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UN adopts first resolution on vision, aims to help one billion

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations General Assembly approved its first-ever resolution on vision, calling for its 193 member nations to ensure access to eye care for everyone in their countries which would contribute to a global effort...
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Vere beat Harbour View to top JPL

Vere United FC handed former champions Harbour View FC their first defeat of the season in the Jamaica Premier League (JPL) competition, by registering an exciting 3-2 win in their match at the Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence at...
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Sack them!

The board of the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) should be sacked for the controversial $443m investment in start-up First Rock Capital Holdings that broke the law, the opposition People’s National Party has said. Transport Minister Robert...
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Jamaicans in Japan welcome Games

TOKYO, Japan: For a number of Jamaicans living in Tokyo, the arrival of the rescheduled Olympic Games has provided an opportunity to get a glimpse of what things used to be like before the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to connect with their...
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Executive director of the Jamaican Youth Empowerment through Culture, Arts and Nationalism Brittany Brown.

Brittany Brown makes giving back her lifelong mission

“Giving back means creating opportunities for those in need in order to add value to society.” Brittany Brown embodies this in her active role at the Jamaican Youth Empowerment through Culture, Arts and Nationalism (JAYECAN). But her love for...
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Hanover’s MOH urging residents to avoid partying

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Kaushal Singh, medical officer of health (MOH) for Hanover, is appealing to residents of the western parish to take on a responsible attitude towards their health and to think twice about attending illegal parties and other such...
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Naomi Osaka lights the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, yesterday.

‘The greatest honour’

TOKYO (AP): What a moment for Naomi Osaka. For the new Japan. For racial injustice. For female athletes. For tennis. The four-time Grand Slam winner lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics yesterday. It was a choice that...
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Injury will not stop gallant Praught-Leer

TOKYO, Japan: Despite suffering a complete tear of the meniscus during a recent training session, essentially crushing her Tokyo 2020 ambitions, Jamaican middle distance athlete Aisha Praught-Leer says she remains grateful that she will still be...
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Sagicor X Fund eyeing highway corridor for real estate investment

Sagicor Real Estate X Fund has disinvested from tourism by selling off some sector holdings and has not pulled the trigger on any new investments as yet, but Chairman Christopher Zacca says opportunities along Jamaica’s highway corridors have the...
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Digicel Ja to pump $30b into digital deployment Premium

Declaring that Digicel is back, CEO of the telecom’s Jamaica operations, Jabbor Kayumov, says the company will be investing US$200 million, or nearly $31 billion, to accelerate the build-out of infrastructure and deployment of new technology over...
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Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange urged Jamaicans at home and abroad to join the celebrations by decorating their spaces.

Online celebrations for Jamaica 59

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange said celebrations for Jamaica 59 will be held online owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the theme for this year says just that, 'Jamaica 59: Come Mek We Celebrate Online'. As...
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Tommy Cowan recalls the day Jamaica sang ‘Welcome Home, Mr Mandela’

Nelson Mandela International Day was celebrated on July 18, which was also the 103rd birth anniversary of the freedom fighter and former president of South Africa. Mandela, one of the most celebrated and respected statesmen in the world, had a...
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Editorial | Jamaica needs to learn lessons from Surfside

The collapse of a condo in Surfside, South Florida, last month that claimed more than 100 lives has left many people who live in high-rise buildings nervously wondering about their safety. The disaster in Surfside has prompted coastal cities in...
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Tony Deyal | Seeing the light

It is said, and not totally in jest, that the best way to stop someone from smoking in bed is to get a waterbed and fill it with gasoline. Any other approach might not only fail, but leave you feeling like an ash or make your partner behave like a...
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Letter of the Day | What does it mean to be educated?

THE EDITOR, Madam: The letter of July 23 under the headline ‘Universities are losing focus on education’, by Jullian Blair, was as interesting as it was amusing. Some would argue that replacing ‘universities’ with ‘students’ would be just as true...
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Corporal punishment should not be banned

THE EDITOR, Madam: My condolences to the family of four-year old Nashawn Brown who lost his life, which could be attributed to his stepfather physically abusing him. It’s a very unfortunate situation. Prime Minister Andrew Holness is a long-time...
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The funeral for slain Haitian President Jovenel Moise at his family home in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, early Friday, July 23, 2021.

Moïse laid to rest after private funeral service

PORT AU PRINCE (CMC): The casket carrying the body of former President Jovenel Moïse was draped with the Haitian flag and adorned with white flowers, as the private funeral service for the assassinated head of state took place Friday amid heavy...
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Landslides, monsoon flooding kill over 100

NEW DELHI (AP): Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rain hit parts of western India, killing more than 100 people, officials and news reports said Friday. More than 1,000 people trapped by floodwaters were rescued. The dead included...
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Acacia is a completely private jungle oasis in the heart of Tulum.

Vacation wishlist

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page,” said St Augustine. While travel has been a lot harder to do during the pandemic, as the world slowly opens up and all eyes are on Tokyo to celebrate the 2020 Olympic and...

‘Wright’ on Time

From drastic climate changes to incomprehensible diseases, we are truly living in some unprecedented times. The doom and gloom that the world is experiencing is only being exacerbated by all the negativity which continues to plague all walks of...
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