Tue, 20 Oct 2020 13:55:32 +0000 IronRock Insurance Company Limited (ROC) Unaudited Financial Statements for the Third Quarter Ended 30 September 2020

ROC 2020 Q3 Financials The post IronRock Insurance Company Limited (ROC) Unaudited Financial Statements for the Third Quarter Ended 30 September 2020 appeared first on Jamaica Stock Exchange.

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 11:09:28 +0000 Over 25 years of useless circuit breaker

Frequent interruption to trading stocks on the Jamaica Stock Exchange caused by the Circuit Breaker rule that shuts down activity in a company’s stock for an hour is frustrating for investors once the price moves by 15 percent or more from the closing price of the previous trading session. Introduced by the JSE in the […]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 00:11:32 -0500 Party-goers attack police in St Ann again

For the second time within a month, the St Ann police have come under attack by residents after attempting to bring an end to an entertainment event in breach of the curfew last Saturday night in Retirement district, Brown’s Town. Following...

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 00:13:28 -0500 No fanfare but awardees still grateful for nat’l honour

Twenty years ago, parliamentarian Karl Samuda had members of his family and constituents cheering him on at King’s House as he collected the Order of Distinction (Commander Class), but yesterday, there was no fanfare as he watched this year’s...

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 00:10:26 -0500 ‘I was just trying not to panic’ - 21-y-o recalls brave act saving two lives which earned him national honour

On April 20 this year, George Jon-Andrew Bryan had just returned from the skate park and climbed on to the roof of his Boston, Portland, home to watch firefighters battle a wildfire that was consuming the hills. “About half an hour later, I hear a...

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 00:10:36 -0500 St Catherine MC toasts community stalwarts - COVID fears cancel Portmore event

Six persons were honoured by the St Catherine Municipal Corporation and the Joint Civic Affairs Committee at a Heroes Day Civic and Awards ceremony in Emancipation Square, Spanish Town, yesterday. Councillor Roogae Kirlew told The Gleaner that...

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 00:12:11 -0500 No BPO unions - Insider warns of mass exodus of outsourcing firms should workers be unionised

Trade unionist John Levy is hoping to break down the resistance from operators in the global services sector to have union representation within their firms, pointing out that several government and private-sector entities have scuppered attempts...

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 00:14:15 -0500 ‘We have nothing to hide’ - Information roadblock thwarts auditor general’s UDC probe

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has declared that it has nothing to hide after the Auditor General’s Department (AuGD) halted an audit because of problems getting information. The UDC, the country’s main urban and rural development agency...

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 00:12:26 -0500 ‘Unbelievable!’ - Rolling JDF nightmare not necessarily a reflection of breakdown in training, says Clayton

With three events in the past week leaving the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) with a black eye, there is increasing public concern over the effect the incidents will have on the army’s reputation. The latest incident, which took the form of a domestic...

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 00:11:59 -0500 Business operators fearful as murders continue in MoBay

Residents and business operators in Montego Bay are raising concerns over the ongoing bloodletting in and around the Second City as gunmen continue their murderous rampage. At least four persons were killed on the Heroes Weekend and leading into...

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 00:13:39 -0500 Gov’t shelling out $200K per House sitting

It has cost the Government more than $200,000 for every sitting of the House of Representatives at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston, since mid-September, according to information requested from the Houses of Parliament. With four...

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020 06:47:30 +0000 Trini producers featured on FIFA 2021 soundtrack

TWO TT producers now have their names included in one of the gaming and sporting community’s most anticipated annual soundtracks. Beamer by Nigerian artiste Rema, produced by Jamaica’s Rvssian and TT nationals Richard “MRI” McClashie and Michael “Tano” Montano are featured on the 2021 FIFA soundtrack. The game was officially released worldwide on October 9 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This year’s cover features French national and Paris Saint-Germain youth star Kylian Mbappé. FIFA soundtracks are a big deal. In addition to upgrades, the addition of players, rankings and graphics, it is one aspect fans of the EA Sports videogame eagerly anticipate with every release. Hearing a particular song that was once featured sparks nostalgia and childhood memories for many. Some classic tunes include Song 2 by Blur in FIFA 1998, Jerk it Out by The Caesars in FIFA 2004, Peter Bjorn and John’s Young Folk in FIFA 2008, Kids by MGMT in FIFA 2009, and Macchu Picchu by The Strokes from FIFA 2012. Fans told Newsday their favourite tracks are Foster the People’s Call It What You Want (2012), Fatboy Slim’s Funk Soul Brother (1999), On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons (2013), Saint Motel’s My Type (2015) and Tubthu

