this is God is working....
http://jamaica-star.com/article/entertainment/20200922/shenseea-inks-deal-rihanna-brand
  D’YANI LOOKS TO KEEP MUSICAL MOMENTUM GOING | ENTERTAINMENT | JAMAICA STAR
Still riding the waves of success from his breakout single Heaven Telegram, fast-rising recording artiste D'Yani is looking to keep the musical pendulum swinging as he gets ready to release his follow-up single and music video. Vengeance is set to be released on Friday and D'Yani is hoping the single will keep his names on the lips of music listeners. "With Heaven Telegram, it connected more than we ever expected. People loved the song and it really put me on to a lot of people. With Vengeance, we are aiming for a different target audience," he said. "Obviously, it nah go do the same thing...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/entertainment/20200922/d%E2%80%99yani-looks-keep-musical-momentum-g...
  ‘HIS FIRST LOVE WAS MUSIC’ - FELLOW ENGINEER HAILS BARRY O’HARE AS GENIUS, PIONEER | ENTERTAINMENT | JAMAICA STAR
‘His first love was music’ - Fellow engineer hails Barry O’Hare as genius, pioneer Audio engineers Stephen Stewart (left) and Barry O’Hare. Barry O'Hare, a renowned audio engineer who died on Saturday, deserves all the credit in the world for his work in music, his cousin Stephen Stewart, says. O'Hare, 56, passed away at the University Hospital of the West Indies in St Andrew, where he was admitted after showing COVID-19 symptoms. Stewart, who like O'Hare is an engineer, said his cousin "was feeling uncomfortable and was experiencing complications with his breathing" a few days prior to...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/entertainment/20200922/%E2%80%98his-first-love-was-music%E2%80%99-f...
  PATE XXCOLLABS WITH DANCEHALL VETERANS | ENTERTAINMENT | JAMAICA STAR
Grammy-winning writer and chart-topping producer Rohan Rankine, also known on the dancehall stage as Patexx, recently completed a full-length album combination. The project, called Reset, sees two great musical voices, Red Fox and Screechy Dan, on 10 tracks, paying homage to reggae and dancehall sounds. "Even though it's a lot of work putting everything together, from the beats to writing the songs, to recording sessions, to mixing and mastering, after going through that process and to hear and see the masterpiece you have created musically, there's no words that can describe that feeling,"...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/entertainment/20200922/patexx-collabs-dancehall-veterans
  MIZTRIZZ RELEASES NEW SINGLE | ENTERTAINMENT | JAMAICA STAR
Miztrizz has always had aspirations that one day she would cement her name within the music industry, and today she is one step closer with the release of Champion. " Champion is an inspirational song, it encourages listeners to not let anyone or anything intercept them on their path to their goals. The song gives assurance that you will overcome all obstacles and be successful despite any challenges or opposition, as it is your blessing to reap," said Miztrizz. The Canada-based singer shares that the song has thus far been making the rounds on local and international radio stations and, by...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/entertainment/20200922/miztrizz-releases-new-single
  MY FAMILY DOES NOT LOVE ME | TELL ME PASTOR | JAMAICA STAR
I hope my letter finds you in good health. I have many issues. As I write to you, I'm in tears. My husband tried to console me, but I'm so angry. I had a rough childhood. My mother and father separated when I was 12 years old. My father did not care for any of my two younger siblings or myself. My mother was very laid-back, always saying, "God will provide", while I know that God help those who help themselves. When I was in high school, I had to clean for family members and walk door to door in gated communities selling DVDs to send myself to school. I left high school with seven CSEC...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/tell-me-pastor/20200922/my-family-does-not-love-me
  SOMETIMES I CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP | TELL ME PASTOR | JAMAICA STAR
I hope this email finds you in good health. I am 26 years of age, and I have no idea what I want to do career-wise. I attended high school in St Catherine. During my tenure there, I attained six CSEC subjects and six CAPE subjects, units one and two. After leaving sixth form, I applied to The University of the West Indies and got accepted to four different faculties. I was not accepted to do nursing, but that is what I wanted. I was not accepted for nursing because I did not have mathematics at CSEC level. I decided to take a year off to work, try to save for college, and attend an evening...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/tell-me-pastor/20200922/sometimes-i-cry-myself-sleep
  I DON’T WANT ANY MAN IN MY HOUSE | TELL ME PASTOR | JAMAICA STAR
