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Students Left To The Mercy Of U.S Government

Students Left To The Mercy Of U.S Government

Thousands of international students were left at the mercy of the U.S government which had threatened to deport students who fail to comply with its latest policy. The policy demanded that international students enrolled in online classes, leave the U.S. A week later, they have been spared as the government rescinds the order after Harvard...

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Minister Hutchinson: Resignation Amid The Holland Property Controversy Are Baseless

Minister Hutchinson: Resignation Amid The Holland Property Controversy Are Baseless

William J.C Hutchinson Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries believes calls for his resignation amid the Holland Property controversy are baseless. He says he had done nothing wrong as he already explained the details of the agreement in a press release earlier this week. Hutchinson’s son has a Farm...

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Cabinet Minister’s Partner Resigns Amid Land Controversy

Cabinet Minister’s Partner Resigns Amid Land Controversy

Cabinet Minister’s Partner Resigns Amid Land Controversy – Lola Marshal-Williams, the partner of, J.C. Hutchinson Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce Agriculture, and Fisheries has resigned over concerns of a land deal between Holland Producers Limited and the Ministry of Agriculture. Lola  Marshal- Williams has resigned from Holland Producers Limited after opposition spokesman...

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Salt River Residents Without Water For Decades

Salt River Residents Without Water For Decades

Salt River Residents Without Water For Decades – Residents in Salt River Settlement Clarendon want their thirst for potable water to be quenched. For decades the residents say their water woes have been unending. This elderly man says it has been a life without running water. The residents say despite their constant plea, they are...

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August Town Under Zone of Special Operations

August Town Under Zone of Special Operations

For months residents have been calling for enhanced security measures in August Town, St Andrew to quell tensions between rival gangs who have been conducting a campaign of fear in the community. Just last week a soldier and a civilian were shot during an alleged gunfight between soldiers and gunmen. Prime Minister Andrew Holness says...

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No Tourist In Portland

No Tourist In Portland

It’s three weeks since the tourism industry has reopened, but in Eastern Jamaica, there are little to no signs that tourists have returned. For some vendors across Portland who depend on the sector to earn a living say they are yet to see any visitors since the borders were opened on June 15. Despite the...

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Tertiary Students Seek Alternative Funding

Tertiary Students Seek Alternative Funding

Tertiary Students Seek Alternative Funding Many tertiary students are struggling to source funds for the upcoming school year since the Coronavirus pandemic has caused the Student Summer Work Program to be canceled. Students tend to use the money earned in the program to cover their school expenses. Yasheka Mcfarlane, a student at Church Teachers College...

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PM Declares ZOSO In Greenwich Town St. Andrew

PM Declares ZOSO In Greenwich Town St. Andrew

A zone of special operations (ZOSO) was declared for the Greenwich Town community in Southwest St. Andrew on July 1. Prime Minister Andrew Holness in declaring the Zone of Special Operations in Greenwich Town says despite multiple attempts to control crime, murders in the community continue to increase. When our news team arrived in the...

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Mayor Delroy Williams: Fraudulent Activity In His Municipality

Mayor Delroy Williams: Fraudulent Activity In His Municipality

As a number of municipal corporations come under fire for alleged corruption, Mayor of Kingston and St. Andrew Delroy Williams says he has already taken steps to detect any fraudulent activity in his municipality. Mayor of Kingston and St. Andrew Delroy Williams wants a number of departments at the Kingston and St. Andrew municipal corporation...

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Vaz Strikes Back At Phillips

Vaz Strikes Back At Phillips

Daryl Vaz Minister without portfolio for Water, Housing, and Special economic-development projects strikes back at the leader of the Opposition Peoples National Party, Dr. Peter Phillips, describing comments made by the party leader as baseless. Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips addressed candidates and prospective caretakers/candidates from the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Regions Two and Three at...