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Children at play - Schools consider ‘new normal’ for physical education during COVID-19 pandemic
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Half-Way Tree Primary School has already put safety measures in place to resume its physical-education programme for the upcoming school year. Its physical education (PE) teacher, Jermaine Jones, says that PE should not... - 2020-08-08 00:18:45
COVID-19 containment requires intense studies
THE EDITOR, Madam: If the health and wellness ministry is really serious in its epidemiological approaches, a scientific basis for the containment of COVID-19 in Jamaica requires detailed pathological studies of those who have died from the virus... - 2020-08-08 00:18:10
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... - 2020-08-08 00:16:18
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 island’s Emancipation and Independence celebrations, came under attack from COVID-19, but the virus was clearly no match for the resilience of the Jamaican... - 2020-08-08 00:06:49
 
 

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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... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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'It's time to give back' - Morant Bay High Class of '99 stages big fundraiser today
Dancehall artiste Di Ruption is set to headline a virtual concert today, aimed at raising money for Morant Bay High School. The event is being undertaken by the graduating class of 1999. The Life Changes deejay, who graduated from the...

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Another COVID-19 death, 29 new cases reported
The Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported a 13th death from COVID-19. The...

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Human Trafficking and the Problem of Public Education
The issue of human trafficking in Jamaica appears shrouded in mystery. Why is this? I have not really grasped the dimensions of the issue on our island, to be honest with you. I have to dig around, consciously, to find out the extent of the problem, and what is being done to combat human trafficking. […]

Down Memory Lane
I have been reading quite a lot about our state of mind during COVID-19. Indeed, mental health remains a major concern as the pandemic continues to bite in some parts of the world. Now that the initial panic and confusion is over, here in Jamaica we are panicking less, but still confused and muddled, not […]

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Twenty-one year-old Stefan Rankin has been charged with the murder of 19-year-old Daniel Lafayette, otherwise called 'Theo', of Maryland district in St. Andrew. Rankin, who is also known as 'Jet Lee', from a Waltham...
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50 YEARS IN HOW ONE COMPANY CHANGED THE FACE OF AN INDUSTRY
On June 1, 1970, planes streaked across the Jamaican skies, trailing banners that read Life of Jamaica For a Better Life, announcing to the Jamaican people the birth of a company that would revolutionize the local insurance and financial landscape. Read more in the Firstlook»

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