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  • Classroom confusion
    The Government is being urged to provide clear directions on the way forward for the education sector following ambiguous announcements over the past week.
    - 1 Jan 70, 12:00am -
  • PM announces new measures to slow coronavirus spread
    PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced a new round of measures, including a mandatory work-from-home policy for public servants, but no extension of the nightly curfew, as the country continues to grapple with a seeming spike in the number…
    - 1 Jan 70, 12:00am -
  • This Day in History - March 3
    Today is the 60th day of 2021. There are 305 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT2002: US space shuttle Columbia carries out a mission to repair and refurbish the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope, so that the observatory would have enough pow…
    - 1 Jan 70, 12:00am -
  • Apology to WIPL & Charles Chambers
    Yesterday, the Jamaica Observer published unsubstantiated allegations concerning West Indies Petroleum Limited (WIPL) and its director, Gerald Charles Chambers. We are satisfied that there's no merit to the allegations and that we failed in our obli…
    - 1 Jan 70, 12:00am -
  • PNP mourns passing of Peter Thomas
    PRESIDENT of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) Mark Golding yesterday expressed sadness at the passing of businessman Peter Thomas.The founder and managing director of National Property and General Insurance Company of Jamaica was also a f…
    - 1 Jan 70, 12:00am -
  • Port Maria Market vendors complain
    A new market has been built in Port Maria, St Mary, at a cost of $56 million to accommodate all vendors, including those who were selling illegally on the streets of the town.However, vendors have complained that the location is not good for business…
    - 1 Jan 70, 12:00am -
  • Judge orders release of J'can man who breached Barbados quarantine
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Court of Appeal in Barbados last Thursday ordered that a Jamaican man, Dean George Scott, who breached the island's COVID-19 quarantine regulations be released from prison This decision was handed down by Chief Just…
    - 1 Jan 70, 12:00am -
  • Ban on funerals
    PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced that, effective Monday, March 8, no funeral services or burials will be allowed to take place in the country until the measures are reviewed on March 22.The measure is part of efforts to slow spread o…
    - 1 Jan 70, 12:00am -
  • Ministry says more info needed for Ivermectin use in COVID-19 patients
    THE Ministry of Health & Wellness says that, after spending a considerable amount of time reviewing the available data, there is not enough information to recommend for or against the anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin for use in COVID-19 treatment.
    - 1 Jan 70, 12:00am -
  • Gordon Town road damage worse than estimated, says MP
    CONTRACTORS repairing the collapsed section of the Gordon Town main road in St Andrew have determined, after removing the rubble from the site, that the infrastructural damage is more extensive than was previously thought. The revelation was made by…
    - 1 Jan 70, 12:00am -