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Tue, 20, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Check my record

PEOPLE'S National Party (PNP) presidential candidate Lisa Hanna has shot down criticisms of divisiveness levelled against her by some within the party, arguing that, having been in key positions over the years, her record indicates otherwise.Hanna, who was a guest at yesterday's virtual Jamaica Observer Monday Exchange, said people have adopted and passed on unfavourable narratives about her without doing their research.

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Tue, 20, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Golding, Hanna say they have strategies to effectively lead Opposition

THE two candidates vying for the top job in the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) say they are ready with strategies to effectively lead their side in Parliament and manoeuvre the issues, regardless of the 14-49 majority which the Jamaica Labour Party Government now holds in the legislature.

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Tue, 20, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT For our national heroes

Prime Minister Andrew Holness lays flowers at the shrine of National Hero Sir Alexander Bustamante during a ceremony at National Heroes' Park in Kingston yesterday.The event formed part of activities commemorating National Heroes' Day. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)

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Tue, 20, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT This Day in History — October 20

Today is the 294th day of 2020. There are 72 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT2011: Moammar Gadhafi, Libya's dictator for 42 years until he was ousted in an uprising-turned-civil war, is killed as revolutionary fighters overwhelm his hometown of Sirte and capture the last major bastion of resistance two months after his regime fell. OTHER EVENTS

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Tue, 20, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT 'We tried our best to help'

DEVON PEN, St Mary — By their own accounts, O'Neil Dixon and Craig Love did as much as they could to assist 56-year-old Lancelot Wilson and 13-year-old Jordan Bowen after the drink truck in which Wilson and the boy were travelling broke the rail of a bridge in this community and plunged about 50 metres into the Ugly River late Friday night.

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Tue, 20, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT PM: Gov't actively seeking a viable solution to online learning challenges

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says having children in low-risk communities return to the classroom is a possible solution for those facing challenges with connectivity and virtual learning. “For those who believe that the distribution of tablets and computers is an automatic solution, I would encourage them to think deeper on the problem because there are some very serious social issues as well that not having our children in school compounds.

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Tue, 20, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Flocks of yellow-billed cuckoos seen in Jamaica

Flocks of yellow-billed cuckoos, which normally migrate from North to South America to escape winter, have been seen in Jamaica in recent weeks, an unusual spectacle which Terrestrial Biologist Damion Whyte believes is a result of Hurricane Delta.

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Tue, 20, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT World struggles as confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 40 million

LONDON, England (AP) — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true impact of the pandemic that has upended life and work around the world.The milestone was hit yesterday morning according to Johns Hopkins University, which collates reports from around the world.

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Tue, 20, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Some states allow ballots if voters die before election

ATLANTA, United States (AP) — At 90 years old and living through a global pandemic, Hannah Carson knows time may be short. She wasted no time returning her absentee ballot for this year's election.

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Tue, 20, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Trump attacks scientists

LAS VEGAS, United States (AP) — President Donald Trump sought yesterday to buck up his campaign staff two weeks from election day, dismissing the cautionary coronavirus advice of his scientific experts as well as polling showing him trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden across key battleground states.

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Tue, 20, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Mark Golding raps backer Dayton Campbell

PEOPLE'S National Party (PNP) presidential aspirant Mark Golding has reprimanded former St Ann North Western Member of Parliament Dr Dayton Campbell for comments made on a political platform in St Ann last week, which has since attracted widespread criticisms from onlookers.

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Tue, 20, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT 'Examples for others to follow'

CLOSE to 200 Jamaicans were honoured for their exemplary contribution to the development of the nation during a virtual ceremony aired yesterday, on National Heroes' Day.

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Tue, 20, Oct, 2020 07:01:00 GMT St James honours 15 at National Heroes' Day awards ceremony

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Fourteen individuals and one entity were specially awarded at the National Heroes' Day Salute, State and Civic Awards Ceremony, held under the theme 'Celebrating a Heritage of Resilience and Pride', at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre here yesterday.Seven were given Sam Sharpe awards, while the others were recipients of the mayor's special awards.

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