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Maroon Chief Defends Use of Modern Weapons

Maroon Chief Defends Use of Modern Weapons

Maroon Chief, Richard Currie says the Government of the Cockpit Country will not seek permission from the Jamaican Government to use modern weapons as part of their security apparatus. Chief of the Accompong Maroons, Currie, says he doesn't need the permission of the Jamaican Government to determine his choice of weapons to protect his people.

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UHWI: More than 95 % of COVID-19 Patients Unvaccinated

UHWI: More than 95 % of COVID-19 Patients Unvaccinated

The University Hospital of the West Indies, (UHWI) reported that as of Thursday, August 12, more than 95% of COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital are unvaccinated. This comes amidst growing calls from the Government and the private sector for Jamaicans to get vaccinated as vaccines become more available and the COVID-19 threat increases.

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Clarendon Woman Murdered in Late Night Attack

Clarendon Woman Murdered in Late Night Attack

A 27-year-old woman was murdered on Tuesday, August 10, at her home in Savanna Cross, Clarendon. Dead is Danesha Fearon, reports indicate that Fearon was stabbed several times and her throat slashed. She was at home with her 4-year-old daughter at the time of the incident.

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Entertainment Industry Under Lockdown

Entertainment Industry Under Lockdown

Entertainment events are now prohibited as part of the Government's effort to manage the spread of the COVID-19, as hospitals are at capacity and the death toll is climbing. Prime Minister Andrew Holness in June announced a partial reopening of the entertainment sector, a move that was criticized by many.

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NEPA Standing by Its Windalco Fish Kill Report

NEPA Standing by Its Windalco Fish Kill Report

The National Environment Planning Agency (NEPA) says its report on the Rio Cobre fish kill on Monday, August 2, remains, even as Windalco has said it will not accept liability for the fish kill. NEPA and Windalco currently have a matter before the courts relating to another fish kill in 2019. Meantime, the Jamaica Environment...