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The Nation

  • nieuwVP Harris, Maybe You Were Elected for Such a Time as This
    Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Rev. Dr. Liz TheoharisThe Byrd rule is not in the Constitution. It’s not what you swore to uphold.The post VP Harris, Maybe You Were Elected for Such a Time as This appeared first on The Nation.
    - 7 hours ago 2 Mar 21, 6:09pm -
  • nieuwPlanned Parenthood Returns to Rural Texas
    Kaysie Ellingson, Sophie Novack, The Texas ObserverThe provider reopened a clinic in deep-red Lubbock—a rebuke to the dismantling of the state’s reproductive health care safety net over the past decade.The post Planned Parenthood Returns to Ru…
    - 9 hours ago 2 Mar 21, 4:18pm -
  • nieuwBiden Ran on Ending Forever Wars. He’s Already Undermining That Promise.
    Katrina vanden HeuvelThe argument that the strikes in Syria are a “defensive” measure mocks the reality of our presence there.The post Biden Ran on Ending Forever Wars. He’s Already Undermining That Promise. appeared first on The Nation.
    - 9 hours ago 2 Mar 21, 4:07pm -
  • nieuwThe US Reaches 500,000 Deaths From the Coronavirus
    Andrea ArroyoThe pandemic is disproportionately impacting communities of color.The post The US Reaches 500,000 Deaths From the Coronavirus appeared first on The Nation.
    - 12 hours ago 2 Mar 21, 1:30pm -
  • nieuwHappy 90th Birthday, Mr. Gorbachev
    Archie BrownFuture generations of Russians will surely recognize the magnitude of his achievements and honor the man who broke with an authoritarian and totalitarian past.The post Happy 90th Birthday, Mr. Gorbachev appeared first on The Nation.
    - 15 hours ago 2 Mar 21, 10:45am -
  • nieuw$15 an Hour Is the Compromise
    John NicholsBiden and the Democrats need to deliver on the wage hike they promised—by any means necessary. Anything less is a moral and political failure.The post $15 an Hour Is the Compromise appeared first on The Nation.
    - 15 hours ago 2 Mar 21, 10:45am -
  • nieuwEven Blue States Suppress Student Voters
    Najwa JamalThe ongoing struggle to diminish the student vote in New York’s 19th Congressional District, a purple patch of the Hudson Valley, has echoes nationwide.The post Even Blue States Suppress Student Voters appeared first on The Nation.
    - 15 hours ago 2 Mar 21, 10:30am -
  • nieuwNew Year, Same Pandemic
    Tom TomorrowMaybe 2022 will be our year.The post New Year, Same Pandemic appeared first on The Nation.
    - 16 hours ago 2 Mar 21, 10:00am -
  • nieuwPlayboi Carti, Rap Iconoclast
    Stephen KearseHis recent album Whole Lotta Red boasts not just rockstar appeal but a sense of self-discovery and experimentation.The post Playboi Carti, Rap Iconoclast appeared first on The Nation.
    - 16 hours ago 2 Mar 21, 10:00am -
  • nieuwThe Israeli Military Shot My Cousin—and the US Bears Part of the Blame
    Ryah Aqel, Mohammed El-KurdWhile Congress refuses to pass a living wage, it continues to supply Israel with copious amounts of military aid, which the country then uses to harm my family.The post The Israeli Military Shot My Cousin—and the US Be…
    - 16 hours ago 2 Mar 21, 10:00am -

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New Republic

  • nieuwJames Weldon Johnson’s Ode to the “Deep River” of American History
    Marches and mobs in Washington, D.C., have been much on the minds of Americans of late. So, too, for James Weldon Johnson in 1930, when the longtime secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People crafted the poem “St. P…
    - 15 hours ago 2 Mar 21, 11:00am -
  • nieuwThis Is How Sex Workers Win
    The morning after the 2016 election, in a tidy, scenic park along the Hudson River, I met up with Sarah Marchando, a plaintiff in a class action suit against the city of New York alleging constitutional rights violations in the enforcement of anti-pr…
    - 15 hours ago 2 Mar 21, 11:00am -
  • nieuwThe Supreme Court Case That Lays Bare Puerto Ricans’ “Second-Class Citizenship”
    In 2013, Jose Luis Vaello-Madero moved back to Puerto Rico. He had lived and worked in New York since 1985. His wife had already moved back to the island for medical reasons; now he would join her there to help take care of her. By then, he had devel…
    - 15 hours ago 2 Mar 21, 11:00am -
  • nieuwIs Merrick Garland Really the Right Man for the Job?

    - 15 hours ago 2 Mar 21, 11:00am -
  • nieuwWhy Are Troops Leading the Vaccination Effort?
    Last September, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who relishes undermining subordinate local politicians and interjecting himself into the management of his state’s largest city, complained about how dirty New York City was getting. Residential garba…
    - 15 hours ago 2 Mar 21, 11:00am -
  • Biden’s Support for Unionizing Amazon Is a BFD
    My morning newspapers were so transfixed by Sunday night’s vindictive speech by the president who lost reelection in November that they neglected to take note of Sunday night’s historic remarks by the president who’s running the country right n…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 21, 10:31pm -
  • Trump Renews His Vows With the Republican Party
    Ten years ago, Donald Trump gave a speech at CPAC that electrified his fans and teased a future run for the presidency. On Sunday, he did it again. An extraordinary decade in American politics and American life perfectly bookended. Somehow, despite a…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 21, 9:43pm -
  • Andrew Cuomo Is Screwed
    Eight months ago, Andrew Cuomo unveiled a poster celebrating New York state’s triumph over Covid-19. Embossed on a mountain, symbolizing the state’s journey over the preceding four months, were a host of images and metaphors: a fire for the first…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 21, 8:51pm -
  • The FinTech Industry Wants to Give Desperate Workers an Advance on Their Next Paycheck. It’s a Trap.
    In a video filmed for his millions of Twitter followers, the celebrity preacher T.D. Jakes, posing in a double-breasted suit with a conspicuous gold watch on his wrist, asks his audience, “Do you realize 78 percent of Americans in this country live…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 21, 11:00am -
  • How a Gas Company Grossly Underestimated One of the Biggest Pipeline Spills in U.S. History
    Last year, on August 14, two teenagers riding their ATVs through the woods in Huntersville, North Carolina, noticed a strange liquid bubbling from the earth. They stopped to take a look. The pair, who soon informed their local fire department, had no…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 21, 11:00am -

