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PNP Projects Unity After Special Candidates Meeting

PNP Projects Unity After Special Candidates Meeting

The People’s National Party is affirming their stance within the political sphere. Party leader Dr. Peter Phillips made it clear that his team of candidates represents the best that Jamaica has come across, both youthful and experienced. The PNP held a special conference of candidates earlier today, seemingly aimed towards tightening the nuts and bolts...

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Shahine Robinson’s Body Lie In State In St. Ann

Shahine Robinson’s Body Lie In State In St. Ann

Jamaicans began paying their respects to the late member of parliament and Minister Shahine Robinson at the St. Ann Parish Church in St Ann’s Bay today (Thursday, where her body lies in state. Robinson, who died on May 29 after a battle with cancer, will have an official funeral. Cabinet has also approved a period of...

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Market Fire Linked To Shoot Out Between Police & Criminals

Market Fire Linked To Shoot Out Between Police & Criminals

Burnt to the ground…again.  Tragedy struck the Rae Rae ground market on Monday along west queen street in downtown Kingston, leaving vendors distraught and at a loss.  They are now calling for assistance, better management and security going forward as they believe that this recurring calamity can very well be prevented. Robian Williams has more in this report. ...

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Fire Destroys Section Of Rae Rae Market, Kingston

Fire Destroys Section Of Rae Rae Market, Kingston

Burnt to the ground…again.  Tragedy struck the Rae Rae ground market on Monday along West Queen Street in Downtown Kingston, leaving vendors distraught and at a loss.  They are now calling for assistance, better management, and security going forward as they believe that this recurring calamity can very well be prevented. Robian Williams has more in this report. 

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Entertainment Event Industry Seeks Phased Reopening 

Entertainment Event Industry Seeks Phased Reopening 

Like every other sector in Jamaica, the entertainment industry has suffered a massive blow due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The calendar of entertainment events for the year 2020 has been put on hold with the limitations of social gatherings. But with the phased reopening of other sectors, some believe that it is only fair to...

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Educators & Students Urged To Cooperate Amid School Reopening 

Educators & Students Urged To Cooperate Amid School Reopening 

Although just a portion of students has returned to schools across the island, there remain challenges that some institutions may face amid the COVID-19 pandemic. CVM LIVE spoke with the President of the Jamaica Association of Principals of Secondary Schools (JAPSS) to gauge those challenges that may arise for both teachers and students throughout this...

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GOV’T Seeks To Invest In Police Force, Putting An End To Gang Violence

GOV’T Seeks To Invest In Police Force, Putting An End To Gang Violence

There has been an upsurge in gang-related violence within the Area Four Police Divisions, that’s according to Security Minister Dr. Horace Chang who visited several police stations across the region, recently.  The purpose of his visit was to reassure the officers on the ground of the government’s commitment to invest in the force for greater efficiency.  Robian...

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Jamaicans Stand In Solidarity With The Diaspora Against Racism

Jamaicans Stand In Solidarity With The Diaspora Against Racism

As the protest movement seeking justice for George Floyd picks up pace in the United States and around the world, locally, concerned citizens are adding their voices in a show of solidarity. A peaceful protest was staged earlier today in front of CVM Television on constant spring road in Kingston.  Here again is my colleague Robian Williams with that...

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Tourism Sector Nears Phased Reopening

Tourism Sector Nears Phased Reopening

As the country anticipates the reopening of the economy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, tourism is taking center stage. Borders open to international travelers on June 15, and according to Minister Bartlett, it is a matter of economic life or death. Here is Robian Williams:

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UWI Vice-Chancellor Addresses U.S. Mass Protest Movement

UWI Vice-Chancellor Addresses U.S. Mass Protest Movement

Mass protests in the United States have sparked solidarity movements the world over. The viral video of a police officer with a knee on the neck of a black man in handcuffs has renewed the conversation on racial injustice. Adding his voice to the outcry, Professor Hilary Beckles says it’s a Caribbean fight and it’s...