I am 60 years old. I am living with my twin sister. I am having a concern about myself because my twin sister and I bought a house five years ago, and my sister told me that she had no intentions of getting married. That is why the both of us bought this house. She went to America and met a man over there. She sent back to tell me that this man and herself have fallen in love and they are going to get married. I don't have a man, and I don't have any intention of looking for one. I don't intend to get married. I don't want any man to harass my body. My days for that are over. I don't have...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/tell-me-pastor/20200921/i-don%E2%80%99t-want-any-man-my-house
  RICKETTS WORKING ON PLAN TO GET WC CAMPAIGN UNDER WAY | SPORTS | JAMAICA STAR
Damion Lowe (left) leads the Reggae Boyz on to the field at the National Stadium last year to take on Honduras in a Concacaf Gold Cup match. Michael Ricketts, the president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), says his administration is going back to the drawing board to find a way to kick-start Jamaica's preparation for the final stage of the World Cup qualifiers. This as a spike in coronavirus cases in the region forces them to abort the October international date window. "We now have to take a second look at what plan B will be. We do not have the resources that European countries...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/sports/20200922/ricketts-working-plan-get-wc-campaign-under-way
  CLENNON LOOKING TO MOVE OVERSEAS AGAIN | SPORTS | JAMAICA STAR
Humble Lion’s Andre Clennon (left) jumps high for a ball with Vere United’s Kenroy Lumsden during their Red Stripe Premier League game at the Wembley Centre of Excellence in Hayes, Clarendon on Sunday, December 15, 2019. National striker Andre Clennon says his agent has been in negotiations with a number of overseas clubs as he seeks a move away from Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) club Humble Lion. Clennon told STAR Sports that he has had a lot of interest from clubs in Asia, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down these negotiations. "The plan is to get back overseas and start...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/sports/20200922/clennon-looking-move-overseas-again
  RAVEL MORRISON MOVES TO NETHERLANDS | SPORTS | JAMAICA STAR
Jamaican senior men's target Ravel Morrison is once again on the move as he has joined Dutch Eredivisie club ADO Den Haag. Morrison was officially unveiled yesterday, signing a one-year contract with the club. The 27-year-old English-born midfielder has been a free agent since August after being released by English Premier League outfit Sheffield United, with which he signed in July 2019. He only made one league appearance for the 'Blades' before going on loan to Championship side Middlesbrough in January. Den Haag will be Morrison's seventh club in the last five years after previous stints...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/sports/20200922/ravel-morrison-moves-netherlands
  DOTTIN FIREWORKS UNABLE TO PREVENT WINDIES DEFEAT | SPORTS | JAMAICA STAR
Deandra Dottin struck a high-class half-century and her first since her return from injury, but West Indies Women lacked the firepower in a difficult run chase and went down by 47 runs to England Women yesterday. I pursuit of 164 at the County Ground here in the opening Twenty20 International of the five-match series, West Indies were always behind the required run rate following a slow start and declined to 116 for six off their 20 overs. The 29-year-old Dottin stood out, however, the only batsman to reach double figures, with an attractive 69 off 59 deliveries, to post her 10th...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/sports/20200922/dottin-fireworks-unable-prevent-windies-defeat
  ALLEN EAGER FOR IPL OPPORTUNITY | SPORTS | JAMAICA STAR
Jamaican all-rounder Fabian Allen is itching to get his opportunity to showcase his talent in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with the Sunrisers Hyderabad. The West Indies player only took part as a substitute fielder for the Sunrisers team who went down by 10 runs to the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their opening fixture of the 2020 edition yesterday. Allen, who missed the Caribbean Premier League due to a flight mix-up , has not had any full cricket action for over six months. However, the 25-year-old says he has been adapting well to his new franchise team and is hoping to play a part...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/sports/20200922/allen-eager-ipl-opportunity
  SPEID HOPES LOAN DEAL WILL OPEN OTHER DOORS FOR HAMILTON | SPORTS | JAMAICA STAR
Dunbeholden’s Adrian Williams (left) challenges Cavalier’s Nicholas Hamilton in a Red Stripe Premier League encounter at Stadium East on Sunday, December 16, 2018. Rudolph Speid, Cavalier technical director, is hoping Nicholas Hamilton's proposed loan move to Scottish Premier League side Dundee United will materialise into even something greater for the 23-year-old forward. Hamilton, who was suppose to join Canadian Premier League (CPL) side York 9 FC for the newly formatted CPL league season, was unable to join the team due to coronavirus travel restriction. But York 9's coach, Jimmy...
