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MOH Assessing COVID-19 Safety Protocol At Facilities

MOH Assessing COVID-19 Safety Protocol At Facilities

The Ministry of Health has undertaken several tours across the island to assess the readiness of facilities in handling COVID-19 safety protocol. The most recent tour was at Golden Age Home to ensure protocols implemented were being adhered to. The disregard for protocols under the Disaster Risk Management act has prompted health officials to get a...

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Robert Morgan Highlights Importance of Data Protection Act

Robert Morgan Highlights Importance of Data Protection Act

The significance of the data protection act was one of the areas of focus highlighted on International Day for Universal Access to Information, by State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information Robert Morgan. He was speaking at the launch of cohort three records and information management implementation and workshop. He was speaking at the launch...

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Commanding Officer Makes Appeal to Police Officers

Commanding Officer Makes Appeal to Police Officers

Commanding Officer of the St Andrew South police division, Senior Superintendent Wayne Cameron is urging police officers to remain resolute in carrying out their duties. According to him, this is of high priority as they work to reduce instances of crime and violence. The increase in crime and violence in sections across the island has triggered...

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Junction Road Reopens to Public after Major Breakaway

Junction Road Reopens to Public after Major Breakaway

Junction Road Reopens – Access has been re-established along the Junction Road, St. Mary following a major breakaway in the area on Tuesday, September 29. The National Works Agency was called to re-establish access and began work to reopen the roadway. Structural issues along with recent rains said to be the reason behind the incident....

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Robbery-Plagued Communities: Security Ministry to the Rescue

Robbery-Plagued Communities: Security Ministry to the Rescue

Plan of action for robbery-plagued Communities – Residents living in Glendale, Pembrooke Hall, and Hughenden are living in fear due to an increase in robberies and burglaries in the communities. There are reports of citizens being robbed of their possession and despite security systems being installed, the crimes continue. Residents are making demands for change....

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Montego Bay Mayor Moves to Remove Campaign Material in Parish

Montego Bay Mayor Moves to Remove Campaign Material in Parish

Montego Bay Mayor Moves to Remove Campaign Material in Parish Light posts and community signs with pictures, and political colours have not been removed from a number of constituencies across the island. The Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown has taken note of this and has called on city managers of the municipal corporations and the...

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NSWMC Renews Call for Safety Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

NSWMC Renews Call for Safety Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

An urgent call is being made by the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMC) for citizens to containerize their garbage properly amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The call follows findings from the Centre for Disease cControl that the coronavirus can be spread by touching surfaces touched or handled by a person with COVID-19. “We ask that...

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MOE says Improvement In CSEC Math And English

MOE says Improvement In CSEC Math And English

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is reporting an improvement in Mathematics and English Language in this year's CSEC results. Minister Fayval Williams however noted that these results should not be compared to 2019 due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.