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Dylan Coke | Local capital markets in the time of coronavirus – Pt 1
If you’ve been observing the local markets for debt and equity over the last few years, you could be forgiven for comparing it to one of Kingston’s famous street dances. Both spaces were characterised by tremendous creativity, energy, and dynamism... - 2020-07-11 00:11:33
Four MoBay communities to benefit from US$100,000 COVID-19 programme
Residents of four communities in Montego Bay are to benefit from a US$100,000 coronavirus (COVID-19) response programme being undertaken by the St James Municipal Corporation and United Nations (UN)-Habitat. The initiative will target the... - 2020-07-10 15:49:03
WHO experts to visit China to plan COVID-19 investigation
BEIJING (AP) — Two World Health Organization experts were heading to the Chinese capital on Friday to lay the groundwork for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. An animal health expert and an epidemiologist will... - 2020-07-10 12:38:43
Haiti records 13 COVID-19 deaths over a two day period
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jul 10, CMC – Haiti has recorded seven deaths over the past 24 hours. The latest figures released by the Ministry of Public Health said that over the past two days, the country had recorded a total of 13 deaths,... - 2020-07-10 11:27:10
 
 

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Marital rape law looms - Senate approves report of Sexual Offences Act and related statutes
A report from a joint select committee that deliberated on the Sexual Offences Act and related statutes was yesterday approved by the Upper House, setting the stage for husbands to be criminally charged for raping their wives, a move bound to... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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Triple murder rocks Spanish Town
The Spanish Town police are probing the circumstances behind the killing of three men on St Johns Road, Spanish Town, early yesterday morning. Dead are Rusheed Vassell, otherwise called 'Bully', a customer-service representative of Cayton,...

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Surge in US coronavirus cases negatively impacting Jamaica's tourism
The surge in coronavirus cases in the United States has started to take a toll on tourist...

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Road Safety Matters: Is Your Vehicle Safe?
“We enter this world without spare parts!” Director of the Road Safety Unit at the Ministry of Transport and Mining, Mr. Kenute Hare, has a marvelous way with words. He was presenting the second in a series of webinars on road safety, focusing on safe vehicles (which do have spare parts, unlike humans). The event […]

Sexual Harassment, Me Too, and the Minister’s Disturbing Giggle
Our Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck, is what I would call a “jolly” person, with a good sense of humor. Jamaicans frequently use the word “jovial” – a rather quaint expression meaning good-natured, in a harmless kind of way. For some reason, the adjective is often used to describe a person who has recently passed […]

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Jamaica expects US$80 million from tourism by month end
(CMC): Jamaica expects to earn some US$80 million from tourism by the end of the month, Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has said. He said Jamaica has welcomed more than 35,000 visitors since the reopening of the country's...
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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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