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136 additional COVID-19 cases, seven more fatalities

Seven more COVID-19 deaths have been recorded in Jamaica, increasing the tally to 2,199. The deceased are: * A 21-year-old man from Westmoreland * A 72-year-old man from Westmoreland * A 76-year-old woman from Westmoreland * An 82-...
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‘Overkill’… attorneys concerned about posthumous charges against Pathways pastor

Concerns have been raised by attorneys-at-law that the public is being misled by reports about criminal charges being laid posthumously against religious leader Dr Kevin Smith. Smith died in a motor vehicle crash on Monday in St Catherine. He...
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Mark Barnett, president of the NWC.

DROUGHT RATE Premium

The National Water Commission (NWC) will soon be approaching its regulator, the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), with a request for a punitive water rate for periods of drought in a bid to drive conservation. NWC President Mark Barnett...
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JC mulls Ruel Reid fate Premium

The board of governors of Jamaica College will today hold a crucial meeting to deliberate on recommendations submitted by the Ministry of Education on how to deal with the controversial issue of extending special leave with full salary and benefits...
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SWAT police personnel were among the heavy security presence at the Home Circuit Court where 33 alleged members of the Clansman-One Don Gang were being tried on Wednesday.

How witness became Blackman’s chauffeur

An ex-member of the One Don Gang testified on Wednesday that when he first went to the police with information about the criminal organisation, law enforcers did not believe him. The second prosecution witness, who had a full-time job during his...
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Earth Today | UWI zeroes in on threats to Caribbean coastlines

THE UNIVERSITY of the West Indies (UWI) will today put prevailing threats to Caribbean coastlines under the microscope, with a look at the connection between mangroves, microplastics and sargassum seaweed. To do so, they are utilising ‘The...
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The National Stadium in Kingston, the venue for Jamaica’s home fixtures in FIFA World Cup Qualifying.

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Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Technical Committee Chairman Rudolph Speid describes the Government’s decision not to allow spectators inside the National Stadium for the Reggae Boyz’s upcoming World Cup qualifying game against the United States...
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Netball Jamaica still waiting for the bus

The Gleaner has been reliably informed that Netball Jamaica (NJ) has reached a settlement with one of its insurance companies to replace one of the two buses that were stolen in August. The vehicles were reportedly stripped of their decals before...
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President of China Xi Jinping.

US intel warns China could dominate advanced technologies Premium

American officials are issuing new warnings about China’s ambitions in artificial intelligence and a range of advanced technologies that could eventually give Beijing a decisive military edge and possible dominance over health care and other...
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Medicanja gets new backer

The US$15 million ($2.3 billion) shot in the arm announced Tuesday is just what cannabis research and production outfit Medicanja needs to chart a direct course to growth, according to Chairman Dr Henry Lowe. The cannabis company is now being...
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Bob Andy provides a comfortable rest for Nadine Sutherland.

Bob Andy’s son remembers him on his 77th birthday

Keith ‘Bob Andy’ Anderson, acknowledged as one of reggae’s most influential and enduring singers and songwriters, would have celebrated his 77th birthday today. Andy, who was born on October 28, 1944, died of cancer on March 27, 2020. He was 75....
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Festival Song album for Grammy consideration

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, is hailing as “great news” the revelation that the album, Various Artistes – Jamaica Festival 2021 Song Competition, featuring the 12 finalists in this year’s competition, is...
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A Jamaica Public Service utility pole.

Editorial | No to power theft, no to collective punishment

JAMAICA PUBLIC Service (JPS), the light and power company, is rightly concerned about the perennial thieving of a significant portion of the electricity it offers for sale. But disconnecting power from whole communities, including customers in good...
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Basil Jarrett | Kevin Smith: How could this happen here?

THE KEVIN Smith affair has beguiled and enthralled us all week. Ever since the alarming news first came out of Montego Bay two Sundays ago, Jamaica has been mesmerised by this incredible story. Who would’ve thought that in 2021, suicidal religious...
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Letter of the Day | Lawyers are not seeking an exemption

THE EDITOR, Madam: The article ‘More anti-money laundering action coming, says FinMin’, published on October 13, reported comments made by The Honourable Nigel Clarke, minister of finance and the public service, during the opening session of the...
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Readers’ Feedback| We need our children back in school

Below are responses from our readers regarding our story published yesterday, ‘School relief: Thousands of primary school children get Nov 8 green light for face-to-face’. If the numbers spike would this be another time ‘Anju’ buckles and the...
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Pastor Jean Ferrer Michel

Pastor released, but fate of foreign missionaries still undecided

PORT AU PRINCE (CMC): Gunmen have released two people, including a pastor, who had been abducted 23 days ago as Haiti continues to deal with numerous acts of unrest, such as work stoppages and gangs preventing the delivery of much-needed fuel to...
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US: Assange could go to Australian prison if convicted

LONDON (AP): US authorities launched a new battle on Wednesday to make Julian Assange face American justice, telling British judges that if they agree to extradite the WikiLeaks founder on espionage charges, he could serve any US prison sentence he...
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Recording artiste, Naomi Cowan, was ready for the paparazzi as she strutted her stuff in a golden bikini and pantsuit by New York City designer Samantha Black of SammyB Designs.

Something Extra | Thursday

Singer-songwriter Naomi Cowan recently dazzled at the New York staging of the Star Girl Mixtape Listening Party. The private event, which she co-hosted alongside Grammy award-winning producer Walshy Fire, who also had a hand in producing the...

Young Christian host finds stepping ‘Stone’ exploring taboo topics

“ The stone which the builders refused is to become the head stone of the corner.” If the Scripture reading taken from Psalms 118 verse 22 is true to its words, then Taheera Stone is well on her way to becoming a leading host and media personality...
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Carrot juice also known as ‘strong back’ was a Sunday staple in his household growing up.

‘Hawt Chef’ Adrian Morris sizzles with Jamaican dishes in Canada

Growing up, Adrian Morris recalled savouring sweet and wholesome flavours of cornmeal porridge. His mother, he says, makes the best porridge. The delicious duo of curried chicken back and roasted breadfruit conjures up endlessly great memories....
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The Porridge Shoppe providing a hearty head start

The smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and a touch of ginger escapes through the door of The Porridge Shoppe, bringing back childhood memories for many who enter the establishment. Few breakfast foods have universal memories for Jamaicans like...
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