http://jamaica-star.com/article/sports/20200922/speid-hopes-loan-deal-will-open-other-doors-hamilton
  CASE OF SMOKING TODDLER BEING PROBED | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 7:56 am, Tue September 22, 2020 Rosalie Gage Grey, CEO, Child Protection and Family Services Agency The Child Protection and Family Services Agency has launched a probe into a video posted on social media depicting adults encouraging and facilitating a toddler smoking a cigarette and drinking what appears to be alcohol. The agency's CEO, Rosalie Gage Grey, last night (Monday) told Radio Jamaica News that the Cyber Crimes Unit is now involved in the investigation. The video has sparked anger and...
http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/case-of-smoking-toddler-being-probed
  FIVE MORE COVID DEATHS, 127 NEW CASES | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. Five more COVID deaths, 127 new cases 12:11 pm, Tue September 22, 2020 Jamaica has recorded five more COVID-19 related deaths. The death toll is now 75. The new cases comprise a 61 year old woman, an 82 year old man and a 54-year-old woman who were from Kingston and St. Andrew. The other two cases include a 52-year-old woman from St. Catherine and a 93-year-old man from St. Mary. The Health Ministry says four of the five deceased had pre-existing conditions. Meanwhile, 127 new cases of the...
http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/five-more-covid-deaths-127-new-cases
  LOCAL PUBLISHERS MOVING TO PROTECT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS DURING ONLINE LEARNING | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 11:47 am, Tue September 22, 2020 Latoya West-Blackwood, Chair, Book Industry Association of Jamaica Members of the Jamaican book industry are moving to ensure their intellectual property rights are protected as schools transition to online learning and sharing of material from textbooks digitally. Representatives of the Book Industry Association of Jamaica met with education minister Fayval Williams on Friday to discuss the issue. Latoya West-Blackwood, Chairperson of the Book Industry Association...
http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/local-publishers-moving-to-protect-intellectual-property-rights-duri...
  CXC RESULTS DUE TODAY | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 11:33 am, Tue September 22, 2020 The more than 70,000 students who sat the recent CSEC and CAPE exams will receive their results today (Tuesday). The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will hold a news conference to officially release the results. 58,720 students registered to sit CSEC exams and 16,184 for CAPE. The exams began on July 13 and ended August 4 after being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The exams were administered using paper and computer-based modalities. Mark Golding, Member...
http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/cxc-results-due-today
  OPPOSITION ALARMED ABOUT COVID-19 "RUNAWAY TRAIN" | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 11:03 am, Tue September 22, 2020 Dr Morais Guy, Opposition Spokesman on Health, has described the COVID-19 pandemic in Jamaica as a runaway train. On Monday night, Dr. Guy told Radio Jamaica News he's concerned the government is not approaching the issue of testing seriously. Describing the situation as one akin to "a runaway train that the government is... seemingly not taking responsibility for," he said he was concerned that the government had stopped "certain types of (COVID-19) testing," and...
http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/opposition-alarmed-about-covid-19-runaway-train
  PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTS SUSPEND SOME SERVICES DUE TO COVID-19 RELATED ISSUES | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 10:13 am, Tue September 22, 2020 Helene Davis Whyte, General Secretary of JALGO Some services at public health departments have reportedly been curtailed due to the high number of  public health inspectors and vector control workers in quarantine for extended periods due to delays in getting their COVID-19 test results. According to the Jamaica Association of  Local Government Officers (JALGO) the delay in releasing the worker's results has affected the COVID-19 response programme, food...
http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/public-health-departments-suspend-some-services-due-to-covid-19-rela...
