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Today's Issue Published: Sunday, April 5, 2020
Lead Stories

Bigger than 9/11 - COVID-19 will change how medicine is practised, say doctors

One of the countrys brightest medical minds, Professor Michael Boyne, believes that the crippling fear and death associated with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is comparable only to the terror attack of September 11, 2001 in the United...

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News

‘Potentially infectious' in death - Funeral homes warned to be careful in handling COVID-19 victims

Concerned that persons who die from COVID-19 may still be infectious, funeral home operators are being warned to avoid direct contact with blood and other fluids from the bodies. Jamaicas health ministry has also cautioned that funeral home...

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Sports

IPL set to lose big bucks

General manager of Independence Park Limited (IPL) Major Desmon Brown says his organisation is projected to lose more than $100 million due to the closure of sporting facilities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Jamaica now has 55 confirmed COVID...

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Business

Chlorine gas plant commissioned in Jamaica

ANSA Coatings Jamaica has commissioned a chlorine regasification plant at the same complex that houses its sister company, Berger Paints in Kingston, becoming the only operation in Jamaica to enter that line of chlorine manufacturing. Neither the...

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Entertainment

Kartel: His influence on dancehall - Mikie Bennett examines incarcerated DJ's ability to brand himself

Producer Mikie Bennett, in a recent interview with The Sunday Gleaner on the influence and impact of Vybz Kartel on the music, noted that the controversial dancehall artiste is the “most dominant figure we have had in dancehall in many years”....

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Commentary

Editorial | Ploughing land to plant concrete
We still hope that the Government will appreciate the wisdom of not planting Jamaicas most fertile lands with concrete and steel and that the economic dislocation from the COVID-19 pandemic will be the epiphany, leading to the embrace of this...

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In Focus

Mark Ricketts | Government must call in the IMF

Government, having said bye, bye to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), declared quite boldly that it was ready to take charge and defend, on its own, the countrys economic independence. For the Government to swallow its pride and say, “Please...

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Art & Leisure

In the spirit of serving humanity – Part 3

We continue our journey highlighting the journey of Peace Corps volunteers (PCV). In this third and final instalment, the underlying and broad message is that volunteerism is a combination of ones personal choices, external influences, and a keen...

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Auto

Claudia Landley mastering sales

She had no interest in cars. Her parents did not own one, and neither did her seven elder siblings. It has been over a year, and the story has changed for 27-year-old Claudia Landley, who is one of the few female sales executive at automotive...

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Outlook

Jermaine Gordon takes 360-degree turn after tragedy - Gospel artiste spreading message of hope, positivity among youth

With just four child psychologists employed to the Child Protection and Family Services Agency and a wider shortage islandwide, gospel artiste Dr Jermaine Gordon has dedicated his time and resources to change the trajectory of the Jamaican youth...

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