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Samuda warns athletes to remain focused
With this years Tokyo Olympic Games being rescheduled until next summer because of the coronavirus pandemic, Jamaica Olympic Association president Christopher Samuda is urging Jamaican athletes to use their time wisely to prepare themselves for...

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Today's Issue Published: Friday, April 3, 2020
Lead Stories

COVID WATER WOE - Woman in Portland Cottage with 2 kids appeals for help amid supply shortage

A woman of Portland Cottage, Clarendon, who has tested positive for COVID-19, says limited access to clean water has undermined her attempts to comply with personal-hygiene warnings and may have compromised her familys health in the first place....

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News

COVID-19 mobile testing units to roll out today

THE COUNTRYS mobile testing mechanism will start rolling out today as the Ministry of Health and Wellness ramps up testing for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Portfolio Minister Dr Christopher Tufton made the announcement during a digital press...

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Sports

Wilson worried - Sprintec head coach forecasts bleak financial outlook for athletes because of COVID-19 disruption

With the 2020 athletic season on an indefinite pause because of the coronavirus pandemic, Sprintec Track Club head coach Maurice Wilson says he is not optimistic about any financial recovery for athletes and clubs for the 2020 season. Athletic...

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Business

Digicel negotiating new debt plan with creditors, delays interest payments

TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY Digicel Group announced a halt to interest payments to bondholders for 30 days, which led the rating agency Fitch to downgrade its bonds to ‘C. Digicel defended its move as an allowed measure, saying the delay comes...

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Entertainment

Five Questions With … Busy Signal

BUSY SIGNAL was recently named Dancehall Artiste of the Decade by the International Reggae and World Music Awards organisers. The deejay, who has religiously contributed to the growth of dancehall while exploring other genres, has hailed the...

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Commentary

Editorial | Deploy National Service Corps to support elderly
PETER BUNTINGS initiative to support elderly people in his Central Manchester constituency who are confined to their homes because of the COVID-19 crisis is an idea worthy of being scaled up nationally, although not necessarily in the form...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Chinese assistance during virus outbreak
An open letter from Jamaica China Friendship Association THE EDITOR, Madam: The Jamaica China Friendship Association congratulates the local Chinese merchant community which has been instrumental in supplementing existing healthcare resources...

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Social

Something Extra | Friday

On November 30, 2019, two hearts returned to where they first met, Devon House, and became The Elliotts in a breathtaking wedding ceremony. Celebrating love with the support of close family members and friends, Lesli-Ann and Michael share their...

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World News

Africa faces an ‘existential threat' as virus cases spread

JOHANNESBURG (AP): Some African countries will have more than 10,000 coronavirus cases by the end of April, health officials projected Thursday, as the continent least equipped to treat serious infections has an “enormous gap” in the number of...

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