  NEW DATE: COPS IN MARIO DEANE CASE TO FACE TRIAL IN JANUARY | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 6:52 pm, Mon September 21, 2020 Mercia Fraser, the mother of Mario Deane The trial of the three police officers involved in the Mario Deane case has been postponed until next year. The trial was scheduled to get underway Monday morning in the St. James parish court, however, due to a delay, the court set the new date of January 18. Mercia Fraser, Mr. Deane's mother, said she is disappointed because, although she expected the case to be put off today, she "did not expect such a long date." Mr. Deane...
http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/new-date-cops-in-mario-deane-case-to-face-trial-in-january
  CRAWFORD INTERESTED IN PNP PRESIDENCY | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 3:48 pm, Wed September 16, 2020 People's National Party (PNP) Vice President Damion Crawford has indicated that he is interested in the leadership position. PNP President Dr. Peter Phillips has notified the party he intends to step aside following its defeat in the September 3 general election. Speaking Wednesday on the Morning Agenda on Power 106, Mr. Crawford said a few members of the party are interested in becoming President of the PNP. When asked whether he is eyeing the position at this time,...
http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/crawford-interested-in-pnp-presidency
  NO NEED FOR WORKPLACES TO CLOSE OR SEND HOME STAFF DUE TO COVID CASE, SAYS HEALTH MINISTRY | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. No need for workplaces to close or send home staff due to COVID case, says Health Ministry 9:58 pm, Fri September 18, 2020 Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor McKenzie The Health Ministry has said workplaces do not need to close or send home staff if an employee tests positive for COVID-19. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor McKenzie said that information is contained in the new draft workplace protocol being developed by the ministry. She said if a worker tests positive, that...
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  AS MANY AS 17,000 COULD DIE FROM COVID-19, JAMAICAN PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERT WARNS | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. As many as 17,000 could die from COVID-19, Jamaican public health expert warns 7:37 am, Mon September 21, 2020 A public health expert is projecting that as many as 17,000 Jamaicans could die from COVID-19 if the spread continues on the current trajectory. Dr Alverston Bailey, Associate Professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Technology, says with the rapid spread of the virus, it's time for a reality check for Jamaicans. He has noted the health ministry's prediction that about...
http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/as-many-as-17000-could-die-from-covid-19-jamaican-public-health-expe...
  PHILLIPS ANNOUNCES INTERIM SHADOW CABINET | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 5:47 pm, Mon September 21, 2020 Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips - file photo Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips has announced a 19-member interim Shadow Cabinet. Dr. Phillips said the interim Shadow Cabinet will facilitate the effective functioning of the Opposition in Parliament until the People's National Party elects a new leader. Dr. Phillips said all the members of the previous Shadow Cabinet have been asked to maintain the portfolio oversight responsibilities they had before the...
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  JAMAICAN GIRL TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 IN BARBADOS | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 5:41 pm, Mon September 21, 2020 A 10 year old Jamaican girl has tested positive for COVID-19 in Barbados. She was among four new cases reported in the country on Saturday. It is reported that she arrived on a Caribbean Airlines from Jamaica on September 14. She is the contact of a positive case. The Ministry of Health identified the other cases as a 50 year old who arrived on a British Airways flight, a 23 year old woman who arrived on Caribbean Airlines from Jamaica, and a 34 year old woman who...
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  STUDY FINDS LINK BETWEEN SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN BRAZIL AND PAST DENGUE OUTBREAKS | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 5:38 pm, Mon September 21, 2020 A new study that analyzed the COVID-19 outbreak in Brazil has found a link between the spread of the virus and past outbreaks of dengue fever. The study suggests that exposure to the mosquito-transmitted illness may provide some level of immunity against COVID-19. The not yet published study, led by a professor at Duke University, compared the geographic distribution of coronavirus cases with the spread of dengue in 2019 and 2020. Places with lower coronavirus...
