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JAMAICA | Gov't Tightens Curfew Measures Amid Rise in Covid-19 Cases

KINGSTON, Jamaica August 21, 2020- In light of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases being experienced in Jamaica over the past few days, the Government has implemented new curfew measures for some parishes amid the spike in the cases which some health professionals are calling the second wave.

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JAMAICA | 98 New COVID-19 Cases, Gov't Could call off elections If.......

KINGSTON, August 20, 2020 - If Jamaica continue to record more corona virus cases at a rate which threatens the country’s ability to respond, the government says it could call off the General Election if the current spike in COVID-19 cases poses a threat to national security.

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JAMAICA | Holness wants Politically Motivated Crimes to be Classified as Hate Crimes

KINGSTON, August 20, 2020 -   The leaders of Jamaica's major political parties have appealed for an end to political violence, confrontation and intimidation, as they signed the political code of conduct which governs the actions of legitimate political parties in Jamaica. It stipulates eight principles – non-violence and non-intimidation, safety of private and public property, avoidance of confrontation, public utterances, freedom of access, avoidance of defacing of buildings and installation, code of ethics, and political tribalism.

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JAMAICA | PNP Refutes Holness accusation of confrontation

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, August 19, 2020: The People’s National Party (PNP) is rejecting as baseless the assertion by Prime Minister Andrew Holness that the Party is pushing a strategy of confrontation in the ongoing election campaign.  

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JAMAICA | Jamaicans vote for new government on September 3,

KINGSTON, Jamaica August 11, 2020— Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that Jamaicans will go to the polls on Thursday, September 3 to elect a new government, while Nomination Day will beTuesday, August 18.

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JAMAICA | Scott-Mottley flays Holness on Locks hairstyle in school

KINGSTON, JAMAICA: AUGUST 2, 2020: The People’s National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of Justice, Senator Donna Scott-Mottley has proposed that a policy directive be issued to all schools, ahead of their reopening next month, outlining that no child should be denied access based on natural hairstyles, including locks.

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