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HFJ pushing for front-of-package labelling to fight NCDs

Judana Murphy/Gleaner Writer The Heart Foundation of Jamaica has launched the 'Right To Know' campaign, in an effort to build support for the introduction of front of package labelling. 
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Gov't provides further information on COVID-19 vaccination implementation plan

The Government has provided further details on the administration of the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination in Jamaica. The country is to receive its first shipment of the vaccine on Monday, March 8 - a few days later than the March 4 arrival...
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Pastors under threat - Defiant funeral crowds pressure clergy to ignore gathering ban Premium

Stubborn resistance by mourners to the coronavirus law has forced some churches to refuse to officiate funerals, causing clergymen to even summon the police to defuse clashes that threaten to get physical. Religious leaders are being pressured,...
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Family pain spirals as asthma report expected today Premium

Narda McKoy covered her face with a picture of Jalisa McGowan to hide the tears streaming down after reading a note scribbled by Jalisa’s little sister, Karlisa McKoy, following her passing last Friday. Karlisa, a seven-year-old, wrote: “I love you...
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A section of mangrove forest inside Clear Spring, Eastern Portland.

Earth Today | Scientist insists on enhanced investment in coastal ecosystems

WITH JAMAICA and the Caribbean still under the weight of climate change threats, despite the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, the case was recently made for a scale up of investment in holistic coastal ecosystems, such as mangroves, seagrasses and...
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Earth Today| IOJ brings curtains down on World Wetlands Day celebrations

THE NATURAL History Museum of Jamaica has closed its month of celebrations on building awareness of the wetlands with the premiering of the extended version of ‘A Virtual Tour of the Mason River Protected Area’. Over the four weeks in February,...
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Workmen dismantle the old tote board, located on the infield at Caymanas Park ,recently. Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited has committed to erect a new, modern display at the facility.

‘Tote-ally’ worth the wait - SVREL still working to install modern display board at Caymanas Park Premium

Following the recent demolition of the tote board at Caymanas Park, General Manager of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), Lorna Gooden, said her company is now in the process of submitting the final cost for a new digital...
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Sunshine Girls still eye England series

With the Sunshine Girls set to begin their preparations for next year’s Commonwealth Games, President of Netball Jamaica (NJ) Tricia Robinson said her association has re-entered negotiations with rivals England over a four-Test series. The highly...
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Google vows no new user tracking in Chrome to sell ads

Google says it won’t develop new ways to follow individual users across the internet after it phases out existing ad-tracking technology from Chrome browsers, in a change that threatens to shake up the online advertising industry. The digital giant...
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$10b hit for X Fund - But company sees path to recovery through non-tourism projects Premium

There have been ample indications of the formidable challenges to the heavily tourism and hospitality skewed investment holdings of Sagicor Real Estate X Fund Limited under the pandemic. But its newly released financials showing a $9.99-billion...
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Jamaica Jazz and Blues Night 1: High note signals festival's magical return

A high note from the winners of the Band Quest signalled the magical return of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival after a five-year hiatus. The organisers continued the tradition of providing a space for new and emerging artistes to showcase their...
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Training ‘accelerated’ for Miss Universe Jamaica Miqueal-Symone Williams - May date announced for Miss Universe pageant

Organisers of the local Miss Universe Jamaica (MUJ) pageant are excited following the announcement of a date for the Miss Universe pageant. Miqueal-Symone Williams was crowned Miss Universe Jamaica in December 2020 in a virtual coronation that was...
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Editorial: Freeze school promotions in September

WE DO not understand the hesitancy, because the suggestion is obviously logical and sensible. It should have been the starting point of the new school year last September. And it is what Fayval Williams, the education minister, should be planning...
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Yulit Gordon | The importance of coaching to mental well-being

I was recently approached by an old friend, who confided in me that her son was failing in school and was having a hard time coping with the online classes. When I asked Tyrese (not his real name) how he was doing, he responded, “Auntie, I feel...
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Letter of the Day|Vaccinating 5,500 government officials is a betrayal

THE EDITOR, Madam: Reading information in the press from the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) or the Office of the Prime Minister about the intended roll-out of the Government’s vaccination programme makes me feel like it is a game of smoke...
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Cemeteries have become social hubs

THE EDITOR, Madam: With the shuttering of the entertainment industry, cemeteries have become social hubs. There, the latest fashion can be on full display; hearses, which double as speakers, blast out the latest tunes (forget about resting in...
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Security forces kill 33 protesters

YANGON, Myanmar (AP): Myanmar security forces dramatically escalated their crackdown on protests against last month’s coup, killing at least 33 protesters on Wednesday in several cities, according to accounts on social media and local news reports...
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Pope’s risky Iraq trip aims to boost Christians

VATICAN CITY (AP): Pope Francis is pushing ahead with the first papal trip to Iraq despite rising coronavirus infections, hoping to encourage the country’s dwindling number of Christians who were violently persecuted during the Islamic State’s (IS...
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There’s a mouthful of flavour in each bite of this vegan chilli which includes tofu chunks on a bed of crispy nachos.

Go Vegan with Amisony Treats Ja

Comforting chilli; chocolate chip cookies, fresh from the oven; and warm fudge brownie. What do all three have in common? For Amisony Treats Ja, they’re all vegan. “The chocolate chip cookies and fudge brownies are soft, decadent, and gooey. You...
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Restaurateurs salute Stephanie Scott as true pioneer in food industry Premium

A stalwart in the food industry. A pillar of hope who shows nothing but love for the community. That was Stephanie Scott, managing director of SSCO Event Management and conceptualiser of Restaurant Week (RW). Passionate about (in)satiable delights...
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