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Jamaica Gleaner Mobile News Online

Today’s Issue Published: Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Lead Stories

COVID VACCINE REALITY CHECK – Few Jamaicans will get hands on shield against virus

A down payment has already been made for Jamaica to access the coronavirus vaccine for a sliver of the population once it becomes available, but failure to immunise a significant number of nationals is unlikely to eliminate COVID-19 in the north…

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News

Trebek took care of us, says J’can ‘Jeopardy!’ ex-staffer

The months following Jeopardy! host Alex Trebeks announcement that he had pancreatic cancer were tough for Jamaica-born Terry Gayle, who was an audience coordinator for the popular game show, as scores of persons came wanting to offer him help….

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Sports

The five-year plan – Williams outlines course for Premier League viability

Chairman of Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL), Christopher Williams, said the new organisations plan is to make the Jamaica Premier League (JPL) viable in the next five years. Williams, the co-founder and CEO of PROVEN Management…

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Business

BOJ lifts cap on forex pension assets – Dual rules may complicate compliance

New regulatory guidelines will allow pension funds to double their US dollar-denominated assets by next year, but industry insiders say it may might lead to a reduction in portfolio holdings for some. Thats because some funds already hold more…

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Entertainment

JC cadet owns belt in iconic bikini worn in ‘Dr No’ – Tagged at US$300,000-500,000 in auction

As Profiles in History, the worlds largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia, prepares for a two-day auction of James Bond souvenirs on Thursday and Friday, many 007 fans across the globe are taking strolls down memory lane. Among them are a…

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Commentary

Editorial | Lessons and opportunities for Minister Charles
This newspaper warned Pearnel Charles Jr last month that there would be no honeymoon in his new super ministry that has responsibility for housing, urban renewal, the environment and climate change. There is no pleasure in vindication, especially…

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Letters

Letter of the Day | We need efficient management of our infrastructure
THE EDITOR, Madam: I had written a research paper based on a newspaper article which mentioned Prime Minister Andrew Holness intention to shake up the National Works Agency (NWA) in addressing their lack of effective and efficient supervision of…

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Social

Something Extra | Wednesday

Mark Golding was yesterday sworn in as leader of the opposition. The St Andrew Southern member of parliament – who emerged victorious in Saturdays Peoples National Party presidential election – received his instrument of appointment in the…

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Health

Tamalee Richards | COVID-19: Ensuring access to medications by the elderly

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a global recommendation for elderly persons to stay at home, especially elderly persons with chronic illnesses. These include, but are not limited to, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease….

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World News

Biden labels Trump resistance ‘embarrassing’

WILMINGTON, Delaware (AP): Vowing “to get right to work”, United States President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday shrugged off Donald Trumps fierce refusal to accept the election outcome as “inconsequential”, even as Democrats elsewhere warned that

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