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US gifts Jamaica multimillion dollar field hospital to help COVID-19 fight
The United States government has donated a 70-bed mobile field hospital to Jamaica to assist the country’s coronavirus fight.  The US$753,000 facility was transported to Kingston today by the US Air Force, and will be set up in St Andrew... - 2020-09-19 16:18:29
Five additional COVID-19 deaths
Jamaica on Friday recorded five additional COVID-19 deaths, moving the tally to 60. Three of them were previously under investigation. The country also recorded 187 new infections with ages ranging from 6 days to 88 years, increasing... - 2020-09-19 09:46:40
Trinidad police to monitor COVID-19 patients in home quarantine
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) says it will be monitoring persons who have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) and confined to home quarantine, amid reports that these persons have not... - 2020-09-18 14:05:45
Guatemalan president tests positive for coronavirus
GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei says he’s tested positive for the coronavirus. The 64-year-old Giammattei told a local radio station he feels well. He has multiple sclerosis and uses canes to walk. The... - 2020-09-18 12:47:32

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SOE dilemma - Court rules against unconstitutional detentions
A landmark Supreme Court decision ruling as unconstitutional the months-long detention of five men without charge could doom the Holness administration's much-touted plans to use states of emergency (SOEs) as a long-term crime-fighting measure.... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Policeman charged for breaches of the firearms act sentenced
A policeman who was charged with breaches of the firearms and larceny acts by the Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau (IPROB) on Thursday, January 23, has been sentenced following his appearance in the Home Circuit Court on...

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Managing Director of Moon Palace Jamaica, Clifton Reader, is the new President of the...

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If someone had mentioned the word “Zoom” to me in 2019, I would have looked at them blankly, wondering what it was. When explained to me, I would have said vaguely, “Oh, that’s interesting,” and moved on. In 2019, we were meeting in cafés, holding retreats, signing up for various forums in hotels, caught up […]

Living Online with Humans and Birds: NAOC 2020
In this COVID-19 life (yes, we’re “living with COVID,” aren’t we?) I, for one, am mostly living online. Whether it’s writing blog posts, posting on social media, or attending Zoom meetings, I spend a lot of time in front of a screen. It is actually quite tiring, sometimes. But I am staying home. This is […]

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Cops charged in Mario Deane case to stand trial Monday
On Monday, three police officers are scheduled to stand trial for criminal charges in the 2014 death of Mario Deane. Mario Deane was beaten on August 3, 2014 while in custody at the Barnett Street Police Station, in Montego Bay...
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