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St Vincent fears COVID-19 outbreak with volcano evacuations
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (AP) — Officials in St Vincent said Thursday that they were extremely worried about a COVID-19 outbreak given the lack of water and more positive cases being reported as thousands of evacuees fleeing the erupting...

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Today's Issue Published: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Lead Stories

Wright walks free for now

Frustration is mounting in the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) over the handling of the allegations of domestic abuse stalking its embattled first-time lawmaker from Westmoreland, George Wright. Wright, who the police named Monday as a person...

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News

Earth Today | ‘Collaborate for regional water security'

THE COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the value of water, prompting the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) to call for regional collaboration to ensure sustainability and improve access to the precious resource. “Amidst the...

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Sports

Frustration!

President of Netball Jamaica Tricia Robinson said her organisation is growing frustrated as they are yet to be granted permission from the Government for the Sunshine Girls to return to contact training. The Sunshine Girls, who are ranked fourth in...

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Business

Europe lacking in EV charging infrastructure

In line with its ambition to make Europe a greener place, the European Union wants to drastically reduce gas emission from transport by 2050 and promote electric cars. But according to a report from the blocs external auditor, it is lacking the...

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Entertainment

Buju Banton Foundation, Audiomack bring music to Mount Olivet Boys' Home

The residents and staff at the Mount Olivet Boys Home in Manchester are singing songs of gratitude for the gift of shiny new musical instruments, courtesy of the Buju Banton Foundation and music streaming platform, Audiomack. The presentation was...

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Commentary

Editorial | Attack CARICOM's crisis with cross-border teaching
Last weeks disclosure of the findings of a survey showing that the bulk of trainees in early-childhood education do not want to teach mathematics has been heralded as a revelation of an imminent crisis. Rather, it is a reconfirmation of our...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | COVID confusion
HOWARD MITCHELL, chairman of the National Health Fund (NHF), “has been bombarded by fraudsters seeking to cash in on the global hunger for the jab”. This is another example of the new outlook of some Jamaicans and foreigners to carve out a profit...

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Social

Something Extra | Thursday

The agro-processing learning lab at the Knockalva Polytechnic College in Ramble, Hanover, was officially opened recently. The lab will help prepare students for agro-processing and the wider world of agribusiness, while providing greater access to...

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Food

Jason Walker gives food lovers a taste of paradise

With the lockdown protocols still in full swing, many are turning up their culinary skills to flaming degrees by creating dishes fit for kings and queens. And who could blame them? It saves both money and time. One company looking to assist you in...

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World News

Expert blames George Floyd's death on heart rhythm problem

MINNEAPOLIS (AP): George Floyd died of a sudden heart rhythm disturbance as a result of his heart disease, a forensic pathologist testified for the defense Wednesday at former Officer Derek Chauvins murder trial, contradicting experts who said...

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