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Growth & Jobs | Young investor not deterred by COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic, which officially emerged in Jamaica in early March last year, has not diminished David Rose’s appetite for trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange. In fact, the pandemic has presented a rare opportunity for the young investor... - 2021-01-19 00:11:47
Get tested for COVID-19 – Hanover medical officer
WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Kausal Singh, the medical officer of Health (MOH) for Hanover, is appealing to residents of the western parish to come forward and voluntarily offer themselves for their COVID-19 test, saying that the results will help the... - 2021-01-19 00:08:39
Two more COVID-19 deaths, 113 new cases
Jamaica on Sunday recorded two more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 326. The deceased are a 63-year-old female of Kingston and St Andrew and a 64-year-old male of St Mary. One more death is under investigation, moving that figure at 26.... - 2021-01-18 09:44:53
Lukewarm response to COVID-19 testing in Yallahs
A two-day free COVID-19 testing activity organised by the St Thomas Health Department in Yallahs last week was met with indifference by most residents. Dubbed as the COVID-19 Community Surveillance, health officials said the screening activities... - 2021-01-18 00:14:21

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BUSTED! - Guns smuggled in fridge found at MoBay wharf
Contraband and customs officers unveiled an elaborate ruse to smuggle guns and ammunition in a refrigerator through a Montego Bay wharf as a police campaign to crack down on illegal weapons reaped rewards on Monday. Three high-powered rifles, two... Read more in the Jamaica Gleaner»

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St Catherine woman reported missing
Twenty-two-year-old Xavier Wollery, recording artist, of East Avenue, Linstead, St Catherine, has been reported missing since Thursday, January 14, 2021. She is of brown complexion and slim build. Reports are that about 6:00 p.m., Wollery was last...

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WHO warns hoarding could delay COVAX deliveries
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We Are the Zoomers
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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