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  GLOBAL TOURISM SECTOR LOST BILLIONS DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 10:47 am, Tue September 22, 2020 The global tourism sector is estimated to have lost about US$460 billion in the first half  of  2020 due to the drop in international travel worldwide, caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The figure was released by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).  The organisation says the massive drop in international travel demand over the period January to June 2020 translates into a loss of  440 million international arrivals...
http://rjrnewsonline.com/business/global-tourism-sector-lost-billions-due-to-covid-19-pandemic
  SANDALS OPENS FOWL CAY RESORT IN THE BAHAMAS | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 3:48 pm, Mon September 21, 2020 Fowl Cay Resort, a Sandals resort property in the Bahamas is now open for business. Sandals Deputy chairman Adam Stewart said that with privacy now more in demand than ever because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the hideaway Fowl Cay Resort is in great demand. Sandals has scrapped a 2020 reopening for its Sandals Royal Bahamian resort in New Providence and has set its sights on a November opening for Sandals Emerald Bay on Exuma. 3:48 pm, Wed September 16, 2020 9:58 pm,...
http://rjrnewsonline.com/business/sandals-opens-fowl-cay-resort-in-the-bahamas
  BAHAMAS URGES HOTEL SECTOR NOT TO HANG ON TO 'HARD AND FAST' OCTOBER REOPENING | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 3:46 pm, Mon September 21, 2020 Bahamas' Tourism Minister on Sunday urged his countrymen not to get hung up over the October 15 date for the hotel sector's reopening as the British Colonial Hilton became the latest resort to delay its return. The minister suggested that the enormous emphasis being put on this date was misplaced given that October is traditionally the second-slowest month in the Bahamian tourism calendar. The Tourism Minister added that rather than being a 'hard and fast' deadline by...
http://rjrnewsonline.com/business/bahamas-urges-hotel-sector-not-to-hang-on-to-hard-and-fast-octobe...
  TROPICAL BATTERY SEEKING TO RAISE FUNDS WITH IPO | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 5:39 pm, Fri September 18, 2020 Energy storage company Tropical Battery is seeking to raise $325 million of equity from the market in an initial public offering (IPO). The shares are priced at $1 per unit. The transaction would reduce the Melville family stake in the 70 year old company, from 100 per cent to 75 per cent. The offer opens to the market on September 22 and closes September 30. The past year has seen a $60 million investment in Tropical Battery Company's build-out of a new headquarters...
http://rjrnewsonline.com/business/tropical-battery-seeking-to-raise-funds-with-ipo
  HEAD COACH AND VICE CAPTAIN WEIGH IN ON POSSIBLE POSTPONEMENT OF RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 11:11 pm, Mon September 21, 2020 Jamaica's senior men's rugby league team, the Reggae Warriors. (jamaica-gleaner.com file photo) The International Rugby League Federation has announced that contingency plans are in place to push back next year's World Cup in England to 2022 should COVID-19 make staging the tournament impractical. Organizers remain confident the event which is slated to kick off in October next year, will go ahead in 2021 but have put a plan in place to ensure the tournament will be...
http://rjrnewsonline.com/sports/head-coach-and-vice-captain-weigh-in-on-possible-postponement-of-ru...
  TOKYO 2020 CONSULTANCY FIRM LINKED WITH QUESTIONABLE PAYMENT TO PAPA MASSATA DIACK | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 11:03 pm, Mon September 21, 2020 Senegalese Sports Consultant Papa Massata Diack. (theguardian.com file photo) Consultancy firm Black Tidings reportedly transferred US $370,000 to Papa Massata Diack around the time Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympic Games. According to Kyodo News, documents show payments from the Singapore-based company to a firm owned by the Senegalese. Payments worth US $2 million made to Black Tidings are the subject of investigations by French authorities in relation to...
http://rjrnewsonline.com/sports/tokyo-2020-consultancy-firm-linked-with-questionable-payment-to-pap...
  DOTTIN SCORES HALF CENTURY BUT WINDIES WOMEN LOSE FIRST T20 INTERNATIONAL AGAINST ENGLAND | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 10:52 pm, Mon September 21, 2020 West Indies women's top scorer Deandra Dottin on the go during Monday's game. (windiescricket.com photo) Despite a top score of 69 from all-rounder Deandra Dottin, the West Indies women went down by 47 runs to England's women in the first encounter of their 5-match T20 series at the Incora County Ground in Derby on Monday. Having won the toss and elected to bat, the English got off to a good start at 43 for 1 before losing Danni Wyatt for 17. Opener Tammi Beaumont...
http://rjrnewsonline.com/sports/dottin-scores-half-century-but-windies-women-lose-first-t20-interna...
