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Man dies after being hit by car in St Thomas

A St Andrew man is dead after being hit by a motor car along the St Thomas main road this afternoon.  He has been identified as 57-year -old Wayne Ewin, who was employed to the National Water Commission.  It is reported that about 12:15...
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Specific legislation outlawing stalking has been recommended.

STALKING THREAT Premium

After the father of her child moved out of her home in August Town in April 2019, Brittany Burke* changed all her locks. Not even her mother, who lives in the same yard, had a key. But since then, she has been haunted by an obsessive stalker who...
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Jamaica has forfeited right as mediator in global conflicts – Hanna

As the conflict between Israel and Hamas escalates in the Middle East, Opposition Spokesman on Foreign Affairs Lisa Hanna has urged the United Nations (UN) to move swiftly to bring a resolution to the violence that has claimed the lives of nearly...
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Charley’s Windsor House Limited is pushing to build a gas station at 9 Herb McKenley Drive in St Andrew.

Gas station battle with PM heats up

An intriguing court battle is shaping up between the Government and Charley’s Windsor House Limited, which is pushing to build a gas station at 9 Herb McKenley Drive in St Andrew, despite concerns it would be an “undesirable intrusion”. Last month...
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Visually impaired men in Kintyre seek help

Beresford ‘Bwoizy’ Dixon cooked tasty meals for the staff at the Kingston Public Hospital for over 40 years before becoming visually impaired because of cataract. Dixon, who also has diabetes, lost his sight in 2008 but continues to take care of...
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Low-key celebrations expected for JC, Edwin Allen Premium

Jamaica College (JC) principal Wayne Robinson and Edwin Allen High School acting principal Donna Barrett-Reid say that they are considering how to safely celebrate the achievements of their institutions after winning the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and...
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A technological non-starter

THE Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC), spurred by ‘complaints’ from interested parties, has launched an investigation into a photo-finish decision which, by rule, it cannot overturn, but to appease persons who believe that they were somehow wronged,...
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Jamaican Teas Limited CEO John Mahfood.

JamTeas considers carve out, listing of manufacturing operation Premium

The owners of Jamaica Teas Limited are planning a restructuring of the group to carve out the manufacturing unit, the main component of the business, as a stand-alone entity. The company would then float the manufacturing operation on the stock...
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Miss Universe Mexico 2020 Andrea Meza who was crowned Miss Universe at the 69th Miss Universe Competition at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on Sunday.

New Miss Universe has software engineering degree

HOLLYWOOD, Florida (AP): Andrea Meza of Mexico is the new Miss Universe. Meza, who has a software engineering degree, beat out Miss Brazil at the end of the night. Previous winner Zozibini Tunzi fit the crown on Meza's head and waited to make...
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Amanyea is ‘No Dibby Dibby’

As a dancer, Amanyea Stines has worked with internationally acclaimed choreographer Tanisha Scott, reggae-dancehall hit makers Yanique Di Curvy Diva, Sean Paul, Jada Kingdom, Ce’Cile, and female rap sensation Cardi B. Now, following life-changing...
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Editorial | Dalrymple-Philibert can still rescue her speakership

Unhappily, Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert has not distinguished herself as Speaker of the House. But she still has time to turn things around – if she starts now. She is only eight and a half months into the job and her tenure is for five years, unless...
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Deborah Chen | Managing hypertension in the COVID era

Today is World Hypertension Day. This year’s theme is ‘Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer’, focusing on combating low awareness rates worldwide and accurate blood pressure measurement methods. Persons living with...
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Letter of the Day | Will minor sports exist after COVID-19?

THE EDITOR, Madam It is no doubt that minor sports such as table tennis, swimming, squash and badminton have been struggling long before the coronavirus pandemic hit. I am a badminton national athlete. While some national athletes from bigger...
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Champs was a resounding success

THE EDITOR, Madam: Congratulations Jamaica College and Edwin Allen High School for emerging winners at this year’s Champs. Thank you all the persons who worked assiduously with the student athletes. Commendations to the administrators, coaches,...
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Dr Rochelle Walensk

CDC director says mask turnaround based solely on science

AP: The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday defended the decision to ease mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, stressing that increasing political pressure had nothing to do with the abrupt shift in...
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UK readies for major reopening but new variant sparks worry

LONDON (AP): Travellers in England were packing their bags, bartenders were polishing their glasses, and performers were warming up as Britain prepared Sunday for a major step out of lockdown — but with clouds of worry on the horizon. Excitement at...
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