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Gov’t Looking to Set Up “No-Build” Zones

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says the Government will be looking into declaring areas prone to severe flooding and landslides as no-build zones. Mr. Holness, who was making a statement in Parliament earlier this week, regarding the damage to infrastructure caused by recent flood rains, noted that the Government will have to put policies in place to prevent persons from building...

Helath Ministry Closes 2 Nursing homes for COVID Breaches

Health authorities have ordered the closure of two nursing homes, due to alleged breaches of the coronavirus protocols. Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton, gave an update on the ongoing inspections of the facilities that house members of the vulnerable population, during a virtual press conference last evening (Wed). Dr. Tufton said majority of the facilities are compliant with the protocols. The nursing...

BITU Working With BNS To Counter Job Losses

The Bustamante Industrial Trade Union BITU, is working with the Bank of Nova Scotia, to implement strategies aimed at minimizing job losses due to the impending closure of some branches. On Tuesday the bank announced that it will be closing the Black River branch next February and the Old Harbour branch next April. Scotia Bank also noted that by next January,...

Gov’t

The Government has extended the islandwide curfew to November 16. Prime Minister Andrew Holness gave the update, during a virtual press conference last evening. Mr. Holness also indicated that the other COVID prevention and control measures, such as funerals, gathering limits, mask wearing and public transportation limits, remain in effect. He said discussions are being held regarding requests for adjustment of measures...

BET HIP HOP AWARDS REWIND   

The 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards aired last night, and the evening was owned by our very own Jamaican acts Shenseea, Skip Marley, Koffee, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man and Liquid. They all gave us some killer lyrics with a clean look. Their performance was done virtually at different locations across Jamaica.  There were also plenty other performances, including  Teyana Taylor who...

SAVED BY THE BELL REBOOT 

 "Saved by the Bell" reboot has arrived, with a trailer featuring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tiffani Thiessen reprising their roles of Zack Morris and Kelly Kapowski.  Mario Lopez is also back as A.C. Slater and Elizabeth Berkley is here as Jessie Spano.  Now In the newest version of the very popular '90s show, Zack Morris is governor and is dealing with students...

JAMAICANS TAKING OVER THE BET HIP HOP AWARDS 

The Bet Hip Hop awards show is slated for tonight however; Jamaican entertainers are expected to bring the heat. A huge line up is in place for a host of Jamaican artiste to perform virtually; Shenseea, Skip Marley, Beenie Man , Bounty Killer, Koffee and our very own H2O boss Zj Liquid.  The announcement was made via BET official Instagram page.  A...

JAMIE FOXX  MOURNING THE DEATH OF HIS BELOVED SISTER 

Jamie Foxx is mourning the death of his younger sister, DeOndra Dixon, who was 36.  Foxx opened up about his sister's death in a heartfelt Instagram post on Monday, writing that his heart is "shattered into a million pieces."  Foxx posted a series of photos of him and his sister to go along with the emotional post.  Dixon was well known for...

JAMAICAN DANCER STARS IN NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

Kimiko Versatile, dancer and choreographer/leader of the all-girl dance crew, the Versatile Ones,  appeared in a Netflix documentary titled MOVE, which premiered last Friday.  The documentary series exposes the realities behind the passion and drive of dancers around the world and what it truly takes to taste success in their industry. The documentary features inspiring stories of six dedicated dancers from five different background and their genre from...

Another Experimental COVID Vaccine Shows Promise

One of the world’s leading COVID-19 experimental vaccines produces an immune response in both young and old adults, raising hopes of a path out of the gloom and economic destruction wrought by the novel coronavirus. The vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford, also triggers lower adverse responses among the elderly, British drug maker AstraZeneca Plc, which is helping manufacture...
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