  FIFA LIFTS RESTRICTION ON RELEASE OF DEVELOPMENT FUNDS TO JFF | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 3:00 pm, Mon September 21, 2020 General Secretary of the JFF Dalton Wint. (jamaica-gleaner.com file photo) Football's world governing body FIFA has lifted their temporary restriction on the release of development funds to the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF). On Sunday, General Secretary of the JFF, Dalton Wint told Radio Jamaica Sports that the local body is pleased to have gotten clearance from FIFA.  Wint says the reason for the hold on funds was due to some operations by the JFF which...
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  MVP PUTS PLANS FOR 2021 SEASON IN PLACE | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 2:37 pm, Mon September 21, 2020 MVP Track Club president Bruce James. (jamaica-gleaner.com file photo) President of the MVP Track Club, Bruce James, says the club will continue to plan for the 2021 athletics season, even with the uncertainty of several events including the Tokyo Olympics. This past summer, MVP put on the Velocity Fest series of track and field meets at Jamaica College's Ashenheim Stadium and the National Stadium which allowed local athletes to compete under strict COVID-19...
http://rjrnewsonline.com/sports/mvp-puts-plans-for-2021-season-in-place
  MUSIC AND AUDIO ENGINEER BARRY O'HARE DIES | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 4:16 pm, Mon September 21, 2020 The entertainment industry is again in mourning following the loss of renowned music and audio engineer, Barry O'Hare. Cat Core of international reggae group Third World took to Instagram to pay tribute to the musical gem, describing him as extraordinary for his work on the group's album.  Maxi Priest and Juke Boxx Productions also paid their respects to O'Hare. The 56 year old died at the University Hospital of the West Indies on the weekend. O'Hare reportedly...
http://rjrnewsonline.com/arts-entertainment/music-and-audio-engineer-barry-ohare-dies
  ZENDAYA WINS EMMY FOR PERFORMANCE IN 'EUPHORIA' | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 4:11 pm, Mon September 21, 2020 Former Disney Channel star Zendaya made history on Sunday by becoming the youngest woman to win best actress in a drama series at the Emmys. The 24 year old picked up the coveted prize for her portrayal of teenage drug addict Rue in HBO's Euphoria. Zendaya also became only the second black actress to win her Emmy category after Viola Davis made the breakthrough in 2015 for How To Get Away With Murder. There was an increase in the diversity of winners at this year's...
http://rjrnewsonline.com/arts-entertainment/zendaya-wins-emmy-for-performance-in-euphoria
  SOME US TALK SHOWS RETURN FOR FIRST TIME SINCE COVID LOCKDOWN | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 4:08 pm, Mon September 21, 2020 The Ellen DeGeneres Show is one of several US talk shows which returned to television on Monday. A number of American talk shows returned this morning for the first time since strict COVID-19 lockdown measures were imposed in March.  Wendy Williams kicked off her 12th season of The Wendy Williams Show by showing off her 25 pound quarantine weight loss. The 56 year old stepped into the Wendy studio for the first time since production first shut down in March,...
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  STEPHEN 'DI GENIUS' MCGREGOR FEATURED ON APPLE MUSIC'S 'BEHIND THE BOARDS' | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 5:54 pm, Fri September 18, 2020 Jamaican music producer Stephen 'Di Genius' McGregor has been featured on Apple Music's 'Behind the Boards' series. The series sees Apple Music putting together playlists of some of the songs created by the world's best producers. It features a playlist with 29 songs produced by McGregor including Controlla by Drake, So Fine by Sean Paul, Amarillo by Shakira, Blessed by Shenseea and Tyga, Don't Walk Away by John Legend and Koffee and Weh Dem A Do by Mavado. Behind the...
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  RYGIN KING BACK IN STUDIO AFTER SURVIVING SHOOTING | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 5:50 pm, Fri September 18, 2020 Dancehall artiste Rygin King is back in studio after spending months in hospital nursing gunshot wounds. He shared a photo of himself in the studio on Wednesday, signalling his return to music. The Instagram post was quickly flooded with well wishes by his fans and peers. The artiste was shot and injured on June 28. During his time in recovery, he released the single No Emotions. 3:48 pm, Wed September 16, 2020 9:58 pm, Fri September 18, 2020 7:37 am, Mon September...
