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COVID-positive Americans fined in Grenada for breaching home quarantine
ST GEORGES, Grenada, CMC – Two United States citizens were on Wednesday each fined EC$5,000 after they were found guilty of breaching the coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations. A statement from the Royal Grenada Police Force said that Dr...

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Lead Stories

Party crasher - PM maintains COVID ban on Christmas, New Year bashes

Rising global coronavirus cases and fears of a New Year spike locally have driven the Holness administration to maintain a ban on parties and events throughout the Yuletide period, dooming hopes of entertainment promoters aiming to recoup yearlong...

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News

Blowout of CARICOM COVID-19 travel bubble - Regional heads squabble over country classification

The contents of a recent letter from Gaston Browne, the Antigua and Barbuda prime minister, to his Barbados counterpart, Mia Mottley, appears to reflect both frustration in St Johns and long-running difficulty among Caribbean Community (CARICOM)...

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Sports

Thompson Herah's time? - … Sprinter a finalist for Athlete of the Year award, but faces tough challenge from record breakers

As Olympic double sprint champion Elaine Thompson Herah celebrates her selection as a finalist for the World Athletics Female World Athlete of the Year award, two of Jamaicas leading track and field coaches presented differing views on her chances...

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Business

NMIA upgrade delay - US$100m fix on despite 70% traffic loss but new timeline sought

PAC Kingston Airport Limited, PACKAL, operator of the Norman Manley International Airport, NMIA, in Kingston is maintaining that its pre-COVID commitment to invest more than US$100 million to upgrade the airport will be honoured, even as its parent...

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Entertainment

OMI cheerful over billion-stream club entry - Song makes inroads on Spotify, YouTube, Shazam

In May of this year, OMIs Cheerleader quietly clocked the one billion mark on YouTube, a great feat by any standard. Then in November, when song recognition app, Shazam, released its ‘Top 100 Most Shazamed Songs of All-time list, there was...

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Commentary

Editorial | Another CARE package?
When the Jamaican economy began to implode at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the initial expectation was that the contraction would be contained at under six per cent. Soon, government analysts were estimating that the decline would be...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Focus also on reform of tertiary education
THE EDITOR, Madam: There has been a flurry of articles, editorials, and public discussions on the issue of education reform. The Government recently chimed in and announced the establishment of a commission to oversee another reform initiative....

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Social

Something Extra | Wednesday

The annual ceremonies may be postponed until January for graduates of The University of the West Indies, Mona campus, but portraits went on as planned. Photographs were taken inside the universitys Assembly Hall, which acted as the photo centre...

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Health

Antimicrobial resistance: One of the greatest health challenges of our time

The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO) have launched the new One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial...

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World News

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case

Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty yesterday to three criminal charges, formally taking responsibility for its part in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths, but also angering critics who want to see individuals held...

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