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Sun, 27, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Lessons from US work-from-home stats

AS more countries across the Caribbean come to terms with the reality of many of their employees working from home, it's interesting to note the trend has been a long time coming in America. These statistics may help to encourage your company's transformation:

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Sun, 27, Sep, 2020 16:50:01 GMT NCBFG goes shopping with $40 billion debt raise ahead of financial year

With less than one week to the end of its financial year, NCB Financial Group (NCBFG) has decided to tap the capital markets through NCB Jamaica (NCBJ) and Guardian Holdings Limited (GHL) for debt raises of US$175 million (JA$24.8 billion) and JA$13.4 billion respectively.

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Sun, 27, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT COVID-19 test results for Jamaican couple abroad

Dear Claudienne:My wife and I are Jamaicans and we live in Florida. We wanted to come home and one month ago applied online to the Ministry of Health and Wellness for authorisation to come to Jamaica. We did the COVID-19 pandemic tests that the ministry required us to do and sent the results to them. The Ministry informed us that we would hear from them by Thursday, September 18, 2020 or Friday, September 19, 2020.

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Sun, 27, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Digicel rolls out safe, free delivery service for LTE SIM swops

In a move aimed at making it easier for Jamaicans to stay safe and maintain social distancing when carrying out everyday activities, Digicel is introducing a convenient, free delivery option for mobile customers to get home or office delivery for their required upgrade to a new LTE SIM.

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Sun, 27, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT The money-time factor

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by stories of extreme weight loss.

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Sun, 27, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Peart urges MSMEs to utilise social media for target marketing

Chief executive officer of BlueDot Insights Larren Peart is encouraging micro, small, and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) to utilise social media to collect primary data in order to gain a better understanding of and serve their target market.Peart in his recommendation said that social media is a cost-effective way for entrepreneurs to solicit feedback on the products and services that they offer.

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Sun, 27, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Young cancer warrior has not lost spunk

THOUGH she is facing more challenges than other children her age, four-year-old Nyla Amira has not lost her spunk and joyful nature.Nyla, who, at only three years old, was last year diagnosed with stage four Wilms' tumour that metastasised to the lungs, has been strong throughout her journey with chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

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Sun, 27, Sep, 2020 16:30:01 GMT US HOSPITAL GIFT

United States Ambassador to Jamaica Donald R Tapia (left) greets Lt General Rocky Meade of the Jamaica Defence Force in COVID-19 style at last week's handover of a 70-bed field hospital, a gift from the United States to Jamaica that will assist the Caribbean island in its fight against the pandemic. It is located at the National Chest Hospital in St Andrew.(Photo: Garfield Robinson)

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Sun, 27, Sep, 2020 16:00:01 GMT US colleges struggle to salvage semester amid outbreaks

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) — Colleges across the country are struggling to salvage the fall semester amid skyrocketing coronavirus cases, entire dorm complexes and frat houses under quarantine, and flaring tensions with local community leaders over the spread of the disease.

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Sun, 27, Sep, 2020 15:30:01 GMT DANIEL TAKES A BRIDE

Popular Cockburn Pen resident Daniel Sicard took Angella Benjamin as his bride on Saturday, September 19. The couple were wed by Marriage Registrar Silvera Castro, at a private location in Half-Way-Tree and later met up with family and close friends at Terra Nova All Suites Hotel for a reception.Jack of all trades Daniel met England-based emergency room nurse and midwife Angella several years ago, and asked the important question earlier this year.

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Sun, 27, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Virtual format for National Honours and Awards ceremony 2020

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has advised that the Government of Jamaica will use a virtual format for the 2020 National Honours and Awards investiture ceremony.The ceremony will be broadcast on National Heroes Day, October 19, 2020, on national television stations and social media, beginning at 8:30 am.

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Sun, 27, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Want a happy union?

SOMEONE taking the lead, even if it means consulting with others, is a normal course of human operations.In government and at work, headship has great merits. Within marriage, it should be no different.

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Sun, 27, Sep, 2020 15:40:02 GMT New Kgn Kiwanis Club hosts basic school spelling competition

The Kiwanis Club of New Kingston (KCNK) yesterday hosted a spelling competition for basic school children which saw six children competing for the top speller award.Though the competition was modifed because of COVID-19 restrictions, KCNK President Dr Adella Campbell said despite the setbacks imposed by COVID-19, the KCNK wanted to complete its administrative year with touching lives in this area.

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Sun, 27, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Opportunistic men

There is a tideIn the affairs of men,Which taken at the flood,Leads on to fortune.— Shakespeare

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Sun, 27, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Rethinking health care delivery in Jamaica (part 6)

SO far, we have been outlining the issues and problems facing health care in Jamaica while proffering general, paradigmatic solutions. This week, we plan to start discussing specific opportunities and strategies for transformation in the health care sector, with a focus on centres of excellence.

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Sun, 27 Sep 2020 10:00:00 -0400 Chang calls for unity

KINGSTON, Jamaica – National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang issued a call for unity among stakeholders in the  security sector. In a statement on Saturday, Chang said, there are those, who for various...

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Sun, 27, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Executive changes at Grace

GRACEKENNEDY (GK) Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Don Wehby has announced several senior management changes within the group, which are set to come into effect on October 1, 2020.These changes, Wehby explained, are in keeping with GK's strategic vision which includes offering long-term consumer and shareholder value through a performance-driven culture, sustainable growth and innovation, operational excellence, and consumer centricity.

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Sun, 27, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Playing in Makeup makes serious dough

DESPITE the downturn in global economic activity brought on by COVID-19, Jamaican-born, New York-based entrepreneur Yolondo Salmon-Thomas is forging ahead.Salmon-Thomas is the principal of cosmetic company Playing In Makeup by Yolondo, which generated more than US$1 million in revenue as of September 15, 2020. This is an increase of 560 per cent over the total revenue for 2019.

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Sun, 27, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Impact of COVID-19 on customer service

COVID-19 is having an extraordinary impact on our personal and business lives. The 'daily grind' of facing long traffic delays to and from work has given way to hours spent standing in queues outside supermarkets, pharmacies, banks and money transfer agencies, to name a few.

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Sun, 27, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT US stocks post solid gains as technology shares lead rally

STOCKS shook off another bout of volatile trading and finished solidly higher on Friday last, led by gains in technology and health care companies. Despite the rally, the S&P 500 still posted its fourth-straight weekly loss, extending Wall Street's September swoon.

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Sun, 27, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT The assassination of Maurice Bishop, excerpt 2 of 4

Lt Colonel Liam “Owusu” James glanced at the agenda, then looking straight at the prime minister, bluntly stated, Comrade Bishop, this agenda is lacking in focus. James was the chief of intelligence and counter-intelligence at the Ministry of the Interior. Before Maurice Bishop could react to the audacious and peremptory rejection of his agenda, John “Chalkie” Ventour quickly counter-proposed a three-point agenda:

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Sun, 27, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Digital laryngoscopes for Mandeville Regional Hospital

MANDEVILLE, Manchester —The use of three donated digital laryngoscopes valued at $1.2 million over the last two months has greatly assisted medical staff at the Mandeville Regional Hospital, according to Alwyn Miller, chief executive officer at the hospital.

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Sun, 27, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Kingston man charged with several offences

Detectives attached to the Kingston Western Division on Friday charged 28-year-old Leon Williams, a musician of Water Street, Denham Town, in Kingston 14 for the offences of murder, wounding with intent, and illegal possession of firearm.

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Sun, 27, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT CDB approves grant to enhance remote learning for UWI students

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – The board of directors of the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of US$200,000 to assist young people across the region who lack technological devices and Internet access in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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