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  KERRY WASHINGTON WINS EMMY FOR WORK ON ABC LIVE SHOW | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 5:48 pm, Fri September 18, 2020 Scandal actress Kerry Washington is finally an Emmy winner after securing a win at the 2020 Creative Arts Emmys.  Washington was this week recognised for her behind-the-scenes role as an executive producer for ABC's Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: 'All In The Family' And 'Good Times'. The show won the award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live), beating out the 73rd Annual Tony Awards and the Super Bowl halftime show featuring Jennifer Lopez and...
http://rjrnewsonline.com/arts-entertainment/kerry-washington-wins-emmy-for-work-on-abc-live-show
  JAMAICA’S ELECTORAL SYSTEM: TAKE PRIDE; TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 12:17 pm, Wed September 9, 2020 Voters in line at Junction, St. Elizabeth on Election Day, September 3, 2020 Democracy and the rule of law are constantly under threat around the world. Many now question the efficacy and the resilience of democratic and rule of law institutions in countries long held as beacons and proponents of democracy and rule of law. In the past three to four years, democratic and rule of law institutions in the United States of America have been severely tested, and the country...
http://rjrnewsonline.com/opinion/jamaicas-electoral-system-take-pride-take-nothing-for-granted
  ELECTIONS IN A TIME OF COVID | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 3:54 pm, Sun August 30, 2020 Elections are when politics is taken seriously by more people than normal.  Thus the contrarian in me stops taking it seriously.  Jamaica is lucky, over the years we have had many politicians who fundamentally believed in democracy.  This is despite the indications that boxes may have been stuffed, votes may have been bought and tragically too many lives have been ended as "we fight one another for the power and the glory”. There is one occasion that...
http://rjrnewsonline.com/opinion/elections-in-a-time-of-covid
  A "STATUE OF LIMITATION"? | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 2:32 pm, Tue July 21, 2020 Many stories in Ireland begin with the line, "There was this fella,” and they usually involve drinking in the pub.  So here goes:  There was this fella in Dublin called Liam, Liam Sutcliffe. One evening in March 1966 after closing time at the pub, he took his son and a bag of gelignite and blew up the local Nelsons statue. There had been previous attempts in the past to do in this symbol of British domination of Ireland. The government hemmed and hawed...
http://rjrnewsonline.com/opinion/a-statue-of-limitation
  IT'S WINTER, WINTER IN AMERICA | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. It's Winter, Winter in America 5:47 pm, Tue June 30, 2020 In the last few weeks global attention has focused on the United States of America, where an African man, George Floyd, was extra-judiciously killed by a member of the United States police forces.  This is not an unusual event.  After all, the musician Miles Davis felt the brunt of a police night stick in front of a venue where his name was in lights.  During a trip to the United States in 2016 for a visit to my vision of Hell...
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  LONG UNITED MUST DIVIDE; LONG DIVIDED MUST UNITE | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 3:40 pm, Tue June 2, 2020 Back in the distant past when Jamaicas premier anti-corruption crusader Trevor Munroe was a Marxist, I got my hand on a large suitcase of political tracts on "Kamumism” from one of his acolytes.  The writing used big, obscure multi syllable words. The intent I suppose, was to convert the gullible and / or disenfranchised.  A lot of energy was spent to rationalise the foreign policy of the Soviet Union as well as paint its now nearly extinct political system...
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  "THERE HAVE BEEN LOTS OF FESTERING WOUNDS" | RJR NEWS - JAMAICAN NEWS ONLINE
Wednesday 23rd, September 2020 | Have COVID-19 questions? Talk with our Virtual Assistant. 12:58 pm, Tue June 2, 2020 During the latest edition of Radio Jamaica's weekly news review show, That's a Rap (Sunday, May 31), host Earl Moxam spoke with Ambassador Curtis Ward about the police killing of a black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the consequent protests. Below is the transcript of that interview. You may also click on the audio icon above to hear it in full. EM: I suspect youre not surprised at this development. Maybe the scale of it has taken some people off guard,...
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