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According to the latest data from the International Labour Organization (ILO), 9.9 per cent of working hours in the Caribbean are expected to be lost during the second quarter due to the impact of COVID-19. The magnitude is equivalent to a loss of 1.5 million full-time jobs. This employment outlook for the Caribbean region presents, […]

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Agriculture Minister Ezechiel Joseph has been explaining the issues facing the John Compton Dam, as the country braces for a water emergency. Officials say the official emergency could begin as early as next week. Joseph was responding to a question as to why the desilting of the John Compton Dam has taken so long. He […]

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Jamaica Observer:- The Major Investigations Division (MID) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force is leading a high-level probe following the discovery of five bodies in two shallow graves in an area known as Danger Island, which is adjacent to the banks of the Sandy Gully in the vicinity of Weymouth Drive, Kingston 20. The Assistant Commissioner of […]

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(BBC) — Rapper 6ix9ine has had a $200,000 (£163,000) donation to a children’s charity rejected. The No Kid Hungry campaign said it has a policy of rejecting funding from donors who do not fit with its values. The rapper, who was recently in prison for crimes he carried out as part of a violent gang ...

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(GUYANA CHRONICLE) — Reducing the transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease continues to be important at this time, as the infection rate continues to increase, with the latest statistics showing that there were four new cases over the past 24 hours. The new cases took the national total of confirmed cases to 113, a ...

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(CMC) – Cricket West Indies (CWI) boss Ricky Skerritt says Chris Gayle will likely be penalized by the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for his public tirade against his former Jamaica Tallawahs franchise and its assistant coach Ramnaresh Sarwan. Although describing the controversy as “interpersonal battles” being fought in the public eye, Skerritt said Gayle, who ...

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(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — The Government relief programmes to offset the negative impact of COVID-19 is expected to cost the country six billion dollars. This was the projected figure given by Finance Minister Colm Imbert as he gave a breakdown of Government spending to date and projected expenditure to the end of September, during the daily ...

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