Five Thirty Eight

  • nieuwTiger Woods Doesn’t Need A Comeback
    First, we talk about Tiger Woods, who was injured in what looked like a horrible car crash last week. We agree that it’s far too early to speculate about whether he’ll ever return to the PGA Tour. There are certainly examples in sports and in gol…
    - 2 hours ago 2 Mar 21, 11:31pm -
  • nieuwTell Us How Much You Miss Karaoke
    If you’re a big fan of karaoke and have been missing it truly, madly, deeply, during the pandemic, FiveThirtyEight wants to speak with you for an upcoming project. We won’t stop believin’ that we will soon be able to karaoke in person again. Bu…
    - 5 hours ago 2 Mar 21, 8:57pm -
  • nieuwThe Premier Lacrosse League Is Trying To Change The Game
    Lacrosse has been a diffuse sport in the United States, steadily growing in popularity but with talent spread across several leagues. A December merger, though, has turned the entire sport on its head. The Premier Lacrosse League, which was establish…
    - 15 hours ago 2 Mar 21, 11:00am -
  • nieuwWhy Republicans Don’t Fear An Electoral Backlash For Opposing Really Popular Parts Of Biden’s Agenda
    Republicans in the U.S. House last week unanimously opposed President Biden’s economic stimulus bill, even though polls show that the legislation is popular with the public. The U.S. Senate will consider the bill soon — and it looks like the over…
    - 15 hours ago 2 Mar 21, 11:00am -
  • nieuwBob Huggins And West Virginia Have Reinvented Themselves … Again
    The final instigator, Bob Huggins once said, was all the losing. He began his tenure at West Virginia with five straight NCAA Tournament appearances, from 2008 to 2012, and one Final Four. Then the old Big East broke up, and the Mountaineers shipped…
    - 15 hours ago 2 Mar 21, 11:00am -
  • nieuwWhy Did Republicans Outperform The Polls Again? Two Theories.
    Pollsters are perplexed. Many believed that the polling errors we saw in 2016 had been adequately addressed in time for the 2020 presidential election. But once again, the polls underestimated support for Donald Trump (and support for Republicans acr…
    - 15 hours ago 2 Mar 21, 11:00am -
  • CPAC And The Broader Republican Party Agree: It’s Trump’s Party For Now.
    In this episode of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew looks to the past weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference for indications of where the Republican party is headed. They also discuss divisions among Democratic lawmakers o…
    - 1 day ago 2 Mar 21, 1:30am -
  • Politics Podcast: What Will Democrats Do When Their Agenda Hits A Roadblock?
    The Senate parliamentarian ruled on Thursday that Democrats could not raise the federal minimum wage using the reconciliation process, effectively meaning Democrats will need 60 Senate votes to enact that policy. That represents the first of many exp…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 21, 10:22pm -
  • What Did CPAC Tell Us About The Future Of The GOP?
    Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarah (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): In 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump skipped out on the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, but this y…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 21, 6:22pm -
  • The Houston Cougars Haven’t Been This Good Since Phi Slama Jama
    In the early 1980s, the Houston men’s basketball program was the best show running. Led by two future Naismith Hall of Famers in Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler, the team nicknamed “Phi Slama Jama” pioneered above-the-rim offense, bringing a…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 21, 6:02pm -

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