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Diplomatic vehicles robbed

Thieves broke into two diplomatic vehicles owned by the United States Embassy in St Andrew on Monday and made off with a number of valuable personal items, police sources have revealed. The robberies occurred after the drivers of the two sport...
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#JaVotes2020 | Seven MPs not seeking re-election

Seven current members of parliament are not seeking re-election at the September 3 polls. Among them is Pearnel Charles Sr, the speaker of the House of Representatives. Robert Pickersgill, Derrick Kellier, Ronald Thwaites, Noel Arscott, Evan Redman...
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SEPT 3 GREEN LIGHT - Holness seeks second mandate in 23-day election sprint; nomination day August 18

Andrew Holness will seek his second mandate for state power when his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) heads to the polls on Thursday, September 3 in a 23-day sprint to beat gathering coronavirus clouds that could dampen voter turnout. Some 1,913,410...
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COVID-19 party crasher - 36 beaches, rivers ordered closed; delinquent promoters face six-month ban

Following on threats to tighten the restrictions on outdoor and entertainment activities if COVID-19 protocol breaches surrounding their operations continued, Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie announced on Tuesday the closure of 17 beaches...
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Amos cracks the whip on PNP

Newton Amos, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) standard-bearer for St Catherine North West, is castigating Member of Parliament Robert Pickersgill for failing to maintain the Bramwell Clarke sporting complex, which has fallen in a state of disrepair....
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Ex-cop Amos vows to arrest PNP’s Graham

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. The words of Thomas H. Palmer, an educator, has seemingly inspired retired senior cop Newton Amos as he takes aim at his political rival to snatch a seat in Gordon House, Jamaica’s Parliament. Twice...
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‘Real and serious interest’ - JFF hunting EPL hotshot Greenwood and Arsenal’s Maitland-Niles

General Secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Dalton Wint, said his organisation is looking to court Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood and Arsenal winger Ainsley Maitland-Niles to the Reggae Boyz set-up for the upcoming World...
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COVID spike concerns JAAA

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president, Dr Warren Blake, says that the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in Jamaica is troubling, as they seek to continue the local track and field season. All local sports were suspended in...
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Sandals Whitehouse Hotel as seen in 2005.

Victory for ‘Butch’ Stewart - • Court voids 2012 probe of Sandals Whitehouse sale • Integrity Commission considers next step

The Judicial Review Court has ruled that the contractor general lacked jurisdiction to probe the sale of the Sandals Whitehouse Hotel in Westmoreland, handing a victory to hotelier Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart and his firm Gorstew Limited, nearly a...
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Sagicor pulled into losses by associate

The tourism holdings of Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited weighed on the company in the June quarter, resulting in a rare net loss. The financial conglomerate maintained profitability, however, when the non-controlling stake in a loss-making subsidiary...
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Celebrate Verzuz, urges Swizz Beatz amid cover art drama

American producer Swizz Beatz says he doesn’t want the current controversy surrounding the Billboard cover art reporting on the ‘Verzuz Effect’ to cloud the fact that to date, dancehall legends Bounty Killer and Beenie Man have delivered one of the...
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US census goes reggae with Joan Myers jingle

Brooklyn, NYC: Jamaican gospel singer and songwriter Joan Myers was recently tapped to lend her voice to one of two musically engaging public service announcements (PSA) for the 2020 United States census. The PSA songs, one reggae and the other...
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Editorial | Forget campaign circus, this time

With A general election apparently on the horizon, Jamaica’s two big political parties had begun to campaign. That will now intensify with Tuesday’s announcement of September 3 as the election date. Which, in the context of the coronavirus pandemic...
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Elizabeth Morgan | Owen Arthur on the CSME

There will be a thanksgiving service for the life of former three-time Prime Minister of Barbados Owen Seymour Arthur at a state funeral on Friday, August 14, in Speigtstown, St Peter, his birthplace and constituency. Although, in another life, I...
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Letter of the Day | Organised crime an increasing threat to MSMEs

THE EDITOR, Madam: Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are the lifeblood of the Jamaican economy. The Government of Jamaica estimates that the sector employs 80 per cent of Jamaicans and contributes significantly to its gross domestic...
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Fix south Manchester roads

THE EDITOR, Madam: As Jamaica looks towards the holding of another general election, I write seeking the attention of those who can make a difference in the lives of the people of south Manchester, to help us with the road leading from Restore...
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Anti-government protesters use fireworks against Lebanese riot police during a protest yesterday in the aftermath of last Tuesday’s massive explosion which devastated Beirut.

Lebanese gov’t resigns after Beirut blast, public anger

BEIRUT (AP): Lebanon’s prime minister stepped down from his job Monday in the wake of the catastrophic explosion in Beirut that has triggered public outrage, saying he has come to the conclusion that corruption in the country is “bigger than the...
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Trinidadians vote amid Covid-19

PORT OF SPAIN (CMC): VOTERS IN Trinidad and Tobago went to the polls yesterday to elect a new government following allegations of corruption, race and promises in a campaign severely hampered by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The election...
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Using food to build the immune system

During this time of uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic, persons are being bombarded with, and constantly reminded of, measures to take in order to stay safe and avoid contracting the virus. There is another step that people should take to...
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Breast is still best - Mothers encouraged to exclusively feed babies

Miracle, Blessing, a bundle of joy are a few of the words used to describe the precious gift of a baby. As such, babies are to be protected as much as possible, and one of the easiest ways to do so is through breastfeeding. Breastfeeding provides...
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