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Jamaica: Difficulties Ahead For E-Learning Transition

Jamaica: Difficulties Ahead For E-Learning Transition

While the Jamaican education system seeks to incorporate digital platforms (E-Learning) in its lesson plans, school learning systems will be very different as the pandemic rages on. As our students and teachers prepare to return to school for the new term what will the new normal look like? As COVID-19 virus continues to spread across the nation, e-classes are now the new norm. ...

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Highlighting Comments by Chairman of the Police federation

Highlighting Comments by Chairman of the Police federation

Comments by Chairman of the Police federation Baseless, Sensational and Most Unfortunate – FLA The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) sent out a press release earlier today, highlighting comments by the Chairman of the Police federation, Detective Sergeant Patrae Rowe. Read the full document below: KINGSTON, Jamaica. Monday, September 29, 2020: The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA)...

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COVID-19 Explodes in Jamaica VS New Opportunities for Growth

COVID-19 Explodes in Jamaica VS New Opportunities for Growth

A newly elected government now facing a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in Jamaica; Local public health officials in consultation with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization agreed on September 2 that the country is now experiencing community transmission of the virus.  This is expected to result in significant spikes...

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Face-To-Face School with Kerlyn Brown

Face-To-Face School with Kerlyn Brown

Who would have imagined no rush to impress on the first day at school at all levels? Summer days are ending, yet are home the best place to be? There’s anxiety all around now, as the time for this new adjustment draws near. Kerlyn Brown keeps the conversations alive during this concerning phase, for even...

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Jamaica: Assessing the Recent  IDB Study

Jamaica: Assessing the Recent IDB Study

IDB Study – What are the challenges being faced by micro, small, and medium enterprises as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic? How are businesses coping? The ones that are staying afloat are the factors that have contributed to this and how long can they continue to keep their doors open? What about those businesses that...

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Jamaica: “Protect High-Risk Groups” –  CMO

Jamaica: “Protect High-Risk Groups” – CMO

Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor–McKenzie, is again imploring Jamaicans to protect the nation’s high-risk population by taking all precautions to prevent them from contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19). These include the elderly and persons with co-morbid conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, who are more likely to develop more severe illness from COVID-19. “[It is]...

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59 Year Old Noel Thomas Reaches the Government

59 Year Old Noel Thomas Reaches the Government

Fifty-nine-year-old Noel Thomas is trying to move on with his life but his future seems blurry. Thomas who was locked in 2016 has his test glasses broken by a man, allegedly of unsound mind with whom he shared a cell. He was being taken to the eye specialist by the department of correctional services to be...

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15 Person Limit on Public Gatherings Still In Effect

15 Person Limit on Public Gatherings Still In Effect

The 15 person limit on public gatherings will remain in place until Tuesday, October 6 as the Government continues its efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), which is now in the community transmission phase.

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Justice Bertrand Morrison’s Ruling on SOEs Being Unconstitutional

Justice Bertrand Morrison’s Ruling on SOEs Being Unconstitutional

Justice Bertrand Morrison, in a judgment published on Friday, ruled that the month’s long detention without charge of five men under the State of Emergency (SOE) was unconstitutional. That ruling has thrown into doubt the long term usage of SOEs as a crime-fighting measure under the Andrew Holness Administration. So, what are the implications of the ruling?...

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Kingston Hookah Lounge Ordered Closed

Kingston Hookah Lounge Ordered Closed

Kingston Hookah Lounge ordered closed for breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Orders – Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Honourable Desmond McKenzie, has ordered the closure of 420 Hookah Lounge Jamaica at Manor Park Plaza in Kingston for breaches of Orders promulgated under the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) in the face of...